Growing Calendar for Lavender Thumbelina Leigh x5 Plants
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An early flower lavender, this dwarf rounded variety is both attractive and practical in an allotment situation. Its dwarf rounded habit makes it perfect for low hedges to provide you wind protection for your low-growing crops so you are safe in the knowledge your crops are well guarded to the elements.
We’d recommend you plant 2 young plants to a container with a 12in (30cm) diameter for creating maximum colour and impact, or at the front of a flowerbed.
Plant up several pots of 2-3 plants for a sight to behold. Pots dotted around the patio will really impress guests – and for such little effort.
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.
If you grow in flowerbeds space plants around 8in (20cm) apart. An area of a yard by a foot (1m by 30cm) will fit around 5 plants. Planted by a row of low-growing vegetables provides an attractive low hedge that gives vegetables shelter from damaging winds.
How your plants arrive
Your plants arrive to you as young plants containing a ‘plug’ of soil with roots running through it and some small green stems and leaves.
Although they are little plants they are the perfect size to get growing fast once you plant them up.
Your flower plants will arrive to you in a sealed plastic container (which acts as a mini-greenhouse) to create a good humid atmosphere for your young plants to thrive and get a really good start to produce you lovely flowers.
Your container comes in a box for extra protection when leaving our nursery to arriving at your home.
Check your plant is in the plastic container, with healthy young leaves.
Can’t plant straight away?
If you cannot plant up your perennial flower plants straight away into their permanent position make sure the plugs of your plants are kept moist at all times.
You can place your plant on a saucer or tray of water so the plug is immersed at the beginning of the day. Keep an eye on it and take it out of the water once the soil is moist from absorbing the water beneath.
Keep your plant in a well-ventilated and light position in its plastic container after giving it water. Look to planting in their permanent position within 5-7 days.
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