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Old-Chads-Orchard



Joined: 07 Dec 2005
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Location: Malpas, Cheshire
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 05 9:49 am    Post subject: Tree/hedge supplier recommendations  Reply with quote    

Looking for an online suppiler or someone local to SW Cheshire. Rather buy from a place someone recommends than plucking one from an ad so does anyone know a good place to deal with, looking for hedging plants and large oak/ash saplings (6-10ft)

cheers

Bugs



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 05 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If you're looking for large quantities, have a look at Alba trees/Alba nurseries. They are based in Scotland (as you might guess from the name) but if I remember rightly they have some choice in some of the more common natives as to whereabouts in the UK the nursery stock is from. I haven't used them personally but did a good deal of research recently and their name came up again and again - I also believe but you might want to check, that they supply the trees sold in the Woodland Trusts name - basically Woodland Trusts site is the retail/small quantities version and you go direct to Alba if you need more. I think. You will want to check though.

Failing that I don't think Tahir is about today but when he turns up again he might have some suggestions, as he's been looking for all sorts recently too.

gil
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 05 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've only ever bought trees in this or adjacent regions (Ayrshire / Borders), but I wonder whether the same (folk wisdom ??) holds true as for roses and sheep : if you buy them from further north than where you live, they will be tougher and do better in your presumably milder climate.

tahir



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 05 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What sort of quantities are you after, got loads of links, what d'you want to plant and for what purpose?

Old-Chads-Orchard



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 05 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

200m of new stock hedge with 20 trees in it, maybe more hedge plants to fill in the holes around the current hedges

tahir



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 05 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thta's not loads of plants so some of the people I've looked at won't supply you, Alba Trees do look good

I'd take a look here too:

http://www.thornhayes-nursery.co.uk/

http://www.spainshall.co.uk/index1.html

http://www.aaronnurseries.co.uk/

There are loads more but I've left my stuff at home

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