Post and Packaging Advice…
Fold seeds up into a piece of paper (So that they
don’t fall out) and write what seeds it contains.
Place in an envelope and post.
Plugs (young plants with root ball):
Care should be taken to prevent damage to the root
ball and foliage.
You can wrap them in newspaper or bubble wrap and
pack them into a small box.
Alternatively use a GardenSwapShop blister pack,
designed especially for this purpose and because
they are so strong they can be used again and again.
here to search for packaging).
Larger items can be packed into an ordinary cardboard
box. Pack newspaper tightly around the base/roots
so that they cannot be moved. Then carefully pack
bubble wrap or newspaper around the foliage.
Clearly mark the box on the top with ‘LIVE
PLANTS – This Way Up’. Don’t forget
to post immediately and when receiving items, as
with all plants, unpack and plant as soon as possible.
If items, like trees, are very large or heavy you
can also state on your items listing: ‘Buyer
to collect’, meaning that you are happy for
someone to collect it. For your own security, we
recommend that you arrange to meet up at a mutually
acceptable place (perhaps at a supermarket car park
or somewhere half way between both parties.) If you
wish to allow the person to collect from your home
please note that we are unable to take any responsibility
for that persons visit and you are giving your details
out at your own risk.