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I HAVE JUST RECEIVED SOME ACIDANTHERA BULBS AND THE ADVICE GIVEN IS DON'T PLANT OUT UNTIL APRIL SO WHERE'S THE BEST PLACE TO KEEP THEM UNTIL THEN - OUTDOORS WRAPPED UP ANDGAINST THE COLD ON INDOORS SOMEWHERE COOL? OR CAN I PLANT THEM IN TUBS NOW?


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I'd keep them somewhere very cool inside. I've left the new dahlia tubers in my car for tonight, but shall remove them before tomorrow evening, when the temperature will drop like a stone again, apparently. I shall be finding somewhere cool indoors to keep them instead (not easy inside, is it, really).

17 Feb, 2012

 

I agree with all of that. And don't plant them yet, it's too early.

17 Feb, 2012

 

THANKS GUYS! WHEN SHOULD I PLANT THEM OUT? I'S GOING TO BE DIFFICULT FINDING SOMEWHERE COOL IN THIS HOUSE!

18 Feb, 2012

 

Frost free garden shed? Put them in a plastic container with a few air holes to protect from mice.

18 Feb, 2012

 

or you could plant them in pots of compost and keep them in a shed/frost free garage then plant out in April/May.

18 Feb, 2012

 

THANKS FOR THE IDEAS I'LL LET YOU KNOW HOW I GET ON.

18 Feb, 2012

 

I would do as seaburngirl suggests - pot them in dryish compost, as you would a dahlia, and keep them cool, until the time for planting comes.

19 Feb, 2012

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