New arrivals ....!

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New arrivals ....!

Post by samtobuk » Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:15 pm

Knowing how during these dull winter months, it's actually exciting to see what other people have bought ........ I thought I'd share this week's deliveries with you all! :D

Having to post in new members forum as don't seem to have permission to add images in any other one. :cry:

Came home yesterday to find all three orders had arrived .......... have been taking advantage of some of the Jan discounts (already took one delivery before this, and one more still to come! :oops: ).

If you want to see where they are going, see my new members thread here ...

viewtopic.php?f=34&t=21895

Apprecaite any advice you guys can offer on planting schemes once I've widened the borders, need to work out how to space out palms and decide what will grow to what size over time ...... have certainly got plenty to work with now ....... just have to somehow create some space in my already full 8x6 to keep them all safe for a couple more months! :roll:
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Re: New arrivals ....!

Post by fern Rob » Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:17 pm

Welcome, great plants, where did you order them from?
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Post by kata » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:35 pm

Fantastic selection Sam, well packed too,

Good luck!

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Post by samtobuk » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:44 pm

Thanks, pretty pleased with them myself (although one or two are slightly underwhelming on size, but that's always going to happen when buying from photos).

I ordered from Big Plant Nursery, The Palm Centre and another place I found called GardeningExpress who have a good selection of plants and some really good discounts on right now.

There's also a Pseudosasa bamboo behind that door, and a nice spider web Fatsia. 8)


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Post by kata » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:48 pm

I have heard of all those nurseries,

I have bought from Desert to Jungle. They sell Ferns, Palms, Nanas like Basjoo and Sikis.

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http://www.deserttojungle.com/categorie ... lowers/17/
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Post by samtobuk » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:02 pm

Yep, bananas are next on the list before Spring, but struggling to find many places that have many varieties in stock - perhaps that will change over the coming weeks. Amulree seems to be the best place, but the postage is a bit steep (at least if you are only spending £40, the post is £16 on top).

If I'm missing any good banana websites, let me know! :wink:


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Post by fern Rob » Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:09 pm

I can also recommend Desert to Jungle.
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Post by Adam D » Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:11 pm

Boxes full of new plants are great fun!

Enjoy your new arrivals :)


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Post by grub » Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:53 am

samtobuk wrote:
If I'm missing any good banana websites, let me know! :wink:
http://www.bananenshop.de/ :DD
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Post by samtobuk » Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:56 am

Thanks Grub, will have a look via google translate. Have you ordered from them? Can you get decent sized plants from them with not too crazy postage costs?


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Post by grub » Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:02 am

I've had a fair bit from Achims, it's all been reasonable quality, postage is okay too. You can expect plants with about 6" to 8" of pseudostem. icon_thumleft
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Post by fern Rob » Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:57 am

I wouldn't mind ordering a Musa Thai Black from them.
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Post by kata » Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:13 am

Had a Sikimensis from my link, also a palm,

http://www.palmenmann.de/shop/de/Bananen

FROSTVERTRÄGLICHE BANANE, Musa sikimensis, Rest
Lieferzeit: ca. 4-5 Tage nach Zahlungseingan
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5,00 EUR 5,00 EUR


1 x Trachycarpus wagnerianus hybride
Lieferzeit: ca. 4-5 Tage nach Zahlungseingan
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4,50 EUR 4,50 EUR
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Zwischensumme: 9,50 EUR

Palmenmann (Versand nach GB): 14,50 EUR

inkl. UST 7%: 1,57 EUR

Summe: 24,00 EUR total

I bought them in 2011 so prices will be different now.

I Intend ordering another Sikimensis shortly.

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