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Just a quick email to thank you for the nice healthy plants and your efficient service. Your management of the whole process made our big purchase so much easier and streamlined. Regards Bruce  May 2018

Have Just sneaked outside with torch - the plants have indeed been delivered - courier must have left them by our garage garden - all in tip top orde as expected. Can i just say the plants are the best rhodos i have seen for a VERY long time, and represent very good value for money- and in saying that, I do have some Ornamental plant experience in my working life (now happily retired and just turned 70). In the 1970’s and early 80’s, I worked for Duncan and Davies nurseries for around 8 years; part of the time as R & D manager where we imported small quantities of new varieties to bulk up; (I remember importing the 7 dwarf series Yaks for example) Ross Heveldt July 2017 

Thank you for the delivery of the Rhododendrons. We were not here but a nice surprise when we got home.  Thank you so much for all your help. It has been just great to do business with you. I will definitely recommend you to my friends. Cheers Anna July 2016

You are the fastest and most specific responder of any supplier I know! Shelagh Mooney May 2015
The Rhodos arrived this morning - they look wonderful - they are certainly healthy and keen to get their feet into my garden. I found you to be so helpful. You really were! It is not often that people call and answer questions and spend the extra effort in helping others obtain just what they are looking for. You certainly were clear, communicated well about delivery times, and above all helpful in every way. Annie Smith, March 2015
Thank you so much for your help and certainly to deliver such healthy plants.
We have been delighted to receive two consignments from you in the past month, each of 6 rhododendrons,   In both instances, your plants have travelled 538 km totally reliably within two days - arriving still moist, with foliage gratifyingly undamaged and just begging to be let out of their cartons to start new lives.   Thank you for the considerable time you spend ensuring that your rhodos reach us in such pristine condition.   We get many enquiries from friends as to where we obtain such healthy plants and have no compunction in passing on your contact details to these good people. Thank you too for your totally upfront honouring of discount vouchers and freight costs.   Such is not always experienced with online purchases.   Living, as we do in Wanaka, online shopping is frequent, but we do not always benefit from the exemplary service which you provide.   It is not everyone who runs an online business who recognises the importance of basic issues. Beyond such things may we please say how much we have appreciated your advice on plant selection for varied environments and your willingness to comment on other supporting issues.   We find your website a tremendous source of information on every aspect of rhododendron propagation and growth.
We are certain to be back to you before long.Very best wishes, Jo and Richard Wilton (Wanaka), Feb 2015

Just to let you know that the lovely plants have arrived already!!! Am impressed!!! thank you.  this means that they can all now be planted on Friday.Very exciting.  Thank you again.  Great service and wonderfully healthy rhodos. Dorothy Mitchell, July 2014

We are 1st-time customers. We want to thank your staff who we dealt with in our recent purchase.They arrived today in great condition and so quickly delivered to our door.
Thank you, Dawn &Dave Watson. May 2014

Hi Marina, I just want to thank you for the excellent service we received from you. Not only did you sort out the minor problem we had re delivery, you also refunded part of the delivery cost, as it cost less than your on-line calculation. I believe that many dealers would have just kept quiet about the reduced delivery cost, so it was a very pleasant surprise to receive the refund. We are delighted with the rhodo, (Purple Lace)  - that we had been unable to source through the garden centres that we tried. It is it excellent condition, and we are looking forward to seeing it develop over the years.  Doug and Jill New, Dunsandel.  December 9, 2013

Marina came to my garden and helped me to find the right mix of sizes and colours of rhodos in my garden that I wanted.  Marina listened to what I was wanting to achieve and helped me make it happen.  She came back and placed them for me ready for planting.  Such an easy way to plan a garden. Kate Metcalfe, October 4, 2013, Osteopath

Thank you so much for the Rhodo DVD we thought it was wonderful and a joy to watch Regards Bev Monteith, June 14, 2012

Hi Marina,  I have been meaning to let you know the Rhodos arrived safe and sound on Monday. The plants are great and aren't showing any signs of being disgruntled about having been put into smaller pots for travelling. I have been moving them around the garden the last couple of evenings and think I have their new positions sorted - so I'm looking forward to digging holes and getting them planted this weekend.  Thank you again for your user-friendly services - both yourself and your website. Incidentally I got talking to a couple of women, both keen gardeners, who came into work to meet with one of my colleagues on Tuesday and I mentioned I had just received Rhodos from you - they knew of you - think your product and customer service is excellent and one of them had also visited your nursery when on their way to Nelson last year and highly recommended visiting if I ever had the opportunity… so it is as they say a small world but thought I'd let you know and that I too will recommend your services in future. Until next time. Kind Regards Bronwyn Affleck, Invercargill. 23 August 2012

Hi, just to let you know the rhodo arrived this morning, a day earlier than promised!  It is a beautiful grade and looks very healthy. Thank you so much for fabulous service and a quality plant. Regards Michele Bayley April 13, 2012

Thank you so much for the advice in your newsletter- very timely as I was asking myself all those questions about fertilising and pruning.  It's great to be reminded in the season too.
Kind regards Briar Gregory 29 March 2012

Plants arrived safely.  They are in fantastic condition and I am very pleased both with the service and the quality of the rhododendrons.  Only wish I had room in the garden for more! Valerie Harris, Rangiora,14 December 2011

Hi Marina, I wanted to thank you for your help both with Rhodo selection (very excited to now look forward to a long flowering season) and we are delighted with the quality of your plants. Being rural the freight to here is generally slow, I was most surprised at how quickly the order arrived and they were delivered right to the door. You have been a pleasure to deal with.  Kind regards Kerry Clarke, Queenstown, 23rd October 2010

Rhododirect have supplied Loch Leven Nursery with rhodos whenever required for landscaping jobs they are carrying out. Their knowledge, service and quality of rhodos is excellent. It is also great to be able to source local rhodos at exceptional prices. Rhododirect it is always a pleasure to do business with you. Doreen Dryden, Rotherham, 7th June 2010

WOW, I was incredibly impressed and over the moon with Marina and Craig when they helped me surprise my Mum with a Mothers Day rhodo! I live in the UK and it was so reassuring to know Marina had my best interests at heart in helping me in my goal to give my Mum a fab Rhododendron for her garden. It arrived safely the next day, packed and presented perfectly - I couldn't be happier and my Mum was chuffed! Thanks again Marina and Craig for your superb attention to detail and service - I will be using you guys again for Mum's birthday later this year! Amanda Ross, England, 2nd June 2010

Hi Marina, Just to let you know the two rhodos arrived safe and sound on Friday. I was delighted with the quality of the plants - they are both beautiful specimens and they arrived in perfect condition, the soil was moist and there wasn't even one leaf damaged in transit. Thank you so much for your help, I will certainly recommend you to other people and will use you again myself if I find any space for more rhodos. Regards and thanks again Vicki Lodge, NZ, 13th April 2010

Thanks for the saving; plants arrived on Thursday in excellent condition and I am very pleased with my purchases. Very strong and healthy specimens can't wait to see them flower! Thanks again for your help. Leianne Coker, NZ, 13th April 2010

Thank you. Your information and help were great, nothing was a problem and the extra lengths that you went to oblige us was fantastic. We have no hesitation in recommending Rhodo Direct to anyone wanting that special Rhodo. Once again, sincerest appreciation for everything. Brenda & Willy, NZ, 13th April 2010

Excellent prompt service. The rhodo is in wonderful condition and wrappings look fabulous. Will definitely buy more from RhodoDirect. Julie Archie, NZ, 13th April 2010


Thank you for the efficient handling and friendly manner you have used in enabling me to receive an order for such good quality rhododendron plants. As a customer, it makes such a difference to receive this type of service. Margaret Weston, NZ, 13th April 2010

The plants arrived this morning safe and sound. Have never bought plants by mail order before. I am very impressed with the size and the quality of the plants. So thank you very much. I will be in contact again as will probably need another couple or so. I will definitely be recommending you if anyone I know is looking at getting rhodo's. Thanks again. Robyn Garlick, Wellington, 13th April 2010

After being entranced by the amazing array of photos in your website I decided to give Rhododirect a try - three successive purchases later I'm hooked. Rhododirect delivers promptly and the plants have all been healthy and well grown. Rhododirect is now my preferred method for acquiring new rhodos. Murray Pedley, Wellington, 13th April 2010

Marina and Craig, we would like to thank you for your prompt and safe delivery of our plants. They were packed and travelled well and we are very impressed with the condition of the plants. The many buds will create good interest in our garden as they come into flower – we are looking forward to the mass show of dark red Elizabeth Rhodos. Thank you for your advice and help with our purchase. Many thanks, we will keep you in mind for other areas of our large garden. Jenny and Russell Brooking, NZ, 13th April 2010


Hello Marina and Craig, Thank you both for such friendly, efficient and prompt service backed up by your wonderful healthy plants. They arrived fresh and undamaged and we were thrilled at their size and quality. We will tell everyone about your wonderful online nursery and will look to you first for future purchases. Congratulations on all aspects of your lovely nursery. Vicky Fletcher, Hokitika, 13th April 2010

Dear Craig and Marina, on behalf of the Sheffield Garden Club, I thank you for the opportunity to come and visit your wonderful home, garden and nursery. We really appreciated being invited into your home to have afternoon tea and were very lucky that the rain stopped so we could enjoy your beautiful garden and browse around the nursery. Your range of rhodos is just amazing and I'm sure many of those on the bus will return to your nursery again. Thank you for allowing us to come. Beth Peddie, NZ, 13th April 2010


Thanks Marina for such efficient service in our recent purchase. It was great how you communicated with us all through the whole process so we could let our client know the details as they happened. The plants arrived in good condition despite the long journey they had to Tauranga! Many thanks, will order again.Michelle McDonnell, Tauranga, 13th April 2010


We required 100 rhododendrons of one variety and Rhododirect supplied these in a friendly, efficient and prompt manner.Glenmark Farms, Waipara, 13th April 2010

The Rhododendron has arrived and looks great, just what we were looking for. We appreciate the great service.Nick and Rhonda Dodd, Auckland, 13th April 2010

Just a quick note to say thanks for the order I received yesterday and plants are in such a healthy condition, I will recommend you to all, many thanks. Sharon Woodhead, Ranfurly, 13th April 2010