the vernon geranium company

do any of you know if the vernon geranium company are part of a group, i have just recieved a catalogue in the post

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  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 6,183

    I purchased some plants from Vernon Geraniums but that was some 12 years ago.  I understood they were an individual company at that time.

  • little-annlittle-ann Posts: 879

    thanks Edd very helpfull

  • Mark 499Mark 499 Posts: 379

    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.

  • little-annlittle-ann Posts: 879

    i wontt be using them if they have any conection to T&M

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,256

    Vernon geranium catalogue on the mat when I got in this evening, My first thought was that it was T&M

    Vernon geraniums used to have a good reputation, but as with Van meeuwen which is T&M under another name, I won't be using them.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 6,183

    Verdun and Little Ann............I was somewhat surprised to see the negative response to T&M and wondered whether I was missing something ?

    I have purchased seeds from T&M for donkey's years but had a break for 10 years when I was in Europe.  Since I came back to UK 2 years ago, I have had seeds which had  no worse germination results from other seed companies.   

    For the first time last year, I bought some annual basket plants from T&M - they arrived in good condition and performed as well as I had expected.

    I confess I'd rather mooch around small nurseries for the important stuff .......more interesting anyway than online..........but I would be interested to know what you can tell me about T&M which makes them a bad deal.  

    Thanks

  • I bought a plum and a greengage tree from T&M, with the assurance they would be covered in blossom and fruit after the first year of planting, so far after three years there has been approximately a dozen blossoms on each and no fruit.  I contacted the company and never had a reply.

    I wondered how Vernon Geranium knew my details, this thread explains it.  Can anyone recommend a mail order company?

  • little-annlittle-ann Posts: 879

    last year i ordered begonia plug plants, sweet potato slips and an orange buddlia 

    when i ordered i was given delivery dates nothing arrived when it should the begonias were very early and despite potting on and keeping them in the the warm greenhouse  none did very well, when the buddlias did arrive and eventually fowered they were bog standard purple. i did complain but wasnt very happy with the response i got so i wont use them again

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