The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

United Kingdom Gb

i have planted my plants for a fortnight and have been putting them out during the day,but brought them back in for the night so can i put them in the garden now or is still to early.



I have not been taking my tender plants in at night as the risk of frost has been very low given the warm weather we have had. It is my risk but it has paid off so far. Keep an eye on the weather forecast and decide if you want to plant some now and keep the others in a pot to bring in if frost is due.

Mid May is the normal date for last frosts - it snowed this time last year!

30 Apr, 2011


You haven't said what the plants are - if they're tender, then Kildermorie's advice is good. If they're not tender plants, but just needed hardening off because they'd been inside or under cover, then you can plant them out now.

30 Apr, 2011


I have been leaving my tender plants out overnight for a few days now, but always checking the weather forecast and mistrusting very clear skies. Any threat of a cold night and I will bring them in. Frost now would be surprising but always possible.

30 Apr, 2011

How do I say thanks?

Answer question


Not found an answer?