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    • elaineruk
    • By elaineruk 12th Mar 18, 4:49 PM
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    Cheap Rhubarb Crowns Anybody?
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    • 12th Mar 18, 4:49 PM
    Cheap Rhubarb Crowns Anybody? 12th Mar 18 at 4:49 PM
    Hello all,

    I'm looking to plant up some rhubarb crowns does anyone know where I can get some cheap ones from. Seems there's nothing out there for less than a fiver!?
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    • Hoogle
    • By Hoogle 12th Mar 18, 5:51 PM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 5:51 PM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 5:51 PM
    2.49 on amazon
    • DaftyDuck
    • By DaftyDuck 12th Mar 18, 6:21 PM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 6:21 PM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 6:21 PM
    Poundshops do them around now, or you could save a penny or two - and find them in the 99p stores!

    There are normally plenty going spare amongst allotmenteers, or you could put a shout out on freecycle!
    • adonis
    • By adonis 12th Mar 18, 6:33 PM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 6:33 PM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 6:33 PM
    Local garden centre had two crowns for 2.50 not a cheap place either, so that must be the going rate.
    • Farway
    • By Farway 13th Mar 18, 2:32 PM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 2:32 PM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 2:32 PM
    Wilko usually have them, but check them over, some are wizened from too long in hot shop
    • elaineruk
    • By elaineruk 14th Mar 18, 11:41 AM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 11:41 AM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 11:41 AM
    Thanks for all the replies - I got this offer on an email http://www.hayloft-plants.co.uk/Rhubarb/x-hybridum-Timerley-Early-AGM/prod29698.html I have never seen such good quality rhubarb at such low prices - I mean 1.50 per crown for Timperley from Hayloft who are renowned for their quality - amazing deal - just ordered it along with a few other bits and bobs to spread the postage as us money savers like to do!
    • Hebblethwaite
    • By Hebblethwaite 14th Mar 18, 3:08 PM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 3:08 PM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 3:08 PM
    I haven't used them myself, but Hayloft have a very poor rating on Trust Pilot.

    I got my rhubarb from Wilko. As mentioned above, you have to be careful that you're getting fresh stock, but my crown grew well last year and I'm looking forward to my first harvest this year.
    • seanoctagan
    • By seanoctagan 14th Mar 18, 3:45 PM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 3:45 PM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 3:45 PM
    Thanks for that - I saw the reviews on Hayloft - if you've any experience with buying plants online from any of the major retailers you will know not to expect great big plants - I frequently buy from T&M's offers on this site and the first time I was disappointed with the size, until I realised that is how plants are sold via mail order. I've only had good experience with Hayloft. Will wait till my rhubarb arrives and then will update you - with pictures too hopefully
    • elaineruk
    • By elaineruk 14th Mar 18, 4:24 PM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 4:24 PM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 4:24 PM
    I'll let you know my experience too when they arrive
    • safestored4
    • By safestored4 15th Mar 18, 9:43 PM
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    Do you know anybody who has an allotment? If so they could probably get you a few big clumps for free.
    • elaineruk
    • By elaineruk 19th Mar 18, 4:56 PM
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    Yes I do - but he asked me if I know anywhere he can get rhubarb crowns this year as his have all died from last year!!!
    • seanoctagan
    • By seanoctagan 22nd Mar 18, 3:43 PM
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    Well here you have it 2 LARGE rhubarb crowns arrived today from Hayloft - not bad for 1.50 each (I also ordered a few other bits and bobs to spread the postage). Don't know what those bad reviews were for - I'm more than happy - great service all round - highly recommended - see if you can bag some before they close this offer http://www.hayloft-plants.co.uk/Rhubarb/x-hybridum-Timerley-Early-AGM/prod29698.html
    • seanoctagan
    • By seanoctagan 22nd Mar 18, 3:44 PM
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    Can't upload the pictures - can anyone tell me how to do this?
    • seanoctagan
    • By seanoctagan 22nd Mar 18, 3:49 PM
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    Pictures
    Here are the images:

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Gtk2iujZBAkwCaqXPD1j52jNmGu2vcDl

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1KpWz7-mcBpNvOzrAL0Usa3_K2SE3WPzB
    Last edited by seanoctagan; 22-03-2018 at 3:55 PM. Reason: adding pictures
    • seanoctagan
    • By seanoctagan 26th Mar 18, 4:41 PM
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    Hey - does anyone like my rhubarb pictures??
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