Saturday, 25 February 2012

Fantazia Arrives

After a dull morning and a few early showers Friday brightened up nicely in the afternoon. It was very pleasant in the greenhouse doing some tidying up before the growing season starts in earnest.

Our Nectarine Fantazia arrived from Thompson & Morgan.This was a freebie from them as they had previously supplied a peach tree rather than a nectarine that we had ordered. Unfortunately the tree didn’t arrive in the best of condition mainly down to the time it took to deliver. Dispatched on the 16th February it didn’t arrive until the 24th and after 8 days in transit the roots were very dry.
I’ve potted the tree into a tub of compost and given it a good soaking. If I keep the compost really wet. I’m hoping that the tree is not beyond saving. Only time will tell.


  1. Fingers crossed that you can nurse it back to health. That's the only problem with buying mail order. I once had some potatoes delivered which were left on the doorstep in the pouring rain, needless to say they weren't much good to me.

  2. Hi Jo
    Up to now we've done fine with mail order. Our poor quality winter brassicas received last autumn and then this rather dry tree it seems our luck might have changed. We did get a refund for the brassicas and the nectarine was a freebie so it's disappointing rather than costly.


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