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Autumn planting

Discussion in 'Other Plants' started by Tach, Jul 17, 2018.

  1. Tach

    Tach Apprentice Gardener

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    Hi guys, can i plant echinacea, hollyhocks, bergamot and/ or verbena in the autumn? Looking at getting (bargain!) plug plants but they're not for delivery till October....
     
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    • Verdun

      Verdun Passionate gardener

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      Hiya Tach :)
      well not really. :sad: They would get lost out there and struggle over winter. I suggest you pot them up into 9cm pots and keep in the greenhouse, a cold frame or other protected area. Come next spring you will have plants eager to grow fast and you can plant these out or, ideally, pot on again to produce bigger plants for the great outdoors:)
       
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      • Gail_68

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        Hello @Tach :sign0016: to GC and I have to agree with Verdun because autumn is when winter is up on we and if it's anything like this winter was :phew:...we just managed to save our plants besides losing some :)
         

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