Basic planting tips:

  1. The best time to plant is first thing in the morning - before the hottest part of the day.
  2. Before planting, check the soil in the pot is moist. A dry root-ball will struggle to absorb water once in the ground if planted when it’s dry.
  3. Holes should be dug no less than 1.5 times the size of the pot/root-ball. This gives the plant the best chance of growing as it will have lots of loose soil for the roots to grow in.
  4. If possible, dig the hole in a squarish shape. This will reduce the chances of the roots growing in a circle and entangling itself.
  5. Never bury plants under the soil - including the stem. Plant them level with the surrounding soil.
    You can use the top of the pot as a guide. *See picture.
  6. Water the plants in with a mixture of liquid fertiliser (e.g. seasol) and water. This will help the plant to establish its roots and adapt to its new home.
  7. Mulch! Be sure not to put the mulch right up against the stem of the plant.