RE: what size pots are your plants in please ?

This question was asked by
Sue W

Please can you tell me how big the plants are you supply.
Looking forward to buying some, but not sure how many I will need to make a feature in a large trough.
Thanks for your help.

Hi Sue
They are in 1 litre pots which perfect for planting straight into containers or the garden
Kind regards vicky

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After Vine weevil attack can I reuse the old compost ?

This question was asked by
Rosaleen C

Can I reuse the compost in a container after weevil grubs had attacked the previous tiarellas?

I poured two full kettles of boiling water into the container – several grubs came to the surface!

It is now nearly 2 months since I rescued the plants, having left them exposed for at least 24 hours, dousing them well in running water before repotting them. They are thriving indoors at present but I would like to return them to their container – without having to change the compost!

Is this possible, if I use nematodes?

Thanking you for your advice.

PS. The other 6 heuchera I purchased from you in March last year are thriving.

Hi Rosaleen
Yes that should be no problems
Really pleased you managed to rescue them
Nematode when the weather is warmer.
The Nematodes don’t survive in soil temperatures below 6C
We do June to October
Always keep an eye open for the pesky VW
Pleased your others from us are doing well 😀
Happy Heuchering
Kind Regards Vicky

Plantagogo Tiarella Collection for Shade or Part Shade (SKU18453)

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Heuchera top pulled off

This question was asked by
Jane A

Two questions!
I\’ve just been tidying my Heuchera Paris and a couple of them just lifted straight out of the soil and did not seem to have many roots. I\’ve replanted them, but wondered is there anything I can do to encourage the roots to grow? They\’ve been in since 2020 I think. My older ones have started to grow \”upwards\” – do I need to buy new ones or do you just replant them deeper?

Hi Jane
The 2 that have lifted out will have had vine weevil .
Which could still be in the plant so just check there isn’t a little white grub in the roots .
If there is just feed to the robin or dispatch.
Throw the compost away and plant in fresh they can have baby ones in there that you can’t see yet! (Don’t add to composting bin!)
Then they should grow back ok again

The older ones you can replant deeper (don’t bury the crown the bit where the leaves are growing from ) ..if they don’t do well then it’s time to get new ones

Hope this helps
Kind regards

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I have just found that I have a pot of lovely heucheras which are being eaten by vine weevil grubs .

This question was asked by
Julie M

I bought several Heuchera from you at Chatsworth Show.
They have vine weevil grubs and some other very fine white worm things in the compost.
I have taken the plants from their pot, soaked them in water overnight – which has left the grubs floating in the water.
I have got rid of the compost also. Can the plants be saved???? Thanks Julie

Hi Julie
That’s so annoying, isn’t it?
Just check that there are no vine weevil grubs in the roots
Sometimes, they burrow in and stay there.
Just to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
Soaking in water is a good idea as they don’t like it.
They will be fine to replant and should grow healthy again.
Make sure you wash the pot out, too, as well as replacing the compost.
They should be beautiful again as long as you get all the vine weevil.
We check all our at this time of year and do just what you have done
Hope that helps
Kind Regards Vicky

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Open days 2022

This question was asked by
Karen J


Are you planning any open days this year?

Many thanks

Karen J

Hi Karen
Yes we are but they will be bookable like last year, so we can manage numbers.
I will be adding them to be able to book next week hopefully!
It will be a small deposit, refundable on the day against purchases.
To help to stop people booking and not turning up (can be cancelled and deposit refunded before event if your not able to come )
Hope thats ok
Kind Regards Vicky

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