GardeningExpress.co.uk asking if I would like to review one of their products. I often receive these type of emails from companies, but I like to keep this blog devoted to gardening, so I mainly turn down these offers. This time, I looked at the Gardening Express website and liked what I saw, it's filled with all manner of different plants, and as it fits with the theme of my blog, I decided I would go ahead.
I looked at the wide range of plants on offer and decided that I really liked the look of the Crimson Leaf Patio Peach Tree. Its leaves are a beautiful colour, and the photo from the website made it look extremely attractive. It wasn't until Monday of this week that I emailed the company to let them know my choice.
Imagine my surprise when I came home today to a parcel waiting for me. It had been signed for by my daughter who was anxious to know what was inside.
It wasn't only my daughter who was interested, here's Archie trying to find out the contents of the parcel with his sense of smell. As you can see, it was very well packaged and I wasn't at all concerned about how the small tree had travelled as it was well protected.
I started by opening the top of the box and this is the sight which greeted me. Don't those leaves look beautiful, such a gorgeous colour.
There were a couple of notches in two corners of the box which prevented the tree from sliding about in transit. Once these had been taken care of, it was easy to slide the tree out of the box and this is how it came out, it still has the polythene wrapping around the pot.
Here it is in all it's glory with the polythene removed, isn't it gorgeous.
I wanted to get a close up of the leaves for you to show you just how stunning they are, they're such a gorgeous colour and the sun picks up on that colour beautifully.
The tree itself looks extremely healthy, it's covered in buds so I'm sure there's plenty of growth to come.
Patio trees are ideal for anyone short on garden space, like me, as they don't grow very tall yet they can still provide a worthwhile crop. I shall be waiting for my tree to present me with some delicious, juicy peaches but in the meantime, I will enjoy it for what it is, a thing of beauty.
As for GardeningExpress.co.uk, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. I emailed my choice of item to the company on Monday and it was delivered on Friday. The tree was well packaged and arrived in good condition and I'm extremely happy with the Crimson Leaf Patio Peach Tree.
I should just mention that the item was sent to me free of charge, but I have not been paid for writing this review.
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