It is with great sadness and frustration that we have to inform all our customers we cannot send orders to the EU and Northern Ireland.

This very sad situation is due to regulations – resulting from Brexit – which do not allow the export of vegetable seeds into the EU. Northern Ireland is included in the ban as Northern Ireland  has to be treated as an EU country with regard to the movement of plants and seeds.

It is likely that sometime in the future ‘equivalence’ of regulations will be agreed and the law will allow seed to be sent to the EU. We have had no idea when this might be. 

However, in reality, equivalence is likely to make little difference to us as a ‘plant health border’ between the UK and EU will probably remain. This means a phytosanitary certificate will be required to accompany all orders sent to the EU. This is simply NOT a viable option for small retail orders such as we send out.