Posted: 02/11/2012 at 17:34
I love the idea of a garden centre selling a garden!! However, it is true that on the whole the people who stock them only want a profit, and most of the people who work there don't know a dahlia from mint - nurseries are very often the best places to get things,. Specialist nurseries for specific plants are often wonderful, with people commited to the particuar group of plants, or even sigle type of plant that they grow. If they are not in yur area, many give advice on line, and supply their stock on line too. Have had no troube with any specialist nursery used in this way - not quite the same for the big 'we sell everything' sites, but some of thise are better than others, some are fairly well informed too.