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HERBACIOUS BORDER PLANTS - WHERE BEST TO BUY IN IRELAND


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:41 am    Post subject: HERBACIOUS BORDER PLANTS - WHERE BEST TO BUY IN IRELAND Reply with quote

We are looking at making a nice herbaceous border in part of our garden. The area measures approx 6.5 to 7.0M by 2.6M with an easterly aspect. There is a thorn hedge at the back is at over 2 M high so we can have good height of plant at the back. We already have a few things in it including some low azaleas to sprawl over the sleepered wall and some lupins about a third to half way back.

Where is the best place in Ireland (the republic or the North) to buy reasonably priced healthy plants?

We haven't any preferences on colours (except not yellow) and want a good spread of colour over most of the blooming season.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where do you live ? There are good specialist nurseries all over the country, not much point in listing them as you are hardly going to drive hundreds of miles,are you ? Or are you hoping to get them delivered to you ?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are in county down and wouldn't mind driving to the the counties in the republic which are technically in ulster or even towards Dublin. Mail order is also a viable option.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are in county down and wouldn't mind driving to the the counties in the republic which are technically in ulster or even towards Dublin. Mail order is also a viable option. Thanks
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm afraid I'm at the wrong end of the country for you, but you may like to take a look at a Wexford nursery:

http://www.camolinpottingshed.com/

I believe this Dublin nursery is very good, though I have never bought anything there:

http://www.mountvenusnursery.com/

It may be worth browsing these websites.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a shame your not in Mayo. There is a lovely nursery called Windfalls in Castlebar who have lovely cheap plants for sale. The nursery provides occupation for adults with learning difficulties. They have fruit and veg for sale in the summer. This time of year they have lots of perennial plants.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there's a nursery just north of slane (which would be handyish for you) which specialise in herbaceous plants, but i think they may have seasonal opening times, and shut down in the winter because they've nothing to show...
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you can send me the contact details for the slane nursery that would be great, thanks.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about Moygannon up in Warrenpoint?

And Two Lions: they're in Down somewhere.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for that. i will give some of those a try but any more suggestions appreciated.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Margo wrote:
What a shame your not in Mayo. There is a lovely nursery called Windfalls in Castlebar who have lovely cheap plants for sale. The nursery provides occupation for adults with learning difficulties. They have fruit and veg for sale in the summer. This time of year they have lots of perennial plants.


Hi Margo, where in Castlebar is Windfalls? I'm going there tomorrow.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Going into Castlebar, pass the Fire Station and its on the left
You'll see a sign for pitch and putt which is on the same site.

The HSE Rural Training Centre (Tel 094 9042127) is located off the Humbert Way, Ring Road, Castlebar.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a million - never knew it was there. I'll pay them a visit tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LISBANE wrote:
if you can send me the contact details for the slane nursery that would be great, thanks.

i *think* it may be carolans nursery in faganstown - worth giving them a bell, the number the internet throws up is (041) 9824395
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Her Outdoors wrote:
Thanks a million - never knew it was there. I'll pay them a visit tomorrow.


Did you get anything nice
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