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I picked up some great bargains at our local garden centre last weekend. Some real treats including a variety of Anemones, Cosmos, Asters, Salvia-Mystic Spires. even hardy fushias, Japanese daisies, French Lavender, and lots of varieties of Dahlias. Can I plant them into the ground now? we don't have a green house, so difficult to know where to keep them from being killed off by frost. we do have a south facing garden though. Please help!
Dahlias,Cosmos -definitely,definitely not-completely the wrong end of the gardening year
Hardy Fuchsias-no plant in Spring
French lavender-not completely hardy in UK
Asters-depending on what sort-but probably ok
Anenomes-probably ok-same for Salvia
Don't know about Japaneses daisies
Sorry- but without a greenhouse or somewhere to over-winter plants you may have a problem
You could try saving the Dahlia tubers for next year. I bought two a few weeks ago from the nearly dead section at a local GC and they are currently flowering for Britian, seems a shame to cut them down but it's unlikely they'll survive winter if left in pots.
Am guessing you mean Japanese Anemone, as they look like daisy. Thye are hardy.
I would definitely be saving the dahlia tubers for next year. What type of cosmos is it? The chocolate ones can be saved.
Last winter I bubble wrapped some of my pots that had some of the more dubious perennials and then placed them next to the house and they came through winter ok.
Can you take cutting of the hardy fuchsias, just pop them in a jar or water.
Would mulching help to keep them warm if Rose Lady plants them now?
No-it is too late to plant some things-hardy perennials yes-but not all these are hardy-and the fuschia needs to be in the ground starting in the Spring to survive the winter.
Thank you for all your helpful advice. Bubble wrap what a great idea!!! thanks Kate. Yes blairs they are Japanese Anemone, so pleased to hear they are hardy.
I think its becoming quite apparent that maybe its time to invest in a cold frame in the not so distant future. Christmas prezzie from my other half me thinks. Will definately dry off the Dahlias till spring.As far as the Cosmos is concerned it doesn't say on the pot, because I picked these plants from the nearly dead section at B&Q. However the flowers are a deep pink/purple. Still my climbing roses will be here soon, so plan on having lots of fun planting them in thank again