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medieval knievel
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep, it had about a dozen showgardens.

if the owners were just retiring, i would assume that someone else would have taken up the mantle. however, i understand it changed hands a few years ago. maybe the new owners stretched too far.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

medieval knievel wrote:
unfortunately, Gardenworld in Kilquade is closing:

https://www.facebook.com/GardenworldKilquade

it's a terrible pity - it was a good spot.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh that is good news, I hate to see long-established businesses folding. Thanks for that Dr Sunny.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been reading back through this thread with interest as I missed the recent activity on it.
It's very interesting to hear the viewpoint of the business person. I have a good deal of sympathy for them and have observed how hard our local nurseries and garden centres have to work, and how they have had to diversify to stay profitable.
Sive, I saw your comment on Camolin's Potting Shed. I've bought some lovely perennials from them at Bloom, all thriving.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's great Good Guy, I'm so glad your Potting Shed plants are doing well.
http://www.camolinpottingshed.com/
They seem to have a very interesting range of plants...and are just off the N11 south of Camolin, so quite convenient.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just remembered another North Wexford nursery in case anyone is interested:

http://www.kilmurrynursery.com/
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone know of a good supplier of Erythroniums? I used to have a lovely one but it vanished under an overgrown shrub and I'd like to plant some more. Now is the ideal time.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr Midleton has yellow Pagoda at 6 a pop and they will post. Cammesia and Frittilarias also go well with them in woodland setting.
http://www.mrmiddleton.com/search.php?search_query=Erythroniums
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that Greengage. I was hoping to get some Pagodas and that's a good price. Now to locate Dens Canis.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've found Dens Canis and Pagoda on the list at Ballyrogan Nurseries near Newtownards, Co Down. No website but they do mail order. I've emailed for details and it seems an interesting place. I'll let people know what I find out.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rolestown garden centre between ashbourne and swords is closing:

http://www.rolestownplantsplus.ie/

we were there a couple of weeks ago and got some plants at 50% off, but the story then was they were just closing for winter.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh, and according to their facebook page, gardenworld in kilquade has definitely closed.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

actually, i was just talking to a friend in greystones - the garden centre in kilquade *is* reopening, but seemingly with a complete clearout of staff. new owners, new staff. pity.
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