Posted: 28/02/2014 at 12:22
I used to use T&M, but looking at their site this year, so few of the plant descriptions mention the size they grow to. I emailed cust. svs. at T&M and they agreed that plant size should be included - but it isn't.
So this year I ordered from Mr Fothergills - often twice the number of seeds at considerably less than T&M prices. Whereas T&M Petunia seed is loose in the packet and almost impossible to see, Mr F. Petunia seed comes in a small vial. I sowed them 10 days ago - and looks like they're all up.
I do buy shrubs/perennials from Crocus. You can get a 20% discount from codes on this site. The plants are good, if a bit pricey. But often when a plant arrives, you can split it or take cuttings. I split an Aster into 5 last yr when it arrived and they are all substantial plants now.
I've tried van Meuven (?) and the plants they supplied were very poor and Parkers weren't much better.