Royal Horticultural Society
Gold Medals

What We Send

Our mail order team are always at pains to pack plants carefully so they arrive in the best condition. We take off most of the soil, gently wrap the roots to keep the moisture in and then enclose in good quality newspaper, each plant clearly labelled.

Most hostas are from 1 litre pots, sometimes smaller for the miniature or very new varieties. We do not send plugs.

Some hostas we keep in the cooler and send out with no apparent growth, even when hostas in the garden are in full leaf. These will soon come into fresh, new leaf when planted out. In warm weather, a couple of weeks should be long enough to see growth occurring.

Plants are dispatched Monday through to Thursday. In order to maintain freshness of plants, we do not ship on Fridays, thus avoiding potential delays over the weekend. Parcels are dispatched using Royal Mail, Whistl or Parcel Force.

We have sent hostas all over the world in this way for over 20 years and it works very well.

If you wish to send plants as a present, we are, of course, happy to send the parcel directly to another address for you.