Pennisetum alopecuroides is one of the easiest and most visually stunning grasses you can grow. Fountain-like smoky purple-black plumes contrast nicely with the slender arching, glossy, deep green foliage.
Alicante is superior variety possessing all the things we look for in a tomato. This popular heritage variety matures early and produces an excellent crop of fine, full-bodied flavour.
Sedum ussuriense is at its best in late summer when the blue-green succulent leaves are followed by glowing carmine-red flower clusters. It even pleases the eye in winter when it turns into a stage for dew drops and ice crystals.
Cumin has a richness of history that gives it a special place in the world of spices. It has a distinctive flavour and aroma and is easily grown in cooler climates. The seeds are typically dried and used as a condiment.
Kailan 'Kichi' is a fantastic vegetable chimera - the florets of broccoli, the stems of asparagus, and leaves like tender collard greens. It has a mild flavour and, best of all can be harvested in only eight weeks.
‘Mariska’ is a little known compact variety of Dill often referred to as ‘Florist’s Dill’. With starry bright yellow flower heads and abundant foliage it is an excellent variety for use as a cut flower, yet is still a great variety for the kitchen.
On a sunny day at the end of winter, when the branches of the trees are still bare, the sight of shady banks and glades lit by the white stars of the Wood Anemone leave you in no doubt that spring is truly here.
Every garden needs a few easy going plants that give a lot of colour for very little work. Heliopsis ‘New Hybrids' will produce arm loads of flowers all summer long and never once ask for decent soil or proper care.
'Little Maiden' is a super Dianthus for the rock, roof or fairy garden. Pure white, fragrant flowers with delicately fringed edges are held above compact symmetrical domes, tight little clumps that rock gardeners call buns.
Worldwide, Antirrhinum is one of the most important 'summer cut-flowers' grown from seed. Though technically classified as a short lived perennial, they are often cultivated as an annual or as a biennial.
Introduced for the 2016 season, Cosmos bipinnatus 'Xanthos' is causing rather a stir in horticultural circles. Unique soft-yellow blooms are produced in profusion on compact dwarf plants.
Selected for reliable flowering in Europe, Sporobolus 'Wisconsin Strain' has fine foliage that cascades out from the centre of the plant. But the great joy of this plant is in summer when it produces a great cloudy haze of tiny flower heads.
This French Bean may be dwarf but , oh la la – do they taste good! 'Maxi' is an outstanding variety that is very easy to grow and full of flavour. Superb yields for a small amount of space, outlay and effort. Organic Seed.
Artemisia annua, 'Sweet Annie' has tall stems with fine bright green, ferny foliage that is sweetly fragrant. This herb has a wide variety of uses but is most often grown for fresh and dried arrangements.
Bred for especially for cut flower production, Matthiola ‘Lucinda’ bloom uniformly across the colour range to facilitate cutting at the same time. This fabulous series is now available in range of single colours.
Anchusa 'Dropmore' is a 1905 selection that is still available today. They will thrive in a sunny border, are much loved by almost all bee species and make a great companion to rich plums and purple tones.
Whether you know this plant by its scientific name Polygonatum, or the more poetic variant Solomon's Seal, this plant is a welcome addition to the shade garden. The bright green elliptical leaves look wonderful amongst native ferns.
Komatsuna one of the least known of the Oriental greens, but it is possibly Japan's most beloved vegetable. An all-season green that is easy to grow, the lovely round emerald green leaves sit atop perfectly juicy stems.
Long sword-shaped leaves, tight set white spheres and ivory-white bracts on smooth stiff stems. Eryngium yuccifolium have a unique structure that make it highly desirable.
Anemonopsis macrophylla is one of the most beautiful and elegant plants that you could wish for. This emphatic woodlander is not in fact difficult to grow if given humus-rich, semi-shaded conditions.
With elegant, rich deep purple almost black, finely cut ferny foliage, Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing' explodes with delicate clusters of small white flowers held above the darkest of foliage.