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Sweet William Plants - Heritage Mix - Bare Root Plants x45 Growing Chart
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Our products are all grown with the utmost care and to high standards of quality. We regularly check our nursery stock to determine exactly when they will be at the optimum time for despatch.
We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.
The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days
These survived the journey better and I was able to save them. They appear to be nice bushy plants.
Well packaged and healthy looking plants.
Because the plants were packed together in a clay-like soil I found the plants were quite difficult and tedious to separate without damaging the roots of the smaller plants. Obviously beyond the control of the supplier, it was unfortunate that it rained a lot for the first few days after delivery. Under these circumstances I have found in the past that "heeling in" the plants as a temporary measure is a bit of a nuisance and does not work very well. Although a cheaper way of getting a lot of plants I'm not sure I could be bothered again.
Sweet William Plants - Heritage Mix - Bare Root Plants x45
45 plants for the price of 30!
Take a tip from expert gardeners and buy your sweet Williams (Dianthus barbatus) as bare root plants; they’ll establish quickly, flower earlier and make stronger plants.
Although the exact origin of the English name ‘Sweet William’ is unknown it appeared in botanist John Gerard’s garden catalogue in 1569! They were believed to have been grown by Henry VIII in the 1530’s at Hampton Court making them a true Heritage plant.
The fabulous clove-scented flowers bloom at just the right time to keep borders constantly colourful from spring into summer. Grow them en masse for a tapestry of colours and bi-colours including pink, crimson, white and deepest burgundy.They make fragrant, long-lasting cut flowers.
Plant the bare roots into weed free, well cultivated soil in sun or part shade. Space plants around 15-20cms apart. Keep moist until established.
Deadhead spent flowers to prolong the display
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- Quantity 45 bare root plants
- Height 60cm/24in.
Delivery: Early October to Early November