al1000 Aberdeen, United Kingdom (1 review) August 29, 2020
I am in the UK and was very happy with the plants from Kielkowski szkolka. I ordered 4 grapevines from a selection of varieties many of which I had not seen available elsewhere. This qualified for a free plant, and I chose a raspberry. I ordered the plants on a Wednesday, they were sent the next day and arrived 7 days layer. I received emails in Polish confirming receipt of the order, payment, and despatch. I don't know the language but the messages could be easily read with an online translate program. The packaging was sturdy and the plants were held securely in place with stakes. All were very good quality and in good condition.
I bough eight blueberry bushes from this company by mail order.
In the remarks section I wrote that I would like them to fill the package, to make sure plants can't move and branches do not break. Also asked a few other things like labeling and basics like healthy bushes.
On their site they describe their plants as 3 year old and talk about 3 liter pots aswell. I was looking forward to receiving my bushes. Plants came in a huge box, I was very happy to see this and expected some really nice big plants. When I opened the box, my mood was instantly ruined:
- Loose plants with tons of broken branches inside of the box.
- Plants where nowhere near 3 year old.
- Plants where stuffed in small P9 containers.
- Quality of the delivered bushes was incredibly bad.
- When taking the small plants outside of the huge box, I found a dead bush with no roots laying outside of its container.
I have never received a dead bush with no roots from any mail order company I have ever ordered from. This was a first for me, and you can probably understand that I wasn't pleased with this. My heart broke to see such bad care of blueberry bushes.
I immediately took them out of the box. Not exactly a happy experience, most of them where very badly branched and had no sign of life in them whatsoever. I planted them in some quality blueberry soil in way bigger pots.
Many plants where severely root bound, to the point they where going to strangle themselves to death.
I had to really pull these roots to untangle them. But not really a surprise if you put a 3-year-old blueberry bush in a p9 pot. Personally, I don't think any of the bushes will make it. But I just can't let them die like this. From the seven bushes that where not dead on arrival, I really hoped to save atleast a few.
To anyone who thinks to order from this company; please be smart and do not order blueberries. You will regret it.