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How can a certain plant website get away with charging so much !

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 14:37

I have checked out most every nursery and grower, even the most obscure, to get plants I want as well as at the price I want.

there are plenty of first class suppliers out there. I know exactly what I want and find that garden centres fall short on price,,quality and variety.  However, they occasionally offer some goodies ....currently 9cm perennials to grow on are good value.  These are neither plugs nor potted up roots....they are bursting out of their pots.

As with everything check out alternatives and compare. I recently had a plant I could never have gotten from a garden centre for a price incl postage far less than local garden centres' average prices.

a combination of careful online shopping and propagation of our own plants can make for an economical garden 

always complain about products that fall short on quality or you consider are over priced once they are received.  Responsible suppliers will usually do the decent thing......eventually  

How can a certain plant website get away with charging so much !

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 14:34

I have checked out most every nursery and grower, even the most obscure, to get plants I want as well as at the price I want.

there are plenty of first class suppliers out there. I know exactly what I want and find that garden centres fall short on price,,quality and variety.  However, they occasionally offer some goodies ....currently 9cm perennials to grow on are good value.  These are neither plugs nor potted up roots....they are bursting out of their pots.

As with everything check out alternatives and compare. I recently had a plant I could never have gotten from a garden centre for a price incl postage far less than local garden centres' average prices.

a combination of careful online shopping and propagation of our own plants can make for an economical garden 

Football

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 13:10

Aha!  You beat me to it David. 

I think we are heading for surprise premier league champions this year In Leicester.  Only Man City will beat them.  Leicester's play is exciting and powerful.  Unlike Arsenal they will always score a goal when needed. 

New to gardening

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 13:05

TERRY,,check out hardy perennials in small (9cm) pots in the garden centres.  Pot them on...not out yet......to grow a bit more for cheap summer plants.  

sow peas (cover with polythene or fleece) and sow lettuce in pots indoors.  

grab a couple of dahlias too to pot up.  Dont water yet and fleece them overnight.   The earlier you start them the bigger your plants will be this summer 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 12:55

Beautifully warm and sunny.    In garden (albeit walled) it feels and looks like spring.

 Sown peas and lettuce.  Planted out replacement helianthemum (year old cutting now a bushy plant), planted out potted blue anemone blandas, potted hyacinths ( been outside in pots) and put out potted tulips that have been outside all winter.

heart says it is spring.  Brain is saying "whoa....not quite yet" 

TV alert new series Big Dreams Small Spaces

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 12:47

Thanks kleipieper 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 12:46

Better to get pm issue sorted Nora.  Any progress? 

A REAL SCARE.......a body

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 21:39

A REAL SCARE.......a body

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 21:24

But I was frighto Tetley 

Lowering area with clay soil

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 16:04

My thought too Dave but I guess Ste9 has already considered that?  Ste9? 

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