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Two suppliers I can recommend


By AndrewR


Too often, we are quick to criticise poor service, but I’m going to praise two online plant suppliers who I have used in the past, and will continue to use.

The first is
They supply bulbs “in the green” which is a great way to ensure snowdrops, and other bulbs that dislike drying out, will establish in the garden. Prices for snowdrops start at £3 for a bunch of 25 bulbs, and the bunches get cheaper the more you buy. I ordered 200 snowdrops, along with 50 winter aconites, at the weekend, and they arrived on Tuesday morning.

The other company is who are based in France – I’m not sure how plant orders will be affected after the end of this year, but at the moment there is no problem getting plants from the continent. Again, I placed an order at the weekend, and they arrived safe and sound, and well packed, this morning (Thursday). Their acaulis primulas come in different colours and are bred from our native primrose – I ordered some of their acaulis collections, and they have supplied plants in seven different colours.

You can read about the history of the Barnhaven strain here:

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Yes I have heard good things about them too. But it is nice when we can recommend them from personal experience.

I'd add Kevock gardens to the list of quality plants

and if you want grasses and autumn flowering perennials then Westshores nurseries

I keep saying I must make a permanent list of good nurseries but just don't get round to it.

20 Feb, 2020


Thanks Andrew, its good to know.

20 Feb, 2020


That’s some very useful information Andrew, I do buy a lot of plants online.....many thanks...

20 Feb, 2020


Another nursery have just won an accolade from me - Border Alpines. I had already placed an order with them last month, but in an effort to support small independent nurseries in the current uncertain climate, I put in another one over the weekend. It arrived today with TWO free plants added.

24 Mar, 2020


That’s excellent service....I do know of them......useful information as we are unable to get out now.....

25 Mar, 2020

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