Thanks for that Blackest. They do seem to be different companies with similar names. I have always been pleased with their products in the past. I am just surprised that I've not had any contact from their customer services department, £2.45 might seem like a trivial amount to some people but it's not...I bought the seeds in good faith and didn't get what I paid for.
I am not an habitual complainer but I have got the bit between my teeth and am quite annoyed. A simple apology would be nice....but by ignoring my emails they are saying 'We don't believe you and anyway we don't care'
sorry dearie....there is nothing that I like more in the summer than crawling about the flower beds taking photos of the little dears. They don't seem to mind...and I've been used more than once as a landing stage (they tickle).
I will restrain myself and not post any more from last year....cheered me up tho.
Bum. I missed it....you can watch it on BBC Scotland if you have a sky box (because that has all the regional BBC channels), I shall try to catch it on Sunday. I do wonder how the two gardening shows will compare and whether they will overlap.
I sent another polite email this evening, pointing out that it was a quality issue. If I don't hear back in a week I will write a letter as advised...thanks Gardening Grandma...
solitary bee....?leafcutter bee
red tailed bumble bee queen
male white tailed bumble bee
tree bumble bee queen
buff tailed bumble bee (probably)
common carder bee
Any excuse to post bee pictures....sorry.
I sent for lots and lots of seed from various companies, just as I usually do. I've never had a problem before but I did spend £2.45 on some stocks seed (Noble White). I opened the packet very carefully....ONE SEED.
It has germinated but that's besides the point....I sent an email to the company (Plants of Distinction) weeks ago but have had no reply at all. I've loved their products in the past and have used them for a few years now... but this lack of response has been a bit of a shock. I just won't order from them again.
I have only grown this one...(from seed)
I am a bit of an obsessive bee spotter, especially bumble bees but also honey bees, solitary bees and some wasps...
I reckon that I heard one in the garden yesterday but I didn't see owt. Last year numbers were dreadful early on but they picked up later on in the summer...it's still too cold really yet but on warmer days (like yesterday here) I expect to see the occasional queen bumble bee out foraging in the spring flowers...
I grew them last year and you are right...startlingly blue flowers
OH made mine out of packing crates and leftovers...that was 25 years or so ago. They're not particularly pretty but very practical. They're just starting to need replacing now...OH is looking for some more packing crates...
I did see a rough and ready potting on table at a GC near me for £37...ouch. What about using the 'insides' of those PVC GH sold in places like Wilkinsons? Not everso rhobust but handy until you can get hold of some others.