The demise of LBS? Other Hort Suppliers?

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The demise of LBS? Other Hort Suppliers?

LBS Horticulture have entered administration. Hopefully they'll reemerge - i've found them great on customer service and knowledge over the last 20 years -  but in the meantime don't seem to be able to process orders.

Can anyone recommend any other wholesalers of hort tools and sundries I could place my winter orders with?

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BHGS

I use BHGS, and there's also SW Hort supplies I think... and eBay! ;)

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some good leads Kate, thanks!

some good leads Kate, thanks!

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What I'm really missing LBS

What I'm really missing LBS for is the fleece. They seem to habe been unable to fulfill orders for this since spring, but before that their stuff was cheap and robust. Since then I bought some off 'True Traders' which didn't seem like it had been UV treated at all and just fell apart after 3 months, so poor that I'm still pissed off about it despite getting a full refund. I've also tried a roll of Agralan, which seems ok-but-not-fantastic so far and a bit pricey.

Anyone have any fleece recommendations?

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bionet and fleece

hi Jon, Some irish growers are using a company called crop solutions in scotland and also another company called wondermesh, one of those companies does second hand bionet which is very affordable,

best of luck Jason

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LBS

Is LBS definitely not trading now? They still keep sending me special offer emails etc...?

Kate

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From horticulture week:

Lancashire-based distributor LBS Horticulture says it expects it will be out of administration and will move into a Company Voluntary Arrangement voted on by creditors on 11 December.

Meaning they'll hopefully have an agreement with creditors to repay them over time.

They've been trading throughout, under management of the administrators, but haven't been getting new stock in - there was a notice on their website regarding the administrators but that's been removed now.

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