Posted: 09/05/2012 at 07:54
I'm lucky enough to have an excellent nursery (www.hillhousenursey.com) about 4 miles away, which is wonderful, inspiring and well priced. Would thoroughly recommend a visit if any of you ever venture down this way. There's also an agricultural store and seed merchants right in town, which does plants and veg seedlings as well, huge selection of seeds. Both places have very knowledgable and helpful staff, Hillhouse even has a very well-thumbed copy of the RHS A-Z of plants so you can check on cultivation requirements. Just up the road there's a semi-wholesale nursery - which is like a sort of plant battery farm, but very well priced and the condemned section is irresistible, especially if you're looking for a lot of bedding plants. I got a 2l thyme, 2x 2l sages and 3x 1l thymes for ??16 there a couple of months ago Last time I went to B&Q was to get some guttering for seed sowing, had a wander through the plant section and didn't see anything I was remotely interested in.