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The Canny Gardener

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 17:55


They're Petunia Summer Classic, I ordered 60 medium plugs to go into flower pouches which hang on a timber framework I built at the front of the house.

The unsightly council bins sit behind the frame, so you can't see them from the street! Flower pouches up the sides and across the top, and a Jasmine growing up some trellis in the middle.

It looks nice when the summer weather is kind, but didn't really reach its full potential last year, with all the rain and all.

Fingers crossed for this year!

The Canny Gardener

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 17:27

Latest update on the situation:-

Following an exchange of emails, I have now been promised a replacement for the damaged plants.

From the next available batch, week commencing 13/05.

Jeez, I hope they're fast growing!

Many thanks to everyone who commented re. my problem.

The Canny Gardener

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 16:53

Thankyou Verdun and Lilylouise for your comments.

I have spoken to someone at Canny Gardener this afternoon, the response was that they were very apologetic about the damage, and would I contact them at some future date and let them know how many of the plants failed to survive, and they would then consider replacement or reimbursement!

The more I deal with them the less impressed I become. They do not seem to appreciate that they are not selling inanimate objects but living plants, with a very short window of opportunity to plant up for the summer.

Your thoughts would be appreciated.

The Canny Gardener

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 18:11

I received an email from the Canny Gardener last Tuesday, 2nd April, telling me my plants (medium plugs) had been despatched, and to expect their arrival within 3 or 4 days. The following Monday they had still not arrived so I rang Canny Gardener, and was told that actually delivery often takes a week, and to ring tomorrow if they still didn't show.

Anyway, next day, that is today, 9th April, the postie turned up with a plastic bag which contained the remains of a polystyrene box, which in turn contained the remains of my plugs.

The box, which was fairly shattered, was held together with a couple of elastic bands, courtesy of the post office, and most of the plugs were, understandably, very much the worse for wear.

I have planted them up and we shall see how many actually make it.

Needless to say, I shall not be using them again, I will go back to the usual Jersey Plants or TM, at least they package the stuff securely.

Just so you know!

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