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The Trading Store

"A new look at the Ormonde Road Store,

Where there's compost and seeds and much more.

We've a large space for seating

And meeting....and eating.

You'll be impressed when you see it, I'm sure."

~Mike Hibbs, 2021 Virtual Show Entry


The Trading Store is open on Wednesdays and Sundays, 10.30am - 12.30pm. Please show your membership card when making purchases. We also operate a click-and-collect service, please see below.

Please find the current price list for the Store here (January 2024). We cannot guarantee that everything listed is in stock but we will do our best to keep the list up to date.


We are continuing to offer our click and collect service. If you would like to pre-order your purchases please email a list of what you would like to  We will tell you how much you owe by email and payment should be made by cash, card or BACS transfer on collection during store opening hours. Our details for BACS transfer are Sort code 40-47-09, Account 51606786, reference 'Trading'.


The Trading Store provides a diverse range of gardening items from seeds, bulbs and fertilizers to pots, tools and compost. We buy in bulk and sell in bags of around 3kg or less, so prices are significantly cheaper than proprietary products doing a similar job.


Seed Potatoes


We now have Seed Potatoes in stock, at the same price as last year - £3.60 for a 3-kilo bag, with smaller amounts available on request.

The following varieties are available:

First Early

Foremost, Pentland Javelin, Rocket

Second Early

Acoustic, Kestrel, Maris Peer



Main Crop


Main Crop - organic & blight resistant

Java (replaces Sarpo Mira), Setanta

Please email your orders to - orders can be collected during trading store opening hours.

Payment can be made by cash, card or via BACS (see above).

Franchi Seeds
We now stock Franchi Seeds - well known for their quality and value for money. The Franchi family

have been raising seeds in Italy for seven generations.  The seeds are of popular Italian varieties from

all over Italy - from the Mediterranean in the south to the foothills of the Alps in the north. The northern

climate is not unlike Britain's.    


We stock a range of 42 varieties of Franchi seeds but if you want to experiment further have a look at their website – and send in your order – we currently manage to get delivery within a week or so of order.


Strulch is a light and easy-to-use garden mulch made from wheat straw for organic gardening. Available in the store in bags of 150 ltr - £15 per bag, £25 for 2 bags.


We have 4', 6' and 8' canes available.


Currently, we have Durstons Multi-Purpose compost in stock at £5.50 for a 40-litre bag, and we also have Sylvagrow Peat-Free compost, £7.90 for a 40-litre bag.


For more information please contact the store manager,

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