In each parcel there is a handy Planting & Gardening Tips booklet which is a great guide to help you but if you need any extra advice please feel free to contact our Customer Service Team.
What do I do if I cannot plant my products immediately?
The plants will get a good start if you plant them immediately however if this is not possible it need not be a problem. For a short period you should open any bags that contain root system only and store in a dry frost free place. Trees and bushes that are bare rooted can be stored in a cool light position out of the sun. They often have moisture retentive packing to keep them moist. If the product has a root ball it can be stored temporarily but the rootball may need soaking in water to keep moist. Bulbs and tubers can be kept in their packaging in a frost free area. Ideally planting should be as soon as you possibly can.
What does it mean if my plant only produces leaves?
Ther fertilizer is not rich enough in potash
The plant is not mature enough (life cycle of the plant)
The plant is known as capricious or slow (e.g.: Peony, Wisteria...)
Either there is an imbalance of one of the three major nutrients (Nitrogen,
Phosphorus, Potassium) used in the composition of soil, compost or fertilizer.
N: Nitrogen: essential for plant growth, it promotes leaf development. P: Phosphorus: root development, seed germination, fruit ripening ... K: Potassium: flowering and fruiting. Therefore a soil too rich in nitrogen will promote development of foliage at the expense of flowers and a fertilizer rich in potash (fertilizer flowering plants, geraniums, tomatoes ...) will give a helping hand to unlock the flowering process. Reminder: Each package contains three fertilizer numbers: ex: 5-8-10. They correspond to 3% of major nutrients (and always in the same order) N - P -
K And = 5% of N + 8% P + 10% K fertilizers while promoting the development of any flowering plant.
Do the bulbs need to be watered as soon as they are planted?
Yes as watering after planting ensures a good contact with the soil around the bulbs and fills any air pockets. Please note the bulbs do not like heavy soils that retain too much moisture during winter.
How do I plant anemones and ranunculus?
Reinvigorate the bulbs by soaking them overnight in water at room temperature. They can then be planted at a depth of 5 cm. Note: plant them on their longest side, however regardless of the position in which they are planted they work out naturally which way to grow.
At what depth do bulbs need to be planted?
In general we say that the bulb should be planted with the tip pointing upwards and in a hole that should be at least 3 times as deep as the height of the bulb, therefore a bulb of 3 cm must be under 9 cm of soil. An exception is the Amaryllis bulb planted for indoors – approximately 2/3rd of the bulb should protrude above the soil.
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