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Marvel of Peru (Mirabilis Jalapa)

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 13:34
I think my seeds were probably quite old when I got them. The plant is the same. I have a thing for night scented plants, hence my interest in this one.

Marvel of Peru (Mirabilis Jalapa)

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 23:17

Is it too late to start them off from seed now? I spotted that I can get them from one seller without paying postage. Not sure the seeds I found are Mirabilis Jalapa, but if they look like small handgranades I found five!

Is this really a Magnolia Red Lucky?

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 20:21

I have an order number from when I bought it. I emailed them at the same time as I posted this asking them if this was the wrong plant giving them the photos and the order number. I agree with Figrat it is a rather nice plant but it is not what I wanted. Lets see what they say.

Is this really a Magnolia Red Lucky?

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 19:53

I think you are bang on the money! I wanted the other one because of its ability to flower twice a year. So what to do now. Write and complain?

Is this really a Magnolia Red Lucky?

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 19:25

I bouth a Magnolia Red Lucky last year from Thompson-Morgan and it just come into flower but instead of being red pink it is yellow. I think I have been sold the wrong bare rooted specimen. Here is what my flowers look like.

 They look nothign like the ones on the T&M site

It is mildly scented too. If it is not a Red Lucky, what on earth is it?

Marvel of Peru (Mirabilis Jalapa)

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 08:18
I haven't planted any yet but will this weekend. The seeds I have where from schiphol so they might have been old. Hopefully I'll have better luck this time around.

Marvel of Peru (Mirabilis Jalapa)

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 21:39

I really would like to grow this plant but have fialed to get the seeds to germinate except one. I still have some seeds left (I think) and would love to get one going. Is there a trick to do this?

How to give feedback about the new site

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 21:08
But they change that to allow you to just track it.

How to give feedback about the new site

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 20:48
Daniel Haynes wrote (see)

Reply to Swedboy. Do you mean that you'd like to receive email alerts when particular threads are updated? As you will have noticed, it's currently only possible if you've contributed to the thread. The easiest way to track threads on a given subject is to use the search facility at the top of each page. Once a result is returned, it is possible to filter further by content type, one of the filters being forum posts. The advantage of this method is that it would display links to all forum posts on that subject, not just one. For example, here is a search result for forum posts relating to roses:

Forum posts relating to roses

Does this help?


Not really, That link need to be stored somewhere to be useful. I just would like to be able to follow a thread without posting on it. It might just be interesting or have usefull information that I want to read but not comment on.


Posted: 25/04/2012 at 20:35

Mine is not very happy at all and with all the rain we are getting isn't helping I suspect.

The backstory for my question can be read here:

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