The website for Plant me Now describes itself as ‘a bunch of gardeners with an online garden centre’. That sounds friendly and approachable, which is always a good start and checking the ‘About Us’ section reveals that they are also experienced and very enthusiastic about what they are doing. Over the next few months they will be sending me a selection of plants to see if I like them. So far I’ve received plugs of coleus and ivy-leaved geraniums, both of which arrived in tiptop condition. For their plug plants they use a compost that has some glue in it, ensuring that the compost and root ball don’t part company. Next month they will be sending me perennial flowers. I’ve had a little browse through what else they offer and have already spotted some rather wonderful dahlias – Mero Star, Osirium and Painted Lady – a really gorgeous trio that I’m sure I can find a space for. I suspect that there are many more temptations if I allow myself to look further. If you are similarly tempted and would like to buy plants online then this is well worth a look.
One for the Diary
Sat 05.04.2014 - Sun 06.04.2014
Plant Fair @ Great Dixter, Northiam, Rye, East Sussex TN31 6PH
15th-16th & 22nd-23rd February Following the success of their wonderful autumn plant fairs, the team at Great Dixter have decided to add a spring fair... read more...
Sat 19.04.2014 - Sat 19.04.2014
Plant exhibition and sale @ Woottens Plants, Blackheath, Wenhaston, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 9HD
The late and much lamented plantsmen, Michael Loftus, built a collection of over 400 varieties of auriculas over 12 years and his team at Woottens... read more...
Tue 29.04.2014 - Tue 29.04.2014
Plant Fair @ Nettlestead Place, Nettlestead, Kent ME18 5HA
29th April 10am-3pm Event Category: Open Garden & Plant Fair Description: Gardening for Disabled Trust gives grants to help individuals continue gardening despite disability. Its... read more...