British Succulents in Winter
It turns out that the key to growing succulents in the UK is to get them under a cold frame before winter while they’re still dry. And I thought the key was to bring them indoors by the fire while you’re sipping tea.
They overwintered in pots in the cold frame. All the succulents survived the winter in that same completely unheated cold frame. The secret is to get them under cover while the pots are still quite dry. In winter, succulents are more likely to rot off because of damp, than shrivel because of cold.
The Cotswold Wildlife Park and Garden, Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4JW is open daily (10am-6pm, last admission 4.30pm); admission £11.60. For more information go to cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk