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Has anyone used Thomson and Morgan for shrubs? Would you recommend?

I've been looking for a number of shrubs to buy for the autumn - I can't get them locally anywhere, and none of the online nurseries I've used before have got the whole range (so I'd have to pay several delivery charges). Thomson and Morgan have got all of them, but I've never used them before. Has anyone used them? Are their plants good quality and of a good size? Thank you!


  • raisingirlraisingirl Posts: 6,449

    I have. All the ones I've had from them have survived and become healthy plants that have grown well. I got one of their bargain special 12 shrubs for a tenner type thing so rather expected them to be ropey and to lose a proportion but actually, with a little fairly inexpert TLC, they've all done well.

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  • I've used them and would not do so again. l ordered 2 strong annabelle hydrangeas from them and they were v expensive. The plants arrived in a most dreadful state, they were completely dried out and wilted and most of the branches  were damaged as the packaging was totally inadequate and had been very bashed about in transit. Not only that but they were the wrong hydrangeas. Customer service were very good and sent me replacements but I had to wait quite a few weeks. When the correct plants arrived it was several days after T&M had sent me a dispatched email. These plants were in even worse condition and the packaging was ripped and looked as though it had been sat on!  I kept the plants as they were  quite large and because I knew that with a bit of TLC they would recover, which they have and are stunners. T&M  need to keep a tighter control on their suppliers and invest in some very strong packaging which states that it contains plants, and use decent couriers that deliver within 24 hours of dispatch. I've bought other plants online and they have arrived within 24 hours and in excellent condition.  Keep looking mjd, I'm sure you will be able to source them from somewhere, the forum members will advise you on good websites to buy from if you tell us what you're after!?

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,267

    NO, NO and  NO.

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    for the fag ends of the aristocracy.

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 9,981

    I'm with punkdoc

    Seeds are usually ok ish, but plants are generally poor in my experience 

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    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,537

    I had a shrub sent as part of an offer. It was poorly packaged,looked like it had been run over, didn't survive, and I got a refund from customer services.

  • Just had 4 3 litre shrub delivered, all healthy and bushy. Now all planted in the garden. I would personally use them again. Will post some photos if you likeimage

  • Thank you - one good experience from flowerlover2 and mostly bad! I think I'll probably use Binny Plants and Burncoose - even though it means extra postage. I've used them before and both were very good. Thanks again!

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