'Black Magic' is an improved Italian Black Kale, more cold tolerant, vigorous and slower-to-bolt than other Italian kales. They form an easy-to-harvest rosette of very dark, savoyed leaves with a flavour that is rich and mild.
Gardeners are often looking for good solid perennials that will have attractive flowers, be easy to take care of, grow nicely but not take over the garden. One group of plants that should be considered is the Veronicas.
Dianthus superbus 'Spooky' is a hybrid variety that blooms with exquisite long-petaled blooms. Brighter than the species and divinely delicate, the flowers emit an unforgettable fragrance both night and day.
Nicotiana langsdorffii is a species of ornamental tobacco that blooms with the most astonishing lime green trumpets, tangy falling gently in very loose clusters. It one of those plants that deserves its present high reputation.
Known as ‘Asagao’, Ipomoea nil is one of the traditional horticultural flowers of Japan. 'Kikyozaki' produces exceptionally large blooms with a unique star shape and is one of the most prolific and showy of all Morning Glories.
Spinach ‘F1 Banjo’ is one of a series of modern varieties named after instruments. With greater resistance from going to seed and to disease, they are suitable for spring, summer and autumn production.
The 'Gourmet Salad Mix' is a blend of the very best tasting and most beautiful lettuces, each variety has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit. They can be grown all year round for a continuous supply.
Ipomoea lobata is a fast growing climber with an exotic appearance. Tubular, flame-crimson flowers that look spectacular for months. It is one of the best climbers you can grow.
Malabar Spinach is valued for the brilliant fuchsia-purplish colour of its leaf stems and veins as well as its mild flavour. Juicy and crisp, the flavours of citrus and pepper accompany the succulent leaves.
Sometimes referred to as Perilla 'Britton' and called ‘Hojiso’ in Japan, this less typical form has beautiful bi-coloured leaves. The serrated, red-veined leaves are green on top and deep purple-red underneath.
Linaria 'Licilia Azure' is a fabulous award winning variety with clouds of charming little long-spurred, snapdragon-like flowers in sparkling shades of light blue to indigo-violet.
The spectacular Dianthus ‘King of the Blacks’ have the darkest of purple-red blooms. Ruffled and sweetly fragrant, they will provide a continuous harvest of blooms for cutting from April until September.