SHOW US YOUR PURCHASES 2020

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  1. CarolineL

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    Hi @Nikolaos - they are based in Langar in Notts, so not far from you I assume! I went there many years ago when I lived nearby and they had some nice plants (got a martagon lily I recall), but not bought recently.
     
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      Ah, excellent! Will be nice having a source for wild plants so close to me if the plants that arrive are in good shape. :) Thanks @CarolineL, I saw some favourable mentions of them on the forum, but they were many years ago so I just wondered if standards were still high. :)

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        Toolstation order just arrived, ordered 5pm last night delivered 12.45pm today, free delivery to boot, take my hat off to them.
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          Not exactly brand new but the last plant I bought, just days before lockdown. Phormium Black Velvet. I love the colour:) Still undecided wether to go with this pot or not, hense it being plonked:biggrin:
           
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            10 Cardamine pratensis (which is both a caterpillar foodplant and an adult nectar plant of Orange-tip and Green-veined White butterflies) and 5 Lythrum salicaria (which Brimstone butterflies apparently love) from Naturescape. Plants look in pretty good shape! :)

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              Wish you wouldn't do this, that's some more plants I need to buy:heehee: funny enough I was talking to my neighbour yesterday and she asked if I'd seen the butterflies with yellow tips on their wings (after looking it up orange tip) and I told her I'd seen them too, but neither of us have seen them before, pardon the pun but thanks for the tip of what they eat.
               
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                The Orange-tips also seem to love Aubrieta deltoidea. :heehee:

                I have never had them in my garden before even tho there were quite a few Cardamine pratensis in my neighbours garden a few years ago. Now I typically get 1-3 visiting. I can only imagine that they are doing much better as a species recently. :dunno::)

                That Green Alkanet thread has made me warier now, I checked the two I recently bought but they sound fine and non-invasive. :heehee:

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                I wouldn't worry too much about it, with the wealth of knowledge on the forum we're always going to learn more.
                 
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                  I've just ordered two bare-root trees - an IXL almond and a dwarf Doyenne du Comice pear. No photos as I need to wait until July to receive them

                  I also have my eye on this Huonville Crab Apple:Huonville Crab Semi-dwarfing - Woodbridge Fruit Trees

                  However, the space I have in mind for it isn't quite ready yet so trying to hold off for next year.
                   
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                    I thought "Wow ... there is a specialist Fruit Trees nursery in Woodbridge, that's not far from me ..."

                    They are in TASMANIA !! :mad:
                     
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                    :heehee:

                    The colonists were not very inventive with their place names.

                    It's a fantastic nursery, but probably a bit far to ship for you!
                     
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                    :) Not unheard of though :cool: but definitely outside even my maddest "i'll go and collect them" range :)
                     
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                      I big delivery from Iceland:wow: ...........does this not count:whistle:
                       
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                        It's annoying that the Tasmanian nursery doesn't ship to WA - I thought that red fruited crab apple would make a lovely gift for my brother in Perth.
                         
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                        Today's arrivals,
                        Petchoa 'Caramel Yellow' (with the best plug plant guide I've seen) and
                        Cardamine parthensis.
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