I’m trialling plants from Plant Me Now over the next few months, and the first consignment arrived this week. Plant Me Now has a very smart website where you can order plants online, and they’ve sent me two boxes of Argyranthemums – A. ‘Madeira Crested Pink’ and A. ‘Madeira Crested Yellow’. They arrived in two shiny-looking plug trays:
The plug plants have a good root system which isn’t pot-bound, which is important as pot-bound plugs don’t develop nearly as well:
These are perennial flowers, and will be going up to the allotment to decorate the raspberry beds. They’re good for butterflies, which is good, and they look pretty, which is also a very good thing. One of my aims for this year is to improve the biodiversity and good looks of the allotment.
But for the time being, it’s a bit too chilly to plant them out. I’ll be aiming to put these plants in the ground by the end of March, and so I’ve planted the plugs in little terracotta pots so they can grow away over the next few weeks before moving to their permanent homes.