Category Archives: Seeds

Edible Flower Petals

edible flower petals Edible flower petals Flower petals don’t only need to look pretty they can be used to colour and brighten your food dishes or long summer drinks. They can all be grown to flower this year and there is time to get growing now. Here I have recommended my favourite edible flower petals.

Attractive Companions

attractive companions Attractive CompanionsThis collection contains one pack of each of the following seeds. Satureja hortensisMint (Mentha viridis)Nasturtium (Tropaeolum ‘Alaska’)Calendula officinalis ‘Indian Prince’Poached egg (Limnanthes douglasii)Marigold ‘Red Safari’Marigold ‘Dainty Marietta’chives garlicbasil (Ocimum basilicum)Sunflower (Helianthus Tall Single)

Summer Jewels Seed Collection

Summer jewels seed ollection Summer jewels ‘seed collection’Recreate this wildly romantic border filled with jewel-coloured flowers from late spring to midsummer with our affordable seed collection. Once established you can expect to have loads of flowers from late spring to midsummer. Each collection contains one packet of seeds for each of the following plants. Aquilegia

Veggies For Juicing

seed collection Veggies for juicing If you’re looking for an exciting and easy way to incorporate some healthy green hits in your diet then juicing could be the answer. With a wealth of information now available and some very inspirational people its no wonder juicing is becoming so popular. Turning raw fruit and veg into

Nicotiana Lime Green

tobacco plant Nicotiana ‘Lime Green’Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: fertile moist well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: July to SeptemberFlower colour: lime-greenOther

Alcea Rosea Nigra

hollyhock Alcea rosea ‘Nigra’Position: full sunSoil: moderately-fertile well-drained soilRate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: June to August Flower colour: dark chocolate-maroonOther

Papaver Commutatum

Caucasian scarlet poppy Papaver commutatumPosition: full sunSoil: well-drained preferably poor soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: June to AugustHardiness: hardy annual The upright stems carrying the flower buds snake up from amongst softly hairy grey-green foliage in summer and split open to reveal deep red petals each with a black spot at its base. These vibrant

Limnanthes Douglasii

poached egg Limnanthes douglasiiPosition: full sunSoil: moist well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: June to SeptemberFlower colour: yellowOther

Pastel Sweet Pea Collection

spencer sweet pea seed Pastel sweet pea collection Producing a prolific display of flowers throughout summer the sweet peas in this collection will make fine additions to the border and look wonderful when potted up and trained over brushwood canes. For best effect plant them in a sunny spot with moderately fertile well-drained soil –

Aquilegia Vulgaris Var Stellata Ruby Port

granny’s bonnet Aquilegia vulgaris var. ‘stellata Ruby Port’Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: fertile moist well-drained soilRate of growth: average to fast-growingFlowering period: May to JuneHardiness: fully hardy A popular plant among garden designers this lovely grannys bonnet has beautiful fully double spur-less burgundy flowers in late spring above ferny green leaves. The rich deep

Zinnia Dahlia Flowered Mixed

zinnia Zinnia ‘Dahlia Flowered Mixed’Position: full sunSoil: moderately fertile humus-rich well-drained soilRate of growth: average to fast-growingFlowering period: June to AugustFlowering colour: mixed including cream yellow orange red and pinkHardiness: tender annual (will die after flowering) Zinnias make great bedding plants as they are easy to grow and will provide months of colour. They were

Marigold Red Safari

French marigold Marigold ‘Red Safari’Position: full sunSoil: moderately fertile well-drained soil or a loam-based potting compostRate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: June to September Flower colour: redOther

Marigold Dainty Marietta

French marrigold Marigold ‘Dainty Marietta’Position: full sunSoil: moderately fertile well-drained soil or a loam-based potting compostRate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: June to September Flower colour: yellowOther

Helianthus Tall Single

sunflower Helianthus ‘Tall Single’Position: full sunSoil: moderately fertile humus-rich moist but well-drained neutral to alkaline soilRate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: July to September Flower colour: yellowOther

Daucus Carota Dara

wild carrot / ornamental carrot Daucus carota ‘Dara’Position: full sunSoil: humus-rich moisture retentive soilRate of growth: average to fastFlowering period: June to SeptemberHardiness: hardy annual Ever since a flowering carrot was used by Cleve West in in his 2011 garden at the Chelsea Flower Show these plants have taken on a whole new role in

Nigella Delft Blue

love-in-a-mist Nigella ‘Delft Blue’Position: full sunSoil: any well-drained soilRate of growth: fast growing Flowering period: July to SeptemberHardiness: hardy annual A beautiful annual with variably splashed and mottled silver-grey and blue petals which form a disc-like base for the prominent plum-purple stamens. The flowers are excellent for cutting and after they have faded they produce

Cosmos Bipinnatus Xanthos

cosmos Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Xanthos’Position: full sunSoil: moderately fertile moist well-drained soilRate of growth: average Flowering period: May to OctoberHardiness: half hardy annual This beautiful annual cosmos has only just been introduced but it is already starting to win awards! It is the first compact form to have yellow flowers and these can be used as

Lupinus Nanus

sky lupine Lupinus nanusPosition: full sun or partial shadeSoil: moderately fertile well-drained slightly acid sandy soilRate of growth: average Flowering period: June to AugustOther

Papaver Rhoeas Bridal Silk

field poppy Papaver rhoeas ‘Bridal Silk’Position: full sunSoil: well-drained preferably poor soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: June to AugustHardiness: hardy annual The crumpled petals of this sublime poppy are mainly white but sometimes have a faint pink blush. They top the slender wiry stems that rise above the rosettes of foliage from early summer forming

Nicotiana Alata Grandiflora

tobacco plant Nicotiana alata ‘Grandiflora’Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: fertile moist well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: July to SeptemberHardiness: half hardy Well-loved for their creamy white slender trumpet-shaped flowers which appear in abundance for several months in summer and autumn filling the evening air with their heady perfume. They are popular as seasonal