The idea for the site has grown out of my love of gathering seeds from my garden (which isn't strictly speaking a cottage
garden, but has quite an informal way about it and is brimming with plants you might expect to see in one) for my own use and to give to friends and family. The shop was launched in mid-February 2012, with 100 varieties of seed, and now, over two years later, I offer around 450 seeds and plants, with many more to come, so please do bookmark this site
and check back. We have home grown heritage and heirloom seeds of many kinds... summer bedding plant seeds, hardy perennial seeds, tree and shrub seeds and herb and vegetable seeds.
There's also a range of photographic flower, garden-related and nature-inspired greetings cards and gift packs for you to send to your friends and family, with more products in the pipeline.
I do hope that you will find not only the Norfolk Cottage Garden Seeds & Plants shop but the site as a whole interesting and useful. Apart from offering home-grown seeds, there will be a page of gardening tips and I will keep you updated about shows and fetes where I will be selling my seeds and other products - and I'll be able to meet you in person! I would be delighted to hear from you if you would like to make suggestions or comments, so you are very welcome to contact me.
Above: July 2014... taking a rare break!
Below: Shady corner under our Dr Harvey apple tree, an old variety once popular for cider making.
The video you see above is a rather amateur effort - I hope to make a better one sometime in 2013 - but it gives a little tour of the garden (with musical accompaniment - my other great love and passion is playing the flute!) which I hope you will enjoy.
Although I've been fortunate enough to be custodian to a garden for most of my adult life, I'm by no means an expert, and rarely do anything by the book, preferring to rely on my instincts, inspiration and luck, all of which have served me well! You will find some of my tips and tricks in the Tips page.