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Jack1974Jack1974 Posts: 57
Hi all,

We've finally finished the work on our garden hardscaping, and I am looking for an excellent nursery that sells quality established plants. Just to give an idea of the kind of planting we're after, here is a list we've put together (please be kind with spelling and probable wrong names!!).

Ideally, we get as many as we can from one nursery. So a recommendation for this kind of planting would be great. Many thanks in advance:

Blue Passion flower

3x Stipa Tenuissima (Grass)

3x Callimagrostis (Tall Grass) Karl Foester

6x Scabious deep pink

1x Cardoon Cynara Cardunculus

3x Verbena Bonariensis

3x Salvia Nemorosa

2x Bronze Fennel

6x Erigeron Karvinskianus ‘Profusion’

Wild Carrot

Cenolophium Denudatum

White Allium



Sedum Hylotelephium

3x Telephium Maximum (purple emperor)


Small Euphorbia (Oblong Garta) 

Forget me knot


Round Headed leek

Allium Christophii (Giant Onion)



  • AstraeusAstraeus Posts: 322
    I'm in a similar position to you.

    Burncoose seems to be the only well-regarded nursery that stocks anything close to the majority of what I am after. Otherwise it's Primrose.
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    edited August 2021
    I find Burncoose and Dorset Perennials to be very good. Also Beth Chatto and Jacksons, although they have been v low on stock this year and struggling to keep up, with Covid etc. Woolmans, Hardy's, Sarah Raven, Parkers. 
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,268
    Macplants are very good, although I don't think they sell bulbs.
    There are ashtrays of emulsion,
    for the fag ends of the aristocracy.

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    edited August 2021
    I find Gee Tee and Parkers good for bulbs. This a very non-typical year.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,155
    Take a look at Peter Nyssen, Farmer Gracy and Broadleigh for bulbs too. All excellent.
    You may have to be patient re plants. Many nurseries are struggling  :)

    Some of your plants can also be grown from seed, so it may be worth trying that instead, if nurseries are low on stock.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Jack1974Jack1974 Posts: 57
    Thank you all for the tips! I've searched for the plants on Burncoose, and they seem to have most!
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,093
    Forget-me-not are so easy from seed that I don't think I've ever seen them sold as plants. You should be able to get a packet from Wilko or one of the DIY sheds, or online. Once you've got them you'll never be without, but they'll come up in different places every year so be prepared to do some thinning out and pulling out the ones too near your other plants. The bronze fennel and erigeron also self-sow and are easy from seed, but maybe less commonly available.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • I've bought from Burncoose this year - very impressed with their plants.
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,343
     Not plant,but I bought sail blinds for a conservatory roof from Primrose,they took 5 months,I would never use them again (you DONT want to know what phone typed instead of again!!!)
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,343
    This was 2018 so nothing to do with the pandemic
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