Protect your exotics this winter

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There are lots of different exotic plants that will need protecting or bringing indoors over the winter but for this case study we have decided to focus on banana plants. A little bit of time spent now could save you a lot of money come spring.

STEP 1: Wait until the first frost as bananas will keep on growing right up until that point.

STEP 2: Once the leaves start to show the first signs of frost damage, cut them ALL off so you are left with just the trunk.

STEP 3: Create cage using bamboo canes and chicken wire, stuff it with dry straw.

STEP 4: Use a sack or upturned bucket over the top to keep the worst of the wet off the straw.