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Packaging and Delivery

packing boxes

How we pack and deliver your plants

For more information about delivery costs and times see Delivery Information
recycling boxes used for packing
From our nursery safely to your door
Smaller orders are dispatched by guaranteed 24-hour service which is traceable and insured. The 24-hour service applies to working days and not weekends.
 
Smaller orders are despatched in our custom made boxes designed to minimise the amount of packaging material used while ensuring the protection of your plants.
 
It is rare for any two larger mail orders to be identical so packing individual orders which might contain a 3 metre tree as well as shrubs and herbaceous plants is a skilled business.
There is no such thing as a standard box for larger orders and part of the skill of the packer is to ensure that plants are secure and fully protected for shipment.

recycled paper used for packing
Many customers are concerned about the risks of damage in transit. Our experience is that breakages are thankfully very rare and we hope that this is in no small measure due to the experience and expertise of our packing department.

All larger orders are dispatched by overnight courier to arrive on the next working day.

Orders valued at over £320.00 or containing specimen sized plants are now normally sent on pallets.  These pallets are quicker and easier to despatch with less packing materials and more protection for your plant.

During the course of one year we will despatch separate orders to well over 20 different countries.
recycle logo Recycling We try when ever possible to use recycled materials for our packing. This includes the boxes, shredded material and wrapping paper.
Julie collecting plants from the Nursery
Julie - Despatch co-ordinator orders under £90
Louise - Packing and Lifting
Louise - Despatch co-ordinator orders over £90
The Packing Shed Crew
The Packing Shed Crew
Julie collecting plants from the Nursery
Collecting Plants
Deliveries on pallets
Large order on pallet
Collecting Parcels
The Packing Shed Crew
Packing Shed
The Packing Shed
Packing Shed
The Packing Shed
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1. Plants of varying sizes ready to be packed
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2. Pots protected in plastic to prevent soggy boxes, and plants tied up to protect branches & shoots, foliage, flower heads from damage.
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3. Plants in large cardboard box, needing some top protection.
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4. Protecting the plant tops with brown paper, and tying down to ensure minimal movement during transit.
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5. Taping up box to ensure easy transportation.
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6. Delivery ready to go.
1. Staking and tying of plants for protection.
1. Staking and tying of plants for protection.
2. Bagging of plant
2. Bagging of plant to hold moisture, this also keeps
packing material dry & strong.
3. We use strong brown paper to wrap
3. We use strong brown paper to wrap. The package is then secured with string.
4. Finished parcel
4. Finished parcel complete with customer address label.
1. Customers plant prior to despatch.
1. Customers plant prior
to despatch.
2. Bagging of plant
2. Bagging of plant to prevent water loss, this also keeps packing material dry & strong.
3. Staking of plant
3. Staking of plant to add strength to parcel.
4. Adding protective shredded paper
4. Adding protective shredded paper to bottom and sides of box.
5. Plant posistioned into parcel
5. Plant posistioned into parcel, also additional shredded paper added.
6. Box is then sealed using our parcel tape.
6. Box is then sealed using our parcel tape.
7. Parcel is then secured
7. Parcel is then secured using strong parcel string.
8. Completed parcel
8. Completed parcel with customer address label.

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