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
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...
Fri 02.05.2014 - Sat 03.05.2014
Herb Farm Open Days @ Jekka’s Herb Farm, Rose Cottage, Shellards Lane, Alveston, South Glos. BS35 3SY
Dates: 2nd-3rd May, 30th-31st May, 27th-28th June, 13th July (NGS), 25th-26th July, 3rd August (NGS) read more...
Sat 17.05.2014 - Sat 17.05.2014
A series of 1 day workshops @ Mells Walled Garden near Frome, Somerset
17th May, 19th July, 20th September Garden Designer Michelle Wake will help you plan a garden where there is a balance of wildlife habitats with... read more...