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When can i plant them out? They were planted last autumn and they are now filling the 8cm pots. Help please image


  • Harden them off each day before planting them out, to climitise them.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    Like Verdun says, I no longer need to plant forget-me-nots, it's now just a matter of pulling them up from where I don't want them!  I tend to leave them growing everywhere as a kind of ground-cover over the winter, then let them flower in the spring and try to remember to pull them up from where I don't want them, before they set seed.  The foliage has turned a little purple this year after the harsh winter and no sign of flowers yet though.  I'm really looking forward to the drifts of pastel blue that will soon appear.


    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 22,599

    I usually plant small plants in the garden in the autumn. I used to let them seed themselves, then I started getting a wild variety with tiny weeny flowers that I didn't want and ants seemed to like living in the roots of these, so now I pull them up when over and weed out any I'm not sure about. They are very hardy.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,295

    I just let them get on with it now like a lot of other annuals/biennials. I do agree with B-L though, they don't improve over time

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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  • I live in Arizona and I got forget-me-nots from my aunts funeral. I would like to plant them but I do not have a garden And I live in an apartment how would I be able to grow them indoors? Also I have never planted anything before, this would be my first time.

  • SwissSueSwissSue Posts: 1,447

    PTL, you don't say!image

  • chickychicky Posts: 10,392

    How funny - spent the weekend pulling up this year's FmNots - and found loads of ants nesting in their roots - I didn't realise it was a common thing!

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Busy & Chicky, that would explain why I've loads of ants all down garden path, as self set FMN's down the path border. I thought they enjoyed living under the path.

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