Bare root season is almost upon us – subject to the weather our plants are being lifted on the weekend of 6/7 November and we’ll begin despatch on Monday 8th November. It normally takes us about 3 weeks to despatch the thousands of orders that we’re pre-ordered (that’s what we call orders placed before the season started) but this year we’ve got extra resource and hope to get completely up to date with pre-orders within 2 weeks – and then we’ll be on a quick turnaround of despatch as orders are placed.
I’d like to thank all those customers who place their orders early – it helps us plan our resources (both for the plant lifting and despatch) so that we can get fresh, straight from the fields, plants delivered during November. Please don’t feel that if you haven’t pre-ordered you now won’t be able to get your plants until end of November – we can always squeeze in a few more! And there’s no need to panic – bare root season lasts until the end of March, sometimes early April.
And finally, all the team would like to say “happy birthday” to Graham one of our head nurserymen – and an absolute treasure! He’s 60 on 6 November so he’s going to spend his birthday surrounded by hundreds of thousands of bare root plants – but we’re sure he’ll find time to get into the pub too!”