I am not sure this is the correct forum, but I'll try it here. I have the perfect spot for heather and heath-growing in Victoria, BC, but I can't seem to get the plants to establish themselves very quickly. Are they very slow to do that? I bought some "small" ones and they look even smaller than when I planted them a few weeks ago, aside from the fact that it's late fall/early winter and a few of the new ones got nibbled by deer on the tops and tips [I suppose -- I thought deer didn't care for them]. I suppose a more substantial, say gallon potted plant, would be better. It is an acid soil area and I have used peat moss and fresh moss mixed in with the soil and compost, and of course there has been wet weather. I tried not to plant them too deep. The deer don't seem to care for the old heather bank I have, but they did, I think, touch the newly-planted little ones. Some were not nibbled, but even they seem to have shrunk. A few heaths/heathers I planted last year are just now beginning to extend their small branches out and show themselves, after virtually disappearing under other plants. How disappointing!