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22/09/2013 at 12:36

I've got some small pots of chives and delphiniums grown from seed in my greenhouse together with a couple of clematis from the GW offer earlier in the year. Should I plant these out now or pot them on and overwinter in the greenhouse for planting out next spring. I've also got a few hellebores which I presume can go out now as they're winter flowering. 

Any advice gratefully received 

22/09/2013 at 13:01

No....I would protect all of them inside.  The hellebores?  Are they in small pots too?

22/09/2013 at 13:30

Thanks Verdun, Hellebores are in pots of 5 and 6 inch diameter and are reasonably large plants, grown on from plugs in spring. 

22/09/2013 at 13:33

Yes then plant out,those hellebores..  Make sure you get some good stuff in the hole too

22/09/2013 at 13:44

The chives are likely to die down over the winter, even with a bit of protecton, but will reshoot in early spring.

22/09/2013 at 16:09

Thanks both!

22/09/2013 at 17:41

I have kept pots of chives on the kitchen windowsill over winter, always had some fresh for cooking. I fed them about once a fortnight with liquid fertilizer for indoor pot plants.

23/09/2013 at 17:47

I'll bring a couple of pots of chives in and see how they do, but I think they might be a bit too small, although they may prefer conditions inside and as I've got loads of pots of them it's worth a try.

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