This was prompted by an order from Paul Christian, sent to me on October 20 but yet to arrive, which has one of those useless tracking numbers that only work when the item has been delivered, ie, when it is no longer any use. And the value of the order is £48, £7 more than the PO's insurance, not to mention the fact that even if they turn up they will all be dead. This is annoying as these are plants I really want!
|Iris Orchiodes dwarf form|
|Fritillaria bucharica, from the Bukhara (somethimes spelled Bokhara) region of Uzbekistan|
orders from Buckland Plants, who have a phone but no-one to answer it during the day. One order was PLACED IN AUGUST. It turns out it was lost when they switched websites or ordering systems or something but the gentleman with whom I spoke was very nice and promised to get it off on Monday, while managing to sell me Liliums medeliodes and volmeri. He did promise to tuck a little something extra in by way of apology so what was about the be a vicious character assassination of the people behind Buckland Plants now becomes a cosy love-in. Although annoyingly the only plant on the original list they might not have is Lilium lankongense, the one I really wanted!
|Nomocharis Mairei is extremely variable in its marking, making for a taxonomist's nightmare. In fact they all are. What's a hybrid and what's a species? No one really knows © SRGC|
|Already got this one but there's safety in numbers, Fritillari camschatcensis|
|Helleborus "White Spotted" ©plantes-et-jardins.com|
|Corydalis flexuosa. Perfect for Tayside. Useless for a baking roof in London! © MACGARDENS|
I am also awaiting a collection of 5 x 5 Giant Asiatic Lily hybrids from Van Meuwen, the planters for which I bought weeks ago! And these beauties...
|L, lancifolium florepleno|
Lilies Triumphator, Robert Swanson and Flore Pleno have yet to arrive from J. Parker which was worrying as all the other bits of the order (including the 25 free mixed Narcissus that I can find no use for) but they were quick off the mark with an email to say they are just getting the Lily orders in now and they would be marking my order as urgent, so 5 stars there too.
I'm also waiting for a load of Frits from someone and Pelargoniums too which I only ordered after the revelation of my visit to the hothouse at Kew. They will handily solve the problem of what to do with the . And these are only the one I can find the email receipts for.
Oh no, here's another (in this order) : Lilium tenuifolium, Iris suaveolens, Nomocharis hybrids and Rhododendron radicans which will be coming from Potterton and Martin in mid-January
|Take your pick!...|