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I AM PLEASED TO OFFER DISCOUNTED PRICES ON LARGER QUANTITIES OF PLANTS.

I supply to Universities, National Trust and RHS in addition to many large estates and garden attractions and am often asked for prices for large planting schemes, which I am pleased to do.

Prices for x 3 and x 10 plants are generally shown on the main listings and these include VAT at the prevailing rate, currently 20%. If you are VAT registered you can reclaim this portion. These prices generally allow a discount on bare root plants of roughly 10% and 15% respectively. I generally do not apply further blanket discounts on whole orders, since the postage cap itself results in a further discount of around 10% on large orders of mostly potted plants; clearly I cannot send several hundred pounds’ worth of plants for £9.90. I offer the best price I can while maintaining my reputation for quality and service. Potted plants are discounted less, since a large part of the cost is fixed, the plant itself representing less than half the cost of 1 litre pots. In 2022 I will be launching a range of full box potted deals for many native plants commonly purchased in larger quantities for landscaping schemes, these can be found under the main plant listing. P9 pots will be in x24 and 1 litre pots in x15 orders only.

MASSIVE DISCOUNTS (That got your attention, didn’t it?!) …..are never likely to be offered. We produce high quality plants with an excellent service and as a small specialist producer our margins are very modest. We’re not like kitchen and furniture companies that first double the price and then pretend to give 50% discount. Further discounts are sometimes available at x50 and x250 levels for the more common native plants and I can offer the best prices for forward orders. I keep large stocks of the more common plants but some notice may be required for very large numbers. I can offer the best prices for big orders in late Winter/early Spring, since this is when we do most of our splitting and propagation; once plants have been divided and replanted the labour has had to be paid for regardless of how long they have been growing in their new locations. The longer notice I have, the better price I can usually offer. Rare and unusual plants are not available in large quantities and are not discounted beyond the website prices.

For orders valued at £1000.00 and above please contact me for an individual quotation without obligation. Postage and packing on large trade orders priced individually will not be charged at the rates shown on the ordering page but will be specifically quoted for. I promise that I do not make any margin on carriage of plants but just charge the actual cost of box and postage/carrier.

A suggested list of plants can normally be supplied free of charge if I am supplied with a section and plan of the planting area, photos are extremely useful too. This sort of work is necessarily done when I am not too busy with sales, so may take some time to produce.

Complete planting plans can be produced outside of our busiest period, which is March to June, and there is a charge for this, please enquire.

Breeders mixes are seed grown plants of the stated species or genus and will comprise a good variety of different colours and/or forms. They represent an economical way to plant up larger areas with an interesting variety. Lost label plants are similar and include a variety of species and hybrids from the stated genus. These latter are only generally available out of flowering season, as once they flower I can label them correctly and charge appropriately for them!

 

I regret that I am not a wholesaler and cannot offer a regular delivery service to shops and garden centres. My plants are sold on the basis that the customer is the end user and as a result I have elected not to join the Plant Passporting scheme, which is a monumental waste of time and money creating a huge amount of extra paperwork and nuisance. I therefore am not authorised to issue plant passports. However, you can order from me to send direct to your customer. I am registered with the Animal and Plant Health Authority number 129111. I am also registered with PEACH and my VAT registration number is 364158489.

Customer Reviews

What Our Customers Say

Mr J R 1st May 2020

Just to confirm that the order arrived safely this morning and I have potted it all up and it’s all in the pond already! Most of the items looked pretty good seeing as they have been in the post since Monday so I am hopeful there are no casualties. I also want to say I am really impressed by your business; you have a great website that is easy to use, excellent range of plants and choice of sizes, prices are excellent and your personal communication is fantastic.
Thanks again

Mr RT June 2016

The plants arrived safely this morning. They are very good quality and I am very pleased with them.

Mr W J – 13th January 2022

Hi David,

The plants arrived yesterday nicely packaged. The plants are great, well rooted, and ready to get going when spring arrives. Thanks again.

Kind regards

Ms S B 16th April 2020

I’ve received the delivery yesterday, well packed in perfect condition. Thank you so much for your prompt delivery in this challenging situation.

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