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Best plant packaging I've ever received!

JennyJJennyJ Posts: 9,564
I've just received this package.

Now, I've bought a lot of plants online/mail order over the years, and I think this is the very best packaging I've ever seen. Not a speck of compost, a drop of water or a broken leaf in the bottom of the box, and plants all nice and moist and in good condition. Fantastic!
Praise where it's due and I hope people take this as a recommendation rather than advertising - they're from Plantagogo.

Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained


  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
    Excellent JennyJ.
    SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire
  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Posts: 1,957
    Beats the one I had the other day.  Everything upside down; soil all over; snapped stems; awful sellotape over plastic over the plants over elastic bands.....nightmare.
  • BenCottoBenCotto Posts: 4,491
    I’ll give a thumbs up to Trehane Nursery. I have just bought two blueberries growing in 5 litre pots so these are fairly substantial plants but their system of ties connecting the pot to the packaging meant not a scintilla of damage in transit. 

    If you’re looking for blueberries or cranberries consider Trehane; they’re great.
    Rutland, England
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,924
    I've had plants from many online suppliers, and I can honestly say - they've all been good. From Ballyrobert and Woottens, to the clematis growers and P. Nyssen.

    It's always harder when it's climbers because they need a much bigger support etc. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 9,564
    I've had good, bad and indifferent but this struck me as being exceptionally good so I thought it was worth posting.  Might be something to do with the carrier they used as well (it was DHL, but came in an unmarked van) but it looked as if even turning the box upside-down and shaking it wouldn't have done any damage.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,924
    Definitely can be a problem with a carrier @JennyJ. It must be a nightmare packaging a living thing, including the soil/bark etc, to make it fool proof  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • JessicaSJessicaS Posts: 817
    Beats this sorry lot I got recently from an online order! I think the couriers had used it as a football... ;)  
  • Being in N.Ireland I can't  even buy a packet of seeds  from GB.
    So I've  had to source from the ROI.
    I bought  two roses (blame  Marolena's  thread for this) and a sarcococca from Newlands outside Dublin. Pots were taped in compostable bags which stopped the soil escaping, sectioned off and packed with shredded cardboard.
    I found one small rose leaf at the bottom. I was very impressed.
    Not advertising...just honest feedback for great service.
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,399
    Receieved these from Long Acre Plants (Plants for Shade) a couple of days ago; very pleased with them all round (£6.80 not bad for 1L plants either). I would have preferred less plastic but I'll try to re-use it myself. (It's almost like a mini-greenhouse!)

  • NollieNollie Posts: 7,319
    My best packaging (and plants) ever came from the now sadly deceased Brittany Perennials. They were packed with a twisted roll of fine rabbit straw around the tops of the pots to retain the soil, pots well packed in rougher straw then sitting on a bed of biodegradable starch bobbles at the base. All compostable. Sadly the places I have to buy from now come in big green plastic fold-over trays, with bashed plants and soil everywhere.
    Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
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