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Protection in West Midlands

After working so hard in your garden to keep your plants healthy, you need to start thinking of how to protect them from frost during the cold weather. Now if you’re dreading having to find all the equipment you need to protect your plants, just relax, because help is at hand in the form of The Garden Centre Guide. The Garden Centre Guide gives you the option to find garden centres in West Midlands and shop online for all your gardening needs, including the best plant protection West Midlands for your plants. 

When should plants be covered?

It is usually best to start covering plants in late autumn, with some form of protective material. The majority of plants do well when they’re covered, but those that are on the delicate side probably won’t live through winter outside, even with protection, so it’s best to move them indoors. 

Frost usually happens when temperatures are below 1.1 C. The best time to give your plants covered protection is in late autumn, after those few early freezes. This will give leaves time to fall and allow the plant to move naturally into its winter mode. If you cover your plants too early, they might have to go through too many cycles of freezing and thawing, which can be risky. You might not be able to save your plants if they start turning black or their buds and leaves start to get squishy.

It’s a good idea to remove protective covers if long periods of mild weather is forecast and then put back into place when the weather becomes cold again, to avoid sweating and rotting. 

Different types of plant protection West Midlands

There are numerous methods of protecting your plants during the winter months, including the following:

  • Thermal blankets – made from white needle-punched polypropylene material, thermal blankets work by letting rain through to your plants, while at the same time keeping in much-needed warmth 
  • Protection covers – lightweight and durable, this breathable material gives plants short-term protection. The cover is prevented from blowing off during high winds by means of a drawstring tied to the bottom of the shrub or plant
  • Fleece jackets – these are great for providing immediate frost protection for your outside plants. Although moisture and air is allowed to flow through the polypropylene fleece, it still keeps plants frost-free
  • Webbing or netting – windbreaks made from webbing or netting is great for protecting weak-stemmed plants from strong winds while allowing air, light and rain to filter through to the plants 
  • Cloches – the strongest cloches are made from Plexiglas or corrugated plastic. You can bend them into an arch shape over the plants and hold it down with metal stakes. Cloches are best for use as a covering for rows of plants or small clusters of low-growing plants
  • Tepees – made from canes of 5 feet or more in length and covered with burlap or some other form of loosely woven material, tepees provide effective protection for single plants. If you feel that more protection is needed, you can wrap straw around the plant before tying the material into place

The Garden Centre Guide is where you’ll find a wide variety of the best plant protection for your plants, including different mulches, which are yet other simple, yet effective plant protection methods, especially for hardy perennials.

A&D Aquatic & Garden Centre

Unit 6 , Churchbridge
Oldbury, B69 2AP

Akamba Nurseries & Garden Centres

Tythe Barn Lane Shirley
Solihull, B90 1PH

Albrighton Garden Centre

Newport Road
Albrighton, WV7 3EE

Alcester Pet & Garden Co

275 Alcester Road South Kings Heath
Birmingham, B14 6EB

Aldridge, A Wyevale Garden Centre

Chester Road, Aldridge
Walsall, WS9 0LS

Ambleside Garden Centre

432 Norton Lane Earlswood
Solihull, B94 5LR

Ashwood Nurseries

Ashwood
Kingswinford, DY6 0AE

B&Q Coventry

Brandon Road Binley Woods
Coventry, CV3 2JD

B&Q Erdington

Dunlop Way, off Chester Road, Castle Vale Erdington
Birmingham, B35 7RD

B&Q Evesham

Four Pools Retail Park, Four Pools Lane
Evesham, WR11 1DJ

B&Q Halesowen

Mucklow Hill, Halesowen
Dudley, B62 8EP

B&Q Redditch

Jinnah Road off Tunnel Drive, Smallwood
Redditch, B98 7ER

B&Q Selly Oak

Harborne Lane, Selly Oak
Birmingham, B29 6TL

B&Q Solihull

Chalford Way, Solihull Retail Park, Marshall Lake Road
Solihull, B90 4RB

B&Q Wednesbury

Axletree Way, Park Lane
Wednesbury, WS10 9QY

B&Q Wolverhampton

Spring Vale Business Park, Black Country Route, Coseley
Wolverhampton, WV14 0QL

Barnett Hill by Cherry Lane

Worcester Road Clent
Stourbridge, DY9 0EE

Beacon Nurseries

Rowan Road Sedgley
Dudley, DY3 1LG

BFS Garden Centre

92 Stechford Lane Ward End
Birmingham, B8 2AN

Bourneville, A Wyevale Garden Centre

Maple Road, Bourneville
Birmingham, B30 2AE

Bournville, A Wyevale Garden Centre

Maple Road
Bournville, B30 2AE

Braceys Nurseries

Catherine de Barnes Lane Biclenhill
Solihull, B92 0DB

Bridgnorth Garden Centre

Bridgnorth Road
Wolverhampton, WV6 7EJ

Bunches & Bows Florist

150 Saltwells Road
Dudley, DY2 0BL

Caldicott

50 Lovelace Avenue
Solihull, B91 3JR

Caldicott's Nursery

50 Lovelace Avenue
Solihull, B91 3JR

Chestnut Nurseries

314 Browns Lane
Coventry, CV5 9EE

Clent Nurseries

Bromsgrove Road
Stourbridge, DY9 9QA

Codsall & Wergs Garden Centre

Wergs Hall Road
Wolverhampton, WV8 2HJ

Coven Heath Nursery

The Willows, Shaw Hall Lane
Wolverhampton, WV10 7HE

Coventry Garden Centre

Brownshill Green Road
Coventry, CV5 9PB

Craddocks Nurseries Limited

Eastcote Lane
Solihull, B92 0AS

Cypress Nursery

128 Powke Lane
Rowley Regis, B65 0AG

Dimmingsdale Bridge Garden Centre

Ebstree Road, Lower Penn, Dimmingsdale
wolverhampton, WV4 4XQ

E Lewis & Sons (Gardens)

Paradise Lane
Wolverhampton, WV10 7NZ

Eastcote Garden Centre

Eastcote GC Hampton Road
Solihull, B92 0JJ

Evergreen Garden Centre

25 Darlaston Rd
Wednesbury, WS10 7HX

F Russell & Sons Nurseries

Mill Hill
Coventry, CV8 3AG

Fishers Farm Garden Centre

Upper Landywood Lane Cheslyn Hay
Walsall, WS6 7AX

Four Ashes Nurseries

Four Ashes Road
Solihull, B93 8NE

GardenSite

213, Chester Road
Sutton Coldfield, B73 5BD

Garretts Green Garden Centre

Garretts Green Lane
Birmingham, B26 0HN

Grasmere Garden Centre

Lichfield Road (B4155)
Brownhills, WS8 6LL

Gravelly Lane Garden Centre

5a Gravelley Lane
Birmingham, B23 6UJ

Green Leevs

Halesowen Street Rowley Regis
Rowley Regis, B65 0ES

Greenway Garden Centre

282 Yardley Road
Birmingham, B25 8LT

Hall's Garden Supplies

209 Chester Road Castle Bromwich
Birmingham, B36 0ET

Halls Florist & Garden Centre

2-4 Hurst Lane
Birmingham, B34 7HR

Halls Garden Centre

211 Chester Road
Sutton Coldfield, B73 5BD

Haven Nurseries

Crab Lane Bobbington
Stourbridge, DY7 5DZ

Hilltop Garden Centre

Shilton Lane
coventry, CV7 9LH

Hirons Garden Centre

212 Wellington Road
Birmingham, B20 2QJ

Historic Herbs

Halfpenny Green Vinyards Upper Whittimere Bobbington
Stourbridge, DY7 5EP

Hodges Nurseries

Radford Lane
Wolverhampton, WV4 4XW

Hollybush Nurseries

Warstone Road, Shareshill
Wolverhampton, WV10 7LX

Homebase Birmingham Kings Heath

Findlay Rd High Street, Kings Heath
Birmingham, B14 7SN

Homebase Birmingham Minworth

Walmley Ash Rd, Minworth
Birmingham, B76 1FG

Homebase Birmingham Selly Oak

Chapel Lane, Selly Oak
Birmingham, B29 6SJ

Homebase Birmingham Sutton Coldfield

75 Chester Rd, Sutton Coldfield
Birmingham, B73 5BA

Homebase Coventry Canley

159, Sir Henry Parkes Rd, Canley
Coventry, CV5 6BL

Homebase Coventry Walsgrave

Ansty Rd, Walsgrave
Coventry, CV2 3BQ

Homebase Droitwich

Kidderminster Road
Droitwich, WR9 9AY

Homebase Evesham

Four Pools Retail Park, The Link
Evesham, WR11 1DJ

Homebase Oldbury

Oldbury Ringway
Oldbury, B69 3DD

Homebase Solihull

Sears Ret Pk Oakenshaw Rd, Shirley
Solihull, B90 4QY

Homebase Wolverhampton

Unit A St John's Ret Pk, Church Lane
Wolverhampton, WV2 4SJ

Hopwood Garden Centre

Annandale.Ash lane
Birmingham, B48 7TT

Hurst Green Home and Garden Centre

99 Narrow Lane Halesowen
Birmingham, B62 9PF

IKEA Birmingham

Park Lane
Wednesbury, WS10 9SF

IKEA Coventry

2 Croft Road
Coventry, CV1 3AZ

Jason Pet & Gardens

Lower Church Lane
Tipton, DY4 7PE

Jj's Home & Garden

18 Windmill Hill
Halesowen, B63 2DB

Kingsbury Garden Centre

36 Oakenhayes Crescent Minworth
Sutton Coldfield, B76 9RP

Kitchen Garden

17 York road Kings Heath
Birmingham, B14 7SA

Lealans Garden Centre

Bridgnorth Road, Shipley
Wolverhampton, WV6 7EZ

Lewis & Sons Gardens

Paradise Lane Standeford
Wolverhampton, WV10 7NZ

Littlehurst Nursery & Garden Centre

Bennetts Road North
Coventry, CV7 8BG

Melbick Garden Centre

Chester Road, Coleshill
Birmingham, B46 3HY

Newton J & Sons

30 Wood Lane
Wolverhampton, WV10 8HQ

Notcutts Garden Centre-Solihull

Stratford Road Shirley
Solihull, B90 4EN

Oakdene

51 Chester Road
Sutton Coldfield, B74 2HH

Oaken Nurseries

21 Shop Lane
Wolverhampton, WV8 2AX

Old Tree Nursery

Pendeford Hall Lane
Wolverhampton, WV9 5ET

Oldbury Garden & Diy

Park Lane
Oldbury, B69 4LP

Orchard Nurseries

96 Birmingham Road
Birmingham, B46 1TG

Outdoor Creation

Hinksford Lane
Kingswinford, DY6 0BH

Pacific Nurseries and Garden Centre

Chester Road
Walsall, WS9 0PH

Park Lane Garden Centre

Park Lane Aston
Birmingham, B6 5DL

Pavilion Garden Centre

Shipley Garden Village, Bridgnorth Road (A454)
Wolverhampton, WV6 7EZ

Pets & Gardens

376 Birmingham Road
Sutton Coldfield, B72 1YH

Posh Garden Furniture Centre

Unit 1-3 , Hobs Moat Unit 1-3, Hobs Moat Unit 1-3
Solihull, B92 8JT

Rosebourne Garden Centre Solihull

Kenilworth Rd
Hampton in Arden, Solihull, B92 0LP

Ryton Nurseries

34 Leamington Road
Coventry, CV8 3FN

Sandiacre Farm Shop & Nurseries

Himley Lane
Dudley, DY3 4LN

Shrubbers World Garden Centre

47 Walsall Street
Wednesbury, WS10 9HA

Stowheath Garden Centre

21 Stowheath Lane
Wolverhampton, WV1 2TW

Valley Nurseries

Erdington Road
Walsall, WS9 0SB

Victoria Ornate Gardens

Green's Home Interiors, Rugby Road, Binley Woods
Coventry, CV3 2AW

Walsall Garden Centre

Sutton Road, Aldridge
Walsall, WS9 0QH

Webb's Of Bearwood

64-66 Three Shires Oak Road
Smethwick, B67 5BU

Webbs Garden Centre West Hagley

Kidderminster Road South, West Hagley
Stourbridge, DY9 0JB

Webbs Walled Garden

71 Three Shires Road
Birmingham, B67 5BU

Wheat W M & Son

520, Chester Road Aldridge
Walsall, WS9 0PU

Whitacre Garden Centre

Tamworth Road, Nether Whitacre
Birmingham, B46 2DP

Whitecross Garden Centre

Orton Lane
Wolverhampton, WV4 4XA

Wickes Coventry

2 Radford Road
Coventry, Cv1 4By

Wickes Dudley

Oak Park, Dudley Road
Dudley, Dy5 1Hr

Wickes Halesowen

Prospect Road
Halesowen, B62 8Du

Wickes Handsworth

122 Holyhead Road
Handsworth, B21 0Ll

Wickes Hereford

Widemarsh Street
Hereford, Hr4 9Ez

Wickes Minworth

Walmley Ash Road
Minworth, B76 1Fg

Wickes Perry Barr Extra

Tameside Business Park
Perry Barr, B42 2Et

Wickes Stirchley

1 Ash Tree Road
Stirchley, B30 2Bj

Wickes Wolverhampton

West Street
Wolverhampton, Wv10 6Ht

Wilkinson Bloxwich

Units 2 Market Place
Bloxwich, WS3 2JH

Wilkinson Brownhills

Unit 4, 12-28 High Street
Brownhills, WS8 6EQ

Wilkinson Cannon Park

Unita Cannon Park Shopping Ctr
Cannon Park, CV4 7EH

Wilkinson Chelmsley Wood New

Unit 83C
Chelmsley Wood New, B37 5UH

Wilkinson Coventry

Cathedral Lane
Coventry, CV1 1LL

Wilkinson Dudley

39-41 High Street
Dudley, DY1 1PN

Wilkinson Halesowen (New)

8-10 Hagley Street
Halesowen (New), B63 3AS

Wilkinson Kings Heath

120-122 High Street
Kings Heath, B14 7LG

Wilkinson Stourbridge

64-67 High Street
Stourbridge, DY8 1DX

Wilkinson Sutton Coldfield

31-57 The Lower Parade
Sutton Coldfield, B72 1XX

Wilkinson Tamworth

Peel Arms
Tamworth, B79 7LU

William Wheat & Son

520 Chester Road
Aldridge, WS9 0PU

Withybrook Nurseries

Firbank, Overstone Road
Coventry, CV7 9LU

Woolmans Garden Centre

72-74 Solihull Road Shirley
Solihull, B90 3HN

Wythall Landscape Centre

Silver Street
Birmingham, B47 6LZ

York Supplies

57 Waterloo Road
Birmingham, B14 7SD