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Online nurseries,is it possible for anyone to recommend one?

Wilson73Wilson73 Posts: 136
edited July 2020 in Plants
I have a few more plants to buy for my front bed can anyone tell me if they know of an online nursery that delivers plants nationally.I'm a non driver so stuck now,collected some plants today in an Uber,but they didn't have much in Tesco so I just want to get about 3 or 4 feature plants


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,016
    If you list the plants you want, someone will give a recommendation  :)
    Burncoose are excellent for all sorts of shrubs and perennials though.

    The only problem is that many nurseries don't have stock just now, so you may need to wait until autumn for certain things. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Joy*Joy* Posts: 571
    One word of advice, don't touch Thompson and Morgan with a bargepole. I was very disappointed with what they eventually sent.
  • DevonianDevonian Posts: 176
    Ballyroberts or are personal recommendations, although the latter is more plug plants than established plants.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,016
    Oh God no - proper nurseries are a world away from T&M.
    They're alright for seeds or bulbs, but not plants/shrubs etc.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Wilson73Wilson73 Posts: 136
    edited July 2020
    I'm a complete novice only started gardening a month so I haven't got a clue what I want,Just out of interest below is a list of what I purchased today
    1 ornamental grass,
    lobella x 2,
    lilly confetti joy x 6,
    lilly orange matrix x 2,
    Dianthis x 2 colours,
    Asters x 3 colours
    I'm always in a hurry as I can't leave the home for long as I'm a full time carer,so I just buy quickly what I like the look of,and then hope the taxi has the room in the boot!
    The bed is 4' x 11' and empty.
    I think there would be room for 3 or 4 shrubs if possible something that wont grow huge and need too much care.I had a hydrangea in my trolley and a lavendar but put them back as I thought they would get too big,I alreadt have 2 big Hydrangeas in the front garden
  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    There has been a recent discussion called Favourite online nurseries.
  • Wilson73Wilson73 Posts: 136
    Thanks @K67 I've enjoyed gardening and seeing a transformation but it's so stressful buying the plants as a non driver,I even made a few trips with plants in large Tesco bags on the end of my mountain bike handlebars :)
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,016
    Grasses come in all shapes and sizes though, so you'd need an idea of height/width etc.
    Dianthus are fairly easy to get, and someone like Claire Austin will have a good selection, as they stock mainly perennials. There are two specialist nurseries up here - Craigiehall and Edrom, who specialise in alpines, and they have lots.
    Campanulas  come in all shapes and sizes too, so you'd need to decide on the type you want for filling a space. Some are tiny low growing plants, and some are tall vertical types. Again, Claire Austin will have plenty, as will shade plant stockists like Long Acre nursery.
    There are also different lobelias.

    Lilies are available from good bulb suppliers like Peter Nyssen, Farmer Gracy and Avon. They will tend to be in stock after the new year, although you can usually order before that. You've named two specific ones though, and it may be easier to look at the suppliers and see what they sell. There's bound to be ones which are similar. 
    Burncoose stocks a lot of shrubs, so it's worth starting there. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    👍@AnniD knew it was there but not how to link it.👎
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