GROW something new from seed - Since 1975

Page created by Dwayne Torres
GROW something new from seed - Since 1975
2023 Edit

something new from seed

                              Since 1975

GROW something new from seed - Since 1975
   Cosmos bipinnatus, ‘Apricotta’         401E
   Gorgeous Cosmos with burnished apricot and
   peach petals with raspberry pink centres,
   edged with the same pink.                                                                                      Welcome to our new Spring Edit for 2023. As usual we feature some of the best things from our range of over
   100cm HHA                              £2.85
                                                                                                                  2,500 items.
   Helichrysum bracteatum,                 677K                                                                   Our family run business, now in its 48th year, still brings you the very freshest seed of the unusual and not so
   Salmon Rose                                                                                                    unusual. We took over the reins from our parents, Douglas and Bridget Bowden, in 2012 and we hope that this edit
   90cm HHA                                £1.95
                                                                                                                  will bring you a sense of the joy of growing something new from seed.
   Atriplex hortensis                      154C
   var. rubra                                                                                                     Do visit our website ( or give us a call (01491 824675) where you will always find a
   180cm HA/HHA                            £2.25
                                                                                                                  friendly and knowledgeable real, live person. Happy Gardening!
   Panicum elegans,                        948C
   ‘Sprinkles’                                                                                                    Heather & Sally                  Follow us:                     @chilternseeds
   80cm HHA                                £2.85

                                                                                                                  Heather’s favourites:


                                                                                                                   Linaria maroccana,          813Z     Zinnia elegans,            1309H    Lathyrus odoratus,           771P    Climbing French Bean, 1817E         Cephalaria gigantea          307J
                                                                                                                   ‘Licilia Azure’                      Scabious-Flowered Mixed             ‘Turquoise Lagoon’                   ‘Cobra’                             Statuesque garden flower that
                                                                                                                   This is one of my favourites and     Another really easy one. Not        My earliest memories of seed         We’ve been growing this brilliant   manages to look robust yet
                                                                                                                   I can’t understand why it’s not      terribly sophisticated but lots     sowing are sweet peas. Dad was       bean for years and it’s still my    delicate and willowy at the same
                                                                                                                   more popular. It’s embarrassingly    of fun, so many bright colours,     very much in favour of the make      favourite. Plentiful tender and     time. I absolutely love this plant,
                                                                                                                   easy, I just sprinkled seeds in      quick to flower and very            a hole in the ground with your       very tasty, never tough, beans      perfect at the back of the border
                                                                                                                   troughs next to the house and        long lasting – a plentiful and      finger, pop in a seed technique.     that just keep on coming as long    and really impressive, like a
                                                                                                                   in next to no time had clouds of     continuous supply of cheery         We waited until it was warm          as you pick them. Unfazed by        giant scabious.
                                                                                                                   totally charming blue flowers that   cut flowers well into autumn.       outside and in they went. I love     all weather extremes and lovely
                                                                                                                   look wonderfully unkempt and                                             this variety; such a delicate and    pink flowers too.
                                                                                                                   last for ages.                                                           unusual colour.
                                                                                                                   50cm HA                    £2.25     75cm HA/HHA               £1.95     150cm HA(Cl)                £2.45    		                        £3.65     180cm HP                   £2.65

      For the beginners out there, we’ll keep the glossary short (but helpful).
      Annual – a plant that completes its life cycle in one year. Typically these are
                                                                                                                  Sally’s favourites:
      the flowers that will bloom the quickest (and often are the easiest to grow!)
      Perennial – a plant that keeps on flowering year after year. May take a little
      longer to flower for the first time from seed (though some will flower in the
      first year) but will reward you with longevity.
      Biennial – a plant that completes its life cycle in 2 years.
      We only indicate seed counts here if it is 15 or fewer, all seed counts
      are on our website (or you can call us!)

      Abbreviations and symbols used in this catalogue:
                                                                                                                                                                                                     FYP                                  FYP
               Perfect for cutting                          A        Annual
                                                            P        Perennial
               Attractive to pollinators                                                                           Phlox drummondii            985N     Cobaea scandens,            372J    Dahlia, 		                  434J     Rudbeckia triloba,         1130J    Cherry Tomato,             1803Q
                                                            B        Biennial                                      grandiflora,                         Mixed                               ‘Bishop’s Children’                  ‘Prairie Glow’                      ‘Apero’, F1 Hybrid
               Suitable for microgreens                     Bb       Bulbous                                       ‘Crème Brûlée’                       I grew this last year to scramble   Easy from seed, I love this Dahlia   As I started my garden from         I grew this last year; I gave
                                                            Cl       Climber                                       Perhaps an obvious choice,           up an obelisk in my garden. I       with its dark foliage and big,       scratch I grow lots of perennials   away a couple of plants but the
      	  Perennial that will flower                                                                               but still one I grow every year.     love the way the flowers change     bright blooms and I was happy        from seed. This was a hit last      few we kept produced enough
          in its first year from sowing                     H        Hardy
                                                                                                                   It is so easy and I love the         from a greeny-white to purple.      to see it flowering in my garden     year with its masses of small       tomatoes to keep my family

               RHS Award of Garden Merit winner

               New for 2023
                                                                                        01491 824 675              sumptuous combinations of
                                                                                                                   creamy, peachy-pink colours.
                                                                                                                   A long-lasting cut flower.
                                                                                                                                                                                            for a second summer last year.       flowers in a range of warm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of four going throughout the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     summer. 6 seeds.

                                                                                                                   45cm HA/HHA               £2.25      600cm HHA/HHP(Cl)         £2.95     90cm HHA/HHP              £2.25      100cm HP                  £2.95     		                         £3.75

2 Photography by Sabina Rüber. Graphic Design by JWJ Design.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               3
GROW something new from seed - Since 1975
Cut Flowers
                                                 by Aesme Studio
                                                 Sisters Jess and Alex founded their flower business,
                                                 Aesme Studio, in 2015. We asked them some
                                                 questions on their approach to flower growing.
    What led you to start working with flowers?                               herbs, shrubs, roses and perennials. With the perennials it was mostly
                                                                              a question of what requires minimal maintenance – these plants need
    Alex started arranging flowers as a hobby and a calming and creative      to be both drought-tolerant and hardy enough to cope with wet and
    outlet from her office job. This led down a road of discovery including   windy winters. When it comes to deciding what to grow from seed there
    an internship at a floral design studio in New York, several years of     are two things I mainly keep in mind. Firstly, anything that needs too
    practise and then establishing Aesme Studio together in London in         much fussing over is likely not to survive! Secondly, from experience I
    2015. We create arrangements for events as well as running seasonal       know instinctively whether we will end up using something a lot in our
    flower school workshops and an online learning platform dedicated to      designs - we love to use light, delicate stems in interesting colours.
    naturalistic floral design. We started growing our own flowers around     From experimenting, I now have a reliable ‘go to’ list that I feel confident
    six years ago by creating a cutting garden on a small plot of land in     growing every year and then a handful of new packets to experiment
    Hampshire.                                                                with – the quest for interesting, beautiful materials never ends!

    How do you decide what to grow?                                            Aesme’s Cutting Garden
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Included as well as those pictured below:
    Every year we come more efficient at planning and learning what thrives
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Pennisetum alopecuroides (964Q), Macleaya cordata (830D), Stipa gigantea (1201G)
    and fails in the soil. We have different sections including vegetables,

                                                                                                                                                             What are your favourite flower colours?
                                                                                                                                                             Flower and foliage colours are endlessly fascinating – we’ve dedicated
                                                                                                                                                             a whole online class to Colour as we feel it’s such a creative element
                                                                                                                                                             of floral design to learn about! We often gravitate to using a base of
                                                                                                                                                             tertiary colours - what we call the ‘in-between’ colours, which are more
                                                                                                                                                             subdued and nuanced, with a pop of something eye-catching like a
     Amaranthus cruentus,                  Rudbeckia hirta,                                                                                                  strong red or blue. One of the greatest pleasures of designing with        Cosmos bipinnatus,             Alcea rosea,
     ‘Hot Biscuits’                        ‘Cherry Brandy’                                                                                                   flowers is trying something new and unexpectedly stumbling upon a          ‘Cupcakes Blush’               ‘Crème de Cassis’
     (84P)                                 (1130G)                                                                                                                                                                                      (401C)                         (84W)
                                                                                                                                                             combination that changes an entrenched opinion of a colour, opening
                                                                                                                                                             the door to a whole new set of options.

                                                                                                                                                             What flowers do you find have the
                                                                                                                                                             best vase life?
                                                                                                                                                             Spires or multi-headed flowers that can gradually open (and drop their
                                                                                                                                                             faded petals) – like Delphinium, Foxgloves and Nicotiana. It’s good to
     Rudbeckia hirta,                                                                                                                                        have arrangements that you can tweak throughout the week – say if          Rudbeckia hirta,               Cosmos bipinnatus,
     ‘Cappuccino’                          Nicotiana mutabilis                                                                                               some flowers go over faster than others you just remove these and rejig    ‘Sahara’                       ‘Apricot Lemonade’
     (1130P)                               (899M)                                                                                                            or include grasses and other textural elements that are likely to last a   (1130H)                        (401J)
4                                                                                                                                                            bit longer.                                                                                     Portrait by Al Roberts, other images by Aesme Studio 5
GROW something new from seed - Since 1975
Aesme Favourites


                                                                            Eschscholzia californica, ‘Appleblossom Chiffon’

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cosmos bipinnatus,       398J      Clarkia amoena,            643C
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ‘Antiquity’                        ‘Memoria’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rich burgundy flowers change       These white floaty flowers have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      to antique bronze-salmon as        very subtle blush pink centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      they age.                          borne on erect stems making
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         glorious cut flowers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      45cm HHA                 £2.95     50cm HA                   £2.45

                                                                            Lathyrus odoratus,                       Cosmos bipinnatus,
                                                                            ‘Mrs Bernard Jones’                      ‘Double Click Snow Puff’
                                                                            (772J)                                   (399E)

      Picking from a patch of Papaver rhoeas,                                Delphinium consolida,                   Nigella damascena,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Daucus carota              437R    Rudbeckia hirta,         1130H
      ‘Falling in Love’ (949Z)                                               Finest Mixed                            ‘Miss Jekyll Rose’                                                                                                                               Parent of the humble carrot -      ‘Sahara’
                                                                             (443K)                                  (902C)                                                                                                                                           dense umbels of white flowers      One of our favourites; semi-
                                                                                                                                                          Lathyrus odoratus, ‘Juliet’		                                                                   768X        loved by butterflies and bees.     double and double velvety
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         blooms in subtle shades of
                                                                                                                                                          With a heady citrus scent in a class of its own, these flowers are cream with a pinky-apricot blush.
    How do you encourage pollinators into                                   If you had to recommend five cut flowers to                                   180cm HA(Cl)			                                                                                   £2.95     90cm HB                  £1.95
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         caramel, copper and warm pink.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         60cm HA/HHP               £2.95
    your garden?                                                            grow for a beginner what would they be?
    There are always masses of flowers because we don’t cut very            Sweet Peas, Cosmos, Californian Poppies (Eschscholzia
    intensively and are bad at dead-heading – we also like to leave lots    californica), Nigella and Larkspur (Delphinium consolida)
    of the flower heads to go to seed as we love the shapes later in the    – see above.
    season. We have lots of weeds and wildflowers throughout the garden
                                                                            We started with these in the very first little beds in the garden (ordered
    and on the fringes. We try to leave areas of leaves and natural mulch
                                                                            from Chiltern Seeds!). We hadn’t sown a seed in our lives. We diligently
    around for egg laying and hibernating. It goes without saying we only
                                                                            prepared the beds, put down some drip irrigation, drilled thin little lines
    use organic methods; we’ve never used any chemicals in the soil or
                                                                            in the late spring and prayed. By summertime the plants were flowering
    on the plants.
                                                                            prolifically and they didn’t stop for months. We thought it was absolute
                                                                            magic and haven’t looked back since!
    What was the best advice you received when
    you started growing?                                                    What do you sow and grow every year?
    “Grow what you love” (from Georgie Newbery of Common Farm Flowers                                                                                     Nigella sativa               903E   Delphinium consolida, 442X           Nicotiana mutabilis        899M    Callistephus chinensis, 243G       Agrostemma githago,           64T
                                                                            We grow small amounts of lots of different varieties – too many to            This is a delightful annual with    ‘Pink Perfection’                    On very branching stems, this      ‘Matsumoto Apricot’                ‘Bianca’
    when I attended one of her workshops).                                                                                                                pretty whitish or bluish flowers    Perfect pale pink. Robust yet        bears all summer, a mass of        Long, strong stems and peachy-     Abundant, large, pure white
                                                                            mention! Opposite are some of our absolute favourites to grow                 with reflexed petals. It has long   romantic spires. Very vigorous       flowers, from white to pale pink   pink flowers with tightly packed   flowers with silky satin petals
                                                                            every year.                                                                   been cultivated for its edible      grower.                              to magenta.                        petals surrounding a distinct      with delicate dark speckling in
                                                                                                                                                          seeds.                                                                                                      yellow centre.                     the throat.
                                                                   Follow us: @aesmestudio                                       45cm HA                     £2.25   120cm HA                 £2.25       120cm HHA                £2.35     75cm HA/HHA                £2.25   90cm HA                     £2.35

6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7
GROW something new from seed - Since 1975
More Flowers
        for Cutting

                                                                                                               Chasmanthium                 1267      Panicum elegans,            948C   Bupleurum                   226W    Moluccella                     882   Briza maxima                215     Anethum graveolens, 102Q              Papaver nudicaule,        953W
                                                                                                               latifolium                             ‘Sprinkles’                        rotundifolium, ‘Griffithii’         laevis                                                                   ‘Mariska’                             ‘Wind Song’
                                                                                                               A wonderfully versatile                Ethereal, light and airy grass     Bright green umbels of true         Excellent cut flower with tall       An ornamental grass with pretty,    Beautifully fragrant and              Superb poppy variety with
                                                                                                               ornamental grass with upright          with the appearance of a bonfire   flowers surrounded by petal-like    spikes of enormous bright green,     nodding heads of oval-shaped,       particularly good for cutting.        extra-large flowers in shades of
                                                                                                               stems of dangling spikelets. A         night sparkler.                    bracts, this attractive flower is   bell-like calyces surrounding the    pearly-white spikelets. Great for                                         orange, cream, yellow and white.
                                                                                                               fabulous cut flower, fresh or dried.                                      splendid for cutting.               flowers proper.                      drying.
                                                                                                               120cm HP                    £2.10      80cm HHA                 £2.85     60cm HA                     £1.95   80cm HHA                   £1.95     45cm HA                    £2.55    60cm HHA/HHP               £1.95      45cm HA/HP               £2.75


                                                                                                               Antirrhinum majus,         111K        Cosmos bipinnatus,          397G   Helianthus annuus,         674X     Calendula officinalis, 233Z          Scabiosa atropurpurea, 1148D        Cosmos bipinnatus,           401E     Zinnia elegans,        1311Y
                                                                                                               ‘Admiral White’, F1 Hybrid             ‘Purity’                           ‘Pro Cut Plum’ F1                   ‘Touch Of Red Buff’                  ‘Fata Morgana’                      ‘Apricotta’                           ‘Super Yoga Salmon Rose’
                                                                                                               Stunning and stately snapdragon        Beautiful, very popular variety    Gorgeous understated antiquey       Interesting contemporary beige-      Fine variety with delicious,        Gorgeous new Cosmos with              Peachy-apricot blooms.
    Nicotiana langsdorffii, ‘Lemon Tree’		                                                           899J      with pure white flowers on             with large, single, snow-white     tones of a dusky plum and buff.     pink with darker brown petal tips    creamy apricot-yellow flowers -     burnished apricot and peach
                                                                                                               strong stems.                          flowers with a gold centre.        Tall, strong, single-stemmed        gives a beautiful vintage effect.    a most remarkable and attractive    petals with raspberry pink centres,
    Lovely variety with lemony-green coloured blossoms to ornament your border.                                                                                                          plants. 15 seeds.                                                        colour.                             edged with the same pink.
    150cm HHA			                                                                                     £2.25     120cm HHA                   £3.99      90cm HHA                 £1.95     150cm HA                  £3.25     60cm HA                   £2.65      90cm HA/HHA                 £2.85   100cm HHA                   £2.85     90cm HA/HHA              £2.25


    Eucalyptus cinerea,            535L   Orlaya		                     922B   Digitalis purpurea        463D   Hesperis matronalis, 681R              Ammi visnaga,                88J   Rudbeckia hirta,           1130K    Amaranthus                     84    Cosmos bipinnatus,         399Q     Matthiola incana,          849Z       Zinnia elegans,          1311P
    ‘Silver Dollar’                       grandiflora                         var. alba                        White                                  ‘Green Mist’                       ‘Cherokee Sunset’                   caudatus                             ‘Rubenza’                           ‘Vintage Brown’                       ‘Queen Lime Mixed’
    Striking silver-grey foliage. With    Attractive ferny foliage and        Much sought-after rare white-    Traditional cottage garden plant       Feathery foliage and extravagant   One of the tallest varieties,       Lovely, long, drooping red           Exceptionally coloured, early       The colour of this unusual Stock      A mix of some of our favourite,
    a compact habit it is perfect for     lovely, lace-like, pure white       flowered form of the beautiful   with beautifully perfumed white        domed umbels of greenish-white     making it particularly perfect      tassels; excellent for cutting       flowering blooms of dark, rich      variety might be more favourably      unusual hues that look
    containers and good for cutting.      umbels with distinctive long        true wild Foxglove.              flowers which will scent an            flowers, soft yet robust and       for cutting.                        and drying.                          ruby red, fading to antiquey-rose   described as a deep and dusky         magnificent growing together.
    15 seeds.                             outer petals.                                                        entire room.                           architectural.                                                                                              as they age.                        antique rose.
    125cm HSh/HTr                 £3.45   60cm HA                     £2.45   150cm HP/HB             £2.25    90cm HP/HB                £2.25        120cm HA                   £1.95   75cm HA/HHP               £2.65     105cm HA/HHA              £1.95      80cm HHA                   £2.25    50cm HA/HHA               £2.85       75cm HA/HHA              £3.25

8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              9 9
GROW something new from seed - Since 1975
More Flowers for Cutting


     Helianthus annuus,        674A      Nicotiana x hybrida,      900F       Daucus carota,               437Y   Linaria purpurea,            813L   Phlox drummondii         985N         Antirrhinum majus,          107R   Lathyrus odoratus,             771Y   Scabiosa atropurpurea, 1148L          Helichrysum                 677M        Achillea millefolium,        36K
     ‘Ms Mars’                           ‘Tinkerbell’                         ‘Dara’                              ‘Canon Went’                        grandiflora, ‘Crème Brûlée’           ‘Appleblossom’                     ‘Heirloom Mixed’                      ‘Summer Fruits’                       bracteatum, Silvery Rose                ‘Colorado’
     Shorter variety so a more           Slender green trumpets open          Dark flowered wild carrot with      A first class garden plant with     We love the unusual colour            Beautiful spikes of lovely,        Our exclusive mix. We have            A bright and cheerful mixture in      Shimmering, silvery-pink, daisy-        A diverse range of colours
     manageable size for the average     out to reveal maroon faces with      flowers in an attractive mix from   spikes of lovely pink flowers in    combinations including dusky-         delicate peachy-rose blossoms.     chosen the best scented               warm, fruity shades to give that      like papery flowers, ideal for          including red to pink to apricot,
     garden and perfect for popping      bright blue stamens.                 white and pink to dark purple.      summer.                             pinks and peachy-creams.                                                 varieties for a full array of         summer feeling!                       cutting and drying.                     yellows, beige and bronze tones
     in a vase. 12 seeds.                                                                                                                                                                                                      glorious colours.                                                                                                   and occasional whites.
     100cm HA                  £2.95     90cm HHA                  £2.95      120cm HB                  £2.25     90cm HP                   £2.85     45cm HA/HHA                 £2.25     90cm HHA                 £1.95     250cm HA(Cl)                  £2.75   90cm HA/HHA               £2.45       90cm HHA                   £2.25        60cm HP                    £2.85


     Antirrhinum majus,         103E     Calamagrostis               233L     Antirrhinum majus,          110K    Digitalis purpurea          464M    Agrostemma githago,           64A     Astrantia major,         152H      Callistephus chinensis, 243Q
     ‘Costa Apricot’, F1 Hybrid          brachytricha                         ‘Madame Butterfly’ Double           annua, ‘Sutton’s Apricot’           ‘Light Rose’                          ‘Rose Symphony’                    ‘Lady Coral Chamois’
     A particularly desirable colour     A highly ornamental grass            Series, F1 Hybrid, Mixed            Beautiful award-winning variety     Pretty, blush pink variety of this    Splendid flowers in “symphony      Tasteful pale peachy apricot
     in the popular ‘Costa’ series.      bearing in late summer long          Wonderful vigorous variety with     with a lovely soft pink-apricot     lovely wild flower. Easy to grow,     of red and pink shades”.           with a definite leaning towards
                                         and graceful, feathery flower        large, fully double blooms in a     colour.                             good for cutting, flowering freely                                       vintage.
                                         panicles.                            range of lovely bright colours                                          all summer long.
     90cm HHA                  £2.95     120cm HP                   £2.85     75cm HHA                   £3.75    150cm HP/HB               £2.35     90cm HA                     £2.25     60cm HP                   £3.25    70cm HA/HHA                 £2.95

      New                                 New


     Limonium sinuatum, 812Q             Dahlia merckii             434G      Didiscus caeruleus,       460W      Consolida regalis,          382H    Scabiosa caucasica, 1149F             Cobaea		                     372   Nigella papillosa,          903X
     ‘QIS Soft Pastel Mix’               This rarely seen Dahlia bears all    ‘Lace Mixture’                      ‘Blue Cloud’                        ‘Perfection Blue’                     scandens                           ‘African Bride’
     Excellent uniform series for        summer long until frost beautiful,   Beautiful mixture of Lace           A very different Larkspur -         Beautiful, large, deep blue           A beautiful and vigorous climber   Large blooms of pure white
     cutting. This pastel mix includes   saucer-shaped, purple- or yellow-    Flowers with umbels in blues,       a most attractive bushy plant       flowers on strong stems perfect       from Mexico with large flowers.    petals with contrasting rich          Delphinium consolida, ‘Fancy Belladonna’                                                               443T
     shades of rose, white, lavender     eyed, lavender-pink flowers.         pinks and white.                    bearing masses of violet-blue       for cutting, lasting well in water.                                      purple-black stamens, followed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Beautiful Larkspur that we have enjoyed trialling for the past two years with pretty, pale, purply-pink flowers.
     and pale blue.                      15 seeds.                                                                flowers.                                                                                                     by decorative seed pods.
     90cm HHA                    £2.25   90cm HHA/HHP               £2.95     60cm HHA                  £2.25     75cm HA                    £2.25    60cm HP                     £2.25     600cm HHA/HHP(Cl)         £2.75    90cm HA                    £2.25      120cm HA			                                                                                              £2.25

10                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     11 11
GROW something new from seed - Since 1975

                                                                                                                                                                                     Zinnia elegans,          1310D       Echinacea pallida           490L      Knautia macedonica       1146Q     Catananche                285B      Cosmos bipinnatus,        399L
                                                                                                                                                                                     ‘Benary’s Giant White’                                                                                        caerulea var. alba                  ‘Fizzy Rose Picotee’
                                                                                                                                                                                     Large, bright and eye-catching       A fine perennial from the USA,        One of the longest flowering       Easy to grow, attractive,           Semi-double, rosy-white flowers
                                                                                                                                                                                     flowers.                             handsome and spidery pink             of perennials producing a          long flowering white blooms         with an eye-catching ruby
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          flowers fading with age, with a       succession of lovely, dark         surrounded by papery,               edging.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          dark maroon central cone.             crimson pin cushions.              silver-coloured bracts.
                                                                                                                                                                                     90cm HA/HHA               £2.95      120cm HP                  £2.75       60cm HP                    £3.35   90cm HP                   £2.65     90cm HHA                  £2.75

              FYP                                                                                  FYP

     Echinacea purpurea			                                                        490B    Gaura lindheimeri, ‘Summer Breeze’		                                             612H
     A splendid plant with large, reddish-purple flowers, excellent for cutting           14 seeds 90cm HP 			                                                              £2.95
     and lasting well in water. 120cm HP		                                        £2.45   Stipa tenuissima, ‘Pony Tails’		                                                1202E
                                                                                          60cm HP			                                                                        £2.25

                                  Drought Tolerant               Try some of these to withstand hot, dry summers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             FYP                                         FYP

                                                                                                                                                                                     Verbascum                 1273H      Agastache cana,                61J    Achillea millefolium,        36H   Salvia sclarea              1140R   Dianthus                   451Z
                                                                                                                                                                                     chaixii var. album                   ‘Heather Queen’                       ‘Summer Pastels’, F2 Hybrid        var. turkestanica                   carthusianorum
                                                                                                                                                                                     A fine border plant with white-      Easily grown plant bearing            Flowers abundantly the first       A very fine variety with pinkish-   Dense clusters of lovely upward
                                                                                                                                                                                     woolly leaves and long, loose        over a long period masses of          year from seed in a wide range     white flowers and bracts over an    facing, cherry-red or deep pink
                                                                                                                                                                                     panicles of white flowers.           large, violet-pink flowers. Much      of pastel colours such as pink,    extended period in summer.          flowers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          appreciated by butterflies and        rose, purple and grey.
                                                                                                                                                                                     150cm HP                  £2.25      bees. 90cm HP                £2.75    60cm HP                   £3.75    90cm HP/HB                £1.95     30cm HP                   £2.25

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        FYP                                 FYP                                 FYP

                                                                                                                                                                                     Eryngium giganteum, 526X             Hyssop		                    1386      Verbena bonariensis      1275B     Calamintha nepeta,          233K    Lavandula multifida          769F
                                                                                                   FYP                                                                               ‘Miss Willmott’s Ghost’                                                                                       ‘Blue Cloud’                        Delicately aromatic plant with
                                                                                                                                                                                     Seen at dusk, these silvery-white    Attractive plant with blue flowers.   Familiar heads of blue-lavender    Heavily scented perennial which     attractive silvery leaves and
     Tithonia rotundifolia, ‘Torch’		                                             1250    Perovskia atriplicifolia, ‘Blue Steel’		                                         974M      blooms give this variety a ghostly   The young leaves have a tangy,        flowers all summer.                bears numerous whorled spikes       spikes of violet-blue flowers.
                                                                                                                                                                                     luminosity.                          minty flavour.                                                           of tiny blue flowers with long      An unusual Lavender that can
     A cultivated form of the Mexican Sunflower, producing single, Dahlia-like,           Long spikes of countless, small, tubular, deep sky-blue flowers. A splendid border                                                                                                                       purple bracts.                      be treated as an annual.
     orange-scarlet flowers freely all summer. 120cm HHA                          £2.25   plant that bees will not be able to resist. 10 seeds. 60cm HP                      £3.35   120cm HP                  £2.45      60cm HP                    £1.95      180cm HP                 £2.25     45cm HP                     £2.85   90cm HP/HHSh                £2.95

12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         13
GROW something new from seed - Since 1975
            for Drying

                                                                                                                      Hordeum jubatum              690      Acroclinium,                   42   Gomphrena globosa,        646Q       Xeranthemum annuum 1298              Achillea ptarmica,             37   Lunaria annua               827      Lagurus ovatus,            757B
                                                                                                                                                            Double Giant Flowered Mixed         ‘Rose’                                                                    ‘The Pearl’                                                              ‘Bunny Tails’
                                                                                                                      A most attractive annual grass        Long-stemmed, everlasting large     Unusual spherical heads of           Everlasting flower with silvery      This is a very popular cultivated   Honesty, well known for the          Absolutely delightful, award-
                                                                                                                      with long, creamy-coloured,           flowers. Splendid for cutting to    flowers with perfect papery pink     foliage and white, pink or violet    variety with large sprays of pure   silvery, moon-like remains of        winning, dwarf variety.
                                                                                                                      feathery flower spikes, lovely for    cheer up dull days.                 petals.                              flowers borne freely all summer.     white, double or semi-double        the seed cases. Attractive bright
                                                                                                                      cutting.                                                                                                       Thrives on poor soils.               flowers.                            purple flowers.
                                                                                                                      60cm HA                     £2.65     45cm HA/HHA               £2.25     60cm HHA                   £1.95     50cm HA                     £1.95    75cm HP                     £2.25   75cm HA/HB                 £2.45     20cm HA                   £2.55

                                                                                                                      Alchemilla mollis            73D      Scabiosa stellata,       1147D      Limonium suworowii            812    Celosia argentea var. 300T           Limonium latifolium          809    Delphinium consolida, 442Y           Amaranthus cruentus, 85R
                                                                                                                                                            ‘Sternkugel’                                                             spicata, ‘Flamingo Feathers’                                             ‘Salmon Beauty’                      ‘Oeschberg’
                                                                                                                      An attractive plant with appealing,   Pale blue flowers followed          Different and striking with its      Plumes of ivory-white flowers with   A perennial for the herbaceous      Tall spires of unusual salmony       Showy blood-red spikes of
     Helichrysum bracteatum monstrosum, Mixed                                                               676       softly hairy, rounded, wavy-edged     by very special seed heads          dense, vertical spikes of pink       beautifully and delicately shaded    border, with immense masses         pink, papery flowers.                flowers and dark purplish foliage.
                                                                                                                      leaves, and large sprays of           – creamy-white posies of            flowers.                             rose-pink tips.                      of elegant panicles of dainty,                                           Decorate the border but, fresh or
     A super mixture in a wide range of brilliant colours, including fiery red, rose and coppery yellow.              greenish-yellow flowers.              translucent parchment.                                                                                        lavender-blue flowers in mid-                                            dry, exciting vase material.
     75cm HHA			                                                                                           £1.95      45cm HP                     £2.25     70cm HA/HHA               £1.95     60cm HHA                   £2.25     100cm HA                   £2.25     summer. 60cm HP            £2.95    120cm HA                  £2.25      90cm HA                    £2.25

                                                                                                                               FYP                                                                                                                                                 FYP

     Helipterum roseum,           677X     Craspedia globosa          406B        Ammobium alatum              86     Achillea filipendula,        36F      Phalaris canariensis        979     Echinops ritro                493    Ageratum                     63X     Catananche caerulea         285A    Centaurea cyanus,          304A      Eryngium planum            527K
     ‘Pierrot’                                                                                                        ‘Parker’s Variety’                                                                                             houstonianum,                                                            True Wild Form
     Large, papery everlasting             Delightful and quirky plant with       A charming annual plant             A fine plant with grey-green          Most attractive ornamental grass    Splendid, steel-blue, globular       ‘Timeless’ Mixture                   Attractive, violet-blue flowers     Well known wild flower with          Plentiful globe-shaped grey-blue
     flowers; excellent for cutting,       easily arrangeable, globular           bearing all summer “everlasting”    foliage and bearing most of the       with oval flower-heads, white       flower heads with a metallic         Beautiful mix of large, eye-         surrounded by papery, silver-       cottony foliage and beautiful blue   flower heads.
     fresh or dried, lasting for ages      drumsticks of bright yellow            silvery-white flowers with yellow   summer bright yellow saucer-          with green veins, often tinged      lustre, excellent for flower         catching flowers in a cloud of       coloured bracts all summer.         flowers, beloved by bees and
     in a vase.                            flowers.                               centres.                            like flowers.                         bright violet.                      arrangements.                        pink, blue, purple and white.                                            butterflies.
     50cm HA                      £2.25    90cm HHA/HHP               £2.45       60cm HA/HHA                £2.25    120cm HP                  £2.25       100cm HA                   £2.25    90cm HP                      £2.25   70cm HHA                   £1.95     90cm HP                    £2.65    90cm HA                   £1.95      120cm HP                  £1.95

14                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      15
GROW something new from seed - Since 1975
New                                   New
     All Things White
     & Wonderful
                                                        Thalictrum delavayi, 1238H            Cosmos bipinnatus,         401G      Amberboa moschata, 306L             White Borage               1377A     Scabiosa stellata,       1147D
                                                        ‘Album’                               ‘Double Dutch White’                 ‘The Bride’                                                              ‘Sternkugel’
                                                        Superb variety with lime-green        The frothiest Cosmos flowers         Lovely large, fluffy, sweet-        Rarely seen is this lovely variety   Pale blue flowers followed
                                                        foliage and large panicle heads       we’ve seen yet; semi-double          scented white cornflowers.          with sprays of delightful white      by very special seed heads
                                                        of pure white flowers.                and double - multi-layered           Easily grown, cottage garden        flowers.                             - creamy-white posies of
                                                                                              petals.                              favourite and great for cutting.                                         translucent parchment.
                                                        120cm HP                   £3.65      120cm HHA                 £2.25      70cm HA                     £2.25   90cm HA                    £3.15     70cm HA/HHA               £1.95


                                                        Centaurea americana, 302B             Gaura lindheimeri,          612C     Lunaria annua               827G    Nigella damascena,         902E      Gypsophila elegans,         654
                                                        ‘Aloha Blanca’                        ‘Cool Breeze’                        var. alba                           ‘Albion Green Pod’                   ‘Covent Garden’
                                                        Robust and tall, this unusual         The first pure white Gaura from      White-flowered form of Honesty      Beautiful pure white flowers with    A highly selected large-flowered
                                                        variety bears superb, large fluffy,   seed. Simply white flowers           well known for its silvery,         contrasting bright green stamens     strain, pure white.
                                                        white flowers with lots of lovely     floating airily amongst the          moon-like seed cases.               which develop into green pods.
                                                        whiskery petals.                      green stems.
                                                        150cm HA                    £2.45     100cm HP                    £2.85    75cm HA/HB                £2.45     45cm HA                    £2.25     60cm HA                   £1.95

                        Scabiosa atropurpurea, 1148F    Cosmos bipinnatus,          397F      Nicotiana sylvestris         900     Papaver rhoeas,             949Y    Ammi majus                    85C    Lavatera trimestris,        773F
                        ‘Snowmaiden’                    ‘Sonata White’                                                             ‘Bridal Silk’                                                            ‘Mont Blanc’
                        Beautiful, pure white, double   Free-flowering, very desireable,      A beautiful plant for a shady        This elegant variety bears in       Easily grown, sophisticated          Superb variety of the old cottage
                        pincushion flowers.             dwarf variety with lovely whiter      spot, bearing clusters of            summer, silken flowers of pure,     Cow Parsley with large flat          garden favourite. Sturdy plants
                                                        than white, golden centred            drooping, tubular, white, fragrant   sparkling white.                    heads of lacy white flowers,         smothered by large, trumpet-
                                                        blooms.                               flowers.                                                                 ideal for cutting.                   shaped, pure-white flowers.
                        90cm HA/HHA            £2.65    50cm HHA                   £2.95      150cm HHA                   £2.35    60cm HA                   £2.35     90cm HA                   £1.95      60cm HA                    £1.95

16                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             17 17
GROW something new from seed - Since 1975
New                                New


                                                                                                                                                                               Achillea alpina ssp.          37C    Antirrhinum majus,        109X     Lupinus hartwegii,         827B    Silene pendula,             1174E     Digitalis purpurea var. 463F
                                                                                                                                                                               camtschatica, ‘Love Parade’          ‘Costa Silver’, F1 Hybrid          ‘Avalune Pink’                     ‘Sibella Pink’                        gloxinioides,
                                                                                                                                                                               Clusters of numerous large and       These gorgeous pale pink           Compact lupins in a lovely         Very appealing plants smothered       ‘The Shirley’, Mixed
                                                                                                                                                                               lovely soft pink flowers with pale   flowers get darker with heat       shade of dusky pink. Perfect for   in the prettiest flowers creating a   Shades of salmon, pink, cream
                                                                                                                                                                               yellow stamens.                      and are borne on sturdy stems.     providing evening perfume on       carpet of colour. Try in the front    and plum, richly spotted and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       your patio. Quick to bloom.        of the border or in containers.       blotched.
                                                                                                                                                                               60cm HP                    £2.95     90cm HHA                  £2.95    50cm HA                   £2.45    40cm HA                      £2.95    150cm HP/HB               £2.25

     Cleome hassleriana, ‘Pink Queen’		                                        366H      Cosmos bipinnatus, ‘Rosetta’		                                                399P
     Beautiful rose-pink, spider-like flowers with prominent stamens.                    Romantic cosmos with subtly striped blooms in shades of blush pink and rose
     100cm HHA			                                                               £2.15    with an inner ring of smaller fluffy petals. 90cm HHA                         £2.45

                                                   Rose Tinted                                                                                                                          FYP                                  FYP

                                                                                                                                                                               Gaura lindheimeri,          612B     Lychnis flos-cuculi       829P     Lathyrus odoratus,        771A     Cardamine pratensis         272F      Zinnia elegans,           1310T
                                                                                                                                                                               ‘Emmeline Pink Bouquet’                                                 ‘Alisa’                                                                  ‘Zinderella’ Lilac
                                                                                                                                                                               A compact Gaura, particularly        Native wild flower, a most         Charmingly old-fashioned and       Charming native wild flower,          Quirky looking flowers with fluffy
                                                                                                                                                                               good for pots and the front of the   graceful plant with open sprays    vintagey sweet pea; beautiful      found in damp meadows and             domes topping attractive
                                                                                                                                                                               border with sparkling, unusually     of charming, rose-red flowers      dusky pink and cream with a        by streams. Its appearance            lilac-pink blooms.
                                                                                                                                                                               brightly coloured, pink flowers.     with unusual raggedy petals.       heady perfume.                     hails the arrival of spring.
                                                                                                                                                                               15 seeds. 55cm HP £3.95              75cm HP                    £2.25   240cm HA(Cl)             £2.45     40cm HP                     £1.95     60cm HA/HHA                £2.95


                                                                                                                                                                               Antirrhinum majus,          103F     Matthiola incana,          849N    Salvia nemorosa,         1138L     Dianthus barbatus,        454A        Cynoglossum amabile 429N
                                                                                                 FYP                                                                           ‘Costa Light Rose’, F1 Hybrid        ‘Appleblossom’                     ‘Rose Queen’                       ‘Summertime Salmon Eye’               ‘Mystic Pink’
                                                                                                                                                                               Pretty, pale pink flowers on         Delicate looking, white and very   Long, generous spikes of rich      Pretty coral-pink Sweet Williams      These plants bear long spikes of
                                                                                                                                                                               sturdy stems.                        pale-pink blooms.                  pink flowers.                      with white centres and edging.        delicate flowers in a comforting
     Papaver rhoeas, ‘Pandora’		                                               951K      Erigeron karvinskianus			                                                     523K                                                                                                                                                     soft mysterious shade of pink.
     Unique and impressive poppy with unusual double blooms in shades from deepest       Daisy-like flowers in profusion only 3 months from sowing, open white
     vintage burgundy to pale pinky-reds. 60cm HA                                £2.45   but change to deep pink. 30cm HA/HHP 		                                       £2.75   90cm HHA                   £2.95     75cm HA/HHA              £2.25     60cm HP                  £2.95     70cm HHA/HHP                £2.25     90cm HA                    £1.95

18                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   19 19


                                                                                                                                                                                        Antirrhinum majus,       111A       Helichrysum                 677K      Lychnis chalcedonica, 831Z          Helianthus annuus,          674R    Tropaeolum minus, 1259M
                                                                                                                                                                                        ‘Madame Butterfly Bronze’,          bracteatum, Salmon Rose               ‘Carnea’                            ‘Ruby Eclipse’, F1 Hybrid           ‘Ladybird Rose’
                                                                                                                                                                                        F1 Hybrid                           Papery yet shiny, ‘everlasting’       This is a beautiful form of this    Beautiful bicolor blooms in         Beautifully coloured blooms;
                                                                                                                                                                                        Much coveted shade of vintage       daisy-like flowers in an unusual      almost essential hardy perennial    shades of dusky pink and            dusky-pinky-apricot with dark
                                                                                                                                                                                        and rich apricot.                   shade of orangey-pink.                with lovely dusky-pink star-        creamy caramel. Flowers in only     ladybird spots at the base of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  shaped flowers.                     9 weeks from sowing. 15 seeds.      each petal.
                                                                                                                                                                                        75cm HHA                  £3.75     90cm HHA                   £1.95      120cm HP                    £2.25   180cm HHA                  £2.95    30cm HA                   £2.45

     Calendula officinalis, ‘Sherbet Fizz’		                                        235W       Verbascum hybridum, ‘Southern Charm’                                            1271R
     A favourite colour for us, rich apricot-buff with darker mahogany centres                 Beautiful and unusual long flowering spikes in subtle yet eye-catching shades
     and undersides. 45cm HA			                                                       £2.65    of peach, pink, lilac and apricot. 10 seeds. 90cm HP                             £2.75

                                               Peach Perfect                                                                                                                                                                         FYP                                                                       FYP

                                                                                                                                                                                        Matthiola incana,           849P    Digitalis purpurea,         464Q      Zinnia elegans,          1311C      Penstemon barbatus, 967M            Zinnia elegans,         1310W
                                                                                                                                                                                        ‘Apricot’                           ‘Dalmatian Peach’                     ‘Lilliput Salmon’                   ‘Twizzle Coral’                     ‘Zinderella Peach’
                                                                                                                                                                                        Popular cottage garden flowers      Possibly the fastest Digitalis on     Abundant, small and perfectly       A vigorous first year flowering     Quirky looking flowers with
                                                                                                                                                                                        in peachy apricot with that         the market, this is our favourite     formed, pompom blooms in a          perennial. Strong stems with        fluffy domes topping attractive
                                                                                                                                                                                        wonderful distinctive scent.        colour – peachy-apricot.              delightful shade of salmon-pink.    long spikes of coral-pink blooms.   peachy blooms.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            15 seeds.                                                                 15 seeds.
                                                                                                                                                                                        75cm HA/HHA               £2.25     50cm HP/HB                  £3.45     60cm HA/HHA               £1.95     80cm HP                    £2.85    60cm HA/HHA               £2.95


                                                                                                                                                                                        Phlox drummondii,           985M    Clarkia elegans,            353M      Callistephus chinensis, 243E        Alcea rosea,               72G      Bupleurum longifolium, 226A
                                                                                                                                                                                        ‘Phlox of Sheep’                    ‘Salmon Rose’                         ‘King Size Apricot’                 ‘Halo Apricot’                      ‘Bronze Beauty’
                                                                                                                                                                                        This is a very attractive mixture   Abundant corally-pink blooms          Huge, flamboyant blooms in          Stunning dark-centred, large        Very beautiful, long-stalked
                                                                                                                                                                                        of soft pastel blooms – cream,      on tall spires provide colour all     a sumptuous creamy,                 single blooms of pinky,             heads of tiny yellow, true flowers
     Nicotiana langsdorfii, ‘Bronze Queen’                                           899A      Nicotiana glutinosa			                                                          899Q     orange, yellow, pink and white –    summer until the first frosts. Very   apricot colour.                     corally-apricot.                    surrounded by unusual coppery-
     Unusual, bronze-brown blooms adorn this interesting variety, perfect for cutting.         Hard to find, showy species with open bell-shaped, glossy rose-pink flowers.             shades and bicolors.                easy, never failing to please.                                                                                coloured bracts.
     120cm HHA			                                                                      £2.45   75cm HHA 			                                                                     £2.25   35cm HA/HHA                 £1.95   50cm HA                     £2.25     100cm HA/HHA              £2.25     200cm HB/HP              £2.85      50cm HP                     £3.75

20                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          21 21
         Black Magic

                                                                                                                   Akebia quinata                67     Angelica gigas               102E     Anthriscus sylvestris, 107T         Zaluzianskya capensis, 1306N       Digitalis purpurea,        464G         Verbena officinalis         1274D      Zinnia elegans,           1310F
                                                                                                                                                                                              ‘Raven’s Wing’                      ‘Midnight Candy’                   ‘Pam’s Choice’                          var. grandiflora, ‘Bampton’            ‘Queen Red Lime’
                                                                                                                   A native of Japan, this is a         Exotic, large, dark crimson-          Elegant cow parsley with leaves     Charming purple buds in the        Handsome foxglove with                  Clouds of little purple-pink flowers   Exceptional and unique
                                                                                                                   hardy, vigourous climber with        purple spherical florets borne in     which emerge green but turn a       day open in the evening to         spikes of large, creamy flowers,        on wiry, dark, purple-green            colouring; pale red fades to
                                                                                                                   fragrant, chocolate-purple           distinctive heads. Splendid and       sombre purple-black.                reveal white, outstandingly        extravagantly splotched in              branching stems and deliciously        lime green with a deep maroon
                                                                                                                   flowers. 12 seeds.                   unusual cut flowers. 10 seeds.                                            fragranced blooms.                 burgundy.                               dark foliage over a long season.       centre.
                                                                                                                   1200cm HP(Cl)              £3.95     180cm HP/HB                £3.25      90cm HP                   £2.95     45cm HA/HHA               £2.75    120cm HP/HB                £2.25        100cm HP                     £2.75     75cm HA/HHA                £3.25


                                                                                                                   Cosmos		                  399N       Lathyrus odoratus,        764H        Rudbeckia hirta,           1130G    Papaver somniferum         954J
                                                                                                                   atrosanguineus, ‘Black Magic’        ‘Black Knight’                        ‘Cherry Brandy’                     laciniatum, ‘Black Swan’
                                                                                                                   The prized chocolate Cosmos.         Stunning, fragranced sweet            With flowers of the deepest         Handsome, dark-coloured, frizzy-
     Papaver somniferum, ‘Lauren’s Grape’		                                                             954F       Darkly decadent flowers of           pea of a striking, deep maroon        crimson, this lovely variety is     petalled, semi-double poppy
                                                                                                                   velvety burgundy to almost           colour.                               very easy and a wonderful, long     borne with grey-green foliage.
     Crisp, velvety, deep plum-purple petals and attractive grey-blue-green foliage.                               black. 4 seeds                                                             lasting cut flower.
     90cm HA			                                                                                          £2.25     60cm HHP                 £7.50       250cm HA(Cl)                £2.45     60cm HA/HHP                 £3.45   90cm HA                  £2.45


                                                                                                                            FYP                                                                  FYP

     Cerinthe major var.        316K      Angelica sylvestris,       108B       Lysimachia atropurpurea, 832P      Dianthus barbatus,          450K     Centaurea cyanus,              304H   Alcea rosea var. nigra      83S     Cosmos bipinnatus,         399C
     purpurascens                         ‘Ebony’                               ‘Beaujolais’                       ‘Sooty’                              ‘Black Ball’                                                              ‘Double Click Cranberries’
     Distinctive and unusual dark         A dramatic plant with intense         Fascinating long spikes of small   Veritable eye-catcher with dark      Very fine, old, tall variety -        Not quite black, these unusual      Exuberant frothy double flowers
     purple-blue flowers, quite           dark purple foliage and beautiful     wine-red flowers all summer.       foliage and large fragrant flowers   double flowers of rich deep           hollyhocks are a very, very dark    in a lovely shade of glamorous       Atriplex hortensis               Daucus carota,                Scabiosa atropurpurea,
     different from anything else         dusky pink umbels.                                                       of the deepest maroon-black.         maroon.                               shade of maroon.                    dark carmine-red.                    var. rubra                       ‘Dara’                        ‘Black Knight’
     in your garden.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   154C £2.25                       437Y £2.25                    1148Y £2.25
     60cm HA/HHA                £2.25     80cm HB                   £3.95       75cm HP                  £2.45     40cm HHA/HHP              £2.25      120cm HA                    £1.95     180cm HB/HP               £2.45     90cm HHA                 £2.75

22                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     23

     Valeriana officinalis     1269H    Agrostis nebulosa           64F     Achillea millefolium,         36G   Briza media                215A     Astrantia major            151B
                                                                            True Wild Form
     Attractive native wild flower      A beautiful ornamental grass        Distinctive ferny foliage with      Most attractive, native,            Tiny flowers are crowded
     with clusters of fragrant, pale    for the flower arranger with        flat heads of white (or pinky)      ornamental perennial grass with     together in a pin cushion head
     pink flowers.                      large, delicate heads of tiny       flowers over a long period.         delicate panicles of small,         in a beautiful mix of pink, green
                                        spikelets.                          Perfect natural-looking blooms      heart-shaped flowers.               and white.
     150cm HP                   £2.45   45cm HA                    £2.25    for cutting. 60cm HP £1.95          60cm HP                     £2.55   60cm HP                     £2.95


                                                                                                                                                                                        Delphinium hybrida, ‘Galahad’		                                                   441D      Cephalaria gigantea			                                                           307J
                                                                                                                                                                                        Magnificent and noble plant for the back of the border. A favourite variety with pure       Superb at the back of the border, with large, scabious-like, pale creamy-yellow flowers.
                                                                                                                                                                                        white blooms. 180cm HP			                                                           £2.75   180cm HP			                                                                        £2.65

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Green with Envy
     Anemone nemorosa             97C   Cobaea scandens
                                        var. alba
                                                                   372A     Salvia viridis,
                                                                            ‘White Swan’
                                                                                                        1138E   Aloe polyphylla              80R
                                                                                                                Fascinating, rare and beautiful
                                                                                                                                                    Centranthus ruber,
                                                                                                                                                                                741F     New
     Attractive wild flower with        Much sought after climber -         Particularly attractive white       Aloe from the mountains of          Long-lived perennial with
     delicate white or pink-tinged      white flowers with a beautiful      variety which will stand out        Lesotho. Leaves start to spiral     clusters of pure white, fragrant
     flowers.                           hint of greenish-white.             beautifully in any border.          when the plant is around 40cm.      flowers with bluey-green foliage.
                                                                                                                Surprisingly hardy. 7 seeds.        Excellent for cutting.
     20cm HP                    £2.25   600cm HHA/HHP(Cl)         £2.95     45cm HA                   £1.95     30cm HP                   £4.95     120cm HP                   £1.95


     Agastache rugosa,            60L   Angelica                   1373     Bupleurum rotundifolium, 226X       Nicotiana alata,          897C      Amaranthus                    84D
     ‘Liquorice White’                  archangelica                        ‘Garibaldi’                         ‘Lime Green’                        hypochondriacus,                                                                                                                         FYP
     Aromatic perennial with dense      With heavenly associations, the     Eye-catching bright green           Tube-shaped, sweet-scented          ‘Green Thumb’
     spikes of pure white flowers.      leaves are used for flavouring      flowers and foliage, this variety   lime-green flowers are produced     Quirky variety with distinctive,    Cosmos bipinnatus, ‘Apricot Lemonade’                                             401J      Echinacea purpurea, ‘Green Twister’                                              491G
     Great for cutting and flowers in   stewed fruits and in herbal teas.   has extra-long stems, making it     profusely all summer.               perky spikes of unusual and
     as little as 10 weeks from seed.   Beautiful flowers.                  even better for flower arranging.                                       vibrant bright green flowers.       A beautiful and unusually coloured, much sought-after Cosmos; yellow-apricot                Very distinctive colouring with bright lemon-green petals with centres blushed
     90cm HP                   £2.65    180cm HP                  £1.95     120cm HA                   £2.45    75cm HHA                  £1.95     40cm HA/HHA                 £1.95   with a pinky centre. 70cm HHA		                                                   £2.95     with pinky-purple. 12 seeds. 100cm HP		                                           £3.50

24                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             25
Ray of Sunshine

                                                           Antirrhinum majus,         111T      Calendula officinalis,      235K     Echinacea purpurea, 490Q            Primula vulgaris,         1046B     Phlox drummondii           985Z
                                                           ‘Madame Butterfly Ivory’,            ‘Snow Princess’                      ‘White Swan’                        True Wild Form                      grandiflora, ‘Isabellina’
                                                           F1 Hybrid                            The closest you’ll get to a white    Abundant large, pure white          No garden should be without         Super and very popular phlox
                                                           Classic creamy frilled blooms.       Marigold.                            flowers with downswept              a few of these lovely flowers       with creamy yellow, buttery
                                                                                                                                     white petals surrounding a          tucked in a corner to serve as      flowers.
                                                                                                                                     central cone.                       a harbinger of spring.
                                                           75cm HHA                   £3.75     60cm HA                   £2.65      75cm HP                   £2.95     15cm HP                    £2.65    60cm HA/HHA              £2.25


                                                           Digitalis ambigua           462E     Zinnia elegans,           1311L      Helianthus annuus,         672B     Viola cornuta,             1277Z    Rudbeckia hirta,          1129T
                                                                                                ‘Queen Lemon Peach’                  ‘Valentine’                         ‘Tiger Eye Yellow’, F1 Hybrid       ‘Goldilocks’
                                                           Uncommon plant with long,            A new addition to this popular       Best-selling, beautiful,            Rich yellow flowers with dark,      Beautiful variety with an
                                                           loose spikes of pale yellow          range of Zinnias. Beautiful          branching sunflower.                dark brown stripes radiating        abundance of lovely, long-
                                                           flowers with mottled maroon          blooms with changing shades                                              from the centre of the flower       lasting, double, orange blooms
                                                           insides.                             of peachy yellow.                                                        in a most tiger-like fashion.       with chocolate-brown centres.
                                                           90cm HP/HB                £1.95      75cm HA/HHA                £3.25     150cm HA                   £2.65    15cm HA/HB                  £3.25   70cm HA/HHP                £2.25

                                                                                                                                      New                                                                     New

                       Cosmos bipinnatus,          401H    Tanacetum vulgare         1227H      Rudbeckia fulgida,        1128C      Limonium bonduelii         812P     Helichrysum                 677Q    Helianthus annuus,         674W
                       ‘Kiiro’                                                                  ‘Goldsturm’                                                              bracteatum, ‘Golden Yellow’         ‘Gummy Bear’
                       Beautiful soft yellow blooms with   Pretty native plant with aromatic    A fine plant for the border,         Particularly good for cutting and   Papery, shiny flowers in rich       Very double, fluffy pale lemon-
                       the occasional hint of peach and    leaves and heads of very             producing a profusion of golden-     drying is this Limonium with        sunshiny dark golden yellow.        yellow flowers on branching
                       pink on tall, cuttable stems.       attractive, yellow, button-like      yellow flowers with a contrasting,   delicate pale yellow flowers        Perfect for cutting and drying,     stems. Shorter variety perfect
                                                           flowers.                             black, central cone.                 atop thin, strong stems.            they last almost forever.           for both beds and cutting.
                       120cm HHA                 £2.25     90cm HP                      £1.95   60cm HP                     £2.55    65cm HA                    £2.25    90cm HHA                   £1.95    120cm HHA                  £2.65

26                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              27
         Red Hot


                                                                                                                  Ipomoea lobata           1083A      Helianthus annuus,         672H    Calendula officinalis, 233R        Helichrysum                 678F       Dahlia,		                    434J     Eschscholzia               533J   Adonis aestivalis             48
                                                                                                                                                      ‘Ring of Fire’                     ‘Indian Prince’                    bracteatum, Copper Red                 ‘Bishop’s Children’                   californica, ‘Apricot Chiffon’
                                                                                                                  Splendid and vigorous climber       Lovely, large bicolored blooms     Best-selling variety with          Lustrous bright coppery orange-        Impressive dark bronze foliage        Award-winning variety with        This annual species, with feathery
                                                                                                                  producing a profusion of long,      on branching stems. Dark red       eye-catching deep orange           red papery, shiny flowers.             with large, spectacular single        luxurious, single and double,     foliage and brilliant blood-red,
                                                                                                                  slender spikes of unusual           petals surrounded by golden-       flowers.                           Perfect for cutting and drying,        flowers in a delightful mix of rich   peachy apricot flowers with a     poppy-like flowers, makes a
                                                                                                                  crimson and yellow flowers          yellow flames.                                                        they last almost forever.              colours.                              shimmer of coral-pink.            delightful plant for the border.
                                                                                                                  360cm HHA/HHP(Cl) £2.25             120cm HA                   £2.85   45cm HA                  £1.95     90cm HHA                   £1.95       90cm HHA/HHP                £2.25     25cm HA                   £2.45   45cm HA                      £1.95


                                                                                                                  Erysimum cheiri,             329X   Antirrhinum majus,         106L    Phlox drummondii           986P    Tropaeolum minus,        1259F
                                                                                                                  ‘Scarlet Bedder’                    ‘Potomac Dark Orange’              grandiflora ‘Coccinea’             ‘Black Velvet’
                                                                                                                  Old variety with nice bushy         Handsome deep orange colour        Fiery-red long flowering blooms.   Remarkable, compact variety
     Tagetes patula, ‘Burning Embers’		                                                              1222K        plants covered with deep and        with a slight pinky tinge.                                            covered with unique velvety-
                                                                                                                  bright, rich scarlet flowers.                                                                             black flowers.
     Single blooms of deep orange with each petal delicately outlined in a paler orange.                          Very easy.
     45cm HHA			                                                                                        £2.50     45cm HP/HB                  £1.95   150cm HHA                 £3.75    45cm HA/HHA              £2.25     30cm HA                    £2.25

      New                                                                                                          New

                                                                                           FYP                             FYP

     Emilia javanica,            503D     Tithonia rotundifolia, 1250Q          Rudbeckia triloba,        1130J   Agastache aurantiaca, 62G           Coreopsis tinctoria,       386K    Papaver rhoeas,            951A    Zinnia elegans,            1310X
     ‘Irish Poet’                         ‘Fiesta del Sol’                      ‘Prairie Glow’                    ‘Apricot Sprite’                    ‘Roulette’                         True Wild Form                     ‘Super Yoga Scarlet’
     Beautiful variety with clusters of   Abundant intense, bright orange       Branched plant covered with       Fragrant foliage with apricot-      Delicate yet bold flowers of the   Brilliant scarlet flowers,         One of our favourite series,
     deep orange tassle-like flowers      flowers. Enjoy blooms and             masses of rusty-red, golden-      orange flowers over a long          darkest red, with a second inner   a native wild flower needing       these are excellent cut flowers;       Helichrysum bracteatum, ‘Orange’		                                                               677T
     on long stems.                       butterflies all summer long!          tipped flowers in late summer.    period from early summer to late    row of golden feathery petals.     no introduction.                   large, bold scarlet flowers on tall,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            minimally branched stems.              Burnished dark orange, coppery flowers with a real metallic lustre.
                                                                                                                  autumn. Very attractive to bees
     60cm HHA                   £2.25     75cm HHA                  £2.45       100cm HP                 £2.95    and florists. 45cm HP £2.45         80cm HA                  £1.95     60cm HA                  £1.95     90cm HA/HHA                 £2.25      90cm HHA			                                                                                       £1.95

28                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              29
True Blue


                                                                                                                     Ageratum,                  63J      Cichorium intybus           334N     Cynoglossum amabile, 427            Ipomoea tricolor,         715A       Borage                     1377        Didiscus caeruleus         460B    Myosotis arvensis,          890C
                                                                                                                     ‘Blue Horizon’, F1 Hybrid                                                ‘Firmament’                         ‘Heavenly Blue’                                                                                                True Wild Form
                                                                                                                     Vigorous hybrid with large          Most attractive wild flower with     Indigo-blue flowers are produced    Huge blooms of a lovely sky-blue     Delightful annual with pretty blue     Large umbels of beautiful, pale    Beloved for its spikes of small
                                                                                                                     clusters of strong-stemmed,         lovely, clear bright blue flowers    very freely for bright colour in    colour.                              flowers beloved by bees.               lavender-blue, faintly sweet-      bright blue flowers from April
                                                                                                                     purplish-blue blooms.               in summer and early autumn.          early summer borders.                                                                                           scented flowers.                   until September. Very easily
                                                                                                                     75cm HHA                  £3.25     120cm HP                   £2.65     40cm HA                   £1.95     400cm HHP(Cl)              £2.45     90cm HA                   £1.95        60cm HHA                   £2.25   30cm HA                    £2.25

                                                                                                                     Hesperis matronalis,         681T    Delphinium consolida, 442D          Thalictrum delavayi      1238B      Gilia tricolor              630C
                                                                                                                     Purple-violet                       ‘Frosted Skies’
                                                                                                                     With its beautifully perfumed       Beautiful, tall spikes of delicate   Attractive species from China       Beautiful flowers with slender-
     Scabiosa atropurpurea, ‘Blue Cockade’		                                                              1148Z      purple-violet flowers, this is      white papery flowers tinged with     with large, loose panicles of       stemmed clusters of yellow-
                                                                                                                     a traditional cottage garden        a subtle shade of pale blue.         mauve flowers with long drooping    throated, bell-shaped flowers in
     Superb variety with very large, brilliant blue flowers on long strong stems.                                    favourite.                                                               stamens with yellow anthers.        shades of pale violet or lilac.
     120cm HA/HHA			                                                                                        £2.35    90cm HP/HB                  £2.25   90cm HA                    £2.25     120cm HP                    £2.35   60cm HA                      £1.95

                                             New                                                                                                          New

     Gilia capitata              629E      Lathyrus odoratus,           768Z        Nepeta nervosa           896E    Phacelia                   977A     Lathyrus odoratus,         764D      Callistephus chinensis, 243M        Centaurea cyanus,           304R
                                           ‘Bristol’                                                                 tanacetifolia                       ‘Kingfisher’                         ‘Duchesse Light Blue’               ‘Classic Fantastic’
     Charming annual with ferny            Absolutely beautiful flowers in          Dense, cylindrical spikes of     Dense, curved spikes of small,      Pale green buds open into            Large and splendid pale             Captivating colours in different
     foliage and dense, heads of           subtle shades of pale, watercolour       numerous clear blue flowers.     soft lavender, bell-shaped          fresh, citrus scented flowers of     lavender flowers with incurved      shades of blue.                      Nigella damascena, ‘Miss Jekyll’		                                                                903H
     small, pale blue flowers that are     blue with an exquisite scent.                                             flowers which are enjoyed           pale, purple-grey on a cream         petals on tall, upright stems.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Beautiful variety with large, semi-double, bright light blue flowers.
     particularly fine for cutting.        Especially floriferous.                                                   by bees.                            background.
     40cm HA                      £2.25    250cm HA(Cl)                £2.75        60cm HP                  £2.65   90cm HA/HHA                £1.95    240cm HA(Cl)               £2.75     70cm HA/HHA               £2.25     100cm HA                   £1.95     45cm HA			                                                                                         £2.25

30                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  31
New                                     New
         Tickled Pink

                                                                                                                           FYP                                                                     FYP

                                                                                                                  Achillea millefolium,       36D      Persicaria orientalis, 1027H       Verbena hastata,            1271C   Brachyscome                  212A
                                                                                                                  ‘Cerise Queen’                       ‘Cerise Pearls’                    ‘Pink Spires’                       iberidifolia, ‘Little Missy’
                                                                                                                  Beautiful cultivated Yarrow          Cultivated variety loaded with     Long spires of brilliant pink       Unusual soft lilac blue colour
                                                                                                                  with ferny foliage and heads of      flower spikes of many rosy red     flowers.                            with a yellow eye.
                                                                                                                  flowers in a lovely shade of dark    blooms.
                                                                                                                  cherry red.
                                                                                                                  60cm HP                   £2.45      140cm HA                 £2.45     120cm HP                  £2.25     25cm HA/HHA                 £1.95


                                                                                                                  Leonurus sibiricus         777D      Linum grandiflorum          814B   Erysimum cheiri,            330E    Dahlia,		                     433W
                                                                                                                                                       var. rubrum                        ‘Sugar Rush Purple Bicolour’,       ‘Mignon Rose Shades’                             FYP
                                                                                                                  Vigorous plants with a natural       Very easy, sow and forget and      F1 Hybrid. Robust, floriferous      Super plants with masses of
     Cosmos bipinnatus, ‘Xsenia’		                                                                     399W       elegance – spikes of pink            blooming all summer, brilliant     and sweet-scented wallflowers       large, single bright pink blooms.
                                                                                                                  flowers in whorls on long stalks.    red flowers with a silky sheen.    in a lovely, rich lavender with     Surprisingly easy to grow, flowering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Echinacea purpurea, ‘Magnus’		                                                                   490X
     A striking Cosmos; rosy-pink which is overlaid with an orangey, shimmering glow.                             Lovely for cutting.                                                     darker magenta.                     in around 12 weeks from sowing.        Splendid and robust plants with strong stems and super large purple-pink flowers with a touch
     60cm HHA			                                                                                        £2.95     180cm HA                  £2.25      35cm HA                  £1.95     30cm HP/HB                  £3.25   45cm HHA/HHP                  £1.95    of fragrance. 100cm HP			                                                                         £2.95

                                          New                                                                      New                                                                                                                                                 New

              FYP                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       FYP

     Lupinus polyphyllus,       828J     Zinnia elegans,            1311W       Lathyrus odoratus,         766Z   Phlox drummondii             986Q    Callistephus chinensis, 243H       Cosmos bipinnatus,         397H     Helichrysum               677D         Amberboa moschata, 306E              Digitalis purpurea,       463A       Scabiosa atropurpurea, 1148X
     ‘The Pages’                         ‘Super Yoga Carmine’                   ‘Annie B. Gilroy’                 grandiflora Tall Mixed               ‘Duchesse Coral Rose’              ‘Dazzler’                           bracteatum, Bright Rose                ‘Splendens’                          True Wild Form                       ‘Beaujolais Bonnets’
     These lupins in shades of           One of our favourite series, these     Bright cerise/magenta, highly     Lovely selection of bright and       Fresh and cheery, perfect pink     Bright pinky-red flowers that       Lovely bright carmine-rose with        Cottage garden favourite with        The beautiful Foxglove needs         Beautiful deep wine coloured
     carmine are amongst the             are excellent cut flowers; large,      scented with real vibrancy of     more subdued pinks, some             blooms. Large flowers with         really stand out in a crowd.        a silvery tint.                        large, fluffy, sweet-scented         no introduction.                     centres dotted with contrasting
     showiest of hardy, herbaceous       dazzling, dark pink flowers on tall,   colour.                           bicolored, alongside white flowers   incurved petals on upright                                                                                    purple-violet flowers. Brilliant                                          white stamens and pale pink
     perennials.                         minimally branched stems.                                                – some with pink eyes. Very easy.    stems.                                                                                                        for cutting.                                                              ruffled outer petals.
     150cm HP                  £2.45     90cm HA/HHA                  £2.25     250cm HA(Cl)             £2.45    45cm HA/HHA                  £1.95   70cm HA/HHA               £2.25    90cm HHA                  £1.95     90cm HHA                    £2.25      70cm HA                      £2.25   150cm HP/HB              £2.25       60cm HP                   £2.25

32                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               33


     Lathyrus odoratus,        771F      Lupinus perennis          826P     Brachycome                  212C    Limonium sinuatum,          811P      Verbena bonariensis, 1275H
     ‘Earl Grey’                                                            iberidifolia, Mixed                 ‘Purple Attraction’                   ‘Vanity’
     Beautiful flaked dark maroon        Unpretentious and appealing wild   Lovely compact plant with           Very popular everlasting rich         More compact variety with
     petals that fade to grey.           Lupin with a natural beauty. The   attractive ferny foliage and a      violet-purple flowers.                intense, fragrant blue flowers,
                                         blue flowers on tall stems are     profusion of blue, rose-pink,       Fast-growing and super easy,          will encourage bees from miles
                                         loved by bees and butterflies.     purple and white flowers.           a great choice for beginners.         around.
     240cm HA(Cl)              £2.45     60cm HP                    £1.95   25cm HA/HHA                 £2.25   80cm HHA                   £2.25      80cm HP                    £2.75

                                                                                                                 New                                                                        FYP                                                                                          FYP

                                                                                                                                                                                         Verbascum phoeniceum, ‘Violetta’		                                            1280Z    Jasione perennis, ‘Blue Light’		                                                    729A
                                                                                                                                                                                         Forming rosettes of fresh green foliage, it bears in summer candles of dark            Early flowering from June, this cultivated form has beautiful azure-blue flowers
                                                                                                                                                                                         purple-violet flowers. 90cm HP		                                               £2.25   in almost globular heads. Excellent for cutting. 60cm HP                             £2.10

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Purple Patch
     Echium vulgare             498A     Salvia viridis,
                                         ‘Oxford Blue’
                                                                   1138D    Linaria purpurea           813R     Browallia americana, 220W
                                                                                                                ‘Blue Lady’
                                                                                                                                                      Delphinium consolida, 442L
                                                                                                                                                      ‘Fancy Purple Picotee’
     Easy hardy annual bearing in        An old, tried and tested variety   Old and reliable hardy perennial    Charming blue flowers in              An elegant and eye-catching
     profusion spikes of exquisite       with the “flowers” coloured to     with long, slender spires           profusion. Perfect for naturalistic   Larkspur with pale purple
     flowers in an attractive, deep      match its name.                    crowded with purple-violet          planting and drought tolerant.        blooms edged with a darker
     mid-blue.                                                              flowers all summer.                 Very easy and long flowering.         purple.
     90cm HA/HB                  £1.95   45cm HA                  £2.15     90cm HP                   £2.25     60cm HHA                   £2.25      120cm HA                  £2.25


     Aquilegia vulgaris,       113K      Agastache hybrida,           63Y   Anchusa azurea,              90A    Centaurea cyanus,          304X       Lathyrus odoratus,         765Z
     True Wild Form                      ‘Astello Indigo’                   ‘Dropmore’                          ‘Blue Diadem’                         ‘Cupani’
     One of our most beautiful native    A Fleuroselect Gold variety -      Smart perennial with large          A bright blue cornflower with         Robust, hardy strain with
     wild flowers. Found in woods        wonderful mint-scented spikes      panicles of lovely deep blue        large, double flowers.                beautiful flowers with mauve       Lathyrus odoratus, ‘Our Harry’		                                               772F    Scabiosa atropurpurea, ‘Burgundy Beau’                                              1149J
     and wet places, loved               of deep-blue flowers.              flowers all summer.                                                       wings and a maroon standard.
     by bumble bees.                                                                                                                                  Heady scent.                       Fragrant, wavy petals of deep mid-blue on long, strong stems.                          This stunning flower is of a colour quite unlike any other Scabious, a surprising
     100cm HP                 £2.25      60cm HHP                 £2.95     150cm HP                  £2.45     75cm HA                    £2.25      250cm HA(Cl)              £2.25    240cm HA(Cl)			                                                                £2.75   deep purple. 60cm HA/HHA			                                                          £2.45

34                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           35
You can also read