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Average Spend in garden centre

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 14:40

..my close neighbour is a nursery...never been in it... one up the road...never been in it... I like to go maybe half hour or 45 mins drive...and spend a day out...preferably a bit up market..... I will go to a nursery if it's well kept....I don't enjoy walking around a muddy or messy environment... my best one is about 20 mins drive...no café...but top quality and wholesale prices...

..the most successful, and fairly new venture not far away is where they have a good café/restaurant with a small garden centre attached.... few people are looking at plants except in Spring for the bedding.... people today can't seem to be a..ed  to cook lunch, they enjoy eating out, especially if they are older people comfortably off...better off families.... couples.... stuffing their faces with lunch, dessert or cake, more than filling gardens...

...that's how I see it...and that's how they make their money....so I'm told...it's always busy, but pleasant...

...I'm not sure a forum such as this, is the best place for market research purposes....personally.. but best of luck with your venture...

kind regards...

Go on brag about your Autumn Foliage!!!!

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 14:46

^I bet you're proud of that Marion...I know I would be...

Buffalo currant.... still going strong...

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/63774.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

 

Cotinus 'Grace'

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/63775.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

 

Larch Cottage sale

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 23:18

I've been to Larch Cottage when we used to stay at nearby Penrith on holidays... very much a plants persons nursery...

..one or two of these shrubs for sale look quite interesting and I'm checking them out...

a Hydrangea and a Syringa I don't know... nor that Callicarpa...

Talkback: Trees for small gardens revisited

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 23:15

..I agree....nooooo...lol... in that I didn't like many of James's choices, or at least I don't have any experience of them which is more to the point...

..my choices would be:

Sorbus vilmorinii

Sorbus cashmiriana

Sorbus 'Joseph Rock'

Prunus 'Spire'

Amelanchier 'Ballerina'

Sophora Japonica 'pendula'

Eucalyptus if suitably pruned

a Cornus kousa variety...

Cotinus 'Grace' which can be trained as a small tree

can't think of any others offhand...

Larch Cottage sale

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 15:40

..no connection with this company and have yet to order from them, but I've noticed they have a 50 per cent off autumn sale going on right now, and some really interesting shrubs too...

..in case you might be needing any..just thought to highlight it...

http://larchcottage.co.uk/buy/garden-nursery/a-massive-50-off-carriage-charges

 

Block Paving

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 14:26

..when I had block paving I used to use one of these brushes, shown here for sale:-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/block-paving-wire-brush

..you have to be careful though and not to scratch the paving itself as you can scar the surface very easily and leave all sorts of unsightly marks....  something I did unfortunately... although they did fade in time...

winter gardening

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 19:54

..as you are new to gardening, on a limited budget and want some quirky colourful things...then you might like Ornamental Cabbages....which you can also eat by the way, so I believe... but they should last the winter providing predators don't get them first...  

..readily available in garden centres...

http://www.gardenersworld.com/blogs/plants/the-ornamental-cabbage/2897.html

 

Fuchsia identification

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 17:54

..there are millions of Fuchsia's and I'm no expert and I think you would have to be one to figure that out...however, sometimes we can narrow things down because some are readily available and popular....

I wouldn't dare guess at the bottom one, but the top does look like 'Display' to me...which is sold everywhere these days...  have a look at some images of that one and see what you think...

 

X Factor

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 11:12

..used to enjoy this until a couple of years ago.. no longer watch...  back in the days of Pop Idol, when Gareth Gates was up against Will Young in the final, I worked at a Call Centre which handled overflow calls.  There was never enough lines available in those days for voters and thousands (?) of votes went astray - to us - unrecorded.   Our job was to advise them to redial as the vote wasn't counted, but many were young children who simply didn't understand... 

..the overall consensus between staff there was that most calls that overflowed to us were in favour of Gates...but Young got the verdict...

Electric Propogater

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 22:36

..looks very nice too... not one I've grown..the only white I used to have was 'Dorothy Eckford'...

..best of luck with yours...

Discussions started by Salino

Anything on your Wish List?

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Larch Cottage sale

..some lovely plants.. 
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Dartford Crossing new system

..in case you're not aware... 
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..I won't be after reading this... 
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weedy ID's please

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please show us your culinary delights... 
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Sweet and Everlasting peas... 
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