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JPea\'sJPea\'s Posts: 22
edited April 2019 in Problem solving
Hi everyone
I received a new Weigelia yesterday in a 9cm pot which I plan to put in a large pot (50cm dia x 45cm high) as I was told by the seller it grows rapidly. 2 questions if I may.
1. I live in Yorkshire so wonder if it is to early to plant this outside straight away and if so would a cold frame be a good next step?
2. Should I repotting it into a larger pot 1st to let it grow some and even sink this into the larger pot before properly bedding it in?
PS as you can tell I'm relatively new to gardening


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 85,997
    edited April 2019
    You may be new to gardening but your instincts seem good 👍 

    i would  pot on into a bit bigger pot and keep in a cold-frame. 

    Personally I wouldn’t sink the pot into the bigger one ... id keep potting the weigelia on until it’s a good size for the container and meanwhile use the big container for something temporary ... maybe some annual climbers up a teepee of canes ... I find Morning Glories (ipoemea)
    and Black Eyed Susan (thunbergia alata) both make a good display through summer and autumn grown like this. 

    Just a suggestion ... it's your garden 😊 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Thank you @Dovefromabove that's very helpful and thanks for the vote of confidence. I'll follow your advice as that is also what my instinct tells me. Now to find a climber that likes a bright spot but with no direct sunlight 😀
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 85,997
    Morning Glory would be perfect 👌. You can start them from seed indoors any time now ... I’ll start mine next week. Soak the seeds overnight in water helps. Treat the seedlings pretty much the same as tomato plants as they hate the cold ... you can plant them out into your big pot at the beginning of June. It makes new flowers every morning and they last through the day until the sun hits them, so your spot sounds perfect. There are some lovely colours. I’m growing Grandpa Ott this year.

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • debs64debs64 Posts: 5,029
    I am doing Otis too this year Dove plus some frilly pink ones and Moonflower, same family but scented white flowers that open in the evening. I think they are perfect to scramble up an obelisk as a splash of almost instant colour. I grew them last year while waiting for more permanent climbers to grow and liked them so much I now have an obelisk just for them!
  • Thank you both Dovefa and Debs, I'll look out for the seeds now
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