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When and where to buy the plants you want?!


I keep reading about specific varieties of plants, but then struggle to find them at garden centres etc. Am I the only one who suffers from this?

Do you know when and where I will be able to buy the following?

Geranium Storm Chaser

Fuchsia Twist and Shout

Cyclamen purpurascens



  • Bright starBright star Posts: 1,153

    I buy a lot of my plants online, cheaper than GC. Many wonderful websites have been recommended to me since I joined the forum.

    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

  • Beaus MumBeaus Mum Posts: 3,550

    I just google and normally find them that way ?

    Storm chaser ...... Mr Frothergills sells

    Twist and shout..... Stanley village nursery

    Last one ash wood nurserys

  • Bright starBright star Posts: 1,153

    Dorset perennials have the geranium  storm chaser,I have used them several times and the plants are always well packed

    Last edited: 31 January 2018 01:15:40

    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,968

    Cyclamen purpurescens is on the website

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Bright starBright star Posts: 1,153

    Another good website especially for hardy geraniums is,

    They have a vast selection and some unusual one too.

    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

  • Always found that if you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, unusual, rare or very new then your local GC is the last place to look.  Look online as suggested.

  • A proper nursery where they raise the plants themselves will be better than most general GC's as they inevitably cater for the mainstream. Most do mail order. The RHS plantfinder lists where plants can be obtained from.

    AB Still learning

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,129

    Totally agree with IainR

    RHS plantfinder lists from the very common to the very rare . Well worth the price !

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