We are only able to lift the plants when they are ready and these times can vary from year to year, so dates are given only as a guide.
We are also, of course, dependent on good weather conditions for all of our plant lifting and every effort will be made to supply plants when you require them. However, please bear with us if conditions are severe.
AUTUMN DELIVERIES (ordered July onwards):
Strawberry plants will be despatched from late October, followed by bushes and canes in early-mid November (after a hard frost). Autumn Fruiting raspberry canes will not be lifted and despatched until late November/early December. Orders containing strawberry plants have priority. We avoid the Christmas post unless you have special requests.
SPRING DELIVERIES (ordered mid-Dec onwards):
We can despatch bushes and canes up until the end of March in an average season. Fresh-dug strawberry plants will be available until early May or as cold-stored plants until late June (dependent on stock). Strawberry plants are not usually despatched in January.
By placing an order you will be accepting these delivery dates.
Your plants will be despatched as one shipment, unless you wish to pay separate delivery charges to receive part of your order sooner.
If you have provided us with an email address, you will receive an email notifying you of despatch.
No extra charge is made for carefully packing the plants ready for despatch.
For UK deliveries: we send smaller items by First Class Post and use a guaranteed 24-48 Hour Delivery Service for heavier and larger items. Other services can be arranged if required, at cost.
As prices quoted are ex nursery, please add postage at the following rates:
Customers in UK mainland areas,:
Order total up to £15.00, please add £3.95
For orders over £15.01 postage is free
Customers in Scottish Highlands & Islands, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and Isles of Scilly:
Order total up to £50.00, please add £3.95
For orders over £50.01, please add £6.95
We can deliver to other areas but please contact us directly to discuss delivery options.
Your order will be despatched in one parcel. If you wish to have part of your order sooner, please place separate orders to ensure postage costs are covered.
Please note that we have an upper order limit of £250 on our website for stock control reasons. Please contact us to place your order if you will be spending over £250.
Please inform us of any special requests for delivery dates, and we will try our utmost to oblige.
If you are not at home during the day, please give us an address where the plants can be left and a signature obtained or where a parcel can be safely left (at your own risk). Also please provide a daytime telephone number which we will pass on to the carriers.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants delivered to the delivery address provided if you are away from home eg, on holiday etc, unless we have been previously notified of any dates when you will be away. We are charged a daily re-delivery fee which we reserve the right to pass on to our customers if the parcel cannot be accepted within two days.
Any order may be collected directly from our site, but only by prior arrangement please. Due to the isolated nature of the propagation beds and the potential plant health risks involved, we are not able to encourage visitors except for the pre-arranged collection of plants.