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Do these need to go in the greenhouse over winter??

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by Snorky85, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. Snorky85

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    In the top pic i know the hostas, ferns and heuchera can stay out but it's the red cordyline I'm not sure about.

    The bottom one is a pot of sempervivum which I bought, some bits from shineyland (i dont know the name) and the pink flowering one is from a cutting off a relatives grave (but i cant remember what it is called either-mum has told me about 10 times but I'm not remembering it lol).

    Just dont want it to die out of my ignorance by leaving them out. Advice appreciated as always :)
     
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    Red cordylines are not really hardy although we leave ours out in their pots alongside the summerhouse.

    The succulent bowls that we sell are all hardy :blue thumb:
     
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      Great-what is the pink flowery one?(it wasnt a shineyland purchase). Its flowers open and close with the sun.
       
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      I think your pink flower might be Delosperma cooperi.
      I think I'd give that pot of succulents some protection as although some look like sedums etc.

      Others look like they could be tender, perhaps save it in a dryer condition over the winter, which will help with hardiness.

      Pink cordy look a bit small so I'd give that some protection when frosts start.
       
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        I think I’m right in saying the pink ones aren’t as hardy as the green ones?
         
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          Right, i'll move them into the greenhouse for winter. The cordys are new this year so probably not hardy at all.

          Thanks for the help-much appreciated :)
           
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          All the plants in our tubs come from parents that have been outside for the last 20 years or so. I don't know anything about the flowering one. :)
           
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            Ok, @shiney
            Just not sure which are from yours in that pot a which aint, so to be on the safe side I thought a drier winter would help.
            Bearing in mind most succulents hate our wet winters.
             
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              On the subject of shineyland @shiney ....do you anticipate holding another shineyland next year? All of the plants I got have been fab :spinning:
               
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                @pete Neither am I! :)
                 
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                  Yes, we intend to keep doing it unless something crops up that stops us. :old: We've been running it on the last Bank Holiday Saturday and Sunday in May all this century. :blue thumb:
                   
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                    @shiney - I'm not sure where in Bucks @Snorky85 is but my gut feeling is that it will be a fair bit cooler there than you see. You still have Cobea in bloom there but here (60 odd miles away as the crow flies) I've already seen -6°c overnight once and a couple of -3°c. I wouldn't expect the Delosperma and Echeveria to handle the winter wet at the lows we usually see here, but dry it is not an issue.
                     
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                      I'll def bring them in. The shineyland ones are the green one at the top and the greyish one on the right
                       
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