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Thread: Local Grower Selling Plants

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    Default Local Grower Selling Plants

    I think it is time I started a new thread here. The last one has run its course.

    Herbs and perennials 1.50, Shrubs 3.50. Always some miscellaneous bargains.

    Shrubs include Aucuba, Blackthorn, Honeysuckle, Gold Lonicera, Hardy Fuchsia (Riccartonii) and many more
    Herbs include Lemon Balm, Garlic Chives, Oregano, Rosemary and more
    Perennials include Stachys, Russell Lupins, Frageria, Ophiopogon and more

    Directions - from Castletown take the Groats road. Just outside Castletown, after the old mill, take the first and only public road right. It is unsigned apart from a cycleway sign, and heads for Greenland and Lyth. I am the first house on the right, bang on the roadside, Bayview Cottage.

    Please pm me, or contact on 01847821575 or 07784638417, although if I'm in the garden, both numbers will go to voicemail. But I'll call you back!

    Open every Sat and Sun, plus this Easter Monday. Any other time by arrangement - I'm usually home evenings.

    Many thanks to those who have been before and know all this. Your support is greatly appreciated. Mike.
    There are neither rights nor wrongs in gardening. Only experiences.

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    Back to normal after Easter. Open Sat and Sun this weekend and every weekend.
    There are neither rights nor wrongs in gardening. Only experiences.

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    Sure Homebase was over-run today, with people buying plants grown in polytunnels in Holland. Isn't it time you supported local growers, who sell hardy plants raised in Caithness??
    There are neither rights nor wrongs in gardening. Only experiences.

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    I agree- do you still have lupins, will they flower this year and how much are they please?

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    Have plenty lupins. Young plants, but would expect at least some to flower this season. 1.50 each, as with all perennials and herbs.
    There are neither rights nor wrongs in gardening. Only experiences.

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    Some new season perennials now ready. Open Sat and Sun as usual.
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    Just a reminder. Open for plant sales every Sat and Sun.
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    Open this Sat and Sun as usual. Still a good selection of shrubs, herbs and perennials. And remember, if weekend doesn't suit you I'm at home most evenings. Just pm to arrange.
    There are neither rights nor wrongs in gardening. Only experiences.

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    Just spoke today to someone who had bought a native honeysuckle for 7.99 from a big local store (I won't name names). I sell these at 3.50. And mine are grown and raised in Caithness, not in a polytunnel in Holland. I am biting my lip. I am open for sales of local plants every Sat and Sun, and this week will be home every evening by 6pm, so come, and have a look. 7.99 for a native honeysuckle? You be the judge.
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    I keep meaning to come by as needing some shrubs to fill up my rather bare garden......I will put it in my phone calendar to come out on Saturday seeing as I have the day off

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    Look forward to seeing you.
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    Will be here for plant sales every evening this week, from 6pm, to help those for whom weekend is not convenient. Many new season's plants coming through now. Herbs looking good.
    There are neither rights nor wrongs in gardening. Only experiences.

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    Open this weekend as usual, Sat and Sun, 10am until bedtime!
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    Wow what a selection of plants I got yesterday! Thank you for your advice and help
    Great to know that they have grown up here so are used to our climate.
    All planted today and looking good!

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    I thank you so much for the feedback. Cash pays the bills, but positive feedback is worth so much more. Reminds me why I love to do what I do. Thank you again.
    There are neither rights nor wrongs in gardening. Only experiences.

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    So many of you who have visited, will know Jake the old dog. He passed away on Wednesday night. Still open for plant sales as usual this weekend, but don't expect me to be my usual chirpy self.
    There are neither rights nor wrongs in gardening. Only experiences.

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    so sorry to hear that, he was a lovely lad

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    Thanks for that, much appreciated.
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    hi mike sorry to here about jake, hope your okay best regard and wishes Martyn. (Ps your inbox is full)
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    Thanks mate. Appreciated. And will clear inbox. Mike.
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