Trade

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

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

Prices for x 3 and x 10 plants are generally shown on the main listings and all prices 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 7% and 10% respectively.  For orders valued at £250.00 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. We don’t show our whole stock quantity on the website, so if you don’t see enough of what you want, please ask, we usually have it. 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 by next day courier for £8.50. 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 packed and delivered to your door.

We offer very competitive discounts for full boxes of potted plants for larger schemes, these can be found below. P9 pots will be in x 24 and 1 litre pots in x 15 for these full box deals. Individual varieties can be mixed in multiples of three to qualify for the discount levels. There are also deals for larger purchases of 3 litre potted water lilies. These prices include the cost of delivery.

Please see our TRADE DISCOUNTS ALLOWABLE document for further information.

The best deals will always be for collection from the nursery, since the cost of packing and transport is now a major slice of the total price. Retail prices for plants collected from the nursery are shown on the Contact page and displayed at the nursery and are considerably lower than mail order prices for potted plants.

We don’t have a formal trade account system; the first few orders will be on a cash with order basis, but once we get to know you we are more relaxed about invoicing for prompt payment after the date of delivery, by which we mean within 14 days please.

We 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.

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. I can send direct to your customer if you wish. I am authorised to issue plant passports under the number 129111.  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

Mrs PT 12.03.19

Hi David

Primulas arrived safely this morning and look to be fine, healthy plants.
Thank you.

Mr & Mrs PB 17.05.19

Good Afternoon

Just to let you know plants have arrived safely and look lovely. Now planted and enjoying a light drizzle on Dartmoor.

Mrs EL 02.03.19

Dear David,
Thank you for your email. All the plants arrived very well packed and all look healthy.

Mr SC 15.05.19

Good evening

The Firecrest water lilly arrived safely and we are pleased with the speed of delivery and the quality of the plant.

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