Winter Protection for Tender Plants

Answered by Jo Posted in Category Netting & Protection

Hello Jo

We landscaped our garden last summer , and stocked with lots of beautiful shrubs. However we left them unprotected in the winter and they spent weeks under heavy snow, and we ended up losing several. An example would be acers in pots

We don't have a greenhouse for shelter

I was wondering if it is possible to erect small temporary green house, tall enough to shelter shrubs.?


Or what would be your recommendation be

Thanks for any advice :0)


Dear Phil

The ideal solution for your Winter protection is an OverwinteringPlant Tent.  This can be erected during the Winter and then removed when not required.

Alternatively you could also cover each individual plant with a fleecejacket which will also provide the necessary protection.  I used these on my precious tree fern last year which came through a very cold winter

I hope that this is helpful, however please let me know if I can be of any further help.


Kindest Regards




Jo Blackwell

Kitchen Gardener

Meet the Author: Jo Blackwell
Jo Blackwell

Jo Blackwell is our well-established Horticultural Advisor and the Kitchen Gardener in Stephanie's Victorian style Kitchen Garden. She caught the gardening bug when she bought her first home 21 years ago. Her first greenhouse soon followed and she later gained an allotment.

As well as tending the Harrod Horticultural Gardens, she enjoys maintaining her own vegetable plot at home. She has been a gardener for Harrod Horticultural for over 4 years now and has a wealth of experience in organic vegetable growing, ornamental gardening and in using all Harrod products.


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