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    I 'fridge method' all of my temperate cp's... I'd chop off everything above ground level, place in a plastic sandwich bag, and put them all in a white plastic shopping bag, throw them in the back of the fridge, and that's it, just wait it out for 3-4 months (here at least; mid november to feb-march). So long as your milk doesn't freeze, your plants won't either

    Plants that made it without a hitch last dormancy:
    S. purpurea ssp purpurea
    S. Dana's delight
    D. californica
    VFT dente, typical and akai ryu

    this year, that list grew 6-fold... not worried in the least, i'm gonna try pot-n-all this year with some of them..
    Grow list...
    http://terraforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=114907

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    South East UK should be PLENTY warm enough to leave them outdoors 24/7/365..
    not too cold at all..

    according to zone charts:
    http://gold.mylargescale.com/scottychaos/CP/page2.html
    (see the bottom of that page)

    you are zone 8!
    downright tropical!
    nicely warm..same zone as the native range as VFT's:
    http://www.citrustreesonline.com/ima...a-zone-map.gif
    you can leave your plants outdoors all winter with no problems at all..

    Scot

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    Well, there's always the consideration that, while in Zone 8, plants in nature have the added protection of being in the ground and not in a pot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcantrell View Post
    Well, there's always the consideration that, while in Zone 8, plants in nature have the added protection of being in the ground and not in a pot.
    well yeah..but no matter what, in pots or in the ground, Zone 8 is still plenty warm enough to overwinter VFTs and Sarracenia outdoors..no question.

    Scot

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    hi noddy i live in the south east to and my vft was ok last winter,
    were abouts in england do u live

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    Hi Josh

    I live in Caterham where the CATERHAM 7 CAR comes from ;-) But I live on the hill not down low...

    I was thinking about, the seedling trays etc with clear plastic covers or bubble wrap....

    Where abouts are you, you local to me ;-)

    HEY WHAT ABOUT SODA BOTTLES, bottom chopped off and bubble wrap around them ;-)

    Noddy

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcantrell View Post
    Well, there's always the consideration that, while in Zone 8, plants in nature have the added protection of being in the ground and not in a pot.
    Yep, and i live in zone 8 as well, it is possible to overwinter them in their pots, but i would do so in a shed on nights where it is anywhere below around 28ºF (-2ºC) for prolonged periods of time....
    My plants in the minibogs are usually safe, but i lost a leucophylla that was in a pot, and a b52 that was also potted up.
    the ones in the bog bowls or in larger community pots were not harmed at all.
    You can put mulch over the bogs or a tarp, but snow also (if in large quantities) works as a great insulator.

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    Why do you not leave all your plants in the shed as it's mention light is not required?

    Many thanks Wayne

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