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10/12/2012 at 18:08

Hi all

Just wondering has anybody sent bare roots by post?

How have you sent them?

What sort of packaging have you used?

Or have you sent any plants by post?

10/12/2012 at 18:34

I haven't sent them but I've received a lot. Bit of compost, slightly damp with the  roots in a plastic bag, secured with a rubber band, any top growth outside of the bag. Never had any problems.

10/12/2012 at 18:55

Nice idea with the rubber band to stop the dirt coming out

I only tried to send small rooted cuttings in a small pot in a bit of cardboard and where they had not rooted enough the dirt came out in the post ladies bag as she commented to the person I was sending plants to.

10/12/2012 at 19:50
Hiya, yes I send bare roots by post sometimes. Polythene bag with just a little damp compost...in winter I don't include compost.....and the whole of the plant inside. You can Sellotape bag over. All in a jiffy bag. Rooted cuttings are bit different but for bare roots this is just fine.
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