FROST AND NEW PLANTS
Unionworkeruk Posts: 176
Nurseries are still selling plants and grasses ready for planting for next summer. I have some 2L and 9cm pots which arrived a couple of weeks ago and stored outside. I am now ready to plant but local temperatures are going down to 0C on Thurday night (London) so should I go ahead and plant after Thursday or keep them under cover in a porch until the Spring. Average night temperatures are about 3C for the estimated future.
I also have a front garden which I was planning on planting in the next month as they are still on sale or should I wait until Spring to buy and plant ?
I assumed if they are on sale from reputable nurseries like Crocus, Ballyrobert,Chatto,Austin and ready to deliver they are OK to plant out. Am I being naive or what ?
If you can keep them frost free and not over-watered but not dried out either, I would wait until the warmer weather arrives before planting them out.
Nurseries grow plants and want to sell them. If there are people who will buy them....
If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
What are the plants that you've bought and are planning to buy ?
It's also the case that the garden may have it's own micro climate, especially in the London area.
Eupatorium maculatum 'Riesenschirm' 9cm
Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Taurus' 9cm
Briza media 9cm
Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Black Barlow' 1L
Primula florindae 1L
Carex petriei 1L
Molinia c. caerulea 'Moorhexe' 9cm
Stipa tenuissima 'Pony Tails' Grass 2L
Its a small garden backed by trees
Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.
When it comes to it, you're the best one to make the final call as you know your garden better than anyone.
I agree about the grasses, l would leave until Spring