Posted: 19/11/2014 at 21:24
Hi Verdun, finally got around to answering you!
My plants were growing in a border of very good growing medium, the ordinary soil was bulked up with lots of garden compost, peat, stable manure and washed river sand.
I had been growing two varieties of pink (one Queen Charlotte) and one white one which have grown very well over a few years, I actually had to thin them out last Autumn, so the two WS should also have done well there, but they kicked the bucket!
The survivor was planted in a border facing east to west, much the same soil, only hope it survives the winter, will give it a bit of cover from the rain/wet later!
They were all plug plants, contacted T&M but no reply, Hayloft said they were very difficult to grow, at least they replied more than that other lot did!