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Novice7Novice7 Posts: 56


Can anyone recommend a good / reasonable website to purchase plants on-line, I have noted that some sites/companies are not getting good feedback / reviews.

Thanks in advance




  • darren636darren636 Posts: 666
    Dorset perennials.

    Shrubland park nurseries

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,858

    Here's the Good Guys thread with lots of recommendations

    I've never found better than these


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

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,858

    Fair enough Verdun - they are cheaper image 

    I suppose I benefit from not paying postage as they're so local to me so they can get my order ready for me and I can pick it up as I go past - that's if I'm too rushed visitng Ma to actually call in and wander around - I can spend all day there.

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

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,384

    Me too - I have no transport and no plant nursery within walking distance so everything including compost and other heavy stuff has to be delivered. image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • lydiaannlydiaann Posts: 298

    I've bought a couple of things from Hayloft Plants...they seem to have thrived and prices are comparable with most sites.  Parker's Bulbs are fine - but ONLY if you buy bulbs, for which they are well known.  Their plants are iffy.  Don't buy too cheaply - one good one will fare much better than 3 cheapos.

  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,536

    See how much information they give about the plants and how honest they are. If everything there is the latest, newest, best ever, ignore them! You need to know height, hardiness, soil type and any downsides. Do the photos show the whole plant or just the flowers - if a closeup, do they tell you how big the flower actually is? Does the colour look realistic? Good nurseries will say if something is invasive, or shortlived, or needs winter protection or any special care. They want you to come back. The fly boys rely on a constant supply of ignorant newcomers to fleece!

    I can recommend Ashridge Trees.

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