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Has anyone had experience with these online nurseries?

CraighBCraighB Posts: 704

Hi guys,

I was wondering if anyone had order from either www.plantsforshade.co.uk - www.crocus.co.uk and https://www.claireaustin-hardyplants.co.uk

If so did the plants arrive in a good condition etc?

Thanks

Craigh

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  • Andy LeedsAndy Leeds Posts: 518

    Crocus aren't the cheapest but quality always been good - I've used them a lot.  Quite often they have discounted weekends so the price is then pretty good.  Also their delivery charges are low, and also offer a next day service for a little more.  They also have a massive range.

    plantsforshade I've used once - the order was missing items, this was rectified.  Quality wasn't great either tbh, havent used them since.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,864

    I had plants from Plants for shade. Well packed, arrived quickly, established well.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • CraighBCraighB Posts: 704

    Ah well it seems that all companies have very good reviews so I think my decision will be down to lowest price :)

    Reason I ask is because I ordered Geranium Rozanne plug plants from jparkers.co.uk last November and they have just started to flower and it turns out they aren't Rozanne at all! These flowers are pink and not the lovely light blue colour that they should be! I have to say Jparkers have been great though and have refunded me.

    So I'm now after the real thing :)

    Last edited: 23 June 2017 19:47:56

  • IamweedyIamweedy Cheshire East. Posts: 1,364

    Beware of Parkers!

    Actually avoid it, as I learnt to my cost when I first started buying online .




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  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 7,731

    Had good results from Crocus, apart from the fact that the plant discription is over top of the pictures of the plants and therefore very difficult to read, but I have had no problems with Thompson and Morgan yet I know most folk on here hate them, The Austins are long established I am sure they would be OK

  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,633

    My Rozanne came from Sarah Raven earlier this year - very healthy and flowering away.  The plants from her have all been of very high quality.

  • RubyLeafRubyLeaf Posts: 244

    Parkers aren't that bad. I've used them a few times. They're great for ordering masses of bulbs. That I can recommend :)

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 10,156

    Claire Austin and Crocus both get thumbs up from me - great plants, well packedimage

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  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 7,731

    Sarah raven yes, made an order a couple of days ago.

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