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UK Plant deliveries suspended because of Brexit

NollieNollie Posts: 7,512
So its happening already. Brittany Perennials (French) have suspended all plant exports to the UK and Ireland because of Brexit. I’m wondering how long it will be before the UK nurseries (e.g. Burncoose, Hayloft, Beales) that export to Europe will do likewise? 
Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
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  • Janie BJanie B Posts: 957
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    Lincolnshire
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,877
    Fransen Hosta in Holland will only ship to EU unless customer wants to arrange all customs/ shipping , certification etc
    Devon.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,877
    I read in The Garden that the EU won't accept new British hybrids unless they go through the EU system as well as UK system so breeders are unlikely to pay twice . 
    Devon.
  • NollieNollie Posts: 7,512
    I think they do mean Eire, islander, they list ‘Ireland’ as having different postage rates to ‘the UK’ in the same way they list seperate postage rates for other EU countries. Unless and until there is some clarity over how the Irish/Northern Irish/rest of UK customs borders are going to function I would imagine they, or the other plant exporters mentioned, don’t want to take the risk of having to compensate purchasers of soon-to-be dead plants caught up in lengthy border delays. I agree tho, I wouldn’t be best pleased if I lived in Ireland. Just another example of Brexishambles, Pansyface...
    Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
  • NollieNollie Posts: 7,512
    Spain are not known to willingly follow EU rules that don’t suit them either, often have to be forced to after ecj battles. 

    In the case of this particular plant supplier, I can’t speak for them or their motivation so can only guess its because plants from Brittany normally, for reasons of economy and/or logistics, pass via the UK en route to Ireland, so they could be caught up in border delays and phytosanitary certification issues. On the other hand, pansyface, they could indeed just be being bloody French 🙄 
    Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 12,429
    @Nollie, I've just PM'd you.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    That’s a lovely place Islander , nice when you can buy local. I’ve never wanted a plant sent from another country, but I suppose people do.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • pr1mr0sepr1mr0se Posts: 1,193
    The French seem to have a rather idiosyncratic way of dealing will rules and regulations.  Remember the BSE crisis?  EU banned our beef in 1996 for 10 years.  France continued to impose a ban long after the ECJ ordered it to lift the blockade.  No fine was ever paid by them for doing so.  They (France) also conveniently seemed to ignore the fact that they, too, had BSE reported in, among other things, gelatin products in the early 1990s thus compromising the food chain.  
  • NollieNollie Posts: 7,512
    Lucky you, being able to buy locally, I would love to, but the choice is very limited, so France (plus the Netherlands and the UK for roses) gets most of my business. I try to encourage my local garden centres by buying up anything new they try, like Nepeta (whoo hoo!) but they rarely gets these new things again because the local market isn’t interested. I have asked them to order me things now and then but they usually can’t get it because they are part of a chain that can’t handle special orders, or if they do they manage, they get it wrong, then I’m guilt-tripped into buying it anyway. That is why I have a group of pink echinaceas instead of orange!
    Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    @Nollie. You’ll have to sow more seeds, or can you not buy seeds either very easily? 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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