International And Northern Ireland Orders - General Information
BREXIT UPDATE January 2021.
Now that the UK has left the EU, new arrangements are in place for exporting plants from Great Britain to the EU plant health area (in which Northern Ireland will be part of).
To be able to export plants from GB to the EU and Northern Ireland we will have to issue a phytosanitary certificate for all plant deliveries. This would require each parcel to be opened and inspected on-site prior to dispatch by a government plant health inspector at a substantial cost per parcel. This would be impractical, prohibitively expensive, would cause excessive delays and would not be compatible with our operations.
We are therefore unable to accept orders from the EU and Northern Ireland at the current time. We apologise for any inconvenience this many cause.
You may have heard about a Grace period of three months for plant exports from GB to Northern Ireland, however, this only applies to authorised suppliers supplying goods to supermarkets only.
You may have also heard about a scheme for reducing fees for issuing the phytosanitary certificates for the first year, however, we would still incur all the impracticalities of having a plant health inspector inspecting each parcel which unfortunately would still not be compatible with our operations.
We will be reviewing our processes and liaising with the relative authorities to try and find a way to be able to fulfil orders for the EU and Northern Ireland customers in the future, it is unlikely we will be able to do this until the Autumn season at the earliest. We will email all international and Northern Ireland customers if we are able to start taking orders again.