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Buying plants online
« on: May 31, 2014, 07:39:22 AM »
Any recommendations for where the best site is to buy plants
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Re: Buying plants online
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2014, 10:17:55 AM »
Online prices have risen quite a bit these past couple of years, postage has gone ballistic.

I used to use http://www.jparkers.co.uk/  and  http://www.thompson-morgan.com/

The latter always has some sort of special offers.

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Re: Buying plants online
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2014, 15:08:39 PM »
http://www.jparkers.co.uk

They're just up the road, from us. Their garden centre's a bit dire, to be honest.

The food in their café's not bad, though. ;)
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Re: Buying plants online
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2014, 16:17:11 PM »
I buy mine on ebay. Local ones are best as you can a) collect them, and b) check they are OK before coughing up for them.

But I've bought several tree saplings online this month - all arrived safely by post. And cheap. Buy trees small and they are so cheap! Take a couple more years to grow tall, but worth the wait.... I paid £6 for 3 saplings of different exotic trees (all hardy) and £.95 combined postage.

I hate catalogue ordering.... the colours are always exaggerated, especially the blue ones.

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Re: Buying plants online
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2014, 18:08:49 PM »
didn't think of eBay
I'll go nose
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Re: Buying plants online
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2014, 18:25:47 PM »
reviews for jparker aren't good
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Re: Buying plants online
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2014, 11:13:51 AM »
Can't say I'm surprised.

This lot are good. http://www.thegardencentregroup.co.uk

They only deliver certain plants, though. (Which is quite good, when you think about it) They're not cheap. But, you seem to get what you pay for. :)
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Re: Buying plants online
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2014, 18:18:57 PM »
B&Q have loads of trays of plants that were being sold at £5 or £6 now all at £2.

I was sorely tempted but have no space.

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Re: Buying plants online
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2014, 18:49:28 PM »
We have a couple of stalls, on the market, who do plants.

Really good and cheap with it. :)
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