Tropical Plant Nursery Tour

Tropical Plant Nursery Tour

Postby rufc15lizzie » Wed May 25, 2016 1:00 pm

As my other half is off on his friends stag weekend this bank holiday I decided I make might use of my time to visit some non local nurseries.
He hates walking round garden centres and looking at plants and always moans about me buying more "weeds", so what better time than when he is not here.

My plan is leave South Yorkshire via the M1 south and head to Seagraves at Leicester and Akamba in Birmingham. I have wanted to visit Akamba for years and never have.

What i want to know is if there are any others in that area that I should also make a stop at?

:D :D
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Re: Tropical Plant Nursery Tour

Postby benbaron » Wed May 25, 2016 1:27 pm

You could visit us ;)
We specialise in tropical plants including a fantastic range of Palm Trees, Musa, Tree Ferns, Cannas & Bamboo for the UK Climate. http://www.thetropicalplantcompany.co.uk http://www.thetreeferncompany.co.uk Ebay Shop
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Re: Tropical Plant Nursery Tour

Postby rufc15lizzie » Wed May 25, 2016 1:43 pm

benbaron wrote:You could visit us ;)


That would be a very tempting offer if you weren't 2 hours ish from my house in the opposite direction to where I am going.
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Re: Tropical Plant Nursery Tour

Postby irenecanna » Mon May 30, 2016 8:11 pm

I was somewhat disappointed when I went to Akamba last year, only the metal animal sculptures and meal reprieved it.
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Re: Tropical Plant Nursery Tour

Postby rufc15lizzie » Tue May 31, 2016 7:11 am

Yes i do agree there.
There were plenty of palms for sale of all varieties but i was expecting more on offer as far as the garden centre side of it goes.
However yes the sculptures were great and the restaurant was fab. I so wanted a metal sculpture but so expensive. Completely out of my reach.
I think Amamba puts more focus on the ambience and experience with all the evening events it holds. Just wish i lived closer to take advantage.
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Re: Tropical Plant Nursery Tour

Postby dino » Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:00 am

Akamba actually have a lot of plants in at the moment, Is there anything particularly you are interested in?

Just realised you might have already been?
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Re: Tropical Plant Nursery Tour

Postby rufc15lizzie » Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:24 pm

dino wrote:Akamba actually have a lot of plants in at the moment, Is there anything particularly you are interested in?

Just realised you might have already been?


Hi Dino,

Yes I have already been. Yes you are right there was lots of plants, but mainly larger plants and more the structural stuff such as palms, fig trees, bamboos etc etc.
I did see a couple of hedychiums, and a few smaller yuccas. I did mean to pick up a hesperantha after eating food but forgot.
I wasn't really looking for anything specific, i just wanted to visit, and buy anything that inspired me. But to be honest my inspiration has to be smaller plants now, as all the big stuff, or stuff that will grow big is already in my garden.
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Re: Tropical Plant Nursery Tour

Postby dino » Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:18 pm

rufc15lizzie wrote:
dino wrote:Akamba actually have a lot of plants in at the moment, Is there anything particularly you are interested in?

Just realised you might have already been?


Hi Dino,

Yes I have already been. Yes you are right there was lots of plants, but mainly larger plants and more the structural stuff such as palms, fig trees, bamboos etc etc.
I did see a couple of hedychiums, and a few smaller yuccas. I did mean to pick up a hesperantha after eating food but forgot.
I wasn't really looking for anything specific, i just wanted to visit, and buy anything that inspired me. But to be honest my inspiration has to be smaller plants now, as all the big stuff, or stuff that will grow big is already in my garden.

Hope you enjoyed it anyway.
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