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julie 7

Hi - does anyone know where I can source ornamental plants (perennials and shrubs) for my garden that have been raised organically or at least not using neonicotinoids. I usually like to use online nurseries as I don't drive but if I specifically search for 'organic' I can find fruit and vegetables but not ornamental plants. I'm looking for fairly ordinary things like sedum, wallflowers, hellebores, dahlias etc. Would welcome advice. Thanks.

pansyface

MAYBE CADGE CUTTINGS AND SO ON FROM FRIENDS?

THERE IS USUALLY A SEED SWAP ON THIS FORUM TOO.

pansyface

HOORAY!

NOW, IF THEY CAN ONLY LEARN HOW TO LOOK AFTER THEM PROPERLY WHILE THEY ARE SELLING THEM....

Don't know if it's just my local store, but I get the impression they are trying to up their game on the gardening front. More interesting range of plants and  better cared for, they have had some decent specimens at decent prices, not too expensive, but not so cheap you think they must be ripping off the suppliers. And they have started stocking John Innes, which saves me a trip to the garden centre, which is expensive!

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They are pricey, and I've never purchased from them myself, but seen them advertised in the Bumblebee Conservation Trust's member's newsletter Buzzword:

Organically grown, peat and pesticide free, bee-friendly plants.

http://www.rosybee.com

Have seen these in Buzzword too:

https://www.seedball.co.uk

Other organic companies that I know of:

https://www.organiccatalogue.com (lots of organic flower seeds here)

http://www.naturalbulbs.co.uk

http://www.thegreenseedcompany.com/organicflowerseeds.asp

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