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Apr 9, 2022
There is nothing not to like about 'gardens4you.ie'. The plants were so fresh looking. The service was fast. The packing really impressed me as they not only had such a strong box, but it was divided so as to protect the more fragile plants.On top of this the prices were great, but something that I really, really appreciated (because I am a bit of a novice on plants & don't know one from another ) was the fact that for each plant that I had purchased, they enclosed a sheet explaining exactly how to plant each item along with a photo so that I knew which was which.Before I got my parcel I was thinking that I would have to go back on the website to see which plant was which and what to do with it, but this page saved me all of that bother, so I was delighted to find this sheet enclosed.I definitely give this company full marks all round and am saving up to buy some more plants.
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Aug 25, 2022
In a nutshell: two out of four plants I received were diseased (the other two are in quarantine waiting to see if they are also diseased) and customer service was rude and argumentive when I tried to ask for my money back (which I did after I had to threaten legal action and lateral flow tests to prove the diseased status of the plants, why is it always a battle?). The customer service in question replied from the UK, the plants came from the Netherlands, I ordered from gardens4you (dot) ie. To get a response from The UK was bizarre as it's through an IE website and I will certainly be reporting gardens4you for using an IE website to "weare" (dot) ie and the relevant authorities for abusing Irish internet infrastructure and cyberspace. I am also calling out the nursery (ies?) in the Netherlands for their obvious poor care of plants and the many holes in gardens4you in general's Standard Operating Procedures and Policies I can immediately digress from my experience. I tried to bring this to their attention and resolve the dispute quietly but after the experience with the UK customer service and no response from Melvin Jansen who I tried to contact I am now bringing this to the public's attention. Save your money DO NOT buy with Gardens4you, buy local or nationally (most local/national stores are happy to order more exotic plants for you), and support the Irish economy. We as an Irish customer base deserve better than the poor service from the Netherlands and rude customer service from The UK.
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13 hours ago
One of the plants looks very poorly
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13 days ago
Very slow delivery
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
12 days ago
After shipping delivery is about 4-5 working days weekends and bank holidays not included. The order was shipped the 08/11/2022 at night and delivered today by dpd as usual: 14.11.2022 15:48 LIMERICK (IE) Delivered. 14.11.2022 15:10 LIMERICK (IE) Out for delivery. 08.11.2022 20:29 Vijfhuizen (NL) In transit. 08.11.2022 17:50 DPD data centre Order information has been transmitted to DPD. We sincerely regret your negative comment when you simply did not take note on our site of the delivery times we advertise.
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Nov 11, 2022
I bought a camellia and 2 hydrangea I have to say it was a very fast delivered and the plant was really well packed and protected which I was really impressed! That said, i was a left a little disappointed wt the fact that it is literally a thin twig which I will have to grow it probably in the shed for at least a year before plant it, specially because I was planning to put it in front of the house! Overall happy with the purchase
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
13 days ago
Our hydrangeas are nursery plants cultivated outdoor all year around we have 5ºC at night and 11ºC during the days. Do not worry once planted in the garden ground and well protected with some mulch of straw they will grow very quickly in march -april when spring will return, order is guaranteed to 30 april 2023.
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Nov 5, 2022
The most unprofessional experience I've ever had. Received plants in spring that were supposed to be plug plants, young specimen but were obviously very old and had bern kept in the pots a year too long and had gotten woody. They were nothing like the sane type of plabt i had previously recieved from them. I couldn't plant them so I asked to return for a refund and they were not forthcoming eventually they agreed. I told they they could puck up the plants as I needed to buy new ones. They said they couldn't afford to pick them up. I placed an order this week, they cancelled it twice without any correspondence and when I enquired I got a nasty letter from them telling me they wouldn't sell to me because I forced the guarantee, demanded a refunding and kept the products. I used the guarantee this offer and now they have blacklisted me. The email and all the transactions have been poorly eroded and very unprofessional
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Nov 7, 2022
Your last complaint about the lavender was unfounded. We asked you to wait at least 2 months in order to see the growth of these plants which for a scorching summer with more than 30ºC were not in the catastrophic state that you described. You refused to wait and refused to return the merchandise and therefore openly contested our guarantee as well as the terms and conditions of our site that you had accepted (strange when the plants were guaranteed for 1 year, i.e. until 08/06/2023). You forced a refund of €28.50 not to mention the threats of leaving negative reviews all over the net and on your blog that talks about plants. We assume 100% our choice and wish you good luck for your purchases on the net but especially to the competition that will welcome you.
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Nov 5, 2022
My delivery arrived with plants out of their pots and stick broken. Delivery not great.
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Nov 7, 2022
We are sincerely sorry to hear that, take pictures of the box and of the product please and contact our customer service we can then return to the carrier DPD and open an official complaint we do it systematically in case of bad delivery. Even if the products themselves are not damaged it is important to report any packages that arrive damaged so that we can forward the information to the 22 countries where we ship.
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Nov 3, 2022
No proper confirmation email regarding shipping, so I was unsure when to expect my package. The plants arrived in a battered and torn box, with several of the plant pots broken and badly bent out of shape, and the plants themselves look very unhealthy, all yellow and brown and withering
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Nov 4, 2022
All customers in Europe and therefore in Ireland receive an automatic email the day the order is shipped, yours was sent on 25/10/2022, the package was then after 72h visible on www.dpd.ie. The aubrieta that we saw on the photos were completely normal, they are plants grown outside we have in Europe the 4 seasons, the foliage of the aubrieta do not fall in autumn-winter but the plants still in pot are naturally much less attractive when the cold arrives. Do not worry as informed they are guaranteed to the 30th April 2023.
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Nov 2, 2022
I ordered geraniums and I received a dead brown floppy plant. When contacting the customer service about it, they were unwilling to replace the plant or refund me.
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Nov 4, 2022
As informed Geranium are summer plants when you order them end of October beginning of November the plant do non longer exist at the level of the ground which is normal for plants cultivated in accordance with the seasons since our plants are cultivated outside all the year we do not sell plants cultivated under heated greenhouses. The roots are alive the plant will start its cycle again in mid-April it is important to plant it with complete soil and to protect the top of the soil with a mulch or dead leaves. Your comment is unfortunately untrue because you also asked for a full refund of the order which included 2 Gaultheria Procumbens, 1 aubrietia, 1 rhododendron and 1 geranium for a total amount of €45.50 including shipping. The fact that you don't know the plants is not a problem in itself we are here to provide you with all the explanations you need and our assistance. However, the fact of denigrating a company, its customer service or a product by the only lack of knowledge is not good, as a reminder, the 4 seasons in Europe are part of the plant cycle.
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Oct 14, 2022
Well the plant ha s not yet been delivered and since making the order my personal details have been hacked. It may not be your site or security but it’s the only new thing I’ve done disclosing my contact details.
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Oct 14, 2022
Your parcel is out of delivery today 14/10/2022 you received per mail the tracking. Your parcel was shipped the 10/10/2022 as you know delivery to Ireland is about 4-5 working days weekend and bank holidays not included. Trusted shops does not ask you to write a review before you receive your order. You can keep the email aside while you wait for the parcel to arrive, we kindly ask you to use common sense. Regarding the site and the security problem Your accusations are serious and are based on unfounded assumptions. We will immediately report this to Trusted Shop. Our site is 100% secure and our banking partner Multisafepay uses encrypted transactions, You may well have created this problem yourself by surfing the web or clicking on various links via malware.
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Sep 30, 2022
Hopefully they have a customer service as well during weekend so any request can be reviewed during those time
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Oct 3, 2022
Our customer service can be reached by email from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (CET), you can send us emails and photos 24 hours a day and we will try to answer you within 48 hours.
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Sep 25, 2022
Quick service, but didn't realise they were so small
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Sep 27, 2022
The sizes of our plants are indicated on the site below the photos, for the most part they are delivered in pots of 9cm diameter 12 or 14cm. It is important to check and to contact us in case of doubt. It is important to check and contact us in case of doubt. You will also find on our site many trees in pots of 21cm diameter fruit trees and ornamental trees for patio and gardens.
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Aug 31, 2022
they sent out dead plants, then refused to replace them.
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Sep 1, 2022
All plants have a season of growth and decline where their visual aspect decreases with the arrival of autumn. It is not necessary to believe that a hot and extremely dry summer has been beneficial to plants, the extreme heat has only accentuated the visual aspect of these plants which in late August already have autumn foliage and that in all gardens this year. The plants received are not dead and are 1 year guaranteed.
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Aug 29, 2022
What a joke, better off buying seeds and watching them sprout if you want plants this small.
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Aug 30, 2022
We are sorry to hear that you are disappointed with the plants received. Our plants are nursery plants cultivated outdoor. The size of the plants on our site is always announced .The plants are always measured from the top to the bottom of the disposable plastic pot the measure are international. Do not worry the order is 1 year guaranteed.
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Aug 25, 2022
In a nutshell: two out of four plants I received were diseased (the other two are in quarantine waiting to see if they are also diseased) and customer service was rude and argumentive when I tried to ask for my money back (which I did after I had to threaten legal action and lateral flow tests to prove the diseased status of the plants, why is it always a battle?). The customer service in question replied from the UK, the plants came from the Netherlands, I ordered from gardens4you (dot) ie. To get a response from The UK was bizarre as it's through an IE website and I will certainly be reporting gardens4you for using an IE website to "weare" (dot) ie and the relevant authorities for abusing Irish internet infrastructure and cyberspace. I am also calling out the nursery (ies?) in the Netherlands for their obvious poor care of plants and the many holes in gardens4you in general's Standard Operating Procedures and Policies I can immediately digress from my experience. I tried to bring this to their attention and resolve the dispute quietly but after the experience with the UK customer service and no response from Melvin Jansen who I tried to contact I am now bringing this to the public's attention. Save your money DO NOT buy with Gardens4you, buy local or nationally (most local/national stores are happy to order more exotic plants for you), and support the Irish economy. We as an Irish customer base deserve better than the poor service from the Netherlands and rude customer service from The UK.
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Aug 26, 2022
We have never disrespected our customers, never. We explained and informed you why the foliage of these 2 Lonicera caerulea Morena was like this with the heat wave we have been experiencing for more than 8 weeks and the drought in Europe. You immediately refuted, refused and openly denigrated our explanations in an implausible way by taking completely irrelevant examples that had nothing to do with your initial complaint. In the end you received a refund of €15 for these 2 plants. Our company is based in the Netherlands and the fact that we manage several sites in Europe is no secret to anyone. Our VAT number and our physical address are visible and published everywhere on the site. We will report your review to Trusted Shop and provide our email conversation, to show that we were never rude and that your comment is simply a free and incomprehensible attack.
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Aug 25, 2022
Plants arrived in very poor condition.Have waited three days to see will they come back to life. Very disappointed. Didn't survive seven days in transit.
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Aug 26, 2022
We are sorry to see that the plants has suffered from the heat during the transit. Please contact our customer service we will be happy to arrange the refund for the damaged good.
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Aug 21, 2022
Order placed 14.08.22 - no information if or when items will be dispatched. Obviously items not yet received and I have doubts that I will ever receive them.
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Aug 26, 2022
Unfortunately you provided an incomplete address without Eircode. An automatic email was sent to you in order to correct the initial address without response from you within 5 days our system has cancelled and refunded the order.
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Aug 19, 2022
Very inferior product
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Aug 26, 2022
The hostas you received are starting to grow it will take 2-4 weeks for you plants to develop more, you ordered them at the end of August this is just the beginning of the growth. On the pictures the new green leaves are already attacked by snails you can't talk about inferior products if you don't take care of your plantations it's important to stay honest and objective.
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Aug 17, 2022
Most if the plants were in tact despite being delivered upside down... But unfortunately a lot of them had browned leaves and probably won't survive.
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Aug 26, 2022
This natural defense mechanism is normal and does not mean that the plant will die. In times of great heat, the leaves of plants, shrubs and trees become stained and dry. This is normal and is the only way for plants to survive the intense heat and dryness that Europe has been experiencing for more than 2 months.
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Aug 17, 2022
The plants are much smaller and look nothing like the photos on the website Chewing gum also stuck to bag around plant, completely disgusting 🤮 I would not recommend this website
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Aug 26, 2022
The photos on our websites always show a mature product grown outdoors and already planted in the garden to give you an idea of what will happen to the young plants ordered. In hot weather, the leaves of plants, shrubs and trees become stained and dry. This is normal and is the only way for plants to survive the intense heat and drought that Europe has been experiencing for more than 2 months now, we offer 1 year growth guarantee on the plants
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Aug 16, 2022
Ordering was easy, but I was disappointed by the appearance on the plant when it arrived. When I contacted the customer services, I was informed it was out of their hands as the plants are grown in gardens and we have just finished a heat wave. The plant looks half dead. Customer services did provide information on how to care for it to get it up to health. I just feel the plant should have been delivered healthy to start with. It is trans portable, could they not have brought them indoors during the peak hours?
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Aug 26, 2022
Seeing trees with stained leaves, dry or downright losing their foliage during or after a hot and dry summer, is a regular phenomenon, which has already been observed during the previous heat wave. It generally takes one or two seasons for the plants to recover and replenish their reserves. Go outside look at the nature around you in extreme heat or not there is not a tree grown outside that has immaculate leaves. You can't order plants grown outdoors expecting to receive immaculate green leaves in August during a drought with 34°C during the day.
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Aug 15, 2022
Flowers s came dead well water all right soaked right through .. what waste of money shouldn't of been sold in state they were..
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Aug 26, 2022
We are sorry to see these plants arrive in good conditions planted in stony, dry soil that does not reflect our planting advice provided. It is clear that the guarantee will not apply to this order, we prefer to be honest.