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Is it too late to pot up?

Lena NLena N Posts: 189

Hello

I've got some lavenders which I got from the T&M offer a few months ago which I've potted on a couple of times. I was thinking of potting them up again soon but wondered is it too late in the season to do this?  I also have several hardy plants which I've grown from cuttings which I would like to pot up one more time before winter - several hebes, osteospermum, buddleia, brachyglotis and hydrangeas.  Is it still ok to do this or should I wait until spring?

Many thanks

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,122

    Hi Lena - you can pot on at any time. It makes for bigger, sturdier plants when you eventually put them out and they'll withstand attacks from weather or pests better  image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Lena NLena N Posts: 189

    Thanks Fairygirl image

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,122

    Great that you've got plenty of successful cuttings Lena image

    The buddleias will cope with pretty much any treatment though image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • may i mooch in on your thread? fg i got some crowborough pips and they grew up well but are still very small. can i pot those on to overwinter or will they not survive? the "bit" where i want to put them won't be prepped for a while.

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,122

    Plant Pauper - I have no experience of them -  I take it you mean the Zantedeschia crowborough?  I'd say - yes but there might be more to them than that!

    Start a new thread and you'll get plenty of advice. image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,341

    I germinated ( flippin' 100s of )Zantedeschia last year and they've survived in pots since then.

    Devon.
  • brilliant! i've put them in slightly larger pots so if they don't last the Winter i'll blame you then. most excellent. i hate it when it's my fault!image

  • In my opinion you can in principal pot on at any time of the year. That is not to say that in particular cases it might not be appropriate.

    Whats all this about repeated potting on? it is sometimes appropriate for economies of greenhouse space and for heavy handed waterers but most of my potting is straight into the final pot.

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