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28/03/2013 at 16:47

Which company have you used and been happy with there plants for buying plug plants on line more so for hanging basket and containers that will flower for most of the summer.

28/03/2013 at 17:14

Jersey plants-never had a problem-thought the prices seem to have risen a bit on last years

Lyn
28/03/2013 at 18:33
Parkers although the last plugs I ordered from them, came direct from Jersey plants, so I don't suppose there's much difference in any of them.
28/03/2013 at 22:37

Never bought them online as there are far to many plugs in one batch, even 24 plugs would be too many for my garden, as, I'd want to plant them all out and prefer a wider selection of flowers, so buying plugs on line in bulk is a none starter.

This doesn't answer your Q but if not needing a huge amount of plugs have you thought about locating a local nursery to purchase smaller quantities but a wider variety. One nursery near me allows you to buy as many plugs or as little as you like. Can't remember how much per plug but me thinks it was 25p, which would work out at £6 for 24 plugs and you can purchase 24 different one's. Some plugs are slightly more expensive at 50p, for instance fusia's. 

28/03/2013 at 22:58
I just received 20 Fuchsia Chameleon plugs from Van Meuwen which were well packaged and in good condition.
29/03/2013 at 09:26

Thanks everyone just ordered 24 Lobelia Fountain maxi plugs for £7.99 from Yougarden and 30 Surfina jumbo plugs for 17.47 from Parker's so hope they do well.

29/03/2013 at 19:47

just got 36 perennial plugs from Van meuwen and they were in great condition, i expected them to be small, but great roots and loads of green leaves.  by the end of summer they'll be great

29/03/2013 at 20:32
Zoomer I agree. I domt want loads of plugs all fhe same. I prefer maybe 3 or 5 to plant in a pot. The local GC is offering deals on plugs right now....got some last week....
However. Many here are delighted with their purchases no matter how they were sourced
Annuals are great, although I much prefer perennials. (work it out and you will find annuals cost more in the long run than annuals)
29/03/2013 at 21:06

try ebay I have had great success with diffrent suplyers from there and you can order small amounts as well with some

30/03/2013 at 07:37

I've just received the 72 perenials for £18.oo from Thompson and Morgan.  You were supposed to get 6 plants from named varieties, but when they arrived there were 3 varieties missing and 12 plants had been sent of another plant instead.  I phoned Thompson and Morgan who are going to send me the missing varieties, so I'm going to receive another 18 plants.

The plants received were very healthy and well packaged, mindyou potting on 72 plants was a bit of a nightmare, had to do them in the kitchen due to this weather!

But 100 plug plants of very healthy perenials for £18.00 - bargain!

30/03/2013 at 08:25

I got that offer curlyone, of course they are small plug plants, but they have done the first bit which is getting the seeds to show and so early on in the year is a good start. I agree that potting on 72 plants was a bit of a nightmare but its horses for courses. There seems to be some stand out companies that don't get mixed reviews, Jersey and VM seem to be the highest rated though.

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