Posted: 18/02/2015 at 22:59
The plugs on offer now are raised in heated GH's under artificial light which inevitably gives you relatively weak plants with small root systems, and weak top growth, which when delivered need the same conditions as they have been grown in to thrive. As most of us can't afford to provide these conditions, these plants will take longer to establish and longer to grow decent root systems, that's if they survive the shock of being bunged in the post and not hardened off properly, which many don't. JParkers are one of the worst offenders when it comes to this practice, and you take a gamble when you order. I'd never recommend taking them up on this offer.
If they started to raise these plants in September the previous year then it would be worth it, but they don't start till December.
Their bulbs are very good value for money, but not the plug perennials.