Posted: 24/02/2014 at 20:23
Look up the thread 'the good guys'. Many of us have highlighted suppliers of high quality plants, with value for money and good service. As a gardening community, many of us stick to tried and trusted suppliers;
My recommendations include the following;
There are many others, and others on here will have their recommendations as well.
One supplier I would avoid is Parkers Dutch bulbs, although some have had good experiences of them.
Don't ignore your local GC, they can be very helpful and you can inspect the plants before you buy. If they are good they will always be helpful and offer free advice.
Choices are an individual thing, you have to be happy with who you buy from, and you do get what you pay for.
Don't ignore the discount stores and supermarkets, Wilko, poundland, aldi and lidl. It's amazing what you can pick up for very little. Ebay have some very good suppliers as do amazon, so it pays to shop around, and a few hours looking around on a wet day/night on the net can produce some real bargains, and as a bonus it's fun too.
Make use of all the free advice people give, It's literally thousands of years of gardening experience in one place. No question is too stupid either. I have learned more on here than a 100 books could teach me, and I havent been here for that long!