The online trade of plants, trees, flowers and seeds has never been particularly large, with most avid gardeners still relying upon gardening centres for their supplies. Whether or not this will remain the case is question however, with more and more companies now offering online purchases of garden supplies as well as deliveries.

There are a number of positives and negatives to buying online. For a drawback which can never really be overcome; you’ll not really have an opportunity to inspect the product before you purchase it, so you may end up with a low quality plant. For a positive; buying online is very convenient, and the stock you’ll get access to from buying online is a lot larger than when visiting a garden centre.

Even Amazon offers the opportunity to buy plants, so it is likely that more and more people are going to switch to buying online over the coming years.