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Rho no!!!

15 May 2017 18:37:53

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I was saddened today to get an email from Glendoick nursery saying they are discontinuing mail order due to various reasons, which are well worth reading if you log onto their website. I would like to wish them all the best for the future and I will sorely miss my yearly order. My garden is full of their fantastic plants. I will have to try and get another source for my Rhododendrons. Millais nursery looks a good option, I will keep you posted. Credit to my son for the journal title.

The latest and last of my Magnolias to flower is M. williamsii, I had one flower last year and will have five or so this year. They have a lovely scent and I am very fond of this wonderful Magnolia.

An old and very reliable hybrid is R. alfred and every year is as good as the previous one for flowers.

It would be fair to say that my sister isn't into gardening so you can imagine my surprise when she purchased an evergreen Azalea at a local market. She had been sizing them up for a few weeks and was smitten. Of course the poor girl didn't realise she needed ericaceous compost for it as she wanted to put in a bigger planter and now she has to gather rainwater for it as well. Is she converted?, I'll have to wait and see. In her honour the third shot shows a couple of my evergreen Azaleas and other plants on a section of the bank at the back of the house.


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Jacinta D Jacinta D 15 May 2017 19:45:11

I hope you get as good as a supplier as Glendoick. It's tough when you have to change to someone else and start from scratch, building up their trust in supplying good healthy plants. Keep us posted on your search.


accsean accsean 15 May 2017 19:50:41

Thanks Jacinta, you make a very good point on the trust issue. I will let you know how that goes. 


Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 15 May 2017 22:57:24

I wonder is this due to the UK leaving the EU and will other nurseries follow, hope not.I love the magnolia, beautiful flower.


accsean accsean 15 May 2017 23:18:04

Evening Mary, that is one of the reasons cited, but there are others as well which make for interesting and not very encouraging reading. Thanks.


Fleurette Fleurette 17 May 2017 09:13:41

Sean, remember I am calling there 1st week of July in a big coach...... happy days! .... and said coach is not full of passengers.  So huge amount of luggage space!  

If you have an order, I could collect it and the Maghera and District Gardening Group would be so delighted and interested to be of help.  Then its only a wee trip up to Donegal to collect!   

 


Fleurette Fleurette 17 May 2017 09:16:48

Sean, remember I am calling there 1st week of July in a big coach...... happy days! .... and said coach is not full of passengers.  So huge amount of luggage space!  

If you have an order, I could collect it and the Maghera and District Gardening Group would be so delighted and interested to be of help.  Then its only a wee trip up to Donegal to collect!   

I love Geisha purple.  It does well for me.  

 


accsean accsean 17 May 2017 16:31:08

Good day Fleurette, and thank you so much for your very kind offer. It is much appreciated. I am fine for now and have been checking out the Millais site at www.rhododendrons.co.uk and am impressed, so all is looking brighter than it was the other day.

One of my favourite quotes is from Charlotte Bronte and it is apt in this case, 'life, believe, is not a dream, so dark as sages say; oft a little morning rain foretells a pleasant day'.

Again, many thanks for your kind offer.

 

 

 


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