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Planting out in hot weather

Sam80Sam80 Posts: 40

Do you plant out new plants in hot weather or is it better to wait please? And if you plant when it's hot do you have any tips please? Possibly a silly question but I'm new to all this. 

I've got a new bed I'm planting out with roses, salvia, echinacea and agapanthus but we're expecting 25-30° weather for the next week. I'm wondering if it's better to put them in a shady corner till it cools down a bit?



  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,120
    edited June 2019
    As long as they're well watered before and after planting, and the ground is well prepped, they'll be better off in the ground.
    Keep well watered until established too, but don't water  overhead -keep the hose or can aimed in at the foot of the plants  :)

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,676
    So long as you can keep them well watered they should be fine.
    Sometimes they can suffer more if in pots with limited water.
  • Sam80Sam80 Posts: 40
    That makes a lot of sense. Not sure why I hesitated. All planted now. Thank you 
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,322
    We have no sign of rain here for ages, I’m not planting anything out until positive rain is forecast, I can’t possibly water my garden so am reliant on the rain. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • HelixHelix Posts: 631
    We have some umbrellas/beach parasols that we pop over plants to give them temporary shade.  It helps newly planted ones as they have yet to get roots down, so makes it easier for them to cope.   I also have a net curtain on a frame, looks a bit daft but saves our spinach seedlings from frying.  
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