The Northlew Poppy

Northlew poppy remembrance

“In Flanders fields
the poppies blow
between the crosses,
row on row”

Back in October we posted a blog about the Northlew Poppy initiative. Northlew, a small Dartmoor village, lost proportionally more enlisted men than any other principality in the UK and in remembrance are created a 20 mile poppy avenue, using poppy seeds very willingly donated by Suttons. We have also created a special poppy seed packet, telling the sad story of Northlew and containing 2,800 seeds.

Northlew Poppy Seeds

Create Your Own Poppy Remembrance with these seeds, £1 donated to Northlew for every pack sold, click for details

If you want to create a poppy display this summer then now is the time to sow the seeds. A Northlew Poppy Seed packet costs just £1.99 and Suttons will donate £1 for every packet sold to the Northlew Memorial Store fund. Thus helping the community that lost so much.

Click here for more information and to place your order.

Adrian Bloom says

Creating drama and excitement in the year round garden, is a title of one of my lectures, and it has been very much my mission to inspire others over many years, however small or large their garden, to help them create their own inspirational planting.Adrian Bloom

This is one reason why i am pleased to begin, what i hope will be a fruitful association with Suttons and their catalogue and online business. Our joint aim is to provide an informative gardener- friendly catalogue, first class service and plants with ideas as to how to use them in the garden. like gardening, nothing (usually) happens overnight, but we hope that you will find our new joint venture helpful in your selection of plants.
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How to choose secateurs

Secateurs

Here are my top tips for selecting secateurs:

For pruning anything from sappy, soft growth to woody twigs, a decent pair of secateurs is essential. To perform well, they should have a good-quality blade that keeps a very sharp edge, feel comfortable in your hand and have a catch that works smoothly.

If you have a weak grip or smaller hands, it’s particularly important to get a pair that is easy to use. If you’re left-handed, look for secateurs with a central safety catch – small metal safety catches on the left-hand side of the secateurs will be a pain to reach.

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Vintage Suttons Seed Tin Close up

Vintage Suttons Seed Tin

Many of you have purchased a Suttons Seed tin recently. In fact the take-up has been so good we’re thinking of launching a different version each year and seeing if it can be a collectable. The only trouble is that people do seem to like to keep hold of their seed tins. For years and years!

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100+ Years Being Sold and Still Going Strong!

Veg varieties from our 1914 catalogue still on sale in 2014!

So much has changed over the last 100 years at Suttons with flower and veg varieties coming and going but some have remained constant. It must be because their quality has remained so strong that they just haven’t yet been replaced with a more modern version. Here we share with you some of the vegetable seed varieties that were in our 1914 catalogue and are still going strong today. If you haven’t given them a try yet then maybe now’s the time?

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