Here are some helpful tips to make sure you get the best from your new plant(s).
Unpack & Water
Unpack your plant(s) as soon as possible and water in its pot – it will need more water than you think as it may be thirsty from its journey! Place the plant in a shady spot until you are ready to plant into its final position.
Plant as soon as you can, whether you are re-potting into a larger pot or positioning it in your borders. The only time to avoid planting is when the ground is waterlogged or frozen.
When planting in the ground:
Step 1 – Dig a hole twice the size of the pot the plant is in.
Step 2 – Put a mixture of multi-purpose compost and the soil you just dug out in the bottom of the hole.
Step 3 – Position the plant so the top of the root ball is level with the top of the hole. Fill around with more compost / soil mixture and firm in. The root ball most be thoroughly covered and firmed in well to ensure there are no air pockets around the rootball, which may cause it to dry out.
Step 4 – Water the plant and surrounding area thoroughly. It may take more water than you think to soak down and water the whole root ball thoroughly rather than wetting the surface. You may want to also add a layer of mulch, such as bark, to help prevent water evaporation and stop weeds growing. Continue to water regularly while your plant establishes.
Enjoy your new plant(s)