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