Remove the plants from the packaging immediately. Check that the compost is moist and water if necessary.
Planting direct into the garden
The plants can be planted out in the garden straightaway and require a free draining, moisture retentive soil. Dig over the area incorporating garden compost or other well rotted organic material as this will help to retain moisture. Rake in a general fertiliser such as Growmore or Bonemeal. Take out a hole large enough to accommodate the rootball so that the top is level with the surface. Fill in around the roots with soil or a mixture of soil and potting compost, firming as you go. Water the plants immediately after planting as this will settle the soil around the roots. It is important to keep the plants well watered during dry spells. Space the plants about 15 to 22 cm apart.
Planting into containers
Fill your baskets, tubs or containers with a quality potting compost, incorporating water storage crystals and a slow release fertiliser. Plant ensuring that the rootball is covered with compost. Water the plants immediately to settle the soil around the roots. It is important to keep the plants well watered during dry spells. Feed on a weekly basis.