Buying Guide

This is our guide to places to buy everything you need for your allotment.

Framfield Allotments Association earns commission from the websites marked with a sunflower 🌻 below, but only if you access them via this page. Try to remember to do this whenever you order – it doesn’t cost you anything and helps us a lot.

Allotment trading huts

Some local allotments sites have their own trading huts:
β€’ Ascott: between 50 and 52 Ranleagh Road, Ealing W5 (Saturdays 2-4pm, Sundays 10am-12pm).
β€’ Pitshanger: Pitshanger Park, Perivale Gardens, Ealing W5 (opening hours not known).
β€’ Searchlight Trading Hut:Β Haslemere Allotments (open Saturday 12pm–3pm, Sunday 10am–12pm). To get there, head South along Boston Manor Road, turn left at the Harvester onto Haslemere Ave and it’s just past the first junction on the right.

To use any of these trading huts you have to be a member of the Ealing and Hanwell Allotment Society – Β£2 per annum (payable at the hut).

Garden centres

Wyvale Garden Centres – Osterley (Windmill Lane) and Syon Park
Ducks Hill Garden Centre – Ruislip Common (Ducks Hill Road)

Other stores with garden sections

🌻 B&Q – Yeading (A312), Park Royal (A40), Chiswick (A4/A406)
🌻 Wilkinson – West Ealing (Uxbridge Road)
Homebase – Brentford (A4), Hayes (A312/Uxbridge Road), East Acton (A40)

Mail order seeds and plants

There are lots of companies out there! The following are just some that you could try:

🌻 Thompson & Morgan – 0844 248 5383
🌻 Suttons Seeds – 0844 922 2899
🌻 Unwins Seeds & Plants – 01480 443395
Seeds of Italy – 020 8427 5020
The Real Seeds Catalogue – 01239 821107
The Organic Gardening Catalogue – 0845 130 1304
Marshalls –- 01480 443390
Ken Muir – 01255 830181 – fruit specialist
Buckingham Nurseries – 01280 822133
Blackmoor Fruit Nursery – 01420 473576
Herbal Haven – 07850 967690 – herb specialist, has a stall at the Ealing Festival
Vegetable Seeds.net – get a 10% discount if you let them know you’re with us

Mail order tools, equipment and books

Some of the suppliers above also sell tools and equipment. Here are some other options:

🌻 Evengreener – 0845 658 5588 – water butts and compost bins
🌻 Ferndale Lodge – 0844 314 0043 – garden equipment, sister company of Suttons Seeds
Get Digging – 01263 837278 – a useful range of tools you won’t find in B & Q
My Allotment Plot – 01733 371082 – a good range of tools and advice on what types to buy
D&V Fuels – 01978 844504 – a range of cheap recycled water butts
🌻 New Holland Publishers – 020 7724 7773 – publish a variety of useful books about allotment gardening
Mower Magic – 01522 690005 – great for spare parts for streamers, mowers, etc.