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At present the poor thing is in a pot, dare I plant it out ? we can reach as low as minus 10°C; If I can, how to prepare it for a cold winter ?

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  • Posted: Sun. 29th September 2013 08:09

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Reply from Helen Tyas

Did you get any help? I bought one inadvertently, not knowing it was tender :-(

  • Posted: Wed. 30th July 2014 19:47

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Reply from Jane Carr

Did you ever plant it out? I've only ever managed to kill them! :D I've just started gardening for a gentleman who has kept his going for 3 years, in a pot, by a south facing wall ~ when I asked him how he managed it he said 'I just ignore it and water it when it's dry'! In Lydney, Gloucestershire, north side of River Severn.

  • Posted: Sun. 7th December 2014 17:27

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Reply from Helen Tyas

Mine's still potted, and doing ok, but I think I'll move it to the south wall.
There's only been one hard frost here in Oxford though so far.
Thanks!

  • Posted: Sun. 7th December 2014 20:15

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Reply from Jane Carr

You could try wrapping the pot in hessian and filling it with straw/hay/wool ............. or bubble wrap works quite well .......... the trouble with pots is that the plants roots are right up against the inside and get colder than if they're in the ground ~ but wrap them up with something as it's getting quite cold already!!

  • Posted: Sun. 7th December 2014 22:10

PINCHING OUT FOR POLYGALA

Reply from Anne Doble

Hi, as you have one of these I thought I'd ask you. I have a young one in a pot indoors at the moment. It has sprouted loads of spindly vertical shoots, not unlike tall cress! Should I pinch them out or are they a normal part of its growth cycle, do you know?
Kinf regards, Anne Rhynas (NE Scotland)

  • Posted: Mon. 23rd January 2017 14:36

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Reply from Helen Tyas

Thanks Jane, yes it is getting cold now!

  • Posted: Sun. 7th December 2014 22:40