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Ilona.SIlona.S Posts: 162

Hi all , is it too early to put out summer bedding ? The garden looks a bit messy while the spring bulbs are dying back and am keen to get some colour in ! I am in Derbyshire .



  • Mark56Mark56 Posts: 1,653

    I'd wait until towards the end of May at least, still the chance of frost & bedding is often very, very tender. 

    Last edited: 30 April 2017 13:16:20

  • Ilona.SIlona.S Posts: 162

    Thanks Mark56 ,will keep them in the conservatory for a while longer then .

  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    They will need to be hardened off before you do plant them out......start by leaving them out during the day and bringing them in at night so they don't get frosted.

    SW Scotland
  • Ilona.SIlona.S Posts: 162

    Thanks Joyce ,will start doing that.

  • IamweedyIamweedy Posts: 1,364


    Where in Derbyshire? It can get very high up, cold and exposed up there. They would need TLC and shelter luntil June.

    I buy my bedding plants, usually  from B & Q . Usually the new stronger varieties of petunias with the beautiful veined petals and a few pelagoniums depending how many made it through the winter. I have had some good results from them but not all B&Q plants are so good. 

    Does anyone find the "tea bag" type of casing these seedlings are planted into difficult for the roots to break through?

    I pulled the bags off my plants as they seem to root better without. 

    'You must have some bread with it me duck!'

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