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Plant pots in the Shed for the Winter

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by ohdearme, 6 Dec 2017.

  1. ohdearme

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    Hello all

    My Fuschia and a few other things are in the shed for the winter. Do I water them please?
     
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  3. endecotp

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    Does the shed have windows?
     
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    (BTW, there are now some very impressive hardy fuscias that can be kept outside over winter. In the past, hardy fiscias had smaller flowers than tender ones but the new varieties have good flowers and keep flowering for ages.)
     
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    Thank for your reply endecotp, I also have Penstamon, Hostas and a few other things I do not know, (I am not much of a gardener).

    The windows do not open but the shed is ventilated all over due to it being a cheap one.

    So do you think I should water?

    Best
    Alan
     
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    Leave the hostas outside; no need to water as they will be completely dormant.

    I'm fairly sure the penstemons are also hardy perenials so can also left outside.
     
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    Thanks everyone, have a merry Xmas
     
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    Have your plants been in pots all Summer, if so the hostas will be ok but penstemons are not reliably hardy even in the ground let alone in pots so I would take them in.
    litl
     
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    Thank you, perhaps my question was too broad. Of course different plants are different, it makes it all such a joy.

    Have a lovely Xmas everyone.
     
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