Gardeners being warned not to plant or compost any unsolicited seed packages received through post

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) reports that people are receiving unsolicited seed packages through the post that are thought to be part of an e-commerce scam. These seeds could pose a significant risk to the environment. If you receive any unsolicited seed packages through the post, please do not plant of compost them as it could result in the spread of an invasive, non-native species or introduce pests and pathogens. 

If you receive seeds you didn’t order please email (Scotland) or (UK)

Always be sure to source plants with care and seek locally sourced and well-grown plants when acquiring new material and support reputable and quality assured suppliers.  Take particular care with international movement of plants, and import plants only when absolutely necessary.