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Dorment peranials


By clarice


Someone mentioned about some plants they ordered from parkers, i ordered about 18 different perenial plants which they told me would arrive in november, which they did and looked in good health with good roots, but it said on arrival take out of package and plant direct into the ground so i did, as they said putting them in a greenhouse or anything can do them more harm, as they had come straight out the fields, but a couple of days after that, the nights got colder & colder with frosty nights, so i’m just hoping they all come up next year, or i’ll be having to order them again.

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if you followed all the planting instructions they should be ok, in a harsh winter you can always loose the odd plant anyway, fingers crossed!!!........steve

3 Dec, 2008


Thanks Steve.

3 Dec, 2008


Hi Clarice, it was me that commented on jparker, and i do confirm they are very good, i too have ordered bare root plants and they have come up lovely in the past, so you should be fine, obviously there is always a risk if you plant during or just before heavy frost, but if you apply a winter mulch this should double your chances of sucess. Out of interest what plants did you buy?

3 Dec, 2008


I'd agree with Majeeka- - mulch the crowns and they should be OK. I got all my bulbs from Parkers this year!

3 Dec, 2008


Yeah me to spritz, and some are already peaking up!

3 Dec, 2008


If we get a lot of frost, just check the plans haven't been heaved out of the ground. But perennials should be OK and grow away well in spring

3 Dec, 2008


I've often moved perenials in winter Clarice and it doesn't seem to bother them.
As Andrew said chech they haven't heaved out of the ground.

4 Dec, 2008

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