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LynLyn Posts: 21,917
Can’t  find the old threads so starting a new one.
who is good, who is bad in internet plant shopping? 

I've just had these tiny plugs delivered from J.Parker, once again, extremely good little trailing Petunia plants. I’ll be growing bedding types from seed, but theses trailers are worth the money.

Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 



  • RubytooRubytoo Posts: 1,323
    They do look good Lyn.

    I had great plants and good service from Edrom in January.
    We are South and they Scotland. A long distance for odd shapes and little delicate plants to travel. They arrived in perfect condition.

  • debs64debs64 Posts: 4,913
    Love love the Secret Gardening Club good prices healthy little plants speedy and free delivery! 
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,917
    Lovely lot there Ruby,   Being bred in Scotland they should be tough little plants. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
    Just bought 4 x chaenomeles and 4 x Azalea luteum from Burncoose nursery in Cornwall, very substantial plants and well-packaged.  And I'm always singing the praises of Fibrex, which specialises in pelargoniums, hardy geraniums, begonias, ferns and hederas.  I've only had occasion to use them once, when I wanted to buy lots of different ivies and couldn't make up my mind which.  Their pre-sales advice was very helpful in making up my mind, the well-grown, sturdy little plants were very modestly priced and well-packaged.
  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    For trees and hedging, Buckingham Nurseries. I've been buying from them for over 25 years and haven't had a dud yet.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,115
    Hopes Grove nursery is also very good for hedging.
    I used Ballyrobert Gardens in Ireland last year for some small perennials. Excellent. Good website too.
    Cramden Nursery is also excellent for pelargoniums. Not something I really do, but I wanted some Lord Bute ones a few years ago. They were fautless. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Lillies Water Gardens

    Fabulous plants. All going strong years later. 

    The plants were sent swiftly and well packaged. When opened them i was very happy with the quality. 

    Excellent Service.


    Their customer service isn't the best. I contacted them for advice and they were less than forthcoming. I was left with the impression that i was a nuisance to them. 

    So after the 54th email, i stopped asking. 

    Just kidding. I sent 1 email asking for advice and another asking for clarification. So 2 overall. 

    I would use them again though certainly. 
  • RubytooRubytoo Posts: 1,323
    Clematis plants.
    Mr Hodson of Hawthornes Nursery, we got lovely plants well packed with no damage, at very reasonable prices and fast postage.
    And he very kindly went what we considered the extra mile to secure a clematis for an elderly relative of mine, at no extra cost, so we would not have to continue what seemed a fruitless search.
    Not sure if I should say this he will get impossible requests for things :D
    But really very kind as my Aunt is getting on a bit and he really helped us out.
    His communication and service at every stage was helpful, informative and first class.
    Thank you.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,428
    I think he posts on here sometimes Ruby. It's lovely when someone goes the extra mile.
  • Janie BJanie B Posts: 893
    I just got my healthy (and not imo overpriced) clematis from Taylors Clematis Didn't know about Mr Hodson, but so far am happy with my purchase. 
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