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Planting out autumn perennials - how big do they need to be?



  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,027
    Lyn  - I'm off in 5 minutes to buy a large heuchera to split for one of my wall baskets :D
    B3 - it depends which perennials you're getting. Things like the above mentioned heucheras, for instance, will survive anything and everything outside over winter - even in small pots.
    I don't really grow much that's too blousy and flimsy because they just don't do well here. It all comes down to what room you have and what you want to grow though.
    I'm not very patient to grow stuff from seed, but I do quite a few cuttings and divisions. I'm now overrun with certain things though! :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • B3B3 Posts: 26,571
    I'm always a bit nervous about dividing my plants as I'm afraid I'll lose the lot.
    That being said, it's never happened.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • I gave in!!!! I bought five ferns, 3 tiarella and a hosta!!!!! And it felt good!!!😄
  • B3B3 Posts: 26,571
    Dadadadadadadada -you know that it would! So good so good ....
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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