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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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Jul 13, 2023
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I bought 8 plants from this supplier and I am not impressed. For this money you can buy plants in local garden shops looking more mature and in better physical state. The shop gave me two months to see if they survive. Oven if they survive it will take a long time for them to grow up. For example, I bought Hosta for €6 which came sized about 8 cm tall and about 8 cm in width, for the same money I bought in B&Q the same Hosta sized 25cm in height and about 25 cm in width. A big difference. Lily was delivered nearly white colour and nearly dead. The rest of the plants are in nearly the same small sizes and in very poor conditions. This is a very misleading advertisements on their website. I do not advise anyone to buy their plants, you will be very disappointed.
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Dec 23, 2023
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7 of the 15 bare root plants were of very poor quality

The Speedy prompt delivery was cancelled out by the poor quality bareroot plants, they looked more like root cuttings, difficult to distinguish the top from the bottom , see photo. very little information didn’t help either, waste of money
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Dec 29, 2023
We would like to draw your attention to the response provided by our customer service, which appears to have been overlooked or deliberately disregarded in your recent communication. The information conveyed in the aforementioned response remains accurate, and we kindly request your consideration of the details therein. 2 days ago (Wed, 27 Dec 2023 at 4:31 PM) Customer service reply) Good afternoon, Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention, your satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us. After reviewing the provided photos, we want to assure you that the appearance of Gypsophila paniculata roots is within the normal range. Prior to planting, we recommend soaking the roots in a bowl of water for approximately four hours. This process helps hydrate and prepare them for successful planting. Despite their initial appearance, Gypsophila paniculata roots possess a natural ability to seek out light, when buried under a layer of soil at a depth of 10-12 centimeters. Rest assured, once these products are planted in well-drained, clean soil, your order is guaranteed from the date of purchase until May 1, 2024. This timeframe provides ample opportunity to monitor growth and address any concerns. We encourage you to reach out with new photos in the event of non-growth in mid-spring. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we appreciate your understanding. If you have further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. Best regards, The Customer Service
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 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.
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 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.
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Sophia E.
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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 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 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.
Oct 1, 2023
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My plants were shipped on the 18th September but I didn’t receive them until the 27th !!! This seems a very long time considering I only live in Cork !! Also I am disappointed with the size of the Percy Wiseman Rhododendron…. It’s tiny , compared to the Rhododendron Sappho !!! ( see photos ) The Azalea, mollis Orange is quite scraggy and floppy . Also soil has separated from edges of all 4 plants . I feel these plants may have sat in a dpd van for a few days before they were delivered to me . Overall , disappointed with my first experience with gardens 4 you , I spent approx €60 on 4 plants including delivery and expected bigger and better quality plants for my money .
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Oct 2, 2023
Thank you for your feedback. Our plants are nursery-grown, nurtured from the outside, and they grow at their own pace, each specimen or variety has its own growth pattern. They are designed to endure over time, lasting for 10, 15, or even 20 years. You have a guarantee until May 1, 2024, and you will see that these plants will be exceptional in the spring.
Sep 20, 2023
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A number of the plants received have black spots on leaves . Completely dry and gasping for a drink on arrival
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Sep 20, 2023
Thank yóu for your feedback. We are very sorry to hear that the order did not meet your expectations. Please directly contact our customer service and we will be happy to assist you.
Aug 27, 2023
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Strawberry plant the leaves were not in good condition
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Aug 28, 2023
Our plants are nursery plants, grown outdoors all year round and therefore exposed to sun and weather. Strawberry foliage, which starts in March, always declines at the end of August, which is completely in line with the plant's natural cycle.
Aug 23, 2023
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Mother Nature Apparently

I bought from this site before I realised the company is based in the Netherlands and that the plants would be arriving from there. I wanted to support an Irish company. Hey ho. I ordered ten plants from the sale. There is a visual disparity shall we say between a shrub advertised and the one I received, although the label says it is indeed the shrub I ordered so how can I complain? Two grasses arrived half-dead and the bushes had been cut perhaps to fit the packaging box but probably just to cut off the many dead twigs. To be fair, customer service did respond. Initially, when they gave me the wrong tracking number and then when I sent them photos complaining about the poor condition of part of my order. To give you an idea as I can't post photos onto Trustpilot, one browning and dehydrated grass had been cut like a square of turf and pressed into a small plastic pot. Anyone who cares about plants wouldn't treat them this way. A company who respects their customers wouldn't sell such bad quality products. Customer service told me that the dead leaves and branches were part of the natural process, having been "exposed to wind, sun and rain". And "don't worry, just remove the leaves by hand". That "once planted in the garden, it will grow harmoniously with the seasons for many years to come". So Mother Nature to the rescue apparently. By the way, I told the company I would have to leave a disappointed review. They should be used to it by now.
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Aug 24, 2023
Our plants are nursery plants grown outdoors all year round and are therefore exposed to a wide range of climatic conditions. We offer a 2-month growth guarantee on all our plants and are confident about the future development of these plants. If not, please come back to us with new photos for the guarantee.
Aug 19, 2023
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Aug 24, 2023
Thank you for your feedback. Please contact customer service and we will be able to help you further with your complaint.
Aug 18, 2023
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Not very happy with my delivery... Plants didn't look good asinine pictures
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Aug 18, 2023
Thank you for your feedback. Please contact customer service and we will be able to help you further with your complaint.
Aug 15, 2023
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My grapevine was very shabby looking when it arrived. Had I seen it in a garden centre I would not have bought it in this condition. I have planted it and hoping it will produce. My orange plant was perfect.
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Aug 15, 2023
Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that the grapevine did not meet your expectations. Please contact our customer service and we will be happy to assist you.
Aug 2, 2023
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Brown spot!

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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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Aug 15, 2023
Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that the plants do not meet your expectations. We supply relatively young plants that have been grown outdoors, so they require little adjustment and will continue to grow quickly. Also can all information be found on our website under customer service. If there are plants that do not develop as desired, you can always claim our guarantee.
Aug 1, 2023
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Choices priced fairly

It was good and had a wide choice of plants and prices were very fair.
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Aug 15, 2023
Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that the delivery was to your satisfaction.
Aug 1, 2023
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Prompt delivery . Very small plants !
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Aug 15, 2023
Thank you for your feedback. We supply relatively young plants that have been grown outdoors, so they require little adjustment and will continue to grow quickly. If there are plants that do not develop as desired, you can always claim our guarantee.