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07/05/2014 at 17:53

 Do you think these are Dianthus Arctic Fire? (Story to follow...)

07/05/2014 at 17:59

Normally on the packaging there is a label with your name and address on and the plant name on it too

07/05/2014 at 18:35

I'm not sure but judging my your comment 'story to follow' and where they came from, I'm guessing possibly not?? 

08/05/2014 at 10:06

Bumping as neighbour has been sent the same plant with his Dahlia order.

08/05/2014 at 16:04


08/05/2014 at 16:19

Did he order anything other than dahlias?  Perhaps this is a free mystery gift.

08/05/2014 at 17:37

Was it a rhetorical question? 

08/05/2014 at 17:43

Dianthus deltoides  do look like that. They only have tiny flowers. Good for edging but not for cutting.

Was that what you were expecting?

They're certainly not dahlias.

08/05/2014 at 17:45

Oh go on.... tell us the story.....

08/05/2014 at 18:01

Looks about right here's a photo of a mature dianthus deltoids artic fire


They are reasonably easy to grow from seed the one in the photo was started from seed last year.


08/05/2014 at 18:03

Allowing for the fuzzies I think that could be Dianthus deltoides. 

You'll have to wait and see if it's Arctic Fire

08/05/2014 at 21:42
OK. A bit more of the story (will tell the full story later.) I ordered Dianthus Arctic Fire, wasn't sure that the plants I received were what I ordered, sent a photo to T&M, heard nothing, five emails and one phone call later (cost me ??2 because I didn't realise their customer service was a premium number), they agreed to send replacements. So I assume that what I received were not Dianthus Arctic Fire.

I appreciate the offer to replace - but I have 36 of these plants and just wonder what they are. Can anyone help? They were ordered as 36 plug plants from the Spring catalogue. I think they may be lobelia or laurentia. Any other ideas? Or shall I just wait until they flower and let you know?

P.S. Will let you know when the replacements arrive.
08/05/2014 at 21:44

Can you take a clearer picture and we should be able to better identify but they do look like dianthus deltoids


08/05/2014 at 22:17

Why do you think these are not Dianthus Berkley?

09/05/2014 at 17:19
Mainly because T&M have said they will be sending me 36 replacements in May! They offered to do this after I sent them a photo...

The plants I received initially were in excellent condition.... They just didn't have the typical dianthus leaf shape I expected and I thought I would check....

Maybe they are dianthus deltoides! I'll let you all know.
09/05/2014 at 17:23

Maybe it's easier for a big company to send a replacement than to get into long discussions and explanations.


09/05/2014 at 21:22
Maybe - but all they had to do was confirm I had been sent the correct plants......
10/05/2014 at 17:42

I have also had few issues with T&M.

i had ordered 6 climber last year. The original did not arrive. It was supposed to be 2 different varieties of jasmine, passIon flowers and honeysuckle.

i've got the replacement now. But one of the plant had no leaves at all.  This was supposed to be pink jasmin. Now it has gown a bit and it has the same leaves as one of the passionflower.

i have been very very disappointed with them And will never used them again.


10/05/2014 at 22:58

I must just say, I ordered a few things from T&M this year and most of them were broken, because the postman decided to put them threw the letter box, and we were in at the time, won't buy anything more from them !!!!!


11/05/2014 at 15:51

I think a few of us have had issues with T&M, I have only ever had the 'free' plants from them which on the whole have been ok.  I did order some seeds though  that took ages to come considering 3 orders placed in the same day, others with free delivery all arrived within a couple of days and T&M charged delivery which I expected to be first class - £2.95 for 2 small packets of seeds! It took over a week!!! I won't use them again.

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