Posted: 10/06/2015 at 12:42
Well hello all. I come asking for some more advice. I am getting very close now on taking over my new garden (and house) and am trying to plan on how to plant it out etc.
I am in contact with a wholesale nursery that is willing to supply me with the plants as long as I meet the minimum order. Which looking through their catalogue I will be able to do many times over. The main problem is, there will be a lot of plant material turning up on one day. Some will be arriving bare root some in containers. I plan on making the order around October time. To speed things up if I plant half in the walled garden where I know their final positions. And the other half if I prepared an area to just grow them on. Will it do much harm storing them planted in the ground in rows ready for the next season when I have access to the other piece of land that is currently used by the local farmer.
I plan on rotovating the area and creating trenches in advance so on the day the plants turn up all I have to do is pop them in their rows cover them over and give them good water. Then I can come and just dig one up when and, as I’m ready to move it? Or do you think this will be too hard on the plants and shock/kill them?