Growing Calendar for Bidens Firelight Plants x5
Delivery: Early May to Early June
Fan of dahlias – well this is the bidens for you. Beautiful bedding plant absolutely awash with dahlia-looking blooms. It’s great to have this variety at the side of your vegetable plot to add colour and attract insects to pollinate crops – and indeed to accompany your genuine dahlias.
We’d recommend you plant five plugs to a basket or container for create maximum colour and impact, or at the front of a flowerbed for a bright and weed-smothering effect.
Plant up several pots and baskets of five plants for a really impactful display. You’ll notice pretty pollinators like butterflies will love it as much as you do, adding animation to your outdoor space.
Grow in pots with compost suitable for bedding to ensure the plants have the best soil to grow and thrive in. If you grow them in flower beds mix some compost in with the existing soil to give your flowers the best soil to grow in.
How your plants arrive
Each of your flowers arrives to you as young plants containing a ‘plug’ of soil with roots running through them and some small green stems and leaves.
Although they are little they are the perfect size to get growing fast once you plant them up.
Your flower plants will arrive to you in a plastic wallet contained in a bubble-lined envelope or a box for larger orders. The wallet allows your young plants to stay healthy by giving them an ideal air and root environment when it arrives to you. Check your 5 plants are there in the plastic wallet, according to your order.
Can’t plant straight away?
If you cannot plant up your plug plants straight away into their permanent position make sure the plugs of your plants are kept moist at all times.
You can place your plants on a saucer or tray of water so the plugs are immersed at the beginning of the day. Keep an eye on them and take them out of the water once the soil is moist from absorbing the water beneath.