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Best online suppliers?

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ElleDubloo Tue 25-Apr-17 15:33:53

What are your favourite online suppliers? How do you choose which one to use? Are there any to avoid?

I've used Thompson and Morgan in the past, but their marketing really gets on my nerves ("special offers" every other day)

I've also used RHS online shop and brought some beautiful blueberry plants on there

Are there any sites with a particularly large range of plants/seeds? Or cheap postage? Or any other pros that you like?

MintToBee Tue 25-Apr-17 17:07:25

I've been using Primrose Gardens and Gardens4you.
So far I've been happy with the quality of plants. They all seem to be thriving so far. Primrose have a one off delivery charge of £4.99 so you can order loads in one hit.

handslikecowstits Tue 25-Apr-17 17:08:04

I buy online a lot as I like to buy specific cultivars which I often can't find at the nursery. Here are some sites that I use because the plants are good, packaging is excellent and they mostly use couriers which usually mean your plants arrive in one piece rather than several. I don't work/ haven't worked for any of them BTW.

bigplantnursery.co.uk - clue's in the name. Very good for large pot sizes of shrubs/trees. They are more expensive but I like to buy specimen plants which look good straight away. I usually look here first for my shrubs.

Sarahraven.com for bulbs. Her bulbs are usually a decent size and always come up. I also like her seed mixes - no filler.

peternyssen.com for bulbs. Good selection and size.

heucheraholics.co.uk good selection. Good plant sizes and excellent packaging.

plantsforshade.co.uk name says it all. Good value. Some rare cultivars.

crocus.co.uk (RHS supplier) expensive but good sized plants.

hooksgreenherbs.com Excellent for large pots of herbs. Some good rare ones.

RVroger.co.uk excellent for bare root plants (Nov-March).

taylorsclematis.co.uk Have ordered lots of their plants and they've always been good.

Suttons.co.uk for grafted tomato plants.

pansydePotter Tue 25-Apr-17 17:45:14

Crocus, really good Plants, massive range, well packed and money back guarantee.

arbrighton Thu 27-Apr-17 10:56:36

Hayloft if you're after something a bit different.

Waitrose garden are powered by crocus but have excellent customer service (e.g. refund of delivery charges after the box turned up battered, even though the plants were fine!)

SeaRabbit Sat 29-Apr-17 06:03:40

I like Crocus too, and Hayloft and dislike T&M. My favourite though is Sarah Raven. Very good quality plants IME and very good varieties, and she puts collections together very well. I only buy seeds from her that I can't get elsewhere though, as they are relatively more expensive - I like Seedaholic best for seeds.

sunnyhills Sat 29-Apr-17 13:41:24

Very helpful thread thank you .

Had this site www.gardening-naturally.com/fruit-vegetable-cages recommended today - not plants ,more fruit cages and equipment .

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