Honeywort with its beautiful silver foliage and dangling purple bells is a favourite of all who grow it. It will happily self sow in the garden. Sow seed in situ during winter and spring. 50 cm x 40 cm
Masses of sky blue flowers are produced on 40cm tall sturdy stems during summer. Sow in spring either in pots or trays or in situ. Seed should be lightly covered as it needs darkness to germinate. Good cut flower as well as a garden plant. Best grown in cooler areas.
Florists Blue Boy’ is a commercial cut flower strain of this popular, dreamy blue annual. Plant seed in a sunny spot in the open garden from late summer until late winter for a good spring or early summer display. Height 80cm. Space 20cm by 20cm.
‘Purity’ is a tall white flowered variety selected from the ‘Sensation’ strain. From seed sown in situ during spring ‘Purity’ will make 100cm tall by 70cm wide plants topped by a profusion of large pure white flowers from early summer until autumn.
A new exceptional Cosmos with a unique contrasting colour pattern. The petals of the large dark red flowers are striped white. Some flowers are white with a dark red picotee. Grows up to 80cm tall by 60cm across.
Tall plants produce large fully double and semi double flowers in shades of carmine pink and white. A really good cut flower as well as a fine garden plant. Height 120cm. Sow mid spring to early summer.
Easily grown annuals which do best when planted straight into the garden. This is my favourite strain which I grow most years in a bed in the vegetable garden. The single flowers are in a range of pink, lavender, magenta, and white on 120 cm tall plants.
A new first year flowering strain of foxgloves, a mixture of four colours, white, pale pink, mid-pink and purple. If seed is sown during August and early September the plants will bloom the following summer.
The pure white and green flower bracts, carried on 60cm to 80 cm tall stems, make a great cut flower. Take care with this plant as the sap can cause rashes so wear glasses, gloves and long sleeves when handling it.
Hollyhocks were a mainstay of cottage gardens during the 19th century and the early part of last century. Deep blackcurrant-purple single flowers. Sow seed in situ or in individual pots from mid-summer until early spring.
A great colour range of fully double flowers, rose, yellow, maroon, salmon pink, scarlet and white on 250cm tall stems. Plant seed in individual pots during February and March and plant out into the garden when ready.
This new cut flower series is a great improvement on older strains. Strong stems carry long spires of fully double flowers. Upward growing side branches mean less tangling when flowers are being picked.