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Best time to buy hostas and other plants?

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 22:45

gardenjeannie, I would be very grateful if I could have some. I dont mind paying postage at all. Please send me a message when you decide to split them and we can arrange payment and the rest of the details. Cheers.

Best time to buy hostas and other plants?

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 17:38

That brunnera is lovely indeed. Added to my list of definitely to buy. Thank you 

Where to purchase roses?

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 20:57

I bought 10 bare root roses from JParkers and 2 out ofthem died after the first year, 3 have a weak and slow growth and the others are good. Whereas every single container grown rose I have bought from Fryer's roses has grown really healthy.

Best time to buy hostas and other plants?

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 23:15

Thank you Verdun. Bowden looks good indeed. I'l go ahead and place an order.

Where to purchase roses?

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 23:14

For me Fryer's Roses are the best quality I have ever bought. Really healthy established plants.

Best time to buy hostas and other plants?

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 13:47

I live in Macclesfield, Cheshire and the winters here tend to vary year on year. I have to say that so far I have never lost any plants apart from a Mimosa young tree (acacia dealbata) which i made the mistake of leaving out in winter. Then again as they say, never say never.

I have to explain that my hostas will be planted in good size terracota pots in the front garden. The front garden is quite sheltered from winds especially on south and east sides and in summer enjoys the afternoon sun from 2-3pm onwards.

Verdun, are there any online sellers of hostas that you would recommend please (perhaps via PM if the forum rules dont allow posting them here)?

Best time to buy hostas and other plants?

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 12:45

Thank you everyone for the advice. So generally the consensus is to buy around this time and plant the hardy ones now and keep the less hardy in pots until spring.

I know that some plants are slow growers so the bigger you buy the better (generally). Is this the case with the above plants? Especially with hostas, are they slow growers? What I am trying to find out is if I need to buy them in 2l pots (which are more expensive) or could I buy them in the smaller size pots and they would quickly grow to a good size?

Best time to buy hostas and other plants?

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 23:27

When would be the best time to buy hostas, saxifraga, brunnera, dicentra and helleborus?


PS: I assume this is the right section to post this question?

My Passion Flower is wilting... Help!

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 00:13

I bought two this year and planted the common one in the ground and the lilac coloured one in a big pot. Funny enough the one in the pot has grown a lot lot more than the one in the ground. And it has formed two fruits as well. It isnt much but for a young plant is not bad. The flowers are stunning but they only last a couple of days.


potted acer

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 23:55

My acers have also suffered with leaf burn this year. Even my more mature acer which I have had for about 8 years was affected. That acer was not re-potted so I do believe that the culprit is the propper summer sun that we got this year.

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