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Had these for about 3 or so years... what can I do.. thanks
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  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,428
    Long-term they'd probably be happier in the ground, but if you want to keep them potted, go up a few sizes.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • Can I plant out now?
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,459
    I would  :)
  • Should I add a bit of all purpose compost or bonemeal to the hole or just backfill
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,428
    Yes, you can plant out potted plants any time of the year. Be careful to give them enough water over the summer.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,459
    I wouldn't bother with compost, maybe add a bit of bonemeal to the soil you're using to backfill with, then a good watering to settle them in. 
  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 8,336
    Also a good idea to give the rootball a thorough soaking for 20 - 30 mins before planting out. Best way to do it is in a bucket or trug large enough that you can completely submerge the pot (but not the plant!). If air bubbles come out of the compost hold the pot under the water until they stop then leave the pot to soak for 20 - 30 mins. You will still need to water thoroughly after you've planted.
    Heaven is ... sitting in the garden with a G&T and a cat while watching the sun go down
  • Don't have anything big enough to put the pot in unfortunately
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,817
    Even a tray or something similar would do @darren hansen 134 although you may have to water a few times to make sure all the water has been taken up  :)
    As @Topbird says, then yo know all the soil is well dampened, and it therefore makes it easier to establish them. A dry root system going into the ground can sometimes stay like that, and not absorb the moisture around it well enough, especially if you're in a drier area, and the ground is warming up and drying out.
    The watering after that, until it's producing new growth consistently, is also important  :)
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    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • PlantmindedPlantminded Posts: 3,476
    An empty wheelie bin may be an option for soaking!
    Wirral. Sandy, free draining soil.


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