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Hey all, just a quick question regarding some wallflower and primrose plugs I've just received. For best value I always like to get the little 1cm plugs of plants from T&M website, and grow them on, and have always been pleased with the results. In a 'lucky dip' selection, i've just got some wallflower and primrose plugs, amongst other summer flowering perennials. Normally I pot the plugs up, and overwinter in an unheated greenhouse until following year when frosts have passed and the plants have established before planting out. With these being spring flowering, how would they be best overwintered? Options are the unheated greenhouse; coldframe, or just plain old outdoor shelving!! Cheers all, Matt
I'd be tempted to keep them in the greenhouse to get best growth out of them.
Primroses flower very early. You will be able to find primrose plants, almost in flower, and ready to be put out, in garden centres, in February and March. Those plants will have been raised under glass.
I doubt if they've ever been outside so I wouldn't rush to get them out there. A few hours a day til they put on some growth in bigger pots then they should be fine. Could protect if we get a really nasty winter but they'll do Ok in an average one. If you protect them too much they'll not be prepared for life outside in the spring.
matt237 was it just one pack of the lucky dip perennials you bought - if so did if have a combination of perennials? The website suggests each pack has just one type.
Thanks for the replies, I shall o/w them in the greenhouse, and get them out next year when I can. Cottage Garden Fairy - it was just one pack of the lucky dip perennials, the free one where you pay £4.95 P&P. Although it was supposed to be 72 plants, and they could only supply me with 48, so they also included a £5 gift voucher!!! But it included 5x different species of perennials.