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Mark 499

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planting mirabilis jalapa tubers

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 15:11

I bought a pack from Poundland last month, I planted them into pots & placed into the conservatory so far 2 of them have new shoots appearing.As for which way up to plant ,I found that 1 end was more rounded than the other so I kept the rounded end up.

the vernon geranium company

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 00:41

I think T&M were a reputable company but recently quality control seems to have gone out of the window.

I was told that they use third party suppliers for their plants & pay them very little for growing them.


Posted: 27/02/2014 at 22:10

Be very careful if there is any staining on the pallets some are contaminated with extremely toxic chemicals also pallets marked with MB means they have been treated with Methyl Bromide, a very toxic insecticide.

the vernon geranium company

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 12:40

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.

Have you sown any seeds yet this year?

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 20:57

No I haven't grown it before but it looks an interesting plant.

As for Monarda, never grown it from seed before so will have to wait & see.

No need for moss killer.

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 17:43

I can see the photos but they are small & will not enlarge.

Have you sown any seeds yet this year?

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 12:40

Lupin, Clivia, Monarda, Gerbera & Jatropha Podagrica sown this week.

Can You Identify This Plant?

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 12:15

Could be Vinca  otherwise known as  Periwinkle

ordering plants online

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 23:25

I now avoid using T&M or their sister company Van Meuwen, quality is very variable & half of my purchases from them last year were wrongly labeled.


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