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13/07/2014 at 13:02

I have a large agapanthus in a large pot. It was in the garden til spring 2013 when I lifted it to make room for drainage works.Now I want to put it back in the garden. Could I do it as soon as the flowers are over, or should I wait til next spring? 

 

Edd
13/07/2014 at 13:16

They are very easy to grow Nut. You could probably pull them out leave them in the greenhouse for a week and then plonk them on the top of the soil and they will still grow! (this is not a recommendation) 

Put them in the ground now, and after a few months, they will shoot and you can start to separate any new plants that start to sprout or just leave them in. 

13/07/2014 at 13:41

Right, thanks Edd

13/07/2014 at 16:40

If you're not sure and need it looking after Nut let me know  

13/07/2014 at 16:42

I'll save you some seed OL Only a few years to flower

13/07/2014 at 16:44

I've got 3 planted but no flowers this year so hoping for next year  I love them (as you  probably know )

13/07/2014 at 16:46

Hello there, saw this by the roadside in Lagos Portugal last Week and was beautiful , wondered what it was - now I know! May be a new purchase happening to me  

13/07/2014 at 16:47

This must be a good tough one. It has flowered for years, survived being dug up at probably the wrong time and flowered in the pot last year and this.

13/07/2014 at 16:56

Nut I have been researching this for my own agapanthus project ( as u know from forkers) now and spring is ideal apparently ......bought mine today although I did stray away from evergreens whoops!!!!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52358.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

13/07/2014 at 16:57

Tracey slopes off to sulk in a corner...........

13/07/2014 at 17:04

Never mind Tracey, you'll get flowers, just let them settle

I'd plant it now if I thought I could get the job done without breaking the flower stalks Stacey

13/07/2014 at 17:06

They seem to also thrive on rather brutal ( or at least uncaring ) treatment.

My neighbour gave me  clump last Autumn which I dutifully potted up ......result.....lots of leaves but no flowers.

He gave me another clump this Spring which I stuck in an old compost bag whilst I decided where to put them.  I'm ashamed to say, they are still in that sack and are flowering beautifully.  They had the odd bit of watering when I remembered but no other care than that

This isn't a recommendation by the way

13/07/2014 at 17:11

Mine were in a pretty poor piece of ground. Maybe that is where they do best. More food, more leaves

13/07/2014 at 17:30

Fab advice Philippa, I'm just too kind to my plants so am going to dig them up and chuck them in an old compost bag and see what happens LOL. 

13/07/2014 at 17:39

How do you overwinter the ones in pots?  The label on mine said to give them frost free protection.

Glad you have got yours now Stacey

13/07/2014 at 17:57

I think some are hardier than others Lesley. Mine were in a cold GH, very cold but not cold and wet

13/07/2014 at 19:47

Thanks nut. I'll try to put it where it has protection from the wet.  Only have a plastic greenhouse unfortunately and daren't leave that out over winter.  It will fly away

I have already planted a dogwood in my problem area and will take cuttings as there is room for two more  Thanks again.

13/07/2014 at 20:08

The leaves die back in the winter Lesley, it won't need light. You can put it in the shed or garage

13/07/2014 at 20:16

We wrap the pot of agapanthus in bubblewrap and put in in the most sheltered corner of the terrace with the lilies and fig and other precious plants.  They've survived so far - just about to burst into bloom again.for their third summer with us 

13/07/2014 at 20:26

I'm just hoping to get it to survive to next year.  Our winters can be harsh but the plant was irresistible.  I'll do my best

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