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some plant advice please

I have been given cuttings from the following and I wanted to know which I can keep outside over winter if any.

bronze fennel
a shuttlecock fern
pheasant tail grass stipa arundinacea
hellebore foetidissima
euphorbia characias
euphorbia palustris
lavender "Hidcote"
achillea ptarmica "The Pearl"

"enough is a feast"...old Buddist proverb


  • Davesnave
    Davesnave Posts: 34,741 Forumite
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    All of them, though I wouldn't put anything outside right now that's previously been in a warmish environment, especially if it's in a pot. Sudden changes of temperature can damage even hardy plants, especially if they get wet and freeze/thaw. Acclimatise gradually.

    Of the selection quoted, the lavender would be the most vulnerable. It doesn't appreciate getting saturated and cold together, so maybe put in a sheltered dryish place, like the base of a south facing wall, when it goes out.
  • theGrinch
    theGrinch Posts: 3,123 Forumite
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    thanks for the advice.
    "enough is a feast"...old Buddist proverb
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