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  • Reliable company
  • Easy to navigate around website
  • Plant descriptions may be overblown
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      06.03.2015 20:26
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      Advantages

      • "Wide range of plants available"
      • "Reliable company"
      • "Great website"

      Disadvantages

      • "Plant descriptions may be overblown"

      Great Online Store For Keen Gardeners!

      I first discovered this company through a mailing catalogue which I received at home but they also have a website which is probably more convenient for many customers. The online portal is also a brilliant port of call for all gardening enthusiasts.

      The company sell mainly outdoor plants including bedding flowers, trees and shrubs. They also sell fruit and vegetable seeds, planting containers and special purchases such as planted baskets for occasions like Mother's Day etc. They also have a small selection of random gifts, pet items, wild bird foods and seasonal items.

      As well as the online shop the website also features a helpful blog aimed at those with green fingers, a gardening calender which helps you to know when to plant or prune and more, a video library with information on how to do various gardening tasks, gardening advice from experts and information pages about specific plants. Overall it's a brilliant hub of useful, educational information.

      I have ordered a few times from this company. They deliver quickly and the plants arrive wrapped in protective wrapping. The quality of the plants is mostly good but sometimes I feel the company's description of the plants they are selling is a little overblown and what you actually receive is acceptable but not as you expected due to the description.

      I bought a fruit tree from the firm which was described as being ready to bear fruit within 12 months. It was little more than a twig with three leaves when it arrived and the promise of fruit did not transpire and never had any chance of doing so given how far the tree was pruned back. However, the tree itself is healthy and beautiful and the care instructions provided with the tree were very thorough. I have also bought many bedding plants including primulas and similar small flowers all of which have been at the right stage of blooming to look amazing in my border. I have also bought plants in baskets from this company which are planted with a pretty palette of colours and textures and which look stunning.

      This company is trustworthy and has never let me down in delivering an order. They also have a free delivery service which makes ordering very attractive as it keeps the price down. They do have a guarantee that you'll be happy or they will replace or refund, but I've been happy with all of my purchases,even my fruit tree despite the fact it didn't bear fruit in the time they promised!

      I would recommend this company to any keen gardeners who are looking for a reliable company who have a wide range of plants, seeds and more to offer.

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      05.01.2015 19:31
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      Advantages

      • "Perfect for anyone interested in gardening"
      • "Items arrive well packaged and safe"
      • "Easy to navigate around website"
      • "Excellent fast shipping"
      • " great spring discounts"
      • "Well priced items"
      • "Appropriately designed website"
      • "Wide selection of gardening products"

      Disadvantages

      Wide selection of products and informative descriptions - great for inexperienced gardeners!

      Although I'm not an active gardener I first visited this site when looking for some spring seeds to plant in our garden when we moved into our new home. I was new to gardening and not very sure what I was looking for or what was best suitable, but this site made the whole experience very enjoyable and I learnt a lot from it.

      The website was very appropriately designed, very friendly and efficient and I was amused that the basket was referred to as the 'wheelbarrow.'

      There was such a huge range of items, from shrubs and trees to fruit and veg seeds. Fertilisers and snail control were also easy to locate. They were very carefully labelled out and the website was very easy to navigate around with informative descriptions and additional help optoons. I instantly found what was most suitable for my garden and ordered with no issues.

      The items were well priced and had some great spring deals and discounts on at the time. The shipping was reasonably priced and arrived very quickly, the items were also packaged securely and had no damage on arrival. I didn't use the customer service; I had no reason to but from reading their communication policy I believe it is very friendly and easy to speak to someone.

      I was very impressed by the site and have learnt lots since ordering from it. I would recommend it to any gardeners from beginner to advanced. Very good site and very good pricing too!

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