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By Albo

United Kingdom Gb

I have a number of cuttings that have been in pots since planting in August. These are of fushia, hydrangea & buddlia

I have now put them into a cold frame for the winter so my question is to ask if the cold frame wil provide sufficient protection over the winter or will they need to be brought indoors,

Many thanks, Ian



they should be fine in the cold frame. Usually leave mine outside.
welcome to GoY too

14 Nov, 2010


I agree with what SBG has said, the cold frame should be covered over in very severe weather, if you live in the north as SBG does.

14 Nov, 2010


Imo the hydrangea and buddleia will be OK. The fuchsias ,even if they are theoretically hardy varieties may well not survive the winter.

Contrary to other opinions on here I'm not convinced leaving fuchsia cuttings in a cold frame over winter is a good idea.I grow hundreds of hardy fuchsias a year but bring them in over winter and keep them on a windowsill in an unheated room. I have tried leaving them in a coldframe but had significant losses. I have no losses bringing them indoors.

If the fuchsias you are growing are not of the hardy variety then I'd very much doubt they'll survive in a unheated coldframe

15 Nov, 2010


I've also lost all my fuschias during the winter in the past, even though they were also in a protected cold frame, so wouldn't chance it again! Annie

21 Sep, 2011

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