Mail Order Plant delivery.
I wonder whether GoY can improve this situation, either by contacting the suppliers or the deliverers.
I am profoundly deaf, cannot wear hearing aids all the time. Cannot hear my doorbell. We never know when Plants will be delivered, even if an Advice Note is sent.
When I order Mail Order items I always write on the instructions ’ If no answer at the door, please put in the greenhouse at the back.’ Its clearly visible, only a few yards up the path.
If the item is despatched (over which I have no control) via Post Office, they ignore this instruction, put a card through my door to collect from the Sorting Office. Dont mind this. But if the item is despatched private delivery service, they usually ignore my plea, deliver it to a neighbour and put a card through my door stating where it is. Result, weeks of worry wondering where my plants are ?
Rooted cuttings ordered at a Holbeach address come from Jersey. Are packed weeks before despatch and are sent out weeks after that, after the boxes of Daffodils. On arrival in this country they go to warehouses, then to sub-warehouses for delivery in my area. They arrive with the soil like concrete, often dead. Hardy Chrysanths took 12 weeks to arrive at the Sorting Office. I rushed home, put them straight into a jug of water, and they survived. It just proves its best to shop at, or order, from your local GC.
- 6 Dec, 2011
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