PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).
|Common Flax, Linseed|
|The delicate flowers of this dainty plant are sky-blue or white, on fine, grey-blue foliage - a delight to see en masse! Ours appeared from nowhere in my hot bed (flax is grown in the fields nearby, so the seeds were, no doubt, brought in by birds). Despite the fact that white and blue weren't chosen colours for that area, they were so pretty that they were permitted to remain.
N.B. Plants, when offered, usually have their tips pinched out to encourage bushiness.
|Sowing and/or growing instructions|
|Either direct sow outside in spring or autumn at a depth of about 3mm, gently raking into the soil, or under glass in spring at 70F, planting out when sturdy plantlets have developed.|