The weather freeze is now over and the weather forecast shows the next 10 days will be frost-free in our area.
Over the weather freeze the Canna parcels at Claines Canna had built up in the spare room, as we prefer not to post frost-tender Cannas during freezing weather. If the Canna material has to stand overnight in unheated vans or warehouses, then there is a high likelihood of frost damage. This has happened to me several times as a buyer, and it is distressing to open a parcel to see a mess of black mush looking back at you... but what a relief to have the room back again!
In the meantime, the collection lies in the ground inside polytunnels and protected by a layer of fleece. In the next few weeks we should see the surviving plants pushing up new shoots, and then we will start to get spring fever! Yeah!