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poor quality and packing
Author Name: george cowie
Advantages: absolutely none
Disadvantages: very poor quality for the money and very badly packaged. Also plants were dry and many were broken
I ordered my bedding plants as usual but this year they were a disaster. They were almost all damage by Parkers packers who did not take any care when packing the plants for posting on. The lids of the packaging had been shut in such a way that most of the plants were broken or damaged beyond repair. Worse still, the address labels had all been stuck on the BOTTOM of the package so, that when the courier was handling them, the plants were all upside down and falling out of the cells. Another problem was that the plants were all bone dry and badly wilted. Parkers say that all their plants are well watered before despatch but this was not the case with my order. The plants were of very poor quality and looked as if they had been forced under lights as the stems were very spindly and long, rather than short and thick. The ones that were not squashed could hardly stay up they were so thin. This has been a complete waste of money,(over £30), and Parkers should be ashamed at the very poor quality of plants they are sending out and charging so much for. They should look into the terrible way the plants are handled and packaged. I certainly will NEVER use, or recommend Parkers again.
Summary: Very disappointing purchase this year. Won't be buying from Parkers again