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Hi, Yesterday I received an order of pinks which I had sent for.  When they came the actual plugs were in good condition but the roots looked as though they had been grown in little pots of some sort of fabric.  I have noticed this before with a few plants I have sent for and have not always had success with them.  Do you leave the fabric around the roots or is it better to remove it?  I would love to know what others do.image


  • kate1123kate1123 Posts: 2,815

    I know exactly what you mean.

    In the future I would remove them, I am still finding bits of fabric in my garden and some of the plants roots never seemed to escape the fabric.

  • Thanks Kate, I'm glad someone else has been wondering which is best.

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    The idea is that the fabric thing is supposed to rot way and it saves root disturbance

    -it doesn't rot wayimage

    If you can get it off without damaging the roots do so.

  • Didn't manage to remove the fabric altogether as not sure whether too, but did cut through it and manage to open it up a bit, but as you say Sotongeoff doing it without damaging the roots must be difficult.

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