Fleece Protection

Answered by Jo Posted in Category Netting & Protection

Dear Jo

Please can you advise me as to how long i should keep 30 gms fleeces on for, all through winter whilst its cold, or do i remove on days that are above freezing.   It is the first time i have used them and we have 3 plants, given to us as presents, that need frost protection.

 Thank you

Mrs Gibson  

Dear Mrs Gibson

I would leave the fleece on all winter.  The fleece can be removed in the Spring when the weather warms up and the plants begin to grow.  It can then be put back in place during the Spring on days when a frost is forecast.

 What type of plants are you using the fleece to protect?  I use fleece to cover crops such as broad beans and onions in the Kitchen Garden and on Bananas and Tree Ferns in my own garden at home.  I leave the fleece in place all winter long in all of these situations. 

If you are protecting specimen plants such as Tree Ferns or Olive trees, our Fleece Plant Jackets are particularly useful as they are very easy to remove and replace during the Spring.  They are also made from a warmer fleece depending on the type of plant you are protecting.

 I hope this helps you, but please email back to me if you have any further queries.

 Kindest Regards


Meet the Author: Jo Blackwell
Jo  Blackwell

Jo Blackwell is new on the Harrod Horticultural block and has recently taken over her post as Horticultural Advisor and Kitchen Gardener in Stephanie's Kitchen Garden. She caught the gardening bug when she bought her first home 18 years ago.  Her first greenhouse soon followed and she later gained an allotment, where she grows her own organic fruit and vegetables.


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