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    Anybody had a good experience of these people? I bought a gooseberry bush from them, but it was barely alive, so I asked for my money back. I got a gratuitously insulting reply, implying that I would have more success with my plants if I spent as much time gardening as I do complaining!

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    I'd have more sympathy if you told us more about your gardening and hadn't joined this forum to complain.
    Sorry and all that but how do we know your not another supplier?
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    I'd have more sympathy if you told us more about your gardening and hadn't joined this forum to complain.
    Sorry and all that but how do we know your not another supplier?
    I have been gardening for 40 years, but have never had any commercial interest.

    I thought your readers might be interested in my experience. If you think they won't, it doesn't matter to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SurreyGardener View Post
    Anybody had a good experience of these people? I bought a gooseberry bush from them, but it was barely alive, so I asked for my money back. I got a gratuitously insulting reply, implying that I would have more success with my plants if I spent as much time gardening as I do complaining!
    In what sense "barely alive"? Was it showing a green cambium layer when you scratched the bark?

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    Quote Originally Posted by devonuk View Post
    In what sense "barely alive"? Was it showing a green cambium layer when you scratched the bark?
    One of four stems produced four or five leaves, which are now turning brown. The other three stems produced nothing, and showed no green when I scratched the bark.

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    Hello SG & welcome to the Jungle. It's an unfortunate side to gardening where some companies put profit before customer care. Lesson learned I reckon.
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    Hello SG & welcome to the Jungle. It's an unfortunate side to gardening where some companies put profit before customer care. Lesson learned I reckon.
    As you say, lesson learned!

    I have been looking for an alternative supplier of Martlet gooseberry bushes, but with no success.

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    Have you tried Martlet - organic
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