Gardening and Plant FAQs

Q: How do I Protect Flowers Against Late Spring Frosts?

Late spring frosts frequently catch even the keenest gardener. The first thing to do is to purchase some horticultural fleece, available at most garden centres or horticultural stores.

If the vulnerable plants in question are not too big, this fleece can be hung over the plant or pinned against a climber on a wall, the fleece is then removed the following morning.

Protecting those tender young flower and fruit buds in this way can reap rewards later in the season with a wonderful, healthy floral display or a glut of fruit.

It is also important though to keep an eye on the weather forecasts at this time of year. They are usually quite reliable, and give us gardeners some notice if a cold night is on the way.


Filed under FAQs: Plant Problems.

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