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Perlite
« on: November 28, 2009, 06:12:41 PM »
My local supplier no longer sells perlite in 100ltr bags and Avoncrop have also gone bust. I have now found somewhere and thought other forum members may also find it useful. Nearly every town seems to have someone selling hydroponics equipment and supplies these days where 100ltr bags can be bought for 14.00. There are some strange characters in the shops and they do look a bit spaced out ;). I was also offered a black bag to put my perlite in but told them I grew orchids not marijuana so did not need to hide it :)

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Re: Perlite
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2009, 07:15:56 PM »
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Re: Perlite
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2009, 07:50:51 PM »

A good source of supply is always the local gardening soc shop ,where good discounts are available. ;)

Eric


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Re: Perlite
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2009, 07:54:30 PM »

My local supplier no longer sells perlite in 100ltr bags and Avoncrop have also gone bust.

If Avoncrop are no more, who are supplying the Melcourt products ?

Eric

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Re: Perlite
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2009, 08:37:06 PM »
B&Q sells perlite
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Re: Perlite
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2009, 09:19:52 PM »
B&Q sells perlite

B&Q only sell Perlite in tiny 10 Ltr bags .
Small bags are available in all garden centres too in tiny bags, but not in bulk.

Eric

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Re: Perlite
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2009, 09:28:50 PM »
I was also offered a black bag to put my perlite in but told them I grew orchids not marijuana so did not need to hide it :)

At the Market yesterday, one of our elderly vendors was asked "where's the grass man?" He was dressed in a tartan skirt - no, not a kilt, a short skirt made of a tartan cloth and gathered round the waist - a leather jacket, a little hat with feathers in it and hiking boots over bright yellow socks. Could have been the BD actually. ???
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

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Re: Perlite
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2009, 09:30:17 PM »
I was also offered a black bag to put my perlite in but told them I grew orchids not marijuana so did not need to hide it :)

At the Market yesterday, one of our elderly vendors was asked "where's the grass man?" He was dressed in a tartan skirt - no, not a kilt, a short skirt made of a tartan cloth and gathered round the waist - a leather jacket, a little hat with feathers in it and hiking boots over bright yellow socks. Could have been the BD actually. ???

 ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Perlite
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2009, 09:35:29 PM »
Eric,
I get 100 litre bags of Perlite and Vermiculite from  http://www.gardendirect.co.uk/
They have several different grades.
re. Bark : Melcourt list local suppliers on their website:  http://www.melcourt.co.uk/
Hope this helps,
Giles

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Re: Perlite
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2009, 09:53:43 PM »
The point I was making was its far cheaper from your local hydroponics shop than buying from the likes of B&Q (10ltr 5.00) or gardendirect which is 20.00 plus postage. So if anyone is stuck for a supplier, just search out your nearest hydro store.

I know Ashwwod Nursery does stock some Melcourt products but if you want potting bark you need to ask for the shop manager as its not on show (Tony).

Avoncrop closing is a pain as the other big suppliers for Melcourt Bark are BHGS but they deal in bulk and wanted to charge 40 for delivery of 4 bags of bark. Avoncrop charged 10.

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Re: Perlite
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2009, 09:55:15 PM »
Eric,
I get 100 litre bags of Perlite and Vermiculite from  http://www.gardendirect.co.uk/
They have several different grades.
re. Bark : Melcourt list local suppliers on their website:  http://www.melcourt.co.uk/
Hope this helps,
Giles

Thanks Giles.

I have no problems with Perlite, but have always used Avoncrop for bark products in bulk.

Eric

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Re: Perlite
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2009, 10:11:31 PM »
I was also offered a black bag to put my perlite in but told them I grew orchids not marijuana so did not need to hide it :)

At the Market yesterday, one of our elderly vendors was asked "where's the grass man?" He was dressed in a tartan skirt - no, not a kilt, a short skirt made of a tartan cloth and gathered round the waist - a leather jacket, a little hat with feathers in it and hiking boots over bright yellow socks. Could have been the BD actually. ???

 Well, not if BOTH socks were yellow, Lesley.... BD's socks never match..... ::)
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Re: Perlite
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2009, 04:28:30 PM »
LBS polythene sell perlite in 100 ltr bags and will deliver.   Follow link and request a catalogue as most goods not listed on website.  100 lts about 12.
 http://www.lbsbuyersguide.co.uk/polythene-film.html

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Re: Perlite
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2009, 05:47:31 PM »
I was also offered a black bag to put my perlite in but told them I grew orchids not marijuana so did not need to hide it :)

At the Market yesterday, one of our elderly vendors was asked "where's the grass man?" He was dressed in a tartan skirt - no, not a kilt, a short skirt made of a tartan cloth and gathered round the waist - a leather jacket, a little hat with feathers in it and hiking boots over bright yellow socks. Could have been the BD actually. ???

Oh Lesley, I hope you took a picture, I want to know if the vison in my mind is close to the reality!!
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Re: Perlite
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2009, 08:43:40 PM »
No Maggi, I didn't, sorry, I was busy with something else at the time. I'll keep a lookout though. We do have some weird and possibly wonderful sights there each week.

You're right Maggi, not the BD as both socks WERE yellow and DIRTY which I'm sure you'd never let Ian's be. Likewise his skirt needed ironing. I think he'd slept in it most likely for the previous week so I apologise for thinking Ian might be so unkempt and to you for imagining you'd noyt have done his laundry and ironing carefully. ;D
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