Not many big purchases this year?

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Not many big purchases this year?

Post by cordyman » Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:50 pm

Most years quite a lot of the forum members splash out on some big specimens, trachys, washys, yuccas, jubs, Dicksonia antarctica's etc

I've only bought x1 sizeable plant this year, a Trachycarpus from hardy palms, how about everyone else? quiet year for big purchases? Or not stuck in due to rain spending money to cheer oneself up like last year? :lol: icon_scratch


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Re: Not many big purchases this year?

Post by Springy » Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:01 pm

I had this lot from Nigel at the beginning of the year! Plus a couple of tree ferns from paramount plants.

I will need to wait until later in the year when everything has died down too see what areas still need some height. :D
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Re: Not many big purchases this year?

Post by Neil Ziemski » Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:04 pm

Too many big purchases!
Pallet of trachys from hardy palms, two ten foot cordys, laurel hedge, succulents, trip to urban jungle...
Oh dear far too much.
I need to do my hard landscaping (paving, raised beds etc) but keep spending my money on plants.
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Re: Not many big purchases this year?

Post by Springy » Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:11 pm

Oh and I know that this doesn't really count as a plant but it was still a big purchase for me this year!

My new potting shed! icon_cheers
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Re: Not many big purchases this year?

Post by DiCasS » Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:29 pm

Your potting shed counts as a big purchase to me Springy, it's a smart one and imagine you'd get masses of use out of it. I'm terrible, I have my garage (rubbish dump) and greenhouse, but always seem to pot up in the kitchen (for small things) :shock: I can't help it, it's just habit I can't get out of.

I've been quietly replacing from the 2010 disaster, I've tried to replace the size I lost, but things still have to bulk up, but overall am more or less finished now and apart from the Cordylines, which have come back and growing nicely again, I think I'm on track with what it looked like pre-disaster.

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Re: Not many big purchases this year?

Post by fern Rob » Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:38 pm

I've made some big purchases this year, its only when you start to think about it that you realise.
Cyathea Cunninghamii
Cyathea Medullais x2
Cyathea cooperi x7
Trachycarpus Fortunei x4
And many other smaller plants
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Re: Not many big purchases this year?

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:10 pm

I bought a new garden! Can't get much bigger than that.


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Re: Not many big purchases this year?

Post by cordyman » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:13 pm

Springy wrote:I had this lot from Nigel at the beginning of the year! Plus a couple of tree ferns from paramount plants.

I will need to wait until later in the year when everything has died down too see what areas still need some height. :D

Some great buys there Springy! drunken_smilie1


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Re: Not many big purchases this year?

Post by cordyman » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:14 pm

Neil Ziemski wrote:Too many big purchases!
Pallet of trachys from hardy palms, two ten foot cordys, laurel hedge, succulents, trip to urban jungle...
Oh dear far too much.
I need to do my hard landscaping (paving, raised beds etc) but keep spending my money on plants.
Neil

Have you got any pics up, don't recall seeing that haul on the forum :shock: icon_salut


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Re: Not many big purchases this year?

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:16 pm

I bought a new garden! Can't get much bigger than that.


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Re: Not many big purchases this year?

Post by cordyman » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:16 pm

Did you buy x2 new gardens Kris :lol: icon_cheers


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Re: Not many big purchases this year?

Post by miketropic » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:25 pm

I wuld list some of the things I got but I fear my wife might be alerted and I would have to sleep outside if she looked at the totals :shock: . I made alot of small purchases that added up. Only the recent Tanee purchase was costly.
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Re: Not many big purchases this year?

Post by jezza » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:50 pm

Lack of money stops me from buying much but i was so lucky to have been given large plants this summer and i am grateful to them for giving them to me.


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Re: Not many big purchases this year?

Post by Neil Ziemski » Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:20 pm

fern Rob wrote:I've made some big purchases this year, its only when you start to think about it that you realise.
Cyathea Cunninghamii
Cyathea Medullais x2
Cyathea cooperi x7
Trachycarpus Fortunei x4
And many other smaller pants
I wouldn't disclose the size of my pants on an open forum, check above, :D :D


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Re: Not many big purchases this year?

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:22 pm

jezza wrote:Lack of money stops me from buying much but i was so lucky to have been given large plants this summer and i am grateful to them for giving them to me.
At least you have a job jezza, mine has just gone to China :(

no purchases for me at all now, even small :(
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