A delayed delivery reserve order is where we are expecting the product back in stock but not within the 3 weeks delivery timescale we usually complete orders by.
Any order with a message in front of the product title and in red that reads something like "DELAYED DELIVERY AUGUST 2019" or "DELIVERED NEXT AUGUST" can be purchased now and delivered when it comes back into stock.
We can experience sudden shortages anytime of the year as it only takes one radio gardening guru to say how much they like a particular tree for the whole stock to be purchased in a weekend.
How Long Do I Need To Wait
Any nursery that holds their own stock will grow from August to August because that is a great time to plant while the soil is warm and the roots want to spread. Our stock is usually refilled during the middle of August but this can be weather dependant meaning restocking a few weeks either side of that time frame is normal.
Advantage To Buying Now And Waiting
By purchasing a plant when it is listed as out of stock and delayed delivery, you are placed on the reserve list. Those at the top of the list get their orders fulfilled first when the new seasons stock is available in August and we send pick of the crop out first.