When can I plant
darren hansen 134
Just got these and wondering if I can get them in the ground now .. Cambridge England
Central Norfolk UK
Provided the ground isn’t frozen or waterlogged they should be fine planted out now. 😊
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west central Scotland
You can certainly plant if the ground is suitable - ie not frozen etc.
The only problem is - they won't be very mature, and even hardy plants will benefit form a bit of time before planting. I'd pot them on and let them grow on a bit, so that they have better root systems.
They might have been undercover for a while too, so it's worth just being careful about putting them outside too soon. A few days of out in the day [as long as weather is reasonably favourable] and in at night would be enough.
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I bought some supermarket plants like yours a couple of years ago they were very very tender and delicate not like ones from my local garden centre that were living outside. I expect the supermarket ones have been grown in greenhouses , so as Fairygirl says maybe keep them under cover for a while to harden up a bit, in a greenhouse or a porch before planting out , there could be more frost or snow yet and I learned the hard way when mine died as I’d planted them out too soon!
I agree with the above, I don’t buy much for the garden but when I did it would be Morrison 2 for £3.00, Soak the roots, pot them up and keep in for the winter, you can plant them out late Spring when the frost are over.
They will benefit from a bit of TLC.
Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor.