Update: 28th October 2019
The UK government has asked the EU for a 3-month extension of its membership, and the EU has accepted the request. This means we now hope to be able to send trees to EU customers in December and possibly early January.
If you have already placed an order with us we will contact you soon to let you know if we can send your trees. If you are a new customer, please order now.
The position remains that the UK authorities will prevent us from sending trees to customers in the EU after the UK leaves the EU, which is likely to be in February 2020.
Update: 23rd August 2019
The new UK government has stated it intends to leave the EU, without a deal if necessary, at the end of October. If there is no deal between the UK and the EU there is little prospect of us being able to send fruit trees to EU customers this autumn.
Nevertheless we will continue to allow customers to place orders, but we will not be able to reserve stock to fulfill these orders. In the (unlikely) event that the Brexit situation improves and we are able to send trees, it will be on the basis of stock levels in November / December.
Statement: May 2019
We have been able to ship trees from the UK to customers in Europe for many years because our trees have the EU 'plant passport' phytosanitary certification. However the UK authorities have just told us that when the UK leaves the EU ('Brexit') we will no longer be in the plant passport scheme. This means we will have to stop sending trees to the EU.
At the time of writing (May 2019) the UK is still a full member of the EU, and the political situation in the UK is unstable, so we have decided to continue to accept pre-orders. However if, as expected, the UK leaves the EU in October, we would not be able to fulfil these orders.
We will not ask for payment for pre-orders until we are confident that we can send the trees.
We will keep this page updated with further developments as we hear them.
We would like to apologise to our EU customers for the inconvenience.