Plants will live for many years as long as they are kept frost-free
over the winter.
Others should be dried and placed inside wooden crates or large plastic bags with airholes in and kept in a cool, frost-free
outbuilding or shed where they won't get damp.
As soon as you see the seeds are on the move, bring them in to a cool frost-free
area like a cold frame, cold greenhouse, or porch as a further frost will do for the vulnerable seedlings.
Delay lifting as long as practical and then keep your corms laid in shallow trays to dry somewhere frost-free
until the spring.
Bulbs should be planted in autumn, preferably October, on a day when the soil is moist and frost-free
, 15cm (6in) down, and coarse sand or grit should be sprinkled in the bottom of the hole before planting.
They should be sown in an unheated greenhouse and kept in a frost-free
cold frame during winter.
The important thing to remember is the need to keep plants warm and frost-free
I store them in dry compost, in a large pot, kept a cool, dry, frost-free
place, so that in the spring sow them indoors in seed compost at 10-12C.
They will need lifting and storing in a frost-free
place in the winter.
Alternatively, grow figs in pots in a sunny, sheltered site and transfer them to cold but frost-free
conditions in winter.
Remove stems and wait for 10 days before lifting the roots, then pick off the tubers, let them dry for a couple of hours then place them in a wooden box and store in a frost-free
Bring in pelargoniums before the first frost and keep in a light frost-free
place over the winter.