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    tomorrow i am flying from my sunny island to manchester for a week and going to do bit of shopping for my garden .does anyone know of any good offers on seed packets ,plant labels ect to save me having to trudge around manchester ? cheers tracy

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    Plant labels; I get mine from Wilkinsons - and use pencil on them and use a magic eraser sponge to clean them off [it's alot easier than using a rubber]....but seeds - someone local will have to help you there....


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    Tracy, I go to Manchester a few times each year (bit of a hike from here but I love it, don't "trudge" round it, more skip!) but in truth I don't go for gardening products which in most UK cities have moved out to out-of-town garden centres or Internet suppliers (the odd Poundshop and supermarkets might have special offers etc) - but the centres of major cities are much more food and fashion, arts, crafts and culture orientated these days....

    The other thing worth mentioning, and not to be a spoil sport, is there's a host of European regs on seeds and you don't want to find yourself falling foul of those so it might be sensible to check first... (I recall going to Ireland and having my cheese sandwich confiscated, have never got over it!) On seeds I think each EU country has it's list of approved seeds (and for farmers at least they're nationally controlled and not the same...). If you Google something like Save Our Seeds Spain (Spain) you might get some useful links....

    But when in Manchester why not go to the theatre - appropriately The Royal Exchange (which was the corn exchange) or, the shops (Harvey Nicks...!), the exhibitions....!. And, whatever, have a wonderful trip... b.

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    cheers for that bazzaboy havnt been back to the uk for a while now dont think i will have time for theatre etc as loads of family to see...i have checked regulations on importing seeds here and the only thing i cant bring home is seed potatoes
    i hope to have a good trip just hope its not tooooo cold x

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    Tracy,
    Where in Manchester will you be and will you have transport?
    I'm in South Manchester and usually go to golden days nursery in Cheadle or Wyvale's in Marple. Wyvale's recently had all their seeds at 50p but I'm not sure if the sale is still on.

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    i am going to levenshulme will have limited transport where is marlple dont know the area very well ?? hubby comes from there so not that sure of the area

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    What sort of stuff are you thinking of growing that you can't get in the Canaries? PG Tips plants?
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    im growing loads its just that seeds here are very limited on variety and also about 2 euros a packet so when im in the uk i tend to stock up a bit .if not i usually from T&M

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