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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:10 am    Post subject: native planting material Reply with quote

Hi there!

Does anyone know any places selling truely native irish plants (grown from native irish seeds or cuttings) especially in the south east?
So far i havent found anything but stuff brought from Holland but maybe someone knows where to look.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, You might not be searching for the correct term, search Google for "Nursery" Wexford and you should get some hits such as:

http://www.kilmurrynursery.com/

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there, you could try by going on to such websites as www.treecouncil.ie , or www.crann.ie , or www.futureforests.net
Somebody in one of these places may be able to point you in the right direction.
I am also in the south-east, and have found Cappagh Nurseries in Aughrim (Co. Wicklow) to be really good, but you would have to check with them whether their stock is from native sources. Their phone number is 0402-36595. They produce a super bare-root catalogue each year. And by the way, the nursery mentioned by crosseyedsheep (Kilmurry) is a specialist nursery, selling only perennials and grasses....as far as I know. I've only been there once, and they certainly seemed to have a very impressive range.
Another place to try is the Organic Centre in Leitrim....they may know of some nursery that produces native stock.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you very much,
actually i was looking for bare-rooted trees as well so that's great. i will let you know if i manage to find good native stock suppliers.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

have you considered growing from seed?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Native Irish trees and shrubs grown from Certified Irish Seed available in Co Clare.
http://www.celtnet.org/off-set-your-co2-page42959.html
I'm sure they deliver.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

brilliant, thanks for the link
as to growing from seeds - yes, in the long run, but i also need trees just now

thanks for all replies, i didn't expect to get so many tips in one day Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:16 am    Post subject: more native stock in the SE Reply with quote

found two promising places through the tree council:
None-so-Hardy nurseries in Shillelagh, and
Coillte Nurseries, Ballintemple, Co. Carlow

Haven't checked them out yet but as a man from the tree council told me, both provide native trees and shrubs that can be traced back to the source or origin of seed.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good, let us know how you get on pannaannap, as I would love some feed back on these nurseries.
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 12:02 pm    Post subject: native stock Reply with quote

just wanted to let u know a friend was to none-so-hardy nursery about two weeks ago. he got some rowan and birch that were left from the early spring sale.
each bag contained 100 bare-rooted plants about 60-70 cm high. From each bag we managed to pick about 30-40 lovely plants with straight main stems and the rest weren't that perfect but still healthy and ok if you were planting a native border rather than specimen trees. The bags were labelled with provenance given. the only fault we found was that there were as many silver birch as downy birch in the bag although we asked for downy. But It might have been a matter of selling wat was left.

They also produce bare rooted trees 250-300 cm high.

catalogue with prices: http://www.nonesohardy.ie/catalogue.htm
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