Online payments may be made using most major Credit and Debit Cards via the secure integrated Sage-pay option at checkout (Visa, Visa Debit, Mastercard, Maestro UK, Solo, Visa Electron) by Paypal or by selecting Cheque By Post. Products are dispatched on receipt of payment.

GSS Direct Ltd uses the very latest security systems including data encryption and SSL (Single Socket Layer) to ensure online payment information is completely safe.

Our Web Store and Server are regularly scanned and verified by Security Metrics. No debit or credit card information is retained within our store database, server database, office computer system or any form of ledger once a transaction has been completed.

There are no current plans to contact our customer base with promotional emails, newsletters or product updates etc. However, should there be a significant reason – say to inform you of unexpected or important changes to our webstore or business details, then we may have to rely on email communication for this purpose only.

The Customer Invoice/Receipt will be sent via email during the processing of your order. A hard copy will be attached to the inner packaging of your item (unless the delivery address is different to that of the invoice address).


Only wildflower seeds, Wildflower meadow seeds and fertiliser products are subject to VAT, all other items are zero rated.

All stated prices include VAT where applicable.

We do not currently offer credit accounts to private customers, sole traders, businesses or local authorities


Multiply the length of the area by the width of the area by the appropriate sowing rate (i.e. 50 grams per square metre for lawn areas, 35 for landscape) then ÷ by 1000 to give the total weight of seed required in kilograms.

Example a) For a lawn area 15 metres by 28 metres. 15 x 28 x 50 ÷ 1000 = 21.00 kg
Example b) For a large landscape area 40 metres x 125 metres x 35 ÷ 1000 = 175.00 kg

Amenity ryegrass (or dwarf ryegrass) is a durable, hardwearing, small leaf ryegrass purposely bred for lawn, landscape and sports field use. Although the origins of ryegrass stem mainly from farm use many years of selective cross breeding mean modern varieties no longer share the same course broadleaf and aggressive growth characteristic of common agricultural ryegrass.

Any seeds mixture requiring a hardwearing property should contain at least 20% amenity ryegrass.

Only certified seeds have been tested and comply with the European Standards for seed purity and germination.

From the FERE (part of DEFRA) website. “Seed Certification is a quality assurance process which ensures that seeds are sufficiently pure, healthy, viable and correctly labelled. Seeds marketing is regulated and, for most species, only seeds which have been certified may be sold.”

If stored in a breathable container and in ambient temperatures, grass seed should keep well for 2-3 years without a significant drop in viability.

As with all types of seeds it is best to avoid storage in sealed plastic containers and/or plastic bags. Do not store in damp buildings, centrally heated rooms and above all avoid any places which are air conditioned. A cool and dry shed, outbuilding or garage is ideal. Remember, you are effectively looking after the live cells within the germ of the seed.

Only certified seeds have been tested and comply with the European Standards for seed purity and germination.

From the FERE (part of DEFRA) website. “In a well prepared seedbed with adequate soil moisture during long, warm and overcast days (and with near equally warm nights) germination may be as quick as 4 or 5 days however, the more limited these conditions are the longer germination will take, even with regular irrigation.

In extended spells of hot, sunny weather, times of low rainfall or prolonged cold conditions with short days, germination can take many weeks and very little may happen until more favourable day length, temperatures and/or rainfall persist.


We can only offer a basic Monday to Friday service with our contract carriers.

Whilst we make every effort to process and dispatch orders within a requested time line, we do not currently offer a guaranteed next day delivery service. If we promise to dispatch an order within a certain time/on a certain day etc, we most certainly will but please consider our reliance on carrier and postal services. If things do go wrong we will always do our very best to resolve the situation as quickly as possible.

At the moment we can only deliver to registered UK addresses.

Collections can be arranged directly from our store at GL54 2EZ Monday to Friday within usual office hours only.

To guarantee product quality and customer service all of our products are mixed to order at our main store near Bourton on the Water, Gloucestershire and are dispatched directly to the end user via a carrier network. Our particular range of seed mixtures are not currently available at any other retail outlet.