As BOG members one of the benefits we enjoy is the opportunity to cut the costs of our gardening by up to 30%. We can make this saving on seeds, and many other items we use, by sending all our orders together, which has the added benefit of meaning there’s no postage to pay on your order, no matter what its size.
Thus, even the smallest order benefits, with one member saving £2.50 on an order of under £8.50!
In these straitened times, can anyone afford to pass up such savings? Well, apparently BOG members can as fewer than 10% of members take advantage of this annual opportunity for financial prudency.
To get these savings you need to get your order to me before Christmas and be prepared not to get your seeds delivered to your door – they can be collected from me from mid-February or at Potato Day. If neither is convenient, we can usually make alternative arrangements for seed orders – do let me know as soon as possible as Potato Day is a good time to set packages off on their journey. If you know you’ll not be at Potato Day, I’d ask you to avoid ordering bulky items or items like onion sets.
If you can live with these small inconveniences you should send your order to me by e-mail  or post [address in BOG News] by December 15th. For e-mail orders please send details as an attachment [preferably a spreadsheet] including the page number, any code, name of what you are ordering and its price. Posted forms should include payment details [debit or credit card]; people e-mailing may prefer to call with these details. In both cases please include a contact phone number. Your discount is calculated individually and billed to your card just as if you had placed the order yourself. Each order also comes with an individual invoice.
To get the widest choice, we place orders with two companies, The Organic Gardening Catalogue and Tamar Organics. Catalogues are available at the AGM, on- line at organiccatalog.com and tamarorganics.co.uk or direct; call 01932 253666 and 01579 371087 respectively.