Temperatures are set to plummet to -6C in some areas this weekend.
Wintery showers are expected to hit areas of the UK as residents brace themselves for a spell of cooler weather that may include snow in some regions.
So if you haven’t already covered your vulnerable plants and shrubs then do so now. We’ll also be sending messages out to all members of the Gardenproud team to check out customer gardens.
You can buy winter fleece off the roll or in re-usable drawstring pull-ons that come in different sizes. You can buy fleeces at most garden centres and also get them online, see www.harrodhorticultural.com
At Harrod’s website if you click on “Garden Netting and Protection” then click on “Insulating Fleece and Plant Cosies” you will find what you are looking for.
Plants that are particularly susceptible to damage include bays, boxes, fuchsias, cordylines, palms and yuccas. But check first, a useful place to look is the RHS website, see www.rhs.org.uk
Once on the RHS website if you go to “Plants” then pop into the search engine “Frost Protection” some useful links will appear.