Online perennial plug plants

cotty1000cotty1000 Posts: 293

I am looking to order some rudbeckia and helenium plug plants and I've noticed that prices vary from £3-£6 for one plant. 

Which online stores are best for value? I have not had much experience buying plants on the internet.

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  • I use a site called The Secret Gardening Club for perennials - really low priced and no post/packing. The plants are in 9cm pots - I don't like buying plugs.

    I've attached a pic of the last 3 I bought (they come in 3s) which have been potted on about a week now. (Sanguisorba minor)

    They do different plants every week and email me - they do ordinary garden perennials as well as some which people might consider weeds. Google their site and have a look .......

    They're about 300 miles from me - good job really as easily tempted image

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     I bought Helenium 'Lemon Queen' from them recently image

  • Peanuts3Peanuts3 Posts: 759

    I bought some 9cm pots of rudbeckia from the garden centre and they were £1.49 each.  This was about a month ago though.  I also bought 6 from Crocus and they were on offer £15 for 6 so felt slightly ripped off.  Both growing equally well.

  • cotty1000cotty1000 Posts: 293

    Just checked out that website. Seems pretty good. Do they change what they sell every few weeks?

  • They have something new every week cotty - they email and I have a look to see what's going. I have bought 13 - 14 sets of plants from them since about October last year - very pleased with all of them.

    Meant to mention earlier - I bought the 1st plant pass just for a month to see what it was like and also to have a look at the prices on the plant pass holders offers. They are as cheap as the offers that can be seen - hence me buying the annual pass image

  • SparklesJDSparklesJD Posts: 344

    I bought some nice ones from SGC too, despite them being delivered next door, just before they went away for the weekend image they've done really well.

  • GrannybeeGrannybee Sunny South EnglandPosts: 218

    Looks good... is the price quoted for one or three pots?

  • 3 pots Grannybee image

  • GrannybeeGrannybee Sunny South EnglandPosts: 218

    Oh...looks even better! Thanks for the heads up with this company. 

  • No probs Grannybee image Glad to help image

    Hate shopping with a vengeance aym280 - trip into town once a month (maybe) image

     

  • cotty1000cotty1000 Posts: 293

    Can anybody recommend any national collection nurseries or plant fairs to attend?

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