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Old 26-03-2020, 06:54 PM posted to uk.rec.gardening
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Default Mail order seeds - quick turn round?

On 26/03/2020 16:25, Chris Green wrote:
Ophelia wrote:

I used ebay for the seeds - which are claimed to have been posted but
haven't turned up yet. However I'm not sure that we are receiving any
post. Unless posting from home or perhaps a small family business I
doubt in these times that there is anyone at work to dispatch. A few
Ebay listings that I've seen now indicate that dispatch will only take
place after the government lift social isolation restrictions.

Lots of big suppliers have been sending me E-Mails emphasising that
they are still operating and sending stuff out.

Also I just ordered some seeds from Kings Seeds and they say they are
still operating but with a few days more delay than usual.

They are reliant on courier companies who may have problems with social
isolation at delivery hubs. Probably seeds can be sent royal mail but
also reliant on staff turning up.

The courier who delivered my parcel yesterday said he was only on the
deliveries as little was coming through from the other hubs. He said he
used to work nights sorting out hub to hub routing but most of that work
has dried up.

I would be very reluctant to now order live (plug) plants.

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