Do you find P&P charges excessive?
I intended buying the gardenias advertised in December’s magazine, as they’d love my acid soil, but the postage was £6.99 plus an additional surcharge of £6.00 for living in Northern Ireland! I often buy seeds and plants through mail order, for the better choice. However, whilst £4.99 postage is annoying but affordable, I think £6.99 is excessive, and £12.99 is truly ridiculous. Royal Mail deliver parcels throughout the UK for exactly the same price, but the surcharges charged by nurseries and/or the couriers they use have put most of their products out of my reach. I keep my eyes open for occasional offers of free postage and packing (thank you, Farmer Gracy!) but they are not always available. I’m not sure that there is a solution, I just needed to vent a bit. Sadly the gardenias will have to remain at the nursery.