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Hi, new here so be gentle. To cut a long story short, plug plants arrived, Surfinia, and Fuchsia , but my compost, didn't. Anybody any idea how I can, look after the plants, until soil arrives,hopefully in 3 day's 

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  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 1,476
    Welcome to the forum 
    Not much you can do really, they will be fine in their trays, just keep them watered preferably by sitting them in a tray of water. Also I assume you have a protected spot to keep them in. 
  • They should be fine for 3-4 days if you keep them moist but not too wet and in good light.  I would open up the pack and stand them up to stop them rotting off but they will need more watering if you do. Best in a greenhouse if you have one, otherwise a windowsill.   If it is south or west facing you may need to provide some shade if it is very sunny, especially for the fuchsias. (You can put them outside after the frosts have finished, gradually getting them used to cooler conditions, but it is too cold for them in the uK at the moment.)
  • ray.kershawray.kershaw Posts: 4
    They should be fine for 3-4 days if you keep them moist but not too wet and in good light.  I would open up the pack and stand them up to stop them rotting off but they will need more watering if you do. Best in a greenhouse if you have one, otherwise a windowsill.   If it is south or west facing you may need to provide some shade if it is very sunny, especially for the fuchsias. (You can put them outside after the frosts have finished, gradually getting them used to cooler conditions, but it is too cold for them in the uK at the moment.)
    Thanks very much for your help, plants still lookin OK, no compost as yet.
  • ray.kershawray.kershaw Posts: 4
    K67 said:
    Welcome to the forum 
    Not much you can do really, they will be fine in their trays, just keep them watered preferably by sitting them in a tray of water. Also I assume you have a protected spot to keep them in. 
    K67 said:
    Welcome to the forum 
    Not much you can do really, they will be fine in their trays, just keep them watered preferably by sitting them in a tray of water. Also I assume you have a protected spot to keep them in. 
    K67 said:
    Welcome to the forum 
    Not much you can do really, they will be fine in their trays, just keep them watered preferably by sitting them in a tray of water. Also I assume you have a protected spot to keep them in. 
    K67 said:
    Welcome to the forum 
    Not much you can do really, they will be fine in their trays, just keep them watered preferably by sitting them in a tray of water. Also I assume you have a protected spot to keep them in. 

  • ray.kershawray.kershaw Posts: 4
    Thanks everyone for your help, great forum, will probably come in handy, in the future, as I'm not green fingered, at all  :)
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