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bridgemere garden world

Post by craigmason » Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:59 pm

has anybody been recently i have not been for a long time but i am visiting in october on a trip do they still have a good selection of exotics?
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Re: bridgemere garden world

Post by bobbyd44 » Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:03 pm

went not so long ago didnt think they had a great range of exotics some nice plants here n there though..
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Re: bridgemere garden world

Post by marfanuk » Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:31 pm

I go quite often as its only a couple of miles from me.

The prices are just stupidly expensive. A red cordyline is £3.99 in my local morrisons and bridgemere charge £14.99 for the same sized plant!

It is worth visiting though, there are some good plants to look at and always have an enormous selection of spring bulbs.

Nothing really exciting exotics wise, just the usual palms etc.


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Post by plan b » Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:28 pm

I agree with Marfanuk, the place is so expensive :( and a no real choice of exotics, which is strange because the area they have is huge, but it was the prices there that really scared me ....probably just me, wont pay top dollar for nothing! :D
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Post by Dave in Warrington » Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:09 pm

I went earlier this year and was not impressed. The place is over-rated icon_thumbdown
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Post by dave2166 » Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:05 pm

is it not owned by Wyevale these days, but trades under its widely known name??
i think they can charge a premium because of the location, (Cheshire ) and its reputation.
only use it for odd stuff, but wouldn't plant my garden from its stocks, as vast as they are.


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Re: bridgemere garden world

Post by billo » Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:17 pm

Wyvale have owned Bridgemere for a while now & the plants are steadily being replaced by 'the shopping experience'.

They still have a huge range of often expensive plants but never really sold exotics. I think this is for historical reasons related to John Ravenscroft the guy who started the business something like 40 years ago & only retired when he sold out to Wyevale.


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Re: bridgemere garden world

Post by craigmason » Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:10 pm

marfanuk wrote:I go quite often as its only a couple of miles from me.

The prices are just stupidly expensive. A red cordyline is £3.99 in my local morrisons and bridgemere charge £14.99 for the same sized plant!

It is worth visiting though, there are some good plants to look at and always have an enormous selection of spring bulbs.

Nothing really exciting exotics wise, just the usual palms etc.
mark can you do me a big favour the next time you visit find out if they sell Howea forsteriana Kentia palm and how much they cost
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Re: bridgemere garden world

Post by Dave Brown » Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:25 am

craigmason wrote:
mark can you do me a big favour the next time you visit find out if they sell Howea forsteriana Kentia palm and how much they cost
They are never cheap as they take up to 2 years to germinate and then are very slow growing. I would look on ebay as some need rehoming occasionally :wink: Also they do not cope with frost well, so I would not consider planting out unless you live at Tresco
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