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Sat Feb 15 2014, 23:52
A heads up for those who may be interested, Asda are knocking fruit trees out at £6 each, various varieties of plums, apple, pears etc. Tesco have the same, but think they're £8, and not sure on the varieties. Both were the Wigan stores, for reference.

Lidl also have some cheap(ish) seeds on offer, I've bought marmande, moneymaker, peppers, and two lettuce types, for the grand total of £1 for all 5.  bounce 
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Good topic, the budget supermarkets often have cheap fruit trees in at this time of year - I usually get mine from Aldi though not been for a bit. Shocking what companies such as T&M are charging. affraid 
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Sun Feb 16 2014, 14:12
T&M are very good quality, though I've never had any trees from them. I've had plug plants and similar though, which were very good. Explains the prices really, though you can get some bargains going out of season.

I also bought seeds and an African Blue Lily from Victoriana Nursery, found them great to deal with, and hoping to get some blooms from the lily this year, as I think I ordered it a little too late last year.  Very Happy 

I'm going to spend a few hours in the garden after the football has finished, do a bit of tidying up, and sow the first of my peppers and tomatoes in propagators I think too.
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I agree about the quality/guarantee of stock from T&M and such places, but I have had some fantastic certified fruit trees etc from Focus and B&Q in the past at less than a third of the price. Smile 
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Thu Feb 27 2014, 12:29
Well, I picked up a dessert cherry tree from Asda last night, for £6. Not sure if it's the 'Stella' variety or not.

I originally picked up a Jonagold apple tree up, but decided against it after a quick check on the pollinators required for best cropping.

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Thompson & Morgan are emailing me several times a day with offers and money-off deals, never been so inundated. I imagine they are feeling the pinch as more folks grow their own from seed and look for cheaper bargains elsewhere. Last year I noticed many shops and small businesses selling bedding plants and other stuff for next to nothing.
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Mon Apr 14 2014, 19:16
Well, bought some of the 'Westmoreland' grow bags. Not too impressed with the content in all honesty - Very much like the B&Q ones which were 6 for £10 or whatever they were last year; lots of woody stuff. And more expensive to boot.

Also had to give the potato bags a top up - I wait until the leaves are coming through, and then bury them again, repeating until the bag is more or less full, then leave until harvest time.

I also bought some of THESE a couple of years back, come in handy for potted plants, or even the bagged spuds. Slowly getting organised Smile

Will be trying a graft again this year, though will be doing budding instead; pear - pear, and plum - cherry. That comes in late summer/early autumn time though, so fingers crossed it will work better than the grafts I tried last year.

Also got a nice batch of comfrey which I'm using purely for liquid feed this year. Next year I will use the first cuttings as a mulch and then the rest as liquid feed.
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Mon Apr 14 2014, 23:40
growing tomatoes, peppers and chillies from seed, also spring onions. Garlic from cloves.......all coming through nicely, tomatoes are 2 foot tall already and trusses setting in.

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Tue Apr 15 2014, 00:31
Bloody hell, where/when did you start them? Laughing

Some of mine are ready to be transplanted into the pots I will grow them in.
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Wed Apr 16 2014, 13:06
we grew them on the kitchen windowsill started them about 6 weeks ago. They are now outdoors during the day and in the conservatory at night.

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Wed Apr 16 2014, 13:52
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Mine have had to be raised in propagators in the greenhouse this year. Mrs Tem doesn't like the kitchen windowsill bring taken over by plants and pots Laughing

Had to top the potatoes up again. Plenty buds on the Williams pear tree, lots of new growth on the new trees too Smile
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Mon Apr 21 2014, 13:25
Planted out my oxheart lettuce, and sown some spring onions and other salady stuff.

Will transplant the tomatoes, peppers and chili's that have grown into their final pots sometime this week, though I really need to go get some proper growbags.

Will need to top up the spuds again soon. Given them a good watering too.
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Fri May 23 2014, 21:46
I posted somewhere I ordered from T&M 3 trees; wisteria, tree peony, and MAGNOLIA (NOT jasmine),  for the princely sum of £6 delivered. 

They arrived, just waiting to be potted (peony, and temporarily the Magnolia), and planted against the wall (wisteria). Very Happy


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Sat May 24 2014, 08:46
£6 for 3 trees? What did they charge for delivery? I am on their email list, not sure how I missed that.
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Sat May 24 2014, 13:31
I only paid for the postage, Veg Laughing

£5.95 I think it was. I'm sure I posted it up on here somewhere.
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Sat May 24 2014, 14:06
If I haven't posted it up, it's here. £5.65 apparently.

http://www.thompson-morgan.com/ms133?source=aw&affid=47868&awc=2283_1400936748_bdaae4e28fd5324443d682a9b5d80f3d

They come in one delivery (or did for me), and supplied as bare root plants. Also includes instructions. General Gardening (offers etc welcome) 709307421
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Mon May 26 2014, 08:28
Thanks Tem, shame it has expired, in future I will check their emails.
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Mon Jun 30 2014, 22:34
Lots of cheap stuff in the Range today. The little saucers that you stand plant pots in, 5p each, wire tensioning bolts (which I will be using to train my canes against) £1.25 for a pack of 4.

Oooh, I could have remortgaged the house! Laughing
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Tue Jul 01 2014, 14:46
2012 fruit trees in Pound stretcher, down to £2.99 each. General Gardening (offers etc welcome) 709307421
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Wed Jul 02 2014, 07:26
Oooh not bad! Not been to Poundstretcher for a while, B&M Bargains is closer so never been away from the place. Laughing 
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Wed Jul 02 2014, 11:07
I bought a dessert apple, 'Discovery'. Will see how it fares, but it's supposed to need a pollinator such as Braeburn etc.

Still, always an excuse to buy another tree Laughing
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Wed Jul 02 2014, 11:39
I do wonder if non-commercial apple trees really need pollinators - given how many folks have them in their gardens (even yards) these days.
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Wed Jul 02 2014, 12:09
Depends on the varieties I suppose.
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Wed Jul 02 2014, 12:31
'Discovery' is extremely early bearing, which makes the pollinator requirement more critical, as the donor needs to have reached pollen producing stage earlier than many varieties will manage.
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Wed Jul 02 2014, 13:50
Beautifully scented apple though.
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