Winter Aconites (Eranthis hyemalis) in the green
- Delivery & Guarantee
Aconites in the green - Eranthis hyemalis
Our Aconites in the Green are grown in the UK specifically for the purpose of being lifted and sold as bulbs in the green. Winter Aconites, Eranthis hyemalis are one of the earliest flowering British bulbs forming a carpet of waxy, golden buttercup like flowers from January onwards. Along with snowdrops, aconites are one of the earliest plants to flower, performing best when grown in moist ground containing plenty of organic matter.
Buying bulbs in the green means you receive identifiable plants that are freshly lifted. A few species of bulb, also including including bluebells and snowdrops establish best when they are transplanted quickly while still in growth.
Every silver spoon has a cloud however and the downside of buying aconites in the green is that they really do need to be planted as quickly as possible after being lifted as their foliage is perishable and deteriorates rapidly after a few days. We therefore restrict our shipping dates in February and March to weeks when weather means your aconites are at their best. They will be lifted immediately before despatch and are posted so that arrive with you on a Thursday or Friday in time for planting that week-end.
If this appeals to you then you you might like to take a look at the rest of our range of bulbs in the green.
Read our full terms and conditions here.
Delivery: The basic delivery charge for orders of bareroot plants is £9.49 + vat, which increases to £12.55 + vat if you add any pot-grown plants, standard trees or fruit trees to the order.
Because couriers sometimes experience delays, we schedule delivery by week, not by day. Therefore, please plan your planting day for the weekend at the end of the delivery week or for the week following delivery, at the earliest.
You can choose the delivery week that suits you during checkout and we will email you the day before your plants are due to arrive.
Payment: We do not charge your card until we begin to prepare your order for packing.
Guarantee: If any plants die within a year, we will replace them. We only ask that you follow our planting & growing instructions and sent us clear photographs of the dead plants in situ, so we can help to make sure that the replacement plants succeed. You only pay for the delivery of the replacements.
Please note that our guarantee is void if there is a hosepipe ban in your area: your newly planted hedging must be watered in dry weather while it is establishing. The best way to water is very thoroughly every few days: at least once a week if there is no heavy rain.
Our nursery has been supplying container grown and bareroot hedging plants to gardeners, farmers and town planners since 1949. Our website started in 2003, so we do understand the concerns that you may have about buying hedging plants online. If any of your plants are damaged when they arrive or if you are otherwise not satisfied with your order after you inspect it, please repackage it and contact us. We will give you a refund or send replacements and send a courier to come and collect the unwanted plants.