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By Jrp

South Yorkshire, United Kingdom Gb

I have purchased eight young Delphinium plants (Pacific Giants Mixed) via the Internet and on arrival have potted them up and they are now thriving with fresh green shoots. Not having much experience in gardening and not wanting to lose them, I would to like know how best to over-winter them. I have recently had built a raised border and filled it with good quality top soil and compost into which I intend to plant the Delphiniums into their permanent position in the spring. Any advice would be very much appreciated.



What size are your delphiniums and where are you in the UK. If the plants are a reasonable size and you are in the south of the country then you should be able to plant them in their permanent home now.

11 Sep, 2011


Beware of slugs though, JRP, because they'll much them all down to the ground for breakfast, dinner and tea---not to mention supper, unless you take precautions!! Beware! They especially like young, fresh leaves....Annie

12 Sep, 2011

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