Transplant plug plants straight into hanging baskets, containers or window boxes filled with good quality compost. Water retaining gel and slow release fertiliser can be incorporated into the compost prior to planting. Water the plants well to settle the compost around the roots of the plant. When all risk of frost has passed, acclimatise hanging basket plants to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days. Choose a sunny or semi-shaded, sheltered spot for their final position.
Pinch back the stems while the plants are still young to encourage them to produce bushier growth and more flowers. Feed and water frequently throughout the summer to ensure an endless supply of flowers. Deadhead faded flowers to encourage more blooms to be produced.
We will do our best to ship your plants or bulbs to you at the ideal time for planting as stated against each product. We recommend that you prepare your soil, planting beds or patio containers ahead of time so you are ready to plant out, or pot on, just as soon as your order arrives. You will find the name of the variety printed on the top line of the address label on your package. Please ensure that you open the packaging immediately and carefully read through the instruction leaflet provided. For greatest success, please pot on or plant out as soon as possible, following the cultural instructions enclosed with your order.
Disgusted and disappointed....
By Susan Hill 26-05-2014
I ordered 2 of the 20 plug plants. They should have been delivered by the end of April, but they got stuck in the May Bank Holiday weekend and arrived 2 days after the bank holiday Monday. They were in a terrible state. The Geraniums had hardly any soil and were so dry. I potted them on, although according to the description I could have planted them straight in a basket or container. If I had done that I would have lost the lot. I have now lost 10 of the Geraniums and 4 Fucshias and they are still in the Greenhouse, no baskets done yet. The ones that are left are still too small. I e-mailed Vanmeuwens and had a reply asking for my order number, that was on the 16th May and have heard nothing since. I spent £71 on orders, the Begonias had trouble and now these. Not Happy...
Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear of your disappointment with your orde and that you have not yet received a reply regarding your query. Our Customer Care team are working tremendously hard to answer all queries as quickly as possible. I am very sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Natalie - Van Meuwen
Customer Care Team
By S J Wilson 14-05-2014
Out of the 20 plants I ordered only 2 look like surviving. On top of that the customer service is appalling with emails ignored, plants not delivered when stated.and plants far too long in the post. When the plants did arrive they almost dead, mainly due to rotting. So far Van Meuwen have not responded to my email. I will never use this firm again and will tell all my friends the same. And, Van Meuwen, please don't tell me to contact you as I did so on the 9th of May and have still not received a reply.
Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn of your disappointment with your order. We have also recently received an unexpected increased volume of queries into our customer care department and this has unfortunately caused a delay in responding to your email. I appreciate this is frustrating and I hope that you will accept our apologies for this. Please rest assured as long as your email was sent to firstname.lastname@example.org it will be answered shortly. If it was not, please may I ask you to send the email again.
Joe - Van Meuwen
Customer Care Team
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