May 15, 2011 at 6:35 pm #495832
I was just about to place an order for potatoes and guava trees from Diggers, until I saw that shipping is $17. I couldn’t work out how they came to that figure, but finally worked out they charge $8.50 for plants and $8.50 for bulbs, hence $17.00. Sounds a little steep to me as I know I can go to Bunnings and get the same things for around the same price, plus with the extra $17 buy an extra couple of plants…
I just prefer to support a company like diggers rather then bunnings. Not sure what I will do now…May 15, 2011 at 7:03 pm #495833PeterDMember
It is easy. Don’t buy from Diggers.
Buy what is cost effective and reasonable shipping and do not support them when shipping is outrageous or pricing or stock is out of line.
Ineffective lines or shipping methods will hurt their bottom line and they will be forced to respond.
Vote with your wallet in all things, that’s what I say and that is the power of the consumer.
PeterDMay 15, 2011 at 7:18 pm #495834
Agreed PeterD and Kristy go to you local market and see if you have someone local able to supply you with what you want. You could also ask on here, it is anazing what people have in there own backyards which they maybe willing to SELL you. I think this is a wonderful source this forum here and instead of expecting something for nothing some payment would be nice. Some barter is also a good thing and then, we are not giving to the rich again.
Just my thoughts
SusanMay 15, 2011 at 7:57 pm #495835PeterDMember
I go to my local market, once a month and always go through the plants. 🙂
But good suggestion, my area is small with about 600 people living there so our market is very small as well.
PeterDMay 23, 2011 at 3:35 pm #495836FoodGloriousFoodMember
I am an older gardener and have used many seed companies over the years and settled on a couple now Southern Harvest and Phoenix. Both have good germination and unusual and standard items.
I have always received prompt delivery with Southern Harvest and they even answer questions. They have a great vatiety of heirlooms and some newer varieties. The heirlooms were new once remember so do not discount them. They do extensive trials to work out the best flavoured varieties to.
MaxMay 23, 2011 at 4:38 pm #495837
How do you order from Phoenix? I notice that they don’t have a website.
KristyMay 23, 2011 at 5:02 pm #495838FozzieMember
I think you call them, leave a message on their answering machine with your address and they mail you out a catalogue. I’m pretty sure that’s how I got my catalogue… No idea how I found the contact details though sorry!May 23, 2011 at 5:35 pm #495839busylizzieParticipant
Phoenix seeds, Tasmania
03 62679663 (messages)
PO Box 207
Snug Tas 7054
Fax 03 62679592
Are these the right details Foz?May 23, 2011 at 5:44 pm #495840FozzieMember
I guess…. it’s been ages since I called them! 🙂May 23, 2011 at 7:47 pm #495841busylizzieParticipant
Ok then, are the company in Tassie? If they are then these are the details (thanks to my friend google)May 23, 2011 at 7:47 pm #495842earthworm42Member
yes Diggers is only a last resort 🙁 most others are a bit of hit and miss affair too as they buy seed from 3rd parties with no quality procedures.
the ones i use are:
seedsavers network is another option.May 23, 2011 at 8:00 pm #495843
it is how I got a copy of the catelogue, I emailed and asked for one, and then by return email it was sent 🙂May 23, 2011 at 8:02 pm #495844
Abbysmum, do you remember the email address by any chance?
KristyMay 23, 2011 at 8:03 pm #495845
those are the ones I have used on a regualar basis and too many people have told me recently they are not renewing theor Diggers membership for me to consider going back to them. I am also pleased I have found Phoenix and Southern Seeds also.
Thanks to all
Susan :hug:May 23, 2011 at 8:08 pm #495846
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