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Millions of garden plants to be binned

JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,783
edited March 2020 in Plants

“ Millions of plants, shrubs and trees could be binned in the coming days and weeks, meaning ruin for UK growers.

The closure of 2,000 garden centres and nurseries mean makers of what's called "ornamental horticulture" have no outlet for their plants.”


And yet, as far as I’m aware, there are no plant sales going on whatsoever to sell these soon to be destroyed plants.

Id buy some.



  • JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,783
    I’ve been imagining overnight I could phone up a wholesaler and buy whatever volumes they usually sell to the GCs...a thousand of one plant covering my entire garden :lol:
  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,891
    I was wondering about the plants already in the garden centres.

    I was wondering about all the puppies in puppy farms too...😟
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • Me too.its awful isn't it?even if they gave the plants away wed all be worried about touching them.and the dogs...I wanted to get a rescue dog but they're all closed.and I worry that the people who have puppy farms,well.doesnt bare thinking about....
  • debs64debs64 Posts: 4,903
    I wouldn’t be worried about touching them. I am ordering plants from my favourite little local GC today. 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,049
    edited March 2020
    IMHO "Puppy FARMS" are fairly disgusting things.
    #favourite breed is rescue
  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601
    I don't know how many GC's are able to deliver - and if they are closed as non essential, as I believe they are, there won't be anyone to deliver anyway.
  • debs64debs64 Posts: 4,903
    My local GC is offering free delivery. I am ordering plants and compost. 
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,052
    Well, unless they were edible, I think there's more important worries. 

    If they can't deliver, it's certainly wouldn't be top of my priorities. :/
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • debs64debs64 Posts: 4,903
    edited March 2020
    sorry posted on wrong thread 
  • RubyLeafRubyLeaf Posts: 254
    edited March 2020
    I know two garden centres by me doing deliveries, one I know for sure from the centre itself. Its the independent ones I'm concerned about.

    If I had a van, and permission to go out, I'd happily travel and plant them in barren soil. Whenever I see patches of bare soil I have such an urge to plant something in there!
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