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Antfeathers
Jun 12, 2020 3:01 AM CST
Hi
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I had these delivered but to the wrong address and they have been lying on a pallet for some days. Are they recoverable by planting out or I should forget and request new.
Thanks


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BigBill
Jun 12, 2020 5:27 AM CST
They seem to be in good shape but they won't stay that way forever.

Send them back. I feel that if you had the slightest inclination to plant them, you would have done so already!
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DaisyI
Jun 12, 2020 11:00 AM CST
I would send them back. They look pretty crispy and the roots have been allowed to dry out because there are no pots to keep them damp. The crispy leaves will not green up again.
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Peterborough
Antfeathers
Jun 12, 2020 1:01 PM CST
BigBill said:They seem to be in good shape but they won't stay that way forever.

Send them back. I feel that if you had the slightest inclination to plant them, you would have done so already!


I am in my 70!s and isolated, the company I bought them from have terrible reviews and never answered my 8 e mails about delivery that has taken 2 months. I have my son in law To do the planting, the chance of returning is impossible. I just wanted to know if they will live if planted tomorrow
Name: Big Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
American Orchid Society Judge
Region: United States of America Critters Allowed Growing under artificial light Echinacea Hostas Region: Michigan
Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Orchids Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
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BigBill
Jun 12, 2020 1:12 PM CST
This keeps changing.
If you can't return them then plant them. Not one of us can guarantee anything.
You plant them this weekend. I don't agree really and think that they look pretty good to me! At this point you plant them, water them well for 6 weeks or so in order for them to establish. Make sure that when you water that you are confident that the whole root mass gets water. I think that they will be just fine.
Yews are fairly hearty.
Dig a proper sized hole for each, set the yew in position and backfill hole 1/2 way with soil, then water so water sits in hole. Start the next yew. By the time you get the second yew in place and water with 1/2 soil, the first one's water should have soaked in. When it has soaked in, complete filling with soil.
Once you have them all planted, top water a bit more. BUT BY FILLING HALF WAY AND WATERING, YOU CAN BE CONFIDENT THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN THEM THE BEST START THAT YOU CAN!
Good luck!!!
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