Dianthus Chabaud is a vintage carnation, developed for florists around 1904. With long stems, they are famously scented and provide a continuous harvest of blooms from April until September. Deliciously coloured, the creamy white petals of 'Benigna' are outlined with the fruitiest of plums and raspberry reds.
Simply adored, especially in the north of Italy, Cavolo Nero is an extremely cold hardy kale that will tolerate conditions that would make most brassicas keel over. Thank heavens we have finally managed to locate Organic Seeds!
Named for the Father of the Sweet Pea, 'Henry Eckford' is one of the original Antique or Heirloom varieties. It has dramatic orange blooms and is fantastically fragrant. Use for cut flowers or plant where their scent can be appreciated.
Peony poppies are one of the easiest ways to add a bit of architecture and a lot of dazzle to your garden. Superb in the flower border, 'Violet Blush' produces spectacular palm-sized blooms in a lovely light blushed, violet-pink colour.
Rhinanthus minor, Yellow Rattle is an attractive annual wildflower of grasslands which is used to increase species diversity and reduce the competitive vigour of grasses benefiting other sown wildflowers. Fresh seeds from the 2019 harvest are now available.
Matthiola incana 'Apricot' is a variety of the traditional tall stocks that are grown for the floral industry. Extremely fashionable, the delicate peachy-apricot flowers are long lasting and magnificently fragrant with a sweet and spicy clove scent.
'Wintercrop' is a tasty butterhead type lettuce that is harvested in spring from an autumn sowing. Resistant to cold, wet conditions and suitable for winter use under glass or for polytunnels, sow at fortnightly intervals to ensure a regular supply. Organic Seed.
Phlox 'Cherry Caramel' produce clusters of blooms in a range of fashionable 'antique' colours. Coffee, caramel, raspberry and cream, many with dark centres. They have outstanding weather tolerance and will provide wonderful vase displays right through the summer until October.