Violas in wall pots, will they need protecting?

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    I have violas planted in solid plastic wall planters, will they be OK over the Winter? I don't want to take them off the fence as they are screwed into position but am wondering if they will survive.

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    In my opinion, they should be, especially if the fence will also offer some protection. I find that they can look very sorry for themselves, if there is a hard frost, but they bounce back amazingly quickly afterwards, and are in flower again before you know it.

    I grow them in pots, normally, rather than in wall pots, but I think the same principle spplies. The only thing I do is not to water them too much if a hard frost is forecast...
     
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      Thanks for that Sian!!! :thumbsup:

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      I have always been lucky, they seem to put up with the most adverse of conditions and come through with that cheeky grin, they just need a drop of water when it's not freezing.
       
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