Thursday, 2 January 2014

Joy of joys

The post man has just delivered another seed catalogue. A rather nice thick one it is. I have pretty much decided on my seeds for this year so I shall enjoy reading up on what potatoes I would like to grow instead though I'm sure I can be tempted into several more packets of seeds. I also want some of that Nemasys stuff for the slugs & gooseberry sawflies this year too. Whilst I am perusing some vegetable plants might jump into the basket also.



I do rather like whiling away a couple of hours looking through catalogues day dreaming mostly as I can't grow half of what I think I would like to.

I am still grateful that I have my garden to grow stuff in, however small it is. Though there are seed companies that supply a smaller amount of seeds I struggled to find a supplier for a smaller mixed edible hedge. A pity someone hasn't hit on the idea of a pick & mix selection.

Enjoy your day.

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  1. Enjoy your browsing. Pick and Mix seeds sounds like a great idea "mmm, one of those, and a couple of those, and lots and lots of those chocolate jazzies".

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    1. Anything with words Pick & Mix is right up my street.

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  2. Couldn't you have bought the plants you wanted for your edible hedge separately or would that have bumped the price up? I know it's sometimes cheaper to buy plants as a bundle than it is to buy a smaller number of individual plants. Enjoy your browsing.

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    1. No, it works out more expensive unfortunately. A place I did look at offered saplings in packs of three, too many all together & more expensive than the Wiggley Wigglers pack which I am going for. All things considered it gives me exactly what I want at a price I'm happy to pay. Still too many plants but never mind.

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  3. This year I have resolved not to buy from the big seed-merchants because I have realised how much more expensive their seeds are - and I often find myself throwing away old ones I haven't used. I have found many smaller firms selling at about a third of the price of Marshalls, T&M, Mr.Fothergills, Unwins etc. They are all a cartel anyway! BTW did you try Victoriana Nursery for the mixed edible hedge?

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    1. I agree with what you say about the bigger seed merchants though I enjoy looking at the catalogues. I did look but they didn't have anything suitable, there are lots of other things that I like on the site though.

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  4. Happy browsing, and don't let too many things jump into your shopping basket. Flighty xx

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    1. I am getting very good at deleting the added extras.

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  5. Hoping you have a good year in 2014! xx

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  6. We've got ours more or less sorted - just far to much choice!

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    1. There is far to much choice out there, I have cut down a lot but the temptation is always there.

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  7. The seed catalogues are plopping onto the mat here as well. I buy most of the veg seeds through the allotment society in Nov/Dec as there's a one-third discount. So mostly I just browse the pictures in the catalogues. Sarah Raven sometimes tempts me into a dahlia and the odd packet of seeds though.

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    1. Yes I do a lot of browsing, day dreaming really. I did see a lovely hedge pack with a walnut & chestnut. I have tried to think how I could fit in such large trees in my little plot.

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  8. Here, it's not easy to find vegetable in 'gardener packages', mostly farmer packages. Actually gardeners like me only need a small amount of seeds, but more various varieties. Sometime me and my neighbor exchange our own seeds to get more varieties on our garden. There are so many imported seeds from UK and Australia that have suitable package for gardener, but they are do expensive.

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  9. Our allotment shop has started stocking and selling seeds which is great as you can but a quantity of each that you want at a great price. Any full member or associate is welcome to make purchases. I don't know how far away from us you live though and whether or not it would be worth your while. Maybe I could post you some seeds??

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