Daucus carota 'Purple Kisses' is a large flowered chocolate coloured Queen Anne’s Lace, with delicate, lacy, flat-topped clusters that bloom for most of the summer from just one planting, they pair well with almost anything in the garden or the vase.
Boasting the most desirable of deep blue flowers, Scabiosa ‘Oxford Blue’ is a reselected form that stands out from other varieties. The large, domed, dark centred cushions with contrasting white 'pins', bob atop strong stems.
A hardier, more robust variety, Gaura lindheimeri 'Summer Breeze' produces open, willowy, vase-shaped plants, with long graceful stems that suspend numerous little, dainty, butterfly shaped flowers at their tips.
Malva 'Bibor Felho' feature velvety, plum-purple flowers with deep purple veins which emerge from distinctive purple flower buds. This electric, willowy plant mingles well in the border with plants of equal stature.
'Prince Edward of York' is a striking two-toned Sweet Pea variety that features cerise standard and deep magenta-crimson wings. The long-stemmed sprays. with three to four blooms to each stem make exceptionally fine cut flowers.
Thalictrum delavayi is invaluable for providing height without density in the border. The pure white form ‘Album’ is exquisite. Open sprays of pure white flowers create a delicate snowy haze that wafts above other late summer perennials.
Tolerant of low temperatures, Melon 'F1 Irina' is probably one the easiest melons to grow in our climate. This vigorous variety has an abundance of female flowers and is one of the quickest to mature - surely one of the sweetest rewards of home gardening.