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Very true Hosta - that's a really important issue
I've bumped your earlier thread up for you
And yes, the newts and frogs will find your pond ... when we were in an inner city terrace in the middle of Student Land, frogs found the tiny pond we made, within a few weeks
There are several different sorts - some are tough as old boots - some are more prima donna-ish
Obelixx - the real Possum will re-emerge - take no notice of her behaviour, continue to treat her as the lovely person she really is and it will happen ..... eventually
The meadows where I know them to grow are regularly flooded in the winter - I don't think it can be too wet for them
What does it say on the back of the packet?
Oh certainly I agree Chris, don't let them dry out ... I just watch out for the leaves to just begin to get soft and then the pots get a good soaking.
Out of 20+ pots of outdoor toms last year I had two fruits with BER early on ... and I'm still using frozen tomato sauce for pasta etc from last year's harvest
They grow wild in a meadow near my old home - they are exquisite - if I had some there's no way I'd give them away, no matter how much I loved my wedding guests
Some seeds bought on ebay from China turn out to be what they say they are. Some don't.
You pays your money and you takes your chances. Fine if you want an adventure - but if I want to be sure of what I'm getting I'll buy from a company that operates under European laws and with consumer's rights etc.