I have good news for you if you live in Northern Ireland.
I'm delighted to say that, from today, 8 March 2021, we are able to resume shipping our plants to Northern Ireland.
You may be aware that, since Brexit on 1 January 2021, there have been some very significant challenges for businesses wishing to ship plants to Ireland.
Due to the introduction of the requirement for Phytosanitary certificates to accompany all plants purchased online that enter Eire, costing £15 for each shipment, we sadly, and very reluctantly, had to stop shipping to Ireland.
On Friday of last week, the government announced that they have made some temporary changes which means there is no longer the need for plants that are shipping from the mainland UK to Northern Ireland to have these expensive and time-consuming phytosanitary certificates. These temporary measures are in place until July, when they will be superceded by new regulations (hopefully ones that mean we can continue to ship to you - as it's clear that the intention is to remove hurdles for businesses wishing to serve customers in Northern Ireland).
So while this is progress for our friends in Northern Ireland, I'm sorry and sad to say that we are still unable to ship plants to the Republic of Ireland, and that we need the government to make further changes to both the plant health regulations, as well as the tax status of plants shipped there, before we will be able to resume shipping there.
If you live in the Republic of Ireland, we have not forgotten about you and we are making sure we stay abreast of all new developments in this area. We want to resume shipping to you, and will do so as soon as our governments remove these hurdles (which they will eventually have to).
As soon as we can bring you more news on this, we will.
Lazy Flora Founder & CEO.