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  • TomCranhamTomCranham Posts: 139
    Redwing says:
    TomCranham says:

    Very disappointed with my plants from the Beth Chatto online shop :( won't be ordering from them again

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    That is sad to read as their plants are on the expensive side.  I went there a couple of years ago and bought a few plants.  Most have done well, apart from one.

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     Yup, they were poorly packaged too. I think i'll be sticking to the few nurseries that i know give a great service and my local garden centre.

  • Diana136Diana136 Posts: 2

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,008

    I've never had a problem with Hayloft ; their plant quality and backup a seem second to none .

  • sooty5sooty5 Posts: 107

    I am still waiting for plants to arrive from Hayloft that i ordered in May .They have moved the delivery dates three times now , once without notifying me of change of date. Worried that when they finally come they won't have enough growing time to grow big enough to survive winter . 

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,008

    Wow! I'm surprised at thatimage

  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,038

    Another recommendation - Ballyrobert plants. Ordered from their Ebay shop... couldn't be happier with the service and the plants themselves.

  • Buzzy2Buzzy2 Posts: 135
    WillDB says:

    Another recommendation - Ballyrobert plants. Ordered from their Ebay shop... couldn't be happier with the service and the plants themselves.

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     If you order from their nursery, I think the postage is £4.99 for as any size order!

    check first though! to make sure.

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  • JIMMMYJIMMMY Posts: 241

    The Telegraph and other newspaper so called offers are from the usual shady operators who would appear to send out their rubbish and other substandard plants!

    Would never order through any newspaper again!

    Once I ordered plants (£100.00 worth) and "when they eventually arrived" they were from Crocus, slime balls in stead of plants all off them.

    Had a terrible job convincing them the plants were rubbish, they eventually replaced some, with the same sort of rubbish.

    I eventually got most of my money refunded, it came in dribs and drabs, in the end I gave up as abad job and put it down to experience!

    Would agree Ballyrobert  and Hayloft are worth a look, as for some of the so called big boys Grrrrr!

  • I don't think I had ever previously completed a review/feedback for anything bought online but I did for the last supplier I bought from, being absolutely delighted after a few bitterly disappointing online plant purchases.

    The company is Long Acre Plants.  Confusingly, they seem to have two web sites, one specialising in plants for shady places.  However, I had bought a fairly large number of perennials in 2L pots at £4 each.  For the price, I expected smallish plants recently potted up to 2L but no, they were big, 'full', healthy plants with equally good size root balls.  They were used to plant up a whole new border in early spring this year; every single one of them has romped away and I cannot believe how mature it all looks already. 

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