Posting plants

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Posting plants
« 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



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Re: Posting plants
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: Posting plants
« Reply #2 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
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Re: Posting plants
« Reply #3 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

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