Because I Really don’t want the same problem as last year … and the year before, I’m doing all I can to keep my JWP’s drier this winter. Have done this in previous years, and found a much better overall response coming out of winter.
So … with the aid of some base vented plastic, I have made a start. 80mm of rain fell today here in the West Country; at least I have managed to stop some of it soaking the roots. If it was a bit lighter I’d simply put it under cover. Upsides are obvious but I prefer as much natural light as possible for this species even through winter time.