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Salvias phlox and diascia

mtfhayesmtfhayes Rhu scotlandPosts: 4
new to gardening and I have 3 each of the above plants, salvia amethyst lips, phlox bright eyes and diascia personata. They have all done really well in my garden to the extent I meed to move them. When is the best time to do this? Also should I cut them back in autumn or wait till spring. I live in Scotland near Glasgow. 

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,433
    Most Salvias would need protection over winter here, although you can always take cuttings as a back up, so it might be better to do that if you're moving it. It's the wet that's a problem as much as cold. Cold, wet soil is the worst set of conditions for them.
    The Phlox doesn't need anything special done to it, so that's easy to move. You can cut it back a bit which will make it easier to establish.
    Diascias are mostly treated as annuals, but that one is hardier. Still worth taking cuttings and/or giving it some protection for winter. Probably both. 

    They can be moved now, or you can wait a few weeks if you prefer.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • mtfhayesmtfhayes Rhu scotlandPosts: 4
    Thanks for that. Much appreciated 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,433
    Long time since I was in Rhu. I expect you won't get as much frost etc there, but it's the cold wet stuff that's a pain.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • mtfhayesmtfhayes Rhu scotlandPosts: 4
    doubt its changed much. We get the odd frost but nothing too heavy. Just discovered the joy of gardening over the last year. Dont really have a clue what Im doing. Just dont want to kill anything. The salvia and the diascia have been amazing. Just need to spread them out a bit. 
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