Distance No Object!
Gwynedd based Seiont Nurseries have just shipped their annual delivery to the Falklands!
Stanley Garden Centre (the only Garden Centre/Nursery on the Islands) are the recipient of this giant trip across the Atlantic.
8000 Mile Round Trip
Neil Alcock takes up the story “ This is the third year we have shipped to them. We have to schedule this to a time of year when our plants are dormant and when there is a container & ship heading out that way. The 8000 mile trip takes 60 days and goes via a South American Port.”
“We prepare the plants 3 weeks before shipping where they are kept in our usual cool conditions with perfect watering to prepare them for the trip. They are shipped in a temperature controlled container at 4 degrees. They arrive towards the end of the Summer there which gives them time to recover, resume growth and establish before winter.”
“Its a great feeling seeing new plants heading off to such a remote place on the other side of the world. This year the shipment includes Hebe Tip Top, Cordyline Salsa and Escallonia Golden Carpet! Seiont can ship plants anywhere around the world!”