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My 2nd mail order

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3 ‘cordyline australis’ arrived this morning from “mailordertrees.co.uk”.

I normally prefer ‘hands-on’ buying, by actually seeing the real plants at garden centres, supermarkets or car-boot sales. My 1st mail order experience was buying blueberry shrubs through the internet and I’m satisfied with them. This time, I was a little bit worried about the quality of the plants and delivery but it turned out to be … brilliant. I’m very happy with the plants, packaging and all; plants are big (80cm tall) and look healthy, each pot has a bamboo stake, they were packed nicely in a big-enough box and they came with notes on how to plant/care for them. Wonderful.

I often saw cordyline australis in Norwich, Plymouth, Bristol, in fact almost everywhere in England and always admired the lovely shape and its exotic ambience. Now I’ve got three of them. Fantastic.

The plants are still small and it will take several years (or more? nearly a decade?) until they get tall but nice to have my own ones. Exciting!

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That looks really good quality tm. It should do fine here in Norfolk. There are many around us, and we have one in our back garden. I'll look to see if theres a photo of our's on GoY, can't remember.
I'm sure you'll love your's. Three you said? Hope you have a big garden.
I've just had a quick look tm, and there is one, but its not a close up. Its on the last page of my photos, last on the top line.

31 Mar, 2010

 

I saw yours. Very lovely. Hope mine will do well like yours!

31 Mar, 2010

 

Lovely plant,Tm,its great to get something nice instead of the dreaded bills.!
Looks so healthy,and obviously they have taken excellent care in packaging
them.:o))

31 Mar, 2010

 

Oh yes, indeed. Made my day.

31 Mar, 2010

 

I've bought several plants from them too, I have been very pleased with the plants, they looked better than at a garden centre, and are doing really well.
I too were relunctant to buy plants online, this was my first exprience, I was not too keen on Crocuses wrapping.

31 Mar, 2010

 

Welcome to GOY, Tommy. I love the exciting boxes that arrive mail-order! I had one this morning, too. :-)))

31 Mar, 2010

 

looks good tommy, welcome from me to :o)

31 Mar, 2010

 

Lovely little buy you have there, and Welcome to Goy Tommy......

31 Mar, 2010

 

They look very well developed plants, good luck with them.

31 Mar, 2010

 

Welcome Tommy from me too! I have 3 Cordylines in my garden and it really doesn't seem to take them that long to put on a good height,and they are so architectural, and the flower heads are amazing! They can get incredibly tall, so beware where you plant them!! Will try and post some photos of my ones, if it ever stops raining!!! Wishing you great success, warm welcome to GoY :~))

31 Mar, 2010

 

Thank you everybody for the comments and good wishes. I can't wait to see my babies get really really incredibly tall :) Exciting indeeeeeed

1 Apr, 2010

 

I promise you will love them Tommy, they really do make a statement in any garden :~))

1 Apr, 2010

 

Thanks for the comment Floribunda.  ♪ I'm so excited ~~~ ♪

1 Apr, 2010

 

Have just risked severe hypothermia Tommy, going out in the garden to take some snaps of my Cordylines for you. Once I have started to feel my bits defrost, will up load and post some picts for you my friend, ha ha ha :~)) x

1 Apr, 2010

 

Oh how kind of you Floribunda!!! You shouldn't have but I really appreciate it. Thank you my dear ~ ♪

1 Apr, 2010

 

Soon as my teeth stop chattering, and my blood starts flowing, I will get all technical and get them added, it could be a while ha ha !

1 Apr, 2010

 

Poor F. Got chilly again this week. Thank you so much!!

1 Apr, 2010

 

You are very welcome Tommy! Spring seems to have taken a step or two back at the moment, feels just like Winter again, my poor poor plants are starting to put on woolly overcoats! Lol x

1 Apr, 2010

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