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New Buddleia planting advice

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by ThePlantAssassin, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. ThePlantAssassin

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    Morning all, I have a new Buddleia about 2ft tall and was wondering should I put it in the ground now or leave it in its pot until spring please? thank you.
     
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    My gut feel is always to get plants in the ground in the autumn, as it gives them a chance to establish whilst water is readily available. This is probably due to the fact that we are battling drought from spring onwards.

    But as long as your ground is not waterlogged during the winter, I would think that planting now is the best option. The plant will “get away” and the roots will be more protected from frost damage than they would be in a pot...
     
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      @Sian in Belgium I would agree with that. It should give them a better chance of establishing.
       
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        Agree with others here, Autumn and Spring are the best times actually, and there's certainly no need to wait all that time. I never plant these in peak Summer because although they're sun-lovers, the heat seems to stress younger plants a bit when planting out. Which variety did you get? @ThePlantAssassin
         
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          @Nikolaos Its called White Profusion so Im going to put it opposite the other one for a bit of symmetry. I love the scent and the butterflies seem to adore it. I just get a bit daunted by when to put things in the ground and when to wait.
           
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            You picked a really good one @ThePlantAssassin, old and reliable cultivar which won an AGM in the early nineties! :blue thumb:

            Nick
             
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