Planting guide for potted plants
1. When planting, make sure that the top of the compost in the pot is at the same level with the surrounding soil surface. Once you choose a suitable space, dig a hole that is larger than the pot, so you have plenty of space to work with.
2. Loosen the base of the soil in the hole and mix it up with some compost and a slow-release fertilizer (bonemeal).
3. Soak the roots of the plant in a bucket of water for about 1 hour before planting out if the plant is dry upon arrival. Do not soak the plant for longer than overnight. Turn the pot upside down to get the plant out of the container. If there are roots hanging out of the drainage holes you should still be able to pull the plant out. If the roots are too much potbound, you will need to cut the pot or even cut the roots from the bottom of the pot. This will not cause any harm to the plant. To promote good nutrient absorption, trim the roots and loosen up the root ball before replanting.
4. You can now place the plant in the hole and make sure the top of the compost from the pot is at the same level as the surrounding soil and the plant is standing upright.
5. Fill the hole with the rest of the soil mixed up with some compost and water the plant properly to get rid of any air pockets in the ground. You can top up the soil if needed again and water properly once again.
The plants should be watered regularly during the hot and dry spells.