Frost damage: Seven ways to protect your plants from the frosty spring weather


Use fleece to keep plants cosy

Horticultural fleece is perfect for pots, shrubs and trees which are all particularly vulnerable to frost damage.

Simply wrap this soft material around exposed plants during a cold spell and remove it once the risk of frost has passed.

A lightweight fleece is best for chilly spells, but be sure to use a heavier weight in snowy or icy conditions.

Bubble wrap plant pots

Container-grown plants need extra protection from frost as the roots, top growth and even the pot itself can become damaged during bouts of harsh weather.

The easiest way to keep your plants safe from a spring frost is to wrap layers of bubble wrap around the container to insulate the roots.

Frost-proof pots are also recommended for vulnerable growth.


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