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Are my helium’s ok??

LongvillLongvill Forest of Dean Posts: 33
hi. Can anyone help. I am wondering if the dyeback on these helium’s is normal. A bit worried it’s gone too far. Thanks 

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  • Beaus MumBeaus Mum Posts: 3,540
    I'm sure it will be fine but personally I would get it planted in the garden 😊
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,156
    I was waiting for a post about balloons after reading the title  :D

    I'd agree - it needs to be planted out. They aren't  suited to being in pots long term. Nice free draining soil in a sunny site is perfect for them.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • LongvillLongvill Forest of Dean Posts: 33
    😄😄😄just realised they are Helleniums🤣🤣

    Thanks both. I’ll plant them out then. Only received them last week and potted them into bigger pots. They were in the little square ones. I was going to leave them till they had roots at the bottom of the pot. But if you think It’s best I’ll put them in. 

    Cheers. 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,156
    edited August 2019
    Ah - if you've just repotted them, I'd leave them. I thought they were bigger pots. It can be hard to tell the size from pix sometimes.
    Let them mature a little  while. You'll probably find they'll be a decent size in a few weeks :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 2,912
    It's late in the season, they will have grown up tall to flower, and then been cut back by the nursery. You might be lucky and get some decent regrowth but they probably won't do their thing until next season now.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 14,710
    I was going to say, Don't let them float off, cows eat them in fields and the farmers don't like it.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • LongvillLongvill Forest of Dean Posts: 33
    I am going to regret that spelling error.  🤣🤣🤣
  • LongvillLongvill Forest of Dean Posts: 33
    When would you plant them out then. I was going to wait till spring. Should I do it in the autumn?
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,156
    It's ok @Longvill - you've taken the joking very well  ;)

    You could plant them out if you have the right spot and they're growing well. It's one of those judgement calls we sometimes have to make. If you live somewhere that doesn't get very cold/wet by October or so, they'd probably be fine. 
    Alternatively, keep them in a quiet spot over winter and plant out in spring when things warm up.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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