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  1. Gizmo

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    hi we orderef these plants from garden on a roll web site , they arrived and planted just before the snow was here in east sussex , we took them out to give them a chance so at the moment they are in the shower , we dont know alot about plants
    when can i put them out in he raised beds due to weather conditions thanks for your advice
     
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      I'd keep them in a cold frame (or greenhouse) until the end of April or mid May depending on frost forcasts to then plant out if that's possible.
       
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        Might need pinching out and potting on too....hard to judge their pot sizes.
        You certainly have a nice selection there @Gizmo .:)
         
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          Many thanks for your reply we have no greenhouse and limited space. Not sure about cold frame as it would only be used once.
          Thanks for your advice
           
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            Hi @Gizmo , a nice collection indeed! :)

            If the plants were grown outdoors or in a cold place at the nursery, and have now spent a week or so in room temperature, it's safest to acclimatise them to the outdoors weather slowly. Easiest way is to collect the plants into baskets or boxes and lift out in the morning and back in for the night. Repeat for a week or so.

            The mistake I always make is to keep young perennials indoors to "mollycoddle" them to a lush growth before the weather warms up later in the spring. The result is poor growth and spindly plants. :wallbanging: It's much better to keep hardy perennials outdoors at this time of the year but all the better if you can offer a sheltered spot.

            If your raised beds are ready, they can be turned into a makeshift cold frame with a sheet of plastic on top, and possibly some fleece if the nights turn cold.
             
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              You could plant them out, but any heavy frost like we have just had may affect them.

              Something like one of these cheap cloches would help protect them frost or any similar diy protection, even sheets of newpaper will help or old fabric held up with some sticks or screws on the fence etc.

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                :recliner:Many thanks for your reply. I will see what I can sort out with new plants.:hapflowers2:
                After I feel better from having vaccine for covid:old:
                 
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                  Most of those are hardy but hardening off after being indoors is a good precaution. Good luck with it :blue thumb:
                   
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                    Some of those plants look a tad ahead of the naturalised one's for this time of the year.
                    They would probably do fine but as Shiney says hardening off is sensible for peace of mind.
                     
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                      :old:Hi I stuck new plants out and done:hapflowers2: some work in garden raised beds. Dismantle old pond. Marked out new pond area. The bed with wood on top is veg bed needs more doing to it at the moment.:autumn:
                       

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                        Should have a good display in summer with all those plants, if the frost or snow threatens, cover them with some garden fleece or newpaper to keep the worst off.

                        What type of pond have you decided on, sunken or raised ? liner or preformed ?
                         
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                          Hi thanks for your reply I was thinking of a sunken pond with liner but I know when we moved here there was a tree in the corner some where near the fence but 4 yrs down the line unsure where is was. I know the council chopped it down and my mate had a go as well but unsure if it all come out.
                          Pond lines are 4 foot x 56 inch at the moment
                           
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                            It's looking good. :thumbsup:
                             
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                              Many thanks for your reply. Not sure at the moment if I can dig this pond out but I will give it a go.
                              But with ponds that have been dug out not sure the depth of the first layer or is it just prefence?
                              With preformed again not sure about digging but we would like a few small fish but finding a preformed pond that matches the space and depth of the pump is difficult as I don't want the pump in the middle of pond.
                              Thanks
                               
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