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Avoid Crocus

I have used Crocus over the years and found them marvelous. Sadly, not now. My last two orders were appalling. They were small cuttings, not plants . Some were leggy old  and hard and the price was  eyewatering. This company has gone from being thd best to the worst. Avoid. Don't waste your money. Shocking service and products. 
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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160
    Use proper nurseries and you won't get that problem
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,165
    I've never used crocus just because of the prices.
    I still have dealings with some of the growers who supply them and I know what I pay for those plants and I'm sure crocus pay less than me.
    Devon.
  • Yes, thanks nutcutlet, you are right. I have learnt my lesson. 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,156
    Hostafan1 said:
    I've never used crocus just because of the prices.

    My thoughts exactly.
    It all looks very pretty in the advertising, so people succumb. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,165
    Fairygirl said:
    Hostafan1 said:
    I've never used crocus just because of the prices.

    My thoughts exactly.
    It all looks very pretty in the advertising, so people succumb. 
    "you can't polish a t*rd, but you can roll it in glitter and sell it to gullible consumers"
    Just look at the spice girls!!
    Devon.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,156
    Quite - and they're still polishing as we speak  :D
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,165
    Fairygirl said:
    Quite - and they're still polishing as we speak  :D
    and the gullible are still lapping it up
    Devon.
  • B3B3 Posts: 15,054

    you can't polish a t*rd, but you can roll it in glitter 

    profound thought for the day
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 6,353
    The only thing I use Crocus for, is information (size, growing conditions etc) of the plant I'm interested in.  Even bog standard garden centres are better, in my opinion - not just for price, but because you can choose a nice healthy plant and reject the scrawny ones...
    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • Kate.harriKate.harri Posts: 44
    Extortionate price, it’s only handy for plant measurements.
    I never buy from them. I was looking at  Lobelia to see how much they were.

    Lobelia cardinalis, ‘Queen’ was £12.00 now down to £10.00 then postage on top. 

    I already have a four footer coming into flower with several buds on it.
    K


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