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How late would you push planting anything in the ground during Autumn? Plants that is, not bulbs.

My instincts are saying around mid-October but I'm all ears.

Also, for re-potting anything that'll be outside over winter, is there a time you really don't want to do it past?


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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 21,297
    so long as the ground isn't frozen solid, or waterlogged, you can plant .

    Devon.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 4,629
    Depends where you are in the country, but here in Gloucestershire l would say mid to end October. Repotting l would try to get done by the end of September so they can get settled before the really cold and frosty weather sets in.
  • yorkshireroseyorkshirerose North YorkshirePosts: 309
    As long as the ground isn't frozen, or sodden, you can plant container grown plants, or bare root plants any time. Back end of the year is the traditional time for planting roses, shrubs and trees. In fact tree planting is best done in Winter when they are fully dormant.
    I wouldn't plant anything evergreen too late into Winter.
    Re-potting is best done before the temperatures start to drop too much to allow the plant roots to acclimatise.
    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
  • Dirty HarryDirty Harry Posts: 478
    edited 13 September
    Perfect sounds like that gives plenty of scope!
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 21,297
    Hostafan1 said:
    so long as the ground isn't frozen solid, or waterlogged, you can plant .

    As long as the ground isn't frozen, or sodden, you can plant container grown plants, or bare root plants any time.

    SNAP
    Devon.
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