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Sparky

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Seed Catalogues
« on: February 24, 2004, 23:05:00 »
As a new allotmenter I was wondering ??? ??? if anyone can recommend any seed catalogues as I can't find any good garden centres round here to buy veg seeds from?

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Seed Catalogues
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Re: Seed Catalogues
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2004, 00:11:11 »
hmmmm, firstly welcome to this mad place, secondly.....I have  a sneaky feeling a way back there was a long list of seed firms and web sites listed.....I will investigate and post again.

Just call me Sherlock  ;)
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Re: Seed Catalogues
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2004, 00:29:04 »
http://www.marshalls-seeds.co.uk
http://www.organiccatalog.com/
http://www.dobies.co.uk/  
http://www.users.dircon.co.uk/~nfarley/thomas-etty/vegetables/intro.htm  
http://www.futurefoods.com/  
http://www.halcyonseeds.co.uk/  
http://www.mammothonion.co.uk/  
http://www.seedsofitaly.com/  
http://www.seeds-by-size.co.uk/  
http://www.tamarorganics.co.uk/  
http://www.victoriana.ws/  
http://www.vidaverde.co.uk/  

Herbs:-
http://www.jekkasherbfarm.com/  
http://www.suffolkherbs.com/  
 
Fruit:-
http://www.foodfutures.org.uk/gyo/nurseries.htm  
http://www.rvroger.co.uk/  

and........
D.T. Brown 0845 601 4656   dtbrownseeds.co.uk

Edwin Tucker & Sons 01364 652233 edwintucker.com

Kings Seeds 01376 570000 kingsseeds.com

Mr Fothergill's 0163 8552512 mr-fothergills.co.uk

Suttons Seeds 01803 696 321 suttons-seeds.co.uk/

The Organic Gardening Catalogue (MIn order £100)
01932 253 666  organiccatalog.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi

Thompson & Morgan 01473 688821
tompsonandmorgan.co.uk

Unwins 01945 588522  unwins-mailorder.co.uk/


Hope all this info helps.  This info was thanks to an early posting by Gavin and Colin Bellamy Wood.   ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Seed Catalogues
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2004, 03:13:50 »
Woops!!

The Organic Catalogue don't have any sort of minimum order, only a postage charge of £1.00 on orders below £20.00!   It's the one I use most - but Edwin Tuckers was highly recommended in the last discussion.

All best - Gavin
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Re: Seed Catalogues
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2004, 04:02:40 »
Try lobbying Stephan (cleo), uses a seed firm who give good discounts.  Can't remember thread otherwise would point you there but no doubt others will jump in soon to help!

However, EJ is queen of seeds on this site, more than she knows what to do with, is always giving em away ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Seed Catalogues
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2004, 19:29:23 »
Thanks everyone... I'll have a look at them ;D
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Re: Seed Catalogues
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2004, 19:37:15 »
That`s a pretty impressive list-would add

www.molesseeds.co.uk    for bulk purhase

and

www.simpsonsseeds.co.uk   for a superb range of tomatoes and peppers.

This may sound like sour grapes but I think that `Jekka` is highly over rated and VERY expensive.

Stephan.-oh and I think T&M are overly pricey as well
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Re: Seed Catalogues
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2004, 19:40:05 »
Ooooh, how I wish you were using Euro's. So many wonderful seed companies and I can't use them for the small orders I would have because paying for them would be too complicated and costly.

Now don't bite my head off, all I'm saying is that it would make it so much easier for me to order things from England. I share the Kitchen Garden Magazine with another board member and I see so many interesting offers in it but alas, someday maybe.
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Re: Seed Catalogues
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2004, 10:06:15 »
Thanks to all you helpful peeps with the seed catalogues....

My next question is how about garden centres in the Bolton/Wigan area?  All of the ones I have found are full of tat and coffee shops, but very few actual plants!!!! ::)
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Re: Seed Catalogues
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2004, 14:49:37 »
Sorry I didn't spot this earlier - I usuallu lurk on the edibles!!

I've put a list of seed suppliers split into general, veg, heritage veg and organic (suppliers can be in more than one) it's at www.plant-seed-mailorder.org.uk

For veg I go for Kings, they are good on price, have a large selection and actually grow and import all their own!!

They're on the web but ask for one of their catalogues - it has lots of good advice

Phil

Oh, and welcome and garden centres are very much the same these days - at least most of them have got rid of the Christmas stuff by now!!
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