I ordered a mixed pack of 6 to go in a large pot on my terrace. The delivery was extremely efficient (received the following day). The poppies look super, but I have one criticism. After only 1 week the stakes are already rusting, and there is a small amount of rust in the middle of a couple of the 'flowers', presumably where the stake has been welded on. If they are copper this shouldn't happen, but do they need treating?
Reply from Garden Beet:
The flower is copper and the stems are made from mild steel. The rust is from the stem not the flower. Each flower is given a protective coating before it is dispatched to the customer. Sometimes the coating can be scratched. Gently sand the rust away and apply a clear metal coating to protect the stem. The coating also prevents the copper flower from developing a patina. For best results we recommend applying the coating every 6-12 months.
I loved the copper poppies as soon as I saw them at the Chelsea Flower Show. But I couldn't buy them because I was traveling with cabin luggage only. So I ordered them on the GardenBeet website. Actually I had lost all information about the stand but it wasn't difficult to find the URL on Google. The copper flowers arrived fast and they were as beautiful as I remembered. The poppies are meant for the garden of a little weekend house I own along the coast in the south of Italy. But even in the south of Italy it's bitter winter now. And I think it will take some time before the poppies will be planted. If you don't mind I will send a picture in a few months.
Ordered these for my daughter in law for her birthday. She was so pleased with them that my son ordered the pack for her for Christmas. Really impressed with prompt delivery & good packaging. What she would like to know is how to keep them looking good ie should you clean them? if so what with? should they be oiled or waxed?
Saw these in a gardening magazine and loved them so decided to take the plunge and order the set of 6. The poppies arrived well packaged and quickly. They look fab in my garden and am now saving up for another set! Thanks for a great product and excellent service
Thank you for such a prompt reply and great customer service. Your actions today will definitely encourage me to use Garden Beet again and recommend to friends despite the original issue.
I am very impressed.
1st email: from customer
Although delivery was quick, the packaging wasn't great. The majority of the stems have so much sticky residue on them from the tape used to bind them that I'm going to have to spend time removing this before I can give the flowers as a gift. For the amount I paid, this is disappointing.
2nd email: from Garden Beet
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about the packaging. We will change the way they are packed from now on. I am giving you a £10 refund for the trouble it has caused.
We treated ourselves to these beautiful cooper Flowers for our recent Anniversay, We bought the set plus 2 extra large ones and it has made a fantastic display in our garden. They look amazing when the sun shines on them, and when rain water collects in the centre.
Would highly recommend these to everyone, and the service I received from garden beets was outstanding, they arrived the next day. Many thanks.
I love these copper poppies they just a bit of something special to the garden. How I wish I could afford lots more!
Excellent customer service and very prompt delivery from Garden Beet, I will be using you again in the future for sure.
I ordered the pack of 6. They arrived quickly and look great in the garden. I just wish I could afford alot more like the picture!
Beautiful poppies, look so good in the garden. I am very very happy with them.
Delivered the next day. Items were just as expected. I am very happy with purchase.
I saw these metal flowers in a magazine and after much soul searching I ordered some. They are so lovely and I am thrilled to bits. I have a small garden, with just pebbles, grasses and lots of very large pots. So one of those has been turned into it's own piece of art displaying these attrative copper flowers. I have had lots of lovely comments too.
The service I received was second to none 10/10, I will certainly recomend you - Hertfordshire, UK - 09/06/2011
Excellent Customer Service. 21/5/11 - London
Thank you very much for your efficient and helpful communication and speedy delivery - it arrived today. 09/06/11 -Nottinghamshire, UK
Very good 21/5/11 - London
Received order today. Am very happy with product. Also appreciate the email updates, a service I dont always get from bigger organisations I have delt with" 09/12/10 - UK
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Copper Flower Stakes | Beautiful Hand Made Copper...
Copper Flower Stakes
£32.40 inc. VAT
An elegant copper flower stake that provides year round interest to any garden. Arrange in drifts or as singles. These ornamental flowers will take on their own life as they collect water, reflect and contrast with the changing seasons.
Gently insert into the ground and watch. No maintenance is required.
Designed and hand crafted in the UK. Inspired by the poppy. No two flowers are the same. Each flower stake has been sealed to ensure the rich copper colour remains.
These flowers were a sell out at Chelsea Flower Show 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Available in three sizes and as a package.
All stakes are 80cm long and the flower heads come in three sizes
Small: 10cm diameter £22.40
Medium: 15cm diamter £32.40
Large: 20cm Diameter £42.40
Package: 1 x large, 2 x medium, 2 x small (save £10) £142.40.
Maintenance: we recommend re-coating the copper flower and steel stem with a clear metal lacquer every 6-12 months. This will prevent ongoing weathering. Care should be taken to ensure the coating is not scratched. If scratching does occur simply recoat with lacquer.