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Post by Steve&Julie » Sun 11 May 2008 22:25

Hi

Can anyone recommend a garden centre around the Ceret area, thanks!

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Post by Kathy » Mon 12 May 2008 08:03

There is a small one between Ceret and St Jean Plat de Courts but they only have a small selection. There is also one at Reynes but I haven't been to that one yet.
http://www.anglophone-direct.com/-Home-Pool-Garden- There was an article in last months PO Life. I am going to visit these to see what they have, up to the article I didn't know of it's existence.
So far I have used Jardi 66 at Argeles-sur-mer. (If you want directions I can give you them) On that site there are 3 garden centres. One specialises in drought plants mainly Cacti and the other two have a wide variety. I usually get what I need at these although they are slightly more expensive than the Garden Centres in Spain.

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Post by Steve&Julie » Mon 12 May 2008 09:06

Great, thanks Kathy, I don't need a lot, just a few speciment plants and am very excited to see what kind of plants they stock, probably all the ones I am desperate to get in the UK but never can!! Everyone has gone garden centre crazy over here with the good weather but the prices have really shot up this year, I seem to go to one every weekend.

You mentioned Spain in your posting, can you let me know if there are any you know of around Figueres etc?

Thanks!

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Post by Jungle Jim » Mon 12 May 2008 09:26

If you are prepared to make the trip to Argeles (as suggested above) then I strongly recommend Crozet at Corneilla del Vercol. You can't miss it, it's on the D114 sandwiched between the dual carriageway and the railway. Not particularly cheap but the next best thing to a visit to the JDP at Montpellier.

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Post by Nigel and Karen » Mon 12 May 2008 10:19

The new one by the new cinema on the way into Perpignan is very good, a large selection and seems quite cheep.

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Post by Roger O » Mon 12 May 2008 10:45

Nigel and Karen wrote:The new one by the new cinema on the way into Perpignan is very good, a large selection and seems quite cheep.
http://www.jardiland.fr/nos_magasins/vo ... index.html
Many interior/exterior plants are listed and described.

Tip: If you go via the "Auchan roundabout" you drive past the Nissan shop. On that roundabout, just before Nissan, if you take the left instead of carrying on to the Jardiland, you drive down a short road - Nissan is on the right - BUT on the left is the entrance to the parking of
http://www.jardins-de-mediterranee.com/
The boutique is definitely worth a visit for interior art/deco and nice scented things! The resto has a good reputation, though we never ate there. Otherwise you can try the Buffalo Grill near Jardiland. The new Conforama is also in that complex too as well, of course, as the mega cinema.

Combine the two for an interesting shopping!!
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Post by Kate » Mon 12 May 2008 11:01

Mas Gource in Ceret (as you're coming out towards Maureillas, opposite the turning for the hauts de Ceret) has everything you need for the garden AND they promised to give 10% off to anyone who says they got their details from anglophone-direct. Of course, this was in 2005, fand I haven't seen them since, so things may have changed a little!! Ask for Daniel or Marie, both of whom speak good English.

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Post by Roger O » Mon 12 May 2008 11:36

Terrible me - but I do believe in websites:
http://www.mas-gource.com/

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Post by Kate » Mon 12 May 2008 12:12

Terrible me - but I do believe in websites:

This is why you are my oracle

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Post by Steve&Julie » Mon 12 May 2008 19:11

Brilliant thanks everyone! I just cannot wait to get over there I am so excited!! I can spend a whole week just going round garden centres! And why I hear you ask does she need plants since her house is no more than a hovel? Well its actually taking shape now, and I thought that planting ahead would be wise so when we come to do the garden, we have actually got something nice to sit in! I am coming armed with my 'drought resistent' plants guide and Steve knows nothing of this yet.

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Post by Kathy » Mon 12 May 2008 20:17

The one I have been to in Figueras is on the main road driving out towards Spain. Reasonable prices but smallish selection. I have been to a really good one as you are coming out of Roses left hand side after the place that sells fairground type models. They have a big gorilla on show I think. (This on the opposite side of the road)That was quite cheap and I got a lot of plants for my money. They were really helpful just like the guy at Jardi 66. He looked something up on the internet as we were struggling to convey our meaning in French. Because of him I do go there as he deserves custom when he is interested enough to go the extra mile. I also have a loyalty card and after so many purchases you get discount.

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Post by Helen » Tue 13 May 2008 00:29

Julie,

as you drive from Ceret heading up the Vallespir valley, there's a garden centre just off the first roundabout outside Ceret.

Take the first right (between the car showroom and Lidls) and about 200 metres down that road there's a lane to the left which leads to a garden centre.

Can't remember what's it called - and have only been there just once. But the staff were helpful and there seemed to be a good range of plants available. What struck me more than anything though was their knowledge of the different climactic conditions in the area i.e. when hearing my flat was in Amelie he said that there were plants that would do less well there than in Ceret as the night air was colder during winter! And in Coustouges I'd guess you will have even greater extremes....

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Post by Roger O » Tue 13 May 2008 11:03

Maybe this one? Reynès is just up the road from Ceret direction Amelie..
http://jardineriedutech.fr/

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Post by john » Tue 13 May 2008 11:18

Steve&Julie wrote: You mentioned Spain in your posting, can you let me know if there are any you know of around Figueres etc?

Thanks!
The two we use in the Figueras area are on the Fig -Roses main dual carriageway. On the right is Merca Jardi,and just before it on the left is another,slightly bigger place I've just forgotten the name of. But you can't miss it! Both of these places are good quality and keenly priced.

If you can be bothered to go that far on the Figueras side of L'Escala is another place on the left as you go in. Absolutely HUGE selection,but a notch up price-wise from the other two.

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Post by Helen » Tue 13 May 2008 21:50

Thanks Roger, that's the one!

Don't know why I couldn't remember it - the signage is really obvious at the roundabout and I've seen the name every time I've driven past!

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