Hi all! Have just spent a fair bit of Christmas present money on 2 x Rowan Trees (6ft) and 1 x Pyrus Chanticleer (6ft) - all three delivered bare root
Also bought 10 x Griselinia which are in 2L pots and 80-100cm tall.
So, I obviously want to get these planted out ASAP but I am concerned about frost or that the ground just isn’t warm enough. The trees are dormant obviously but I don’t want to kill it all off by planting too early. Does anyone have any advice about planting out so early and also the best way to store them in the meantime if it’s too early please? They will be going in a semi shaded part of the garden along the fence line, south facing.
I currently have all of them stacked at the side of the house, in a sheltered but not sunny spot. Have stood the Griselinia in a couple of short cardboard boxes and I had some packing paper which I’ve tucked around and underneath the pots to try and protect them from the worst of the cold. The trees currently are in black plastic around the roots and with bubble wrap up the stems. Should I remove this plastic? I have them stood in a trug to stop them falling over but there isn’t any water in it currenlyy, again I didn’t want that to freeze and kill the roots.
I am in the North West just ourside Chester if that helps with climate!