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gjautosgjautos Posts: 395
Has anyone ever purchased from these guys? I fancy buying the buy one get one free banana trees they have but I'm a little wary as I've never heard of them before.


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,826
    I’m automatically wary of anything that has ‘Direct’ as part of their name be it Kitchens, Bathrooms, Plants or whatever ... I don’t know if anyone had had good experiences with Blooming Direct but if I wanted a banana tree I’d go to a tropical plant specialist ... in my experience you usually get what you pay for in this world. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • I ordered some cheap hanging basket plug plants from them in May and they were ok, but not as healthy as the plug plants I ordered from Sarah Raven and Hayloft. I agree with Dovefromabove, you get what you pay for and with mail order plants that has definitely been my experience (with the exception of the secret gardening club which is cheap and usually good quality)!
  • gjautosgjautos Posts: 395
    Thanks both. I will give it a miss i think, they have very mixed reviews on the internet. So I'll go elsewhere.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,826
    Try  .... they're brilliant.

    I have no connection with them except as a satisfied customer. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • gjautosgjautos Posts: 395
    Thanks dovefromabove. Appreciated.
  • I ordered a lemon and orange tree from Blooming Direct. The orange is flourishing but the lemon is dead. It was 44 days since delivery so they refused to do anything. And they have a guarantee that they will replace any hardy plant if it fails. But even though their own description said “winter hardy to -5c” they said it wasn’t hardy. Really bad customer service in my view. Will never shop there again.
  • Can someone please tell me if blooming direct are still in business . Every time I put their details into google it sends me to you garden website 
    thanks in advance 
  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    Not sure about Blooming direct but ordered from yougarden this year and been pleased with my plants.
  • gjautosgjautos Posts: 395
    I didn't use blooming direct. However I have used you garden, I suspect they are the same company. You garden have given me good service and decent plants so far.
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