Telegraph Article on Crug Farms top 12 plant introductions

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Telegraph Article on Crug Farms top 12 plant introductions

Post by fieldfest » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:14 am

just spotted this from a few days ago, it may be of interest to you

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/pl ... arden.html


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Post by benbaron » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:32 am

Thanks for this - interesting read.


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Post by Blairs » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:47 am

Thanks - was intereing to read. Rubbish pic of the Fatsia polycarpa as it looks yellow and quite like a bog standard japonica.


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Post by jungle jas » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:58 pm

Nice one Dave. icon_thumright
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Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:14 pm

Interesting article. Just a shame the plants are so expensive.


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Post by Blairs » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:36 am

How is Crug pronounced? I always thought it was Krug (rhymes with mug) but have heard it pronounced very differently.


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Post by Adam D » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:04 am

Cr-ee-g apparently.


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Post by Mr List » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:10 pm

Yorkshire Kris wrote:Interesting article. Just a shame the plants are so expensive.

mostly the plants are quite nicely priced for the size of plants you get.
out of the online retailers I think crug provide the most 'quality' plants but the delivery cost is a real bummer for me.


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Post by Blairs » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:30 pm

Adam D wrote:Cr-ee-g apparently.
Ah, thanks - do I have to do some sort of throat cleaning noise for the ee? :)
Mr List wrote:mostly the plants are quite nicely priced for the size of plants you get.
out of the online retailers I think crug provide the most 'quality' plants but the delivery cost is a real bummer for me.
Totally agree. I would spend good money with them if P&P was not very high.


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Post by Springy » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:40 pm

Yes expensive is an understatement! I ordered a schefflera alpina from them last week 5ft tall in the pot for £65.... Cost me another £35 (quoted £25 at checkout) for delivery which I didn't realise until I opened the receipt on the box when it got here!! :ahhh!:
It was less than 24 hours from placing order to it being on my doorstep though so you can't grumble at the speed of delivery. I tried to add something to be delivered in the same box to make the delivery charge more worthwhile but I was too late.

Great article though so thanks for posting!


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Post by Yorkshire Kris » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:43 pm

Springy wrote:Yes expensive is an understatement! I ordered a schefflera alpina from them last week 5ft tall in the pot for £65.... Cost me another £35 (quoted £25 at checkout) for delivery which I didn't realise until I opened the receipt on the box when it got here!! :ahhh!:
It was less than 24 hours from placing order to it being on my doorstep though so you can't grumble at the speed of delivery. I tried to add something to be delivered in the same box to make the delivery charge more worthwhile but I was too late.

Great article though so thanks for posting!

My point exactly. How much does it cost to buy one each of the top 12 plants altogether?


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Post by stephenprudence » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:31 am

Crug has accentation over the u, so it is indeed prolonged Creeeg, rather than short Crig. (and with a rolled r too)

I can't remember whether it's technically in Caernarfon or Y Felinheli

anyhow, yes it seems very expensive.

The throat clearing noise only applies to the letter Ch (as in Loch).. I naturally do this, so it's no biggie to me.. though imagine its quite annoying to try without irritating the throat to people who don't naturally express this.
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Post by fern Rob » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:50 pm

Like plant 12.
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