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Plant Care Guide

Plants which are fully hardy can be planted any time of the year except when the ground is waterlogged or frozen. When your plant delivery arrives, it’s important to unwrap them straight away and give them a water in their pot. We recommend all plants are re-potted into a larger pot or into the ground as soon as possible. Once planted it’s important to water regularly throughout the first year whilst the plant establishes its own larger root system.

Planting in the ground

First dig a hole twice the size of the current pot the plant is in. We recommend mixing the soil you’ve dug out with a good multipurpose compost or organic matter. (Manure can burn the roots, so it’s important its mixed thoroughly if choosing that option). The majority of plants need to be planted at the same depth as they were in the pot. Place some of your soil mixture back into the hole so that when you place the plant in, the top of the root ball is level with the top of your hole.

Fill the remaining gap around the root ball with your mixed soil and gently push down to firm the ground around the plant. Make sure that the compost of the root ball is covered by soil to prevent it drying out. Then water the plant and surrounding area with the equivalent of one watering can. You can also add a layer of mulch at this point such as bark to help prevent water evaporation and stop weeds growing. Enjoy your new plant(s) and thank you for choosing Hillier.

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