Tyne And Wear, United Kingdom
I am new to gardening - having just replaced a gravel front garden with turf and dug a border I am not sure where to go from here. I have recently purchased 3 physocarpus diablo (having seen it in other peoples gardens and loved its glorious colour, but no-one knowing what it was! it was only by chance I saw it on Alan Titchmarch gardening show) but now I am not sure how to plant them out, obviously they have a good spread and height, mine are about half metre high and in planters so what space will I need for them. I have a fairly large lawned back garden with 2 decent borders and would like one in the front garden and 2 in the back. If I plant them out now will they survive a ferocious winter like last year, or would I be best keeping them in planters until next year. Sorry, bit long winded, have loads of questions but will settle for an answer to this one for now! I am trying to learn as I go along, and enjoying it too. Thanks to anyone who can help me out.
- 9 Aug, 2011