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Planting potted Daphne in garden

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 17:04

Postil, for me, is quite  vigorous grower.  Daphnes are fickle though, aren't they?  Mezereum doesn't like to be moved as I found to my cost.  And a Somerest I moved died too.  Aureomarginata seems to move quite easily as does Eternal Fragrance.  However, they aren't the longest living shrubs in my experience.

if mine, I would prob plant out Dotypoo's daphne as is without disturbing roots even if rootbound.  Most every other shrubs I would loosen roots



Posted: 02/12/2014 at 16:53

Hee hee hee 


Posted: 02/12/2014 at 16:20

DD, nearly right but minus the shorts, vest and sox.  I do like to pose 

Planting potted Daphne in garden

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 16:16

sure it will be rootbound.  6 years is long time in a pot for this daphne.  I wonder when or if Dotypoo has repotted it at all.....ideally within past couple of years.  If so, I guess we are united Dave 


Posted: 02/12/2014 at 16:11

Sorry dove.  It's still sunny but it won't be in couple of hours  and it's forecast to be even better tomorrow......hee hee hee 

It's a big worry......

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 13:43

Oooooooo, that's sooooooo exciting Lesley. 


Posted: 02/12/2014 at 13:40

Beautiful looking day here.  Lots of sun and blue skies.  Chilly wind though. Might put up a deck chair 

you should have posted a picture Lesley 

just a couple of wallflowers left in veg patch ......will plant them out in a mo. 

our local radio station is broadcasting from London today and giving out Cornish pasties.  Yet many of our local progs have been cut.  At least half a dozen presenters rheir producers and associated teams plus travel and hotel costs ......???  The papers are full of austerity for most of us and huge payouts for bosses of banks and other companies!  (Rant over........I'll finish my pasty )

Planting potted Daphne in garden

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 13:28

But it's been outside for 6 years Dave.

if just purchased or in a smaller pot I would delay planting but best get it it the ground now.  the only risk, as I have said, is that flowers might be lost if rootball unduly disturbed.  but it will establish before the growing season and produce a cracking plant in 18 months.  I have planted azaleas, camellias and rhododendrons in recent years similarly placed and they have thrived without setback.  I would be concerned about the watering if such a plant at this size was moved in spring especially if another dry summer occurs.

we gardeners are always disagreeing Dave.....that's the fun 


Posted: 02/12/2014 at 12:31

Jad, I would prefer to mulch ...even with mpc but a mixture of dried manure and mpc or mushroom compost.  

Then a feed in spring after flowering.

Planting potted Daphne in garden

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 12:05

Do it now Dotypoo.

i assume it has been outside all this time so that side of it is fine.

just ensure you can get it from its pot as intact as possible.  Prob best to do this with someone.  Best to lift the plant and try to tap the pot off.  

You are very unlikely to lose it but if it's rootbound you may lose the flowers this year.  I would still take that small risk and plant it out now.  

You will still need to water it in even now.

Good luck ...

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