Where do you buy your plants?

Just wondering where folk buy their plants from?

Seeing as I'm planning on turning much of my lawn over to planting areas, I'll be needing to order lots of new plants. Garden centres don't always have the specific plants that I want, and places like B&Q/Homebase have a very limited choice.

So which online suppliers or nurseries do folk recommend for buying plants?

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 20,450

    I buy quite a few plants from eBay. Only from trusted sellers and those with near enough 100% positive feedback. Not been disappointed yet. I also buy from my LGC too but sometimes they do not have the more unusual varieties of plant.

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  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 6,355

    Leadfarmer..........if you don't have nurseries local to you ( or you don't have nurseries you are happy with ) there is a thread started by Verdun last year ( ? ) entitled The Good Guys. Most are on line suppliers but obviously, depending on your location, you may find a Good Guy close to home.

    Might be worth while checking out to see what's whatimage

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICTPosts: 12,950

    BUY? 

    A LOT OF MY NEW ONES ARE CADGED OR SOMEHOW FALL INTO MY POCKET AS I WALK PAST THEM. THEY THEN GET SPLIT UP AND SPLIT UP AND SHOVED ABOUT TO FILL IN SPACES. A LOT SELF SEED. SOME BLOW IN FROM NEIGHBOURS' GARDENS.

    MY MOTHER, GAWD REST 'ER SOUL, NEVER BOUGHT A SINGLE PLANT TO MY KNOWLEDGE. SHE HAD A MAGNIFICENT GARDEN WHICH WAS FULL OF ROSES AND DELPHINIUMS AND ALL THE OLD COTTAGE GARDEN STUFF. 

    SHE WAS STUNNED WHEN I ONCE GAVE HER A " PROPER" PLANT FOR HER BIRTHDAY.  I COULD SEE HER DISAPPOINTMENT IN ME AND HER AND DISAPPROVAL OF PAYING GOOD MONEY FOR SOMETHING THAT COULD HAVE BEEN HAD FOR NOTHING.

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  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 6,355

    Shame on you Pansy...........buying something.........your mum obviously brung you up proper.........slapped legs ??imageimage

  • LeadFarmerLeadFarmer Posts: 855
    philippa smith2 says:

    Leadfarmer..........if you don't have nurseries local to you ( or you don't have nurseries you are happy with ) there is a thread started by Verdun last year ( ? ) entitled The Good Guys. Most are on line suppliers but obviously, depending on your location, you may find a Good Guy close to home.

    Might be worth while checking out to see what's whatimage

    See original post

     Thanks, Id completely missed that thread, just had a look and theres some good recommendations in there. Heres a link to Verduns great thread which can be found in the Talkback section...

    http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/talkback/the-good-guys/talkback/the-good-guys/175670.html/

    Last edited: 19 June 2016 16:59:16

  • Beaus MumBeaus Mum Posts: 3,502

    I'm lucky as I moved house last year which is miles from nearest shops but two mins from a small garden centre ?

    My very favourite place is a nursery called the plant specialist in great missenden but they do not yet do online ?

    My next favourite is my local ish wyevale, they really have upped their game in recent years and I think too pending who the manager is some are really brilliant these days 

  • Emma28Emma28 Posts: 42

    I went to GWL on Friday with a list. I saw the new hydrangea 'fireworks' last year and have a hole in the border when it will look lovely. I was thrilled this year to see a blue one! It's for my blue border so it'll fit in perfectly. People kept stopping me to ask which seller I'd bought it from. 

    We also picked up a lovely canna amongst other things. I have also been known to buy from T&M. I can't resist their offers. Especially when I've been wanting something but decided it's too much money. In my mind paying p&p doesn't count as spending. 

    If after something special I'll either order from the specific nursery or amazon. My crystal ice came from dibleys nursery, my peony, clematis, crimson bonfire peach tree and fig tree from amazon. I tend to research the varieties I want and then shop around for the cheapest price.

    Having said that... the fruit canes and blueberry bush from wilkinsons and my other fig tree from asda are all doing well. image Cheap as chips.

    I'm avoiding accepting plants from neighbours as the last offering (10 years ago) I'm still trying to eradicate from the borders. Not everyone has neighbours who favour weeds. image It's all a matter of opinion I guess.

  • LeadFarmerLeadFarmer Posts: 855

    Wheres the Talkback section moved to, I can't find it?

  • rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 2,009

    Just received 3 excellent foxgloves from the secret gardening club, and last week I found myself at handley rose nursery, I've bought lots of roses from them ( bought 3last week too....don't know how it happened....) great healthy plants,excellent service and guidance,good prices. Having complained a lot about t&m they have replaced the lily bulbs that only half grew, nothing else yet, and they didn't contact me at all...I do like a plant sale, esp hardy plant society, usually get a few nice hardy geraniums and astrantias

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 49,294

    Think it's been removed as it was intended to be for posting responses to website articles and it wasn't being used for that.

    I think NoraGW can find a particular thread for us - you can send her a message image

    Last edited: 19 June 2016 17:59:58

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