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I'd cut of anything long and straggly but leave the rest, it will green up, give them a good soaking but don't keep them wet.
I agree, wait & see. They should be fine if the pots are now tucked up by a wall ie in shelter for the time being. They do tend to develope longish tap roots, so dont always transplant easily when bigger plants.
The season is at least 2 weeks behind normal, so plenty of time to decide where you ultimately want the plants to grow. By then they should look better J.
I also bought some of these from Wilkinsons and I haven't long planted them, it does say on the packet that if any has grown in the packet it doesn't affect them, they had lots of white leggy bits on them but now just over a week later they have got some nice green leaves on them and are doing well I bought some of the mixed colours and the black ones too
I left the leggy bits on without cutting them off if that helps.
I would cut the leggy bits off, this will helps stimulate fresh new growth.
Thanks Matt, I'll go and do that now while the rain has stopped
I don't have a garden as such Leonette, I have a bit of soil thats about 6ft by 5ft so I grow most things in containers, I have a new 8ft by 6ft greenhouse that needs putting up, (waiting for my daughter to help me with it) I built a raised bed which I built up with bricks today on the concrete where the garage used to be, which is empty just yet lol I put the aquiligia in a container and they have started to grow quite well, I grew some from seed last year and they are growing back well too
This is what my Aquiligia (from wilkinsons) look like now..
These are the black ones
and these are the mixed coloured ones.
I hope they flower this year
I'd leave em be and not water too much. Stick a finger in the soil now and again and if its slightly damp half a 'finger' below the surface, they're fine.