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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.

Echinops exaltatus NCG 229 Echinops exaltatus
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.

£2.50

 
Giant Globe Thistle

The largest echinops, growing to at least 2m tall - and usually more, looks magnificent at the back of the bed or as a specimen plant. It is advisable to remove seed heads before they disintegrate, as the thick, long roots can make unwanted, self-seeded, plants difficult to remove. But…

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Echinops ritro NCG 603 Echinops ritro
Seed 1 packet - 10 seeds

£1.95

 
Blue hedgehog, Globe thistle

A very dependable hardy perennial that is much loved by butterflies and other pollinating insects, Echinops ritro is a lovely addition to the garden for late-summer colour. The spiky, globular flower heads look silvery at first, turning to a dynamic blue-violet as they open. If cut early, they can be…

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Eryngium bourgatti NCG 739 Eryngium bourgatti
Seed 1 x packet (30 seeds approx.)

£2.25

 

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Eryngium planum NCG 022 Eryngium planum
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Sea Holly

The steely blue flowers of this attractive plant, which appear on wiry stems with spiny leaves from July, are much loved by bees, hoverflies and butterflies.

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Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald 'n' Gold' NCG 407 Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald 'n' Gold'
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds

£1.95

 
Winter creeper 'Emerald 'n' Gold'

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Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea' NCG 311 Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea'
Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 9cm pot)

£3.75

 
Purple Wood Spurge

This low-growing spurge produces rich purple foliage in spring, followed by greenish-yellow flowers on slender, wiry stems.

NOTE: Later in the year, plants may be shipped trimmed back and/or supplied bare-rooted.

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

£1.95

 
Bronze-leaved fennel

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

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Geranium phaeum 'Mourning Widow' NCG 783 Geranium phaeum 'Mourning Widow'
Seed 1 x packet (30 seeds approx.)

£2.95

 
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 such as this one. Flowering in spring, the blooms are a rich, dark, reddish-purple. The dark-green lobed foliage has splodges of maroon. It is a very…

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Geranium phaeum, various NCG 507 Geranium phaeum, various
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)

£3.75

 
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.
Ex. Reddish-purple, blotched leaves
£1.95

 
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.
Ex. a particularly red shade of purple
£1.95

 
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.
Ex. Mid-purple
£1.95

 
Seed 1 packet - 60 seeds approx.
Mixed colours
£1.95

 
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.
Ex. Dark purple
£1.95

 
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.
Almost white - slight blueish tinge
£1.95

 
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.
Red-purple, plain leaf
£1.95

 
Dusky cranesbill

Although a British native, Geranium phaeum is perhaps more commonly seen as a cultivated garden plant, particularly in colours singled out as particularly attractive. These appear in Spring and range from deepest-purple to near-white. The lobed or divided foliage varies in colour too, from mid to dark green, often with…

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Geranium pratense 'Plenum Violaceum' AGM NCG 454 Geranium pratense 'Plenum Violaceum' AGM
Meadow cranesbill 'Plenum Violaceum'

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This stately, blue/purple double geranium with deeply cut leaves flowers profusely during the summer months. A real beauty and much-commented upon when visitors see it in full bloom in the garden.

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

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Geranium pratense Ex. 'Mrs Kendall Clark' AGM NCG 228 Geranium pratense Ex. 'Mrs Kendall Clark' AGM
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds
Please see notes.
£2.95

 
Meadow cranesbill 'Mrs Kendall Clark'

Very pretty!

This is an exquisite geranium! The strong, upright stems bear sky blue blooms run through with delicate white veins (most blue geraniums have dark veins). Happy in full sun or part shade and has a long flowering period. A must! Please note that since there are other geraniums in the…

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Geranium pratense Ex. striatum a.k.a. 'Splish Splash' NCG 675 Geranium pratense Ex. striatum a.k.a. 'Splish Splash'
Seed 1 packet - 9 seeds

£2.95

 
Meadow cranesbill 'Splish Splash'

As the name suggests, the petals of this geranium have splishes and splashes of blue and white. Please note that although the seeds offered have been collected only from such plants, other G. pratense are grown in the garden, so there is the possibility of some cross-fertilisation.

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Geranium pratense, blue NCG 411 Geranium pratense, blue
Seed 1 x packet (20 seeds approx.)
Ex. Dark blue
£1.95

 
Seed 1 x packet (20 seeds approx.)
Ex. Mid-blue
£1.95

 
Meadow cranesbill, tall, blue

This lovely tall, deep-blue geranium is happy in full sun or part shade. It has strong, upright stems and is self-supporting in all but the most exposed sites. Please note that since there are other geraniums in the garden there may have been some cross-pollination, so I cannot guarantee that…

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Geranium  pyrenaicum 'Bill Wallis' NCG 221 Geranium pyrenaicum 'Bill Wallis'
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Mountain Cranesbill 'Bill Wallis'

With its abundance of small, rich purple flowers from early spring and right through until autumn, small, lobed leaves and reddish stems, this is a delightful geranium and, given what I'm about to tell you, surprisingly rare. I am going to be brutally honest with you; if you choose to…

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Geranium renardii 'Phillipe Vapelle' NCG 463 Geranium renardii 'Phillipe Vapelle'
Renard geranium 'Tschelda'

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A delightful geranium, chiefly due to its rounded, velvety, deeply textured leaves. The standard variety has pinkish-white flowers with purple-red veining, but these are a soft mauve, also with strong veining, and I believe them to be a variety named 'Tschelda'. Loved by pollinating insects and much recommended to humans!

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Gladiolus callianthus - Acidanthera 'Murielae' NCG 416 Gladiolus callianthus - Acidanthera 'Murielae'
Abyssinian gladiolus

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So much daintier than most other gladiolus, and with a deliciously spicy scent too! The flowers are funnel-shaped, white with a purple blotch at their centre, rising above light-green, sword-shaped leaves. Highly recommended.

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Gladiolus mixed, multicoloured NCG 530 Gladiolus mixed, multicoloured
Gladioli, mixed

Currently unavailable

The seeds offered are from a variety of gladiolus, but all were special... some multi-coloured, as ilustrated, and some plain, sometimes with a white streak, in delicious colours ranging from clear lilac through to deepest maroon - almost black. The flowers will have cross-pollinated, so seed will not come true…

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Hesperis matronalis NCG 448 Hesperis matronalis
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Sweet rocket

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

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

£1.95

 
Flower-of-an-Hour, Venice Mallow

Exquisite - highly recommended!

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

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