Seeds and Sundries Please note that the website is set up for sending to the UK and Europe only as we are not allowed to send seeds to many countries outside Europe.
Please allow 7-10 days for delivery but at exceptionally busy time (January-March) it can take a little longer. Items such as garlic and asparagus are sent at specific times of year, shown in the relevant section. However, if we are temporarily out of stock of an item we may hold your order until it is complete.
There are occasional crop failures and sometimes we sell out, in which case we substitute. If you are not prepared to accept substitutes please tick the relevant box in the checkout area under 'Further Information' and we will refund you.
Plants Please note that due to delays in the post we do not send plants to outside the UK.
Plants are sent out in packs of 6. You can order 6 of one variety, e.g. 6 x Brandywine tomatoes or a mixture from any section, e.g. 1 tomato, 1 courgette, 1 chilli, 1 melon, 1aubergine, 1 cucumber or 3 tomatoes and 3 chillies. You may order as many packs of 6 as you like!
Plants are sent once their true leaves have formed and size will vary according to age and variety. Plants may look small on arrival but will rapidly grow once potted on. They are packed in plastic containers and clearly marked.
Plant Delivery Times There are two delivery periods: mid-March to mid-April and mid-April to mid-May. We need to have orders in advance.
For delivery mid-March to mid-April - order by February 15th For delivery mid-April to mid-May - order by March 28th
If you would like your plants early please order early. Orders received at close of deadline are sent last!
If you order for early delivery after the deadline we will send your plants as soon as we can but we do have to fit in with existing orders. Plants ordered after the final deadline will be sent if available but we may have to substitute so please do not ask for 'no substitutes' if you order late.
If you are going away please let us know and we will avoid sending plants at that time.
Please give brief details of a safe place where plants can be left by the postman if you are not at home. If possible brief your postman in advance that you are expecting plants.
If your plants have not arrived by mid-May please let us know in case they have been lost in the post or wound up uncollected at the sorting office. If you let us know soon enough we can replace them. Substitutes This rarely happens but if necessary this is how it works. Mixed plants: We substitute the nearest or double up one of your existing order. It is impractical for customers to request 'no substitutes' for these. 6 plants same variety: If you are not prepared to accept substitutes please tick the relevant box in the checkout area under 'Further Information' and we will refund you.
Charges There is a £1 admin (handling) charge per order and a £1 p&p (shipping) charge for orders to outside the UK.