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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 09:16

I think they must do Chicky. Not a lot of hope for us ever seeing Storm Zebedee. 

Although i do recant a bit about Angus, it seems to have been bad in Devon 

Thompson & Morgan - issues!

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 09:09

I'm sorry Aym, we'll have to agree to differ. I've been buying bare root roses, trees and soft fruit plants since 1970. What the OP has received is exactly what I'd expect to receive. 

The reason why bare root plants can be sent out during the winter, and only through the winter, is because they are dormant - ie. not growing. In this state they can be in cool storage conditions for weeks as long as the roots are slightly damp,  if the planting site is frozen or under snow or water. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 08:59

I think they're setting the bar too low Obelixx. Yes there are some bad storms that do damage, but they seem to be naming what used to be just 'bad weather'. 

Thompson & Morgan - issues!

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 08:44

Aym it doesn't take any special skill for dormant roses to 'be brought back to life'. its what happens to all rose bushes and other deciduous plants every year. It's called Spring. 

Just plant them. 

The ones that might not make it are the ones that have not been kept in cold conditions and have got leaf buds on like yours. They'll need a bit more tlc

Last edited: 20 November 2016 08:50:18

Camassia in pots?

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 08:23

I grow mine in the ground. In your case I'd leave them in the tunnel for the winter to protect the roots from getting too frozen as they're in pots. Normally they're perfectly tough. They don't need sunshine until they start growing flower spikes in the spring. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 08:16

We've got all the rain Pat. None left for anyone else 

My smilies have reappeared 

Thompson & Morgan - issues!

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 08:11

Roses shouldn't have buds at this time of year! It indicates that they've been kept in far too warm conditions and haven't gone into dormancy. The danger is that the buds will be damaged by frost in a normal UK winter. 

Green stems can be due to variety, but may also indicate that the plant has been grown 'too soft' and will suffer in winter conditions. 

Thompson & Morgan - issues!

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 07:53

I would be perfectly happy to plant those, taking care to give them optimum conditions as of course you should. If they have not grown away well by next summer I'm sure T&M will replace or refund. 

Last edited: 20 November 2016 07:56:56

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 06:59

I've had a look on the travel sites and can't see anything major and nothing of concern on the Gatwick airport site so Hosta should be fine getting away on his holiday. They've started giving names to these storms as if they're something hugely significant, but really they're just the storms we get several of every winter - some wind, rain and probably a bit of snow on high ground. They're not hurricanes or tornadoes  causing devastation across huge swathes of the country. There may be a branch or two down and a roof tile or two dislodged. People who are used to working outside will know what precautions to take and people who live in towns and cities will hardly notice anything. 

white flies

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 06:40

A few good sharp frosts should do the job. 

In the meantime, as you've probably found, they'll wash off in the kitchen sink. 

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