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By Irene24

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom Gb

Does any one have Perenial plug plants that were bought online if so can you tell me where from and are they good



Hi, I've only ever bought plug plants of perennials once, they were from thompson & morgan, I've only ever seen plants that small in seed trays just after germination, there were 42 plugs in a tray that could be held in the palm of 1 hand, plus about 19 of them were completely dead, the other 23 I managed to save about 20 of them, with a lot of tlc, I was absolutely disgusted by them, I got my money back for those, at the same time I ordered their perennial collection, out of the varieties they had advertised 5 of them they had sold out of, so had replaced with their choice of alternatives, they all turned out to be aquelegia, as my garden was getting overrun with these, I complained again and got my money back, btw these were sold as bare root, they were delivered middle of july, absolute rubbish, I have not bought anything off them since, but last week I bought some plants from crocus, they were not plugs, but I was completely satisfied with them, Derek.

5 May, 2013


I agree Derek, I bought trailing begonia plug plants from T&M it stated they were jumbo ones, they came via the postman, were not packaged correctly and most of them were dead, the others were tiny and took a lot of work to get them to grow. I also use crocus a lot, not for plugs though and they have also been of good quality.

I dont rate plug plants much....

5 May, 2013


Thank you both wont be getting them from t&m thats for sure

5 May, 2013


We moved here three years ago and are renovating a neglected garden. I've bought quite a few of the offers from Gardeners' World magazine, and they come from T&M. I would agree that they are tiny, in fact I've never seen such tiny plants before. I potted them all on and they've mostly survived the dreadful weather we had here in N. Wales about six weeks ago. For me it was a cheap way of filling my borders.

6 May, 2013


In my experience plug plants need to be potted on very soon after arriving. They are not intended to grow in their plugs for long.I only buy plug plants in local outlets too, I like to see the quality of what I am introducing into my garden. There was a dearth of plug plants last year, I struggled to fill my wall baskets; I am in the habit of planting them up with plug plants as soon as they appear in Spring and letting them develop in the greenhouse before hanging them on the house walls at the end of May.

8 May, 2013

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