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Bought anything from Breck's?


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Odette20-Jul-00 07:41 PM EST   
Claire-Ontario20-Jul-00 08:18 PM EST   
Marg20-Jul-00 09:17 PM EST   
Linda20-Jul-00 09:42 PM EST   
Odette23-Jul-00 04:36 PM EST   
25-Jul-00 02:15 PM EST   
Wilma25-Jul-00 09:05 PM EST   
Odette25-Jul-00 09:33 PM EST   
26-Jul-00 07:02 PM EST   
Carolyn26-Jul-00 08:14 PM EST   
Linda26-Jul-00 11:12 PM EST   
Norma28-Jul-00 12:35 AM EST   
Irene28-Jul-00 11:53 AM EST   
Doreen07-Nov-01 10:42 PM EST 3   
ABE09-Nov-01 08:36 PM EST   
Kelly16-Nov-01 03:59 AM EST   
Grace18-Nov-01 10:29 PM EST   
Marcus19-Nov-01 10:29 AM EST   
29-Nov-01 01:56 PM EST   


Subject: Bought anything from Breck's?
From: Odette
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Date: 20-Jul-00 07:41 PM EST

I've just received a very appealing little catalogue from Breck's, Port Burwell, On. Has anyone had any experience buying from them, and were you satisfied? Thanks for any info.


Subject: RE: Bought anything from Breck's?
From: Claire-Ontario
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Date: 20-Jul-00 08:18 PM EST

Yes, Brecks' is OK - I'm sure you'll be satisfied. Check on their guarantee though.


Subject: RE: Bought anything from Breck's?
From: Marg
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Date: 20-Jul-00 09:17 PM EST

I ordered from Breck's two years ago. Out of everything I bought, only 3 plants didn't come up. I called and they replaced the plants-no problem. I would order from them again.


Subject: RE: Bought anything from Breck's?
From: Linda
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Date: 20-Jul-00 09:42 PM EST

I've purchased tulip & daffodil bulbs, peonies, oriental and asiatic lillies, day lillies and I have an Iris collection on order. The stuff always comes promptly and in good condition. A few times some of the things haven't done well, but all it takes is a phone call or letter, and the plants are replaced or your money refunded, whichever you prefer, with no questions asked. You can definitely order from them with no qualms.


Subject: RE: Bought anything from Breck's?
From: Odette
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Date: 23-Jul-00 04:36 PM EST

Thank you all. It's so nice having all these helpful people around.


Subject: RE: Bought anything from Breck's?
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Date: 25-Jul-00 02:15 PM EST

Brecks is soooo expensive. Veseys also has a nice (actually nicer) selection of bulbs which are alot cheaper, and these people are great to deal with. www.veseys.com


Subject: RE: Bought anything from Breck's?
From: Wilma
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Date: 25-Jul-00 09:05 PM EST

You're right, Vesey's has a wonderful selection at reasonable prices. If you live anywhere near Québec City or are a member of a horticultural society, you can also look into buying bulbs through the Société des Amis du Jardin VandenHende in Ste. Foy. Contact (418) 656-3410 Fax (418) 656-7871). They order bulbs directly in the Netherlands and I haven't seen any prices to beat theirs. You have to order before the end of May, so it's too late for this year, but you can always check it out for next year.


Subject: RE: Bought anything from Breck's?
From: Odette
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Date: 25-Jul-00 09:33 PM EST

Vesey's, huh? worth looking into. I'll check out their website. Thanks again.


Subject: RE: Bought anything from Breck's?
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Date: 26-Jul-00 07:02 PM EST

Is Brecks the same outfit as Spring Garden I think so if so avoid them!


Subject: RE: Bought anything from Breck's?
From: Carolyn
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Date: 26-Jul-00 08:14 PM EST

I think Brecks was formerly Spring Garden--they're both in Port Burwell--how coincidental is that. I won't order anything from a company who uses my name as a sales ploy as in 'The BLankety-Blank Garden'. I'm suspicious of a nursery using these kind of boldly obvious marketing strategies to sell their product. How good can it be? Spring Garden customers voiced their dissatisfaction with the plants they received,on this forum months ago. From what I read, the consensus was; the plants were generally poor as was customer service. Maybe the new company name--Brecks, means new ownership and hopefully better quality for its customers.

I like Vesey's for quality of product and customer service--oh...and price too.


Subject: RE: Bought anything from Breck's?
From: Linda
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Date: 26-Jul-00 11:12 PM EST

Spring Garden and Brecks are both still in operation. I get catalogues from both of them. I don't know if they are run by the same people, but I can only say that the products I got from Spring Garden were inferior and didn't do well, while most of the things I've gotten from Brecks have been good quality and have prospered. The tulip bulbs I got from them last fall were great. The flowers were huge and wonderful colours. I received a lot of compliments about them from neighbours.


Subject: RE: Bought anything from Breck's?
From: Norma
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Date: 28-Jul-00 12:35 AM EST

I too received that nice little brochure. I think we can thank Readers Digest (for one) for submitting our names to their mailing list--how I know--they spelled my name wrong, so when I got the Blankety Blank Garden book I knew right away!


Subject: RE: Bought anything from Breck's?
From: Irene
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Date: 28-Jul-00 11:53 AM EST

I never bought from Breck's but I did buy from Spring Gardens and agree with all the other writers about the very poor quality of plants and their customer service dept is horrendeous. I will never buy from them again!! I too, am going to check out Vesey's.


Subject: RE: Bought anything from Breck's?
From: Doreen
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Date: 07-Nov-01 10:42 PM EST

I have been trying to contact Brecks for replacements. Last year is the first time I have had numerous bulbs that did not grow. Now it seems they are out of business, from what I have read in various places. Does anyone know if this is true. I sent a fax at end of September, which they responded to by saying a replacement was being shipped and would be recieved in 2-3 weeks. Well that is now 6 1/2 weeks ago.


Subject: RE: Bought anything from Breck's?
From: ABE
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Date: 09-Nov-01 08:36 PM EST

I THOUGHT I READ SOMEWHERE BRECK'S PARENT CO. FOLDED NOT LONG AGO.


Subject: RE: Bought anything from Breck's?
From: Kelly
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Date: 16-Nov-01 03:59 AM EST

i bought my bulbs from botanus. great quality, very good service and excellent prices. www.botanus.com it,s my 2. year with botanus and i am very happy


Subject: RE: Bought anything from Breck's?
From: Grace
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Date: 18-Nov-01 10:29 PM EST

This site is wonderful! I was just looking through an old Spring Garden catalogue, and was interested in ordering from them. However, now I'll be avoiding that place and ordering from more reliable places, like Vesey's, maybe.


Subject: RE: Bought anything from Breck's?
From: Marcus
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Date: 19-Nov-01 10:29 AM EST

I bought from Brecks and the quality and service was excellent. I can say the same from Veseys, McFayden, McConnell and Dominion seeds.


Subject: RE: Bought anything from Breck's?
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Date: 29-Nov-01 01:56 PM EST

Hi Grace, I love the spring garden catalogue, beautiful pictures and lots of good garden layout information. I ordered once from them and every thing that I ordered was from a good quality. I also ordered from Dominion and T&T and was satisfied with their products. I never ordered from Veseys but I have heard lots of good things about his company.


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