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How soon can I plant violas in teacups for 14 June wedding?

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 14:40

Sounds about right 

How soon can I plant violas in teacups for 14 June wedding?

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 14:34

Saxifrage would look fantastic in a teacup - an fact any 'cushion' type would. I'm going to enjoy investigating at the weekend....

How soon can I plant violas in teacups for 14 June wedding?

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 14:20

Oh I've just had the look at the geranuim - that's a genius idea and I love alpines, I'll have to see if we can get trays of any of that sort of thing at the massive garden centre near us!

Got to have some violas as they are my absolute favourtite, but a mixture would be lovely

How soon can I plant violas in teacups for 14 June wedding?

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 14:07

Thank you! Do you think they would be ok in their trays until then?

I suppose I could leave them as they come for a couple of weeks and then plant them into teacups... I don't think we will have time to plant them on into pots and then teacups.

Many happy returns for the day!

How soon can I plant violas in teacups for 14 June wedding?

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 12:34


I am getting married on 14 June and have decided to give each guest a small plant in a teacup. I was planning on using violas because they are prbably my favourite. However, it now occurs to me that I might not be able to buy them in June.

Does anyone know if they would be likely to do ok if I were to buy trays of them from the garden centre this weekend and plant them over the next week or so? So they would be in teacups outside for about a month.

Any other suggestions for plants that might work well would be most welcome - we want to keep it as cheap as possible so would need to be plants freely available in trays for not too much £££.

Thanks in advance!




Posted: 09/08/2013 at 12:24

Thanks everyone for your replies. I doubt my cosmos will be self-seeding anywhere - I've only got two flowers! Hence wanting to get started a bit earlier this year!

My plan is to sow seed in modules, put them out of the way somewhere and then plant them in any gaps as and when they arise. Some I may pot on and over-winter in pots. That sounds like it could work if they don't need to be under cover (no cover to be had in my garden).


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 09:51

Thanks Steve, that's very helpful. I hadn't realised they needed to be kapt under cover - I thought I could just sow them in the ground and leave them to get on with it!


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 14:17

Hopeful bumb


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 08:26

Possibly a silly question, but if I were to sow hardy annuals now, to flower early next year, would they flower right through summer if I kept deadheading or would they be over by June?

Also if anyone would like to recommend any hardy annuals or perrenials (one's that I can grow from seed now) they like, that would be lovely

Veronicastrums.....who's growing them

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 08:21

Would I have beought these from Wilkos as dried up root balls under the name 'veronica'? If so I have them too and they are growing but have not flowered yet!

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