I feel bad for stripping so many of the lower leaves off this cordyline, but it was simply taking up too much space. Last winter I brought it into the living room and I just might do that again later on this year. The orangery is frost free, but it gets very damp so mould can be a problem.
Sounds like you've come up with good solutions for them. I've yet to complete this task. There are a few left outside. It's such a sunny and deceiving autumn. I'm thinking freezing is going to be sudden and hard. Your geraniums are so pretty!
Mine also go brown eventually and I have no problem removing them at that time - it is just that I feel like a complete villain when I remove healthy and alive bits... (don't talk to me about pruning, I feel like I should be apologizing for each cut!) @ShelleySnyder
@columbiariver, it seems each year we talk about how strange the weather has become, I guess we should just accept the unexpected as the new normal. I could have kept mine outside still, it is certainly warm enough, but the wind does so much damage so I decided to rescue the cordyline now. My geraniums had a great summer, but now when the 'rainy season' (all year) is back, they prefer being back indoors.
I do agree with you there Mona. I think our weather will give us some unexpected highs and lows, not to mention winds for the duration. But we now expect the unexpected. I love your orangery room. You Norwegians have the coolest ways of lightening winters.