Todays Gorden Rigg haul...

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Todays Gorden Rigg haul...

Post by cordyman » Sat May 11, 2013 7:00 pm

Returned to Gordon Riggs today, but went to the HQ @ Todmordon, far bigger than Rochdale and a lot more choice. Everything was labelled up meticulously. Got some questions dotted throughout thread too if anyone can help icon_scratch icon_salut


Heres what I picked up, came to around £30...


plastic crates were only 50p-£1, great for hauling stuff about the garden...

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Is Calidora a good Alocasia for leaf size? I picked up three, great price I thought... They are bone dry in the pots, I thought they need keeping wet?

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Osteospermum Pink Spoon + Purple Spoon

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Aeonium to replace my dead one...

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My first Heucherella's "stoplight" + "Sugar Plum"

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Passion Flower, will this grow well over Ivy? Foliage is great and the flowers look gorgeous

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Got these two little alpines, loved the flowers, will stick them in my back rocky border...

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Sure i've seen this in Mr L's garden, but the label didnt instill any confidence about it surviving outdoors, so gave it a miss..

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Corneitious Icicus Ficus Crystal

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Re: Todays Gorden Rigg haul...

Post by paulrm71 » Sat May 11, 2013 7:24 pm

Very nice haul, those alocasia's will produce some massive leaves after a few years i expect. My favourite pic has to be the ultra rare chipius sandwichius plant, very rarely seen and often not around for more than a couple of minutes!


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Post by kata » Sat May 11, 2013 7:32 pm

Verrrrrry nice cordy!

My favorite are the Alpines and the Osteospermum Pink Spoon + Purple Spoon.

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Re: Todays Gorden Rigg haul...

Post by Andy P » Sat May 11, 2013 7:33 pm

I think u`ll find that`s not a chipius sandwichius Paul but a chipius Bapiatii. :lol:

Some great prices there Cordy. If those are your first Heucherella's then i`d recommend you watch out for the slugs and snails. I bought a load of these last year and they`ve been eaten to bits. Out of interest - how much did you pay for them? I saw some in B&Q yesterday but they were asking about 7 quid each for them :shock: Need i say, i left them where they were.
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Re: Todays Gorden Rigg haul...

Post by cordyman » Sat May 11, 2013 7:42 pm

Andy P wrote:I think u`ll find that`s not a chipius sandwichius Paul but a chipius Bapiatii. :lol:

Some great prices there Cordy. If those are your first Heucherella's then i`d recommend you watch out for the slugs and snails. I bought a load of these last year and they`ve been eaten to bits. Out of interest - how much did you pay for them? I saw some in B&Q yesterday but they were asking about 7 quid each for them :shock: Need i say, i left them where they were.

They were £5.99 Andy, so probably a little overpriced, but all the small pots you can see were only £1-£2, so that made up for it I guess. icon_scratch

Thanks for the slug tip, i'll get loads of pellets down. Was spoiled for choice on them so many different colours and varients!


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Post by photonbucket » Sat May 11, 2013 7:44 pm

Great haul Cordy. Those Alocasia look bloomin' cheap and healthy. And yes I thought Alocasia had to be constatnly moist during the summer.
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Post by The Codfather » Sun May 12, 2013 7:30 am

What a bargin......I am we'll jell
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Post by Tom2006 » Sun May 12, 2013 7:33 am

Now that is my kind of shopping trip!! icon_thumleft
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Post by Mr List » Sun May 12, 2013 7:50 am

i'd have bought all those alocasia at that price! :shock:

would do just as bedding if nothing else.


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Post by Trudytropics » Sun May 12, 2013 11:04 am

Oh perfect day out :wink: , all thats missing is the Tomatois saucis :lol:
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Post by Delboy » Sun May 12, 2013 11:08 am

Blimey some of those were cheap :shock:

All the GC round here are blutty expensive!
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Re: Todays Gorden Rigg haul...

Post by cordyman » Sun May 12, 2013 11:37 am

Mr List wrote:i'd have bought all those alocasia at that price! :shock:

would do just as bedding if nothing else.

The thought did cross my mind for a moment, but only had a £30 budget yesterday :lol: Need payday!

Is that Schefflera one you have in youre border? icon_scratch

Trudytropics wrote:Oh perfect day out :wink: , all thats missing is the Tomatois saucis :lol:
Yeah I said that to the missus, the bap has drank all the vineger, needs more saucis! :lol: :lol:

Delboy wrote:Blimey some of those were cheap :shock:

All the GC round here are blutty expensive!
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Re: Todays Gorden Rigg haul...

Post by GoggleboxUK » Sun May 12, 2013 1:32 pm

Nice buys!

You're obviously more confident than I am about planting. At the moment I am only putting guaranteed bone hardy stuff like mature and semi mature palms in the ground. I'd be keeping most of that haul in a greenhouse or conservatory at the moment.

Love the chip buttie and ice cream pics, essential garden centre day out refreshment!

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Re: Todays Gorden Rigg haul...

Post by Mr List » Sun May 12, 2013 1:51 pm

cordyman wrote:
Is that Schefflera one you have in youre border? icon_scratch

nope


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Re: Todays Gorden Rigg haul...

Post by cordyman » Sun May 12, 2013 2:17 pm

GoggleboxUK wrote:Nice buys!

You're obviously more confident than I am about planting. At the moment I am only putting guaranteed bone hardy stuff like mature and semi mature palms in the ground. I'd be keeping most of that haul in a greenhouse or conservatory at the moment.

Love the chip buttie and ice cream pics, essential garden centre day out refreshment!

:lol:

Keeping the Aeonium and Calidora's in the porch, everything else is on the steps enjoying the rain right now :lol:


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