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By Gordonh

United Kingdom Gb

I have cut back a Thunbergia to around 6" to 9" and protected it with a plastic bag for protection for over wintering. I checked it the other day and found it is throwing out new shoots and wonder why it is not resting.



Just because the weather has been so mild.
Have you overwintered it like this before? I'd be surprised if a plastic bag would do the trick if we get much very cold weather. At least put a good thick layer of dry mulch round it. Bubble plastic or fleece might give you more protection?

26 Nov, 2015


I agree, but plastic can lead to condensation as the plant continues to respire. the wet in the bag may lead to rotting. fleece would be better really.

27 Nov, 2015


Another thought - someone recommended to put a large earthenware flowerpot over a salvia - how about trying that - it would avoid condensation problems.

27 Nov, 2015

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