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Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 11:19

Final say - my old 5 out of six fails became 9 out of 9 as T&M also delivered three which didn't survive either (2013).

Also spoke to a major GC who had to replace thousands of failures and now won't touch it as a strain.


Enough said!


Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 08:56
chicky wrote:   
"""    ..................... I have another set of plugs on order that are taking an age to arrive ( like 6 months) which also suggests they are having problems.  ........................ """


Presume this is T&M - 12 months plus wait is not unknown here, surely proving there is some sort of problem?   Love Hardys, but their AWS aren't infallible.

Awaiting response from RHS with their comments.


Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 09:06

One out of 6 in partial shade.

Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 21:05


As above, none of my WildSwan purchases were plugs and failure/problem still = 5 out of 6.

Equally, never really had any problems with perennial plugs and I've grown on thousands - literally!


Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 18:41

Given the failure rate quoted on here - probably 50% plus - I think they ought to stop sales until the propagation problems have been solved.

As an experienced gardener and propagator I have NEVER had this sort of problem - yes, ocassionally with seedlings, seldom with plugs and never with anything delivered in over 1L.

I have written to RHS as well for their feedback.


Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 14:32

Interested to read comments here as I believe there is a serious weakness in the strain, despite the three years or more of proving in Scotland and microprop before release.

Had three last year which appeared to come through winter under (very) cold cover. However after uncovering they keeled over, full stop.  Replaced.

Next three came in 3 litre pots, one is thriving, two are struggling and have hardly moved from original (9cm) plug (?) which was basis of 3 litre. Now all in ground, they need to thrive or we'll need them to be replaced again.


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