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Too cold to plant out now?


Spotted a few clearance plants today but didn't pick anything up as I wasn't sure whether I could actually do anything with them now given the weather has dropped and we had a first frost this week.

Is it too late now to get stuff in the ground? apart from the bare root stuff like roses which are fine to go in now?

Presumably it's OK to repot also, or is that also not a good idea with the compost being colder?


  • Hi Verdun,

    I spotted a few clearance bargains .. A standard olive and bay tree (a range of sizes, around 3-4 feet high, these I'd re-pot in bigger pots) a thyme (9cm pot), carex (evergold from memory) - 9cm pot, festuca glauca (9cm pot)  a buddleja (pixie blue) 2l pot, choisya 2l pot. Flower wise they had a load of primroses and polyanthus for about 50p aswell. 

  • There was an ajuga reptans as well, 50p :)

    Lovely thanks for the advice.. I'll get myself down there in the morning to get cracking image

  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,633

    You don't say where you are.

    Olives will not manage outside in the colder places in the UK.

    Verdun lives in a tropical paradise.

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    The ground is still warm, I know I was weeding a bed full of bluebells today, so planting now will be fine, the ground is dry though so water in well.

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