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Q.Is It Too Late To Plant Store Bought Plants In The Garden?

Zone Newcastle Upon Tyne | Anonymous added on November 6, 2021 | Answered

I bought some plants a couple of months ago that I never got around to planting. They were mostly perennials that flower until Sept or Oct – is it too late to plant them now and if so what should I do with them? I live in North East England.

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Answered on November 9, 2021

The object of fall planting is to plant 6 to 8 weeks before the first frost so the plant can get established. If you still haven't planted them, I would wait till spring now. Keep them in a cool environment such as a garage or unheated basement that is above freezing all winter. Water just enough to keep them alive through the winter, about once a month. Then after the last freeze, go ahead and plant them outside.

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