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Clarabel
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:49 pm    Post subject: Where do you get your plants Reply with quote

Where do you get your new plants from?

Do you grow everything from seeds?


I'm having a few issues trying to find "odd" plants and by odd i just mean I don't really know where to get them from in Ireland, the UK websites seem to have them all on offer but not here.

I like to support local and also the expense of the postage from the UK is a bit much.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Clarabel,
Just started this year taking an interest in gardening. Raised a lot of plants from seeds earlier in the year with varying degrees of success, bought some bulbs and tubers and also a few shrubs. At the moment have some wallflower , pansy and viola seedlings on the go and have taken a few cuttings of fuschia, hebe's and hydrangaes which seem to be doing well at the moment. Decided that this year was the trial year, to see what I liked and what was easy to grow from seeds, next year hopefully it will be easier based on what I learned this year. Also starting a veg plot and will hopefully have this up and running for early next year. Have decide to grow as many plants, veggies and shrubs myself from seed or cuttings or division as possible. Takes a little longer but in the long run i feel will give great satifaction. I must say I was really pleased with the annuals I grew this year. Anyway talk soon.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What part of Ireland do you live in?
I can give you two nurseries that do mail order here in Wexford:
www.camolinpottingshed.com
www.kilmurrynursery.com

Both of these specialise in perennials and grasses.
I'm sure other people can recommend loads more.
Good luck
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can split a lot of herbaceous perennials when they've died back for the winter; in fact, some will benefit from this.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in Dublin.

I found kilmurry last night - they look really good!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Sive, I haven't been to Kilmurry yet but what they have in they online catalogue is interesting. Camolin Potting Shed is definitely one to see. They have many rarities and their plants are of very good quality. They will be opening a garden presenting the plants they sell, soon. Don't know the exact date though.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The website for the Potting Shed is:
www.camolinpottingshed.com
I visited them for the first time recently and they not only have interesting plants but can advise you of their habits and needs.
Seeing as you are in Dublin, clarabel, how about investigating the Mount Venus Nursery in Rathfarnham.
( www.mountvenusnursery.com)
I've never been there but it sounds as if it might be a good source of less common plants.
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