gardens4you.ie
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Aug 14, 2023
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Plants were healthy and delivered in just a few days . All good experience from start to finish . Great website ----- good info and timely updates on purchase. I have a 23 year old garden and am by the sea with a windy wet climate so gardening is a challenge . Never very cold but always quite wet . Hydrangeas and Berberis along with a handful of other shrubs and perennials survive nicely here so my garden has always brought me many compliments . My recent purchases from you will of course further enhance my garden.

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Aug 2, 2023
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Received 20 plants,10 had brown spot and 5 were wilted and in poor health. I didn't expect to have sick plants sent to me. This brown spot didn't happen over night in the box. All the roots had completely outgrown the pots they were shipped in, although these did look healthy, they should have been in the ground with roots that long. I also, and its my own fault, didn't realise that just because the company has a dot IE website, it does not mean they are based in Ireland. I wouldn't usually buy plants that need shipping like this. I buy local plants and Ireland based suppliers to prevent receiving wilted and poor quality plants. Ti.e will tell if these plants can be revived.
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Apr 14, 2024
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If I could give zero stars, I would. Issues with delivery resulted in an exchange with very rude and unaccommodating agent. Dead plants arrived. No refund or adjustment much less apology. Do not waste your money or take a chance. They are not based in Ireland and there are so many more reputable companies selling healthy plants.
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Apr 16, 2024
Your assertion does not correspond with reality. Your lack of civility towards our company has compelled us to make the decision to cease accepting your orders. This resolution stems from your immature and disrespectful demeanor, which fails to meet the standards of conduct we maintain towards our customers. We kindly asking you to refrain from leaving false comments or reviews on our site while persistently attempting to place orders.
Apr 10, 2024
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Apr 16, 2024
We're sorry to hear that your experience fell short of expectations. Your feedback is valuable to us, and we would appreciate the opportunity to learn more about your concerns and see how we can improve. Please feel free to reach out to our customer service team with any further details or issues you encountered. We're committed to providing the best possible service and addressing any issues promptly.
Apr 2, 2024
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I was disappointed with the two tiny 5 inch plants I received. The box was enormous. Also, I did think I was ordering from an Irish website, I would have ordered from a local website had I known my order was coming from abroad. Local delivery is about 6 euro.
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Apr 16, 2024
We apologize for any disappointment caused by the size of the plants you received. Our plants are carefully selected and cultivated to ensure they arrive in good condition, despite the size of the packaging required for safe transportation. We understand your preference for local shopping and apologize for any confusion regarding the origin of your order. While we do ship internationally to provide access to our unique selection, we appreciate your feedback and will take it into consideration as we strive to improve our services. If you have any further concerns or questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Mar 20, 2024
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Shipping took to long to start, not to deliver but to start. Order wasn't shipped until a week after and took too long for the cost. I can order items from China for less money and free shipping. Suggest they read their reviews also
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Apr 16, 2024
We apologize for the delay in processing and shipping your order. We understand the importance of timely delivery and strive to meet our customers' expectations. Your feedback is valuable to us, and we will take it into consideration to improve our shipping processes. We appreciate your patience and understanding. If you have any further concerns or if there's anything else we can assist you with, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Mar 14, 2024
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Dissappointed, Frustrated and Out of Pocket.

I only gave Garden4you one star because I had to to in order to be able to write a review. They do NOT deserve even one star. I ordered 4 x Liriodendron tulipifera trees with the intention of growing 4 x beautiful park trees. I got 4 x rubbish trees, not in any way straight or upright; all with their leaders cut off and all in a hugely potbound condition with completely contorted roots. Despite several amicable but fruitless emails Garden4you are refusing to suitably address the situation they have created. I can return the rubbish to them but at my personal cost which they will not refund and as the return cost is not disimilar to my original payment this is a pointless exercise. I will never buy from them again and I certainly woul;d never ever recommends them to anybody else. This could have been so nice an experience all round and wasn't.
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Mar 14, 2024
Regarding your concerns about the Liriodendron tulipifera trees you received, please be assured that our products are 100% guaranteed. Once planted straight in the soil, these trees will grow normally and develop into beautiful park trees over time. We understand your disappointment with the condition of the trees upon arrival. However, please rest assured that we stand behind the quality of our products. If you encounter any issues with the growth or health of the trees, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are here to assist you and ensure your satisfaction with your purchase.
Mar 13, 2024
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Mar 14, 2024
We noticed you left a one-star rating without any comment. We would love to hear more about your experience and any feedback you may have. Please feel free to share your thoughts with us so we can address any concerns you may have.
Mar 5, 2024
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Confusing. I still don't know what have I bought!

I've bought this as on the web site its having "Tarragon Artemisia Dracunculus). The package is confusing. It saying Russian tarragon but the latin name is for French tarragon. Russian tarragon (Artemisia dracunculoides) is very closely related to French tarragon (Artemisia Dracunculus) but has no flavor. The Russian species is larger, coarser, and has no culinary merit.
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Mar 5, 2024
We can see on our website that you have ordered item A06427, which is Russian Tarragon. The leaves can be used fresh or dried for salads, pickles, vinegar, and soups. It can also be used with chicken and fish dishes, all of which are part of the description on our website.
Mar 2, 2024
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Was charged twice for one delivery
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Mar 5, 2024
As we previously informed you, it is preferable to group your purchases before sending the order and payment, as once the orders arrive in our system, it will not be possible to group them together. Everything is automated, and we ship to 22 countries in Europe. Unfortunately, you had the opportunity to cancel your two orders and make a single one, but the request did not arrive in time. Please note that we do not profit from the shipping fees, as we contribute €3 per shipment.
Feb 21, 2024
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2 weeks ago I bought flowers from you, 2 small ones are ok, but the large one for 40 euros started to fall after 2 days, the shoots have no roots, it's as if someone just stuck them in the ground, I'm disappointed because this particular flower does not require any special treatment
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Feb 23, 2024
We are truly sorry to hear about your experience with the large flower you purchased from, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. We strive to provide high-quality products, and it's disappointing to learn that the large plant diOur dedicated team will assist you in finding a suitable solution and addressing your concerns. d not meet your expectations. We assure you that this is not the level of quality we aim to deliver. To resolve this issue promptly, we kindly ask you to reach out to our customer service team with the same photos we will assist you.
Feb 19, 2024
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Wrong colour flowering plants sent 4 times. Colours do not match website or description.
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Feb 20, 2024
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience you experienced with the color of the flowering plants (Saintpaulia violet) you received . Your feedback is valuable to us, and we regret that the colors did not match what was depicted on our website or described.We have processed a refund for the plants in question. Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention, and we appreciate your understanding.
Feb 14, 2024
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Stop selling non-viable bareroot fruit trees potted and sold without rooting in and with no fibrous roots whatsoever. Customer service attitude accusitoryvand unhelpful
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Feb 15, 2024
As we have mentioned in our numerous emails, the Persimmon Diospyros Kaki you received is completely normal for the season and had absolutely nothing to do with being placed on the tiling in your house at room temperature. Our plants are cultivated outdoors in nurseries and deserve better than that. The persimmon should have been planted long ago, as stated in our growth guarantee. You are well aware that persimmons do not have leaves or buds in winter, as you ordered it in mid-January when there was frost and snow in the following days, which we regret particularly. You also know that Persimmon Diospyros have few roots and this did not prevent the plant from growing, on the contrary. We have attempted in vain to assist you and respond to you in a professional manner. You refused our proposition to return the plant in order to obtain a full refund. Unfortunately, your comment demonstrates a lack of listening on your part and a willingness to harm our business, which we deeply regret.
SJ
Jan 13, 2024
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Sick expensive plant

I ordered expensive plant and they send me sick plant and responding on my complain that it is only discolour after frost which is not true. The plant obviously has black spots.
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Jan 15, 2024
All our plants are nursery plants cultivated outdoor all year around. We has the last week -6ºC and -10ºC at night and hardy winds. During the winter period, Mahonia media 'Winter Sun' may exhibit some staining or discoloration on its leaves, and this is considered normal you should not be worry. There are a few reasons why this can occur: Mahonia media 'Winter Sun' is a hardy evergreen shrub, but exposure to cold winter temperatures can still cause stress. The cold weather can lead to desiccation (drying out) of the leaves and result in discoloration. In winter, the sunlight levels are generally lower, and plants may not photosynthesize as actively. This reduced photosynthesis can lead to changes in leaf color. As with many evergreen plants, Mahonia leaves have a lifespan, and older leaves may naturally start to show signs of aging, including discoloration. Other environmental factors, such as wind exposure or fluctuations in temperature, can contribute to leaf discoloration. The discoloration is limited to a few leaves and the overall health of the plant appears good, it is likely just a natural response to winter conditions. However, once planted if you observe widespread discoloration or if the plant's health is a concern, just come back to us because the plant is fully guaranteed until May 1, 2024.
Dec 24, 2023
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Dec 29, 2023
Thank you for bringing your concern to our attention. We apologize for any inconvenience you have experienced with the delivery of your parcel. To better assist you and investigate the matter with DPD, we kindly ask that you contact our customer service directly. Please provide your full shipping address and any relevant details about your order. Our team is committed to resolving this issue promptly.
Dec 21, 2023
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Horrendous company - avoid

Horrendous company - misleading, false advertising and refuses to fix incorrect orders. Have reported to consumer protection commission
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Dec 22, 2023
We regret to inform you that the plants you received are entirely normal for this stage of development. Regrettably, we have observed instances of insult and threats directed towards our customer service team and, by extension, our company. As a result, we have taken the decision to cease all communication with you. We wish to emphasize our commitment to transparency and adherence to legal standards. Consequently, we are prepared to forward your emails to the relevant authorities, maintaining clarity and compliance with established procedures. Should you choose to return your order, we kindly remind you that this must be done within 14 days from the date of receipt. Please note that the associated return shipping costs will be your responsibility, aligning with the terms and conditions outlined in our warranty policy. This review has been reported to Trusted shops.
Dec 13, 2023
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they cancelled order but did not refundcshipping

took money for a plant and courier fwesbthen suddenly refunded money for plant but not courier fees with minimal info or explanation. chasing a refund of courier fee now but should not have to.
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Dec 14, 2023
Your order has been automatically canceled by our system because the selected product Begonia Magical pink is not authorized for Ireland on the site. The refund of shipping costs is also programmed. According to our system you have received an automatic e-mail on this subject.
Dec 10, 2023
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Plants were mere cuttings
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Dec 11, 2023
It's important to note that in winter, especially during temperatures as low as -4ºC, the growth of plants like rhododendron can indeed slow down or even cease. This is a natural response to colder conditions, and certain species may appear twig-like during this period. You just need to protect the base with some mulch or some straw during the winter. Do not worry once planted in a well drained soil the plants will develop mid-spring season we offer guarantee until the 01/05/2024.
Dec 6, 2023
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Receieved a refund with no explanation…

Received a refund with no explanation and delivery was not refunded. Very disappointing
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Dec 7, 2023
You received an automatic email (who maybe arrived in spams or deleted items) because the Poinsettia Jester Red are not allowed for country and Ireland as mentioned on our site. Unfortunately, there's nothing we can do about it.
Dec 4, 2023
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Diseased plants received

I ordered 16 plants from Gardens4You.ie in July. 6 of the plants arrived with browning of the leaves which I naively put down to the 7 day delivery time. Since then the plants got progressively worse & died. I complained to Gardens4You.ie as the plants had obviously arrived with an invasive disease. Their customer service said they couldn't do anything about it. This is very poor customer service.
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Dec 7, 2023
We regret to inform you that your recent comments have been noted for their inaccuracy and potential harm to our company's reputation. It has come to our attention that you persist in disseminating misleading information about your order, which, we would like to remind you, is covered by a 2-month guarantee. Your order for the conifers was placed in July 2023, and up until last week (December), our customer service had not received any reports of sick plants or delivery issues related to your order. It is crucial to highlight that the conifers were planted in exceptionally hot weather (July) and in unsuitable soil, possibly coupled with the use of fertilizer, which may have resulted in the roots being adversely affected. Contrary to your claims, we have maintained records of your emails explicitly requesting a replacement, which strikes us as peculiar for a customer expressing dissatisfaction with allegedly diseased plants. We would appreciate your cooperation in rectifying the dissemination of false information on various platforms. Your opinion and comments will be duly reported to trusted shops.
Nov 1, 2023
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The plants that I ordered looked nothing like what website shows. Basically, recieved 2 stick with a few leaves. Very very disappointing!!! You need to show what the plants look like instead of the mature version. Will not be ordering from your company again.
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Nov 2, 2023
Our website, like all other plant websites in Europe, always showcases a mature version of the product you are purchasing, whether it's perennial plants, shrubs, or trees. When you select a product, its description includes information about its size and the diameter of its pot. Our plants are nursery-grown, cultivated outdoors year-round. Between September and February, the plants go into senescence and cease active growth that's why we offer a longer shelf life for plants purchased between september and February with complete transparency for over 30 years.
Oct 17, 2023
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Plantes peu développées

Vendre des plants bien formés et non des boutures à peines développées.
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Oct 19, 2023
Nous vendons uniquement des plantes de pépinières cultivées dehors toute l'année. Nous avons 6ºC ici en Hollande. Nous sommes à 42 jours du début de l'hiver et les Hortensias sont des arbustes à feuilles caduques. Comme beaucoup de plantes, ils subissent un processus naturel qui laisse une empreinte visuelle distincte sur leur feuillage fanés, car ces plantes ne sont pas traitées chimiquement. À l'approche de l'hiver, les hortensias commencent à perdre leurs feuilles. Ce processus, parfois perçu comme un déclin, est en fait une adaptation stratégique de la plante pour économiser de l'énergie. Les feuilles, devenues moins nécessaires en raison de la diminution de la lumière du soleil et de la baisse des températures, entrent dans une phase de sénescence. La sénescence marque la fin de la vie utile de la feuille et un caillot se forme à la base de chaque feuille, interrompant la circulation de la sève. Ce processus naturel entraîne un dessèchement progressif des feuilles, qui deviennent de plus en plus fragiles et finissent par se détacher de la plante. Il ne faut pas s'inquiéter de ce processus naturel. Les plantes et leurs feuilles déclinantes, se préparent en fait à l'hiver d'une manière plus résistante. En perdant temporairement leurs feuilles, elles économisent de l'énergie pour survivre aux rigueurs de la saison froide. Rassurez-vous, une fois plantés dans un sol bien drainé, ils se développeront normalement au printemps. La commande est garantie jusqu'au 1er mai 2024.