Posted: 20/11/2014 at 15:40
Last year I paid £18 +p/p for six plugs of 'white swan'. I potted them up, nurtured them - and every one died! I wrote to the supplier and they gave me six more. I managed to get two into the garden but then they disappeared. This Spring I was looking for a more mature plant but none were available so I end up with another three one litre pots of 'white swan'. Yes, they keeled over, one by one. I gave up all hope of ever growing them, but then, in early summer, one small plant emerged, one of the two I had got as far as the garden last summer. It flourished and gave me some beautiful flowers, at long last. I only hope we don't have a harsh winter this year or it may not re-appear next year. Isn't gardening exciting!!!