Welcome to the Norfolk Cottage Garden Seeds & Plants Shop This is an alphabetical listing of all the cottage garden plants.


 
IMPORTANT NOTE:
At times, especially during the summer, plants may be cut back or pinched out if they are too far advanced to ship whole. This encourages annuals and biennials to produce extra flowering stems, so no bad thing! Perennials will establish well for next year, but may or may not flower this year, depending on species. In some instances top growth may be woody or sparce (e.g. Anthemis tinctoria), but don't worry, the plants are perfectly healthy and will soon produce fresh foliage! Please contact me if you would like to enquire about specific plants.

Acanthus spinosus NCG 001 Acanthus spinosus
Seed 1 packet - 9 seeds

£2.15

 
Plant 1 x small plant, 9cm pot approx.
Limited stock
£3.95

 
Bear's Britches

Dynamic - good in shade!

This stately, dramatic plant is happiest in full sun, but will also tolerate deep shade. Very useful cut flower, both fresh and dried. The flower spikes, with white blooms with purple bracts, appear above deeply divided dark green foliage.

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Acer griseum AGM NCG 080 Acer griseum AGM
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds
Sow on receipt
£2.95

 
Paper Bark Maple

Fresh seed now in stock!

A small to medium sized ornamental tree which lends interest to the garden at all times of year. Small, yellow flowers appear in spring, followed by fresh green foliage in spring and summer, then spectacular orange, red and pink autumn foliage in autumn. At all times of year the chestnut-red…

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Achillea millefolium NCG 233 Achillea millefolium
Common Yarrow, Milfoil

Currently unavailable

A plant of many names! It has variously been called, Devil's Nettle, Hundred-leaved Grass, Lace Plant, Milfoil, Nose Pepper, Nosebleed, Sanguinarya and Soldier's Woundwort (to name just a few), some clearly referring to its medicinal properties, others to its appearance. Whilst many cultivars are available, this wild flower is white…

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Achillea millefolium, Pink NCG 638 Achillea millefolium, Pink
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Pink yarrow

A cultivar of the familiar white or cream wild flower, with flat heads of tiny, deep-pink blooms with white eyes, held on wiry stems clothed in very fine, ferny, dark-green foliage. Attractive to bees, hoverflies and other beneficial insects.

NOTE: Externally sourced seeds.

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Achillea ptarmica 'The Pearl' NCG 456 Achillea ptarmica 'The Pearl'
Plant 1 x clump (equiv. 9-12 cm pot)
Sometimes bare-rooted
£4.95

 
Seed 1 packet
Note: contains chaff
£1.95

 
Sneezewort 'The Pearl'

'The Pearl' produces sprays of small, white, double flowers on wiry stems about 24 inches/60cm high, with narrow, toothed leaves. A spreading plant which is not too difficult to control in lighter soils. The blooms tend to last longer if the plant is sited in part shade, but full sunlight…

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Acis or Leucojum autumnalis Syn. autumnale NCG 399 Acis or Leucojum autumnalis Syn. autumnale
Seed 1 packet - 15 seeds approx.

£3.15

 
Autumn Snowflake

Very special - plants now available!

Little white nodding bells on slender, red stems appear from late summer above bright-green, grass-like foliage. This is an attractive and unusual plant for the front of the border. Although said to prefer full sun, mine are in part shade and flourish there. Classified as half hardy, but generally long-lived…

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Acorus  gramineus ‘Variegatus’ NCG 722 Acorus gramineus ‘Variegatus’
Plant 1 x clump (Equiv. 9cm pot)

£4.95

 
Variegated slender sweet flag

Although strictly speaking a marginal pond plant, this small and attractive grass-like plant will grow successfully in almost any reasonable, moist soil - in fact it seems quite content in quite dry spots in my garden. It produces strongly variegated fan-shaped tufts of stiff, aromatic foliage and is semi-evergreen.

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Adenophora latifolia 'Amethyst' NCG 224 Adenophora latifolia 'Amethyst'
Seed 1 packet

£2.60

 
Ladybells

Sometimes confused with campanula, to which it is related, this plant is more delicate. It has nodding bells in a lovely soft shade of violet-blue, borne on straight stems with dark-green toothed foliage.

NOTE: The plants have a rather scrambling root system and are difficult to split tidily.…

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Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop' NCG 499 Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop'
Plant 1 x plant (Equiv. 9cm pot)

£5.95

 

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Agapanthus campanulatus Ex. var. albidus NCG 087 Agapanthus campanulatus Ex. var. albidus
Seed 1 packet - 200 seeds approx.

£2.15

 
Plant 1 x young plant (Equiv. 9-12cm pot)
Limited stock, usually bare-rooted
£5.75

 
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx.

£2.15

 
White Bell Agapanthus

Given the right conditions - full sun and rich, moisture retentive but well-drained soil, this deciduous form of Agapanthus will reward with lovely white blooms above bright green strap-like leaves, particularly if fed regularly. A good choice for large containers, but must be kept well-watered. Generally hardy, but may benefit…

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Agastache anisata NCG 700 Agastache anisata
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds

£1.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)
Limited stock
£4.25

 
Anise hyssop, Licorice mint

Very limited stock

Soft spikes of blue flowers adorn this pretty perennial wildflower throughout the summer, above strong stems with dark-green, nettle-like leaves. All parts of the plant have a strong scent of aniseed. Also known as Agastache foeniculum or Lophanthus anisatus.

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Agrostemma githago NCG 639 Agrostemma githago
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Corn cockle, Bastard nigella, Corn pink

This delightful annual wildflower has pink, five-petalled flowers surrounding by elongated calyxes, on strong, upright stems with narrow leaves. Should happily self-seed but unwanted plants are not difficult to remove.

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Agrostis nebulosa NCG 002 Agrostis nebulosa
Seed 1 packet

FREE!
When you buy other items.

 
Cloud Grass, Fibre Optics Grass

Highly recommended!

As the seed heads emerge, they resemble fibre optics! Lovely plant for floral arrangements. Remove seedheads if you don't want the grass to self seed, but unlike some grasses is not difficult to control - roots are shallow so young, unwanted plants can be removed easily.

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Ajuga reptans NCG 420 Ajuga reptans
Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 9cm pot)
Sometimes supplied bare-rooted, cut back.
£4.95

 
Creeping bugle

Creeping bugle is a low-growing, evergreen plant that is useful to provide ground cover or to grow between paving stones. It produces spikes of rich blue/purple flowers in Spring, above dark, sometimes almost black, foliage.

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Akebia quinata NCG 003 Akebia quinata
Chocolate vine

Currently unavailable

A most attractive climbing vine that lends interest to the garden throughout most of the year. Pretty flowers, interesting foliage and striking lilac-skinned fruit, which are edible. The fruits are ripe when they split to revel their glistening white pulp, studded with shiny black seeds (which are also edible, so…

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Alcea rosea 'Chater's Double Icicle' NCG 702 Alcea rosea 'Chater's Double Icicle'
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx
Only one pack left!
£1.95

 
Hollyhock 'Chater's Double Icicle'

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Alcea rosea 'Summer Carnival' NCG 303 Alcea rosea 'Summer Carnival'
Hollyhock, 'Summer Carnival'

Currently unavailable

Beautiful full, double blooms in a variety of colours make this a must-have for the cottage garden! These are very tall plants and some support is recommended. Cut back after first flowers are almost spent to encourage new, albeit shorter, flower spikes. Will often flower in the first year if…

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Alcea rosea Ex. 'Jet Black' NCG 302 Alcea rosea Ex. 'Jet Black'
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Hollyhock, Ex. 'Jet Black'

Deepest, deepest red-purple - as close to black as you can get! Although strictly speaking a perennial, this very popular cottage garden plant is best treated as a biennial, particularly since it can be susceptible to rust. These are very tall plants and some support is recommended.

NOTE: Since…

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Alcea rosea, mixed NCG 005 Alcea rosea, mixed
Seed 1 packet, mixed

£1.85

 
Seed 1 packet, Ex. white with purple eye

£1.85

 
Seed 1 packet, Ex. pale cream

£1.85

 
Seed 1 packet, Ex. very pale pink

£1.85

 
Seed 1 packet, Ex. pure white

£1.85

 
Seed 1 packet, Ex. pale yellow

£1.85

 
Seed 1 packet, Ex. rich raspberry red

£1.85

 
Seed 1 packet, Ex. extremely dark red

£1.85

 
Seed 1 packet, Ex. apricot with red eye

£1.85

 
Seed 1 packet, Ex. deep strawberry pnk

£1.85

 
Hollyhock, single

I am offering here not only mixed-colour seeds but a selection of packets containing seed collected from individual plants that I thought particularly pretty, but they cannot be guaranteed to come true. (NOTE: Seeds from black hollyhock are listed separately.)

Although strictly speaking a perennial, this very popular cottage…

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Alcea rugosa NCG 590 Alcea rugosa
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds

£2.95

 
Russian hollyhock, Yellow fig-leaved hollyhock

Very unusual hollyhock!

Hollyhocks, although strictly speaking perennials, are usually grown as biennials, chiefly because they are susceptible to rust. However, this pale-yellow-flowered variety, with fig-leaf shaped foliage, is said to be a true perennial, being less prone to rust. The flowers are distinctive in that, unlike other hollyhocks, they have a lobed…

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Alchemilla alpina NCG 585 Alchemilla alpina
Plant 1 x young plant (equiv. 9cm pot)
Very limited stock
£5.75

 
Alpine lady's mantle

My favourite alchemilla - the delicate, deeply cut, silver edged leaves of this small plant are altogether more refined than those of other varieties. Lovely at the front of the border and useful in containers. Sprays of tiny yellow-green flowers on wiry stems appear in spring and summer.

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Alchemilla erythropoda AGM NCG 313 Alchemilla erythropoda AGM
Plant 1 x young plant (9cm pot)
Very limited stock
£4.95

 
Alpine alchemilla, Dwarf lady's mantle

Limited stock

Much daintier than the familiar Alchemilla mollis, this miniature variety looks lovely at the front of the border or in containers. Sprays of tiny yellow-green flowers on short, wiry, reddish stems appear in spring and summer.

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Allium caeruleum NCG 672 Allium caeruleum
Blue globe onion, Blue-of-the-heavens, Blue-flowered garlic

Currently unavailable - coming later

Small, clear-blue globes of loveliness! The blooms appear in late-spring to early summer on straight, slender stems. The foliage dies down before the flowers appear. I hope to offer seeds later in 2016.

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Allium  cristophii AGM NCG 095 Allium cristophii AGM
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx

£2.75

 
Star of Persia

Beautiful giant orbs of lilac flowers are followed by exquisite spherical seed heads and are wonderful for dried flower arrangements. The dried stems are very weak; the solution is to very carefully push a slender woody stem (I use willow) or heavy wire down the stem, preferably while it is…

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Allium  fistulosum NCG 007 Allium fistulosum
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Welsh Onion, Bunching Onion

A non-bulbing 'bunching onion' that is useful when just a hint of onion is required. An attractive plant that can be grown in an ornamental bed. Bees and other beneficial insects love it!

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Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' AGM NCG 435 Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' AGM
Ornamental Onion 'Purple Sensation'

Seeds sold out for now

The perfect choice for hot and dry conditions, this beautiful allium looks wonderful planted in drifts. The umbels of rich, purple flowers are 3 inches across and borne on strong, upright stems.

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Allium hollandicum Syn. aflatunense NCG 681 Allium hollandicum Syn. aflatunense
Seed 1 x packet (30 seeds approx.)

£1.95

 
Persian onion

The seeds offered have been collected from particularly rich-magenta flowers. The 3 inch globes have prominent stamens and look wonderful grown en masse!

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Allium schubertii AGM NCG 343 Allium schubertii AGM
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds

£2.95

 
Persian onion, Schubert's onion, Tumbleweed onion

Looking for all the world like fireworks, giant orbs of lilac flowers are followed by exquisite seed heads that and are wonderful for dried flower arrangements. The dried stems are very weak; the solution is to very carefully push a slender woody stem (I use willow) or heavy wire down…

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Allium ursinum NCG 721 Allium ursinum
Seed 1 packet - 40 seeds approx.
Limited stock
£1.95

 
Ransoms, Wild garlic

The wide, bright green leaves of this pretty woodland plant have a mild garlic flavour and can be used in salads. In spring it produces attractive heads of small white flowers - which are also edible, as are the shoots, stems, roots and seeds! Ransoms require shady, moist conditions.

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Allium vineale NCG 401 Allium vineale
Seed 1 packet - 60 bulbils approx.

£1.95

 
Crow garlic

Although crow garlic is often considered a weed (the bulbils produced at the tip of the stems fall to the ground and can cause it to spread rather too eagerly!), if you don't have space to grow proper garlic but would like to add a hint of fresh garlic to…

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Alonsoa warscewiczii NCG 451 Alonsoa warscewiczii
Seed 1 packet - 200 seeds approx.

FREE!
When you buy other items.

 
Mask flower

Highly recommended!

A native of Peru, this is one of my favourite discoveries! The stems of this tender perennial are strong and wiry and the small leaves are a rich green. The flowers, which are about an inch across and rich vermillion-red, opening from sweet little pouch-like buds, are produced in profusion…

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Alstroemeria Ex. Orange NCG 600 Alstroemeria Ex. Orange
Peruvian Lily

Currently unavailable

Alstromeria with their bright, beautifully marked, lily-like blooms, look far too exotic for our climate but they are hardy plants that will survive in almost any situation.

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Alstroemeria Ligtu Hybrids NCG 610 Alstroemeria Ligtu Hybrids
Peruvian lily

Currently unavailable

Flowers in a range of colours, from white through warm yellows, oranges and reds to shades of pink, on strong, straight stems with glossy foliage. Prefers soil that is not too limey.

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Alstroemeria psittacina 'Mona Lisa' NCG 462 Alstroemeria psittacina 'Mona Lisa'
Plant 1 x young plant (9cm pot)
Limited stock
£4.95

 
Lily of the Incas, Peruvian Lily, Parrot lily

Stunning!

Unlike many other Peruvian lilies, 'Mona Lisa' is known to come true from seed. It makes a wonderful cut flower (if you can bear to remove it from the garden!), with large heads of dark-red, speckled flowers with tinges of green on strong, straight stems with glossy foliage. Prefers soil…

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Ammi majus NCG 088 Ammi majus
False Bishop's Weed, Herb William

Currently unavailable

Rather like cow parsley, but both flowers and foliage are much finer. This annual is a very useful filler plant for flower arrangers and is very attractive to bees. Plant en masse for best effect. A similar, but less well known plant (in my opinion far superior, and a perennial…

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Ampelopsis brevipedunculata NCG 148 Ampelopsis brevipedunculata
Seed 1 packet - 6 seeds

£2.95

 
Porcelain berry

Lovely climber for a warm wall!

This vine-like plant is attractive in all respects, but particularly for its stunningly coloured berries, which range from soft blue-green through turquoise to purple. It grows vigorously in the right conditions. Positioning on a sheltered south-facing wall in poorish soil and restricting root growth gives the best environment for reliable…

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Anemanthele lessoniana NCG 749 Anemanthele lessoniana
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Pheasant's tail grass

Syn. Stipa arundinacea - full description soon.

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Anemone hupehensis 'Hadspen Abundance' AGM NCG 167 Anemone hupehensis 'Hadspen Abundance' AGM
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)

£4.50

 
Windflower 'Hadspen Abundance'

Japanese anemones are best grown in a position where there is space for them to spread. They can be invasive but this is weighed against their attractiveness and usefulness in the garden. 'Hadspen Abundance' is a medium-sized plant with dark green lobed foliage on strong, straight stems which support pink…

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Anemone pavonina NCG 326 Anemone pavonina
Peacock anemone

Sorry - sold out

This spectacular, spring-flowering anemone is a Mediterranean species with dark-green leaves and bright, cup-shaped blooms in pink, purple or red, usually with a white eye. It is happiest in a sunny position in free-draining soil, either towards the front of a border, in containers or naturalised in grass.

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Anemone x hybrida  'Honorine Jobert' AGM NCG 067 Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert' AGM
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Japanese Anemone 'Honorine Jobert'

Japanese anemones are best grown in a position where there is space for them to spread. They can be invasive but this is weighed against their attractiveness and usefulness in the garden. A tall plant with dark green lobed foliage on strong, straight stems which support clear white cupped flowers…

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Anemone x hybrida Ex. 'Queen Charlotte' NCG 714 Anemone x hybrida Ex. 'Queen Charlotte'
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Japanese anemone Ex. 'Queen Charlotte'

Japanese anemones are best grown in a position where there is space for them to spread. They can be invasive but this is weighed against their attractiveness and usefulness in the garden. 'Queen Charlotte' produces very pale-pink, double flowers with a rich yellow centre.The seeds offered are unlikely to come…

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Anemonopsis macrophylla NCG 461 Anemonopsis macrophylla
False anemone

Currently unavailable

This exquisite woodland plant is native to the Japanese island of Honshu and seed is rarely found for sale, so don't miss out! The delicate, waxy flowers, which are very pale lilac, with darker tips to the central petals, open from attractive, spherical buds and are borne on wiry stems…

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Anemopsis californica NCG 296 Anemopsis californica
Lizard Tail, Yerba Mansa

Currently unavailable

A spring-flowering plant, having a cone of inflorescences surrounded by 4-9 white bracts which look like petals. This plant needs moisture and should always have its feet in water, so is a good choice as a marginal pond plant. It has many uses, ranging from herbal to crafts (for instance,…

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Anomatheca (or Lapeirousia) laxa NCG 135 Anomatheca (or Lapeirousia) laxa
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds

£2.95

 
False freesia, Painted Petals

Originating from South Africa, this diminutive relative of the iris is an unusual and attractive addition at the front of borders. It thrives in poor, dry soil but will tolerate most situations that are not too moist. Spikes of bright pink blooms, about an inch across, with dark central blotches,…

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Anthemis nobilis 'Treneague' NCG 319 Anthemis nobilis 'Treneague'
Lawn chamomile

Sorry - currently unavailable

This low-growing, non-flowering form of chamomile is traditionally used to make the highly-scented, traditional 'chamomile' lawn', but can also be used in smaller quantities, dotted around in rockeries, at the front of beds or near paths where, when trodden on or brushed against, it releases its distinctive, apple-like fragrance. I…

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Anthemis tinctoria 'Sauce Hollandaise' NCG 082 Anthemis tinctoria 'Sauce Hollandaise'
Mayweed, Golden Marguerite, Dyer's Chamomile

Currently unavailable

With its masses of creamy-yellow daisy-like flowers on wiry stems with finely divided aromatic foliage, this drought-tolerant plant is a bright and cheerful choice for dry areas, although it will be happy in most soils. Cut back hard in the autumn to encourage strong new shoots in the spring. The…

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Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing' NCG 278 Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing'
Seed 1 packet - 15 seeds
Very limited stock
£2.15

 
Black-leaved Cow Parsley

The finely divided, ferny, deep-purple, almost black leaves of this unusual plant make a lovely contrast with other plants, particularly those that have predominantly light-green foliage. The flat heads of tiny flowers are white with small pink bracts. Please note that not all plants produced from the seeds offered will…

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Antirrhinum majus 'Bizarre Hybrids' NCG 293 Antirrhinum majus 'Bizarre Hybrids'
Snapdragon 'Bizarre Hybrids'

Currently unavailable

Although a perennial, antirrhinums are usually treated as annuals. This variety has unusual, marbled flowers in a variety of colours - usually a mixture of yellows and reds. Snapdragons are a children's favourite! Since other antirrhinums are grown in the garden, I cannot absolutely guarantee that these seeds (or plants,…

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Antirrhinum majus 'Black Prince' NCG 708 Antirrhinum majus 'Black Prince'
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Snapdragon 'Black Prince'

Although strictly speaking perennial, antirrhinums are more often treated as annuals. This variety, which is tall, with deep, red-green foliage and very dark red (almost black) blooms, makes a dynamic statement, particularly when grown next to plants with light-green foliage. Highly recommended.

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Antirrhinum majus Ex. tall, red NCG 188 Antirrhinum majus Ex. tall, red
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Snapdragon, Ex. tall, deep-red

Although a perennial, antirrhinums are usually treated as annuals. These seeds were collected from particularly tall, velvety-red plants. Since other antirrhinums are grown in the garden I cannot guarantee that all will breed true.

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Antirrhinum majus ssp. tortuosum NCG 283 Antirrhinum majus ssp. tortuosum
Seed 1 packet - 70 seeds approx.

£2.15

 
Greater Snapdragon

Rare!

The seeds of this unusual variety of antirrhinum were collected in the Rif Mountains, Morocco. The plant has a rather lax, sprawling habit and bright, purplish-red blooms, Although a perennial, antirrhinums are usually treated as annuals, but you can try cutting them back from late autumn to early spring.

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Antirrhinum majus, mixed NCG 008 Antirrhinum majus, mixed
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Snapdragon, mixed

Although usually perennial, antirrhinums are generally treated as annuals. This is a mixture in many colours and heights, from medium-sized to dwarf (usually distinguishable early in their lives by small leaves, and tending to a trailing habit, making them a useful in hanging baskets). A children's favourite!

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Apium graveolens secalinum NCG 236 Apium graveolens secalinum
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Leaf celery, Wild celery, 'Par-Cel', Smallage

Looking almost identical to flat leaved parsley, all parts of this plant have a strong celery scent and flavour. Add a sprig or finely chopped leaves to stocks and sauces. The insignificant flowers are white, followed by masses of seed, which can be used to make celery salt (hover over…

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Aquilegia Clementine 'Salmon Rose' NCG 146 Aquilegia Clementine 'Salmon Rose'
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx

£1.95

 
Columbine, Granny's Bonnet 'Salmon Rose'

New variety!

Beautiful spurless, double, salmon-pink blooms on wiry stems – a very special aquilegia! These seeds were taken from plants away from other aquilegias, but it is still possible that there has been some cross-pollination. However, in my experience this variety tends to breed true.

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Aquilegia flabellata 'Cameo' NCG 331 Aquilegia flabellata 'Cameo'
Alpine Columbine, Granny's Bonnet 'Cameo'

Currently unavailable

A diminutive alpine, or dwarf, aquilegia in a variety of shades from white through pink to blue.

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Aquilegia oxysepala NCG 492 Aquilegia oxysepala
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx.

£2.15

 
Oriental columbine, granny's bonnet

This unusual little wild columbine with brownish-red skirts and soft-yellow centres originates from Mount Konsai in Japan and is very hardy. Much recommended. (Externally sourced seeds.)

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Aquilegia viridiflora 'Chocolate Soldier' NCG 609 Aquilegia viridiflora 'Chocolate Soldier'
Plant 1 x young plant in 9cm pot
Limited stock
£4.95

 
Columbine 'Chocolate Soldier'

Unusual chocolate-brown petals with contrasting yellow-green stamens make this little aquilegia a stunning addition to the garden. Works well at front of border of in rockeries. Highly recommended!

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Aquilegia vulgaris Ex. Alba NCG 275 Aquilegia vulgaris Ex. Alba
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Granny's Bonnet - White

There is a large clump of the single white variety of this familiar and much loved cottage garden plant established behind the pond, and it often self seeds true, so I am confident that the seeds on offer will produce white plants, though there could be some cross-pollination. The foliage…

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Aquilegia vulgaris Ex. var. stellata 'Nora Barlow' NCG 009 Aquilegia vulgaris Ex. var. stellata 'Nora Barlow'
Seed 1 packet - 500 seeds approx.
Limited stock
£2.15

 
Columbine, Granny's Bonnet, 'Nora Barlow'

This dainty aquilegia has double, spurless blooms in muted shades of pink, green. Not much more to say other than that it is my favourite aquilegia and is quite delightful! Since other aquilegia are grown in the garden there is the possibility of cross-pollination, but in my experience these seeds…

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Aquilegia vulgaris, Ex. Pink, single NCG 276 Aquilegia vulgaris, Ex. Pink, single
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Granny's bonnet, pink, single

It's not possible to guarantee that these seeds will come true, but they were gathered from such a pretty pink plant that I decided to save them separately from the other plants in the garden. If they fail to produce pink flowers, they will reward you with a lovely selection…

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Aquilegia vulgaris, various NCG 298 Aquilegia vulgaris, various
Seed 1 packet, mixed

£1.95

 
Plant 3 x young plants, mixed
Sourced from the garden to order.
£5.75

 
Seed 1 packet, Ex. pale lilac, single

£1.95

 
Seed 1 packet, Ex. Very pale-blue, single

£1.95

 
Seed 1 packet, Ex. White, ruffled
Limited stock - 50 seeds approx.
£1.95

 
Seed 1 packet, Dk. Blue, ruffled
Limited stock - 100 seeds approx.
£1.95

 
Seed 1 packet - Ex. Med. Pink with dark reverse

£1.95

 
Granny's bonnet, various

A mixture of single, double and ruffled plants or seeds in a variety of colours - dark-purple, blue, white and pink. I'm also offering packets containing seeds from specific plants, but there may be some cross-pollination.

Note: Plants, when offered, may be bare-rooted, depending on season.

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Aralia elata NCG 580 Aralia elata
Plant 1 x plant (2 litre pot approx.)
Only one available.
£12.95

 
Japanese angelica tree

Just one plant available

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Argemone mexicana NCG 010 Argemone mexicana
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Mexican Poppy, Prickly Poppy

This unusual and attractive late-flowering plant with distinctive vareigated and prickly leaves is drought tolerant. The poppy-like, papery lemon-yellow blooms have red-orange centres and are a welcome sight at a time of year when other flowers are saying their goodbyes. Watch out! All parts of the plant are, true to…

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Armeria pseudarmeria NCG 434 Armeria pseudarmeria
Sea thrift

Seeds sold out for now

The pretty little soft-red, globe-shaped flowerheads on stems 8-12in/20-30cm tall rising above low-growing rosettes of evergreen foliage are a magnet for pollinating insects. These tough plants are easy to grow and tolerate quite harsh conditions and poor, sandy soil.

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Arum italicum subsp. italicum 'Marmoratum' AGM NCG 011 Arum italicum subsp. italicum 'Marmoratum' AGM
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds

£2.15

 
Plant 1 x pot (9-12cm)
Usually contains several plants
£4.95

 
Italian arum 'Marmoratum', Variegated Cuckoopint, Lords-and-Ladies

Beautiful plant for shade!

The boldly marbled, arrow-shaped leaves appear in autumn and last right through most of the year. Seedlings may look unpromising at first, but as the plants grow the leaves develop their beautiful markings. Plant under trees to light up dark areas. When plants are on offer they are usually self…

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Aruncus dioicus AGM NCG 247 Aruncus dioicus AGM
Plant 1 x young plant (9cm pot approx.)
Sometimes bare-rooted
£4.95

 
Goatsbeard, Goat's Beard

Resembling an astilbe, but larger and more vigorous, this stunning plant gives a wonderful display of creamy-white, feathery flower plumes in late spring to early summer. The flowers retain their freshness longer in more shady areas, but the plant will also perform well in full sun. Well deserving of the…

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Asparagus officinalis NCG 400 Asparagus officinalis
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx.

£1.85

 
Garden asparagus

Growing this delicious and exceedingly healthy vegetable from seed might seem a strange idea, since there is a long wait before even crowns can be harvested. Seed-grown asparagus means another year's wait, but the plants will tend to be stronger and healthier than those from bare-rooted crowns that may have…

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Asphodeline (Syn. Asphodelus) lutea (Syn. luteus, flava) NCG 369 Asphodeline (Syn. Asphodelus) lutea (Syn. luteus, flava)
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds

£1.95

 
Asphodel, Jacob's rod, King's spear

This unusual plant bears fragrant, star-shaped yellow or white flowers in spring, rising above narrow, grassy leaves.

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Aster novae-angliae NCG 230 Aster novae-angliae
New England Aster 'Purple Dome', Michaelmas Daisy

Currently unavailable

This very pretty aster has a compact form, generally needing no support. From late summer it is studded with hundreds of rich, pinkish-purple flowers with yellow centres. It continues to flower even past the first frosts, providing welcome colour at the back end of the year. A very good cut…

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Aster Novae-angliae 'Harringtons Pink' AGM NCG 391 Aster Novae-angliae 'Harringtons Pink' AGM
New England aster 'Harrington's Pink'.

Currently unavailable

A wonderful cut flower, this aster has tall, strong, straight stems and is self-supporting on all but the most exposed sites. The flowers, which appear from late summer and well into autumn, are about 3.5cm across, a lovely warm-pink with a yellow centre and are very attractive to pollinating insects.…

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Aster sedifolius AGM NCG 232 Aster sedifolius AGM
Plant 1 x young plant (equiv. 9cm pot)
Limited stock
£4.25

 
Michaelmas daisy

Currently unavailable

This dainty little aster does best in part shade, but will tolerate a sunny position. The pale lavender flowers appear in abundance on wiry stems with small, narrow leaves. The plant is rather lax in habit, so if nearby plants fail to support it, staking is recommended. Unlike many asters,…

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Astrantia major 'Primadonna' NCG 350 Astrantia major 'Primadonna'

Currently unavailable

This astrantia has deep, purple-red blooms. These seeds were sourced externally and I am sure the picture provided had been badly doctored! So I have further edited it to give a better impression of the colour to be expected. I will take my own pictures when my sown seeds produce…

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Astrantia major 'Sunningdale Variegated' NCG 539 Astrantia major 'Sunningdale Variegated'
Plant 1 x young plant in 9cm pot
Limited stock
£5.95

 
Masterwort 'Sunningdale Variegated'

Wonderful spring foliage!

This lovely astrantia produces masses of the usual pincushion blooms, which are pink with green tinges. But it really comes into its own in early spring, when the young foliage has strong white and green variegation. The white changes to cream and then yellow as the season progresses, and eventually…

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Astrantia major subsp. involucrata 'Shaggy' AGM NCG 012 Astrantia major subsp. involucrata 'Shaggy' AGM
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx

£1.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)
Sometimes bare-rooted
£3.75

 
Masterwort 'Shaggy' (a.k.a. 'Margery Fish')

This astrantia form, with its white pincushion blooms, which are tinted green, is happy in shade and is said to repel slugs, so try planting near hostas. Makes a very good cut flower which lasts well and also can usually be successfully dried for winter arrangements. Although harvested from plants…

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Astrantia maxima AGM NCG 378 Astrantia maxima AGM
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)

£3.95

 
Largest Masterwort

This lovely astrantia has a long flowering period. Rings of stiff, finely toothed, rich-pink bracts surround umbels of very small, pink flowers on straight, wiry stems above attractive, deeply-lobed, bright-green foliage. The plant has a spreading habit but is generally not difficult to control. Much recommended!

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Astrantia mixed NCG 069 Astrantia mixed
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)

£3.95

 
Masterwort, mixed

This astrantia mix should produce pincushion blooms which are pink or white with green tinges. It is happy in shade and is said to repel slugs, so try planting near hostas. Makes a very good cut flower which lasts well and also can usually be successfully dried for winter arrangements.

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Barbarea verna NCG 091 Barbarea verna
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
American land cress, Winter Cress, Wild Rocket

Vitamin packed!

Perhaps the best thing about wild rocket is that (as its other common name makes clear!) it produces lush foliage at times when other salad plants are not available. Its strong, pungent flavour is not dissimilar to water cress. Finely chopped, it makes an interesting addition to sandwiches. Treat as…

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Belamcanda chinensis NCG 381 Belamcanda chinensis
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds

£2.15

 
Leopard lily

Beautiful!

This most attractive perennial, which bears vividly orange blooms with dark spots, is a member of the Iris family. A lovely addition to a sunny hot bed, where it thrives even in quite arid conditions, although it will also tolerate light shade. A plant that is very easy to grow…

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Bidens ferulifolia 'Golden Goddess' NCG 207 Bidens ferulifolia 'Golden Goddess'
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Bidens 'Golden Goddess'

A taller variety than the familiar hanging basket and container Bidens, this bright and cheery plant looks lovely planted en masse in the hot bed, alongside other orange and yellow-flowering plants such as Cosmos polidor and Tagetes tenuifolia. The foliage is very attractive too - finely divided leaves are a…

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Billbergia nutans NCG 688 Billbergia nutans
Plant 1 x young plant (Equiv. 9cm pot)

£4.95

 
Queen's tears, Friendship plant

A bromeliad native to South America, the Friendship plant is so called because it produces side shoots which can be removed and grown on give to friends and family. The flowers are a kaleidoscope of pink, green, purple and yellow. They are evergreen perennials, generally quite forgiving of cold -…

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Billbergia x windii NCG 746 Billbergia x windii
Plant 1 x young plant (Equiv. 9cm pot)

£4.95

 
Angel's tears

A bromeliad native to South America with flowers in a kaleidoscope of pink, green, purple and yellow. They are evergreen perennials, generally quite forgiving of cold - mine survive well over the winter in an insulated but unheated greenhouse, and spend the rest of the year outside in dappled sunshine,…

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Borago officinalis 'Bianca' NCG 703 Borago officinalis 'Bianca'
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx

£2.25

 
Borage 'Bianca' (White)

Like the common blue borage, this white variant is edible. The flowers, which have a flavour reminiscent of cucumber, can be added to summer drinks or as a garnish on salads and other cold dishes. The leaves can also be added, wilted, to Mediterranean recipes such as pasta sauces and…

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Borago officinalis, Blue NCG 593 Borago officinalis, Blue
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Borage, Blue

Borage is edible - the flowers, which have a flavour reminiscent of cucumber, can be added to summer drinks or as a garnish on salads and other cold dishes. The leaves can also be added, wilted, to Mediterranean recipes such as pasta sauces and to ravioli stuffing. Borage is very…

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Brimeura amethystina AGM NCG 242 Brimeura amethystina AGM
Amethyst hyacinth, Spanish hyacinth

Sorry - out of stock

The delicate, pale blue, nodding bells of this pretty bulbous plant are fragrant and much loved by butterflies. Although the common name refers to it as a hyacinth, it is in fact only distantly related. NOTE: Not to be confused with the Spanish bluebell, which is a thug and…

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Brunnera  macrophylla 'Jack Frost' NCG 550 Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'
Plant 1 x young plant (9cm pot)
Very limited stiock
£5.25

 
Siberian bugloss 'Jack Frost'

Currently unavailable

One of my favourite spring-flowering plants, with delicate sprays of sky-blue flowers, somewhat similar to forget-me-not, but with rather more wiry flower stems, above large, heart-shaped, exquisitely marked leaves. NOTE: Depending on the season, plants, when offered, may be delivered bare-rooted and trimmed back, but will soon produce fresh growth.

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Brunnera macrophylla NCG 691 Brunnera macrophylla
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds

£1.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot or equiv.)
Very limited stock
£4.95

 
Siberian bugloss

One of my favourite spring-flowering plants, with delicate sprays of sky-blue flowers, somewhat similar to forget-me-not, but with rather more wiry flower stems, above large, rich-green, heart-shaped leaves. NOTE: Depending on the season, plants, when offered, may be delivered bare-rooted and trimmed back, but will soon produce fresh growth.

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Bupleurum rotundifolium 'Griffithii' NCG 171 Bupleurum rotundifolium 'Griffithii'
Seed 1 packet - 200 seeds approx

£1.95

 
Common Hare's Ear

Lovely in flower arrangements!

A very useful filler both in the flower beds and in flower arrangements (fresh or dried), this plant resembles euphorbia, but without the irritating, milky sap. The foliage is bluish-green and the tiny flowers a vivid yellow-green. Gently self-seeds.

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Calendula officinalis NCG 049 Calendula officinalis
Seed 1 packet, mixed colours

£1.95

 
Seed 1 x packet, Ex. yellow

£1.95

 
Seed 1 x packet, Ex. orange

£1.95

 
Pot Marigold

A colouful addition to salads!

One of the most recognisable and popular cottage garden plants, this Calendula mixture will light up the garden for many months with an abundance of yellow and orange blooms, some double. Makes a nice addition to small flower arrangements, so cut often to encourage repeat flowering and to keep the…

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Calendula officinalis 'Sunset Buff' NCG 551 Calendula officinalis 'Sunset Buff'
Seed 1 x packet (100 seeds approx.)

£2.25

 
Pot marigold 'Sunset Buff'

Sold out for now

A variation on one of the most recognisable and popular cottage garden plants, 'Sunset Buff' produces double (and perhaps the occasional single) flowers in soft, peachy tones with red backs. Makes a nice addition to small flower arrangements, so cut often to encourage repeat flowering and to keep the plants…

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Campanula glomerata NCG 404 Campanula glomerata
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)
Limited stock
£3.75

 
Clustered bellflower, Dane's blood

Clusters of deep-blue bell-shaped flowers on straight stems from early summer. A very pretty plant, but spreads by underground runners and can be rather invasive, so position carefully.

Note: Bare-rooted plants, when on offer, may look a little untidy, particularly early in the year. Don't worry - they will establish…

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Campanula lactiflora NCG 064 Campanula lactiflora
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Milky Bellflower

Absolutely gorgeous!

A tall, stately campanula, pale blue/lilac or white. Makes a dynamic statement at the back of the border and is also lovely cut flower if you can bear to remove it from the garden! Masses of blooms on stems up to 2m high. Much in demand by visitors to the…

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Campanula persicifolia Ex. 'Alba' NCG 098 Campanula persicifolia Ex. 'Alba'
Seed 1 packet

£2.15

 
White bellflower

A typical cottage garden plant, this campanula, with its papery, nodding white bells on tall, straight stems above low-growing foliage, is perfect for the middle of the border and is particularly effective if planted en masse. A good cut flower. Since these are open-pollinated plants, some variation may occur in…

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Campanula persicifolia, Ex. blue NCG 384 Campanula persicifolia, Ex. blue
Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 9cm pot)

£3.75

 
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Blue bellflower

A typical cottage garden plant, this campanula, with its papery, nodding pale-blue bells on tall, straight stems above low-growing foliage, is perfect for the middle of the border and is particularly effective if planted en masse. A good cut flower. Since these are open-pollinated plants, some variation may occur in…

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Campanula portenschlagiana Syn. muralis NCG 669 Campanula portenschlagiana Syn. muralis
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)
Limited stock
£3.95

 
Trailing campanula

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Campanula punctata 'Kent Belle' NCG 598 Campanula punctata 'Kent Belle'
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Bellflower 'Kent Belle'

Nodding heads of deep-violet narrow, tubular flowers adorn this attractive campanula. Will probably not always come true from seed, but my experience with another campanula with similarly shaped flowers (Campanula takesimana) is that collected seeds are are likely to produce plants with blooms of a similar shape and habit, though…

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Campanula takesimana NCG 356 Campanula takesimana
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx.

£2.25

 
Korean bellflower

This lovely campanula bears drooping, tubular bells an inch or more long, coloured soft pink fading to white at the tips, in mid-summer. The leaves, which form an attractive basal rosette, are rich-green, heart-shaped, slightly glossy and serrated.

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Campsis radicans NCG 677 Campsis radicans
Trumpet vine

Stunning climber!

I can usually source young plants direct from the garden to order, so please contact me if you are interested in purchasing.

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Capsicum annum, Ramiro NCG 626 Capsicum annum, Ramiro
Seed 1 packet - 15 seeds

£1.95

 
Sweet Horn Pepper, Ramiro

Long fruits with a rich, sweet flavour. Fully ripe, red, fruits are sweeter than those that are still green. If it is necessary to harvest green peppers at the end of the season, they can be placed on a warm, sunny window sill to ripen.

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Capsicum annuum NCG 100 Capsicum annuum
Seed 1 packet - 25 seeds

£1.95

 
Sweet Pepper, Bell Pepper

A blocky-shaped fruit with a mild, sweet flavour. Fully ripe, red, fruits are sweeter than those that are still green. If it is necessary to harvest green peppers at the end of the season, they can be placed on a warm, sunny window sill to ripen.

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Capsicum frutescens - Bird Eye NCG 101 Capsicum frutescens - Bird Eye
Seed 1 packet - 25 seeds

£1.95

 
Bird Eye Chilli

A small, medium-hot chilli with a thin skin which dries easily, but for fresh chillies all year round, keep a a pot indoors by a warm, sunny window during the winter. Prune the plant in spring to encourage new, bushy growth. It is possible to keep chilli plants for a…

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Carex comans 'Bronze' NCG 216 Carex comans 'Bronze'
Plant 5 x young plants

£8.75

 
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)

£3.95

 
New Zealand Hair Sedge

This very attractive grass, 12 inches high and 12-18 inches in diameter, forms a soft tussock of very narrow, chestnut-red leaves in spring. These fade somewhat as the season progresses and in summer many delicate flower/seed spikes are produced. The soft, rounded 'cushion' of this grass was a magnet for…

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Catananche caerulea bicolor NCG 567 Catananche caerulea bicolor
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)
Liimited stock
£4.25

 
White Cupid's Dart

Very pretty!

This pretty plant produces a basal rosette of narrow, grey-green leaves, above which wiry stems rise in summer, topped with white flowers with violet-blue eyes. The papery seedheads are very attractive and are useful for dried flower arrangements.

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Cenolophium denudatum NCG 705 Cenolophium denudatum
Baltic parsley

Currently unavailable

Rather like cow parsley, but both flowers and foliage of this perennial are much finer. A very useful filler plant for flower arrangers. There is a similar annual plant, Ammi majus, that is perhaps easier for direct sowing, but is rather coarser in nature - I prefer this…

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Centaurea cyanus 'Black Ball' NCG 349 Centaurea cyanus 'Black Ball'
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Black cornflower

An annual that ticks all the boxes! The unusual deep purple - almost black - double blooms on tall stems are a wonderful cut flower and also attract all kinds of pollinators.

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Centaurea cyanus, pink NCG 481 Centaurea cyanus, pink
Pink cornflower

Sorry - now sold out

Small, pink, semi-double flowers on wiry stems make this both a lovely addition to the cottage garden border and a useful cut flower.

NOTE: Externally sourced seeds.

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Centaurea cyanus, white NCG 525 Centaurea cyanus, white
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
White cornflower

Small, white, semi-double flowers on wiry stems make this both a lovely addition to the cottage garden border and a useful cut flower.

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Centaurea  macrocephala NCG 013 Centaurea macrocephala
Globe Knapweed

Currently unavailable

Visitors to the garden often fall in love with this plant, which forms a large clump and has large spherical buds opening to clear yellow flowers surrounded by unusual, papery brown bracts. The mature seed heads are a natural 'barometer', opening and closing according to humidity.

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Centaurea montana NCG 014 Centaurea montana
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)
Sometimes bare-rooted, trimmed back
£3.75

 
Perennial cornflower, Mountain bluet

This wildflower has been a popular garden plant for generations. Rich blue with a reddish-purple centre, it makes a good cut flower for smaller arrangements and posies. Dead-head regularly to promote fresh blooms. The plant has a lax habit, so either cut long stems back by half to discourage legginess…

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Centranthus ruber NCG 092 Centranthus ruber
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx.
Ex. white plants
£1.95

 
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx.
Ex. Deep-red plants
£1.95

 
Seed 1 packet - 200 seeds approx.
Ex. Pink plants
£1.95

 
Valerian

A classic cottage garden plant with delicate sprays of white, pink or red flowers held above grey green foliage. Perfectly happy in poor, stony, chalky soil, but is will tolerate other more-or-less neutral soil types. Although a perennial, perhaps better treated as a biennial as older plants tend to become…

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Cephalaria gigantea NCG 353 Cephalaria gigantea
Seed 1 packet - 15 seeds

£2.25

 
Giant scabious, Yellow scabious

Fresh seed now in stock!

This stunning perennial scabious is perfect for the back of the border as it can grow as high as 2.5m. Blooming during the summer, the strongly textured flowers are a delicate pale yellow.

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Cerastium tomentosum NCG 438 Cerastium tomentosum
Seed 1 packet - 70 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)
Trimmed back to establish for next year.
£3.95

 
Snow-in-Summer

This evergreen, mat-forming perennial has small, grey-green leaves and produces a veritable carpet of small white blooms in late spring through to early summer. A wonderful plant to grow at the front of borders or tumbling over walls. It requires very free-draining soil as it does not like its roots…

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Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens' NCG 094 Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'
Cerinthe, Honeywort

Sold out for now

Deep purple, almost indigo, clusters of bells dangle above attractive glaucous, grey-green foliage. This wildflower is much loved by bees and butterflies. It self-seeds happily (but not invasively) in the gravel patio area in my garden, where it looks charming.

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Chaenomeles  speciosa 'Geisha Girl' AGM NCG 086 Chaenomeles speciosa 'Geisha Girl' AGM
Ornamental Quince

Currently unavailable

A very attractive and useful hardy, semi-evergreen shrub with masses of soft peach flowers in Spring. Easy to grow and well worth trying. Flowers are nectar-rich so attractive to bees. Also makes a good hedging plant.

NOTE: Plants will either be from rooted offsets from my 'Geisha Girl' and…

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Chamaemelum nobile 'Flore Pleno' NCG 320 Chamaemelum nobile 'Flore Pleno'
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)
Sometimes supplied bare-rooted
£4.25

 
Double flowered Chamomile

New variety - highly recommended!

Delightful in all respects, this highly scented perennial chamomile has feathery leaves and inch-wide, creamy-white double flowers. Best planted in containers or at the edge of borders, where, when brushed against, both leaves and flowers release their strong, sweet, apple-like fragrance. NOTE: Depending on season, plants are sometimes supplied as…

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Chasmanthium latifolium NCG 235 Chasmanthium latifolium
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Northern Sea Oats, Spangle Grass

The photograph really does not do this delightful grass justice! Growing to a maximum of a metre or so (usually somewhat less), the erect stems resemble miniature bamboo in their growth habit. The seed heads are, however, quite different, being delicate, flat, diamond shapes - almost like spear heads -…

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Chrysanthemum rubellum 'Mrs Jessie Cooper' NCG 423 Chrysanthemum rubellum 'Mrs Jessie Cooper'
Plant 1 x young plant
Sometimes delivered bare-rooted
£4.25

 
Chrysanthemum 'Mrs Jessie Cooper'

Stunning autumn colour!

Chrysanthemums have never been my favourite plants, but this one is an exception! A very hardy variety, this compact plant has dark-green, lobed foliage which contrasts well with the deep-pink, narrow-petalled flowers that appear from summer right through to late autumn. Chrysanthemums are good companion plants as they contain the…

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Cirsium japonicum 'Pink and Rose Beauty' NCG 665 Cirsium japonicum 'Pink and Rose Beauty'
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx

£1.95

 
Plumed thistles

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Clarkia 'Crown Double Mixed' NCG 304 Clarkia 'Crown Double Mixed'
Godetia, Clarkia

Sold out for now

So reminiscent of English cottage gardens! Masses of soft, double flowers in reds, pinks, mauves and white. This variety produces tall plants. Make a lovely cut flower.

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Clematis occidentalis NCG 509 Clematis occidentalis
Seed 1 packet - 10 seeds

£2.15

 
Blue virginsbower, Bell rue

A wild form of clematis originating from the US, with nodding, blue-purple flowers with four petals (or, more accurately, tepals). A good choice for scrampling over walls or large shrubs in a spot offering some shade.

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Clematis tangutica NCG 016 Clematis tangutica
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Golden Clematis

This beautiful perennial climber scrambles happily over trellis or support on a wall and provides a profusion of bright yellow lantern-like flowers throughout the summer, followed by attractive seed heads that resemble silvery tassels. Provision of shade at the roots is advisable, particularly in very sunny positions. If space is…

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Cobaea Scandens AGM NCG 166 Cobaea Scandens AGM
Cup and Saucer Vine

Currently unavailable

This climber, which must usually be treated as an annual in the UK when situated outside, but can be successfully grown as a perennial indoors if warmth and some humidity are provided, is the perfect choice for a sunny, sheltered wall, trellis or pergola. Once the young plants have acclimatised,…

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Cobaea scandens f. Alba AGM NCG 396 Cobaea scandens f. Alba AGM
White Cup and Saucer Vine

Currently unavailable

A white-flowered version of the more familiar purple/blue, this climber, which must usually be treated as an annual in the UK when situated outside, but can be successfully grown as a perennial indoors if warmth and some humidity are provided, is the perfect choice for a sunny, sheltered wall, trellis…

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Commelina dianthifolia NCG 575 Commelina dianthifolia
Seed 1 packet - 40 seeds approx

£2.25

 
Bird-bill Day Flower, Widow's Tears

Seeds now available!

One of my most exciting finds of 2016! This little-known plant is fully hardy when planted in well-drained soil, where over time it naturalises to produce drifts. One-inch diameter, striking gentian-blue flowers rise from attractive, rich-green foliage from mid-summer. The flowers fade by the afternoon, but are replaced daily by…

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Consolida ajacis NCG 017 Consolida ajacis
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Larkspur, Annual Delphinium

More dainty than the related delphinium, larkspur produces pink or deep blue blooms freely throughout the summer months, on tall stems with finely cut, feathery foliage. Quite variable in height. A good cut flower, if you can bear to remove it from the garden, where it always looks so beautiful!…

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Corydalis elata  'Blue Summit' NCG 555 Corydalis elata 'Blue Summit'
Blue fumitory 'Blue Summit'

Deepest blue - wonderful!

Much easier to grow than the related Corydalis flexuosa, this beautiful woodland plant produces spikes of rich, dark-blue flowers with a coconut-like scent above finely divided light-green foliage with tiny magenta markings at the base and tips of the leaflets. Delightful!

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Cosmea bipinnatus 'Mixed' NCG 322 Cosmea bipinnatus 'Mixed'
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Cosmos 'Mixed'

A mixture of white, pinks and muted-red flowers - some striped - on stems a metre or more high, clothed in finely divided foliage. Although the recommendation is to plant 18in apart, for best effect plants can be as close to each other as 9 inches or so and planted…

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Cosmea bipinnatus Ex. 'Double Click Cranberries' NCG 395 Cosmea bipinnatus Ex. 'Double Click Cranberries'
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Cosmos 'Double Click Cranberries'

A wonderful addition to the cosmos family, this variety has deep-red, fully double flowers. For best effect plants should be as close to each other as 9 inches or so and planted en masse. Soil should be reasonably fertile, but if it is too rich, tall, lanky plants may result.…

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Cosmea bipinnatus Ex. 'Fizzy Pink' NCG 519 Cosmea bipinnatus Ex. 'Fizzy Pink'
Seed 1 packet - 40 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Cosmos Ex. 'Fizzy Pink'

Very pretty!

A wonderful addition to the cosmos family, this long-flowering variety has stunning pink, semi-double flowers. For best effect plant en masse as close to each other as 9 inches or so apart. Soil should be reasonably fertile, but if it is too rich, tall, lanky plants may result. As with…

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Cosmea bipinnatus Ex. Semi-Double White NCG 019 Cosmea bipinnatus Ex. Semi-Double White
Seed 1 packet - 70 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Cosmos, semi-double white

Masses of pure white, semi-double blooms with yellow centres (with perhaps the odd single) throughout the summer, on tall stems with finely divided foliage. Drought tolerant. Some say it is unnecessary to thin direct sown plants. Soil that is too rich may result in tall, lanky plants. I cannot guarantee…

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Cosmea sulphureus 'Polidor' NCG 018 Cosmea sulphureus 'Polidor'
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Cosmos 'Polidor'

Flowers in shades from pale yellow through to deep orange, about 4cm across, borne on stems with attractive divided leaves. Pinch out young plants to encourage branching. May need some support.

Jumbo plug plants, when available, will be ready to plant out but may need some protection from slugs, etc.…

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Cotinus coggygria NCG 342 Cotinus coggygria
Seed 1 packet - 15 seeds

£2.50

 
Smoke Bush

The plant from which these seeds were sourced has grey-green leaves with delicate, feathery flower spikes which turn from cream to a deep pink as the year progresses.

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Craspedia globosa 'Drumstick' NCG 301 Craspedia globosa 'Drumstick'
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx.
Limited stock
£1.95

 
Billy Balls, Billy Buttons

Originating in Australia, where it is perennial, this quirky hardy annual has a long flowering period, producing bright-yellow, ping pong-shaped flower clusters (glomerules), about an inch in diameter, on strong, straight, unbranched stems rising from basal rosettes of leaves. Excellent for use in both fresh and dried flower arrangements.

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Crocosmia paniculata x fucata NCG 363 Crocosmia paniculata x fucata
Crocosmia

I don't know where this variety of crocosmia came from... it seems to have appeared out of nowhere, but was probably given to me by my mother or one of her gardener friends. It has possibly been sitting there, sulking for years, but this year the hot bed has been…

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Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Burford Bronze' NCG 578 Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Burford Bronze'
Plant 5 x corms
Delivery early autumn
£4.95

 
Monbretia 'Burford Bronze'

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Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'George Davison' NCG 056 Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'George Davison'
Plant 5 x corms
Delivery early-autumn
£4.95

 
Montbretia, Crocosmia 'George Davison'

A lovely, sunny plant with sprays of rich-yellow flowers which open sequentially and are borne on arching stems above long, strap-like foliage. Flowers are followed by attractive tapering seed heads.

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Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Lucifer' AGM NCG 061 Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Lucifer' AGM
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx.

£2.15

 
Plant 5 x large corms
Delivery early-autumn
£4.95

 
Montbretia, Crocosmia

A stunning plant with flame-red sprays of flowers which open sequentially and are borne on arching stems above long, strap-like foliage. Flowers are followed by attractive tapering seed heads.

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Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis 'Hearts of Gold' NCG 490 Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis 'Hearts of Gold'
Cantaloupe or Musk Melon 'Hearts of Gold'

Currently unavailable

An heirloom variety, dating back to 1895, which has stood the test of time and is very suitable for growing in the UK. The fruits are ribbed, dark-green with heavy white netting and the deep-orange flesh is very sweet and fragrant.

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Cucumis sativus 'La Diva F1' NCG 529 Cucumis sativus 'La Diva F1'
Cucumber 'La Diva F1'

Sorry - now sold out

A delicious and versatile bitter-free, smooth-skinned, ridge cucumber - perfect for growing outdoors. The fruits are plump and 6-8 inches long and are sweet and seedless. The flowers are attractive to bees and other pollinating insects.

Note: Externally sourced seeds.

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Cucurbita pepo 'Yellow Golden' NCG 102 Cucurbita pepo 'Yellow Golden'
Courgette, Zuccini 'Yellow Golden'

Currently unavailable

The golden-yellow fruits of this variety are particularly sweet! Pick when young, but allow some to develop to full-sized 'marrows' at the end of the season... they will keep in a cool, airy place all winter and are delicious stuffed with a Mediterranean-style filling, the base ingredients being onions, sweet…

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Cyclamen hederifolium NCG 517 Cyclamen hederifolium
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds

£1.95

 
Hardy cyclamen, Ivy-leaved cyclamen

A delightful autumn-flowering woodland plant, with leaves shaped a little like ivy, though more tapered, strongly patterned with silver-green markings. The flowers are pink and sometimes delicately scented, usually appearing before the foliage. Looks wonderful naturalised under trees.

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Cynara cardunculus NCG 625 Cynara cardunculus
Seed 1 packet - 9 seeds
Only one packet left!
£1.95

 
Cardoon

The cardoon, also called the artichoke thistle, is a member of the sunflower family. It is native to the western and central Mediterranean region. A robust plant, growing up to 2.4m/8 feet tall, it produces large, rich-pink thistle-like flower heads above divided, grey-green foliage. The immature flowers, called globe artichokes,…

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Dahlia Ex. 'Bishop of Auckland' NCG 297 Dahlia Ex. 'Bishop of Auckland'
Seed 1 packet - 25 seeds approx.

£2.15

 
Dahlia Ex. 'Bishop of Auckland'

The seeds or plants on offer are either from 'Bishop of Llandaff' or 'Bishop of Auckland'. Although they are not expected to breed true, all my own sowings have resulted in plants with black foliage and flowers that strongly resembe the parents. Although generally considered tender, dahlias will very often…

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Dahlia variabilis mixed NCG 604 Dahlia variabilis mixed
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx

£1.95

 
Dahlia, mixed

These seeds were collected from double varieties of dahlia in a lovely range of colours, from pale yellow through pinks and oranges to dark reds, all serving to brighten up the late summer and early autumn garden and also wonderful for flower arrangements.

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Datura metel 'Blackcurrant Swirl' NCG 696 Datura metel 'Blackcurrant Swirl'
Seed 1 packet - 9 seeds
PLEASE SEE NOTE IN DESCRIPTION
£1.95

 
Angel's trumpet 'Blackcurrant Swirl'

Very limited stock

Although strictly speaking a perennial shrub, this dynamic plant is usually grown as an annual, but container-grown plants can be overwintered in a conservatory or heated greenhouse. HIGHLY POISONOUS!!!

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Datura stramonium NCG 234 Datura stramonium
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx.
PLEASE SEE NOTE IN DESCRIPTION
£1.95

 
Jimson Weed, Thorn Apple

Datura produces white, fragrant, trumpet-shaped flowers and light green foliage, but the most striking part of the plant is its large spiky seed pods. They make a very interesting addition to dried flower arrangements. Although originating from warmer countries, this plant has become widely naturalised in the UK. HIGHLY POISONOUS!!!…

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Delphinium requienii NCG 599 Delphinium requienii
Seed 1 packet - 20 seeds

£2.95

 
Plant 1 x young plant (9cm pot)
Delivery May-June
£3.95

 
Lice bane, Stavesacre

Very rare!

A beautiful plant which is seldom seen in the UK, Stavesacre produces spikes of soft, brownish-blue flowers, reminiscent of orchids, above attractive, shiny leaves (which, unlike those of other delphiniums, are said to be of no interest to slugs and snails). Usually grown as a biennial, but will flower in…

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Delphinium x belladonna 'Bellamosum Blue' NCG 173 Delphinium x belladonna 'Bellamosum Blue'
Seed 1 x packet

£1.95

 
Delphinium 'Bellamosum Blue'

A lovely single delphinium with bright blue petals and a black eye. Since there are other delphiniums growing in the garden, I cannot guarantee that all these seeds will come true (and the same will apply to plants, when offered).

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Dianthus barbatus Ex. nigrescens 'Sooty' NCG 432 Dianthus barbatus Ex. nigrescens 'Sooty'
Seed 1 packet - 200 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Sweet William, black

New!

May not always come true from seed, but seeds were exclusively from this variety and should produce a high proportion of dark-red to almost black blooms.

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Dianthus chinensis 'Chianti Double' NCG 645 Dianthus chinensis 'Chianti Double'
Seed 1 packet - 80 seeds approx

£1.95

 
Chinese pink

This pretty traditional cottage garden plant is long-flowering, producing masses of small, burgundy blooms with white edges. A good cut flower for posies.

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Dianthus gratianopolitanus NCG 172 Dianthus gratianopolitanus
Cheddar pink

Sold out for now

With its low-growing mat of grey-green foliage studded and fragrant pink flowers with finely toothed petals, this is a perfect plant for an alpine bed or anywhere warm and tending to dryness. The foliage habit and colour can be a little variable, sometimes a little less or more grey-green and…

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Dicentra formosa oregona 'Pearl Drops' NCG 422 Dicentra formosa oregona 'Pearl Drops'
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)
Please see notes
£3.75

 
Wild bleeding heart

Lovely shade plant

This wild form of dicentra is less well-known than the spectabilis species, but no less attractive. The familiar heart-shaped blooms are creamy-white, usually with pink tips, appearing in profusion in spring above very attractive, glaucous, finely divided foliage. A lovely plant to grow in shade or part shade. It tends…

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Didiscus caeruleus 'Blue Lace' NCG 280 Didiscus caeruleus 'Blue Lace'
Blue lace flower

Currently unavailable - crop failure!

This gorgeous long-flowering annual, with its umbels of soft mauve blooms, is also sweetly scented and should be better known - it deserves a place in any self-respecting garden! It is also a very good cut flower. Lovely... and very attractive to pollinating insects.

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Didiscus caeruleus, Lacy Series NCG 452 Didiscus caeruleus, Lacy Series
Lace flower, mixed

Currently unavailable

A most attractive (to pollinating insects as well as humans!), long-flowering annual. The umbels of blooms in soft shades of pink, blue, mauve and white are sweetly scented and make an excellent cut flower.

NOTE: Externally sourced seeds.

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Digitalis ferruginea 'Gigantea Gelber Herold' NCG 620 Digitalis ferruginea 'Gigantea Gelber Herold'
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx

£2.25

 

Rare and beautiful!

A tall, dynamic variety of rusty foxglove that looks spectacular when grown en masse! Much recommended.

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Digitalis grandiflora 'Carillon' NCG 692 Digitalis grandiflora 'Carillon'
Seed 1 packet - 200 seeds approx

£1.95

 
Dwarf yellow foxglove

This diminutive yellow-flowered foxglove is compact and sturdy. It is happiest in semi-shade but will tolerate both deeper shade and sunnier positions. Flowering for most of the summer, the blooms are a soft pale-yellow. Well-drained, humus-rich soils are recommended for best results.

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Digitalis grandiflora ambigua/macrantha AGM NCG 223 Digitalis grandiflora ambigua/macrantha AGM
Seed 1 packet

£2.25

 
Large yellow foxglove, Cream-coloured foxglove

This stunning plant is a perennial, but generally short-lived, so best treated as a biennial. Tall spikes of soft yellow, speckled flowers rise above a rosette of dark green leaves. It is lovely in a woodland setting, where the blooms light up shady corners, but will tolerate sun.

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Digitalis lutea NCG 180 Digitalis lutea
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Small foxglove

A lovely plant for woodland areas. Small yellow blooms with speckled throats are borne on delicate spikes - a much more dainty plant in all respects than the common pink foxglove. Although it will tolerate both sun and dry soil, this plant is happiest in rich, moist soil and dappled…

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Digitalis mertonensis NCG 128 Digitalis mertonensis
Strawberry foxglove

Currently unavailable

This delightful cottage garden plant is a cross between the common digitalis purpurea and a yellow flowered variety, digitalis grandiflora. The result is warm pink, speckled flowers that are larger than the traditional foxglove. This is a short-lived perennial that should come true from seed if common foxgloves are not…

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Digitalis obscura NCG 455 Digitalis obscura
Seed 1 packet - 40 seeds approx.

£2.45

 
Willow-leaved foxglove, Dusky maid, Sunset foxglove

Limited stock

This rare and most striking, foxglove originates from the mountains of Spain and is also found in parts of Africa. Generally a little shorter than most other digitalis varieties, the flowers are exquisitely coloured in shades of russet, burnt-orange and red, complemented by evergreen, narrow-leaved foliage. In the right environment…

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Digitalis parviflora Jacq. NCG 362 Digitalis parviflora Jacq.
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Chocolate Soldier, Small-flowered foxglove

Plants sold out - can grow to order

A most unusual foxglove, and like most digitalis, usually treated as a biennial, although it can survive as a short-lived perennial. This variety produces flower spikes of densely-packed, chocolate-coloured, tubular flowers about 2cm in length, above basal rosettes of attractive, slightly glossy, dark-green foliage. It will happily self-seed in a…

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Digitalis purpurea NCG 447 Digitalis purpurea
Seed 1 packet

£1.75

 
Seed 1 packet - 200 seeds approx
Ex. cream
£1.75

 
Foxglove

This, the original, wild form of the traditional cottage garden biennial plant, will be familiar to all, with its tall spires of blooms in a variety of pink shades above rosettes of large, mid-green leaves. The flowers are much loved by pollinating insects, especially bumble bees.

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Digitalis purpurea 'Apricot' NCG 346 Digitalis purpurea 'Apricot'
Apricot foxglove

Sold out for now

The traditional cottage garden foxglove comes in many colours and this, with its warm, pale pink spikes, is one of my favourites! These seeds have been sourced from a commercial grower, so they should come true.

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Digitalis purpurea Ex. f. albiflora NCG 248 Digitalis purpurea Ex. f. albiflora
Seed 1 packet

£1.65

 
White Foxglove

An attractive white form of the familiar cottage garden foxglove. Seed is collected only from pure white plants but may not all come true - sowing more than you need and discarding young plants with red tinges at the base of leaves should help you obtain white plants. When plants…

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Digitalis purpurea subsp. heywoodii 'Silver Cub' NCG 523 Digitalis purpurea subsp. heywoodii 'Silver Cub'
Foxglove 'Silver Cub'

Currently unavailable

The beautiful white flower spikes of this variety are enhanced by the foliage, which is covered in fine white hairs, giving a silvery appearance and silky to the touch. Can be grown as an annual, flowering in its first year if sown in January or February.

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Dodecatheon hendersonii Ex. alba NCG 328 Dodecatheon hendersonii Ex. alba
Seed 1 packet - 20 seeds approx.

£2.45

 
Shooting star

Lovely new addition!

Unusual and attractive, down-pointing candelabras of white flowers, yellow and black at the tips, appear in Spring on straight stems, arising from a rosette of rather fleshy, mid- to light-green leaves. They seem to be very shade-tolerant - mine are sited under an apple tree and put on a beautiful…

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Eccremocarpus syn. Calampelis scaber NCG 673 Eccremocarpus syn. Calampelis scaber
Seed 1 packet - 200 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Chilean Glory Flower

Delightful climber!

A lovely climber with attractive, divided, mid-green foliage and masses of small, tubular blooms in shades from deep-red to orange from late spring and well into autumn. If grown in a sheltered position it will sometimes survive a mild winter in the UK, but is more usually grown as a…

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Echinacea purpurea NCG 021 Echinacea purpurea
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Purple cone flower

Much-loved by butterflies and other pollinating insects, this dynamic plant produces clumps of dark-green, somewhat hairy leaves from which large, daisies with rather lax, purple petals and brown, conical central discs grow, on tall, straight stems. Echinacea prefers full sun, but will tolerate part-shade. Echinacea is said to have immune-system…

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Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan' NCG 442 Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.

£2.15

 
White cone flower

Much-loved by butterflies and other pollinating insects, the white version of this dynamic plant produces clumps of dark-green, rather hairy leaves from which large, daisies with rather lax, white petals and brown, conical central discs grow, on tall, straight stems. Echinacea prefers full sun, but will tolerate part-shade. Echinacea is…

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Echinops exaltatus NCG 229 Echinops exaltatus
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.

£2.50

 
Giant Globe Thistle

The largest echinops, growing to at least 2m tall - and usually more, looks magnificent at the back of the bed or as a specimen plant. It is advisable to remove seed heads before they disintegrate, as the thick, long roots can make unwanted, self-seeded, plants difficult to remove. But…

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Echinops ritro NCG 603 Echinops ritro
Seed 1 packet - 10 seeds

£1.95

 
Blue hedgehog, Globe thistle

A very dependable hardy perennial that is much loved by butterflies and other pollinating insects, Echinops ritro is a lovely addition to the garden for late-summer colour. The spiky, globular flower heads look silvery at first, turning to a dynamic blue-violet as they open. If cut early, they can be…

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Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum' NCG 417 Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum'
Plant 1 x clump (Equiv. 9cm pot approx.)
Sometimes bare-rooted, depending on season
£4.25

 
Epimedium, Horny Goat Weed, Barrenwort

Delicate sprays of soft-yellow flowers appear on slender, straight, stems from early Spring, followed by somewhat heart-shaped leaves which quickly develop beautiful bronze markings and are retained throughout the winter. This is a rather shorter epimedium than most and is a perfect choice for the front of a dry border…

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Epimedium x warleyense 'Orange Queen' NCG 250 Epimedium x warleyense 'Orange Queen'
Plant 1 x clump (equiv. 12cm pot approx)

£4.95

 
Epimedium, Horny Goat Weed, Barrenwort

It's surprising that epimediums are not better known, because they are such attractive and useful plants, providing interest throughout the year to shady and woodland areas. Delicate sprays of soft-orange flowers appear on slender, straight, stems from early Spring, followed by somewhat heart-shaped leaves which quickly develop beautiful bronze markings…

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Erigeron karvinskianus NCG 563 Erigeron karvinskianus
Mexican fleabane

Currently unavailable

A very pretty plant for front of border, Erigeron produces masses of dainty, daisy-like pink and white flowers about 2cm in diameter in late spring and throughout the summer, above dark-green foliage.

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Eritrichium pectinatum NCG 458 Eritrichium pectinatum
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds

£3.25

 
Myosotis pectinata

New - rare!

This pretty alpine, which comes from the Ural mountains and is rare out of its natural habitat, has tiny, sky blue flowers above rosettes of grey-green foliage.

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Eryngium agavifolium NCG 471 Eryngium agavifolium
Agave-leaved sea holly

Currently unavailable

This most unusual and exotic looking plant looks as though it should need a heated conservatory to survive, but it is in fact quite hardy. A straight stem topped with clusters of spiky, greenish-white flower heads grows from a pineapple-like rosette of fleshy, toothed leaves. The picture really does not…

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Eryngium planum NCG 022 Eryngium planum
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Sea Holly

The steely blue flowers of this attractive plant, which appear on wiry stems with spiny leaves from July, are much loved by bees, hoverflies and butterflies.

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Eschscholzia californica NCG 075 Eschscholzia californica
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
California Poppy, Golden Cup, Cup of Gold

This drought-tolerant plant, with its finely divided grey-green foliage and very bright, shiny orange petals, looks wonderful near the edge of the border. Cut quite hard back after the first flush of flowers and it will quickly regenerate to provide further colour on well into autumn without becoming too straggly.…

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Eschscholzia californica Ex. 'White Linen' NCG 475 Eschscholzia californica Ex. 'White Linen'
Californian Poppy 'White Linen'

Sold out for now

This drought-tolerant plant, with its finely divided grey-green foliage and shiny creamy petals, looks wonderful near the edge of the border. Cut quite hard back after the first flush of flowers and it will quickly regenerate and flower well into autumn without becoming too straggly. They will happily grow in…

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Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald 'n' Gold' NCG 407 Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald 'n' Gold'
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds

£1.95

 
Winter creeper 'Emerald 'n' Gold'

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Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea' NCG 311 Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea'
Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 9cm pot)

£3.75

 
Seed 1 packet - 5 seeds

£1.95

 
Purple Wood Spurge

This low-growing spurge produces rich purple foliage in spring, followed by greenish-yellow flowers on slender, wiry stems.

NOTE: Later in the year, plants may be shipped trimmed back and/or supplied bare-rooted.

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Euphorbia mellifera NCG 212 Euphorbia mellifera
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds

£2.25

 
Canary spurge

A bold architectural plant, making a large dome of bright green leaves with central white veins. The small flowers, which appear in spring, have a reddish-orange tinge and are followed by interesting seed heads with pretty, textured pods.

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Exochorda macrantha NCG 059 Exochorda macrantha
Seed 1 packet - 20 seeds

£3.15

 
Pearl Bush

Arching sprays of small, fragrant, white flowers appear along the length of stems in late spring/early summer, followed by interesting star-shaped seed pods which tend to stay on the plant throughout the winter. I was delighted to find that this is a very easy plant to grow from seed.

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Feioja Syn. Acca sellowiana NCG 709 Feioja Syn. Acca sellowiana
Pineapple guava

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Foeniculum vulgare NCG 058 Foeniculum vulgare
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Common fennel (herb)

An attractive culinary herb, fennel is a large plant with feathery leaves (these seeds will probably produce a mixture of green and bronze-leaved varieties) that looks well in ornamental beds. The flat umbels of small flowers are followed by aromatic seeds with a liquorice/aniseed flavour, Both leaves and seeds are…

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Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum' NCG 592 Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum'
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Bronze-leaved fennel

The bronze-leaved variety of this attractive culinary herb. Fennel is a large plant with feathery leaves that looks well in ornamental beds. The flat umbels of small flowers are followed by aromatic seeds with a liquorice/aniseed flavour, Both leaves and seeds are traditionally used in fish recipes. The seeds also…

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Fragaria vesca NCG 553 Fragaria vesca
Wild strawberry (single form)

Currently unavailable

Description coming soon.

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Fragaria vesca 'Flore Pleno' NCG 554 Fragaria vesca 'Flore Pleno'
Plant 1 x plant (Equiv. 9cm pot approx)

£4.25

 
Wild strawberry 'Flore Pleno' (Double form)

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Francoa sonchifolia 'Pink Giant' NCG 605 Francoa sonchifolia 'Pink Giant'
Wedding flower, Bridal wreath

Currently unavailable

Related to saxifrage and having its origins in Chile, this beautiful perennial has lance-shaped, lobed basal leaves and pink, two-toned, 4-petalled flowers in racemes on erect stems.

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Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' NCG 310 Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea'
Yellow Crown Imperial

Currently unavailable

This striking and imposing plant produces a bright yellow crown of bell-like flowers in spring, above which is a top-knot of small leaves. The stems are thick, straight and clothed in bright green spear-shaped leaves. The plant has a foxy odour which is said to ward off vermin. Our fig…

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Fritillaria imperialis 'Rubra Maxima' AGM NCG 249 Fritillaria imperialis 'Rubra Maxima' AGM
Crown Imperial

Currently unavailable

This majestic and very attractive plant produces a cluster of deep, brick-orange, down-pointing, bell-like flowers, above which is a top-knot of small leaves. The stems are thick, straight and clothed in bright green spear-shaped leaves. The plant has a foxy odour which is said to ward off vermin. Our fig…

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Fumaria officinalis NCG 559 Fumaria officinalis
Seed 1 x packet (50 seeds approx.)

£2.15

 
Common fumitory

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Galanthus nivalis NCG 533 Galanthus nivalis
Plant 20 bulbs in a pot

£3.95

 
Plant 50 bulbs in a pot

£8.25

 
Common snowdrop

Snowdrops, with their delicately green-tipped white flowers, flower in late winter/early spring and look beautiful naturalised in drifts under trees, but will be happy in most other locations, including containers. Bulbs offered will be sourced to order from my various patches of naturalised snowdrops and delivered potted, so that there…

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Galium odoratum NCG 737 Galium odoratum
Plant 1 x clump (Equiv. 9cm pot)
NOTE: Please read growing instructions.
£4.25

 
Sweet woodruff, Sweet-scented bedstraw

A useful low-growing ground cover plant for shady areas. Tiny white flowers above bright-green divided foliage. Forms a dense mat of fine roots, so also useful for stabilising light soils on slopes.Can be invasive, so site carefully.

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Gazania rigens NCG 050 Gazania rigens
Gazania, Treasure Flower

Currently unavailable

A bright, cheerful and long-flowering addition to planters and borders. Preferring full sun, gazanias are drought tolerant.

NOTE: Externally sourced seeds.

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Geranium clarkei 'Kashmir White' NCG 256 Geranium clarkei 'Kashmir White'

Sold out for now

Large, delicate white flowers with delicate pink veining appear in spring and sporadically into summer, on slender stems above intricately divided leaves. Although not as vigorous as most hardy geraniums, taking longer to make a sizeable clump than others, its sheer beauty well and truly makes up for this shortcoming.…

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Geranium macrorrhizum 'White-Ness' NCG 582 Geranium macrorrhizum 'White-Ness'
Bigroot cranesbill

Currently unavailable

This lovely evergreen ground cover plant for shade or part shade forms mounds of attractive foliage and bears papery white flowers with yellow stamens from spring and right through to the first frosts. If plants are not listed, I can split to order, so please let me know if you'd…

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Geranium oxonianum f. thurstonianum NCG 258 Geranium oxonianum f. thurstonianum
Seed 1 packet - 6 seeds
Very limited stock
£1.95

 
Thurston's crane's bill

A very unusual geranium, with extremely narrow, star-shaped, deep pink flowers about an inch across and lobed, mid-green foliage.There may be some variation in plants produced from seed (when available), as there are other geraniums in the garden, but in my experience they tend to breed true.

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Geranium phaeum, various NCG 507 Geranium phaeum, various
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)

£3.75

 
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.
Ex. Reddish-purple, blotched leaves
£1.95

 
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.
Ex. a particularly red shade of purple
£1.95

 
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.
Ex. Mid-purple
£1.95

 
Seed 1 packet - 60 seeds approx.
Mixed colours
£1.95

 
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.
Ex. Dark purple
£1.95

 
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.
Almost white - slight blueish tinge
£1.95

 
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.
Red-purple, plain leaf
£1.95

 
Dusky cranesbill

Although a British native, Geranium phaeum is perhaps more commonly seen as a cultivated garden plant, particularly in colours singled out as particularly attractive. These appear in Spring and range from deepest-purple to near-white. The lobed or divided foliage varies in colour too, from mid to dark green, often with…

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Geranium pratense 'Plenum Violaceum' AGM NCG 454 Geranium pratense 'Plenum Violaceum' AGM
Meadow cranesbill 'Plenum Violaceum'

Sold out for now

This stately, blue/purple double geranium with deeply cut leaves flowers profusely during the summer months. A real beauty and much-commented upon when visitors see it in full bloom in the garden.

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Geranium pratense 'Summer Skies' NCG 576 Geranium pratense 'Summer Skies'

Currently unavailable

Description coming soon.

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Geranium pratense Blue, white-veined NCG 382 Geranium pratense Blue, white-veined
Cranesbill, Blue, white-veined

Currently unavailable

I have been unable to positively identify this delightful blue geranium, which is unusual in that it has pronounced white veins rather than the more usual blue. It bears a passing resemblance to (and may be the result of a cross with) 'Mrs Kendall Clark', but the veining is simpler…

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Geranium pratense Ex. 'Mrs Kendall Clark' AGM NCG 228 Geranium pratense Ex. 'Mrs Kendall Clark' AGM
Seed 1 packet - 20 seeds

£2.95

 
Geranium 'Mrs Kendall Clark'

Very pretty!

This is an exquisite geranium! The strong, upright stems bear sky blue blooms run through with delicate white veins (most blue geraniums have dark veins). Happy in full sun or part shade and has a long flowering period. A must! Please note that since there are other geraniums in the…

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Geranium pratense f. albiflorum NCG 068 Geranium pratense f. albiflorum
Seed 1 packet - 20 seeds

£2.25

 
Cranesbill

Highly recommended!

This delightful geranium, which has a long flowering period, appeared from nowhere! A tall variety with strong, upright stems bearing pure white blooms about 1.25in/3cm across with green veining. Happy in full sun or part shade. Since there are other geraniums growing in the garden, it is possible (although in…

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Geranium pratense, blue NCG 411 Geranium pratense, blue
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds

£1.95

 
Cranesbill, tall, blue

This lovely tall, deep-blue geranium is happy in full sun or part shade. It has strong, upright stems and is self-supporting in all but the most exposed sites. Please note that since there are other geraniums in the garden there may have been some cross-pollination, so I cannot guarantee that…

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Geranium pulchrum NCG 355 Geranium pulchrum
Geranium pulchrum

Seeds coming soon!

'Pulchrum' means 'beautiful', and well describes this gorgeous evergreen perennial, which comes from the mountains of South Africa, has large, grey-green, velvety foliage and produces sprays of saucer-shaped, pink blooms with red veins from late spring right through to late autumn. It is classified as a sub-shrub and can reach…

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Geranium  pyrenaicum 'Bill Wallis' NCG 221 Geranium pyrenaicum 'Bill Wallis'
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Mountain Cranesbill 'Bill Wallis'

With its abundance of small, rich purple flowers from early spring and right through until autumn, small, lobed leaves and reddish stems, this is a delightful geranium and, given what I'm about to tell you, surprisingly rare. I am going to be brutally honest with you; if you choose to…

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Geranium renardii 'Phillipe Vapelle' NCG 463 Geranium renardii 'Phillipe Vapelle'
Renard geranium 'Tschelda'

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A delightful geranium, chiefly due to its rounded, velvety, deeply textured leaves. The standard variety has pinkish-white flowers with purple-red veining, but these are a soft mauve, also with strong veining, and I believe them to be a variety named 'Tschelda'. Loved by pollinating insects and much recommended to humans!

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Geranium sanguineum 'Elke' NCG 274 Geranium sanguineum 'Elke'
Cranesbill 'Elke'

Sorry - plants and seeds sold out!

For such a small plant (generally considered to be an alpine variety), this exquisite geranium packs a punch! Masses of rich pink, round-lobed petals deeply veined in carmine and having a white edge adorn the plant during May and June, with flowering continuing more sparcely right into autumn, when the…

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Geranium sanguineum Album AGM NCG 255 Geranium sanguineum Album AGM
Seed 1 packet- 10 seeds

£2.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 9cm pot )

£3.95

 

Lovely!

About a foot high, this is very attractive front-of-border choice, with a succession of pure white flowers and inch or more across above divided mid-green foliage. Blooms profusely in late spring/early summer, but continues to flower more sporadically for months more. It is very happy in dry and exposed areas,…

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Geranium sanguineum, magenta NCG 469 Geranium sanguineum, magenta
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds

£2.95

 

A very pretty low-growing hardy geranium. Bright magenta-pink flowers with a white eye and darker veining appear above finely divided foliage which has a tendency to trail. Although the plant is happy in full sun, it is useful for adding a touch of colour to areas in part-shade.

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Geranium versicolor NCG 245 Geranium versicolor
Plant 1 x 9cm pot
Please see notes in description
£4.25

 
Seed 1 packet - 8 seeds

£1.95

 
Pencilled geranium

This delightful geranium is semi-evergreen, but will form a fresh rosette of lobed leaves in Spring, followed by small, white flowers, intricately veined in deep magenta-pink. It will continue to flower, though less abundantly, throughout the summer and into autumn. Happy in full sun or part shade. Since there are…

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Geranium x oxonianum 'Julie Brennan' NCG 405 Geranium x oxonianum 'Julie Brennan'
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds

£2.95

 
Cranesbill 'Julie Brennan'

An extremely pretty form of geranium oxonianum - I am almost certain the variety is as named. The large flowers are mid-pink, sligtly toothed at the margins and with very striking deep-purple veining. The leaves are a rich, bright green, often with small, chocolate-coloured spots at their base. An unfussy…

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Geum coccineum 'Borisii' NCG 491 Geum coccineum 'Borisii'
Seed 1 packet - 20 seeds

£2.15

 
Boris Avens, Boris geum

New - pretty dwarf variety

Dwarf variety, producing a neat mound of hairy, rounded leaves, above which rise stems topped with bright orange-red flowers from late spring and throughout the summer. Lovely at the front of borders and also makes a good container plant.

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Gladiolus callianthus - Acidanthera 'Murielae' NCG 416 Gladiolus callianthus - Acidanthera 'Murielae'
Seed 1 packet - 25 seeds
Only one packet available!
£2.25

 
Abyssinian gladiolus

So much daintier than most other gladiolus, and with a deliciously spicy scent too! The flowers are funnel-shaped, white with a purple blotch at their centre, rising above light-green, sword-shaped leaves. Highly recommended.

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Gladiolus mixed, multicoloured NCG 530 Gladiolus mixed, multicoloured
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Gladioli, mixed

The seeds offered are from a variety of gladiolus, but all were special... some multi-coloured, as ilustrated, and some plain, sometimes with a white streak, in delicious colours ranging from clear lilac through to deepest maroon - almost black. The flowers will have cross-pollinated, so seed will not come true…

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Gypsophila cerastoides NCG 206 Gypsophila cerastoides
Baby's breath

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A diminutive, mat-forming, alpine gypsophila, standing only about 2-3in high. Mounds of tiny, slightly hairy, mid-green leaves studded with many small, pink-veined flowers from late spring to early summer. An unusual and attractive semi-evergreen plant for rockeries, containers and the front of borders. It is happiest in gritty soil that…

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Gypsophila elegans Mixed NCG 480 Gypsophila elegans Mixed
Annual Baby's Breath

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A favourite with flower arrangers, but loved by pollinating insects too, with masses of tiny flowers in shades of pink and white on delicate, ferny foliage. Grow en masse for best effect.

NOTE: Externally sourced seeds.

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Hacquetia Syn. Dondia epipactis AGM NCG 536 Hacquetia Syn. Dondia epipactis AGM
Hacquetia

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This most unusual and attractive low-growing plant for shade is related to the humble carrot, but to which it bears no obvious resemblance! Produces masses of tiny little yellow flowers in early Spring, above rounded domes of bright, lime-green foliage.

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Hakonechloa  macra 'Alboaurea' AGM NCG 225 Hakonechloa macra 'Alboaurea' AGM
Golden Hakonechloa

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A stunning, deciduous grass that does very well in both sun and light shade. Produces lush clumps of arching, cream, yellow and green, narrowly-striped foliage that catches the light in a breeze. Flower racemes on slender stalks appear in summer, followed by delicate seeds heads. I have not found it…

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Helenium Ex. Rauchtopas NCG 218 Helenium Ex. Rauchtopas
Seed 1 packet
Contains chaff
£3.15

 
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)
Limited stock
£4.75

 
Sneezewort

New - unusual and highly recommended!

This stately helenium flowers profusely, with masses of daisy-like, yellow florets with orange-red reverses, surrounding a prominent brown cone. Although, like all heleniums, the seed is unlikely to come true, it should produce some attractive plants, so worth giving a try. Although listed as requiring full sun, mine is in…

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Helenium Ex. Rubinzwerg NCG 063 Helenium Ex. Rubinzwerg
Seed 1 packet
Contains chaff
£1.95

 
Helen's Flower, Sneezewort

Currently unavailable

Although this helenium has daisy-like, mahogany red flowers with a brown cone, these seeds will be variable - but whatever comes up should be attractive in the hot bed and you may even discover a gem!

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Helianthemum nummularium NCG 515 Helianthemum nummularium
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx.

£2.15

 
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)
Only two available!
£3.95

 
Common rock-rose

Loved by bees and butterflies, this diminutive shrub has tiny, narrow, dark-green leaves which are topped with masses of small, bright yellow flowers in summer.

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Helianthus 'Lemon Queen' AGM NCG 093 Helianthus 'Lemon Queen' AGM
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds

£2.15

 
Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 9cm pot approx)

£4.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 0.5 litre pot approx.)

£7.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 1lt pot approx.)

£9.95

 
Perennial Sunflower 'Lemon Queen'

Stunning perennial sunflower!

Light yellow, daisy-like flowers, set against rich, dark-green foliage on tall, straight stems, appear in abundance on this beautiful hardy perennial plant for many months. A wonderful addition at the back of the bed and great for flower arrangements. I am delighted to be able to offer seeds this year.…

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Helianthus annus Ex. 'Valentine' NCG 684 Helianthus annus Ex. 'Valentine'
Seed 1 packet - 20 seeds

£1.95

 
Branching sunflower Ex. 'Valentine'

This branching sunflower grows about 2m/6ft tall, with masses of blooms about 4-5 inches across. There may be some variation in colour from these open-sourced seeds, but they were collected from plants with soft, lemon-yellow blooms with almost black centres, as illustrated.

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Helianthus annuus NCG 025 Helianthus annuus
Sunflower

These seeds will produce sunflowers in mixed colours and heights, but at up to 2.5m, are a good choice to fill in gaps at the back of the border. Branches freely, producing flowers of a perfect size for indoor flower arrangements (to prolong the life of the blooms it is…