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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.

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

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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, 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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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, 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'

Sold out for now

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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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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Hesperis matronalis NCG 448 Hesperis matronalis
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Sweet rocket

This sweet-scented, short-lived perennial attracts bees and other pollinating insects and is therefore perfect for naturalising in a wildlife-friendly garden. The loose heads of small flowers range in colour from almost white, through pale lilac to mauve. A perfect plant for the informal cottage garden. Also a good cut flower.

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Hibiscus trionum NCG 054 Hibiscus trionum
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Flower-of-an-Hour, Venice Mallow

Exquisite - highly recommended!

This delightful plant, which is usually treated as an annual in the UK, produces creamy flowers with dark burgundy centres on stems clothed with dark green, lobed leaves. Each flower only lasts a day but in the right conditions it will bloom profusely, followed by very attractive seed pods, throughout…

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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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Hyoscyamus niger NCG 026 Hyoscyamus niger
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx.
PLEASE SEE NOTE IN DESCRIPTION
£1.95

 
Black Henbane, Stinking Nightshade

Black henbane produces soft, downly leaves and strange, but beautiful, pale creamy-yellow flowers intricately veined in purple. The seed pods are also rather attractive; they have a little round lid which falls off when the pods are ripe, releasing the seeds. All parts of the plant are toxic.

NOTE:

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Ipomoea Ex. 'Grandpa Otts' NCG 635 Ipomoea Ex. 'Grandpa Otts'
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Morning glory 'Grandpa Otts'

An abundance of the familiar Morning Glory flowers, but in an intense violet colour that will hit you between the eyes! Although it is possible that not all seeds will come true, I would expect most to do so. Attracts butterflies and other pollinating insects.

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Iris foetidissima NCG 029 Iris foetidissima
Seed 1 packet - 20 seeds

£1.95

 
Plant 1 x clump (equiv. 9-12cm pot)

£3.95

 
Stinking Iris

An unusual woodland iris with dingy yellow/brown flowers with a purplish tinge, arising from stiff, sword shaped foliage. The flowers are followed by large green seedpods that open to reveal neat rows of bright red seeds. Don't be put off by the name - any smell is only apparent when…

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Iris sanguinea AGM NCG 415 Iris sanguinea AGM
Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 12cm pot)
Please see description notes
£3.95

 
Seed 1 packet - 25 seeds approx.

£2.15

 
Blood-red iris

Delightful!

This delicate iris is perhaps my favourite. The Audrey Hepburn of the iris family... not cheap and gaudy but delicate, composed and very, very classy - a natural beauty! I'm not quite sure how it got its common name; the petals do have a reddish base, but are for the…

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Iris setosa var arctica NCG 243 Iris setosa var arctica
Dwarf Arctic iris

Sorry - out of stock

This sweet little iris, standing only a few inches tall, has pale blue flowers with striking veins, and are yellow at the centre, fading to silver. The blooms appear above green, spear-shaped leaves.

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Knautia macedonica, Ex. pink NCG 053 Knautia macedonica, Ex. pink
Pincushion flower, Macedonian Scabious (Pink)

Seeds sold out for now

Masses of very delicate pink, 'pincushion' flowers (very like scabious), about an inch across, on tall, thin, branching stems. This plant has a very long flowering season and is much loved by howerflies and bees. Taller plants may benefit from light support. Please note that a dark-red variety is also…

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Lathyrus cirrhosus NCG 387 Lathyrus cirrhosus
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds

£4.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (9-12cm pot)
Very limited stock
£7.95

 
Cirrhose vetch

New... very rare species sweet pea!

A collector's item! This very unusual small but robust, scrambling perennial sweet pea is native to the Pyrenees and forms a dense mound of attractive, grey-green foliage bearing tendrils and many small, pale-pink, unscented blooms from June well into summer. A deceptively robust plant that will do well in relatively…

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Lathyrus odoratus NCG 030 Lathyrus odoratus
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds

£1.95

 
Mixed Sweet Pea

This mixture of sweet peas in pink, red, blue, mauve and maybe occasionally pale yellow (lathyrus chloranthus). Something of a Jamboree bag, but will no doubt produce some attractive plants and all will complement each other!

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Lathyrus odoratus 'Cupani' NCG 268 Lathyrus odoratus 'Cupani'
Seed 1 packet - 15 seeds

£1.95

 
Sweet Pea 'Cupani'

Seeds of this delightful heirloom sweet pea was sent in 1699 by Father Cupani, a Franciscan monk from Sicily, to Dr Robert Uvedale, who resided in Enfield, Middlesex. All our modern sweet peas are descended from these seeds. The flowers, which have dark blue standards and purple wings, are produced…

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Lathyrus odoratus 'Senator' NCG 474 Lathyrus odoratus 'Senator'
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds

£1.95

 
Sweet Pea 'Senator' (Heirloom)

Beautiful!

A delightfully sweet-scented heirloom variety of sweet pea, usually described as a chocolate maroon flake, and an Eckford introduction from 1891.

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Lathyrus odoratus mixed NCG 383 Lathyrus odoratus mixed
Seed 1 packet - 40 seeds approx

£1.95

 

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Lathyrus Syn. Orobus vernus NCG 468 Lathyrus Syn. Orobus vernus
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds

£2.50

 
Spring pea, Spring vetchling

Rare seeds now available!

A lovely mound of reddish-purple pea blooms in spring, maturing to purple-blue. A lovely addition to the woodland garden!

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Lavandula angustifolia NCG 397 Lavandula angustifolia
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
English Lavender

Although lavender seed will not come true, but will produce plants with some variation in colour and form, unless you plan to make a formal feature in your garden this can be a plus... a mass planting of lavender grown from seed, with colours ranging from light mauve to deep…

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Lavandula stoechas NCG 450 Lavandula stoechas
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
French lavender

The true French lavender. Heads of tiny fragrant purple flowers topped by rosy-purple tracts in late spring and summer. Very aromatic.

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Linaria purpurea NCG 164 Linaria purpurea
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Perennial Toadflax

Very pretty!

This delightful plant with its tall spikes of tiny purple or pink flowers resembling miniature snapdragons, which appear from a basal clump of fine, grey-green leaves, is attractive not only to right-minded humans, but to wildlife... it is much loved by butterflies and bees. It flowers from June right through…

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Linum narbonense 'Heavenly Blue' AGM NCG 367 Linum narbonense 'Heavenly Blue' AGM
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds

£2.95

 
Perennial flax 'Heavenly Blue'

This charming short-lived perennial produces masses of clear blue flowers an inch in diameter and dark-green foliage on wiry stems. The flowers last only a day, but new buds burst daily too, so during summer the plant is always full of colour. It will self-seed but is not a nuisance…

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Liriope muscari 'Royal Purple' AGM NCG 252 Liriope muscari 'Royal Purple' AGM
Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 9cm pot)

£3.95

 
Big blue lilyturf

Happiest in part shade and moist soil, Liriope offers interest all year round. It forms clumps of glossy, evergreen, strap-like leaves, which contrast well with spikes of deep purple flowers from late summer and into the autumn. These are followed by glossy black berries. Growing up to about 1 foot…

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Lobelia siphilitica NCG 601 Lobelia siphilitica
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx
NOTE: Very fine seed
£2.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)

£4.95

 
Great Blue Lobelia

Rare!

This stately plant, which originates from Northern America, has tall spires of rich-blue or violet, tubular flowers above rosettes of dark green leaves. It much loved by pollinating insects but on the other hand is said to be a herbivore deterrent, which, if it works, will be useful to gardeners…

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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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Lysimachia ciliata 'Firecracker' NCG 394 Lysimachia ciliata 'Firecracker'
Plant 1 x plant (Equiv. 9cm pot)

£3.95

 
Seed 1 packet - 10 seeds

£2.95

 
Loosestrife 'Firecracker'

The picture does not really do this plant justice. Attractive, deep-purple rosettes of rounded leaves appear in early spring, followed by tall spikes of more pointed leaves which bear small, yellow, star-shaped flowers along their length. Although moist - even wet - soil is recommended, mine grow in a dry,…

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

Currently unavailable

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!
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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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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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Onopordum acanthium NCG 222 Onopordum acanthium
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Scotch Thistle, Scottish Thistle

I don't generally welcome thistles in the garden, but this is an exception! This huge, ornamental thistle, which can reach 3 metres tall and a metre across, has spiny, silver-green leaves on a thick, branching stem, from which beautiful spherical buds develop, opening to gigantic pinkish-purple thistle flowers which are…

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Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' NCG 253 Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Lilyturf, Ornamental Black Grass

Sold out for the time being

Although, true to its common name, this evergreen plant is both ornamental and black, it is not a grass! It forms clumps of glossy, purple-black leaves (some may occasionally be dark-green), with spikes of pale purplish-pink flowers in autumn, followed by glossy black berries. It grows only about 6 inches…

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Oxalis triangularis NCG 264 Oxalis triangularis
False Shamrock

Plants coming soon!

This unusual and delightful plant looks far exotic to be hardy - but it is! Plants will be available later this year.

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Papaver somniferum, single NCG 330 Papaver somniferum, single
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Opium Poppy, single

The flowers of the familiar opium poppy are often pale purple-pink, but are quite variable, with colours varying from almost white to dark purple-pink and sometimes shades of salmon-pink. The darkness of the blotch at the centre of the flowers can also be variable. The seeds of are widely used…

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Passiflora caerulea NCG 181 Passiflora caerulea
Seed 1 packet - 15 seeds

£1.95

 
Blue passion flower, Common passion flower

Attractive in all respects, this vigorous climber has not only exquisitely intricate flowers but distinctive lobed foliage and bright orange, egg-shaped fruits, which are edible when fully ripe but rather bland in taste, from late summer onwards. It is often deciduous in milder areas.

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Paulownia tomentosa AGM NCG 572 Paulownia tomentosa AGM
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Empress Tree, Foxglove tree

A beautiful specimen tree with mauve, foxglove-like blooms in early spring, followed by large, soft, downy leaves. Rapidly growing, it can reach 2m/6ft in the first year and should flower within 2-3 years. Although the plant is fairly hardy in the UK it is a good idea to fleece the…

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Penstemon barbatus var. coccineus NCG 573 Penstemon barbatus var. coccineus
Beardlip penstemon, Bearded penstemon

A native of western USA, the bright, pendulous, vermillion flowers of this beautiful penstemon variety adorn tall, slender stems above lance-shaped, deep-green foliage from August. Best grown toward the front of the border, where it can be seen in all its glory!

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Penstemon Ex. 'Alice Hindley' AGM NCG 071 Penstemon Ex. 'Alice Hindley' AGM
Penstemon (Beardtongue) 'Alice Hindley'

Currently unavailable

Lilac spikes of flowers reminiscent of foxgloves rise above strong stems clothed in bright green lance-shaped foliage. Seeds offered are unlikely to come true but may well produce some interesting results... in any case, all the penstemons are lovely.

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Phacelia Symphony NCG 208 Phacelia Symphony
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Phacelia 'Symphony'

A hardy annual which flowers for many months, producing hundreds of pretty, blue or white star-shaped flowers on rather lax stems bearing attractive, lobed, mid-green foliage. Works well planted at the front of the border and allowed to spill over to soften the edge. Also good as underplanting in large…

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Phytolacca acinosa (a.k.a. americana) NCG 201 Phytolacca acinosa (a.k.a. americana)
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx.
Please read notes before ordering!
£1.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 9cm pot)
Please read notes before ordering!
£3.95

 
Indian (a.k.a. American) Pokeweed, Inkberry, Pidgeonberry

Although invariably referred to as American pokeweed (P. americana), the variety seen in UK gardens is almost certainly Indian pokeweed (P. asinosa). Both look very similar, but P. acinosa has vertical upright inflorescences, whilst P. americana has lax flower stems, single spherical fruits rather than clusters - and is not…

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Pulmonaria officinalis NCG 308 Pulmonaria officinalis
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)

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Blue Lungwort

All the pulmonarias are lovely shade plants, and no less this, the common type. Blue flowers, turning mauve and then pink, adorn rather hairy stems up to 12 inches tall growing from a rosette of green foliage specked with white.

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Rhodochiton atrosanguineum AGM NCG 352 Rhodochiton atrosanguineum AGM
Seed 1 packet - 20 seeds

£3.25

 
Purple Bell Vine

This delightful climber deserves a place in every garden! Throughout the summer and into autumn, near-black, tubular flowers with dark-pink bracts dangle amongst wiry, twining stems with toothed, heart-shaped, dark green leaves. For best effect, I plant three or four in a 9 inch pot. Despite its exotic appearance, the…

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Salvia hians NCG 284 Salvia hians
Seed 1 packet - 15 seeds

£2.95

 
Himalayan sage, Kashmir sage

New - unusual and highly recommended!

An unusual, hardy salvia with large, textured leaves and deep purple and white flowers on strong stems. Very attractive.

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Salvia verticillata NCG 048 Salvia verticillata
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)

£3.95

 
Whorled clary sage

Whorls of small, lilac flowers spaced along stems arising from dense clumps of grey-green, slightly hairy, basal foliage. A tough plant that tolerates sand, chalk and dryness.

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Scabiosa caucasica, mixed NCG 524 Scabiosa caucasica, mixed
Seed 1 x packet (50 seeds approx.)

£2.25

 
Scabious, mixed

This traditional cottage garden plant is a must! Easy to grow, and making a wonderful cut flower, the blooms are coloured from white and cream to various shades of blue, on tall stems. As a bonus, both seed heads and foliage are attractive.

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Scilla litardierei 'Amethystina' AGM NCG 337 Scilla litardierei 'Amethystina' AGM
Amethyst meadow squill

Currently unavailable

A lovely little plant with intensely blue flower spikes from spring to early summer. The seeds on offer will, of course, need time to develop into bulbs of flowering size, but they can be left to their own devices and grow quite quickly. These are very useful bulbs for naturalising,…

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Scilla peruviana NCG 325 Scilla peruviana
Portuguese squill

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Like a bluebell on steroids, this beautiful bulbous plant looks lovely on its own in a terracotta pot. It produces a mass of small, star-shaped, deep plue flowers on short, stout stems in spring. Highly recommended! Plants can naturalise in the ground in a sheltered position, but it may be…

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Sisyrinchium  bermudianum NCG 044 Sisyrinchium bermudianum
Seed 1 packet - 60 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Plant 5 x small plantlets
Will soon bulk out!
£6.75

 
Blue-eyed Grass

Dainty deep blue, star-shaped flowers with yellow throats on short, straight stems above stiff, grass-like foliage. Very pretty at the front of the border.

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Stokesia laevis NCG 219 Stokesia laevis
Stokes Aster, Cornflower Aster

Sorry - currently unavailable

The clear lilac blooms of this plant resemble a delicate cornflower, but this is altogether a far superior plant, in my estimation. Not only is it very drought-tolerant, but is lightly scented, makes a good cut flower, attracts all manner of wildlife and will flower through to the first frosts.…

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Symphyotrichum Syn. Aster novae-angliae 'Violetta' NCG 390 Symphyotrichum Syn. Aster novae-angliae 'Violetta'
Seed 1 packet
Contains some chaff
£2.15

 
Plant 1 x plant (9 cm pot approx.)
Very limited stock, sometimes bare-rooted
£4.95

 
New England Aster 'Violetta'

This tall, striking aster is exquisite... the picture does not really do it justice. It produces masses of deep-purple, single flowers about 3.5cm in diameter from late summer and well into autumn. It is loved by pollinating insects. Also a good cut flower. Much recommended! I cannot guarantee that seed,…

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Symphytum 'Hidcote Blue' NCG 421 Symphytum 'Hidcote Blue'
Plant 1 x plant (9 cm pot)

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Comfrey 'Hidcote Blue'

Symphytum 'Hidcote Blue' produces branching stems bearing mid-green, rather coarse, foliage. Clusters of red buds appear in late spring, maturing to pale blue and then white. The foliage is mid-green and rather coarse. Best planted where it will always be required, as it is difficult to completely remove once established.…

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Syringa microphylla NCG 359 Syringa microphylla
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds

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Littleleaf Lilac

NOTE: Externally sourced seeds.

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Trachelium caeruleum 'Pallas' AGM NCG 441 Trachelium caeruleum 'Pallas' AGM
Blue throatwort

Sold out

Although a perennial, this stunning plant is usually grown as an annual, as it will not withstand frost. It forms a bushy mound of small leaves from which rise flower stems topped with large umbels composed of many tiny mauve flowers. A wonderful cut flower - much recommended!

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Verbena bonariensis NCG 085 Verbena bonariensis
Seed 1 packet

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Purpletop verbena, Purpletop vervain

Wonderful sculptural plant!

A tall, sculptural plant that ticks all the boxes! The clusters of small, purple flowers, which are borne on the end of strong, branching stems, are a magnet for butterflies, bees and hoverflies. Grow en masse for best effect. Although a perennial, this plant tends to be short-lived, but it…

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Verbena hybrida Mix NCG 393 Verbena hybrida Mix
Verbena, Mixed

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Strictly speaking a short-lived perennial, but not fully hardy, so best treated as a half-hardy annual. Flowers are in shades including bright red, blue, rich peach and purple with a white eye. Plant en masse at the front of the border or in hanging baskets.

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Veronica gentianoides NCG 413 Veronica gentianoides
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)

£4.25

 
Seed 1 packet - 20 seeds approx
Limited stock!
£1.95

 
Gentian speedwell

In summer, spikes of small, pale-blue flowers with striking purple veining appear above rosettes of attractive, glossy foliage. Best grown near the front of the border, where its intricate markings can be best appreciated!

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Veronica longifolia (blue) NCG 084 Veronica longifolia (blue)
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

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

 
Garden Speedwell, Blue

A very attractive and useful plant; long lasting, purple flower spikes of tiny flowers appear from late spring until mid summer and make a good filler in flower arrangements.Very attractive to bees.

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Vinca major 'Variegata' NCG 526 Vinca major 'Variegata'
Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 9cm pot approx.)

£3.75

 
Greater periwinkle 'Variegata'

A trailing vine, usually used as ground cover, with bold creamy-yellow and green variegation. Pretty purple flowers and inch or so across appear sporadically from spring right into autumn. The plant spreads by rooting along the stems where they lie on the ground and can become quite dense, but can…

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Viola 'Blackjack' NCG 062 Viola 'Blackjack'
Viola 'Blackjack'

Currently unavailable

This is probably a cross between Bowles' Black and a standard viola. Still, it is rich in colour and produces masses of small, midnight-blue flowers with yellow eyes. Very useful for front of border or in containers and hanging baskets. Cut back after first flush of flowering to encourage new…

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Viola 'Bowles Black' NCG 516 Viola 'Bowles Black'
Viola 'Bowles Black'

Currently unavailable

A very pretty viola that is usually hard to come by, with flowers which are deepest midnight-blue to almost black, with deep yellow eyes. Although strictly speaking a hardy perennial, best treated as a half-hardy annual. The seeds gathered from these plants were fertilised when almost all other violas in…

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Viola cornuta NCG 047 Viola cornuta
Seed 1 packet - mixed colours

£1.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 9cm pot)

£3.95

 
Plant 3 x young plants
Usually trimmed back.
£4.95

 
Seed 1 packet - Ex. White, 30 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Horned Violet

A lovely front of border plant in shades of pale blue and occasionally white. Very easy to grow and flowers for months. Plants can become leggy but this is easily remedied; cut them back to within 3-4 inches of the ground and they will soon regenerate to produce compact plants…

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Viola odorata NCG 594 Viola odorata
Seed 1 packet - 40 seeds approx

£1.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)

£3.75

 
Sweet violet

Description coming soon.

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Viola sororia 'Freckles' NCG 419 Viola sororia 'Freckles'
Woolly Blue Violet, Sister Violet

Currently unavailable

This stunning viola has white, or very pale-blue, flowers which are covered in tiny purple speckles. Comes true from seed. The plants on offer are very small, but don't worry - they will soon bulk out if given the right conditions.

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 Nicotiana langsdorfii
Nicotiana 'Lime Green'
 Agrostis nebulosa
Agrostis nebulosa
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