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Hi can anyone help I sent for the offer on here of 48 lavender plants for the cost of postage, when they came about 6 weeks ago they were very small plugs repotted them into small pot & placed them in my utility room, they have grown into nice small plants ( I did loose a few ) I need to no if I put the out into the flower beds or do I have to wait till next year image

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,421

    I'd protect them this winter. If we get another wet one like last year they won't like that.

    A cold frame or cold GH is where I'd put them. Not yet but early enough that they're not already saturated when they go in.



    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Thanks nutcutlet I take it I should keep watering them a little between now & when they are ready to go out next year. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,877

    I'd keep them on the dry side during the winter - they can cope with cold, what they don't like is cold and wet.  


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • Ok thanks
  • chickychicky Posts: 10,402

    Mine grew pretty quickly - might be worth potting them on before winter sets in.  I agree with the others though - coldframe and quite dry for their first winter then they really romp awayimage

  • Ok will do as they are getting big I do keep checking underneath to see if I can see any roots none showing yet & I dint have a cold frame or GH so will have to keep em in spare room they are stood on a large tray for watering so can easily carry them up later on in the year at the moment they are in my utility room soaking up the su ( when its out lol ) thanks for all the info
  • chickychicky Posts: 10,402

    Hi LB - not sure a spare room is ideal for lavender - can you find a place outside and rig up some sort of shelter for them ?  Maybe some old bricks and a plank, or under a garden bench ?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,421

    I wouldn't have them in the spare room yet lb, even if you have to resort to that in midwinter. On another thread someone was talking about using a plastic box as a cold frame. I wouldn't leave anything under that in the long term unless it had vents in the side, but it's something you might consider on wet days so they don't get drowned



    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Hi I have a large veg planter on legs they could go under there should they be out now & what about my shed in winter?
  • chickychicky Posts: 10,402

    I'd keep them out in a normal place til about November, then move them out the worst of the wet then - under the veg planter sounds a good idea. I would not put them in a shed, as they will want some light.

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