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Sourcing cheap plants (Somerset)

I have been working clearing an overgrown border for a young lady with a learning disability in Somerset, The border is now practically empty and her gran has asked that I put some shrubs in rather than perennials. However, we only have £30! Does anyone have any suggestions for sourcing half a dozen different shrubs within this budget? i have tried Freecycle without any response. The family aren't particular about what I put in, but I would obviously like variety, ease of maintenance and all year round interest. Any ideas or donations welcome!

Comments (10)

  1. Grower

    Robert Yeoman

    Hi Mandy,

    Wyevale near Burnham have a massive sale at the moment 70% or more off. I got well over £150 pounds worth of plants for just £40 last week. Well worth a look if you are anywhere near.

  2. Grower

    Mandy Bloom

    Wow, thanks for that suggestion, I usually tend to think of the 'chains' as being very over-priced. (You don't work for them do you!!) :-)

  3. Grower

    Robert Yeoman

    Nope, I'm not involved with them in any way so not a sneaky advert. I just love a bargain, and if you become a member you get vouchers which can knock another 20% off (sorry I do sound like their marketing guru or something). I agree, a lot of their stuff is quite expensive, which is why I often wait for the sales. Last week they had penstemons which were originally priced at £10, but were in the sale at £2 each. I would have never paid full price, but snapped some of them up!

  4. Grower

    The GPS Team

    Hi Mandy - tell us what town/village you're nearest and we'll send out an alert to local gardeners who may be able to help with free plants, divisions etc.

  5. Grower

    Mandy Bloom

    Thank you, that's very kind. The garden is in Yeovil Somerset, but I can collect from surrounding villages and towns including Street and Glastonbury. Many thanks!

  6. Grower

    Alison Hart

    Hi Mandy,
    I am in Crewkerne and have some Crocosmia, Day Lilies, a hardy Fusicia and probably some other bits you could have free. It would need to be weekend collection as I am at work during the week.
    You would be very welcome to see if there was anything else in the garden you would like a bit of... if this sounds helpful let me know and I we can plot from there


  7. Grower

    Jeremy Wright

    Hi Mandy - we are in Baltonsborough (Yeovil side of Glastonbury) and you're welcome to come over and dig up/take some free plants that have multiplied too freely. Have a look at my Grower page (click on my name in green above) to see if there are things you'd like. You can direct message me from the Grower page.

  8. Grower

    Mandy Bloom

    Thanks very much Alison and Jeremy (individually) for your kind generosity. I'm not far from Balsboro, so would love to pop over, but sadly I think Crewkenere would be a bit of a trek as I have to keep an eye on my fuel consumption!

  9. Grower

    Mandy Bloom

    Just wanted to tell anyone in the Somerset area that we got a fantastic load of plants from Somerset Plants at High Ham. Highly recommended - SUCH good personal service and such good value. Thanks to Phil and Carrie.

  10. Grower

    amanda ryder

    Thomson and Morgan have an offer at the mo. 12 shrubs for £12. You may have to buy something else and pay post and packing but still a bargain. Or, try Proper Job, lots of bargainss there.

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