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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.

Acer griseum AGM NCG 080 Acer griseum AGM
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds

£2.95

 
Paper Bark Maple

Sow immediately!

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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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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Alcea rugosa NCG 590 Alcea rugosa
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds

£2.95

 
Russian hollyhock, Yellow fig-leaved hollyhock

Very unusual hollyhock!

Hollyhocks, although strictly speaking perennials, are usually grown as biennials, chiefly because they are susceptible to rust. However, this pale-yellow-flowered variety, with fig-leaf shaped foliage, is said to be a true perennial, being less prone to rust. The flowers are distinctive in that, unlike other hollyhocks, they have a lobed…

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Alchemilla alpina NCG 585 Alchemilla alpina
Plant 1 x young plant (equiv. 9cm pot)
Very limited stock
£5.75

 
Alpine lady's mantle

My favourite alchemilla - the delicate, deeply cut, silver edged leaves of this small plant are altogether more refined than those of other varieties. Lovely at the front of the border and useful in containers. Sprays of tiny yellow-green flowers on wiry stems appear in spring and summer.

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Alchemilla erythropoda AGM NCG 313 Alchemilla erythropoda AGM
Plant 1 x young plant (9cm pot)
Very limited stock
£4.95

 
Alpine alchemilla, Dwarf lady's mantle

Limited stock

Much daintier than the familiar Alchemilla mollis, this miniature variety looks lovely at the front of the border or in containers. Sprays of tiny yellow-green flowers on short, wiry, reddish stems appear in spring and summer.

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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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Anthemis tinctoria 'Sauce Hollandaise' NCG 082 Anthemis tinctoria 'Sauce Hollandaise'
Plant 1 x plant (Equiv. 9cm pot)
Available from late August
£4.95

 
Plant 3 x small plants
Available from late August
£6.95

 
Mayweed, Golden Marguerite, Dyer's Chamomile

Currently unavailable

With its masses of creamy-yellow daisy-like flowers on wiry stems with finely divided aromatic foliage, this drought-tolerant plant is a bright and cheerful choice for dry areas, although it will be happy in most soils. Cut back hard in the autumn to encourage strong new shoots in the spring. The…

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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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Argemone mexicana NCG 010 Argemone mexicana
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Mexican Poppy, Prickly Poppy

This unusual and attractive late-flowering plant with distinctive vareigated and prickly leaves is drought tolerant. The poppy-like, papery lemon-yellow blooms have red-orange centres and are a welcome sight at a time of year when other flowers are saying their goodbyes. Watch out! All parts of the plant are, true to…

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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)

£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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Asphodeline (Syn. Asphodelus) lutea (Syn. luteus, flava) NCG 369 Asphodeline (Syn. Asphodelus) lutea (Syn. luteus, flava)
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds

£1.95

 
Asphodel, Jacob's rod, King's spear

This unusual plant bears fragrant, star-shaped yellow or white flowers in spring, rising above narrow, grassy leaves.

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Barbarea verna NCG 091 Barbarea verna
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
American land cress, Winter Cress, Wild Rocket

Vitamin packed!

Perhaps the best thing about wild rocket is that (as its other common name makes clear!) it produces lush foliage at times when other salad plants are not available. Its strong, pungent flavour is not dissimilar to water cress. Finely chopped, it makes an interesting addition to sandwiches. Treat as…

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Belamcanda chinensis NCG 381 Belamcanda chinensis
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds
Limited stock
£2.75

 
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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Bidens ferulifolia 'Golden Goddess' NCG 207 Bidens ferulifolia 'Golden Goddess'
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Bidens 'Golden Goddess'

A taller variety than the familiar hanging basket and container Bidens, this bright and cheery plant looks lovely planted en masse in the hot bed, alongside other orange and yellow-flowering plants such as Cosmos polidor and Tagetes tenuifolia. The foliage is very attractive too - finely divided leaves are a…

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Bupleurum rotundifolium 'Griffithii' NCG 171 Bupleurum rotundifolium 'Griffithii'
Seed 1 packet - 200 seeds approx

£1.95

 
Common Hare's Ear

Lovely in flower arrangements!

A very useful filler both in the flower beds and in flower arrangements (fresh or dried), this plant resembles euphorbia, but without the irritating, milky sap. The foliage is bluish-green and the tiny flowers a vivid yellow-green. Gently self-seeds.

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Calendula officinalis NCG 049 Calendula officinalis
Seed 1 packet, mixed colours

£1.95

 
Seed 1 x packet, Ex. yellow

£1.95

 
Seed 1 x packet, Ex. orange

£1.95

 
Pot Marigold

A colouful addition to salads!

One of the most recognisable and popular cottage garden plants, this Calendula mixture will light up the garden for many months with an abundance of yellow and orange blooms, some double. Makes a nice addition to small flower arrangements, so cut often to encourage repeat flowering and to keep the…

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Calendula officinalis 'Sunset Buff' NCG 551 Calendula officinalis 'Sunset Buff'
Seed 1 x packet (50 seeds approx.)

£2.25

 
Pot marigold 'Sunset Buff'

A variation on one of the most recognisable and popular cottage garden plants, 'Sunset Buff' produces double (and perhaps the occasional single) flowers in soft, peachy tones with red backs. Makes a nice addition to small flower arrangements, so cut often to encourage repeat flowering and to keep the plants…

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Centaurea  macrocephala NCG 013 Centaurea macrocephala
Globe Knapweed

Currently unavailable

Visitors to the garden often fall in love with this plant, which forms a large clump and has large spherical buds opening to clear yellow flowers surrounded by unusual, papery brown bracts. The mature seed heads are a natural 'barometer', opening and closing according to humidity.

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Chamaemelum nobile 'Flore Pleno' NCG 320 Chamaemelum nobile 'Flore Pleno'
Plant 3 x young plants
Usually supplied bare-rooted
£4.95

 
Double flowered Chamomile

Limited stock!

Delightful in all respects, this highly scented perennial chamomile has feathery leaves and inch-wide, creamy-white double flowers. Best planted in containers or at the edge of borders, where, when brushed against, both leaves and flowers release their strong, sweet, apple-like fragrance. NOTE: Depending on season, plants are sometimes supplied bare-rooted.

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Clematis tangutica NCG 016 Clematis tangutica
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Golden Clematis

This beautiful perennial climber scrambles happily over trellis or support on a wall and provides a profusion of bright yellow lantern-like flowers throughout the summer, followed by attractive seed heads that resemble silvery tassels. Provision of shade at the roots is advisable, particularly in very sunny positions. If space is…

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Cosmea sulphureus 'Bright Lights' NCG 178 Cosmea sulphureus 'Bright Lights'
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Cosmos 'Bright Lights'

Flowers in shades from pale yellow through to deep orange, about 4cm across, borne on stems with attractive divided leaves. Pinch out young plants to encourage branching. May need some support.

Jumbo plug plants, when available, will be ready to plant out but may need some protection from slugs, etc.…

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Craspedia globosa 'Drumstick' NCG 301 Craspedia globosa 'Drumstick'
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx.
Limited stock
£1.95

 
Billy Balls, Billy Buttons

Originating in Australia, where it is perennial, this quirky hardy annual has a long flowering period, producing bright-yellow, ping pong-shaped flower clusters (glomerules), about an inch in diameter, on strong, straight, unbranched stems rising from basal rosettes of leaves. Excellent for use in both fresh and dried flower arrangements.

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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 'Burford Bronze' NCG 578 Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Burford Bronze'
Plant 5 x corms

£4.95

 
Monbretia 'Burford Bronze'

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Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'George Davison' NCG 056 Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'George Davison'
Plant 5 x corms

£4.95

 
Montbretia, Crocosmia 'George Davison'

A lovely, sunny plant with sprays of rich-yellow 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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Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis 'Hearts of Gold' NCG 490 Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis 'Hearts of Gold'
Cantaloupe or Musk Melon 'Hearts of Gold'

Currently unavailable

An heirloom variety, dating back to 1895, which has stood the test of time and is very suitable for growing in the UK. The fruits are ribbed, dark-green with heavy white netting and the deep-orange flesh is very sweet and fragrant.

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Cucumis sativus 'La Diva F1' NCG 529 Cucumis sativus 'La Diva F1'
Cucumber 'La Diva F1'

Sorry - now sold out

A delicious and versatile bitter-free, smooth-skinned, ridge cucumber - perfect for growing outdoors. The fruits are plump and 6-8 inches long and are sweet and seedless. The flowers are attractive to bees and other pollinating insects.

Note: Externally sourced seeds.

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Cucurbita pepo 'Yellow Golden' NCG 102 Cucurbita pepo 'Yellow Golden'
Courgette, Zuccini 'Yellow Golden'

Currently unavailable

The golden-yellow fruits of this variety are particularly sweet! Pick when young, but allow some to develop to full-sized 'marrows' at the end of the season... they will keep in a cool, airy place all winter and are delicious stuffed with a Mediterranean-style filling, the base ingredients being onions, sweet…

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Digitalis ferruginea gigantea 'Gelber Herold' NCG 620 Digitalis ferruginea gigantea 'Gelber Herold'
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx

£2.25

 
Rusty foxglove 'Gelber Herold'

Rare and beautiful!

A tall, dynamic variety of rusty foxglove that looks spectacular when grown en masse! Much recommended, but please note that although classified as a perennial, it is generally short-lived and shorter in stature in subsequent years if it does survive, so it is best to sow every year.

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Digitalis grandiflora ambigua/macrantha AGM NCG 223 Digitalis grandiflora ambigua/macrantha AGM
Seed 1 packet

£2.25

 
Large yellow foxglove, Cream-coloured foxglove

This stunning plant is a perennial, but generally short-lived, so best treated as a biennial. Tall spikes of soft yellow, speckled flowers rise above a rosette of dark green leaves. It is lovely in a woodland setting, where the blooms light up shady corners, but will tolerate sun.

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Digitalis lutea NCG 180 Digitalis lutea
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Small foxglove

A lovely plant for woodland areas. Small, tubular yellow blooms are borne on delicate spikes - a much more dainty plant in all respects than the common pink foxglove. Although it will tolerate both sun and dry soil, this plant is happiest in rich, moist soil and dappled shade. Digitalis…

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Digitalis obscura NCG 455 Digitalis obscura
Willow-leaved foxglove, Dusky maid, Sunset foxglove

Currently unavailable

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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Dodecatheon hendersonii Ex. alba NCG 328 Dodecatheon hendersonii Ex. alba
Shooting star

Currently unavailable

Unusual and attractive, down-pointing candelabras of white flowers, yellow and black at the tips, appear in Spring on straight stems, arising from a rosette of rather fleshy, mid- to light-green leaves. They seem to be very shade-tolerant - mine are sited under an apple tree and put on a beautiful…

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Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan' NCG 442 Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.

£2.15

 
White cone flower

Much-loved by butterflies and other pollinating insects, the white version of this dynamic plant produces clumps of dark-green, rather hairy leaves from which large, daisies with rather lax, white petals and brown, conical central discs grow, on tall, straight stems. Echinacea prefers full sun, but will tolerate part-shade. Echinacea is…

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Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum' NCG 417 Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum'
Plant 1 x clump (Equiv. 9cm pot approx.)
Sometimes bare-rooted, depending on season
£4.25

 
Epimedium, Horny Goat Weed, Barrenwort

Delicate sprays of soft-yellow flowers appear on slender, straight, stems from early Spring, followed by somewhat heart-shaped leaves which quickly develop beautiful bronze markings and are retained throughout the winter. This is a rather shorter epimedium than most and is a perfect choice for the front of a dry border…

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Eryngium agavifolium NCG 471 Eryngium agavifolium
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.

£2.25

 
Agave-leaved sea holly

This most unusual and exotic looking plant looks as though it should need a heated conservatory to survive, but it is in fact quite hardy. A straight stem topped with clusters of spiky, greenish-white flower heads grows from a pineapple-like rosette of fleshy, toothed leaves. The picture really does not…

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Eschscholzia californica NCG 075 Eschscholzia californica
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
California Poppy, Golden Cup, Cup of Gold

This drought-tolerant plant, with its finely divided grey-green foliage and very bright, shiny orange petals, looks wonderful near the edge of the border. Cut quite hard back after the first flush of flowers and it will quickly regenerate to provide further colour on well into autumn without becoming too straggly.…

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Euphorbia mellifera NCG 212 Euphorbia mellifera
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds

£2.25

 
Canary spurge

A bold architectural plant, making a large dome of bright green leaves with central white veins. The small flowers, which appear in spring, have a reddish-orange tinge and are followed by interesting seed heads with pretty, textured pods.

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Foeniculum vulgare NCG 058 Foeniculum vulgare
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Common fennel (herb)

An attractive culinary herb, fennel is a large plant with feathery leaves (these seeds will probably produce a mixture of green and bronze-leaved varieties) that looks well in ornamental beds. The flat umbels of small flowers are followed by aromatic seeds with a liquorice/aniseed flavour, Both leaves and seeds are…

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Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum' NCG 592 Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum'
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Bronze-leaved fennel

The bronze-leaved variety of this attractive culinary herb. Fennel is a large plant with feathery leaves that looks well in ornamental beds. The flat umbels of small flowers are followed by aromatic seeds with a liquorice/aniseed flavour, Both leaves and seeds are traditionally used in fish recipes. The seeds also…

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Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' NCG 310 Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea'
Yellow Crown Imperial

Currently unavailable

This striking and imposing plant produces a bright yellow crown of bell-like flowers in spring, 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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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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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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Hacquetia Syn. Dondia epipactis AGM NCG 536 Hacquetia Syn. Dondia epipactis AGM
Plant 1 x young plant (9cm pot)
Limited stock
£5.25

 
Hacquetia

Rare - very limited stock!

This most unusual and attractive low-growing plant for shade is related to the humble carrot, but to which it bears no obvious resemblance! Produces masses of tiny little yellow flowers in early Spring, above rounded domes of bright, lime-green foliage.

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Hakonechloa  macra 'Alboaurea' AGM NCG 225 Hakonechloa macra 'Alboaurea' AGM
Plant 1 x bare-rooted clump
Equivalent to 9cm pot
£4.95

 
Golden Hakonechloa

Limited stock

A stunning, deciduous grass that does very well in both sun and light shade. Produces lush clumps of arching, cream, yellow and green, narrowly-striped foliage that catches the light in a breeze. Flower racemes on slender stalks appear in summer, followed by delicate seeds heads. I have not found it…

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Helenium Ex. Rauchtopas NCG 218 Helenium Ex. Rauchtopas
Sneezewort

Currently unavailable

This stately helenium flowers profusely, with masses of daisy-like, yellow florets with orange-red reverses, surrounding a prominent brown cone. Although, like all heleniums, the seed is unlikely to come true, it should produce some attractive plants, so worth giving a try. Although listed as requiring full sun, mine is in…

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Helianthemum nummularium NCG 515 Helianthemum nummularium
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx.

£2.15

 
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)
Only two available!
£3.95

 
Common rock-rose

Loved by bees and butterflies, this diminutive shrub has tiny, narrow, dark-green leaves which are topped with masses of small, bright yellow flowers in summer.

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Helianthus 'Lemon Queen' AGM NCG 093 Helianthus 'Lemon Queen' AGM
Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 9cm pot approx)

£4.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 0.5 litre pot approx.)

£7.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 1lt pot approx.)

£9.95

 
Perennial Sunflower 'Lemon Queen'

Stunning perennial sunflower!

Light yellow, daisy-like flowers, set against rich, dark-green foliage on tall, straight stems, appear in abundance on this beautiful hardy perennial plant for many months. A wonderful addition at the back of the bed and great for flower arrangements.

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

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Helianthus annuus NCG 025 Helianthus annuus
Sunflower

These seeds will produce sunflowers in mixed colours and heights, but at up to 2.5m, are a good choice to fill in gaps at the back of the border. Branches freely, producing flowers of a perfect size for indoor flower arrangements (to prolong the life of the blooms it is…

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Helianthus annuus Ex. 'Russet' NCG 246 Helianthus annuus Ex. 'Russet'
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds

£1.95

 
Branching sunflower Ex. 'Russet'

This branching sunflower grows about 2m/6ft tall, with masses of blooms about 4-5 inches across. There may be some variation in colour from these open-sourced seeds, but they were collected from plants with rich, russet-red blooms with almost black centres, as illustrated.

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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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Hemerocallis 'Bonanza' NCG 410 Hemerocallis 'Bonanza'
Seed 1 packet - 25 seeds approx.
Note: Mixed colours
£3.25

 
Daylily 'Bonanza'

As its common name suggests, the large, trumpet-shaped blooms of this sunny plant last only a day, but during the flowering season they appear in abundance. I believe that this variety, which is deep-yellow with rich purple-brown blotches at the centre, is as named, but it was (one of the…

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Hemerocallis 'Sammy Russell' NCG 076 Hemerocallis 'Sammy Russell'
Seed 1 packet - 25 seeds approx.
Note: seeds from mixed colours
£3.25

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

£1.95

 
Spotted hawkweed

Unusual and very attractive foliage!

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

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

£1.95

 
Hosta, mixed

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

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Houttuynia cordata NCG 321 Houttuynia cordata
Plant 1 x clump (equiv. 9cm pot)
Bare-rooted
£3.95

 
Heart-leaved houttuynia

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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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Hypericum olympicum AGM NCG 564 Hypericum olympicum AGM
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx

£2.25

 
Mount Olympus St. John's Wort

A small and very dainty hypericum, well suited to front of border. The flowers, which appear in profusion from early summer above masses of small, grey-green leaves, are a clear yellow, with long, attractive stamens.

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Inula Hookeri NCG 155 Inula Hookeri
Seed 1 packet
Contains a little chaff
£2.75

 
Plant 1 xplant (9cm pot or equiv.)

£4.95

 
Hooker Inula

Lovely!

This beautiful plant deserves to be better known. The soft, downy stems bear masses of 2 inch diameter bright-yellow daisy-like flowers from late summer to autumn, which go on to develop equally attractive, cream-coloured, fluffy seed heads. The flowers are much loved by butterflies and bees, and the seeds by…

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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 pseudacorus NCG 510 Iris pseudacorus
Seed 1 packet

£2.15

 
Plant 1 x rhizome (or 9cm pot)

£3.95

 
Yellow flag, Yellow iris

Although it will grow well in most soils, this iris is particularly happy in aquatic conditions, so is best grown as a marginal plant or in a bog garden. It produces bright-yellow blooms in spring, supported by strong stems clothed in bright-green, sword-shaped foliage.

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Kirengeshoma palmata AGM NCG 060 Kirengeshoma palmata AGM
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx.

£2.95

 
Yellow Wax Bells

A lovely woodland plant. Tall, dark, upright stems bear light green, maple-shaped leaves and the spherical flower buds open to 1in, waxy, pale yellow, bell-shaped blooms in autumn. Choose a well-sheltered site as although strictly speaking hardy, neither new spring growth nor flowers tolerate frost and mature plants do not…

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Kniphofia caulescens NCG 457 Kniphofia caulescens
Caulescent red-hot poker

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Lamium galeobdolon subsp. Argentatum NCG 439 Lamium galeobdolon subsp. Argentatum
Variegated Yellow Archangel

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A small, variegated nettle with spikes of yellow flowers. A good choice for woodland planting or at the front of shady borders.

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

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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 chloranthus NCG 033 Lathyrus chloranthus
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds

£2.60

 
Yellow Sweet Pea

Unusual yellow sweet pea!

An unusual species sweet pea, the small, unscented flowers are green-yellow. I often grow them up loose wigwams made from buddelia sticks inserted into large tubs, underplanted with lobelia, small antirrhinums and perhaps a lantana in the middle. They are also happy scrambling up trellis.

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Leucanthemella serotina NCG 168 Leucanthemella serotina
Plant 1 x small plant (equiv. 9cm pot)
Limited stock
£4.95

 
Autumn Ox Eye, High Daisy, Giant Daisy

Masses of white daisy flowers about 2 inches across top this tall plant, which is more delicate than the related Leucanthemum superbum. The stems are taller and less lax, seldom needing support. Much recommended, both for the back of the border and as a cut flower.

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Leucanthemum  x superbum NCG 254 Leucanthemum x superbum
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Shasta Daisy

Welcome colour at the back end of the year - masses of white daisies 3-4in across in late summer/early autumn, held on tall stems clothed in small, rather shiny, toothed dark-green leaves. Perfect for the back of the border, where it will quickly form a large clump. The stems can…

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Levisticum officinale NCG 541 Levisticum officinale
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)
Limited stock
£4.75

 
Lovage

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Ligularia przewalskii 'The Rocket' NCG 544 Ligularia przewalskii 'The Rocket'
Plant 1 x plant (Equiv. 9cm pot)

£5.25

 
Przewalski's golden ray

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A plant that prefers moist situations, Ligularia has dark, palmate leaves with strong, dark, flowering stems bearing yellow racemes. Is happy in sun or part-shade but ensure adequate water is provided.

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Lonicera japonica Halliana NCG 482 Lonicera japonica Halliana
Seed 1 packet - 15 seeds

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Gold and Silver Flower (Honeysuckle Halliana)

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Lycopersicon esculentum 'Sun Gold' NCG 106 Lycopersicon esculentum 'Sun Gold'
Seed 1 packet - 20 seeds

£1.95

 
Tomato 'Sun Gold'

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

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Seed 1 packet - 10 seeds

£2.95

 
Loosestrife 'Firecracker'

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

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Malvastrum Syn. Modiolastrum lateritium NCG 597 Malvastrum Syn. Modiolastrum lateritium
Seed 1 x packet (6 seeds)
Limited stock
£2.95

 
False mallow

Rare seeds now available!

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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Meconopsis cambrica NCG 036 Meconopsis cambrica
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Welsh Poppy

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

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

£1.95

 
Mimulus, Monkey Flower, mixed

A colourful all-rounder!

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

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

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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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Nasturtium peregrinum NCG 528 Nasturtium peregrinum
Canary creeper

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

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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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Oenothera biennis NCG 470 Oenothera biennis
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Evening primrose

Although generally thought of as a biennial, this favourite herbal and garden flower often survives as a perennial. In its second year of growth it produces masses of bright yellow blooms, which are delicately scented, on tall, branching stems.

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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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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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Paeonia lutea var ludlowii NCG 315 Paeonia lutea var ludlowii
Plant 1 x 2nd year plant

£4.25

 
Seed 1 packet - 6 large seeds
Sow at once
£2.25

 
Seed 1 packet - 12 large seeds
Sow at once
£4.00

 
Yellow Tree Peony

This delightful plant is usually sold when much older - and far more expensive! But my own was self sown and flowered within four years, so if carefully looked after, these young plants should reward with their first blooms, which are single and a lovely clear yellow, within two years.…

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Paeonia mlokosewitschii AGM NCG 260 Paeonia mlokosewitschii AGM
Seed 1 packet - 4 seeds
Please read notes.
£4.25

 
Peony 'Molly the Witch'

Rare - very limited stock!

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. Note: Seeds harvested August 2018. They will be supplied in damp compost or vermiculite to…

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Papaver lapponicum subsp. occidentale NCG 241 Papaver lapponicum subsp. occidentale
Lapland poppy

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I was given these seeds as Papaver alpinum Kerneri (Karawanken Alpine poppy) but I'm pretty sure they were misnamed and that this is in fact the variety named above. Whatever its true name, this diminutive poppy is most attractive, with soft yellow flowers on short, softly-haired stems and rich-green, finely…

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Papaver miyabeanum NCG 502 Papaver miyabeanum
Japanese poppy

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Although strictly speaking a perennial, this very pretty alpine poppy is best treated as an annual or biennial. Just a few inches tall, with soft greenish-yellow blooms and basal rosettes of attractive, deeply divided foliage, followed by lovely seed heads, this is a pretty plant for containers or a rock…

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

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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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Potentilla recta var. sulphurea AGM NCG 424 Potentilla recta var. sulphurea AGM
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx.

£2.25

 
Cinquefoil

Highly recommended!

This pale-yellow variety of cinquefoil is a wildflower that makes a lovely addition to the cottage garden but is relatively unknown and rarely to be found for sale. It flowers for many months, from Spring and right through to the first frosts. Will gently self-seed.

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Primula vulgaris NCG 375 Primula vulgaris
Plant 1 clump (equiv. 9cm pot)

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Common primrose

Spring would not be Spring without the primrose! The soft yellow blooms of this familiar native wildflower arise on short stems from basal rosettes of crinkly, light-green leaves. Seeds itself around happily but is not difficult to control.

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Ranunculus lingua 'Grandiflorus' NCG 226 Ranunculus lingua 'Grandiflorus'
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.

£2.25

 
Large-flowered Greater Spearwort

This is a lovely aquatic plant which, in its natural habitat, favours shallow streams or river banks. It can be grown as a marginal plant in ponds, but is generally not suited to small ponds as it can be rather invasive. Clear yellow buttercup-like flowers appear in mid-summer above tall,…

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Ratibida mexicana NCG 591 Ratibida mexicana
Mexican hat, Prairie coneflower

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Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm' NCG 079 Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm'
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 9cm pot)
Please see notes.
£4.25

 
Black-eyed Susan, Coneflower, Gloriosa Daisy

This perennial Rudbeckia is a trouble-free plant that makes a stunning statement when planted en masse in the hot bed! The deep yellow flowers with black eyes stand on tall, wiry stems and are a very useful cut flower. Prefers full sun but will tolerte part shade.

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Rudbeckia hirta 'Prairie Sun' NCG 077 Rudbeckia hirta 'Prairie Sun'
Black-eyed Susan, Coneflower, Gloriosa Daisy

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The 'eyes' of this stunning Black-eyed Susan are in fact a striking lime green, surrounded by rich deep-yellow petals radiating out to pale yellow at the tips. A studding addition to the summer hot bed and a wonderful cut flower! Happiest in full sun, but will tolerate part shade.

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Rudbeckia laciniata 'Herbstsonne' AGM NCG 066 Rudbeckia laciniata 'Herbstsonne' AGM
Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 4in pot approx.)
Please see notes.
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Black-eyed Susan, Cutleaf Coneflower, Gloriosa Daisy

This magnificent, very tall - 2 metres or more - rudbeckia is a good choice for the back of the border. The large, bright yellow blooms have striking lime green cones and are borne on straight stems clothed in dark green foliage. A beautiful cut flower. Although my plants produce…

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Rudbeckia occidentalis 'Green Wizard' NCG 425 Rudbeckia occidentalis 'Green Wizard'
Cone flower 'Green Wizard'

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A wonderful cut flower, fresh or dried, this unusual hardy rudbeckia has its origins in Western USA. From late-spring and well into summer it produces elongated, russet-brown cones above a circle of green bracts on tall, strong stems bearing dark green leaves. Much recommended!

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Sisyrinchium striatum NCG 202 Sisyrinchium striatum
Seed 1 packet - 60 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Sisyrinchium, yellow

Small pale yellow flowers with deeper yellow eyes on spikes above soft, greyish-green, sword-shaped leaves. Although strictly speaking a perennial, this plant seeds itself happily and the younger plants develop quickly and are often more attractive.

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Sophora microphylla NCG 581 Sophora microphylla
Seed 1 packet - 6 seeds

£2.75

 
Weeping kowhai, Small-leaf kowhai

A very attractive small, semi-evergreen tree, native to New Zealand. Produces masses of pendulous, waxy, yellow blooms in spring. Needs a sheltered spot (against a wall is ideal) and full sun to grow as a tree, because although it is hardy to -15C/5F, it can be knocked back somewhat by…

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

£2.25

 
Plant 9 cm pot (10 bulbs)
Limited stock! Delivery Feb-March
£4.95

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

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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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Tagetes tenuifolia 'Starfire Mixed' NCG 052 Tagetes tenuifolia 'Starfire Mixed'
Seed 1 packet

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Mexican Marigold 'Starfire Mixed'

The masses of yellow, orange and vermillion flowers produced throughout the summer are not only very pretty but an extremely useful 'companion' plant. Since growing them at the base of my greenhouse tomatoes aphid are a thing of the past! Tagetes are suitable for planters and baskets or the front…

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Tanacetum parthenium NCG 217 Tanacetum parthenium
Seed 1 packet
N.B. Contains chaff
£1.95

 
Feverfew

Hundreds of tiny little chrysanthemum-like flowers, white with a yellow centre, adorn this popular cottage garden plant. The stems are strong and erect, with mid-green, lobed leaves.

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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
£2.25

 
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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Trollius europaeus NCG 131 Trollius europaeus
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)
Limited stock
£4.25

 
Globe Flower

A member of the buttercup family, this lovely wild-flower produces globe-shaped pale to mid-yellow flowers, appearing above attractive foliage. Valuable for colour in spring gardens, particularly in light shade, where they glow beautifully. They also make a good cut flower.

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Tulipa turkestanica NCG 589 Tulipa turkestanica
Turkestan tulip

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Verbascum  thapsus NCG 089 Verbascum thapsus
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Great Mullein, Aaron's Rod, Torches

This wildflower forms rosettes of grey-green, wooly leaves from which very tall spikes of clear yellow flowers grow in summer. Not only has this wildflower been used as a herbal remedy for thousands of years but dye can be extracted from it and the dried flower spikes can be made…

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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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Zinnia elegans Mixed NCG 385 Zinnia elegans Mixed
Zinnia

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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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