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I usually use Suttons seed cataglogue, but decided to send away for a few from various seed companies.  Which would you recommend?  I have the added disadvantage of being in the Channel Islands and not all companies are prepared to send to us - (I don't know why as we are affiliated to the Royal Mail so the postage costs are no different to yours). 


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,158

    These have more unusual plants than the mainstream seeds people. There are more but I can't bring the names to mindimage

    Last edited: 01 January 2017 18:12:32

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,705

    i am a great fan of Chilterns.

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • chickychicky Posts: 10,379

    Chiltern fan here too - although my eyes are always bigger than my windowsillsimage

  • ZenjeffZenjeff Posts: 643

    Used these quite a lot don't know if they do a catalogue but there web site is very good and informative

  • Thanks peeps, I have sent for Suttons, Chilterns, Unwins, DTBrowns catalogues so far - I think that will be enough to interest me at the mo. They all look so tempting, but mine never quite live up to the pictures - do yours?

    Space and time are going to be the biggest issues for me this year - with the pond preparation, all the gardening (OH retires in June, so hopefully I can share the load with him) and time to get to the beach etc. etc.

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,138

    I like Chilterns and Plant World catalogues as they are informative.  Both sent seeds and catalogues happily and efficiently when I was in Belgium so I assume they'll be fine in France too.

    I am intending to try Seedaholics this year and will use their online ctatalogue.  I find that once you've ordered, companies send the catalogue for the following season..

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • My copies of 'plant porn' arrived a few days ago and will keep me going through the winter!  image

    I know what you mean about the pictures - 'photoshopped' is the phrase which comes to mind!  However, I eventually found that I if stuck to plants which like my local soil type and climate, they usually didn't look too far off.  It was things like north american prairie plants (eg rudbekia) and similar from south africa (eg gazania) which were always disappointing.

    Last edited: 01 January 2017 21:18:30

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • jabsyjabsy Posts: 54

    I've had soo many seed catalogues the last few days, but I really like seedaholic, especially how you get a plant information sheet with each seed packet.

    I do however use T&m or sometimes Sutton's as they regularly have £5 off voucher. So basically buy £5 worth of seed and just pay £2 postage. 

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,081

    I used Seedaholic last year and they were excellent. Everything beautifully packaged and labelled, and clear instructions. I don't buy many seeds, but I was very impressed with them.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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