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Exchange £5 Tesco clubcard voucher to £15 spend at Van Meuwen Garden plants
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Van Meuwen is giving you the chance to splash out on something fancy for your garden pots or beds with a £15 token code when you exchange just £5 in Clubcard vouchers. Maximum vou… Read more

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The_Emperor

AvoidDon't bother this is the worst company you will ever deal with



Have to disagree, had a few not so good plants, phoned them up new tray of 24 plants sent out for the sake of 4 not so good ones.
Everything else I ordered has bloomed lovely.
Wouldn't say they where the best company out there but not the worst,
Could you elaborate why they are the worst ??

Avoid
Don't bother this is the worst company you will ever deal with

My email from Tesco says I can use up to three vouchers per order but the Van Meuwen website only allows one per order. As I have two vouchers that means an extra £3.95 deliver charge which almost negates the enhanced boost offer. Bit of a con I think. I've asked Tesco to cancel the Van Meuwen vouchers and return my clubcard ones and I'll buy my plants somewhere else

If it's like before, can only be used on full price goods

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HantsShopper

I think you can use it on their own deals but not combine with other … I think you can use it on their own deals but not combine with other sites like Quidco and Top Cashback.



My topcashback tracked @ 11%
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Van Meuwen free p&p weekend plus £5 voucher off next order.
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Van geuwen doing free p&p some decent offers on there for anybody into gardening,also a £5 voucher off your next order so free delivery again if you do another order.Code VMWB1… Read more

What are these like? T&M were OK for seeds and that is about it. Tried Parker's for a couple of seasons and not worth the bother or lost time due to too many wrong plants sent.
Edited by: "Meathotukdeals" 12th Feb

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blue1971

Ooooooh Michael ?


It was 5am i posted it lol.

It does work once you put the code in, just tried

The code worked for me on blackberry plants. On the page I looked at it said free p&p until midnight 12th Feb.

That's odd!. When I look on my phone the home page has the 'free p&p until midnight 12th Feb' banner but no mention when I ordered on the computer. Definitely got free postage though. My goods came to £14.97 with no p&p charge.
Edited by: "spd.x.2" 11th Feb

It says Sunday 12th January
72 Perennial Plant Lucky Dip £5 + £3.95 postage Van Meuwen
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Could be a good deal? Quite small plugs - 6-8cm height inc roots but grow them on and will be a good show. Code needed: VMNS0552XZ A new lucky dip selection of stunning hardy pere… Read more

So if 72 plants suits, then this is a better deal than the Thompson & Morgan one that expired at 221 degrees! Heat from me anyway OP.

bma1445

"Please note that this offer is limited to one pack per order at this … "Please note that this offer is limited to one pack per order at this special price. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or with promotional vouchers. Hurry, offer ends midnight Wednesday 6th April or while stock lasts."Therefore it's 2 * (0.36+4.95).


That's me told

Master G

I'm not a rocket scientist, but i do recall some of the maths i learned … I'm not a rocket scientist, but i do recall some of the maths i learned at school. In those days, £5.67 was less than £8.95. 2 x 36p + £4.95 postage = £5.67.



"Please note that this offer is limited to one pack per order at this special price. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or with promotional vouchers. Hurry, offer ends midnight Wednesday 6th April or while stock lasts."

Therefore it's 2 * (0.36+4.95).

bma1445

It's also not rocket science to work out that this is cheaper than two of … It's also not rocket science to work out that this is cheaper than two of the others.


I'm not a rocket scientist, but i do recall some of the maths i learned at school. In those days, £5.67 was less than £8.95. 2 x 36p + £4.95 postage = £5.67.

Master G

It's not rocket science to work out that you order two.



It's also not rocket science to work out that this is cheaper than two of the others.
pre-planted viola basket for £6.99 delivered @ van meuwen
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For hassle-free gardening this autumn, look no further than this pre-planted hanging basket - the easiest way to winter/spring colour. This sturdy, weather-proof, hanging basket ha… Read more

Items refunded again, so small result, no baskets but nice profit!

I received mine and so did my Nan. I didn't receive any updates on my order or delivery day though.

Just checked on my delivery and found that all my order has been cancelled no reason given and no email sent, money was refunded but nothing to tell me why? Terrible customer service.

Received my hanging baskets today. The baskets were cracked - anyone else had the same experience?

Payment returned, no reason given, 2 orders.
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Van Meuwen winter bedding lucky dip £4.43 delivered with code
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Pay just 48p for 48 winter bedding plants with order code VMNS0205XZ. This is plus postage as usual, so 48 plug plants for £4.43. Offer ends tonight!

Ordered thankyou

Thanks, ordered, definitely worth a punt.

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Link takes you to an empty basket.

Cheers OP, ordered along with the 16 Allium Big Impact offer
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I'm also intrigued by the comment above about this "dreadful" company. I've used them many times with no issues. Can you be more specific?

Code does not work for me

DrJayDee86

oh god do NOT use this dreadful, dreadful company


Can you elaborate?

oh god do NOT use this dreadful, dreadful company

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Oh blimey - is everyone buying these up ?

Italian Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) WAS £19.99 each NOW £3.35 EACH! £19.94 for 6 + £3.95 del £23.89 @ Van Meuwen
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OK non-gardeners please move on! This is a great price for the archetypal Italian cypress, brings height, grace and structure to any garden, whatever the size. You can buy in small… Read more
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Got 12 of these. 12 good sized trees. Look great. excellent value.

Mangoon

I've had these before, they don't really like the English climate and … I've had these before, they don't really like the English climate and tend to broaden out too much.



Which part of England?

Watch out for this little fella.

rhs.org.uk/adv…ile?PID=492

I'm amazed the RHS haven't mentioned Italian Cypress as one of it's targets, but it does attack Italian Cypress. The country is full of Leyland Cypress hedges with large dead blotches on them and people put it down to frost or drought or all sorts of things, but they're wrong. It's almost all down to my acquaintence, the Cypress Aphid (Cinara cupressivora).

Great find, order placed

Mangoon

I've had these before, they don't really like the English climate and … I've had these before, they don't really like the English climate and tend to broaden out too much.



They'd have no chance up here in Scotland then!
48 perennials OR 9 Hardy Fuchsia with fertiliser for the price of postage £5.65 at Van Meuwen
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Hey All, You may have seen the 48 'free' (pay postage - so not totally free but thats how its described) perennials in the Sunday Express today....well I managed to find the onlin… Read more

maxiils

I think I got yo the same 50p sale at b&q and yeah I cleaned them out … I think I got yo the same 50p sale at b&q and yeah I cleaned them out also lol :). Love a bargain!!I am deeply envious of your Delphinus you have -I have way to many slugs and snails for them to grow! Scabious also!! Lovely-I always loose mine. I have very free draining soil so everything gets very dry-I NEED to get the bark I bought last year on them! Huge amount of weeding to do first! :SYour basket looks great! One thing to do now -keep it watered! That's what I forget to do.I called up about my perennial plugs are they say delivery may now? Not sure why as so e already gave theirs I believe??Oh we'll gives me more time to prepare? Yeah right! Lol



You'll have to let me know if you find any other sales at B&Q as I don't have a homebase nearby

Don't be envious of my Delphiniums, they didn't last long! I put two in the ground and they haven't came up again this year, though I put one in a pot which has came up and looks healthy. The slugs must have had them, same with the scabious, they look a bit, erm, "scabby" this year lol which is a shame as the bees absolutely loved them!

I also have tonnes of slugs, I use trial and error, if anything eats them in the ground, I'll lift it up and put them in pots, with copper tape on, it seems to stop them quite well. They go for my hostas and carnations like ice cream on a hot day!

I have heavy clay soil, which turns to rock in summer, like you I have to use bark to keep the moisture in, and I've started digging in organic matter, and compost each year which is gradually helping it. I really don't have a clue when it comes to gardening, I don't know what will grow well so I just buy anything that I like, try it in the garden, and then if it grows well I'll buy a few more the following year, which seems to be working quite well lol

Took a few photos of my Van Meuwen plants, they seem to be growing well, which is a first for me! Hope your perennials turn up soon, bit unfair that yours were postponed when you were one of the first to order!


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krato

[img]http://i.imgur.com/Tz7t7OCl.jpg?1[/img]These were the ones I got … [img]http://i.imgur.com/Tz7t7OCl.jpg?1[/img]These were the ones I got from B&Q last year, think I spent around £16. it was posted on here, (linky) 10 Months ago, so mid June I guess,. It probably changes each year though.Also made my first hanging basket today, 3 x aurea at the bottom, 9 white lobelia in the middle, 3 red gereniums, 2 white bacopas, and a couple of red petunias up top. Hope they turn out ok, the top looks a little cramped, but the sides look too sparse, I just hope the plants cover the basket. I'm thinking the White/Red theme might look a little garish once they grow, so might swap the top red out for something else.



I think I got yo the same 50p sale at b&q and yeah I cleaned them out also lol :). Love a bargain!!

I am deeply envious of your Delphinus you have -I have way to many slugs and snails for them to grow! Scabious also!! Lovely-I always loose mine. I have very free draining soil so everything gets very dry-I NEED to get the bark I bought last year on them! Huge amount of weeding to do first!

Your basket looks great! One thing to do now -keep it watered! That's what I forget to do.

I called up about my perennial plugs are they say delivery may now? Not sure why as so e already gave theirs I believe??

Oh we'll gives me more time to prepare? Yeah right! Lol

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These were the ones I got from B&Q last year, think I spent around £16. it was posted on here, (linky) 10 Months ago, so mid June I guess,. It probably changes each year though.

Also made my first hanging basket today, 3 x aurea at the bottom, 9 white lobelia in the middle, 3 red gereniums, 2 white bacopas, and a couple of red petunias up top. Hope they turn out ok, the top looks a little cramped, but the sides look too sparse, I just hope the plants cover the basket. I'm thinking the White/Red theme might look a little garish once they grow, so might swap the top red out for something else.

https://i.imgur.com/bSUfwmd.jpg

Edited by: "krato" 21st Apr 2014

maxiils

I like westland compost - mainly because Im vegetarian and they were the … I like westland compost - mainly because Im vegetarian and they were the only people to say they do not add animal by-products. Its also good soil so great choice!I managed to snag some mega bargains this weekend at homebase - you wont be pleased to hear but I got 8 medium lobilas, begonias and petunias for 50p a tray and sweet peas for £1, No idea where I am going to put them all as the garden is FULL!I hope my perennials show tomorrow - i dont know whether to be annoyed or not - they always seem to do this to me with a huge weekend stopping them coming thru!Please do keep sending the pics and updates - its good to talk to a fellow gardener especially one like me - not so good at keeping everything alive! x



I never knew most compost had animal by-products added, I'm also vegetarian so it's good to know, glad I made the right choice! I bought the westland manure last year for the roses, but had a fly infestation, which lasted all summer. Apparently when it's organic, flies can lay their eggs in the bags, and due to there being no pesticide they breed like wild fire. So I won't be using it again this year.

Well done with the bargain haul! I did a similar thing last year at B&Q, in the heat of summer, most of them were dieing off, so they decided to clear them all out, reducing them to around 50p. Grabbed quite a lot, a bit of TLC and they were all revived, and most of it has come up again this year. It was being in the right place at the right time just like you, I'd have to be extremely lucky to get them again this year, seeing as I don't go to b&q that often, but would be great if I could!

Nipped in Sainsburys today, they had 3 for 2 on bedding plant trays, verbenas, petunias, marigolds, gereniums. The mixed colour varieties had 20 in a tray at £4, so 60 plants for £8 which didn't seem too bad, can't complain at 13p each! I guess I'm anticipating the death of my Van Meuwan ones, but hopefully they will grow. I have a small greenhouse, (despite my lack of plant knowledge), mostly used as a shed, so I've cleared it out and put the plants inside it, might be a bit more at home than the spare room lol
Edited by: "krato" 21st Apr 2014

maxiils

Wow - that was lucky that they were ok! I took mine out and watered them … Wow - that was lucky that they were ok! I took mine out and watered them and they still keeled over - still not potted them up :SI was surprised at their size - if this is there new size system I approve!Did you order anything else?




Quite, it always seems to happen to me. I was given a surprise present of those frozen Russell Donald packs while i was away one christmas, and that was ok too.
I have also ordered the perennials but they have not arrived yet, I have just potted the fuchsias.
I expect the fushias to be really mini plugs.
Guardian Reader Offer - 6 Free Tomato 'Sweet Aperitif' Plants. Just Pay postage £3.00 (Save £14.98 off normal price) @ Van Meuwen
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Guardian Gardening offer via Van Meuwen. Pay just price of postage £3.00 and get 6 free 'Sweet Aperitif' tomato plants. Seems decent offer to me

Matty1255

Who cares if there was a loop hole I could get out of paying tax I would, … Who cares if there was a loop hole I could get out of paying tax I would, blame the government for not closing the holes.


Whoosh! I think you missed the point of what I said - they're not loopholes, they're a perfectly legal aspect of being in the EU! The point is the hypocrisy of the Guardian, that bleats on and on about tax avoidance by Amazon et al, yet is guilty of the self same avoidance in its own finances.

Ajibee

Couldn't possibly participate in an offer from a newspaper that dodges … Couldn't possibly participate in an offer from a newspaper that dodges its fair share of taxes, using offshore trusts etc., then bleats sanctimoniously about Starbucks, Amazon and Google (though strangely, not Apple) legally using the Guardian's beloved EU's tax laws to their advantage!



Who cares if there was a loop hole I could get out of paying tax I would, blame the government for not closing the holes.

delivered by the end of may, you could grow your own quicker

Couldn't possibly participate in an offer from a newspaper that dodges its fair share of taxes, using offshore trusts etc., then bleats sanctimoniously about Starbucks, Amazon and Google (though strangely, not Apple) legally using the Guardian's beloved EU's tax laws to their advantage!

Thanks ordered
Spectacular Perennials Collection, 72 plug plants £13.94 delivered SAVE £61.89 @ Van Meuwen
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Just seen this on their website, cheapest I've seen in other places is about £17 + postage, I've currently got 72 on the go from an earlier offer on another site. They come as sma… Read more

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Ralph888

had similar potted on out of 24 one survived, suggest these are good for … had similar potted on out of 24 one survived, suggest these are good for very green fingered people only



I'm not green fingered, still learning, but as long as you don't put them out when it's too cold they should be fine. If you have a greenhouse you're laughing.

The only problems I had were things like slugs going for some of them, and rust attacking some hollyhocks I got, but now know to be proactive in fending them off before it's too late.

had similar potted on out of 24 one survived, suggest these are good for very green fingered people only

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phishwak

This looks like a really good offer - just one thing though, it says … This looks like a really good offer - just one thing though, it says "Despatch: By end of March 2014".



Ah OK I've amended the description, they seem to grow them in batches then send them out when they're ready. The ones I got I received in about August (ordered ~June I think) so I'm looking after them till they're ready for the big wild world next Spring.

Makes sense I suppose, they can offer them that cheap so they know how many to grow.
Edited by: "Roger_Irrelevant" 11th Oct 2013

This looks like a really good offer - just one thing though, it says "Despatch: By end of March 2014".

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Nice one, 14p per plant has to be one of the bargains of the year.
FREE 200 Spring-Flowering Bulbs worth a total of £38.37 plus £5.60 P&P Van Meuwen
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You need to use extra code GUP100 at the check out. You`ll pay only £5.60 P&P. Today they are offering you the chance to claim a fantastic garden giveaway to makeover your gard… Read more

Thanks op, I've just ordered :-)

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iglimpse

Tried again with just one order, still getting same message


I would reply on this e-mail or contact Van Meuwen
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rocket2012

It`s only 1 order per household. Maybe that`s why they send you this … It`s only 1 order per household. Maybe that`s why they send you this information



Tried again with just one order, still getting same message

Great offer. That's a few christmas presents sorted.

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iglimpse

I have used 2 different cards, keeps saying there is a problem with my … I have used 2 different cards, keeps saying there is a problem with my payment. Tried several times ? They are overloaded with orders?


It`s only 1 order per household. Maybe that`s why they send you this information
32 Orange Blend Tulips & a Strawberry Planter or Grow Pouch £6.89 delivered for both @ Van Meuwen
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These look like beautiful tulips & both items together have a retail value of £35 on Van Meuwen , but get both for £6.98 inc delivery by using code ; VMNE67Z Just add the tuli… Read more

Keeps trying to charge me £11:98 cold for me.

you might wait a while for order. We ordered fruit trees last October and were told they were despatched in March...they weren't. When complained were told it would be November! Over a year later

Inverbreakie

Got to checkout with correct price of £6.89 and after entering credit … Got to checkout with correct price of £6.89 and after entering credit card details, the website dumped everything. Don't know whether order has gone through or not. (No confirmation email as yet). Poor service!



Same thing happened to me but got email confirmation the instant I got an error message so order went through. Thanks op.

ordered thanks!

Got to checkout with correct price of £6.89 and after entering credit card details, the website dumped everything. Don't know whether order has gone through or not. (No confirmation email as yet). Poor service!
Van Meuwen 1p +p&p Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata' £3.96 delivered
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Van meuwen are doing there 1p deal again for a Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata' Hardy Shrub add it to the basket and it will be 1p if not add code: VMNS37Z in the order code box. Thi… Read more

Worth taking cuttings from these, once you have them, as they're not as long lived as most other shrubs - expect 10 years or so, sometimes less.

An 8cm pot suggests it's practically a seedling. For a few quid more (probably £7.99 to £9.99) you could get a bush in a 2L pot or larger at an independent nursery.

If there is a way to get lower or free postage then it's an excellent deal but with the postage cost it's not so hot.

Best smelling flower in the world, yet I have never seen one in the UK

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Pateo

looks good deal except only in an 8cm pot must quite small shrub or … looks good deal except only in an 8cm pot must quite small shrub or should i say shrublet !



It should grow to a height and spread of 150cm

looks good deal except only in an 8cm pot must quite small shrub or should i say shrublet !
Edited by: "Pateo" 8th Aug 2013
'Free' BBQ Tool Kit at Van Meuwen (Pay £4.30 P&P)
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The set includes quality stainless steel tools with long wooden handles which are securely wrapped up in a specially designed carry case. You will receive a fork, pair of tongs, tw… Read more

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Arrived today.

Great product....excellent value....super service....fantastic company!

I'm sorry for those who missed out due to some ill-informed comments!

(ps....I'm NOT Mr Meuwen by the way!)

Nothing but trouble with this company and their incessant emails despite unsubscribing!

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Not sure why?

Here's my confirmation....

Item information

Product Dispatch Date Cost Qty Total
FREE* BBQ Tool Kit for every reader worth �16.99 Within 28 Days £4.30 1 £4.30



P&P: £0.00
GRAND TOTAL: £4.30


Try the link from here....

vanmeuwen.com/bbq
Edited by: "LesD" 5th Aug 2013

Just tried it, read all
The Ts n Cs, all looked ok, it says free with a * after the word free just pay £4.30 but like you guys as soon as I go to checkout wham, it adds on the £3.95 total con.

It's a con adds on £3.95 extra for pp so ends up £8.25 don't buy vote cold
4 Sweet sensation strawberry plants 1p plus £3.95 delivery with order code VMNS27Z
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Another cheap Van Meuwen deal. 4 strawberry plants, were £9.99, were £3.99 now 1p plus £3.95 postage with order code VMNS27Z. Bargain, here's the blurb One of the sweetest strawb… Read more

withnail1969

they're not a very good company … they're not a very good company unfortunatelyhttp://www.reviewcentre.com/reviews250186.html



First time I have used them this year and definitely the last!

The worst Customer Service and plants imaginable - save your postage and buy dead plants from B&Q they will be better than the stuff these people send (if they arrive)

Voted cold because its a rip off not a deal

Just for everyone's information, Van Meuwen and Vernon's Geraniums are both owned by T&M.

withnail1969

they're not a very good company … they're not a very good company unfortunatelyhttp://www.reviewcentre.com/reviews250186.html

Have to say that, over the many years that I've dealt with them, they've been as good as gold. The only thing that has "gone wrong" with my orders is that they have been delayed due to the idiosyncracies of our weather. Everything has always arrived, I've always had the relevant emails from them and when they've had to substitute (rarely), the substitutions have been value for the money that I spent on the original order and are accompanied by a £5 voucher.

The one thing that REALLY annoys me and it applies to ALL of the major mail-order plant sellers is offers like this...

...spend a penny and get X, Y or Z for just the cost of the delivery. Yeah right, order something else at the same time and, unless your order qualifies for free delivery you will pay a second delivery charge. Even when you do qualify for free delivery, you still have to pay that spend a penny delivery charge of £3.95 or £4.95 or whatever.

It's about time that this method of marketing was banned as there is no way that you can get the plants on offer for 1p or free. Companies should be forced to state that, using these strawberry plants as an example, their deal costs £3.96.

Wonder what the OFT's reaction would be to one of the major electrical chains or stores listing a special offer on a fridge freezer as - get this fridge freezer for just £1, just pay the delivery charge of £298.99?
24 FREE* Lavender plants worth £23.96, now £4.30 @ Van Meuwen (Plants Direct)
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Just pay £4.30 postage, Guardian Van Meuwen offer
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http://www.reviewcentre.com/reviews250186.html

...steer clear of this company if you can. Still not received an item after placing the order on 12th May. Quick to take your money, item doesn't turn up when stated, do not reply to emails and very very poor attitude on the telephone. I've asked for a refund, doubt I'll get it but if I do I'll use the money on lottery tickets as you have more chance of success with them!

Tiny plants - I over wintered and they are now reasonably sized. Worth £4, nothing more

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I've received them. Waste of time....

nickster78

Tiny plugs

...and what part of your anatomy are were alluding to now??

Tiny plugs
Heuchera 'Little Cuties' only £4.96 + p&p - £30 off from Van Meuwen
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As per title, these are little plants, you need to use code VMNS26Z to get this price postage is £3.95

I saw lavender post tonight from same company, same type of deal, heat added as its still a good price

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This is double post. I thought I saw it already
Heuchera 'Little Cuties Collection' £4.96 @ Van Meuwen (Plants Direct)
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Van Meuwen. £8.91 with P&P. Just received the email. Valid till midnight. Heucheras are such versatile plants - they add great all-year-round interest to patio containers and g… Read more
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Where to begin...

...first up, not all plants are ready for shipping immediately they are paid for - Mother Nature (or the grower) is not able to work like that. This means that most plants are sold with an **expected** delivery date listed. This too is frequently messed up by the weather. For example, the growing schedule has, in many cases been delayed by around a month this year and so stuff that should have arrived by the end of May is frequently arriving now or in the next few weeks. Believe me, the growers hate this - for a whole bunch of reasons I shan't go into. No, I am not in the Trade, I'm just a keen gardener that has several decades of gardening under his fingernails.

In my experience, plants do arrive, even if they don't arrive when we might like. This is not the growers trying to annoy us, just, as suggested, Mother Nature messing us about.

As to the price of these plugs, they are actually reasonably cheap for several reasons, the weather being a major one.

On the face of it, these plugs do look expensive but they are not.

They are a new development in the Heuchera family and were introduced this year at the Chelsea Flower Show. Being a new variation, there is a licence fee to be paid to the patent holder for each plant sold. The fee paid is not huge but it is a consideration.

Supply and demand is also a large factor because these are new this year and so the market is not drowning in them. The patent holder will also want to make sure that the plants continue to run true as the number of plants increases and so licences to grow will likely have a restriction on the number of plants.

Even eBay has only one remaining example listed and that costs *per plug* £4.85 plus postage. It's item 231000422158 if anyone wants a look.

Just my view on things and as close to the truth as I can make it.
Edited by: "cibarious" 16th Jun 2013

More than £2.20 each and they're only a plug plant. Seems expensive to me

My magnolia is flowering with 3 beautiful flowers yup, I have waited ages for any of the offers from them/Thompson & Morgan to arrive. I suppose as a gardener patience has to be developed . . . . . .certainly with these peeps it does!

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Tinca
Last time I've ordered Magnolia tree from them, and yes, you're right. I was waiting 2 weeks to be delivered but it arrived....And in a Garden centers they are very expensive.

Great deal if you get the goods delivered - add p&p and then sit back and wait for them, and wait, and wait ...................

email customer services and sit back and wait and wait, and wait ...................

I'll give this a miss and go to the garden centre and buy one which I know I can plant!

voted cold as the chances are you will not receive them so you are paying for nothing - no deal just a rip off!