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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.

Rhodochiton atrosanguineum AGM NCG 352 Rhodochiton atrosanguineum AGM
Purple Bell Vine

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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 forskaohlei NCG 284 Salvia forskaohlei
1 packet - 12 seeds

£2.95

 
Indigo woodland 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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Salvia x jamensis 'Nachtvlinder' NCG 586 Salvia x jamensis 'Nachtvlinder'
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)
Very limited stock
£5.75

 
Woody sage 'Nachtvlinder'

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Scabiosa caucasica, mixed NCG 524 Scabiosa caucasica, mixed
Scabious, mixed

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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

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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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Sisyrinchium  bermudiana Syn. angustifolium NCG 044 Sisyrinchium bermudiana Syn. angustifolium
Plant 5 x plantlets

£4.95

 
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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Symphyotrichum Syn. Aster novae-angliae 'Violetta' NCG 390 Symphyotrichum Syn. Aster novae-angliae 'Violetta'
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)

£3.95

 
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

£2.15

 
Littleleaf Lilac

A diminutive version of the familiar lilac, with small leaves and loose, sweetly-scented clusters of tiny, purple-pink flowers in spring. More often than not, flowers continue to appear throughout the summer and into early autumn. Although best sited in full sun, it will generally cope well with part shade. More info...

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

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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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Triteleia Syn. Brodiaea laxa NCG 735 Triteleia Syn. Brodiaea laxa
Triplet lily, Ithuriel's spear, grassnut

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The delightful purple, star-shaped blooms of this bulbous plant, which is indigenous to the west coast of America, appear in profusion in late Spring.

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Verbena bonariensis NCG 085 Verbena bonariensis
Seed 1 packet - 200 seeds approx.

£2.15

 
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 - 60 seeds approx
Limited stock!
£2.25

 
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'

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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

 
Seed 1 packet - Ex. White, 100 seeds approx.

£2.25

 
Horned Violet

A lovely front of border plant in shades of mid-blue, 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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