Posted: 20/03/2013 at 15:21
Hi Blairs, I do not EXPECT the plants to be large, or match the pictures taken in summer(as you informed us complainers) but surely £12.00p warrants the 7cm square pot to contain a common, easy growing plant, to contain a reasonable SIZE and HEALTHY plant . Not a scraggly one with ONE shoot and half a leaf. Crocus is expensive but at least their plants match the price and EXCELLENT customer service.
Is that too much to ask?
I agree with healthy and I find a lot of websites never tell you what size to expect - J Parkers, T&M and Van Meuwen rarely if at all do - they tell you the size the plant might become when mature! But at this time of year you are going to get a scraggly shoot in a tiny multi-cell. They are grown in vast greenhouses, shipped to the Channel Islands then posted back to the UK to avoid VAT...naughty naughty but legal. It does mean that you get a lot of plants for your money, you just need to know what you are getting which is my gripe with such companies.