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29 Jan 2021,  George Bullivant

Why can’t garden centres in NI buy plants & seeds from GB?

Why can’t Northern Ireland garden centres get deliveries of many plants and seeds from the rest of the United Kingdom following Brexit?

15 Feb 2024,  Anon
Perhaps if people had been told the truth about Brexit they might have voted differently. Problem wouldn't have arisen with a No vote
10 Feb 2024,  Thomas
It is absolutely ridiculous that we gardeners cannot get the items we require delivered to NI. Is there anyone in Authority trying to solve this problem or do we just allow the EU to continue to walk all over us. To those who have anything to do with this problem,get off your backside and sort it ouy.
9 Feb 2024,  John
This is a crazy situation because millions of plants from the UK mainland are growing in gardens all over Northern Ireland. As a bonsai grower I can buy individual trees from some sellers and then there are others who have stopped all together. The politicians in Northern Ireland need to do there jobs by letting the EU know that the whole of Ireland is a special case in view of the amount of plant and seeds at present being used from the UK mainland for decades.
2 Jun 2023,  Georgie
i used to buy from jparker its now 2023 and i still cant buy plants. are there any other plant suppliers
2 Oct 2022,  pothead
Several seed companies in the UK are now sending flower and vegetable seed to Northern Ireland. I have been told "There has been some movement in the rules" though I have been unable to obtain any new info re this and the big companies like Thompson and Morgan or Mr Fothergills are still refusing to send items to Northern ireland . I wonder are talks still ongoing as I dearly miss the many varieties of flower seed that are no longer available to me.
7 Mar 2022,  Andy Whelan
It is a real problem for businesses in Northern Ireland. If only we'd held a referendum to canvas peoples views....
27 Feb 2022,  Janet
I think that this is ridiculous situation for years I bought plants from the UK with no trouble except for higher p and p which was annoying. It feels like discrimination by EEC on Northern Ireland they are being spiteful about Brexit. I would have expected them to act in a more adult manner and allow trade that was well established to continue as it had for years.
10 Sep 2021,  Peter Vanhoutte
I still would like to add a late comment. For many years, I used to buy my seeds and bulbs and many plants in the UK, just because the quality is often much better than what we can find in most EU countries. I am really disappointed that it is not possible anymore to oder any of it in the UK. As a big fan of Gardeners' World and Monty and following an online garden designers course in Chelsea, it feels like my roots are suddenly cut off. I can only hope that both the EU and the UK will work to fix this issue as soon as possible.
5 Feb 2021,  Annoyed Gardener
Any suggestions as to where plants may be purchased from GB would be welcome.
1 Feb 2021,  seedseller
Boris once said we could tear up any paper work needed to send goods across the Irish sea.
1 Feb 2021,  Ordinary Bloke
The answer is simple. Ignore the rules. EU members have always ignored the rules they don't like. We are not in the EU any more.
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