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shazza3shazza3 Posts: 106

hello, having ordered a selection of perennials to encourage more Bees into the garden and having now received them, i now have a problem because due to the weather/cold nights i can't put them in my unheated greenhouse in case they die.

six of the large ones are in my kitchen and i'm waiting for the large plug plants to be delivered.

can anyone suggest where they should be put when i receive them ???






  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,394

    Are you talking about hardy perennials? If so you can plant them in the garden. If they are half hardy annuals you should be able to put them in the greenhouse to keep the frost off, but what temperatures are you getting at night? Is it below zero?

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • shazza3shazza3 Posts: 106

    OMG really ???

    at the moment in South Wales we have gale force winds and torrential rain that's been lashing down all day !!!  It's also really cold, more like March than May.

    Plants are as follows -- Salvia, dwarf Phlox and plugs are Iberis.


    Maybe i can cover them with fleece in greenhouse for extra protection ??? 

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,394

    I have all those plants outside at the moment, out all year long. But, as Verdun says, the little ones need potting on first.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • Hi Shazza

    Im'e in SA7 where are you?  & there is someone from NPT on here as well.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,850

    I brought all the babies and the recently potted under cover last night. Thought they might get washed out of their pots. Can't move in the GH. 

  • LowennaLowenna Posts: 88

    Mine are either outside or in the cold greenhouse with the door and all the vents open. They are quite tough image

  • shazza3shazza3 Posts: 106

    hiya, thanks for all your replies.

    it was really nice today being outside all day for a change, had a good clearout of rubish and washed all the pots ready.

    will pot up the Iberis as they are quite small but no chance of putting outside yet as still really cold at night.

    Happy gardener2, i'm in SA6  

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