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


 
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, 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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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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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'

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

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

Currently unavailable

Description coming soon.

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

Sorry - sold out

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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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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Helichrysum bracteatum monstrosum Double Mixed NCG 137 Helichrysum bracteatum monstrosum Double Mixed
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Everlasting Daisy, Straw flower

The papery flowers of this quirky plant, which grows on tall, straight stems about 3 feet high, are perfect for drying. Butterflies love them! Very easy to grow, and a good introduction to gardening for children.

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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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Helleborus niger NCG 273 Helleborus niger
Plant 1 x young plant (9cm pot)
Mixed colours
£3.75

 
Seed 1 packet - 25 seeds approx.
Ex. Dark pink, strong veining
£1.95

 
Seed 1 packet - 25 seeds approx.
Ex. Pink, speckled
£1.95

 
Seed 1 packet - 25 seeds approx.
Ex. Dark red
£1.95

 
Plant 5 x young plants
Mixed colours
£7.25

 
Seed 1 packet - 25 seeds approx.
Ex. white
£1.95

 
Christmas rose, Black hellebore

There are many hellebores growing in the garden, in a variety of colours, from dark red (sometimes double) to pink, white and cream, some with intricate specking or streaking. Although seeds are saved and offered separately from different coloured plants, it cannot be guaranteed that they will all come true.…

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Hemerocallis 'Sammy Russell' NCG 076 Hemerocallis 'Sammy Russell'
Seed 1 packet - 25 seeds approx.
Note: Mixed colours
£1.95

 
Plant 1 x clump
Equiv .5 litre pot approx.
£4.95

 
Daylily 'Sammy Russell'

New!

As its common name suggests, the large, trumpet-shaped blooms of this stunning plant last only a day, but during the flowering season they appear in abundance. I believe that this variety, which is deepest red with a yellow throat, is as named, but it was (one of the few decent…

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Hesperantha (syn. Schizostylis) coccinea 'Major' AGM NCG 213 Hesperantha (syn. Schizostylis) coccinea 'Major' AGM
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Plant 1 x red plant (Equiv. 9cm pot)

£3.95

 
Plant 1 x pink plant (equiv. 9cm pot)
'Mrs Heggarty' or 'Sunrise'?
£3.95

 
Crimson flag lily 'Major'

This lovely plant flowers for many months - even through the first frosts! Rich red, six-petalled, bowl-shaped blooms appear on straight stems above light-green, sword-shaped foliage from summer onwards. Although they do well in my relatively light soil, Schizostylis are probably happiest in moist, heavy soil as long as it…

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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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Heuchera micrantha 'Bressingham Hybrids' NCG 348 Heuchera micrantha 'Bressingham Hybrids'
Coral bells

Sold out

Sprays of coral-red, bell-shaped flowers appear in late spring on wiry stems above plump mounds of evergreen foliage. An excellent cut flower and very attractive to bees and other pollinators. Good ground cover.

NOTE: Externally sourced seeds.

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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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Hylotelephium Syn. Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy' NCG 231 Hylotelephium Syn. Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy'
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)

£3.75

 
Plant 3 x young plants, bare-rooted

£4.95

 
Ice Plant 'Autumn Joy'

This drought-tolerat plant produces dense heads of deep-pink flowers in late-summer/early autumn, above sturdy stems clothed in grey-green, fleshy leaves. The weight of the flower heads tends to cause the stems to bend and sprawl, so some support is recommended earlier in the season to prevent this. Attractive to pollinating…

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Hylotelephium Syn. Sedum telephium subsp. ruprechtii 'Hab Grey' NCG 412 Hylotelephium Syn. Sedum telephium subsp. ruprechtii 'Hab Grey'
Plant 1 x young plant (9cm pot)

£4.95

 
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Ice Plant 'Hab Grey'

This unusual and most attractive sedum ariety forms clumps of grey-green, fleshy leaves and the flowers are a mixture of cream and pink. It is much loved by bees and other beneficial insects.

NOTE: Depending on season, plants, when available, may be trimmed back and/or barerooted for shipping.

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Indigofera tinctoria NCG 073 Indigofera tinctoria
Seed 1 packet - 40 seeds approx

£2.25

 
True Indigo

As both latin and common names suggest, this leguminous plant is used to make dye, which is achieved by steeping and fermenting the foliage. It is an attractive shrub which is usually hardy and grows to a height of 1-2m. The smooth, slender branches produce small, light green, pinnate leaves,…

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Ipomoea 'Venice Pink' NCG 199 Ipomoea 'Venice Pink'
Striped Morning Glory 'Venice Pink'

Currently unavailable

An abundance of the familiar Morning Glory flowers, but with bold stripes in deep pink and white, although it is possible that not all seeds will come true. Some of the seeds may be cream or light tan in colour; this is perfectly normal and will not result in different…

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Ipomoea Ex. 'Crimson Rambler' NCG 197 Ipomoea Ex. 'Crimson Rambler'
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Morning Glory 'Crimson Rambler'

An abundance of the familiar Morning Glory flowers, but in a vibrant crimson colour with a white eye, although it is possible that not all seeds will come true. Attracts butterflies and other pollinating insects.

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Ipomoea quamoclit 'Red Feather' NCG 200 Ipomoea quamoclit 'Red Feather'
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds

£2.15

 
Morning Glory 'Red Feather'

A delightful and unusual climber for a sunny spot, with finely cut foliage and masses of bright-red, star-shaped flowers.

NOTE: Externally sourced seeds.

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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 germanica 'Rosy Wings' NCG 532 Iris germanica 'Rosy Wings'
Bearded iris 'Rosy Wings'

Currently unavailable

A gorgeous, tall and robust bearded iris, 'Rosy Wings' is dusky-rose with deep magenta falls. It flowers profusely, the blooms rising on strong stems, contrasting well with the light-green, sword-shaped foliage.

NOTE: Depending on season, plants, when available, may be trimmed back and/or barerooted for shipping.

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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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Knautia macedonica, Ex. red NCG 277 Knautia macedonica, Ex. red
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx

£2.25

 
Pincushion flower, Macedonian Scabious (Red)

Masses of very delicate, deep-red, '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 hoverflies and bees. Generally not as tall and robust as her pink sister, and seed is in shorter…

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Kniphofia caulescens NCG 457 Kniphofia caulescens
Caulescent red-hot poker

Currently unavailable

Description coming soon.

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Lamium maculatum 'Beacon Silver' NCG 579 Lamium maculatum 'Beacon Silver'
Spotted dead nettle 'Beacon Silver'

Sold out for now

This lovely, low-growing ground cover plant has a spreading habit, but is relatively easy to keep in check. The heavily marked foliage is delightful, and the plant has the added bonus of pink flowers. Best grown in shade or part-shade and will happily tolerate both dry and wet soils.

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Lathyrus belinensis 'Goldmine' NCG 078 Lathyrus belinensis 'Goldmine'
The Belin Pea

Currently unavailable

This delightful sweet pea was discovered only in 1998, in Turkey. The flowers are no more than an inch across, yellow and orange with distinctive deep red veins. The leaves are attractive - small and reddish-green. The plant grows to only 3ft or so, making it a useful feature in…

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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 'Painted Lady' NCG 504 Lathyrus odoratus 'Painted Lady'
Sweet Pea 'Painted Lady'

Sold out for now

One of my favourite sweet peas... the highly-scented flowers are smallish, with dark-pink banners, pale pink (sometimes almost white) wings and a greenish-white keel. Very limited stock, unfortunately!

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Lathyrus odoratus 'Red Mix' NCG 195 Lathyrus odoratus 'Red Mix'
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds

£1.85

 
Sweet Pea 'Painted Lady'

A mixture of sweet peas collected from light, mid and dark-red flowered plants

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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 'Wiltshire Ripple' NCG 214 Lathyrus odoratus 'Wiltshire Ripple'
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds
Only one pack left!
£1.95

 
Sweet Pea 'Wiltshire Ripple'

This delightful heirloom variety of sweet pea is deliciously scented and its distinctive marking make it a must for my garden! Highly recommended.

NOTE: Externally sourced seeds.

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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 rotundifolius NCG 538 Lathyrus rotundifolius
Persian Everlasting Pea

Currently unavailable

A lovely small perennial sweet pea with small, coral-red blooms and rounded foliage. Ideal for growing over small structures or permitted to climb through medium-sized shrubs. Just a few small plants available. The blooms are unscented, but very attractive.

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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

£1.95

 
Indian Vetch, Chickling Pea, Grass Pea

Lovely in hanging baskets!

My favourite sweet pea, despite the fact that is has no scent. Rumoured to originate from seeds found 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 lovely tumbling out of hanging baskets. I usually cut…

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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 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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Leycesteria formosa NCG 070 Leycesteria formosa
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Pheasant Berry

The stems of this most unusual-looking plant resemble bamboo and are a feature in the winter garden. However, they should be cut back hard in spring to encourage new, bushy growth. The flowers are small, appearing as nodding bunches surrounded by dark-maroon bracts, followed by reddish-brown berries which are not…

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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 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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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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Lupinus polyphyllus, mixed NCG 371 Lupinus polyphyllus, mixed
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx

£1.95

 
Lupin - mixed

A popular cottage garden plant, the lupin produces tall spikes of bi-coloured flowers in a variety of shades in late spring/early summer.

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Lychnis coronaria atrosanguinea NCG 051 Lychnis coronaria atrosanguinea
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Rose Campion

Contrasting strongly with the soft, grey-green, downy leaves, the mass of vibrant magenta blooms on this popular cottage garden plant will really hit you between the eyes! I have found that if stems are cut right back after the first flush of flowers in spring, the plants will bloom again…

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Lychnis syn. Silene chalcedonica NCG 431 Lychnis syn. Silene chalcedonica
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)
Limited stock
£3.95

 
Seed 1 packet - 200 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Maltese Cross, Scarlet Lightning, Catchfly

New - highly recommended!

A lovely addition at the back of the hot bed, this tall, robust, long-lived perennial is a traditional cottage garden plant that has been grown and enjoyed for many generations. Rich red clusters of flowers on tall stems. There is a tendency for the plants to lose their lower leaves…

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Lycopersicon esculentum 'Black Cherry' NCG 487 Lycopersicon esculentum 'Black Cherry'
Seed 1 packet - 20 seeds

£1.95

 
Tomato 'Black Cherry'

This tomato variety produces masses of small, deep, purplish-red to mahoganiy-brown, sweet and juicy fruits. Perfect for the simplest of tomato salads - just slice or quarter and sprinkle on balsamic vinegar, a pinch of salt, plenty of freshly ground pepper and perhaps a little finely sliced red onion scattered…

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Lycopersicon esculentum 'Brandywine Black' (Organic) NCG 486 Lycopersicon esculentum 'Brandywine Black' (Organic)
Seed 1 packet - 20 seeds

£2.15

 
Tomato 'Brandywine Black' (Heirloom)

New - heirloom variety!

Like other beefsteak tomatoes, this heirloom variety produces large, frequently irregular-shaped fruits, but is unusual in that it has potato-leaved foliage. The tomatoes can vary somewhat in colour, usually a rosy hue, sometimes green-shouldered, but they are renowned for their exceptional flavour.

NOTE: These are externally sourced, organic…

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Lycopersicon esculentum 'Marmande' NCG 103 Lycopersicon esculentum 'Marmande'
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds

£1.95

 
Tomato 'Marmande'

Medium-sized beefsteak-type tomatoes growing on sturdy vines. A wonderful, full flavour... an essential ingredient for authentic Mediterranean-style recipes and salads!

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Lycopersicon esculentum 'Sun Gold' NCG 106 Lycopersicon esculentum 'Sun Gold'
Tomato 'Sun Gold'

Currently unavailable

The small, golden yellow fruits are sweet and juicy. It's just as well that they fruit prolifically, because it is difficult to pass by the greeenhouse in summer without snacking!

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Lysimachia atropurpurea 'Beaujolais' NCG 584 Lysimachia atropurpurea 'Beaujolais'
Seed 1 packet - 40 seeds approx

£1.95

 
Burgundy Gooseneck Loosestrife

This short-lived perennial is more usually grown as a biennial, and can be permitted to gently self-seed. The flower spikes are similar in shape to the more widely-known Lysimachia clethroides, but instead of white, the blooms are a rich burgundy colour, contrasting well with small, slightly crinkly, grey-green leaves. Attractive…

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Macleaya microcarpa 'Kelway's Coral Plume' AGM NCG 329 Macleaya microcarpa 'Kelway's Coral Plume' AGM
Plant 1 x plant (bare-rooted)
Equiv. 1 litre pot approx.
£4.95

 
Plant 1 x bare rooted plant
Equiv. 2 litre pot approx.
£6.95

 
Plume Poppy

Currently unavailable

Description coming soon.

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Maianthemum dilatatum NCG 299 Maianthemum dilatatum
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot or equiv.)
Very limited stock
£5.25

 
False Lily-of-the-Valley

Very limited stock

False Lily-of-the-Valley has beautiful, heart-shaped, mid-green leaves, which are shiny and textured with deep veins. Slender spikes bearing waxy, creamy-white blooms appear in Spring and early Summer, followed by green berries, which later turn translucent red. Prefers shade and nitrogen-rich soil, making this a good plant for underplanting in woodland…

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Malvastrum lateritium NCG 597 Malvastrum lateritium
False mallow

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This lovely plant deserves to be better known! Originating from South America, it is spectacular when given the right conditions. It is happiest growing in a hot, very sunny situation in well-drained soil, where it can be allowed either to creep over the ground or be trained up a brick…

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Mina Syn. Ipomoea lobata Syn. versicolor 'Exotic Love' NCG 027 Mina Syn. Ipomoea lobata Syn. versicolor 'Exotic Love'
Seed 1 packet - 20 seeds

£1.95

 
Mina Lobata, Spanish Flag

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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Monarda fistulosa 'Bergamot' NCG 485 Monarda fistulosa 'Bergamot'
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx.

£2.25

 
Wild Bergamot, Bee Balm, Horsemint, Oswego Tea

A beautiful perennial well known as a medicinal herb and for flavouring Earl Grey tea. The masses of pale-mauve blooms are very attractive to butterflies, bees and other pollinating insects, The foliage is scented.

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Nectaroscordum siculum NCG 215 Nectaroscordum siculum
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds
Limited stock
£1.95

 
Mediterranean Bells, Sicilian Honey Lily, Ornamental Onion, Sicilian Garlic

Very limited stock!

A fascinating plant! Clusters of waxy, bell-shaped flowers in shades of cream, pink and green appear in early summer, dangling on tall, slender stems. As the seed pods develop the flowers turn upwards. In some European countries the plant is more likely to be found in the vegetable plot than…

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Nicotiana langsdorffii AGM NCG 099 Nicotiana langsdorffii AGM
Seed 1 packet

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

Sold out for now

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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Oenothera odorata 'Apricot Delight' NCG 271 Oenothera odorata 'Apricot Delight'
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx.

£2.25

 
Evening Primrose 'Apricot Delight'

Delightful and highly recommended!

The blooms of this (sometimes short-lived) perennial variety of evening primrose are scented in the evenings, the fragrance being reminiscent of a combination of lemons and lilies. It has a rather more lax, open habit than the more common Oenothera biennis. The flower buds are a soft creamy-yellow, darkening to…

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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 corniculata var. atropurpurea NCG 514 Oxalis corniculata var. atropurpurea
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Bronze leaved yellow sorrel, Procumbent yellow sorrel

A low-growing plant with dark, bronze-red leaves and small yellow flowers followed by upright seed capsules, this variety of oxalis, which is perennial, can be invasive more due to self-seeding than its creeping habit, but if kept in check is a valuable addition to the garden. It grows well in…

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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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Paeonia mlokosewitschii AGM NCG 260 Paeonia mlokosewitschii AGM
Mollie the Witch,

Sorry - sold out

This gorgeous paeony, with its blue-green foliage and large, soft creamy-yellow flowers and rich golden stamens, followed by interesting seed pods that are crimson red inside with blue-black seeds, is a much recommended herbaceous perennial. It can be challenging to grow from seed if not sown absolutely fresh, but well…

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Papaver orientale, pink NCG 522 Papaver orientale, pink
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx.

£2.95

 
Oriental poppy, pink

These lovely poppies, which have pink petals and a black centre, will, unlike many others, come true from seed. All the oriental poppies are gorgeous, with their huge, papery blooms, and are much loved by pollinating insects.

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Papaver paeoniflorum 'Scarlet Peony' NCG 374 Papaver paeoniflorum 'Scarlet Peony'
Peony Poppy 'Scarlet Peony'

Currently unavailable

Lovely red frilly pom-poms on tall, strong stems make this a wonderful cut flower.

Note: Externally sourced seeds.

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Papaver rhoeas 'Falling in Love' NCG 279 Papaver rhoeas 'Falling in Love'
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Corn Poppy 'Falling in Love'

Delightful single, double and semi-double poppies in a variety of reds, white and pastel shades. They look beautiful grown in drifts - much recommended!

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Papaver rhoeas - various NCG 096 Papaver rhoeas - various
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Poppy Mixture

This is a mixture of Field, Ladybird (black-eyed), white-eyed and possibly other similar poppies. Most will be red, but there may be the occasional deep pink or pastel variety. They look lovely planted in drifts towards the front of the border.

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Papaver somniferum var paeoniflorum 'Black Peony' NCG 291 Papaver somniferum var paeoniflorum 'Black Peony'
Paeony Poppy, black

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Exquisite darkest-red to almost black paeony-type blooms on tall, strong stems. A wonderful cut flower.

NOTE: Externally sourced seeds.

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Papaver somniferum, red, single NCG 040 Papaver somniferum, red, single
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Opium Poppy, red, single

Harvested from deep-coral-pink plants with a darker eye and occasional fringes, but although common varieties growing near these were removed as soon as identified, it cannot be guaranteed that all these seeds will breed true - however, a very reasonable proportion should do so.

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Pelargonium ardens NCG 263 Pelargonium ardens
Species geranium (pelargonium) Ardens

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This delicate species pelargonium/geranium, which is a hybrid between P. lobatum and P. fulgidum, is very difficult to propagate and is therefore always in short supply. It has small, bright green leaves and clusters of small, rich vermillion flowers with a darker, almost black, splash on each petal. Like most…

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Pelargonium sidoides NCG 262 Pelargonium sidoides
Plant 1 x young plant (9cm pot)
Limited stock
£7.50

 
Kalwerbossie geranium, Silverleaf geranium

Available only in the form of small plants.

This very dainty species pelargonium/geranium, which originates from Africa, has circular, crinkled, silver-grey-green leaves about an inch across and clusters of small, deep magenta - almost black - flowers on fine, long, wiry stems. Like most pelargoniums, it is frost tender,…

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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 digitalis 'Huskers Red' NCG 621 Penstemon digitalis 'Huskers Red'
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx.
Available from August
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Persicaria bistorta 'Superba' NCG 618 Persicaria bistorta 'Superba'
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)

£4.25

 
Red bistort 'Superba'

Soft spikes of tiny pink flowers on straight stems from May and well into the summer, above broad, deeply veined, grey-green leaves. Makes good ground cover. Spreads by underground runners but these are not far beneath the surface, so are easily removed in open ground as required.

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Persicaria virginiana 'Lance Corporal' NCG 498 Persicaria virginiana 'Lance Corporal'
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.

£2.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)

£3.95

 
Virginia knotweed, Jumpseed 'Lance Corporal'

New variety - highly recommended!

An interesting shrubby perennial with strong, v-shaped markings (looking rather like bats), which are dark brownish-red - sometimes almost black - on a bright green ground. In the autumn delicate spikes of bright-crimson flowers appear on thin, wiry stems. Although it is recommended to grow in part or full shade…

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Phaseolus vulgaris 'Lingua di Fuoco Nano' (dwarf) NCG 493 Phaseolus vulgaris 'Lingua di Fuoco Nano' (dwarf)
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Borlotto (Borlotti) Bean 'Lingua di Fuoco Nano'

Both strikingly attractive and delicious, Borlotto beans, with their soft-red and creamy-white markings, sweet flavour and creamy texture, can be used both in casseroles or as an addition to salads. (There is no need to soak fresh beans before cooking, but if you intend to dry and store your crop,…

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Phlox paniculata Mixed NCG 398 Phlox paniculata Mixed
Seed 1 packet - 20 seeds

£1.95

 
Garden Phlox, Perennial Phlox - Mixed

Perennial phlox does not usually come true from seed, so although these seeds come from the white and pink varieties illustrated, they could produce plants of almost any hue within the range from white to dark-pink. All very pretty, though, and they make a great cut flower!

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Phygelius aequalis 'Candy Drops' NCG 239 Phygelius aequalis 'Candy Drops'
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx.

£2.15

 
Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 9cm pot)

£4.25

 
Cape fuchsia 'Candy Drops'

Although resembling a fuchsia, and just as attractive, this plant is not related. Tall stems bear dark-green, slightly glossy foliage and panicles of tubular, coral-pink flowers from late summer into autumn. Depending on location and severity of winter, the plant may perform like a hardy shrub, maintaining its top growth…

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Phygelius Ex. rectus 'Salmon Leap' NCG 616 Phygelius Ex. rectus 'Salmon Leap'
Seed 1 packet - 20 seeds approx

£1.95

 
Cape fuchsia 'Salmon Leap'

Phygelius 'Salmon Leap' is a suckering plant with dark green leaves and attractive panicles of tubular, orange-red flowers in summer.

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Physalis alkekengi NCG 097 Physalis alkekengi
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot or equiv.)
Please see notes.
£3.95

 
Chinese Lanterns

Familiar to many as an ingredient in dried flower arrangements, with its rich orange lanterns, many do not know that the small red fruit contained in within the husks is edible and has a higher concentration of vitamin C than lemons! However, the rest of the plant is poisonous, so…

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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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Primula auricula, mixed NCG 336 Primula auricula, mixed
Auricula, mixed

Seeds sold out for now

Auriculas, which are members of the primula family, do not breed true and come in many colours. Lovers of the plants gain much pleasure from crossing them in the hope of coming up with particularly attractive forms. They are not easy to grow from seed but are well worth the…

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Primula japonica 'Miller's Crimson' AGM NCG 370 Primula japonica 'Miller's Crimson' AGM
Primrose 'Miller's Crimson'

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Description coming soon.

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Primula pulverulenta AGM NCG 240 Primula pulverulenta AGM
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Mealy primrose, Candelabra primula

Whorls of pink or soft red flowers clothe erect stems, at the base of which are rosettes of toothed leaves. This primula can grow to 2 feet high, but will usually be a little shorter.

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

£3.95

 
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.

NOTE: Plants, when offered, may, depending on season, be trimmed right…

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Pulmonaria rubra 'Redstart' NCG 306 Pulmonaria rubra 'Redstart'
Plant 1 x plant (Equiv. 9cm pot)
Please see notes
£4.25

 
Coral Lungwort

This unusual pulmonaria is low-growing and mat-forming, making it a good choice for ground cover in moist, shady areas - lighting them up just when a little colour is so welcome! The leaves are mid-green and unspotted, above which masses of coral-red flowers appear on short, hairy stems in early…

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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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Ricinus  communis 'Impala' NCG 042 Ricinus communis 'Impala'
Seed 1 packet - 6 seeds

£2.75

 
Castor Oil Plant

A stunning and exotic specimen plant with large palmate leaves, coloured from dark green to red-bronze. The creamy-yellow flower spikes, whilst attractive, are not as interesting as the spiky maroon-red seed pods. In warmer climates ricinus can grow to the size of a small tree up to 15ft high, but…

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Rodgersia pinnata 'Superba' NCG 373 Rodgersia pinnata 'Superba'
Plant 1 x young plant (9cm pot)

£6.25

 
Rodgersia

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Rumex acetosa NCG 436 Rumex acetosa
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)

£3.75

 
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Common sorrel

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Rumex sanguineus var. sanguineus NCG 542 Rumex sanguineus var. sanguineus
Plant 1 x young plant (9cm pot)
Limited stock
£3.95

 
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Bloody dock, Red-veined dock

This most unusual and attractive foliage plant produces dense clumps of deep-green leaves with striking, beetroot-red veins. The colouring is usually more pronounced at cooler times of the year. The flower spikes have insignificant blooms and are best removed to encourage more foliage and to prevent self-seeding.

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Sanguisorba hakusanensis NCG 072 Sanguisorba hakusanensis
Plant 1 x plant (Equiv. 9-12 cm pot)

£4.95

 
Korean Burnet

Limited stock!

A plant with not only very attractive, feathery pink spikes of flowers in summer, but beautiful light-green, toothed foliage too.

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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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Scabiosa stellata 'Ping Pong' NCG 345 Scabiosa stellata 'Ping Pong'
Pincushion flower

Currently unavailable

Native to southern Europe, this most unusual plant produces fragrant, pale-blue spherical flower heads, but is grown primarily for the seed heads which follow... these are silvery and surrounded by unusual maroon and green bracts. They make a wonderful cut flower and dry extremely well.

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Silene hookeri NCG 259 Silene hookeri
Hooker's campion

Not just any campion! Low-growing hummocks of furry leaves from which starry flowers in shades of pink raise their heads. Needs some TLC, but much recommended.

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Sparaxis tricolor, mixed NCG 614 Sparaxis tricolor, mixed
Seed 1 packet - 10 seeds

£2.25

 
Harlequin flower, mixed

Originating from South Africa, the harlequin flower is a very showy choice for containers in late Spring. All the flowers, which are not long-lived but appear in succession to provide a long flowering period, have a dark halo around a yellow centre, but the colour of the outside of the…

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Stachys byzantina NCG 414 Stachys byzantina
Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 12cm pot)

£3.95

 
Lamb's ears

Description coming soon.

NOTE: Depending on season, plants, when available, may be trimmed back and/or barerooted for shipping. In this case they will look untidy, but will soon produce fresh foliage.

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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

£1.95

 
Littleleaf Lilac

NOTE: Externally sourced seeds.

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Tagetes patula 'Disco Red' NCG 227 Tagetes patula 'Disco Red'
French Marigold 'Disco Red'

Currently unavailable

For those who are not lovers of French marigold, this one is much classier and may make you think again! The single blooms are deep orange to burgundy - sometimes almost brown, with a striking yellow edge.

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Teucrium hircanicum 'Purple Tails' NCG 065 Teucrium hircanicum 'Purple Tails'
Seed 1 packet - 40 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 9cm pot)
Limited stock
£3.95

 
Caucasian Germander 'Purple Tails'

Just a few plants available

Deep pink flower spikes with purple bracts from early summer to autumn, on erect stems rise above crinkled rich green basal foliage. Cut back after first flush to encourage new blooms. Although it prefers moist, free-draining soil, this plant is drought tolerant.

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Thalictrum aquilegifolium NCG 615 Thalictrum aquilegifolium
Seed 1 packet - 25 seeds

£1.95

 
Meadow rue

Nodding heads of delicate, reddish-purple flowers with long stamens above attractive foliage.

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Tigridia pavonia NCG 045 Tigridia pavonia
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx.

£3.15

 
Tiger Flower

This exotic bulb in shades of red, yellow, white and cream is happiest in full sun in moist, well drained soil (add grit to the planting hole if soil is heavy). Tigridia can endure the cold, but for complete safety, in all but the mildest areas it is advisable to…

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Tithonia rotundifolia 'Torch' NCG 046 Tithonia rotundifolia 'Torch'
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds
Limited stock
£1.95

 
Mexican Sunflower 'Torch'

A dynamic plant for the hot bed! A profusion of rich orange to vermillion flowers from late summer to autumn, on large, branching plants up to 6ft/2m. A good cut flower, although the hollow neck of the cut blooms can be a little prone to sudden collapse, particularly if deprived…

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Trifolium rubens NCG 631 Trifolium rubens
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)
Delivery late May
£3.95

 
Ornamental clover

Limited stock

This ornamental clover is not only much loved by bees but makes a good cut flower. The flower spikes are soft to the touch and dusky-pink in colour. The foliage is interesting, in that it resembles that of peanut plants.

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Valeriana officinalis NCG 437 Valeriana officinalis
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)
Limited stock
£3.95

 
Garden heliotrope

This sweetly vanilla-scented cottage garden plant has masses of small, white to pale-pink flowers on strong, straight stems clothed in attractive, finely divided, bronze foliage. Much loved by bees and other pollinating insects. Highly recommended.

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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 longifolia (pink) NCG 295 Veronica longifolia (pink)
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Garden Speedwell, Pink

A much rarer form than the well known blue veronica, this variety is in pretty shades of pink. The spikes of tiny flowers appear from late spring until mid summer and make a good filler in flower arrangements. Cut plant back to 1 foot after flowering to encourage a new…

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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

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Zinnia elegans Mixed NCG 385 Zinnia elegans Mixed
Zinnia

Currently unavailable

A fast-growing half-hardy annual that will provide a wealth of colour throughout the summer months and into autumn. Large blooms in shades including pink, cerise, scarlet and orange. Much loved by pollinating insects and great for flower arranegments.

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 Nicotiana langsdorfii
Nicotiana 'Lime Green'
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Agrostis nebulosa
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