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Hi all i went to Wilco,s this week and outside they had Red Japanese maple about 3 feet tall for a fiver ,cherry trees 4 feet tall £12 and lots more i dont know didly about trees but would love a Japanese Maple and a couple of Cherry trees just for the wild life and good looks at the bottom of the garden ,just being their Now is Wilco,s any good or are these prices too good to be true,anybody bought trees from them in the past To buy or not to buy that is the question,please
Hi Alan, I've bought a lot of plants from Wilkos and have been very pleased with them including 2 acers which have done very well. I've also bought a variety of plants , bulbs and houseplants from there. I think the trick is to purchase quickly as I know the staff at our local store don't look after them very well and a lot dry out through lack of watering and care. Makes me very angry and I usually end up telling them.
I've also haggled with them. I managed to get an Orange Dream acer for 50p years ago - it had been marked down to £1 because it had lost a lot of its leaves.
I would say go for it but get in there before the plants get stressed.
I haggled about some perennials last year which were actually just suffering from lack of water.
If you do get the trees, can't think of a reason why not, give them a really good soak in a bucket for a day, then planr in usual way.
Tried to upload a photo of the Orange Dream acer but it won't let me. Managed to change my avatar so it's on there.
Oh, It worked this time. My 50p acer.
wow now that's a result i was expecting ( u get wot ya pa fa) but no that's a great response many many thanks to you all Wilco,s here i come,
Ornamental cherries and acers are lovely to look at but if you want trees that will encourage wildlife you need to plant some British native trees and shrubs as well