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List of Specialist Nurseries
« on: February 28, 2017, 08:26:23 PM »
Some time ago David Nicholson prepared a list of  specialist nurseries..... the SRGC List of suggested specialist nurseries which you can find  here  http://files.srgc.net/journals/NurseryListSRGC.pdf
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Re: List of Specialist Nurseries
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2017, 07:13:59 AM »
Some other organisation was compiling a similar list.  I remember reading it and noting that they did not have Bide-a-Wee Cottage Garden and Nursery http://www.bideawee.co.uk/ so I suggested that one.  It cannot have been the SRGC list since our list misses that nursery also (and it's not even too far from Scotland).  I think I might have heard about this 'competing' list through Tim Ingram (Copton Ash Garden and Nursery); perhaps he remembers where it is? 
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Re: List of Specialist Nurseries
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2017, 08:35:17 AM »
Maybe you are thinking of this new organisation Alan?  www.independentplantnurseriesguide.uk

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Re: List of Specialist Nurseries
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2017, 10:39:18 AM »
The SRGC list was compiled some time ago from nurseries which have been mentioned  favourably  in the forum or who support and  advertise in the SRGC Journal. The more recent  project referred to (which the SRGC was submitted to, by the way and was gratefully received by the organisers)  is intended to  highlight all specialist nurseries, rather than those particularly  allied to rock garden and alpine plants, as the SRGC list tends to be.    :)

There are also the links pages  of the SRGC - reached from the menu at the top of each page ...http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?action=links
« Last Edit: March 01, 2017, 12:50:59 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: List of Specialist Nurseries
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2017, 11:20:26 AM »
Thank you, Lisa, that was the website I was thinking of.

Please allow me to give a favourable mention to the nursery I mentioned, Bide-a-Wee Cottage Garden and Nursery.  It's a fantastic garden and the nursery, although only small, contains a selection of the plants grown in the garden which are difficult to find elsewhere.  The garden incorporates a former quarry so it's likely that some of the plants on sale will be appropriate to a rock garden, although I did not pay attention to this aspect of the nursery.

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Re: List of Specialist Nurseries
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2017, 12:52:04 PM »
Alan,  if Bide A Wee have a website - since the system prefers a direct link be made, you can submit an entry to the  SRGC links pages   http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?action=links
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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2017, 02:37:39 PM »
Maggi, I cannot figure out how to submit an entry but I gave the address of the web site in my first post:
http://www.bideawee.co.uk/
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Re: List of Specialist Nurseries
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2017, 01:22:09 PM »
Some time ago David Nicholson prepared a list of  specialist nurseries..... the SRGC List of suggested specialist nurseries which you can find  here  http://files.srgc.net/journals/NurseryListSRGC.pdf

This is a list to make any American rock gardener pea green with envy. You are all so lucky!!
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Re: List of Specialist Nurseries
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2017, 03:16:47 PM »
We are lucky, Anne - some really great growers/ nurseries there - but, you know, a few years ago there would have been lots more.
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2017, 03:23:02 PM »
Indeed Maggi. I'm re-reading old SRGC and AGS bulletins from when I first joined (mid 1990s) and was thinking the same thing when looking at the adverts in the back.
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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2017, 10:23:52 PM »
That's also happening in the U.S., but we start from a much smaller number.
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« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2017, 11:48:24 PM »
That's also happening in the U.S., but we start from a much smaller number.

Even less here! We're always impressed when we go to NZ and see the interest in Alpines and Rock Garden plants there! :o
And the ads in the Journals make us green with envy :-[
Fortunately we have lots of dedicated "amateurs" (in the true sense of the word - they do it for the love of the plants) who are always trying new plants from seed,
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