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Posted: 03/04/2014 at 19:09
Verdun wrote (see)


Apparently anemone Wild Swan is difficult to grow but not for me.   It is a new form of anemone that flowers early summer......can be late spring....onwards into autumn.  Lovely white flowers with blue backs .......making a very attractive plant.  

Correction Verdun, so far with me it has been impossible to get them started to grow on, never mind actually grow, but I have high hopes someday!

Ps, I will be round with my hobnailed boots on to see anyone who mentions it!


Hostas in general White Feather Hosta in particular

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 14:56


Verdun, mentioning Anemone Wild Swan is banned on this forum until further notice!


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Posted: 27/03/2014 at 16:45



Don't touch their plants, I ordered and received their new bare root Geums 6 for £25, partially because they were offering free carriage.

When they arrived they were finger length  completely slimy and rotten, when I contacted them they said post them back for a refund (I paid the postage).

I received a cheque for £15 69, I had to contact them again and they refunded the rest!

Then on one of the TV channels I happened to see they were selling them, massive clean plants that did not fit on the presenters hand,  they were massive the plants not his hand!.

There definitely  is some thing rotten about this lot!


the vernon geranium company

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 17:12
Mark 499 wrote (see)

Yes same company as T&M, had problems with them last year, plants arrived detached from their plugs, unbelievably they were just cuttings with no roots pushed into a plug.

Bought a collection of multi coloured leaved geraniums some years ago, they too were just cuttings pushed into plugs no roots as most of them had fallen out of their plugs, they were total rubbish!

And they were almost all green and silver leaves not much multi coloured ones, they did give me my money back but only after I had returned them!


I sometimes wonder how these companies survive, as I would never order anything from them again!

Talkback: Growing hellebores

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 21:28


You have to rogue out the wishy washy colours, or else they take over!

My worst colours are a washed out pinky/mauve, they get the chop as soon as I see flower colour!

Last year a brimstone yellow appeared from out of the blue, it has just had it's first flower this season "AND" it appears to have kept it's colour, not reverted as they sometimes do!


Hostas in general White Feather Hosta in particular

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 19:41


Hosta So Sweet , large white flowers and sweetly scented, grows well as well, what more could you ask?

Hostas in general White Feather Hosta in particular

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 17:05
Brumbull wrote (see)

Okay Charley .... Just be careful with ordering plants from Parkers


I know there is a section elsewhere about about good plants received last year but I ordered lots of perennial plants also last year from the following crews, and I would get jailed if I said on here what I really thought of their plants!

When I go to order plants my father and granddad always say get me some as well and a male and female work colleges,  so I order quite a lot which also mean I get free carriage! .

Parkers                  (dreadful and some completely dead)

T&M                       crap, should never have been sent out

Van Meuwen           dead, should never have been sent out

Hayloft                   completely dead and sodden plugs

I did in the end after a lot of hassle get either replacements or refunds, but I only want decent plants in the first place and it is difficult explaining to others why they have not got their plants!

AND I definitely will not be ordering from any of them in the future, I can do without the hassle and disappointment!

But Simply Seeds and Plants, Bali and Jersey Plants were excellent, it was a pleasure to receive theirs!


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Posted: 02/02/2014 at 16:35

Hi Brum

I have had an order from Bali once before VG but have not tried Bowdens,YET!

And I don't like garlic spray either!

Also how do I keep my blues out of the rain to keep their colour, I think they have developed web feet instead of roots!



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Posted: 31/01/2014 at 22:05

 Hi Verdun,

Talking about the so called "blue" hosta's, I have both Blue Wedgwood and Canadian Blue, not of which in spite of pictures in catalogues shown are "blue" and the snails just love them!


Hostas in general White Feather Hosta in particular

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 17:30

Hello Charley,

I find that it is snails not slugs that are after my hosta's and they go for certain varieties and leave others alone.

I put down a "few" slug pellets every few day and check for them at night as well!

White Feather is very good in the spring with me and then the leaves change to a lightish green colour!

A few years ago I got  three Fire Island, magnificent they were for a few months then they rotted in their pots one after another, even when I use a fungus spray and also turned the pots on their side and kept the soil on the dry side!

Have never seen them since, do any of you grow them and if so how have they done?



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