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Old 11-06-2012, 11:59 AM
RAlmaroad RAlmaroad is offline
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Amy: Instead of mulch (woodchips) just buy many bags of a quality black topsoil (manure/compost) and use a lot of it on your plants. What do you mean by the ground is concrete? No ground is concrete. Anyway, you can reuse your compost/manure topsoil mix for the transplant in the spring. A lot of people lay a patio tree rose down and cover the whole thing (top and all) up for the winter and they survive well. You might do well to just call a nursery and let one of their guys come out and do it for you. I see you have a lot invested in a few plants. Why not spend a little more and be safe.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:13 PM
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A lot of people lay a patio tree rose down and cover the whole thing (top and all) up for the winter and they survive well. You might do well to just call a nursery and let one of their guys come out and do it for you. I see you have a lot invested in a few plants. Why not spend a little more and be safe.
May work for some deciduous plants, but I wouldn't bury an evergreen.

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yes, a layer of cardboard on top of cement is better than sitting on cement.
Why? What is cardboard going to provide that the bottom of the pot doesn't already?
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:42 AM
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It will be best to find a local guy, who has gone through severe winter as a gardener, to look at what you've done and secure the plants...
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