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tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 06 10:40 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

bernie wrote:
Regarding function of plants you said you wanted it for screening therefore it is functional to some degree but if you can it would be worth getting fragrance as well


POint taken, but it's more aesthetics than strutcural or edible, not something I normally do, fragrance would soften the blow for me

moongoddess



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 06 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Oh, just re-read one of your posts. You probably wouldn't like compassion - too highly bred, perhaps...........

Sorry.
mg x

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 06 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

bernie wrote:
David Austins do wild roses and their hybrids


Rosa Canina 11.25 I paid 0.29 for mine in the hedge...

bernie-woman



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 06 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
bernie wrote:
David Austins do wild roses and their hybrids


Rosa Canina 11.25 I paid 0.29 for mine in the hedge...


I didn't say they were cheap there has to be some difference in size of plant surely for that price - I only recommended them as the nursery is about half a mile from us and they are always being quoted on Gardeners World and I have used then to get roses for specific occasions such as a ruby wedding etc..- the Austins live in a huge mansion - I can see how now

Could you not have fanned apple trees up the side of the fences

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 06 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

bernie wrote:
Could you not have fanned apple trees up the side of the fences


Must be some difference in the plants offered, but obviously the place I bought from is dealing in bulk seed grown plants for hedging. Just spoke to him and he recommended Rosa canina and Lonicera japonica, he's still got stock of both too, so that's lovely and fragrant, and cheap as chips...29p for the rose 1.60 for the honeysuckle

Re apple trees I've already got 198 going in, and haven't got the time to faff around training trees (unfortunately, cos they are beatifl as cordons)

Andy B



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 06 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
bernie wrote:
David Austins do wild roses and their hybrids


Rosa Canina 11.25 I paid 0.29 for mine in the hedge...


Had a few roses from David Austins, they woz crap and expensive. Never again.

bernie-woman



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 06 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Andy B wrote:
tahir wrote:
bernie wrote:
David Austins do wild roses and their hybrids


Rosa Canina 11.25 I paid 0.29 for mine in the hedge...


Had a few roses from David Austins, they woz crap and expensive. Never again.


Did you take them back? The daughter of the family has a perennial nursery and i took back some scabious which obviously had a virus - I got a full refund

I have only ever bought about 7 roses from them and they have been fine

Andy B



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 06 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

bernie wrote:
Andy B wrote:
tahir wrote:
bernie wrote:
David Austins do wild roses and their hybrids


Rosa Canina 11.25 I paid 0.29 for mine in the hedge...


Had a few roses from David Austins, they woz crap and expensive. Never again.


Did you take them back? The daughter of the family has a perennial nursery and i took back some scabious which obviously had a virus - I got a full refund

I have only ever bought about 7 roses from them and they have been fine


I must admit we didnt, but at the same time we had bought some roses from other places, which were a lot cheaper, they were all treated the same and the others are doing fine. The DA ones just seemed to give up a die.

Anna-marie



Joined: 18 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 06 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

OK, Tahir,
We all know, now, where to get expensive plants from, but who, and where, is your supplier?????
Or are you keeping them secret?
Anna-marie

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 06 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Anna-marie wrote:
who, and where, is your supplier?????


http://www.newrowfarmnurseries.co.uk/

I bought 2100 plants off him for my hedges, I don't know what his retail prices are like.

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 06 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
I bought 2100 plants off him for my hedges, I don't know what his retail prices are like.


And they were all bare rooted, the season is now over as far as I know (fings is sprouting)

Anna-marie



Joined: 18 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 06 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hi Tahir,
I attempted to register with them today, but was unable to!
Message kept appearing, asking me to enter a valid e-mail address, and wouldn't accept mine!!
I've sent them an e-mail, asking for suggestions.
I wanted to buy some containerised trees, but they are collection only at the moment, and Durham is much too far away from West Wales
Anna-marie

tahir



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 06 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Give them a ring, they're nice peeps. But you're probably better off buying nearer to you.

Anna-marie



Joined: 18 Sep 2005
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Location: West Wales
PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 06 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hmmm,
I think you are probably right (again!!)
Anna-marie

vickersdc



Joined: 07 May 2006
Posts: 247
Location: Surrey / Hampshire Border.
PostPosted: Wed May 10, 06 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

How about a hop - very attractive foliage and flowers that you can then use for brewing your own beer We leave ours up over winter and it is still attractive in an understated way and only clear it out to make room for the new growth in spring - I believe it's Humulus lupus 'Aurea'.

Cheers.

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