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Tube stock care and planting guide

Planting young plants and watching them grow is not only good for the hip pocket, it can be a very rewarding experience and more often than not will give better results than planting more advance plants. timberland homme puma 2018 shop chaussures puma 2018 pas cher timberland soldes chaussures puma pas cher moncler 2018 timberland boots homme The reason for this is that the younger plant will get a chance to acclimatise to its new environment earlier on as opposed to planting something that may have already gotten used to a totally different climate. moncler homme soldes Moncler doudounes femmes soldes timberland uggs pas cher en ligne ugg pas cher femme Soldes Timberland bottes ugg ugg soldes

We’ve put together this guide is to assist in the care and planting of the tube stock plants we sell on this site.

Tools

  • Scissors or Secateurs
  • Spade or hand shovel (depending on your soil type)
  • Watering can or soft flow watering wand

Getting started

The first thing you need to do when you receive your plants is to remove them from the bags and give them a good drink.

  • Use the secateurs or scissors to cut the tape around the stem of the plant

 

  • Remove the bag
  • Place the plants in a tray or container that will allow water to drain away…empty garden pots make a great storage container for tube stock plants.
  • Water all plants until thoroughly soaked

Storing your plants

If you’re not going to be planting straight away, you’ll need to find a suitable place to store your plants. bottes timberland pas cher moncler pas cher Timberland pour hommes timberland chaussures doudoune moncler pas cher Baskets Puma bottes ugg bottes timberland puma 2018 pas cher Be sure to store them in a location that will allow the water to drain away. basket timberland chaussure timberland homme doudoune moncler pas cher moncler pas cher ugg sitemap chaussures puma pas cher ugg sitemap puma 2018 pas cher Bottes UGG Pas Cher France En Ligne moncler jacket soldes puma 2018 pas cher Most, if not all the plants we sell do not like to sit in water

Where you store your plants will depend on how long you will be keeping them in the pots. ugg outlet france timberland pas cher Soldes Timberland Achat Puma puma pas cher Timberland Femme ugg outlet timberland soldes puma 2018 pas cher Most plants can be kept in the tubes for up to 8 weeks, depending on the time of year and how old the plants are. doudoune moncler pas cher ugg outlet bottes timberland soldes puma puma 2018 pas cher ugg australia pas cher femme moncler pas cher moncler pas cher timberland pas cher moncler paris ugg homme As a general rule, if you purchase in the cooler months, the plants can stay in the pots longer as there isn’t going to be much growth during that period. ugg outlet france moncler soldes bottes ugg pas cher chaussures puma pas cher moncler doudoune moncler pas cher Also, if the plants look like they’re too big for their pot then this time period should be reduced. timberland ugg soldes ugg femme soldes puma chaussure doudoune moncler homme Timberland pour hommes Bottes UGG En Ligne Anything longer than 8 weeks and we recommend potting them in larger pots if your garden bed is not ready for planting, this will also ensure continued growth until the garden is ready. moncler pas cher ugg australia pas cher chaussures puma Soldes Timberland prix doudoune moncler ugg homme moncler

Note: Keeping plants in tubes for any period of time will require thorough watering every day through the warmer months and every second day through winter. Soldes Timberland ugg femme soldes puma chaussure moncler soldes puma chaussures bottes ugg pas cher Being in such small containers means they will dry out very quickly.

If you plan to store your plants longer than a week or two, be sure not to keep them in a heavily sheltered area or indoors. moncler pas cher ugg pas cher femme chaussures puma pas cher magasin uggs pas cher en ligne timberland femme Timberland Soldes timberland chaussures The reason for this is that most of the plants we sell are sun hardened and ready to plant out in full sun (you’ll receive a note with your order if they are not), if you spoil them by keeping them heavily sheltered, you run the risk of the plants going into shock when you do finally plant them out in full sun, especially in the warmer months. chaussure timberland femme ugg pas cher

Removing the plant from the pot

Do not pull the plant out by the stem.

Care must be taken when removing the plant from the tube so that the potting mix surrounding the roots remains intact. chaussures puma pas cher doudoune femme moncler moncler paris moncler soldes soldes moncler soldes puma chaussures ugg outlet

  • Turn the tube on its side or upside down with the stem of the plant in between two fingers to support the soil structure.

 

  • Give the bottom of the tube a few firm taps and a light squeeze around all sides at the base, this will help loosen the root ball from the sides of the tube

 

  • While still holding the stem in between your fingers, give the tube a vigorous shake up and down to allow the root ball to slide away from the tube

 

  • If the plant does not fall away using this method, try tapping the top edge of the tube on a solid surface such as the top of a fence post or shovel handle to jar it out of the tube.

 

  Once removed take a look at the root ball, if its a bit pot bound or roots are tightly wrapped each other, make a shallow cut with a sharp knife down each side before planting

Planting out

The steps taken to plant your young plants will depend very much on the type of soil you have in your garden. moncler femme Timberland Pas Cher timberland soldes chaussures puma 2018 pas cher moncler soldes puma chaussure 2018 ugg femme Timberland Pas Cher The following instruction assumes you have fairly good black\dark soil that is well draining. doudoune moncler ugg pas cher Achat chaussure Puma moncler en ligne timberland ugg femme pas cher timberland homme moncler pas cher If you have clay or sandy soil, then click here for information on dealing with these and other situations.

  • If your planting a hedge or screen. Baskets Puma doudoune moncler homme Place each plant in the desired position before digging any holes, this will allow you to space the plants evenly and increase or decrease the spacing in-case you have more or less than you need

 

 

  • Break up any large lumps of soil before back filling to avoid air pockets surrounding the root ball.

 

 

Watering

Its very difficult to set out an exact watering schedule for all situations as there are so many varying condition such as plant variety, position (sun, shade and wind), season, soil type and mulch. ugg soldes 2018 moncler paris Soldes Timberland puma chaussure 2018 Achat chaussure Puma puma sneakers ugg australia pas cher femme moncler sitemap timberland chaussures soldes puma chaussures Keeping a close eye on your plants for the first few months will ensure that you find the right schedule to suit your conditions.

  • Water well each day for the first 2 – 3 weeks during the warmer months and 1- 2 weeks during winter
  • After that, taper off to about once every 2 or 3 days
  • From there on, observation will be needed to determine if the soil is drying out or if the plant begins to wilt

 

After 6 – 12 months most plants will be able to find their own water that’s trapped in the surrounding soil, unless we go through an extended dry period.

Fertilizing

Fertilizer can be applied after back filling the hole. puma timberland femme Timberland Homme Pas Cher chaussure Puma ugg pas cher timberland ugg femme puma chaussure Place the fertilizer around the outer edge of the root ball. soldes puma moncler homme soldes chaussures puma prix doudoune moncler ugg outlet france timberland soldes moncler 2018 bottes ugg puma homme ugg femme pas cher puma chaussure In a mulched bed, it can also be place on top of the mulch as it will leach through to the roots.

Note: Do allow the fertilizer granules to come in contact with the stem of the plant, this can have adverse effects.

What type to use

In most cases, a general purpose fertilizer will do the job (you will be made aware if your plants need any special fertilizing requirements). puma sneakers timberland homme ugg pas cher ugg pas cher soldes puma chaussure basket timberland ugg australia pas cher timberland chaussures bottes timberland moncler soldes doudoune moncler homme If you’re planting in winter, an organic fertilizer will be more beneficial for your plants as apposed to slow release tablet or granules. basket timberland moncler paris PUMA en soldes moncler soldes bottes timberland timberland homme The reason for this is that the slow release fertilizers are temperature activated so they don’t actually release any fertilizer during the colder periods. moncler pas cher Achat chaussure Puma moncler soldes doudoune moncler pas cher Moncler enfant doudoune pas cher puma 2018 pas cher ugg zalando

How often

Some of the organic fertilizers include Blood n Bone, Dynamic Lifter, Manure or liquid fertilizers such as Seasol require application every week or every few weeks to be effective whereas the slow release fertilizers require application every 3, 6 or 12months depending on the release rate specified on the pack.

How much

Most fertilizer products will come with instruction as to how much to apply. puma 2018 pas cher moncler femme moncler jacket soldes ugg soldes 2018 ugg soldes 2018 Bottes UGG Pas Cher France moncler Doudounes bottes ugg soldes chaussure timberland femme For tube size plants, 1 teaspoon of slow release granules around each plant will do nicely. Bottes UGG Pas Cher France bottes timberland puma 2018 pas cher puma en ligne

Manure

Animal manure should be used more as a soil conditioner rather than a fertilizer. puma chaussure 2018 timberland pas cher timberland Bottes UGG Pas Cher France ugg soldes 2018 puma sneakers timberland pas cher timberland femme timberland homme Apart from containing many good nutrients that your plants can use, it can also be applied to poor soils which are either sandy or clay to help with water drainage, nutrient and moisture retention

Only composted manure should be used, Fresh manure should be avoided as it will draw nitrogen out of the soil as it decomposes and may also burn your young plants if too much is applied. chaussures puma 2018 pas cher ugg pas cher doudoune moncler chaussure timberland homme ugg femme moncler paris soldes puma puma 2018 pas cher Fresh manure should be composted for at least 6 months before being applied to your garden. moncler paris ugg classic Basse timberland This will also help destroy any undigested weed seeds.

Mulching

Mulch is a great way to help retain moisture, keep the weeds at bay and give your garden that neat, finished look.

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Note: Avoid mulching right up to the stem of the plants, always keep the mulch a couple of centimetres away from the stem so that it doesn’t cause rotting. moncler en ligne Baskets homme Puma soldes puma chaussures basket timberland bottes ugg timberland timberland soldes timberland femme pas cher ugg outlet timberland boots homme

Planting in tubs and planters

One thing to remember when planting in tubs and planters is that plants are not designed to be kept in containers indefinitely. doudoune moncler puma homme puma pas cher puma pas cher moncler sitemap Timberland Femme Moncler doudoune pas cher bottes ugg soldes Eventually every plant will need to be lifted out of the container and one of two things will need to be done to allow for continuous growth. chaussure timberland puma basket ugg pas cher femme ugg pas cher doudoune moncler Achat chaussure Puma You can prune the outer layer of the roots and return the plant to the same container with fresh potting mix around the remaining root ball or re-pot the plant into a larger container.

The reason for this is that after a certain amount of time, plants will become pot bound which means their roots will become so tightly crowded in the pot that even water won’t be able to penetrate. ugg classic Basse Soldes Timberland Achat chaussure Puma timberland pas cher chaussures puma 2018 bottes timberland ugg enfant This amount of time varies greatly for each variety depending its growth rate and the size of the container. puma 2018 pas cher timberland soldes bottes timberland soldes moncler puma sneakers pas cher moncler Doudounes doudoune moncler soldes timberland femme You’ll notice its effects as the plant start to look a bit tired and is not responding very well to anything you try.

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