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"Crocus is the UK's biggest gardening web site"
I've had a look at this and it is quite impressive. I get the impression that CROCUS is a place where they cultivate good customer relationships and good website practice as well as good gardening. I'm on their affiliate program and I will now quote some of the words of Crocus themselves...
"Crocus is the UK's biggest gardening web site. But it's not just our size that matters. We hope to give the whole gardening experience a bit of a spin, inspire you, advise you and provide you with all the stuff you need when you're out there getting your hands dirty.
Plants are our passion and we want to share everything we know about them whenever you like. So if you need to buy plants or equipment, we can help. If you need help with design, we can give you ideas or even a plan. If you have a problem, we'll help with the diagnosis. If you need aftercare advice (pruning, fertilizing that sort of thing) we'll send you info by email. Gardening is what we live for. We'd love to help you get more out of your garden and become a better gardener.
Welcome to the only gardening website that specialises in plants. Of course we sell everything else you'll need for the garden, but plants are our thing. We pride ourselves on being able to offer you the biggest choice of plants in the UK. To give you an example, a good garden centre can give you around 400 plant varieties to choose from. We can offer over 4,000. This not only makes us unique but was one of the main reasons that Alan Titchmarsh and Charlie Dimmock wanted to join Crocus. As Alan said: 'The great thing about Crocus is that they use all the best specialist nurseries. This means that for the first time, amateur gardeners can have access to the same choice as the professionals'. If you're worried about all this choice, don't be. We can help narrow it down for you, either on the site or e-mail one of our four plant doctors; and they'll give you a host of golden ideas.
Plants are delicate things. In the wrong hands they can end up badly damaged. We have our own delivery service which covers a large chunk of Southern England. Our drivers are trained gardeners and operate out of Crocus liveried vans.
All other areas* are serviced by our courier partner who we have chosen very carefully to ensure your plants get to you in the best possible condition.
After that, we'll be in touch via e-mail with gentle reminders about pruning, spraying, and fertilising and providing the TLC that the new addition to your garden needs to thrive.
Although the Crocus site is pretty big (and getting bigger all the time), it's easy to find your way around. At the top of every page you visit you'll find the same main menu bar, which features our most popular pages, as well as a more detailed drop-down list we've called the 'garden shed'. When you are visiting particular sections of the site, you may also find an at-a-glance navigation bar down the right-hand side, so you can simply click on the thing you are interested in."
If you have been tempted by this, here's the link:
LINK HERE TO GO TO THE PLACE! (with cookies?)
http://www.crocus.co.uk affiliate program is with TradeDoubler
* "all areas"? I'm not sure about the international delivery to places outside the UK.