Posted: 09/10/2014 at 07:57
Plants are cheaper than the UK in Belgium too and the better weekly markets have some excellent plant stalls with some gems in amongst all the usual bog standard culprits. Then there are seasonal plant fairs and some excellent nurseries with different specialities so some expensive, niche plants but also a wide range of goodies at normal prices.
At a plant fair this weekend I got a very good hydrangea paniculata Diamant Rouge for €18 and extensive advice on pruning and after care and the possibility of signing up for email reminders on when and how to prune it and feed it. The same nurseryman had some fancy esoteric hemerocallis for over €100.
I do find the best seed suppliers are in the UK and order those online.