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ellenndan

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Tacca (bat plant)
« on: December 05, 2006, 07:43:48 PM »
Hi there, just wondering if anyone knows where i can get a Tacca (bat plant) from for my girlfriends christmas present.
Thanks Dan

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Re: Tacca (bat plant)
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2006, 07:52:49 PM »
Dan where are you based
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Re: Tacca (bat plant)
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2006, 07:57:29 PM »
http://www.easytropicals.com/pcp/Other_Exotics.html have two species for pre-ordering for April 2007... rather a long wait for a christmas present! The EasyTropicals nursery is in Cheshire, I think.
Dan's in Preston,  if I remember right.
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ellenndan

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Re: Tacca (bat plant)
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2006, 08:01:28 PM »
Hi Mark and Maggi.
I am based in Preston in the north west uk. I dont think my girlfriend will wait till Then Maggi. Its the first time i have not left it to christmas eve!

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Re: Tacca (bat plant)
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2006, 11:05:10 PM »
Dan, I'm going to make a suggestion, you may act on it as you wish... take a look at this website:
www.gemstv.co.uk      if you can't find something there that is just as good as a Tacca plant and longer  lasting, too, I'll be surprised. I take the liberty of making this comment because I'm female and I like glittery things, perhaps your girlfriend might not... but then again......... ;)
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ellenndan

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Re: Tacca (bat plant)
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2006, 07:15:37 AM »
Thanks for the advice Maggi. If i got my girlfriend anything like that she would kick me out. Is that a hint to your better half. Many thanks

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Re: Tacca (bat plant)
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2006, 08:04:03 AM »
Dan I used to work in a garden centre where we sold Taccas. They were very iffy and didnt last very long. I didnt see a brilliant plant at the Eden Project but cant find my photos
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Re: Tacca (bat plant)
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2006, 04:28:00 PM »
Thanks for the reply Mark. A few people have said that about them. Im getting desperate for one or a stags horn fern. I have seen a few stags horn ferns for sale but not near me.

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Re: Tacca (bat plant)
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2006, 06:12:33 PM »
Hello Dan

I presume you have used the RHS online plant search already ( http://www.turn-it-tropical.co.uk/  ) - if not here are the nurseries that have had it Tacca this year:

http://www.turn-it-tropical.co.uk/

http://www.bressinghamgardens.com/

http://www.choicelandscapes.org/

http://www.crosscommonnursery.co.uk/

Hope this helps.  You have only got 18 days and 5 hours left to sort it out mate!

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ellenndan

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Re: Tacca (bat plant)
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2006, 09:03:38 PM »
Hi john
I have tryed the RHS plantfinder but no one has got any till spring thanks for helping. And thanks for reminding me how long i have left!!!!

 


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