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Terrible plug plants - I just want a good moan

I usually have great success with plug plants each year, potting them on once or twice before planting them out. But this year I went for a "great deal" offered by Groupon (much cheaper than the big plant suppliers). Big mistake. For a start, the plugs were tiny and 4 had rotted off (2 had no signs of life at all, just a plug of compost). The other 20 had grown leggy, virtually colourless and fragile - reason being, they had watered them copiously before posting them to me the day before the Easter weekend. The package had obviously sat in the sorting office for 4-5 days. I'm doing my best to save the poor little beggars, but does anyone have any tips other than potting them on and keeping them dry-ish in the greenhouse?


  • Hampshire_HogHampshire_Hog Posts: 1,089
    Make a complaint to Groupon direct and tell them the issues after all they are the seller so its them that will get a bad name not the grower / supplier, also write a bad review that often gets results.

    "You don't stop gardening because you get old, you get old because you stop gardening." - The Hampshire Hog
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,079
    I agree with @Hampshire Hog - complain, and send a picture of how they looked when they arrived if possible.  The worst they can do is nothing, and you might possibly get a refund or replacement plants.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
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