03.0608 Plants & Seeds

GreenPlantSwap

Description

GreenPlantSwap is a new online gardening service that enables people from around the UK to buy, sell and exchange plants with each other for free.

It is a relatively new service but is steadily increasing in membership and we predict that it will continue to grow in years to come.

Location

The Cheese House,
Lubborn Lane,
Baltonsborough, Somerset BA6 8QP
United Kingdom

Chiltern Seeds

Description

A mail order seed company exporting to over 100 countries and importing rare seeds from all over the world. The catalogue is the largest of its kind, listing around 4,000 items. Aims to introduce into general cultivation unusual, rare and even endangered species, and to introduce gardeners to the fascination of growing from seed. Specialises in non-specialisation - an item is only selected for inclusion in the catalogue if thought to be of interest to the general grower of seeds. As well as the unusual, virtually every plant commonly grown from seed is represented.

Location

Bortree Stile, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 7PB
United Kingdom

Sea Spring Seeds

Description

Mail order vegetable seed business, run by growers for growers. All varieties are tested for flavour and other desirable qualities in the garden and kitchen before being included in the catalog. Main emphasis is on indoor crops, such as chillies, sweet peppers, tomatoes and cucumbers; and easy to grow leaf salad crops such as lettuces, oriental salads, etc.

Location

Sea Spring Farm,
West Bexington,
Dorchester, Dorset DT2 9DD
United Kingdom

Welsh Fruit Stocks

Description

Mail order supply of organic soft fruit plants. Grows and supplies a large range of strawberry plants, raspberry canes, black, white and red currant bushes, gooseberry bushes, jostaberry bushes, Chuckleberry bushes and rhubarb to gardeners and growers. Top quality plants, health certified, all grown at altitude in healthy isolation. Online ordering available, or by phone or post.

Location

Llanerchir,
Bryngwyn,
Kington, Powys HR5 3QZ
United Kingdom

Agroforestry Research Trust

Description

A charitable trust researching perennial crops and systems and selling a large range of fruit and nut trees, bushes, unusual fruiting and edible plants etc. Also sells a large range of seeds and publications and runs courses on related topics such as forest gardening and growing nut crops.

Location

46 Hunters Moon, Dartington,
Totnes, Devon TQ9 6JT
United Kingdom

Tamar Organics

Description

Organic seed and garden specialists supplying to gardeners, growers and to the trade. Wide range of composts and pest controls. Mail order only.

Location

Cartha Martha Farm,
Rezare,
Launceston, Cornwall PL15 9MX
United Kingdom

Stormy Hall Seeds

Description

Demeter-registered processor and retailer via mail order of biodynamic and organic vegetable, herb and flower seeds.

Location

Stormy Hall Farm,
Botton Village, Danby,
Whitby YO21 2NJ
United Kingdom

Southampton's Seed Swap

Description

Southampton’s annual seed swap - takes place in February.

Full range of trading and campaiging stalls with raffle, kid’s activities, chill out zone, and fair trade/organic/veggie/vegan refreshments.Bring your saved or surplus seeds and swap on a packet for packet basis. If you don't have any seeds, they are available for a small donation.

Location

c/o 31B Cranbury Road,
Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 5HB
United Kingdom

Rocket Gardens

Description

Rocket Gardens’ instant organic gardens provide the easiest, most convenient, risk-free way to grow your own organic fruit, vegetables and herbs. They allow anyone to start living a little bit of the good life - whether you’ve got a large allotment or a tiny windowsill, there’s something for everyone. They take all the hard work out of growing your own, growing the plants during the hazardous seed stage and then delivering the seedlings at the perfect time for growing. Read more »

Location

Treverry Farm,
Gweek,
Helston, Cornwall TR12 6BD
United Kingdom

Robinson’s Vegetable Seeds and Plants

Description

The founder, William Robinson, started this nursery in 1860. As well as the Mammoth range of exhibition seeds the nursery seed bank holds many varieties of unusual vegetables. Some grown over the years for their looks, others for their taste. All are still maintained by the same stringent criteria as for the past 152 years. Vegetable seeds and plants may be ordered by fax, by phone, by post or online. Plants are only available to customers within the UK.

Location

W. Robinson & Son (Seeds & Plants) Ltd,
Sunny Bank, Forton,
Preston, Lancashire PR3 0BN
United Kingdom
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