experiences with free offers of plants
From time to time I succumb to the free offers in the magazine, and have mixed results, which makes me wonder how other people get along with them.
Late last year I ordered 4 Papaver plants, paying only the postage, as usual with these offers. They arrived quickly, ie in winter, when it did not seem a good idea to put them in the ground, so I potted them up, but nothing has happened as yet (mid-March) and the plants look completely dead. I also ordered a collection of herbaceous plants, and while most of these are growing, 9 out of 21 show no signs of life. Maybe I have not dealt with them in the right way, or maybe I am unlucky, but I do have a reasonably successful garden. I would say that the instructions that come with the plants are not all that helpful or detailed.
I wonder if other subscribers have similar experiences?