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02/07/2014 at 15:34
I placed an order a week or so ago with Brookside Nursery. Arrived yesterday, well packaged and plants in good nick. They were nice and cheap too, and sent me more plug plants than I ordered! Will use them again
02/07/2014 at 21:24

Only ordered once from brookside but, yes, good people to deal with.  Nice plants, prompt delivery. 

04/07/2014 at 15:28

Just received an order of perennials from Westcountry Nurseries, extremely quick and the plants all look very healthy, 9cm pots but all ready to go out. I potted them on though as my ground is rock hard.

I didn't think to search this company on here before I ordered but fortunately I got away with it - hopefully the other incident posted was a one off!

04/07/2014 at 17:11

Hiya Victoria

considered ordering lupins from Westcountry Nurseries.  Might now give them a try unless I find a better specialist lupin nursery.

04/07/2014 at 17:36

Hi Verdun,

I only bought one lupin from them - towering inferno:

 This is it after I've potted it on.

It arrived very quick. The pots were packaged in newspaper which isn't often done. Came with an advice/ returns note that I thought was pretty strict! I'm happy with the plants I got though also got a juncus, potentilla, achillea and a hellebore.

04/07/2014 at 19:22

Exciting parcel then?  I do want to get some of the latest varieties of lupins 

05/07/2014 at 10:23

I used Westcountry once, and the plants were great.  However, won't use them again as you have to sign for delivery - no good for me.  Most companies are happy to leave things in a specified place.

05/07/2014 at 11:15

They left mine in the shed but I do have a note on the door saying to...

06/07/2014 at 21:25


06/07/2014 at 21:40

Hi Folks,  really like this thread, I live about 1mile from Ashwoods and I have to say its the best nursery Ive ever visited the plants are always really good quality.  Not the cheapest but somethimes you get what you pay for.

Taylors are really good for Clematis have ordered two on line both came exactly on the day I chose, they were a good size and even had loads of buds, very well packaged.

Sarah Raven has also been very good.  Also Claire Austin, the daughter of David Austin she has a good online site for perennials.

06/07/2014 at 22:24

Yviestevie, Ashwoods have been excellent for me esp re hellebores.  Would love to pay them a visit

06/07/2014 at 23:40

If you can try and go on one of John's open days his garden is beautiful whatever the season - he lists them on the website.  I know that hellebores are one of their specialities, I have a couple but thinking of treating myself to a couple of the darker varieties - just have to decide what I'm going to dig up to find the space.  Oh and by the way the tea room there is to die for - the best cakes I have ever eaten!!!

06/07/2014 at 23:46

Did you say cakes yviestevie?  I have heard of john's tours.  the last hellebore from Ashwoods was in 5 litre pot .( should have been 3 litres but I paid quite a lot for it) ..a beautiful simple deep yellow 

07/07/2014 at 05:57

I've still got a picotee hellebore in a pot from ashwood.  I went overboard on my last visit, I haven't found a space for it yet. If you visit in  February, verdun, we'll never get you out.

Brilliant tearooms and good cake too.

09/07/2014 at 14:21

An order I made with Knoll Gardens last week arrived today, plants look absolutely fine and I was made aware of dispatch. I did have to sign for them though.

Before ordering I searched the forum and found they had been recommended previously, albeit on a different thread- so the system works!


09/07/2014 at 16:50

Earlier this year I ordered 3 Hucheras from Cowells trading as Premium Perenials the packaging was awful.  All three plants damaged in fact one had no leaves.  I did plant them and they are doing OK now.  I suppose I should have complained.  Has anyone else had problems with them.  Also ordered Star of Bethlehem bulbs, I think from Naturescape but not 100% sure.  None of them flowered perhaps I did something wrong.

09/07/2014 at 21:28

Just had 2 plant deliveries today the 9th, both ordered on the 7th so pretty swift turnaround. One from Blooming Marvellous of 3 heucheras. Fabulous plants as fresh as a daisy in 9cm pots. Other one from West Country Nurseries of 3 astrantia. Packed in damp newspaper and a bit crumpled but look to be doing ok after a few hours standing up.  Again in 9cm pots. Very pleased with them both. First time ordering from other than T&M which are always a bit of a hit or miss.  

10/07/2014 at 11:45

Just took deliver of 4 plants from Claire Austin Astrantia major venice, Astrantia Roma, Campanula Glomerata Superba and Thalictrum Delavayi 9cm pots.  Packaged well and all in good condition except for the Roma.  It had a lot of brown marks on leaves, phoned up and they said it is scorch marks and asked me to plant it as it should be fine.  However, if I'm still not happy in two weeks they will send me a replacement

10/07/2014 at 13:46

Yviestevie, some astrantias do get affected leaves at this time of the year.  I simply cut them off. However, now I give additional watering at this time of year and it seems effective treatment.  I think it may be because they dried out a little at some stage.  However, you should have received a healthy looking plant so I would ask for a replacement.  You paid for a nice green thriving plant after all 

10/07/2014 at 15:17

I have had some excellent plug plants from South Eastern horticultural on Amazon. They have all arrived well rooted and have shot away upon potting up, have had penstemons, helianthemums and hardy fuchsia.  Their range isn't great, mainly safe easy to raise plants but at under a tenner for 6 or up to 12 plugs it isn't a bad deal.

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