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What is PlantsToPlant?

PlantstoPlant.com is a new way to bring plants direct from the grower, cutting out the middle man and offering you real choice. We are a collaboration working alongside Fromefield Nurseries Ltd in the production of an exciting range of young plants – in 9cm pots unless otherwise stated - brought to you at fantastic prices, directly via mail order here on the website and also via our eBay and Facebook shops.

Unlike a garden centre we do not only sell varieties that look good in the pot at point of sale, but rather we bring you a selection of plants for all seasons, and colour for all spaces, large or small, so that you can really show off and have a garden that looks good not only in spring but throughout the year. Please note, however, that the plants will not immediately resemble those in the accompanying images. In fact, depending on the plant in question and the time of year purchased, your plant may not even have foliage. If your purchase is planted and cared for as recommended in our planting instructions however, it will in time flourish and grow to resemble the illustration.

 
Do you make subsitutions?

Generally we do not.

Please remember that as we are dealing with live products substitution may occasionally occur, and you agree to and accept that this may happen by placing an order with us.

Substitutions are, however, very rare but where they do occur you will generally get a comparable product that is of equal or greater value. If the substitution forms a significant part of your overall order, we will discuss this with you first.

Substitutions where they do occur, are generally made in the 'collection' type products that we offer.

 
Can I recommend a friend to you?

Referral scheme
What is the referral scheme?

Would you like to let your friends know about PlantsToPlant.com and our Unusually Good Plants? With our referral scheme, everybody wins.

Let your friends know about our website and they'll receive a 15% discount off their first order.
In exchange, you'll get a 10% reward discount for every friend ordering off your future orders. Only subject to our £12 including postage minimum order value, and a maximum total discount of 50% (5 x Referred Friends)

Note: Referral rewards cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.



How does it work?

Refer a Friend
  • Click on the "Referral Scheme" menu at the bottom of the page and enter your friends' first names, last names and email addresses.
  • Send the referral invitation.
  • You'll be informed by email when your friend places an order with us and will receive your discount.
You've been Referred
  • When you receive the referral invitation, click on the link to benefit from the referral discount when you order on the site.
    Your discount will automatically be taken into account with your order.

How does a referring customer use their reward?

The reward discount is automatically applied when you order.

You can combine reward discounts obtained from your referral invitations when ordering on the site. Each time a new friend places their first order on the site, you earn a reward.

Example:
You get a 10% discount per referred friend. If you invite 2 people and they both order on the site, you will receive a reward of 10% (10% x 2) off your order up to a maximum of 5 friends, that's a massive 50% discount.

A discount coupon code will be automatically generated during the order. If you don't want to use it right away, just delete the code. You can use it on your next order.

You can consult your referral history at any time from the "Referral Scheme" menu and remind friends who have not yet responded.

 
Do you send plants overseas?

Yes it is certainly possible for us to send plants overseas, as we have a full 'UK Plant Passport' for shipping plants but only to full EU Member States.  If you are not able to finalise an order and you are within the EU, please contact us as [email protected]

 
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What is the Buy With Confidence Scheme?

In response to concerns about 'rogue traders' which are often highlighted in the media, a partnership of Local Authority Trading Standards Services have taken a ground-breaking step by putting together the Buy With Confidence Scheme. The scheme provides consumers with a list of local businesses which have given their commitment to trading fairly. Every business listed has undergone a series of detailed checks before being approved as a member of the scheme.

 
Are you registered to send plants to Europe?

Our nursery is inspected twice a year for notifiable pest and disease.  This is a matter of considerable importance to us.  We are fully accredited by DEFRA and our Plant Passport is;

EEC. Plant Passport UK/EW 13204.

Holding No.15 346 9001

 
What is the pot size?

All of our plants are supplied in pots, unless specifically noted otherwise.  In most cases the pots are 3" or 9cm pots. 

 
Are you able to send plants to the US?

At this point we are not able to send plants to the US.

 
Is PlantsToPlant a real Nursery?

PlantsToPlant.com is a parnership working alongside Fromefield Nurseries Ltd in the production of an exciting range of young plants. Most of our plants will be sourced and grown on the nursery, but from time to time we hope to bring you the best plants from other local suppliers also. In this respect, we are a ‘real' nursery, run by nurserymen, bringing you products direct. We aim to supply as much information as possible about the plants we list – far more than on the average plant label – to enable you to make informed choices about which plants are most suitable for the spaces you have available.

The Nursery has introduced many new plants to the trade since 1988, including the ‘Golden Jasmine' Jasminum officinale ‘Fiona Sunrise', Euphorbia ‘Excalibur', Festuca glauca ‘Golden Toupee' and Vitis coignetiae ‘Claret Cloak' to name a few. The Nursery has a strong customer base, which look to the Nursery for innovative and new plants which are grown to a precise specification and standard.

 
What does PlantsToPlant offer?

We will endeavour to introduce you to some really interesting plants - some unusual, some less so - but they will be chosen because they are special and give us pleasure, and in turn we would like to share that pleasure with you. Because of our excellent horticultural background and depth of knowledge, we are confident that the plants we are supplying are also of top quality.

Rather than specialising in any particular genre, we prefer to cover all bases where plants are concerned. We do perhaps grow more Perennials than any other plant type, but are not limited to them. We also grow Ferns, Grasses, Trees, Shrubs, Alpines and many others, but they will all be Unusually Good Plants.

 
What is the mission of PlantToPlant?

The enjoyment we all get from cultivating, nurturing and creating living green space cannot be easily explained, but it is well known that growing plants is therapeutic; indeed, many organisations offer the growing of plants and gardening as an alternative therapy. Probably the most important role of plants though is in the environment, and we all have to do our bit to protect it. Plants produce oxygenand absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere during the process ofphotosynthesis. Put simply, the more plants we grow, the more we offset the damage we do to the environment by just being part of it.

Gardens have become, quite rightly, extensions of the home. The space you have is the room, and the plants are the wallpaper, paint and ornaments. We are like a DIY store, and supply the materials to decorate your extension.

We will endeavour to introduce you to some really interesting plants - some unusual, some less so - but they will be chosen because they are special and give us pleasure, and in turn we would like to share that pleasure with you. Because of our excellent horticultural background and depth of knowledge, we are confident that the plants we are supplying are also of top quality, and backed by a No Quibble Guarantee.

 
How do I order?

All the items you see marked 'in stock' are available to buy online. Simply click on the item you wish to buy and click 'add to basket'. You can then adjust the quantity required, go back and add additional items to your basket or 'proceed to checkout', where you will need to enter the details of your credit or debit cards or Paypal account.

For further information about packing, delivery and payment go to our Delivery & Payment details page.

 
Do you do discounts for larger quantities?

In some cases this may be possible. If you are a professional, for instance a Garden Designer, and require larger quantities we can offer discount codes, please enquire.  Even if you are not a business, and just have a large space to fill, please enquire

Most of our plants are discounted for quantity, (multi-buys) and there are Special Offers on the site most of the time.

In addition we have a very worthwhile Referral Scheme whereby you can earn up to 50% discount, just by recommending us to your friends and colleagues.

If you are a professional grower or Nursery/Plant Centre please go to our Parent Company. Fromefield Nurseries Ltd. www.fromefield.com for further information. Click here to send a message.

 
Who runs PlantsToPlant?

Fromefield Nurseries Ltd is a wholesale company, specialising mainly in perennials, ornamental grasses and hardy ferns, and was started in 1988 by Nurseryman and Plant enthusiast David West.

The nursery supplies plants to retail and wholesale nurseries of all sizes as well as the landscape trade and also contract-grows for a number of high profile organisations.

We are one of the founder members, and were instrumental in the development of, ‘The Association of Liner Producers' (ALP), which evolved to improve the quality of UK grown nursery plants. The Nursery is also accredited by the ‘Buy with Confidence Scheme' run by Local Authorities throughout the UK. We are also members of the National Farmers Union (NFU) and the Horticultural Trades Association.

The nursery has a team of very knowledgeable and committed staff, and together we aim to grow the best. As well as the Nursery staff, David's wife Fiona helps out with much of the administration as well as getting her hands dirty potting many of the plants. The Nursery is a family enterprise.

 
Is the Nursery open to the public?

Because the Nursery is a busy production enterprise, we are not open to visitors. It is not because we do not like visitors; it is more of a practical exception. Not only is the Nursery very busy growing the plants on a day to day basis, but we are also in a very rural location and simply do not have the facilities or the relevant permissions.

 
My order has not arrived, but is marked as despatched in my account

In the unlikely event that your goods do not arrive after they have been despatched from us, please inform us within 5 working days after the despatch e-mail has been received. We will re send your order, or issue you with a credit note if stock levels have fallen. The credit note will total the full value of the goods not received, including shipping. Please note that refunds will not be made for goods shipped and not received, only Credit notes will be issued- this is for your and our protection to reduce instances of consumer fraud.

 
How do you pack and despatch the plants?

Please read the following information carefully as it will help you with placing your orders with us.
Packaging
We have spent a lot of time researching the best packaging in which to send your order, as we want you to be delighted with your plants when they arrive.

Our final choice of blister packs within cardboard boxes was made for a number of reasons. Firstly, they create a micro-climate for the plants, which helps to prevent them drying out in transit. The packs enclose each plant individually, which means that you don't open a box filled with compost! Finally, the plastic is environmentally friendly, being both recycled and recyclable!

Unfortunately these benefits do mean that the packaging is a little more expensive than some other types, but we hope that you feel that the extra cost is worth your plants arriving in good condition.

We charge all packaging at cost, and make no profit at all on this. The cost of packaging is included in the shipping charges below.

Pictures show boxes and blister packs.
Payment Methods
This payment option covers payments using your Debit and Credit Cards, via PayPal.
The easiest and most convenient way to pay. If you have a Paypal account which is free to join and free to use.
Delivery Courier Options

Delivery of plants is usually by special courier to most of mainland UK, using a special courier is not necessarily the cheapest form of delivery but we have found it is definitely the quickest and most reliable choice.

As delivery costs are quite high, and we don't want you to be deterred from ordering from us, we would like to offer you four options for delivery:

Delivery Option One: 2-3 days £6.50 (For up 2 plants)

Delivery Option Two: 2-3 days £6.00 (For greater than 3 plants)

Delivery Option Three: Signed For 2-3 days £8.00 (For greater than 3 plants)

Delivery Option: (FREE) 2-3 days £0 (For orders of £50 or more, UK mainland only)

We only dispatch plants on Mondays through to Thursday morning for standard deliveries, as we do not want your order to sit in a warehouse over the weekend. We may also delay sending plants, for their own well-being, if for instance the weather is very hot or cold, as we want them to arrive in optimum condition. Orders placed on Thursday PM onwards, may be dispatched the following Monday.

As with the packaging, we are making no profit on the delivery costs.
  • Minimum order is 1 plant plus postage and packing at £6.50.
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    What do I do when the plants arrive?

     

    After they arrive..
     
    1. When your plants arrive, they are contained in plastic packs and enclosed in a cardboard box.

    2. As soon as possible after arrival, remove the packs from the cardboard box, take plants out of the plastic packs and place them in a well-lit and sheltered area out of doors, until you are ready to plant them. If the weather is inclement, try to place in a conservatory, glasshouse or porch.

    3. If the compost is a little dry, stand the pots in a tray in shallow water for up to 1 hour. If unable to water from beneath, spray water lightly over the plants with a watering can.

    4. Once the compost is moist, allow the pots to drain normally, do not leave them in the water for extended periods.

    5. There may be some loose compost or a slight yellowing of the leaves, which is a consequence of the plants being enclosed during dispatch. This will not affect the condition of the plants.

    Growing on

    1. Soak the plants 1-2 hours prior to potting or planting.

    2. Gently remove the garden ready plants from the pot by pushing up from the bottom using your thumb and squeezing the pot gently at the same time. If roots through the base of the pot are preventing easy removal, these can be cut away without harming the plant.

    3. Transfer the plants into larger pots or container trays, filled with good purpose multi-purpose compost if required, or plant out (see below).

    4. Water the plants very well once, and then do not water again until the compost is drying or the plants indicate that it is needed.

    5. Place the plants in a sheltered, well-lit area, but preferably out of direct sunlight initially.

    6. Apply a liquid feed after 2-3 weeks.

    Planting out

    1. Water plants 1-2 hours prior to planting out.

    2. Dig a hole approximately 3 times the size of the pot and break up the soil which has been removed, with a garden fork. Add some well rotted manure, leaf mould, garden compost or any proprietary multi-purpose compost and mix with the soil removed from the planting hole.

    3. Place plant in prepared hole, ensuring that the base of the plant is at ground level, then back fill with soil prepared as above, pressing soil firmly around root ball.

    4. Once planted, water the plants very well.

    5. To establish the growth of young plants, it is important that you water regularly, especially during dry sunny spells, at least until well established.

    6. If after planting out there is a risk of frost, and the plants are tender in nature, cover the plants at night with proprietary fleece or a suspended old sheet may suffice.

    7. Feed the plants as required during the growing season.

     
    Do you have a minimum order value?

    You can purchase as many or as few plants as you like, however there is an overall minimum order value, including postage and packaging of £12.00.

     
    Do you supply wholesale?

    If you are a professional grower or Nursery/Plant Centre please go to our Parent Company. Fromefield Nurseries Ltd. www.fromefield.com for further information. Click here to redirect to www.fromefield.com

     
    How do I contact you?

    Contact us via E-mail
    We are always busy either growing plants, looking after them or sending them out, so the best way to get in touch is via E-mail to [email protected] If you want to send a message now, click text.

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    I need to return an item

    Remember, as we are dealing with live products substitution may occasionally occur, and you agree to and accept that this may happen by placing an order with us. Substitutions are very rare, but where they do occur you will generally get a comparable product that is of equal or greater value. If the substitution forms a significant part of your overall order, we will discuss this with you first.

    Please also remember that, as mentioned in other areas of the website, we supply young plants. They will not, at Point of Arrival resemble the plants in the accompanying images. In fact, depending on the plant in question and the time of year purchased, your plant may occasionally not even have foliage as it may be in a state of dormancy.

    If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, please email us, quoting your name, address, order number and the nature of your complaint. We offer a completely 'No Quibble Guarantee' with our products, so if for any reason you are not completely satisfied, just return the goods within 14 days, and we will replace or refund you the full cost of your purchase.

    Please note:
    If you require a different product (rather than a straight swap out of the same product) you will need to place a new order online and return the original item for a refund.

     
    Do I have to pay for return postage?

    Unfortunately if you are returning an item to us for a refund, then the cost of returning the item to us is your responsibility.

    We offer a completely 'No Quibble Guarantee' with our products, so if for any reason you are not completely satisfied, just return the goods within 14 days, and we will refund you the full cost of your purchase.

     
    Will you be getting any more stock in?

    Unfortunately some items will be out of stock or be removed from the site altogether if discontinued. Occasionally we may have a few of a certain plant, but not enough to put on the website. It is therefore worth sending an email to enquire.

     
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