Posted: 25/08/2013 at 10:48
I, too, have purchased anemone 'wild swan' from Hayloft Plants. The first batch of three were potted up and kept indoors away from the fierce temperatures of early July. They struggled along and one just keeled over. I emailed Hayloft and, to their credit, they sent me another batch of three. They too are proving reluctant to flourish. I have learned that they don't like being too damp and in the end I have placed them outside the greenhouse and told them to get on with it. So far the largest three of the remaining plants are just about holding their own and I am hoping to be able to plant them out, perhaps under a cloche to keep slugs off, in the next couple of weeks.
I have bought a lot of plug plants over the years and have had a good success rate with the majority. I prefer to buy larger plants but it is not always possible to find what you want in this way. Guess I'll have to try looking a bit harder.
Happy gardening to one and all.