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A little pamphlet full of the most lovely, tempting pictures of plants, bulbs, shrubs etc. for sale arrived with our latest edition of GW. I know we aren't supposed to mention names so I will leave it at that. Has anyone used this company and would they recommend the products? They are offering 40 tete a tete bulbs with every order but what is their quality?



  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    GD if it's the one I'm thinking about with the free tete a tete don't touch them with a barge pole!!! If you check out The Mail the site looks amazingly similar but instead of a free gift you get free P&P. They're much better to deal with and go to the bother of delivering to the right house.

    That other crowd more or less called me a liar and said the delivery had been left in my porch. I don't have a porch! Over £80 worth of goods were liberally distributed up to three miles away and left in people's sheds without notification... They'd been there months when they were found and were in mush! Disaster!

    They didn't give a toot! Never again! An expensive lesson.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,053

    I've never ordered bulbs online , or via a catalogue. I'd much prefer to see them , and feel them before buying.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,894

    If you're buying bulbs online, I can really recommend this firm 

    Good quality bulbs, properly packaged and delivered when they promise they will be. image

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

  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,716

    Just to be contrary [ I usually am ], I like them for bulbs, but would not go near them for live [ not always in their case ] plants.

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • a1154a1154 Posts: 1,058

    Dunno who you are talking about as i havet seen ad.  I always buy bulbs online and use gee tee and think they are brilliant. 

    Last edited: 21 August 2016 13:17:54

  • Thank you all for your most varied replies - I am still in a quandary as to order or not.  I will have a good think. Unfortunately we don't get the fantastic bargains that mainland (yes you lot in the U.K. get) as postage and delivery charges are always piled up on us here and we don't have all the supermarket chains and garden stores either.  Not that I am criticizing our garden centres - they are generally good and need to cover their costs too as they aren't able to sell in such bulk with just a 60,000 population over here.

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    Same here GD. You'd think to see the P&P we were living with Pat in Australia!!! Or the dreaded...does not post to Northern Ireland. Why the h**l not? We have postmen!!! Don't start me! image

  • AWBAWB Posts: 421

    Went online today to buy some bulbs from the RHS, a big order over £150. P&P 4.95 but then said order would not be shipped until all bulbs available but could pay extra P&P and have them shipped when they became available.

    They also said elsewhere plant as soon as received, no order placed.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,053

    pp, When I went to college in Kent I was living in Scotland and was classed as an " overseas student", I asked to point out which sea had to be crossed to get from Scotland to England.

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