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13/12/2013 at 16:46

Break23 how much did you pay?? Have you researched how much you have saved??? Will they flower this coming year??

13/12/2013 at 22:23

Hi Red Dahlia, I paid £5.65 for postage only.  To answer your question, three clematis works out at £1.88 each but they were delivered to my door..  At the beginning of this year I bought three small clematis for £10 from my local GC, which did not have a root structure comparable to the three received from Raymond Evison, but they did all flower, to varying amounts, during the summer.  Because of the size of those from Raymond Evison, I anticipate a brilliant display in 2014.

13/12/2013 at 22:41

Are they the ones that die back, I love a bargain! I have been told about an evergreen but have forgotten the name! 

14/12/2013 at 00:28

Clematis armandii red dahlia.  Scented flowers too.  

14/12/2013 at 09:53


15/12/2013 at 17:27

Hi Red Dahlia, yes, all six clematis are those which die back after flowering.  I am now looking out for a bargain evergreen clematis to grow in a pot and I think my local G/C are reducing their large clematis after christmas.  I have previously been given information on this site about growing evergreen clematis in a pot.

15/12/2013 at 17:29

You can see the advice I was given entitled climbing plants dated 17.12.12

15/12/2013 at 17:41

Break23 , my local GC has been a good place to visit for plant bargains either side of Xmas.  Half price on shrubs that were also being offered on buy get one free last year.    It's not too far from me so, as I'm passing, I poop in.  Picked up couple of bargains already placed in the bargain basement section.  Many can be divided and re potted too for great show next year

15/12/2013 at 18:36

I loooooove bargain sections, only problem is I don't know enough plant types to recognise things without labels!! 

20/12/2013 at 09:03

Often things look a little sad in bargain sections - the trick is knowing whether they will recover with a little TLC or not - something I'm not an expert at!

20/12/2013 at 09:50

Next time I will put things in my trolley, have a cuppa and message on here to ask the experts. We need a thread about decent GC's for winter plants. Most GC's are sparse at the mo, depressing!!!!

20/12/2013 at 13:50

They are full of Xmas trees and festive goodies Red.  But......speak to the manager and ask if he/she has any plants "out back".  I have had some real bargains that way.  Of course they will look tatty....they will do right now anyway.....and you need to  show a little dismay at their "quality" but bargains are there to be bargained for.  Sometimes I'm asked to make an offer. .....

20/12/2013 at 16:46

Just had some lavender plants from Crocus. Beautiful root structure to them all, nice and bushy as well. I haven't seen better plants in my local GC. Delivered to my door in two days. This isn't the first time I have used them but I am always extremely pleased with the quality and their service.

As a note for all their sale at the moment is a better price than some of the GW partner offers.

It may be worth checking the offers against the crocus website.

12/01/2014 at 12:31

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14/01/2014 at 12:29

Plants for Small Gardens is a new nursery for me.  Excellent quality plants, excellent communications and immediate dispatch.  Defo one of the good guys

21/01/2014 at 21:44

Just received two beautiful camellias from Trehane nursery in Dorset.  They were carefully packed and arrived in tip top condition - they certainly get the thumbs up from me

21/01/2014 at 22:22

Must back up Red Dahlia, had my clematis the other day from montrose. Excellent, worth every penny.

22/01/2014 at 12:37

Paddocks plants have always been exceptional for me.  And check out their prices.... £3 for perennials in 2 litre pots?  Their service has a personal touch.  Delivery is next day. One of the good guys for sure 

22/01/2014 at 15:52

Brilliant for advice, seamless delivery and all well-packaged too.

I avoid Crocus - awful delivery service in the past, plus plants arrived half dead and generally in poor health.


22/01/2014 at 16:35
I have always had great service and great plants from crocus - interesting to know that is not always the case. I do, however, drive past them on the way to work so always collect my own rather than use their delivery service.
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