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Thompson & Morgan Delivery

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Unfortunately like many companies in our industry we are currently unable to supply plants and seeds to Northern Ireland. Thompson & Morgan have a large customer base in Northern Ireland and we are committed to finding a way that we can ship there again. Until that time we will be sadly unable to accept orders for live plants and seeds.

We make a nominal charge for delivery on orders. All such delivery charges are added automatically to your shopping basket.

  • – Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99
  • – Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge £4.99
  • – Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum delivery charge of £6.99* will apply, regardless of the number of items ordered.
  • – Larger items will incur a higher delivery charge – this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Seeds and gardening equipment will normally be delivered within 7 working days.

‘Despatch: Within 24 hours’ applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday. Please allow 3 to 4 working days for your product to arrive before contacting us.

Plants, bulbs, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement.

Each variety of plant or product is packed separately. So, if you order several plant varieties or products, these are likely to arrive on different days. We will send growing guides with all our plants to help you get the best from your chosen varieties.

All items on this site are for delivery to UK addresses only. For ordering for delivery outside of the UK please select the relevant site as featured at the bottom of all pages.

Happy Beaks Next Day Delivery Promise

Online orders placed for Happy Beaks bird food or feeders before 3pm Monday to Friday will be delivered the next working day. Orders on Saturday and Sunday will be despatched on Monday and delivered on Tuesday.

*Delivery restrictions and charges for larger items

Delivery restrictions apply to some products. Restrictions will be listed on the individual product page.

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can’t guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3.

Hard goods will incur a £6.95 delivery charge for delivery to Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Highlands and Islands.

Hard goods will incur a £10.95 delivery charge for delivery to Channel Islands, Scilly Isles and Eire

Please note that only one surcharge will be applied to your order.

If you have any further enquires about delivery please contact our customer service team

Delivery charges are automatically applied in the shopping basket and vary according to the products ordered from £1.95 upwards. Surcharges apply for certain destinations and to larger items such as furniture, buildings or machinery.

All you need to know about using our online catalogue:

Minimum Order is £8 + P&P

The shopping cart system is provided by RomanCart.
Your basket can be left for 1 hour before it clears itself. Sorry but we can’t change that.

All seed requests are subject to our Terms and Conditions

Delivery times within the UK:
We know you need your seeds ASAP!
We aim to get your seeds to you within 10 days, usually sooner.

Paying by Card:
Your card will be processed by Sagepay.

This is a well-known, secure online card processor,
approved by our bank ( The Cooperative Bank).

It is safe – we don’t ever see your card details,
just a credit to our account with a list of what seeds you bought.

P&P charges for UK orders:

We are trying to find the fairest way to cover card fees and shipping costs without overcharging you.

Standard UK P&P: £1.98
Orders including tubers: £3.50

We reduce these rates to 50p / £2.50
if you are low-waged or unwaged.

Orders over £200: sent ‘Signed For’, no extra cost

We hope you think these are fair and reasonable!

EU orders – stopped due to Brexit.

We cannot ship to Europe any more.
As we have left the EU, every order would require official inspection and testing at a cost of ВЈ150 even if we were registered for it, which we are not.

No orders to USA or Other Countries outside Europe!
We’re really sorry but we cannot ship outside Europe.
By the way, for all the confused Americans who still keep trying to order seeds, you are not in Europe.

Disappointed we can’t send seed to you?
Here are some other excellent suppliers to try instead:

It really is better to buy seeds locally within your country – they will be selected to do well
in your climate, rather than ours, and you will be supporting local businesses.

Some particular companies that we know of who offer a good range of locally grown open pollinated seeds include

Spain – Plantaromed – ecologically grown seeds produced near Málaga

Austria – Reinsaat seeds
Germany – Bingenheimer seeds

Excellent seed in the United States – try our friends at Adaptive Seeds or Seedsavers Exchange

Ordering by Post

We no longer accept postal orders.
The only way to order seeds is online via the website.

PAPER CATALOGUES

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We’re sorry, but we are no longer producing a paper catalogue.

We realise this is sad (the paper catalogue was really nice), but fewer and fewer people have been using the paper version, and it is a huge project producing and maintaining it each year.

This website also works very much better with our rare and limited stock seed, as we can have real time stock control,meaning that you shouldn’t (at least in theory!) be disappointed by ordering something that is sold out.

Company No 5924934

VAT No 841181938

DEFRA registered Seed Merchant No 7289

Our Unique Structure: Because we have no shareholders. the main aim of the company is not to make huge profits, but instead to supply great seeds to home gardeners at reasonable prices, and to educate people about home seed-saving. As part of our ethical policy, all staff are paid the same hourly wage, including the directors.

Our Unique Guarantee: We have spent years trying to find the best varieties for you to grow. We think these are the best seeds you can sow, and we really hope that you enjoy growing your vegetables from them. We will immediately refund or replace if you are in any way less than delighted with them, even including the flavour of the resulting crop!

Gardeners Should Save their Own Seed: Because none of these seeds are hybrids,you can save your own seed for future use: there’s no need to buy new each year. Saving your own is easy. You will get great seed, and great vegetables adapted to your local conditions. Do have a go – read the seedsaving instructions we provide with every order, and also on this site.

We have sent out over 104,000 sets of free home seed-saving instructions!

Our Seed Club: Due to really daft seed laws, many of our fantastic vegetable seeds can only be supplied to members of our Seed Club, because they are not on the EU-approved list of permitted vegetable varieties! But membership costs just one penny per annum .
When we process your order, you will be charged a penny for a year’s Seed Club Membership. For more details see our terms and conditions.

Common questions and answers about ordering our seed online.