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Re: King Seed Supplies

Postby Geoff » Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:26 pm

Posted this last year:

Mr Fothergill’s is made up of 4 brands, catering for all gardening needs: Mr Fothergill’s Seeds; D T Brown; Woolmans; Johnsons Seeds.
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Re: King Seed Supplies

Postby Westi » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:45 pm

Got a phone call today - spuds have been delivered as well! I try to buy the extra's from the smaller guys but the allotment discount is quite substantial with Kings so the basics from them & the treats & experiments from the smaller companies.
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Re: King Seed Supplies

Postby Compo » Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:39 am

I'm a about to do an early morning raid on Wilkos. See what seed they have.
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Re: King Seed Supplies

Postby Compo » Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:41 pm

Successful raid on Wilko. Seeds obtained out of the store by 0815. Store empty....
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Re: King Seed Supplies

Postby oldherbaceous » Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:50 pm

Just had an email from D.T.Browns, my seeds have been dispatched...now that is quick!
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Re: King Seed Supplies

Postby Westi » Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:56 pm

I love Wilko but our only one is near Bournemouth in a dodgy arcade where the non-believer protesters like to assemble, especially if it is raining. (Along with the drunks & homeless but they are really benign in comparison & they even avoid the protestors). I truly don't know how the police maintain their cool dealing with these fools but all credit to them! Maybe I need to befriend one & he/she could nip in for me seeing he's in there anyway??
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Re: King Seed Supplies

Postby Colin2016 » Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:43 am

Your lucky with your Brown order Oldherbaceous unlike me with kings.

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"If you have already placed an order we are working very hard to fulfill them. However commercial and home garden orders are taking approximately 14-21 working days from date of receipt.

If you are chasing an Allotment Society order we are currently working through a back log and the current lead time is approximately 8 weeks from date of order."

Allotment orders take longer that current orders? Seems back to front to me.
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Re: King Seed Supplies

Postby Compo » Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:02 am

Very poor. I'd cancel and investigate alternatives. Just saying.....
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Re: King Seed Supplies

Postby retropants » Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:31 am

I ordered my supply from simplyseeds and growseeds last Autumn. They took weeks and weeks to arrive, but I didn't want a repeat of last spring whenI couldn't get anything I wanted from anyone! They are all tucked up in an old biscuit tin awaiting sowing time.
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Re: King Seed Supplies

Postby oldherbaceous » Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:24 am

Morning Colin, I don't like to say it but, to me it sounds awfully like they are keeping the orders waiting, that are unlikely to be cancelled, like Allotment societies, while processing out the newer orders first...if this is the case, it's very naughty indeed!!
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Re: King Seed Supplies

Postby Westi » Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:53 pm

It seems all the local allotments have also had their deliveries, can't confirm out of my patch but with them out of the way they must be able to get the individual orders out now. Our allotment orders go in late October so even in normal times it is over 8 weeks so a 'porky pie' there for a start!
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Re: King Seed Supplies

Postby Colin2016 » Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:48 am

Think cancellation would cause problems for allotment secretary plus no confidence kings could easily issue refund.

Just had email saying I can confirm your order will be packed by Friday 12/2 and sent out the following week.
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Re: King Seed Supplies

Postby Compo » Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:13 am

You're all brave. Sorting a manure delivery or changing the gate combination is tougher than I dont know what. I couldn't contemplate organising a bulk seed order!!!
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Re: King Seed Supplies

Postby oldherbaceous » Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:33 pm

I feel quite bad now, as my seeds were waiting for me, when I got back from work...
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Re: King Seed Supplies

Postby Colin2016 » Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:15 pm

Spuds & seeds have arrived only one item (seeds) is to follow on latter.
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