Plants love to grow in pots during summer, but they are exposed to the elements in winter. In the soil, roots are protected by the warmth of the earth. But in pots they are vulnerable to winter frost, snow and cold winds.
Patio pots are also prone to waterlogging in times of heavy rain, which can kill plants. Sodden soil has all the air pushed out of it by the water, meaning roots can’t access any oxygen.
As if that’s not enough, cold temperatures can also cause pots to flake and crack, damaging or killing the plant in the process.
So, here is how to make sure all your container plants, and pots, survive the winter weather.