At its best:
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Mix together equal parts of multi-purpose compost and perlite for an open, free-draining compost. Then, gently remove each plug from its module, by pushing up from the bottom with a pencil.
Fill 7-8cm pots with compost, leaving a gap at the top to allow it to settle and make watering easier. Using a dibber or your finger, make a hole in the compost slightly bigger than the plug.
Holding each plug by its rootball, carefully tease out its delicate roots ad place it in the hole. Firm the compost gently around the plug to ensure the roots spread as the young plant grows.
Mini plugs are the first to arrive, from early March, and these need the most care and time to grow on in trays or pots.
When all the plugs have been planted, water with a fine rose. Keep on a bright windowsill or in the greenhouse for four to five weeks, potting on once for trailing plants, or twice for specimen plants.