Posted: 15/05/2017 at 15:11
Mine were all ordered in Nov and planted in Nov/Dec 2016 so I don't understand why the ones from BR vary so much from the ones I got from DA and Style.
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You said it yourself ... the ones from BR were cheaper ... I'm afraid that in this life we usually get what we pay for.
I presume that David Austin and other growers who charge a bit more take more care of their plants, and maybe grow them on for a season or two longer than the cheaper suppliers. It all costs them money which they pass on to their customer.