Every autumn we prepare the plant boxes and pots for winter: we put them beneath the wall or on the floor in defence of the balustrade, some are wrapped in newspapers or bubblewrap. We want them to protect this way mostly from the winter wet.
And today we put everything back to the place, to get more light. Later in spring I 'm going to bring back those plants which have spent the winter in the staircase or in the cellar.
This winter managed to kill many of our plants. Many times all the balcony was covered with snow, followed by thawing and then freezing, and I can see the consequence now. Last winter only one Pulsatilla died, but this year the plants blighted by frost or simply rotted are countless. Pulsatilla, Hepatica, Draba, many bulbs, and who knows what else. We will see soon.
I'm trying to see the better side: there are now many emptied places to fill in with seedlings when time comes...