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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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“Awful”

Written on: 21/04/2015 by MadelineKelley (1 review written)

I started ordering from Parkers many years ago back then their plants were always delivered in excellent condition and grew into beautiful plants. Over the last few years the quality of the plants have declined drastically and are awful.The plants turn up saturated with broken leaves/stems and often are already showing signs of root rot.Within a few days the majority are dead I lost over 300 plants despite all attempts to save them. Bulbs/plants turn out not to be the variety you ordered but… Read Full Review

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“I gave them bulk order”

Written on: 18/04/2015 by MalloryCaldwell360 (1 review written)

The plants and plugs arrived dead. They gave me replacement plants that did not live. Eventually I was given totally different types of plants, some of which did live. They produce a glossy brochure, which is the best thing they do! Staff were polite, but product is really poor. Out of hundreds of plants about eight struggled to survive a year… Read Full Review

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“Plants by POST ?? Really ?”

Written on: 15/04/2015

Whilst J Parker have a fantastic selection of plants, to pack them in plastic packaging and literally put postage on them is ridiculous. I use another internet plant company and whilst their range is a lot smaller, they deliver via courier and they arrive in much better condition. The J Parker ones have arrived with the leaves broken off and not looking overly healthy but only time will tell whether the overall quality of the plants is any good. I won't be using them again… Read Full Review

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“Very Poor Quality”

Written on: 31/03/2015 by BethanyWard235 (1 review written)

Will never order from here again, plants nothing more than poorly rooted cuttings with one stem, others just dead… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Great Company for Plants and Bulbs”

Written on: 13/03/2015 by WILLYaSH (1 review written)

I started to use Jparkers this season for Bulbs Tulips etc and perennials. All the plants have arrived in very good condition and Healthy, well packaged. I also purchased some for their Hedging plants Common Laurel for a Friend I am planting a Hedge for. They also arrived within a week and were very good quality. They always send free stuff also with orders over a certain amount, which is a nice touch. Postage is always £3.99 whatever you buy… Read Full Review

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“J parkers plant heaven or hell ?”

Written on: 09/03/2015 by Whitesp341 (1 review written)

I had previously ordered from another plant company but was not happy with their plants most of them did not survive the winter. I decided to try J Parkers when I came across their website, which was very informative and lots of plants shrubs and bulbs to choose from. I was a little worried about the reviews but when my order came down I was delighted with how well everything was packed (no jiffy bags used and squashed through my letterbox.) All my bulbs were clearly marked and the free gift… Read Full Review

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“Poor plants”

Written on: 05/03/2015 by PetraVesna (1 review written)

The company might sell slightly cheaper plants but they can be expensive in a longer run. I had two orders from them and a 1/3 of each order was rotten/ dead or very poorly. I was so annoyed I could not even point it out to the company and decided instead never buy from them again until some more positive reviews appear. There are many other plant delivery companies which provides much better plants… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Fantastic!”

Written on: 19/02/2015 by MaryRivers (1 review written)

It's sad to see the reviews that have been left on here about this company, not only does it show how rude some people can be, but also how they have no idea on what they are doing! I am an experienced gardener so i know that most of the items sold will come out dormant! Not dead! I've been ordering my plants from Jparkers for many many years, each time planting up everything I have received as per instructed (and as per common knowledge) and everything has been fantastic! And in the very… Read Full Review

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“Still awaiting delivery 3 months on”

Written on: 04/01/2015 by CristianMcFarland (1 review written)

Still waiting for bulbs paid for on October 5th 2014. Enquired by email over a month ago and received monosyllabic response saying they are waiting for stock - no apology. Haven't heard anything since. The recommended planting time (as advised on their website) has now passed. Will not use again… Read Full Review

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