gardens4you.ie
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Top positive review

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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Jun 7, 2023
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Dead,rotten and unrecognisable plants sent!!! I have received my order and I have never seen anything like this before: dead, rotten, mouldy and unrecognisable plants. This must be some joke or I don’t even know what to call it. There is no way, you can plant them. I just want my money back and someone to collect that stuff, as I am not wasting more money to send those plants back. I already paid more than 120 euro.
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Dec 10, 2023
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Rather small twig like . No sign of life .
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Dec 11, 2023
Thank you for feedback regarding our nursery plants cultivated outdoors. We appreciate your interest and are here to address any questions or concerns you may have. It's important to note that in winter, especially during temperatures as low as -4ºC, the growth of plants 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 9, 2023
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very efficient service and delivery, plants do come well wrapped, and in a healthy state. great to get the email advice on planting!
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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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Answer by gardens4you.ie
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 6, 2023
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For the amateur gardener a ‘live’ photo the trees I ordered in advance would have very helpful to avoid the disappointment of receiving what are basically 2 very pruned back twigs - I understood there would be no flowers but thought there would be leaves.

For the amateur gardener, a ‘live’ photo in advance of the product I would actually be receiving and not the 2 very pruned back twigs which arrived. I understood there would be no flowers at this time of year on the trees I ordered but assumed at the very least there would be leaves. It transpires that there will be no leaves either for almost 2 years. Entirely unsuitable to be used to enhance my patio at this time. Photos on website very misleading and should have additional commentary for the average customer. A very disappointed customer!
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Dec 7, 2023
The photos on our site always show mature plants photographed in summer, precisely to give an idea of what the plant will become. Just base your judgement on the weather and the season we're currently in - it's currently 4ºC in Holland - fruit trees are deciduous and always lose their leaves in winter, since our plants are nursery plants grown outdoors. Leaves are solar collectors and enable plants to transform sunlight into energy. In autumn and winter, there's less light and it gets colder. Leaves can no longer produce food for plants. A sort of plug forms at the base of the leaf, preventing sap from circulating. Leaves dry out, stain, become brittle and fall off. Don't worry, once these products have been planted in clean, well-drained soil, the order is guaranteed from the date of purchase until May 1, 2024, giving you plenty of time to come back to us with new photos in the event of non-growth in mid-spring.
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.
Dec 2, 2023
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The plants arrived quickly and in good condition. Unfortunately one of the little roses does not look very strong...
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paul F.
Limerick
Nov 19, 2023
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very quick to deliver. goods arrived well packed. will be ordering more items from these guys again.
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Nov 8, 2023
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My wife ordered a XL Pot but didnt check the size, XL = 18cm which is a very small pot. She thought also it was an Irish site but was not had an Irish domain .ie but its actually Dutch she paid shipping and must pay for the return also. So not worth the expense to return (12euro to get it and 16 to return 28E shipping fees). Two points XL is not 18cm and .ie domain but returns shipping to NL is very expensive but shipping to IE would have been half the price.. Ended up having to keep the small pot :-)... If ordering make sure of everything chances are you are not returning the item.... Apart from that nice people...nice goods
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Nov 8, 2023
Thank you for providing your feedback. Upon reviewing your concerns, it appears there was a discrepancy in pot size perception. We understand that you initially measured the pot in inches, and we want to clarify that our website specifies a 18cm diameter, not the 7cm that was initially perceived. The 18cm ceramic pots are labeled as XL on our site to ensure transparency and avoid any confusion in the product description. Our company, based in the Netherlands, proudly displays its physical address on the website. We adhere to tax regulations in all countries we ship to, contributing to the local economies, including Ireland and Europe. Regarding return policies, as outlined in our terms and conditions, if an error arises from the customer's end, the return is at their expense. However, should a mistake occur on our part, we are committed to covering the costs of replacement or providing a full refund. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we appreciate your understanding in this matter.
Nov 6, 2023
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Plants were of good quality
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Nov 3, 2023
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Your delivery partner was very poor. The shipment arrived in parts over the course of a week with one of the heather's half dead. On of the delivery drivers left them upside down. When queried and brought to his attention the box said live plant and upright arrows, he shrugged and said "they've been thrown all over the van all day".
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Nov 3, 2023
Thank you for bringing this to our attention, and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience you've experienced with our delivery partner. We deeply regret that the condition of your shipment did not meet our usual standards. We take such matters seriously, and we will address this issue with our delivery partner to ensure that corrective measures are taken. Your feedback is invaluable to us, and we appreciate your patience as we work to rectify this situation. Once again, we apologize for any frustration caused, and we are committed to ensuring a more positive experience for you in the future.
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 27, 2023
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Timely delivery
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Sophia E.
Wicklow
Oct 26, 2023
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I ordered 6 Asters but only received 5. I was offered a refund because to replace the missing plant would cost more than the postage. So! I wanted 6 and it wasn't my problem that they left me one short. This is the second time this has happened recently - another supplier gave me 10 bulbs instead of 12 which is also annoying. Apart from this my other items in the order were fine and packaging and speed of delivery were very good!
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Oct 26, 2023
We're sorry if you missed an Aster bulb in the package. For reasons of minimum package weight, shipping costs (€14.95) and C02 our system automatically refunds the item at €1.92. This is a decision we have taken because the parcel could not be handled by the carrier.
Oct 21, 2023
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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.
Oct 16, 2023
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The condition of the plants

The condition of the spider plants wasn’t good.
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Oct 17, 2023
We recently learned about the condition of the spider plants you received, and we are sorry to hear that the plant haven't been thriving as expected. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we are here to provide guidance on how to revive the plants. To help you rejuvenate your spider plants, consider the following tips: Ensure that the soil is consistently moist but not waterlogged. Spider plants prefer well-draining soil. Place the plants in indirect sunlight. Spider plants do well in bright, indirect light but can also tolerate lower light conditions. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out before watering. Overwatering can lead to root rot. Trim any yellow or brown leaves at the base to encourage new growth. Additionally, we want to assure you that our plants come with a guarantee until May 1, 2024. If, despite your efforts, the plants do not show signs of improvement or if you have any further concerns, please reach out to us. We are committed to ensuring your satisfaction and will work with you to find a suitable solution. Feel free to contact our customer service with any questions or updates on the plant's condition. We appreciate your understanding and are dedicated to making sure you have a positive experience with our products.
Oct 9, 2023
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My hostas came dry rooted. I obviously didn't read the description properly. I hope they all grow and will keep you posted. Everything else arrived well packed and there is a good supply if rain to water them in. I will be ordering again!
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Oct 8, 2023
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Slow delivery. Still not received. I thought it was an Irish company but is not.
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Oct 9, 2023
After dispatch, deliveries take an average of 4-5 working days, not including weekends and public holidays. We are based in Holland and have been shipping to 22 countries in Europe, including our customers in Ireland, for over 20 years. When you click on about us, the history of the company is explained and our address published on the site is no secret to anyone.
Oct 6, 2023
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In the past I have them excellent but the plant I just got delivered looked half dead. But I'll see if it recovers, hopefully
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Oct 6, 2023
Thank you for your feedback. We have 10ºC at night and 16ºC during the day. The Helleborus nige are not visually attractive at this time of year as young specimens. Do not worry once planted the young plants will remain dormant the all fall and winter the transition will take place in the spring the order is guaranteed until May 1, 2024.
Oct 5, 2023
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A purchase was a gift and there did not seem to be any cards to write a message, also I would have liked the option of purchasing a container for the plant.
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Oct 6, 2023
Thank you for your feedback. We have checked in our system and unfortunately the gift card option (payable) was not selected at the time of your order and no pot or container was added to your order from you at the time of purchase we do have a nice assortment.