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07/08/2013 at 16:26

I want to buy some specific shrubs for my garden, not unusual but my local garden centres are limited and never have what I am looking for.  I have tried one large mail order company but the plants were very disappointing.  Does anyone have any recommendations?  Not sure if we are allowed to name companies on here but would appreciate any thoughts.......

07/08/2013 at 16:49

Crocus are pretty good and IF there are any problems they are really helpful.

http://www.crocus.co.uk/

 

07/08/2013 at 17:06

Thank you, have heard of them, will look them up.

07/08/2013 at 17:08

Try Burncoose nurseries in Cornwall.

07/08/2013 at 17:09

The RHS website has a plant finder section that lists growers for plants.  Many offer a mail order service and generally the plants are first class, web address is  rhs.org.uk.  You don't need to be a member to use the service.

07/08/2013 at 17:36

I buy online all the time.  Better quality plants and newest varieties

For perennials, paddock plants, woottens, Cotswold flowers, perhill nurseries, etc and there are many specialist nurseries too. Best is to ask when you know what plants you  want.  Local nurseries and online for very best of plants.  And don't worry about condition of plants when you get them....all superbly packed.

07/08/2013 at 22:03

For a shade specialist nursery

http://www.plantsforshade.co.uk/

really well packed and transported plants

07/08/2013 at 22:50

Like FB I have had good results from Burncoose, also Preston Bisset Nurseries and Cotswold Garden Flowers.  I also often buy from private sellers on ebay - I have had some really cheap good deals from people splitting their own plants and trying to make a little money to buy more.

07/08/2013 at 23:52

Am loving the plants from Coblands - there are also discount vouchers online for them. Well packaged and large shrubs and some unusual plants.

Crocus is also very good - would also be happy to recc. them.

I would avoid J Parkers, Thompson and Morgan, Van Meulan etc as their plants are 9cm pots.

08/08/2013 at 08:24

Well. Of course, burnoose is a local GC for me.  It used to be better though.  I knew it as an up and coming nursery owned by a regular gold medal winner who was keen to grow every gem.  

I agree with blairs about avoiding those nurseries he mentioned.  Ok for bulbs.  Big no for plants 

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