|Bulbs like these Narcissus and...|
|these Scilla are quite tough and don't need frost protection.|
|Even when fully in bloom, Crocus close their flower petals overnight and are resilient to frost.|
What to do if your garden is all tidy and you have tender plant material that needs protection?
|When you have perennials like this Sedum,...|
|...Brunnera, which have flushed a fair bit of new tender growth already, you may want to cover them overnight.|
If your garden is in an exposed area, cover plants with newspapers, old towels, garden cloths, old bed sheets or put back all those leaves you bundled in bags and bins for refuse pick-up. Secure cloth, or newspapers with rocks or stakes. You can even use light tarping. Just be forewarned, heavy duty tarps can flap about causing more damage to young shoots - better to use light materials to cover up.
Lee Valley has a whole Climate Control selection of materials which can aid in frost protection. Here is an example:
|Frost Blanket from Lee Valley.|
From your household: you can use large bowls, large pop bottles and empty milk cartons with their tops removed. These are great ways to individually protect certain plants, instead of draping the entire garden with bed sheets..etc.
Be creative. Just don't do more damage to the plants than what a little frost may do.