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“This parrots not dead hes resting!”

Written on: 26/06/2015 by smoggy49 (1 review written)

I purchased 23 plants from the above, 17 of them were dead or close to it when delivered. As has been previously said the plants I received looked nothing like the mature plant pictured on the website. I know that this may sound naive but although I didn't expect a flourishing bush a foot high (as shown on the website), the tiny 5cm plants where a disappointment. Add to this half of the order where dead and rotting, the other half needed CPR! I rang to question this and a young girl said "they… Read Full Review

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“Tiny plants, fail to thrive”

Written on: 26/06/2015 by TuckerPatterson (1 review written)

I ordered a bunch of plants, was pretty excited. The company never told me when they were going to deliver, the delivery was split up in portions, again no info about it. When the plants arrived, they were TINY !!! and still one month later are still TINY! Unless you like midget plants that don't grow, don't order. Just really frustrated as my hopes were high, looking at beautiful pictures in the catalogue… Read Full Review

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“geranium failure”

Written on: 18/06/2015 by soMacLean414 (1 review written)

ordered lots of plants from parkers the surfinias and fuschias were good but oh dear the geraniums were not much bigger than mustard and cress!after about a week we had lost 60% that is with care reported it to Parkers who in fairness offered a refund but I opted for more plants and was assured they would be bigger but alas no they are still struggling and are very small too small to plant out and they were potted up in peat pots and fed we have a few left but all my potting up is done and… Read Full Review

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“sub standard plants”

Written on: 17/06/2015 by zuFallon214 (1 review written)

I have just purchased some Alpine Phlox which have arrived in a very sorry state. They are very small plants and some of them are so small and rotting that they will not grow. I have advised Parkers of this, but have been told to plant them and they will grow. They must think that we have no knowledge of gardening. You cannot grow rotting plants. I am waiting a response on how to return them. I will update my review on their response… Read Full Review

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“Buyer Beware”

Written on: 15/06/2015 by Morrisharry (1 review written)

Poor value even if they survive, most of them have not. Very small plants, could be described as a plug in a large pot. Shrubs are a stick in a pot about 12 inches high. The brochure and website are good but do not be fooled by pictures, what you see is not what you get. Complained but never got a reply… Read Full Review

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“A good budget source of plants”

Written on: 14/06/2015 by Allyson364 (1 review written)

I am stocking a new garden, so I went to Parkers to pre-order bulbs for Autumn planting. I've been buying bulbs from Parkers for years so I know they are very reliable. I also ordered a shrub (Chaenomeles, pot-grown) and three perennials (Veronica, pot-grown) at full price. The shrub was as I expected - a 9cm pot with a healthy young plant, attached to a cane appropriate to the length of the longest shoot. The perennials were in 7cm pots in a plastic pack to protect the foliage. They were… Read Full Review

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“Dreadful”

Written on: 13/06/2015 by Mason222 (1 review written)

Recently spent 70 pounds on some bedding plants and shrubs and quality and size is appalling. Half the shrubs as good as dead and tiny bedding plants not fit for purpose. Do not waste your money… Read Full Review

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“Withering and dying”

Written on: 10/06/2015 by JacquelineChoate193 (1 review written)

Some of my order arrived today. My local garden centre sells bigger plants for a fraction of the cost. Free bulbs look dead, planted them to see if they will grow. 3 ferns arrived all extremely tiny and very very poor condition. Do not waste your time or your money - well over priced !!! Package also left on doorstep… Read Full Review

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“Very poor quality ”

Written on: 04/06/2015 by Glen22 (1 review written)

I ordered a selection of plants and shrubs, they arrived in a poor state and I was extremely unhappy with the quality of the plants, it would have been cheaper for me to buy them locally as the price I paid was high for the goods received, some of the small withered shrubs looks as if they will not thrive I won't be using this service again. I only wish I had read some of the reviews before wasting my money… Read Full Review

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“poor quality and service”

Written on: 29/05/2015 by greenfingersandtoes (1 review written)

I ordered a significant amount of plants, they arrived and most were in poor condition, I followed the planting instructions but as an experienced Gardner I had little hope for some, my fears were true and after two and a half months the poor quality ones have no signs of life despite my nurturing. i contacted J parker explaining that the ones that arrived in poor quality had no life still after 10 weeks, I WAS ADVISED TO WAIT. I AM NOT STUPID EVEN DEVINE INTERVENTION WILL NOT REVIVE THESE… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Never had a problem”

Written on: 27/05/2015 by annawilkinson2302 (1 review written)

I have been ordering from Parkers for years with the result that my garden is full of their plants. I have never had a problem; They send out the plants when appropriate and usually they are very healthy. I find it better to pot on the perennials on receipt, with the result that in about a month I have nice big plants. They are also very good value, especially when you compare them with other mail order companies, some of whom are outrageously expensive (and I do mean Crocus). Sorry but I… Read Full Review

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“DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY”

Written on: 22/05/2015 by Daviesas199 (1 review written)

I ORDERED SOME PLUG PLANTS PLUS SOME CASCADING BEGONIAS. THE CAT SHOO PLUGS ARRIVED IN A DISINTEGRATED STATE - NOT PACKAGED SECURELY ENOUGH AND USELESS. I COMPLAINED AND WAS PROMISED A REPLACEMENT. THE REPLACEMENTS ARRIVED YESTERDAY AND LOOKED TO BE IN TACT THIS TIME BUT ON TOUCHING ANY OF THE PLUGS TO PLANT UP THEY DISINTEGRATED IN MY HAND LEAVING ME WITH A STEM WITH NO LEAVES ATTACHED. I SHALL BE COMPLAINING DIRECT TO THEM BU I DO WISH I HAD READ THESE REVIEWS BEFORE PLACING THE ORDER. I… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“healthy, great price, good service”

Written on: 21/05/2015 by AubreeLane (1 review written)

after reading a few reviews on here I was nearly put off buying from jparkers but that is not justified. The price is what made me order anyway as 3 times cheaper than elsewhere for what i wanted. Yes delivery took 2 weeks but expected. The plants were a decent size and healthy. I think most of these bad reviews are due to the fact that they seem to only post trees certain times of the year so you could end up waiting several months but their website seems to be better now and more specific… Read Full Review

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Written on: 27/05/2015

I thoroughly agree with your review. I have a garden full of Parker's plants and as I tend to pot on perennials when I get them, they all do well. You can't just bung them in the ground and expect them to flourish. Also, they are terrific value for money. Have you seen the prices at Crocus?

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“Not with a barge pole!!!”

Written on: 21/05/2015 by Paynemu466 (1 review written)

The plants arrived dry, limp and with the appearance of frost damage. Complaints were treated with a cavalier disdain, with the implication that the complaint was a lie! These people are a disgrace, rude, a waste of money, and refuse to accept any responsibility for their actions. Only buy from them if you collect dead plants. … Read Full Review

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“Multiple Quality Issues”

Written on: 21/05/2015 by Kaylenx415 (1 review written)

I accept that I may lose the occasional plant when ordering through the post, but recently I have received a euphorbia costing £8 that was little more than a rotting stick; a bare rooted echinacea that has never sprouted leaves; tiny aquilegia half of which have not taken and fuchsia that I am having to nurse. Two thirds of penstemon did not arrive in good condition and have not taken successfully. Plants have been smaller and younger than expected and I've always potted them on arrival to… Read Full Review

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“Appalling quality”

Written on: 16/05/2015 by sewling (1 review written)

All of the plug plants I have ordered from J Parker have arrived in an appalling condition. The company appear to be crushing the plants into packaging that is far to small. The first order I recieved were rotten, just a mass of green slime. These were replaced, but I still lost 15 plants out of 30 Zinnia, 2 out of 6 snapdragons and 2 out of 6 Lavitaria. I've never experienced such dreadful examples of plants through the post before. I will not be buying from J Parker again - a complete waste… Read Full Review

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“Appalling delivery times”

Written on: 25/04/2015

We placed an order on 11 April, and today is 25 April and no sign of anything other than the 'processing' tag on their tracking system. I phoned them a couple of days ago and just got a strange conversation with someone saying that the despatch time was due to the speed. I explained that it was the speed that I was concerned about, and we went round the loop again with the guy again telling me it was due to the speed. I was put onto someone else who said that with plants it takes a long while… Read Full Review

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“Awful plants and service!”

Written on: 23/04/2015 by iwAndrews467 (1 review written)

Plants arrived in a timely manner, however that is the only positive. Not in good condition, nor did they resemble anything like advertised. Smaller, VERY few leaves, terrible condition. Some resembled a few twigs. I have previously used mail order although a different company, for plants and been pleased. I sent an email with photo of plants requesting a timely response. It is now 4 days and have heard nothing. Customer service non existent… Read Full Review

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“plants all seem to be healthy. even after ive...”

Written on: 22/04/2015 by Youngud397 (1 review written)

plants all seem to be healthy. even after ive neglected them for too long. delivery didn't take too long either… Read Full Review

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“Plug plants”

Written on: 22/04/2015 by JordenSchroeder (1 review written)

My order of £28 for plug plants, which included some free plug plants took 2 weeks to arrive, which was OK for me. The free plants were healthy, but the plants that I ordered are pale thin,floppy shoots or in the case of 10, just soil and root, I think they may be dead. I have tried to contact J parkers by email. I have sent pictures of the plants I received, and a copy of the picture from their web site, which advertises the plug plants, this looks nothing like my order. It's two days and I… Read Full Review

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