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PlantyPruPlantyPru NottinghamshirePosts: 142
I've just had a delivery of hostas, cannas, lupins and strawberries. Can I plant all of these out now or is it too early? 


  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 4,460
    All but the cannas, which aren't fully hardy. I prefer potting up bare roots to grow on for a bit, and keep them safe from slugs etc, unless a. they're obviously very big healthy divisions and the planting spot is well prepared or b. it would be unfeasible to grow them on in pots. 
  • CrazybeeladyCrazybeelady WarwickshirePosts: 410
    Yes I have a few bare root plants and when they arrived it was advised that they first get put in pots to grow on and get tough.  I think you need to get the roots planted as soon as you receive them.
  • PlantyPruPlantyPru NottinghamshirePosts: 142
    Thank you. Can I pot the cannas up and keep indoors for now or should I just leave until I can put them straight in the ground?
  • Probably best pot the cannas up now, but keep out of the frost. You'll need to give them plenty of light.
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