Northern Blue Flag Iris€2.70
Iris versicolor is one of the few species in garden cultivation. Although happiest at the waterside the plants will also perform well under average to moist border conditions. Flowering from May through to July, each stalk produces up to five violet-blue flowers with ruffled petals and bold purple veining.
Northern Blue Flag Iris€3.54
'Kermesina' is an attractive and popular cultivar of Iris versicolor. Flowering from May through to July with claret-purple flowers with ruffled petals and bold purple veining. It may be grown in shallow standing water or moist shoreline soils and suitable to be grown in constantly moist humusy soils of a border.
Wildflower of Britain and Ireland
Starting at: €1.68
Woad has been grown for its indigo-blue pigment and for its medicinal properties since the 13th century, recently capturing popular imagination as the blue dye for body paint used by the Celts. This fashionable plant has a fresh wildflower appearance that can brighten any garden.
True English Lavender, Old English Lavender€2.28Lavandula angustifolia, also called Lavender vera is the best Lavender for medicinal and aromatherapy purposes. It is a staple plant for the herb garden, the fragrant flowers have been used in perfumes, poultices and potpourris for centuries. Organic Seed.
Mugwort has been known since ancient times, with a multitude of medicinal uses. This amazing shrub is closely allied to the Artemisia absinthe and botanically related to tarragon. It has a mellow sage-like aroma. it repels insects and is employed as a natural dye and an aromatic culinary herb.
Love in a Mist
Starting at: €1.14
Nigella “Persian Jewels” bears delicate, old-fashioned flowers of red, rose pink, blue, deep violet-blue and white open a pale colour but mature to their intense, pure shades, each backed by a wispy, bright green ruff. Viewed from afar the flowers look as though they really are floating in a mist.
White Bulbing, Exhibition Onion.
Heritage (English 1887)€1.50
With outstanding quality and excellent keeping qualities, Ailsa Craig Prizewinner is much loved by both home gardeners and exhibitors producing weighty onions perfect for the kitchen or show bench. A heritage variety and great all-rounder, Ailsa Craig still takes some beating.
Maincrop, White Bulbing Onion
Heritage (English pre 1898).€1.50
A very popular and reliable variety for well over 100 years. 'Bedfordshire Champion' is ideally suited to our climate producing large globe shaped, golden brown skinned bulbs with crisp white flesh. Late summer maturity. Well grown bulbs have excellent storing capabilities.
Early, White Bulbing, Exhibition Onion.€2.58
Onion 'Globo' has the classic ‘flask’ shape with pale straw skin colour and dark veining, this is an early onion and perfect for the August September shows. Sow maincrop onions March to April outdoors, and thin early. For very large onions sow December to early January and transplant seedlings in spring.
Salad or Bulbing Onion, Red Onion€1.38
Redmate is an excellent duel purpose variety of onion. It can be harvested early and eaten as a mild salad onion or left to grow. Red bulb onions are mild and the sweetest tasting of all onions and recommended to liven up the salad bowl.
Mid to Late Variety, Red Bulbing Onion€2.10Red Baron is a well known and very popular mid to late maturing variety. Easy to grow, an excellent cropper and good for over-winter storage, it produces beautiful globe shaped, firm, well flavoured bulbs with good skins and thin necks.
Maincrop, White Bulbing Onion€1.14
Onion Rijnsburger is an excellent Dutch variety with uniform sized, large globe-shaped bulbs with thin necks. They have a beautiful firm straw coloured skin, pure white flesh and a good flavour. As a standard maincrop it offers excellent quality, high yields and a very good storage life.
Maincrop, Overwintering, White Bulbing Onion.€1.62Sturon is an excellent, standard maincrop variety, producing high quality, juicy-fleshed bulbs.The main variety for onion set production for many years, it is a very flexible dual purpose onion which offers good resistance to bolting. RHS AGM. Organic Seed.
Blue Jacob’s Ladder, Greek Valerian
Wildflower of Britain and Ireland€1.56
Jacobs Ladder is an easy perennial to grow and is a very attractive plant for a border with moist but well-drained soil. The plants form a lush mound of deep green, ferny foliage, bearing upright stems with an endless succession of star-shaped blue flowers with contrasting yellow stamens.
White Jacob’s Ladder, Greek Valerian
Wildflower of Britain and Ireland€1.62
The white form of the lovely Jacobs Ladder, named after the slender, fresh green leaflets arranged like the rungs of a ladder. Blooming in late spring to early summer, the bright foliage and white flowers will brighten shady locations. Both the flowers and the attractive ferny foliage are excellent for cutting.
Mignonette, Sweet Reseda, Dyers Rocket€1.74
Grown for the sweet ambrosial scent of its flowers which are used in flower arrangements, potpourri and perfumery. As a dye plant, Weld produces a yellow that all other yellows are judged by. Alongside Madder, Woad and Chamomile they produce the very best natural dyes for temperate areas.
English Rhubarb, Garden Rhubarb.€1.68
Though an old variety, Rhubarb Champagne is easy to grow, reliable and early. It is one of the best varieties for both experienced and new gardeners. It is a popular mid season variety producing long scarlet stems that have a deliciously sweet taste and a flavour described as ‘winey'.
English Rhubarb, Garden Rhubarb.
Heritage (English 1837) aka 'Queen Victoria'€1.38
Rhubarb Victoria was introduced by Joseph Myatt of Deptford in 1837. It is one of the easiest to raise from seed and can usually start to be harvested one year after sowing. It produces sweet, juicy, medium sized green stalks with green-red leaves. A popular forcing variety being extremely productive for years.
English Rhubarb, Garden Rhubarb.
Heritage (English 1837) aka 'Queen Victoria'€2.22
Out of stockRhubarb Victoria is one of the easiest Rhubarbs to raise from seed and can usually start to be harvested one year after sowing. Producing sweet, juicy, medium sized green stalks, it is a popular variety being extremely productive for years. Organic Seed.
The China Rose, Chinese Rose, Minature Rose€2.70
Prized for their beauty, fragrance, novelty and adaptability, miniature roses are the queen of flowers. This diminutive Chinese native grow to about 12 to 18 inches high in containers and baskets and blooms just 3 to 5 months from sowing. Although hardy, it can be grown as an annual when started early.
Wild Strawberry, European Woodland Strawberry€1.38
The European woodland strawberry is the old fashioned wild strawberry that was once widely grown in gardens, prior to the introduction of commercial strawberry cultivars. Vigorous compact plants produce few runners and give a good yield of small, intensely sweet little berries.
Sweet woodworm, Qing Hao€2.34
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Artemisia annua, commonly called Sweet Annie is a graceful annual with tall stems with fine bright green ferny foliage. With sweetly fragrant foliage it has a wide variety of uses both medicinal and for handcrafting but is most often grown for fresh and dried arrangements.
'Naughty Marietta' has lovely, rich golden yellow single flowers with maroon blotches. With a multitude of uses, plant as an ornamental at the front of the border or as a companion plant to your crops to repel insects and other critters. Effective against nematodes, this easy to grow, no-fuss annual can even be used as a green manure.
Russian Tarragon, False tarragon€1.38
The flavour of Russian Tarragon may not be so pronounced as its French counterpart but is it is a much more hardy plant that prefers poor soils and can cope with a bit of neglect. It produces lots of leaves, which can be used for a milder flavour.