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geranium plug plants arrived in post leaves yellow at edges have potted on but look sa! :-((( is this too much water? too cold?? or not enough warmth? thks for any advice

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Are these from Jersey plants direct ? Most plugs will look a little sad but once potted into new compost and given a little bit of TLC, they will usually thrive.

I've got ivy geraniums, trailing begonias and fuchsias from mail order this year and all have been top notch.

17 Apr, 2012


I have never had plug plantsbefore mail order but I got some begonias this year from Thompson and Morgan, they were practically dead when they come and most of the little leaves had fallen off so I complained and they sent me some more. The condition of these were not too good but better than the last lot, I dont think they packed them very well. It is taking a while for mine to come on but I think I am getting there, they have been planted direct into my hanging baskets which I am keeping indoors in a very sunny room but I do notice that the leaves are so very tender and everytime I water them I always have some drop off, so I also will be intersted to hear other replies.

17 Apr, 2012


Last year I was absolutely disgusted by the quality of plants from thompson & morgan, I will never buy from them again, or their sister company van meuwen,{don,t know about spelling of that}, it,s put me off buying mail order altogether, I,ll stick to seeing what I,m buying.

17 Apr, 2012


its normal. they are quite large plants for the tiny amount of soil they are in. Dont pot on into too big a pot though. once they are getting nurtients from the fresh compost they will perk up. they will also lose the 'paddle 'shaped first leaves. this is normal too.

as they are pelargonium I would water from the bottom of the tray and after 30 mins tip any excess water away. They have a hairy leaf and are happy on the drier side.

17 Apr, 2012


I grew over a hundred perlargoniums from Jersey plants last year. Never expected so many to survive. Some did look a bit tired. I kept them indoors behind the settee, near the patio window for about 2 weeks after a soak and a feed. Then potted them on into those green cell trays with a cover. Then on again into larger pots. A lot of work but well worth it. Not this year though, due to threatened drought. I have overwintered about 30 of them.

18 Apr, 2012


hi so does anyone think its due to the temperature? over watering or lack of light?.. I was sent them from an offer in gardeners world magazine

18 Apr, 2012


I think perhaps they were packed and not dispatched right away Ladyg. Or more time in transit than was good for them. With that kind of offer you don't know who was handling the supply line. Maybe ask for your money back? Jersey plants seem to me to be really good. Good service and a lovely follow up magazine too.

18 Apr, 2012

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