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Growing => General Gardening => Topic started by: cc on April 17, 2021, 09:33

Title: Posting plants
Post by: cc on April 17, 2021, 09:33
I may post to my daughter some plants, probably double tangerine Poppy. I have never received plants through post. How do they manage it. Thank you for your very valuable time cc
Title: Re: Posting plants
Post by: Yorkie on April 18, 2021, 11:11
I've only received tiny plug plants through the post, but they were in pre-packaged plastic modules shaped to contain the moist compost for each plant and to protect the leaves.

I would ensure that the compost is moist (not dripping), and well wrapped up e.g. in foil or clingfilm.  Use a sturdy box with lots of packing material to prevent the plants moving around.  And perhaps pay a little more for 24 hour tracked delivery.
Title: Re: Posting plants
Post by: mrs bouquet on April 19, 2021, 11:58
One of our very kind members sent me some plants through the post last spring.   He had carefully wrapped them.   I planted them and they were glorious.    Thank you again kind member.    Mrs Bouquet
Title: Re: Posting plants
Post by: jezza on April 19, 2021, 20:42
Hello if the plants are in small plugs damp some compost squeeze it around the plug till it's about an inch round then wrap in news paper,place the plants in a plastic bag and carefully fold over, then pack in a box depending haw many you send, I find that the boxes that smart mobile phones come in are ideal as they hold half a dozen plants,3 each way then I put them in a recycled jiffy bag    jezza