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Tim Ingram

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Re: Disappearing Nurseries
« Reply #105 on: April 01, 2012, 10:38:19 PM »
Will, thank you for your kind comments. The glasshouse is tidy but it's still not so tidy outside, but getting there! Mostly my wife's work, I am busy shredding and large scale weeding, in between playing on the computer!
Dr. Timothy John Ingram. Nurseryman & gardener with strong interest in plants of Mediterranean-type climates and dryland alpines. Garden in Kent, UK. www.coptonash.plus.com

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Re: Disappearing Nurseries
« Reply #106 on: May 23, 2012, 08:11:07 PM »
Here's one that hasn't disappeared it's alive and running and has a fantastic selection of alpine plants at very competitive prices.

Owned by Dr Steve Furness:-

http://www.alpineplantcentre.co.uk/index.htm

Froggatt Road, Calver, Hope Valley, Derbyshire. S32 32D. 4 miles from Bakewell on the A625 at the junction with the B6001 (next to the Power garage). Easy to get too from most parts of Yorkshire, Lancashire and The Midlands.

I visited last Monday and spent far too much money and came home with a lovely selection of stuff many of which are destined for my troughs (when I've made them!!) I seem to remember that Dave Patterson (DaveyP) has also spoken highly of this place.
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Re: Disappearing Nurseries
« Reply #107 on: May 23, 2012, 09:10:35 PM »
It's always good to get the good news David, as well as - and to counteract - the bad. :)
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

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Re: Disappearing Nurseries
« Reply #108 on: August 09, 2012, 10:18:40 AM »
Folks, I've made a new thread to reflect the positive nature of Tim's reports on rebuilding the Ingram nursery in Kent:

http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=9453.0
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Re: Disappearing Nurseries
« Reply #109 on: August 09, 2012, 01:41:55 PM »
Maggi I have definitely lost the thread :)
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Re: Disappearing Nurseries
« Reply #110 on: August 09, 2012, 02:01:14 PM »
Thank you Maggi! I hope we are beginning to turn the corner. It has been hard work to reach this point mainly because of the competing demands of garden and nursery. The garden is a great resource, but as everyone will know also takes considerable upkeep.
Dr. Timothy John Ingram. Nurseryman & gardener with strong interest in plants of Mediterranean-type climates and dryland alpines. Garden in Kent, UK. www.coptonash.plus.com

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Re: Disappearing Nurseries
« Reply #111 on: August 24, 2012, 07:37:41 PM »
And another one's gone  :'(

Scotland's largest heather grower is in administration. Over 2 million plants a year produced and now 43 staff redundant.  :o
43 jobs in rural Argyll is a big hit for that area. A couple we were at college with will be looking for jobs after 30 years in horticulture.

I don't know yet, but it's likely our most important supplier will be a creditor and if they suffer because of this ....

Oh well. Saw a Cyananthus flowering today  :)  Anyone want to buy some plants?

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Re: Disappearing Nurseries
« Reply #112 on: September 28, 2012, 11:57:46 AM »
only a question - has anybody expierience with this nursery ?

EDULIS NURSERY
Ashampstead
Reading RG8 8SG

NURSERY
The Walled Garden
Bere Court Farm
Tidmarsh Lane
Pangbourne RG8 8HT
www.edulis.co.uk

Thank you in advance
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Re: Disappearing Nurseries
« Reply #113 on: October 13, 2012, 09:02:53 PM »
only a question - has anybody expierience with this nursery ?

EDULIS NURSERY
Ashampstead
Reading RG8 8SG


I have bought odd plants from them. My Gentiana tibetica came from there I think. Probably at a plant fair; I forget.

Edge of Chiltern hills, 25 miles west of London, England

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Re: Disappearing Nurseries
« Reply #114 on: November 16, 2012, 05:07:09 PM »
A couple of weeks ago Graham Nicholls gave a talk to our local AGS Group and told us he has closed his nursery. He will still be growing, showing and judging and selling a few plants at shows and talks venues. Given that he specialised in North American alpines that's another important source of plants gone.
David Nicholson
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