Posted: 24/03/2016 at 20:04
It can be a lottery Roy. I'm lucky that I have a very good nursery not too far away from me where I generally buy my plants. They supply most of the big outlets in Scotland and farther afield. I therefore know how the plants are produced, grown and kept which is important to me. They're not imports from abroad like many of the DIY and bargain stores use, so there's less chance of disease etc, and I'm also supporting my own country's industry which is a big plus factor
We do have a thread which has recommendations from forum members, so I'll see if I can find it and bump it for you.
If you bought the plants from a reputable supplier though - it's worth contacting them. Take some pix and email them and usually they will sort it out for you by refund or replacement. There's always a chance that plants can be damaged no matter how much care is taken, and good companies will always strive to look after their customers