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Hi all. just thought I would share.

I took the offer from T&M for free plants well paid for them and in three weeks they turned up at my home opened the large open sided envelope to find my plants inside and to my surprise the plants were nice and dark green and very healthy. very very small but really good roots on all the plants. I took some pic for you to see.

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so lets see if I can keep them all alive. PS this was the butterfly collection T&M

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  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Looking good so far image
  • hi bekkie thanks the plants did look nice but very very young I just hope I have the skill to bring them up  and get them into my garden LOL imageimageimageimage

  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    They look great, the only thing i would say, is to keep an eye on the roots, they grow really fast at this time of year, if they become root bound they wony grow so well, as soon as you see roots through the drainage hole, pot them on image

    I hope we will have lots of pics of them in flower next year image
  • CharleyDCharleyD Posts: 440

    Oh they do look good!  I'm sure you'll be fine and it's so rewarding when you can nurture little plants like this into fully grown beautiful plants.  Keep us up to date with their progress.

  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 3,363

    What are the plants Anthony?image I only recognise the achillea.

    I've never taken up any of the offers from GW so I'm always interested to learn how they do.

    I did buy both a bumper summer and winter perennials pack from T&M two years ago when I first got this garden but I'm afraid I didn't have the patience to look after them properly.image

  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Im the same as you Vic, but they are good value! image
  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    Hi Anthony, they look really good and happy.

    I had the last lot of 'free' plants and the lavender and like you received my latest ones yesterday.  Unfortunately I've not been able to pot them up yet but they are watered, cool and look fine.

    My last lot of perennials all survived except one and that was my fault, the lavenders weren't quite so successful but I'm confident about these perennials.

    As Bekkie said, we have to watch them carefully and I'm going to actually put mine on a table outside the back door so I can keep a close eye on them, I think it will only be two weeks max and they will need potting on image 

    Happy growing image

  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    If you think you might not keep a close enough eve on them, get a tray put water and fine grit in it, then put the plants in their trays or whatever on top, this way, if the roots grow out the bottom, they will still get water but the roots shouldnt get so stuck that they break (unless u forget about them!) image
  • Hi all and thanks for all the nice comments  here is a list of the plants.

    12 x Echinacea 'Deep Rose' - large pink coneflowers in late summer
    Height: 80cm, Spread: 60cm, Flowering period: August-October, Position: full sun

    12 x Nepeta 'Mussinii' - purple-flowered aromatic catmint
    Height: 40cm, Spread: 50cm, Flowering period: June-October, Position: full sun

    12 x Achillea millefolium 'Cassis' - cherry-red flowers, thrives in hot dry sites
    Height: 60cm, Spread: 45cm, Flowering period: August-October, Position: full sun

    6 x Salvia 'Blue Queen' - drought-tolerant sage with violet flower spikes
    Height: 45cm, Spread: 60cm, Flowering period: June-October, Position: full sun

    6 x Geum 'Lady Stratheden' - lots of rich yellow blooms
    Height: 30cm, Spread: 45cm, Flowering period: July-October, Position: full sun

    I hope to have a good show next year with hundreds of butterfly's in my little garden imageimageimageimageimage

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    Good tip Bekkie, thank you, I will do that. In this heat I'm struggling to keep everything watered!!

    There are 6 Geum Vic, I forget the variety but the are yellow and I got Geum Mrs Bradshaw with the last lot which is red,malty have a tangerine one which I am splitting in autumn so I'm hoping to have lots of lovely Geum colour next year.

    I must admit I'm not too  familiar with the other varieties, but I'm sure I'll learn, it was the Geums that tempted me image

     

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