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Annie -leave them in the pots and keep in the greenhouse-and on the dry side-protect if it gets bitterly cold
Wrap the pots in bubble wrap-to prevent the roots from freezing
I grow a few different types of cannas and to be on the safe side (having lost some before ) i cut them right back, take them out of their pots, clean off all the soil, dry them and then store indoors, in a cool dry garage, wrapped in news paper. i repot them in end of feb/early march with 50/50 manure and multi purpose compost and they triple in size every year and flower in september, you must keep them in full sun though outside once frosts have finished
Try Wilkinsons they have quite a variety and reasonably priced.
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Mike W Thank you for telling me about Wilkinsons, I'll have have a look into the store and see what is available , thanks again.
Hi Annie, I`ve just had an on line order delivered from Wilkinsons which included Bluebells, Daffs miniatures, standard and doubles,5 different tulips, crocus etc all excellent quality and price, nothing soft or wet, and they are currently all at 3 for the price of 2, but be quick !!
hiya all just reading information on cannas as i live in devon and its very mild this year my cannas did not flower so on all your advice i am going to dig them up.as there are a lot of stems around 20 do i take the soil off or leave it in one big clump,as i will never have a pot big enough the clump is around 2ft square can anyone help.
Thanks Dan I've been onto the Wilkinsons site and bought some bulbs,I must say the prices are impressive, so I'm looking forward to getting out to the garden once they arrive. Thanks again
Hi Annie, my pleasure. Like many others I use / have used T&M , Suttons, Parkers etc. but can be expensive for ordinary seeds, bulbs etc so I looked at Wilkos. and others for value for money lines for the everyday stuff and have not been let down and saved £££££££££££££££££`s, hope this helps others too.
I have been using Parker's Dutch bulbs wholesale for many years. They continue to be excellent value, excellent quality, they deliver on time, keep customers informed and have the vast range we need. We use many of their bulbs in bedding schemes & borders in patterns. If I plant 500 or 5000 I can accurately gauge success - rarely are any missing & those that are are still in the ground with their flower shoots moused out!
As other examples, their Hippeastrums are fabulous and much admired, their Garlic and Onions excellent.and rarely failing
I find that their plants are supplied exactly as explained in their catalogues (on line and hard copy). For the cost, the plant material supplied is as I would expect. Bare root supply is normal for many of these plants - paying for compost, a pot, growing on space in a nursery and postage of bulky pots isn't necessary for many perennials, trees & shrubs. Though it does rely on the buyer to turn these into thriving plants.
I have occasionally evaluated other companies for comparisons but haven't found the range & value that Parkers (retail) or Dutch bulbs (Wholesale) offer.
Parkers get my vote then!!
What a testimonial. I hope they paid you well