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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.

Lathyrus sativus var. albus NCG 443 Lathyrus sativus var. albus
Seed 1 packet - 6 seeds
Limited stock
£2.50

 
Indian Vetch, Chickling Pea, Grass Pea (White)

New - rare!

A variant of the blue chickling pea. the centres of the small, white flowers are sometimes flushed with sky-blue and pink (see inset). A small plant by sweet pea standards, it looks lovely tumbling out of hanging baskets. I usually cut the plants back to within a few inches of…

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Lathyrus sativus var. azureus NCG 032 Lathyrus sativus var. azureus
Seed 1 packet - 6 seeds

£2.25

 
King Tutankhamun's pea, Indian Vetch, Chickling Pea, Grass Pea

Limited stock

My favourite sweet pea, despite the fact that is has no scent. Rumoured to originate here in the UK from seeds found by Harold Carter, the Egyptologist, in Tutankhamun's tomb, the small flowers are a delicate clear sky-blue, with pink centres. A small plant by sweet pea standards, it looks…

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Lavandula multifida NCG 657 Lavandula multifida
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx

£2.95

 
Fernleaf lavender, Oregano-scented Lavender

A fast growing lavender with finely divided grey-green foliage and delicate, deep-purple flowers spikes. A very pretty filler for any sunny spot in the garden. Happily self-seeds. I have classified it as a half-annual because although some sources say it is perennial, in my experience it does not survive UK…

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Linum grandiflorum var. rubrum NCG 344 Linum grandiflorum var. rubrum
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Scarlet flax

Like the more familiar blue and white variety, Linum usitatissimum, Scarlet flax produces a profusion of small flowers with a satiny finish, but - as is obvious from the name - they are a rich red. A very worthwhile annual to grow.

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Linum  usitatissimum NCG 034 Linum usitatissimum
Common Flax, Linseed

Currently unavailable

The delicate flowers of this dainty plant are sky-blue or white, on fine, grey-blue foliage - a delight to see en masse! Ours appeared from nowhere in my hot bed (flax is grown in the fields nearby, so the seeds were, no doubt, brought in by birds). Despite the fact…

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Lunaria annua NCG 035 Lunaria annua
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Honesty, Money Plant

An old cottage garden favourite, the seedheads of which are often to be seen in dried floral arrangements. Carefully rub the seed pod (silicles) casings off the dried stems to reveal moon-shine like membranes that give this plant its Latin name. A trouble-free plant that will establish itself happily and…

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Lunaria annua var. albiflora syn. alba NCG 652 Lunaria annua var. albiflora syn. alba
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
White-flowered honesty

A white-flowered variation on the old cottage garden favourite, the seedheads of which are often to be seen in dried floral arrangements. Carefully rub the seed pod (silicles) casings off the dried stems to reveal moon-shine like membranes that give this plant its Latin name. A trouble-free plant that will…

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Meconopsis cambrica NCG 036 Meconopsis cambrica
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Welsh Poppy

This beautiful wild flower has clear yellow flowers - often with crinkled petals - and bright green foliage that lights up dark areas. Ours found their place under the apple trees.

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Mimulus hybridus, mixed NCG 090 Mimulus hybridus, mixed
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Mimulus, Monkey Flower, mixed

A colourful all-rounder!

A very useful plant for front of borders, baskets and other containers. The flowers are mostly yellow and red, but occasonally orange or cream. Although strictly speaking a perennial, best treated as an annual. For best results, ensure that the plants receive adequate water supplies, and cut back after flowering…

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Mina Syn. Ipomoea lobata Syn. versicolor 'Exotic Love' NCG 027 Mina Syn. Ipomoea lobata Syn. versicolor 'Exotic Love'
Mina Lobata, Spanish Flag

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Recently re-classified as a member of the Ipomoea genus (Ipomoea versicolor) and sometimes referred to as Quamoclit lobata, but still more widely recognised as Mina lobata... whatever you prefer to call it, this stunning half-hardy annual climbing plant is a must! Attractive foliage is followed by spikes of flowers that…

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Nasturtium peregrinum NCG 528 Nasturtium peregrinum
Canary creeper

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This pretty annual climber will happily scramble over fences and trellis, though you may wish to provide some string to help it on its way. The pretty, fringed, yellow flowers appear in profusion during the summer and the lobed, pale-green foliage is also very attractive. Good for hiding eyesores!

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Nemophila discoides 'Total Eclipse' NCG 189 Nemophila discoides 'Total Eclipse'
Black nemophila

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A profusion of blooms no more than an inch across, coloured deep purple - almost black - with white edges. A lovely statement at the front of the border or tumbling from hanging baskets and planters.

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Nicandra physalodes NCG 323 Nicandra physalodes
Seed 1 packet

FREE!
When you buy other items.

 
Shoo-fly plant, Apple of Peru, Peruvian bluebell

Looking very similar to Chinese Lanterns (Physalis alkekengi), but with green/black lanterns rather than the familiar bright orange, and striking black stems, this plant is an annual and although it does seed itself around it is easier to control than Physalis (which multiplies by underground runners and has a tendency…

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Nicotiana alata 'Lime Green' AGM NCG 365 Nicotiana alata 'Lime Green' AGM
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx.

£2.15

 
Tobacco plant, lime green

A most unusual take on the familiar tobacco plant, this variety produces masses of rich, acid-green flowers. Mine are planted in a fairly shady area where they do very well, adding a touch of brightness throughout the summer and well into autumn. A good cut flower if you can bear…

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Nicotiana alata (Syn. affinis) var. grandiflora NCG 531 Nicotiana alata (Syn. affinis) var. grandiflora
Flowering tobacco, Jasmine tobacco

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The queen of flowering tobacco plants! Taller and more robust than more modern varieties, the tall stems bear masses of pendulous, star-shaped blooms, starting greenish white, fading to cream and then white. Their wonderful fragrance wafts through the garden in the evenings. Highly recommended.

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Nicotiana langsdorffii AGM NCG 099 Nicotiana langsdorffii AGM
Seed 1 packet

FREE!
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Tobacco plant (langsdorffii)

This unusual tobacco plant first appeared in the garden in the summer of 2011. Height is variable, but can reach 1metre or more, with many branching stems bearing masses of narrow, tubular flowers which are greenish-yellow, with small, usually red-tinged, lips.

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Nigella damascena 'Miss Jekyll' NCG 038 Nigella damascena 'Miss Jekyll'
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Love-in-a-Mist

Everything about this cottage garden favourite is spectacular, from the buds, through flowers to seed pods. The finely cut, bright-green foliage is bedecked with rich cornflower-blue flowers throughout the summer, which develop into seedpods, often tinged red and like spurred balloons. These are a lovely addition to dried flower arrangements.

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Nigella damascena 'Mulberry Rose' NCG 484 Nigella damascena 'Mulberry Rose'
Love-in-a-Mist 'Mulberry Rose'

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Like her more common blue/white sister, this cottage garden annual, in shades soft pinks and occasional white, is a must! Everything about it is pretty, from the buds, through flowers to seed pods. The finely cut, bright-green foliage is bedecked with flowers throughout the summer, which develop into seedpods, often…

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Nigella sativa NCG 380 Nigella sativa
Seed 1 packet - 250 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Fennel Flower, Nutmeg Flower, Roman Coriander, False Black Cumin, Black Seed

Similar in many respects to the more familiar Nigella damascena (Love in a Mist), but the flowers are smaller and usually white, occasionally pale blue, on delicate stems clothed in very finely divided foliage. In Asian countries the seeds are traditionally used in rice dishes and confectionery. They are also…

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Ocimum basilicum 'Dark Opal' (Organic) NCG 479 Ocimum basilicum 'Dark Opal' (Organic)
Basil 'Dark Opal'

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A dark-purple variety of basil, with smaller, more toothed leaves than the more commonly-grown Sweet Genovese. Great for adding contrasting colour to salads and tomato dishes. For companion planting enthusiasts, basil is said to encourage the growth of tomatoes, peppers and chillies!

NOTE: These are externally sourced, organic seeds.

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Norfolk Cottage Garden - Free Seeds!
Choose a packet of seeds from the three varieties below and it will be added to your order absolutely FREE!
 Nicotiana langsdorfii
Nicotiana 'Lime Green'
 Agrostis nebulosa
Agrostis nebulosa
 Nicandra physalodes
Nicandra physalodes Shoo-fly plant

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