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.
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.
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.
Broccoli 'Summer Purple' is an excellent summer cropping variety that is sown in spring to harvest late June to October. Eaten within an hour of picking, when still bursting with sappy natural sugars, it is exquisite.
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.
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.
Sweet Pea 'Lord Nelson' is an old fashioned variety that received an RHS Award of Merit in 1907. With beautiful, rich dark blue flowers and a powerful scent, it combines magnificently with white or with lighter blues shades.
Dianthus superbus alba ranks highly with many gardeners. Flowering in spring, the pure white, finely cut blooms are addictively fragrant and divinely delicate, they emit an unforgettable fragrance both night and day.
Sweet Williams are one of those lovely old-fashioned flowers, easy to grow and famous for their delicious spicy-scent. The Auricula-eyed Group are irresistible, dense clusters of flowers in dark tapestry rubies, fuchsia, scarlet, purple and white.
Pea ‘Sweet Horizon’ is a very high quality mangetout variety that produces delicious, beautiful and extremely straight snow peas. With the longest harvest window, it stands well in summer heat and autumn wet weather.
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.
Buckler leaf sorrel is a superb salad crop, with all the best qualities of common sorrel it has the same vibrant, lemony taste but is less sour with a softer texture. Its distinct leaves are shaped like a shield.
Mustard ‘Wasabi-na’ is a Japanese specialty mustard, bred for its wasabi like flavour. The large, tender, mature leaves are ruffled with curly edges. Bolt resistant and hardy, it can be grown almost all year round.
Carrot 'Sugarsnax 54' is a main crop variety that is high in beta-carotene. With a deeper orange colour and a super-sweet flavour, it is quite simply the sweetest carrot you will find.
Despite the off-putting name, Tomato ‘Bloody Butcher’ is more than just a novelty. Famously early, this reliable heritage variety is often the first variety to ripen, an excellent choice if you live in a cold climate.
Helianthus ‘Solara’ is a professional quality sunflower and one of the longest lasting cut flower varieties available. A pollenless, uniflora type with a dark centre, surrounded by a dense array of rich golden yellow petals.
Worldwide, Antirrhinum is one of the most important 'summer cut-flowers' grown from seed. Available in a rich range of single colours, they are adored by florists and gardeners alike.
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.