With an increased interest in gardening due to the current lockdown situation, it’s good to know that you can order high-quality bulbs and seeds from many reputable companies online and have them delivered to your home which is perfect for those who are not quite ready to venture to their local gardening centre yet.
One such company is called Seed Pantry who have a monthly ‘Grow Club‘ where you can select the Discovery Box (6 items) or the Food & Flower Box (10 items). The beauty of both of these boxes is that you can fully customise it yourself by choosing what you’d like to receive from a wide selection on their website. The range is plentiful! If you’d prefer a surprise selection, simply sit back and let Seed Pantry choose for you – the choice is up to you. You can:-
- Make choices anytime from the 1st to 17th. Cut off date is the 17th of each month.
- Boxes are sent out from the 12th to the 20th of each month and take 2 days to arrive.
- You’ll receive a reminder email each month to make box choices if you wish to do this.
My May box arrived today (there is a reminder about delays in shipping due to the Coronavirus situation on their website), but it was definitely worth the wait!
Here’s what’s inside:-
On the top of the contents, you’ll find Seed Pantry‘s easy to follow growing cards which detail all of the available seasonal plants and flowers that they have and how you can get the most out of making them bloom.
I chose a selection of flower bulbs and seeds:-
Three different varieties of Hostas called Earth Angel, Fire & Ice and Blue Mouse Ears. Hostas are great for any shady areas in your garden and I highly recommend them to beginners as they are rather hardy plants! Once planted, they don’t require too much attention and being a perennial, they come back year after year.
To complement the Hostas, I also chose some Astilbe Mixed bulbs as these are useful ‘companion’ plants which help to fend off pests such as slugs and snails. This mixed variety features a variety of pinks, purples, whites and reds to add some vibrance to any garden. Like Hostas, they prefer shady areas.
This tuberous perennial is called Zantedeschia (Calla) Odessa and I thought these looked most impressive when I was making my selection on Seed Pantry as they rich, purple-black flowers that look quite majestic. They prefer full sun or part sun areas and will require regular watering while establishing.
The last product that I picked was a packet of Wild Flower Mix and these are to help attract butterflies and bees – our amazing pollinators!