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Cheap seeds at T&M

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Cheap seeds at T&M

Vegetable Seeds


Quick – you only have a limited time to take advantage of our very special offer and buy 10 packets of seed for just £5! Choose your favourites from over 250 flower and vegetable varieties.

To receive your offer, simply add your chosen 10 packets from the selected range to your order and your discount will be applied in your shopping basket. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotional vouchers. Your 10 cheapest packets of seed will be included in the offer. Hurry, offer ends midnight Sunday 18th June 2017 or while stock lasts.
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Shallots

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

I havested my shallots. The red sun did better than the golden ones. So I’ll be trying more red sun next year.
I’ve pickled them according to a recipe my mum gave me.

Use red english shallots if possible.
Peel and top and tail them. Wash thoroughly in cold water a couple of times and then dry them off. Place the shallots in a large china bowl and cover with salt. Leave for a day covered – use a plate if you don’t have a lid for the bowl.
Wash off all the salt and rinse under the tap. Dry them carefully. Pack them into jars tightly and add a pinch of pickling spice – but not too much! Add the pickling vinegar which has been sweetened with demerara sugar to taste. Ensure the shallots are all covered and then lid the jars. Place in a dark cupboard and leave for 3-6 weeks before eating.

pickled shallots

Tomato harvest

Monday, October 10th, 2016

I’ve had a good year for the greenhouse tomatoes. The outdoor ones succumbed to blight rather quickly, and although the sungold lasted a bit longer than the big tomatoes, they too went over very quickly.
homegrown tomatoes

I’ve left the plants there as there are some ripening still, with some green ones. I will leave them a little longer, but it’s getting cold at night now. I’ve shut the greenhouse door now to try and conserve the heat of the day.

My plan for winter will be to empty the greenhouse of all plant material, wash the glass and then add some muck to the beds. I might dig out some of the dry dusty material and make sure it’s packed with muck. The muck then gets to rot down before spring when it’s time to replant the greenhouse.

Gardening goods

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Bang good Gardening Goods

Garden Tools
Seeds
Watering & Irrigation
Growing Lamps
Garden Lights
Animal Repeller
Garden Power Tools
Water Gardens & Ponds
Garden Pots & Planters
Garden Landscaping & Decking

Suttons Seed tape offers

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

SuttonsFeed a family of 4 for up to 26 weeks (depending on how hungry they are!). Sutton’s have developed a new range of seed tapes that make seed sowing and crop planning easier than ever!

Sutton’s top quality seeds are pre-spaced in a biodegradable tape which can be simply rolled out, covered with soil and watered. What’s brand new and exclusive to Suttons is our amazing collection which allows you to feed your family for a season.

Quick & easy! Sow veg seeds in seconds perfect spacing every time! Each collection contains 2m tape of each of ten varieties.

SIMPLY ADD A PACK TO YOUR BASKET THEN USE THE OFFER CODE TAPE16 TO JUST PAY P&P

Delivery will be £4.99 after using the code!

What can you do on the allotment in February?

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

If your allotment plot is soaking wet still, then don’t walk on it. Don’t dig it, don’t stand ankle deep in the mud crying either, the salt tears are no good for the soil.

It isn’t much better if it’s frozen solid. Leave it alone. You’ll damage soil structure and kill worms, as well as wear yourself out trying to dig frozen ground.

If you needed to dig now then you missed doing this in autumn. You’re really best leaving the soil alone when it is damp and cold. It will recover better if you’ve not pulverised it under your boots.

Tidy the greenhouse, but don’t start sowing seeds unless you’ve got somewhere warm to keep them. If you like to heat a greenhouse then make sure it’s full – some people do a layer of bubble wrap or plastic inside to make it warmer, but another alternative is to use a small plastic greenhouse inside the big greenhouse. Using a blowaway indoors is probably one of the better uses for them. They’re too vulnerable to the wind outside and even tying them down doesn’t help as they’ll get ripped apart by the wind, with just whichever bit you tied down remaining after a storm.

I quite often feel left out as I read on FB that people are busy sowing loads of seeds. I comfort myself in the knowledge that very little benefits from being sown this early unless you plan on keeping your greenhouse warm for the next few months. Dead seedlings aren’t expensive but they are a waste of time. Leave things for a few weeks until March is well upon us and start then. The weather will still be cold, but it will be time to start a few seeds off under cover.

Leeks and sprouts are usually first I think for me, so I’ll post photos of the trays I’m going to use for starting leeks this year. They’re deep polystyrene veg boxes I scrounged from the greengrocers. They should allow a good depth of roots and that should mean thicker plants.

Allotment rents go up in Alderley Edge

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Rents on allotments go up in Alderley Edge (Well only on some to bring them up to 15p a meter square.)
That’s still loads less than Oldham’s 24p a meter square.
http://www.alderleyedge.com/news/article/13130/new-rents-for-allotment-holders-agreed

All allotment holders will pay 15p per square metre for the year. The plots vary in size which means that the cheapest will cost about £25 per year whilst the dearest is about £43 per year.

There will be no reduction for senior citizens and the water charges will be passed on the Alderley Edge Allotment and Gardens Society (AEAGS) separately, they are not included in the 15p per square metre.

Seed potatoes at Dobies

Monday, January 11th, 2016

time to think about what potatoes you want to grow. If you don’t have a potato day near you then Dobies have a great range.
Commercial growers keep their seed potatoes in carefully controlled conditions and low temperatures for that are essential.
Chit your seed potatoes indoors away from frosts. Stand them up in a box or egg tray and in the light!

Seed Potatoes – Casablanca 1kg (Second Crop) £4.99

Seed Potatoes – Bargain Patio Growing Kits £16.99

Seed Potatoes – Blight Tolerant Collection £10.99

Seed Potatoes – Sarpo Potato Kit £20.98

Seed Potatoes – Sarpo Mira 1kg £4.49

Seed Potatoes – Gemson 1kg £4.49

Seed Potatoes – Casablanca 1kg £4.49

Seed Potatoes – King Edward 1kg £3.99

Seed Potatoes – Kestrel 1kg £3.99

4kg Seasons Medley £10.95

Seed Potatoes – Sarpo Kifli £7.49

Seed Potatoes – International Kidney 1kg £3.99

Seed Potatoes – Charlotte 1kg £3.99

Seed Potatoes – Valor 1kg £3.99

Seed Potatoes – Arran Pilot 1kg £3.99

Seed Potatoes – Second Cropping Collection £9.98

Seed Potatoes – Charlotte 1kg (Second Crop) £4.99

Seed Potatoes – Gourmet Patio Growing Kit – Large £17.99

Seed Potatoes – Purple Majesty 1kg £4.49

Raised Bed Extension £24.99

Seed Potatoes – Sarpo Twin Pack £7.49

Seed Potatoes – Cara 1kg £3.99

Seed Potatoes – Patio Refill Pack £8.49

Seed Potatoes – Maris Peer 1kg (Late) £4.99

Seed Potatoes – Sarpo Mira 1kg (Late Season) £4.99

Seed Potatoes – Late Season Refill Pack £5.49

Seed Potatoes – Bargain Patio Growing Kit £9.99

Seed Potatoes – Winston 1kg £3.99

Seed Potatoes – Lady Christl £4.49

Seed Potatoes – Late Season Patio Starter Kit £9.99

Seed Potatoes – Maris Piper 1kg £3.99

Seed Potatoes – Pentland Javelin 1kg £3.99

Seed Potatoes – Nicola 1kg (Late) £4.99

Salad Potatoes Taster Collection £12.95

Seed Potatoes – Anya 1kg £4.49

Seed Potatoes – Swift 1kg £3.99

Seed Potatoes – Sarpo Potato Kit £12.99

Seed Potatoes – Pink Fir Apple 1kg £4.49

Seed Potatoes – Vivaldi 1kg (Late Season) £4.99

Seed Potatoes – Desiree 1kg £3.99

Seed Potatoes – Rocket 1kg £3.99

Potato Fertiliser £12.99

Seed Potatoes – Gourmet Patio Refill Pack – Large £9.99

Seed Potatoes – Sarpo Axona £7.49

Seed Potatoes – Gourmet Patio Growing Kit – Small £12.99

Seed Potatoes – Red Duke of York 1kg £3.99

Seed Potatoes – Rooster 1kg £4.49

Seed Potatoes – Blue Danube 1Kg £4.49

Seed Potatoes – Maris Peer 1kg £3.99

Seed Potatoes – Vivaldi 1kg £4.49

Seed Potatoes – Beginner’s All Season Collection £12.99

Seed Potatoes – Patio Refill Pack £5.49

Seed Potatoes – Late Season Patio Starter Kit £16.99

Seed Potatoes – Smaller Garden Collection £8.99

Seed Potatoes – Late Season Refill Pack £8.49

Seed Potatoes – Foremost 1kg £3.99

Seed Potatoes – Axona 1kg £4.49

Rob Smith Heritage seeds at Dobies

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Rob Smith says: I have a real passion for heritage veg. These are varieties that have stood the test of time and produce amazing crops. They are also what my grandad used to grow, that taste takes me straight back to helping him in the garden as a child. Dobies really understood my passion and enabled me to create the new range of Heritage Veg Seeds and Plants which will excite keen gardeners, old and new.

Kale Seeds – Red Russian £1.99

Onion Seeds – Borretana £1.99

Pea Seeds – Blauschokker £1.99

Tomato Seeds – Red Currant £2.49

Turnip Seeds – Manchester Market £1.99

Beetroot Seeds – Albina Vereduna £1.99

Cucumber Seeds – White Wonder £1.99

Tomato Seeds – Yellow Currant £2.49

Dwarf French Bean Seeds – Rocquencourt £1.99

Radish Seeds – Long Scarlet £1.99

Basil Seeds – Lettuce Leaf £1.99

Squash Seeds – Honey Boat £1.99

Leek Seeds – Lyon Prizetaker £1.99

Cornichon Seeds – vert petit de Paris £1.99

Pea Seeds – Lincoln £1.99

Lettuce Seeds – Crisp Mint Romaine £1.99

Sweet Pea Seeds – Patriotic Heritage Mix £4.00

Offers at Suttons

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Grab n Lift and Bio Leaf Sacks
 £18.99
Grab n Lift – The easy way to grab and dispose of piles of leaves, grass clippings and other rubbish, without having to bend down. It’s light and easy to lift, yet robust enough to take a few knocks. Length 80cm (28).FREE Bio Leaf Sacks – Many gardens generate far more leaves than a traditional compost bin can accommodate, and leaves don’t actually need the heat of a compost to rot down. Simply fill these biodegradable jute sacks with leaves in the autumn, stand them in an out of the way corner of your garden, and the following spring you’ll have nutritious leaf mould compost! Pack of 3 worth 8.99 – FREE!

Shuttle Trays
 £39.99
To make life easier we’ve put together a special 560 pack of 6cm (21/2) pots in shuttle trays for only £39.99, saving you a further £25.00 off the normal retail price! This pack is only available when you buy the collection of 540 Miniplants.

Kids 6-in-1 Modular Metal Raised Bed
 £39.99
This raised bed provides an exciting way to introduce your child to the world of plants and insects and the benefits of growing their own fruit and vegetables. Made from the same durable Zincalume steel as the 4-in-1 model, with Colorbond coating so it lasts up to four times longer than regular galvanised steel. Use your kit to create any one of six educational shapes & vibrant colour combinations. Flat packed for home assembly, the no-tools-assembly kit includes hardware plus rolled steel child edge with clip-on safety strip.

Lawn Scarifier and Rapid Green Pouch
 £29.99
Lawn Scarifier – This handy scarifier is very effective in improving the condition of your lawn, with much less effort than using a traditional spring tine rake. Utilising a rotating cylinder with knife tines that cut into or brush the surface of the lawn it removes dead leaves and thatch allowing air and light to get through. Made from powder coated steel with a handle that extends from 97cm (3’2) to 1.5m (5′) for ease of use. 5 STAR RATING from Garden Answers – Removing thatch was quick and easy.FREE RAPID GREEN POUCH – An innovative and unique new lawn seed that truly is the all-in-one solution to achieving the perfect lawn! Self-repairs in just 7-10 days! Rhizomes and stolons on the roots multiply to create a strong mesh which fuels each blade of grass to regenerate, allowing damaged areas to repair themselves! Covers 24 square metres for a new lawn or 30 square metres for a lawn repair. All-in-one solution to the perfect lawn! 625g lawn seed worth 9.99 – FREE!

Super 7 Propagator + 106 Pots
 £29.99
Ideal for the amateur gardener to provide the constant gentle heat required to successfully rear seedlings on a windowsill indoors, the Garland Super 7 comes with seven mini propagating trays and vented lids to allow great flexibility in both variety and number of individual seedlings grown. The bases are tough and durable, each propogator providing an isolated unit, reducing the risk of airbourne disease cross-contamination. Measures 76cm (30) x 18.5cm (7) x 14cm (5) high. 13 watts. Propatator comes with 106 growing on pots in a variety of sizes

Plant Halos
 £25.98
Ideal for grow bags, large pots or veg garden, our ingenious Halos have a central inner pot that creates a deeper planting zone for healthier root growth. A 3 litre outer ‘moat’ has six 2.8cm (2) watering spikes which penetrate below the surface, delivering water and liquid feed direct to the roots at a rate that the plant is better able to absorb, minimising wastage (it typically takes 3-6 hours for the water reservoir to drain fully). There are also three anchor slots for canes, and a cane grip cap to create a sturdy wigwam. Canes not included. Diameter 29cm (11).

Shuttle Trays & Pots
 £24.99
We have put together a special 180 pack of 8cm (3) pots in shuttle trays for only £24.95 saving you a further £8.00 off the normal retail price.

Perennial Plants – Butterflies & Bees Collection
 £24.99
Light up your garden year after year with our brilliant mixed perennial plants. Just choose your style of borders, and our collections will put on a great show over a long season! All supplied as healthy plants in 9cm pots. Varieties may vary from those pictured. Where we have shown mixed shots, you will get one colour from the mix.Our brilliant butterflies & bees collection contains 6 individual potted plants each being labelled with variety. 1 plant each of:Digitalis Excelsoir Mix – Height 100-150cm (40-60). Alcea (Hollyhock) Halo Mix – Height 150-200cm (60-80).Lavender Blue Scent – Height 30-40cm (12-16).Lupin Russell Mix – Height 100-150cm (40-60).Achillea Summer Pastels Mix – Height 60-70cm (24-28).Penstemon Praecox – Height 40-50cm (16-20).

Strawberry Runners + Mulch Film + Grow Tunnel
 £24.99
BUY ALL 3! – A fantastic way to grow your own strawberries and it’s so simple! We provide all you need to grow delicious strawberries this summer, 20 of our finest strawberry plants, PLUS a roll of black mulch and a grow tunnel.Strawberry Fenella – Possibly the perfect British strawberry; its combination of superb flavour, glossy red fruit, excellent disease resistance and with fruit tolerant of rain it couldn’t be any better for the British climate. It is also a late season variety extending the strawberry season well after most varieties.Strawberry Mulch Film – Provides ideal conditions for strawberry growing. This micro-perforated polyethylene strawberry mulch film provides the ideal conditions for the growth of strawberry plants to produce a bumper crop of top quality fruit! It prevents weeds and makes plants easier to maintain and keep clean, keeps the soil moist (reducing the need for watering), plus it retains the heat of the day and reduces cooling at night. Contains UV protection for long life. 1.4m (4’7) x 10m (33′).Grow Tunnel – 3m x 0.60m x 0.45m. Tough, UV stabilised polythene sheeting. Pest repellent barrier. Protection from frost & harsh weather.

Perennial Plants – Shade Collection
 £24.99
Light up your garden year after year with our brilliant mixed perennial plants. Just choose your style of borders, and our collections will put on a great show over a long season! All supplied as healthy plants in 9cm pots. Varieties may vary from those pictured. Where we have shown mixed shots, you will get one colour from the mix.Almost everyone has a shady spot in their garden, some consider it a problem area but you should actually consider it as an asset acting as a cool retreat to sit and relax when it’s too hot in the summer. Collection contains 6 individual potted plants each being labelled with variety name. 1 plant each of:Astrantia Florence – Height 50-70cm (20-28). Attractive to pollinators.Pulmonaria Diane Clare – Height 30-40cm (12-16).Hosta Fragrant Blue – Height 40-50cm (16-20). Aquilegia Nora Barlow – Height 50-60cm (20-24). Attractive to pollinators.Dicentra Alba – Height 50-90cm (24-36).Epimedium Lilafee – Height 10-20cm (4-8).

Strawberry Planters
 £4.99
Our multi-pocket planter bags are the perfect containers for you to grow a bumper crop of tasty berries! Made from tough woven polyethylene, with 8 side pockets to plant into, they measure 35cm (14) diameterx 45cm 18) high.

Veg Trough Twin Pack
 £4.99
These planters will enable you to grow vegetables, salads and herbs on your balcony or patio, no matter how limited the space! Just fill with compost. Empty, dry and store after use. Holds approx. 24 litres of compost. Length 40cm (16), width 30cm (12), height 20cm (8). Plus 2 FREE packets of seeds!

Herb Garden
 £4.99
Pack of 2 planters, each with 9 planting pockets, which will provide years of faithful service. 35cm (14) diameter x 45cm (18) high.

Blueberry Plants – Collection
 £21.99
Three outstanding varieties that will provide you with juicy berries, throughout summer and autumn, for years to come. Ideal for growing on the patio (they are best grown in ericaceous compost), or in the garden. The rusty red-tipped spring foliage, attractive blossom, stunning autumn foliage and red winter stems are an added bonus! Comprises: Early (ripens from early July), Mid (harvest from late July) and Late (pick from mid August to late September). Supplied in 1 litre pots.PLEASE NOTE: Blueberries will grow in any soil type but a moist spot with acid (ericaceous) soil will provide the best results.

Propagation & Vegetable Seed Growing Kit
 £4.99
Grow your own beautiful veg with this Seed Growing Kit that contains 3 different varieties and 12 expandable pots:Tomato Moneymaker – Tasty, easy-to-grow type with ‘normal’ sized fruit for greenhouse or sunny patio.Cucumber Marketer – Delicious, crisp fruit throughout the summer. For outdoor growing.Lettuce Little Gem – Sweet tasting lettuce ideal for patio or garden.ALSO included are 3 x 12 Cell Trays with peat & lid.

Seed Tin, Flower Seeds & Voucher
 £21.00
Now’s your chance to purchase this lovely Heritage Seed Tin, which is based on the front cover design of one of our old catalogues and it measures 16cm (6) x 22cm (9) x 6cm (2) deep, to keep your seed packets dry and safe. Renowned for our quality and innovation, Suttons is extremely proud of its rich history as one of the original pillars of the Great British Gardening industry. Founded 1806 by John Suttons, Suttons opened the countrys first seed testing laboratory in 1840, sold the first ever foil sealed vacuum packed seeds in 1965 and have held the Royal warrant for over 140 years.Bring colour to your garden with a mix of flowers from the five packets of seed enclosed, which are of our choice taken from our wide range of varieties, along with a 5.00 gift voucher.

Seed Tin, Vegetable Seeds & Voucher
 £21.00
Now’s your chance to purchase this lovely Heritage Seed Tin, which is based on the front cover design of one of our old catalogues and it measures 16cm (6) x 22cm (9) x 6cm (2) deep, to keep your seed packets dry and safe. Renowned for our quality and innovation, Suttons is extremely proud of its rich history as one of the original pillars of the Great British Gardening industry. Founded 1806 by John Suttons, Suttons opened the countrys first seed testing laboratory in 1840, sold the first ever foil sealed vacuum packed seeds in 1965 and have held the Royal warrant for over 140 years.Grow your own and enjoy tasty homegrown vegetables with this fantastic mix from the five packets of seed enclosed, which are of our choice taken from our wide range of varieties, along with a 5.00 gift voucher.

Mystery Parcel
 £20.00
There’ll be plenty of surprises in store when you purchase this fantastic value mystery parcel!Full of an assortment of gifts, garden ornaments, garden themed household accessories, gadgets – even books – all previously sold in one of our catalogues. With a combined original price of at least 50.00, now ONLY 20.00!PLEASE NOTE – garden tools and practical garden hardware are not included. Items previously offered for sale in the Christmas gift catalogues. Your parcel may include books, mugs, tea towels, shopping bags, birdcare, wildlife care, gifts and household gadgets.

Peat Pot Offer Bumper Pack
 £20.00
Easy to use – just add compost and water. For seeds or cuttings – transfer plant and pot direct into garden or containers. 100% biodegradable. Contents: 32 8cm (3) Jiffy Pots x 15 packs. A whopping 480 Pots

Garden Bargain LUCKY DIP!
 £19.99
A huge selection – could include garden equipment, plants, bulbs, pots and much more! 80 of gardening goodies FOR JUST 19.99! Whilst stocks last.

Patio Cleaning Offer – Biopower and Feed Bar
 £19.99
It does not have to be a chore when you are cleaning your patio. with our biopower and feed bar offer you will be able to cut through the grime in no time at all. The natural enzymes of Bio Power have a dissolving effect against all organic waste. No more scrubbing bbqs or patio floors clean, just soak the gridirons in water or spray on your patio with your watering can with a few tablespoons of Bio Power and without wiping, all the dirt/waste will be gone in 2-3 hours! Equally simple for blocked pipes!Supplied with your biopower is a extendable feed and weed bar.The most versatile watering can sprinkler bar we have seen! Choose the robust plasic head(s) you need to extend the bar width from 10cm (4) up to 50cm (20), for gently spraying seed trays, seed beds and lawns. Complete with a universal adaptor to fit all watering can spouts up to 30mm (1) in diameter.

Propagation & Pepper Seed Growing Kit
 £4.99
Grow your own tasty peppers with this Seed Growing Kit that contains 3 different pepper varieties and 12 expandable pots:Chilli de Cayenne – hot, spicy, slender fruits in profusion.Mohawk – a naturally dwarf, semi-trailing variety, producing a good crop of big, blocky, tasty fruit. RHS Award of Garden Merit winner.Californian Wonder – fruits produced in abundance. ALSO included are 3 x 12 Cell Trays with peat & lid.

Limted Edition Seed Tin + Seeds
 £14.99
Keep your seeds safe, secure and dry in this colourful collectable seed tin. Size of tin: approximately 165mm x 165mm x 70mm. PLUS 20 packets of flower and veg seed mix worth 20.00.