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Quick fix storing plants in ground

Well hello all. I come asking for some more advice. I am getting very close now on taking over my new garden (and house) and am trying to plan on how to plant it out etc.

I am in contact with a wholesale nursery that is willing to supply me with the plants as long as I meet the minimum order. Which looking through their catalogue I will be able to do many times over. The main problem is, there will be a lot of plant material turning up on one day. Some will be arriving bare root some in containers. I plan on making the order around October time.  To speed things up if I plant half in the walled garden where I know their final positions. And the other half if I prepared an area to just grow them on. Will it do much harm storing them planted in the ground in rows ready for the next season when I have access to the other piece of land that is currently used by the local farmer. 

I plan on rotovating the area and creating trenches in advance so on the day the plants turn up all I have to do is pop them in their rows cover them over and give them good water. Then I can come and just dig one up when and, as I’m ready to move it? Or do you think this will be too hard on the plants and shock/kill them?

Many Thanks


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,166

    It sounds well planned and should go fine. Any you can't get into their final postions before spring would probably be best left til the next autumn

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    Sounds fine to me too. You are well organised. Good luck with your new garden.


    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • Great its nice to get some reassurance from other people. As constantly working alone I wonder if im missing a key fact or something. I have nearly finished compiling my list of plants and am about to send it in. Very exciting.

  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    I wish you luck. Remember and include some extras on your list just in case they don't have any of them. And include any substitutions that you deem suitable replacements. October will seem a long way away...........

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
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