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planting out now?

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badasscafe1 Tue 19-Apr-16 22:33:59

I bought some plants from secret gardening club- perennials- now getting panicky about planting out as it as been so cold. They aren't plugs- they are fairly good sized- will it be okay to plant them out now?

LikeASoulWithoutAMind Tue 19-Apr-16 22:49:27

What kind of perennials are they?

bookbook Tue 19-Apr-16 22:54:49

I think I would go the hardening off route . Its expected to be cold over the weekend, and it would be a shame to shock them .

badasscafe1 Wed 20-Apr-16 07:03:59

They are lupins, oriental poppies, hardy geraniums and also some strawberries. Currently in unheated greenhouse

SugarPlumTree Wed 20-Apr-16 07:12:11

I'm starting to harden off some of my SGC plants aiming to take my time in the hope it will be a bit warmer in a couple of weeks.

shovetheholly Thu 21-Apr-16 08:41:30

Put them outside in the air, but in a sheltered spot, for a week to ten days and then plant out. (An unheated greenhouse will be getting hot this time of year - mine's already up to 30 C in the day, so you need to accustom them to cooler temperature).

They are all hardy and a good size, so they will be fine. You may need some slug protection around the lupins if you are on clay!

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