Planting out Festuca Glauca

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  1. Steven Deacon

    Steven Deacon Apprentice Gardener

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    Hi guys, New Member here with a question.

    I have a very small space for planting so I have chosen what I hope will be some easy to maintain options that will brighten up the space.

    I have the lavender in already and along with this I am going to add festuca glauca, however these only just arrived yesterday and the advice I have read is that these should be planted out at latest in September.

    So I assume it would be unwise to plant them out now, I would like to know should I therefore keep them indoors, will they be ok? What care should I provide and then when could I plant them out?

    Kindest regards
    Steve
     
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    If you can plant it near a wall then it should be ok to get in the ground now. You don't really want it hanging around inside for the next 5 months!
     
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      Sorry for the late reply, they are planted out next to my fence hopefully they will be ok, thank you so much for your advice and guidance

      I'll let you know now I get on
       
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      Hi guys thank you so much for your previous help, I hope I can get some more advice, my festuca have sadly turned brown, is this normal in winter, I suspect not, is it too late or can I do anything to rescue them?

      Also the lavender I planted in the same spot have lost all their leaves is that normal for winter or is there something in the soil?
       
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      Hi,

      Afraid its rather diffucuit to say without seeing the plants and their location.

      They may well have just dropped their leaves due to the move and possibly come back ok next spring.

      You could cover them lightly at night with hort. fleece or even newspaper to keep the worst of the frost off them; they are hardy plants once established, but when small and just replanted its better to be safe.

      On the other hand, you could have been supplied with bad stock as we well know from some of the rubbish we received this year from well known mail order suppiers.

      Can you take some pics of the problem plants ?
       
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      Hi thank you for your quick response,

      Tomorrow I will happily take some photos tomorrow and post them here, thanks for your advice, I will try to get hold of some newspaper or such as soon as I can, once I get some feedback on the situation I'll decide what to do with the roses.

      Kindest
      Steve
       
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      Hi I hope this works, were are the photos as requested


       

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      Hi,

      Can see the plants, but so hard to say, think you will have to wait until mid spring to see if they have survived or not. :fingers crossed:
      Even if they look like twigs just leave them alone, plants can surprise you how they can come back from the base, though it could be May before you see any real growth,

      The soil looks very stoney, is it quiet dense, did you add any compost etc to the planting holes ?

      You said earlier "I'll decide what to do with the roses. " ?

      What type are they, Climber, Hybrid T Bush etc and are they in containers or bare rooted ?
      Are you looking to put them in that same border ?

      We have some roses by no experts, so feel free to start a new post in the Rose Forum where you question should get good attention as planting in the right soil and site are important for a good result.
       
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