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29/03/2013 at 22:03

Having recently been burnt by Crocus with a really abysmal quality of plants, I am now more reluctant to buy what I can't first see, online...but I'm also so tempted by sites that seem to offer all the plants I desperately want and my garden centre doesn't stock!

Has anyone had either good or bad experiences with the RHS Online Plant Shop, by any chance? Being RHS sort of gives a (possibly) false sense of security that it is problem-free...any advice very welcome

30/03/2013 at 17:51

Hi Jess In The Garden

I have never bought from RHS, exorbitantly priced !!!


Mike W

30/03/2013 at 17:57

Having been to Wisley and seen the price of plants at twice the price you can buy elsewhere of similar quality and size-tend to agree with the last statement

03/04/2013 at 14:55

Ok, thanks to both! Yes, Wisley is very dear...


03/04/2013 at 15:33

Just adding my penn'orth.  I've not bought from the RHS but a friend was very disappointed with recent purchases. 


03/04/2013 at 15:41

I think the RHS uses Crocus in any case.

03/04/2013 at 20:39

Crocus? Really?! I had a bad experience with them too Thanks all, think I'll avoid RHS then...

03/04/2013 at 20:45

Not had any problems with Crocus and they normally have a good rep. Duchy nursery is good buy is now £12 delivery!

03/04/2013 at 21:07

£12!!! What do they use- gold-plated courier vans?!!

03/04/2013 at 21:15

This quote was from a Daily Telegraph article of a few days ago:-

''The online garden centre Crocus is supplying the Waitrose online range in a
unique partnership with the supermarket, which is using the Crocus name rather
than selling a “white label” offering. Crocus also partners Next, RHS and The
Daily Telegraph online garden websites''

03/04/2013 at 21:20


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