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Time To Plan!

Time To Plan
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With 2020 looming just around the corner, now is the perfect time to plan your garden for next year.

Planning now gives you time to move any plants, which require moving, during the correct time. Along with purchasing any seeds required, and purchasing other larger items such as sheds, greenhouses and tools ready for the new year.

In this post, we’re going to take a look at our recommended places to purchase various items along with a little word about each. So without further ado, lets get going!

Seeds & Plants

The main staple of any garden are the plants within it. Whether that’s borders or pots, annuals or perennials, every garden needs some form of plants, hence the reason that they are first.


Providing seeds for flowers and vegetables since 1880, Dobies are one of the more known seed suppliers. Whilst they sell seeds and plants, they also offer equipment, storage solutions and a whole manner of other garden related items. So if you’re looking for something specific, these guys are probably selling it.

10% off your first order if you sign up to their newsletter. Just £1.99 shipping for seeds, or £4.99 for most other orders.

Suttons Seeds

Another popular choice by many, Suttons are known by most as a top quality seed supplier.  They also offer equipment and pond supplies along with many other items.

10% off your first order when you sign up to their newsletter. £1.99 shipping for seed orders and £4.99 for most other orders.

Sarah Raven

This is one not everyone will have heard of before. They offer some unique and exclusive plants at some great prices. Sarah Raven also offers various courses including floristry, vegetable growing, and cooking.

A very generous 15% off for new subscribers. Slightly higher seed only shipping for £2.50, but £4.95 for most other orders, but with their extensive range, we think that’s justifiable.

Seed Pantry

This is a great one for those who don’t quite know what they fancy because Seed Pantry sort that for you. Along with their lovely seed starter kits and packs, they also offer a subscription based program, alowing you to choose up to 6 varieties per month, delivered free to your door!

Subscription boxes are £12.99 per month for 6 items, or £19.99 for 10 items. Both with free delivery.

Garden Furniture

So you have all the seeds you want, but you feel like your garden is still missing something? What about a new dining set, or parasol to provide some much needed shade in the heat of summer?

Gardens & Homes Direct

Offering a vast array of garden furniture, along with pots & planters, storage solutions and homewares. They provide most items to complete that garden of your dreams.

Free delivery over £49.99, orders under this are only £5.99. Vary reasonable shipping prices for bigger ticket items.

Harrod Horticulture

I don’t think these people need much introduction. Offering everything you could need, from fruit cages to Christmas decorations, Harrod Horticulture have it all!

Delivery starts at a very reasonable £3.95.

Garden Comforts

Providing lovely products at decent prices. They also offer spas and party tents, which are great if you require a bit more space for that BBQ!

10% off with code “PAYDAY10”, and 5% off your first order when you sign up to their newsletter. Delivery starts at £5.95.

The Best Of The Rest

With seeds, plants and garden furniture being the most common purchases when it comes to the time to plan for next year, we gave them their own sections above. You may still however, be missing that all important something, as a result, we’ve put a couple more links below for various other items.

Keen Gardener

General gardening supplies, garden furniture and an extensive BBQ range. If you’re looking for a new grill for the new year, you can bet these guys will have one to suite everybody!

Delivery starts at £3.99 and is free for orders over £75.

Greenhouses Direct

The name really says it all for these. If you’re looking to add a greenhouse to your garden to extent your growing season, these guys have sizes to suit all.

Free delivery to most of the UK and a “Lowest Price Guarantee”. What’s not to love?


If you’re taking the time to plan your garden and are looking to add some water to your garden, then hit these guys up! Filters, pumps, pre-formed and liners, Pondkeeper has everything to add another dimension to your garden.

Lawn Mowers UK

Looking for a new mower or new power tool? Lawn Mowers UK have some great deals on all the tools for all the jobs. Ride-on mowers to hedge trimmers, also the ever expanding ranges of quality battery powered tools, which are becoming ever more popular.

Amazon Kindle Unlimited

Although not a product for your garden, we felt like our list wouldn’t be complete without something to do when that UK weather just makes it too nasty to be outside or you just want to sit down with a cuppa and take some time to plan for next year. Kindle Unlimited offer a whole host of gardening related publications. BBC Gardeners World, Homes & Gardens UK and BBC Countryfile Magazine subscriptions are also all free until July 2020.

Kindle Unlimited offers 30 days free and just £7.99 per month thereafter. We think it’s great for those times when you just feel like having a good old read!

Hopefully this post provides some idea of the places we recommend for certain items. If you’re looking for something specific, please feel free to ask and we’d be more than happy to try and source the items or recommend a retailer to you.

Any codes, discounts and shipping prices are correct as of this post being published.

And as always, Keep It Green!