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planting out delphs and foxgloves

marc weirmarc weir Posts: 124
When can I put these perennials into my borders


  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,531

    How large are they?

    Have they been hardened off?

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,854

    grown from seed: a bit longer, bought in pots: any time.

  • marc weirmarc weir Posts: 124
    They were bought in 9cm pots but look itching to get out
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,854

    so long as the ground isn't frozen, or waterlogged, they'll be fine.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,384

    I agree with Hostafan1, but do watch out for slugs which just love them (delphiniums that is)!

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • marc weirmarc weir Posts: 124
    Cheers bob im glad you can spell delphs as I struggle with that one
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,453

    Bumping this thread to save starting another one!

    I have a load of foxgloves in 3 inch pots that I am taking to the charity shop next week as I need the space. I do information sheets for prospective purchasers so they've got some idea of what they are getting image

    Just wondering whether it's okay to plant them out yet or wait until September time, and keep them in shady spot ?

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