A marvellous little annual which will flower quickly from seed sprinkled onto the garden. Sow seed during autumn and again from late winter through spring for a vivid display of the reddest of red flowers. 30cm.
This creamy white variety was bred in America fifty or more years ago and has stood the test of time. Growing 60cm tall by 80cm across it produces its very large flowers for many summer and autumn months. Sow seed in spring.
A terrific old variety of large flowered double marigolds. Orange, yellow and lemon flowers, some 8-10cm across are carried on a strong 70-80cm tall plant. Makes a good cut flower as well as an excellent garden subject. Sow seeds in spring.
'Mont Blanc' as you would expect is a scintillating pure white flowering form of garden mallow. If grown well it will flower from spring through the summer although it does need extra watering during dry periods. It will make a plant some 40cm tall by 30cm across.
This small growing nasturtium makes a mound 40cm by 40cm and produces 5cm blooms in shades of red, pink, orange and yellow from late spring until frosts. The flowers can be used in salads and the edible leaves have a peppery flavour.
Moonlight wan, creamy flowers, the closest to white of any nasturtium, make a delightful contrast to deeper coloured varieties. A compact grower making 30cm tall by 50cm wide. Sow seeds in spring for a long summer and autumn display.
An Award of Garden Merit annual producing white flowers some 4-5cm across during spring and summer. The ornamental seed pods are great as a cut flower. Sow seeds during late winter and early spring. When established will self sow. Read more about Nigella hispanica 'Miss Jeckyll Alba'
The yellow flowers stand proud above dark green ferny foliage on 50cm tall stems. The seed heads are ornamental and dry well for dried flower arrangements. Sow seed 1/2cm deep in situ during late winter and spring. Will self sow.
A tried and true garden strain with all the colours, white, pink, lemon, red, yellow each as beautiful as the next. Easily grown in any sunny garden bed. Broadcast seeds in situ during late autumn and winter for flowering from late winter until early summer. Read more about Papaver nudicaule ‘Excelsior’
This is the strain that the Welsh artist Cedric Morris developed in his Suffolk garden ‘Benton End’. A mixture of soft smoky colours, grey, lilac, mauve, pink, soft orange and white. Many of the poppies are flecked and there are some picotees. Read more about Papaver rhoeas ‘Mother of Pearl’