If you have purchased plants, remember, they have
been in the post for several days and have been denied light
and water for that period.
It is quite natural for them to look a little stressed and less
The plants have left here in good health and will recover the
shock of transport in almost all cases.
Over the years, we have experimented with the plants and
we do not send plants that cannot recover from the process.
Care, from this point is really common sense, and the first
thing to do after unpacking them and removing the tape from
the pot is to soak them in a container eg.(Ice cream tub ) so
that the water can draw up into the pot, re-hydrating the
roots. Leaf fall during postage is quite common and not
usually a reason for panic. Leaves are useless in the dark
and the plants often recognise this fact and prefer not to
supply nutrient to some leaves during this time. It is more
convenient for the plant to re shoot leaves, rather than
maintain them during a period of stress.
After the pots have soaked for a few hours, remove them and
allow the excess water to drain out from the base.
The next couple of days are best spent in a semi shaded
position. If you intend to plant out the seedlings then several
days of gradual exposure to the sun is essential before
If the plants you have purchased are deciduous and you
have ordered them out of their normal season, then the
procedure is the same but you will have no leaf presence to
gauge the effectiveness of your treatment until they ‘shoot’ in
their correct time. It didn't die in the post, it's asleep until the
weather changes to it's liking.
Remember, most of the plants we sell are perennial and will
not respond with the same speed as annuals. Be patient
It is the very nature of gardening. We have placed as much
information on the various websites that we think is
necessary and we are continually adding to this. Please use
this information as often as you need to.
The information listed on this Beautanicals website is an ongoing project and will develop as our information becomes complete. Some gardening information regarding the particular herbs, fruit and vegetables that we grow is on our shop website and we are increasing the content on this website periodically as we are able to do so.