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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.

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

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

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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'

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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'

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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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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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Eryngium agavifolium NCG 471 Eryngium agavifolium
Agave-leaved sea holly

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Helleborus foetidus NCG 309 Helleborus foetidus
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx

£2.50

 
Stinking Hellebore

The flowers of this interesting, shade-loving plant are very soft, pale green, sometimes with a red margin and are leathery in texture. It is a haven for hibernating ladybirds, which can be found nestling in and around the flowers all winter.

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Hieracium maculatum 'Leopard' NCG 577 Hieracium maculatum 'Leopard'
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Spotted hawkweed

Unusual and very attractive foliage!

An unusual and decorative addition to the front of the border, this variegated form of hawkweed (usually considered a weed!) produces a low rosette of intricately blotched, dark red-brown and blue-green leaves, above which nod small, yellow daisy-like flowers on tall, wiry stems. It is for the foliage that this…

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Hosta mixed NCG 472 Hosta mixed
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Hosta, mixed

The seeds offered were mostly from the variety illustrated, but from a couple of others too. In any case, they are very unlikely to come true, but it could be fun to see that they produce and you may even discover some unique variations of this attractive shade-loving plant!

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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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