Since writing the article below, Thompson & Morgan have come through with an e-voucher for £8, useable over the internet. The original £3 plus £5 for the inconvenience. Well done to them so buy your seeds and have them sent to your UK Address in Spain from where they will be shipped to you. Note that some things such as seed potatoes cannot be shipped outside the UK so you have to have them shipped by Citibox from their UK Address.
I started our vegetable garden in 2008 and we got our first wonderful home grown produce last year, 2009. Like all “armchair gardners” I ordered too many seeds. Some of the seeds I started with came from an organic site in Wales and not all of them, actually, not many of them, germinated.
So I supplemented our seeds from Thompson & Morgan, a UK company. They charged our credit card for everything but could not deliver all that was bought so they sent a voucher for the difference.
I think Thompson and Morgan have stolen our money
The reason for the gift voucher was that they claimed that it was too expensive to re-credit our credit card. Please read the small print on the voucher. It cannot be used on-line, it cannot be used in a garden centre and it has an expiry date of June 2009.
Considering that we bought on-line for delivery to Spain, this amounts to a complete rip-off. T&M have our money and in exchange here is a voucher which they must know that we can’t use it in any way from Spain at all.
T&M were given notice of this post and chose not to reply. This sort of rip-off makes me hopping mad. It’s too late to report the swindle to Visa but please everyone be aware and I recommend that you buy your plants from Marshalls of Cambridge ,who are not likely to steal from you in this way. Happy planting all you Spanish gardners in this, our early season in Andalucia but DON’T buy Thompson & Morgan seeds or plants.
For those of you who are buying baby plants or sets as we are, have them sent to your Citibox UK Address in Spain and your strawberries and other fruit and canes, horseradish, potatoes, elephant garlic and artichokes will arrive at your Spanish Citibox in good time for you to plant. Most companies will not post outside the UK so we will truck them down to you.
I’ll keep you updated on our garden, please let me know about yours.