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J Parkers - border collections any good?

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kings981
kings981 Posts: 138 Forumite
edited 5 September 2011 at 12:42PM in Gardening
I find J Parkers a bit hit and miss.

Bulbs are generally great, and I've had a couple of trees which although small are doing well. But I bought some thyme plugs which haven't done well despite my TLC!!

I'm considering being lazy with one of the borders and buying a border collection - does anyone have any experience of these?
http://www.jparkers.co.uk/plant-1000891-ia-1/border-collection-1-2-x-26m/
http://www.jparkers.co.uk/plant-1000892-ia-1/border-collection-2-2-x-26m/
http://www.jparkers.co.uk/plant-1000893-ia-1/border-collection-3-2-x-26m/

The have an offer, to buy all three, and it works out at just under 50p a plant, although I realise it might be a year or two before they start to look full!

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  • J_J_Carter
    J_J_Carter Posts: 1,024 Forumite
    edited 5 September 2011 at 2:43PM
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    As these are modules, you may be looking at 3cm plants, some of which benefit from a season in coldframe before planting out.

    As an alternative you could get end of season plants in containers and divide them. Most in 2L can be split into 4 plants.
  • angelavdavis
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    I have also found them hit and miss with the plug plants. I bought some last year and some were infested with tiny snails and in pretty poor condition when I got them. They also supplied me with fruit trees with the growing tip broken to fit them in the boxes!

    I complained and they sent me replacements where they had them still in stock and refunded me. It is worth perservering and complaining if this does happen to you but phone - don't email - they don't respond to email.
    :D Thanks to MSE, I am mortgage free!:D
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