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26/04/2012 at 19:25

I bouth a Magnolia Red Lucky last year from Thompson-Morgan and it just come into flower but instead of being red pink it is yellow. I think I have been sold the wrong bare rooted specimen. Here is what my flowers look like.

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/7074.jpg?width=278&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/7075.jpg?width=278&height=350&mode=max

 They look nothign like the ones on the T&M site

It is mildly scented too. If it is not a Red Lucky, what on earth is it?

26/04/2012 at 19:36

Just been on their site and it looks spookly like a magnolia - yellow river. Still looks nice though.

http://search.thompson-morgan.com/search#w=magnolia&asug=mag

26/04/2012 at 19:53

I think you are bang on the money! I wanted the other one because of its ability to flower twice a year. So what to do now. Write and complain?

26/04/2012 at 20:02
Swedboy wrote (see)

I think you are bang on the money! I wanted the other one because of its ability to flower twice a year. So what to do now. Write and complain?

Yup. Like marshmello, I think the one you've got is lovely, but the point is it's not what you bought. Or you thought you bought. Have you got any records of the purchase?

26/04/2012 at 20:11

I find Thompson-Morgan very fair and helpful when I have had a problem relating to items purchased.

26/04/2012 at 20:21

I have an order number from when I bought it. I emailed them at the same time as I posted this asking them if this was the wrong plant giving them the photos and the order number. I agree with Figrat it is a rather nice plant but it is not what I wanted. Lets see what they say.

27/04/2012 at 02:00

Its their mistake, I definitley would be getting in contact with them. I hope they send out the right plant, this time - fingers crossed !!!

02/05/2012 at 20:08

Got an email from the on Monday and they are sending me a new one plus an e-voucher for ten quid. Now I need to figure out what to squander that on. Pity you cant use it for postage and package.

02/05/2012 at 20:12

Nice one !!

02/05/2012 at 20:19

And you get to keep the first one???

02/05/2012 at 20:30

YES! Only problem now is that I don't really know where to plant it. Luxury problem!

05/05/2012 at 23:51

This morning, I thought the postman had gone insane. It sounded like he was pushing through god knew what through my letterbox. When I checked some minutes later (still in bed when it happened) I found that he had pressed my new Magnolia through the letterbox. Luckily it had survived the treatment. Now I need to plant it before the weekend is over (Spent today in Kew Gardens so no time). Would it be able to live in a big pot for some time? Not sure where to plant it and in me meanwhile a pot is probably better than nothing.

06/05/2012 at 08:12
I'm sure it will be fine in a suitably sized pot with ericaceous compost.
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