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 2 litre pots, sometimes smaller for the miniature or very new varieties. We do not send plugs. All of our ferns are likewise out of 2 litre pots.

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 only UPS on a next day delivery service. We spend a lot of time carefully ,making sure that the plants do not move in transit and arrive safely and securely

We have sent plants 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.