Ornamental Bed or Potager
Hot: 30,000 to 40,000 SHU.€1.74
Unashamedly bright and vibrant, Firecracker is an edible and very ornamental little pepper. They pack some chilli kick but the amazing fruity flavour is never overpowered by the heat. The peppers can be used fresh or dried, they are lovely when made into miniature herb wreaths and kitchen swags, or threaded and hung in miniature garlands.
Heritage (USA, Introduced 1928)€1.50
Californian Wonder is the widely adapted standard variety, a favorite with gardeners and for commercial production. It consistently produces large yields of blocky, four-lobed thick-walled fruit that is mild and sweet, tender and flavourful. Perfect for salads, to stir-fries, grilling or stuffing.
‘Horn of the Bull’. Heritage (Italian)€1.62Corno di Toro Giallo peppers have thin skin and thick walls and ripen to a golden-yellow. With a sweet, crisp, full-bodied flavour they are so popular that they have spawned an almost fanatical following.
‘Horn of the Bull’. Heritage (Italian)€1.62With a sweet, crisp, full-bodied flavour and a full, tapered shape, the gorgeous deep crimson sweet pepper ‘Horn of the Bull’ grow up to 25cm long. These uncommon peppers are a traditional favorite of Italy. Suitable for the greenhouse or outdoors.
Sweet Pepper, Red Horn Pepper€1.50
Sweet Pepper ‘Marconi Red’ is an Italian bred variety. Maturing a little later than regular bell peppers, they produce much sweeter and tastier fruits. This variety is often used for roasting and frying but also tastes wonderful when eaten fresh. It grows very well in unheated greenhouses or in pots on a sunny patio.
Mild and Sweet€2.34'Dependable and delicious, ‘Jimmy Nardello’ is a highly prized heirloom pepper used in Italian cooking. Recently rated as the sweetest non-bell pepper, the plant does well in most areas and is very prolific, with the fruit being one of the sweetest and most palatable varieties that you can find. Organic Seed.
Little heat, to 500 SHU.€2.70
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Pepper ‘Midas’ is an interesting cross between a thick walled chilli and a sweet pepper. Golden yellow, with a crisp juicy flesh and a delicious flavour, they have just enough piquancy to remind you that it's a pepper. Ideal for the home gardener because of its compact growth and high productivity.
Japanese or Chinese Basil, Purple Mint.€1.98Shiso ‘Akajiso’ the red leaf variety of Perilla is used extensively in Japan to season vegetables, rice, soups, fish, etc. It has a wonderful complex aroma, the taste is almost always said to be quite hard to describe - the words cinnamon, basil, anise, and citrus pop up in the attempts.
Japanese or Chinese Basil€1.98
Shiso ‘Aoshiso’ leaves make for exquisite decoration. It is finely sliced with ginger and added to salads, sautéed vegetables, sashimi, tempura and sushi. Available either red or green, the red having more of an anise flavour and slightly less spicy than the green variety, which tastes more like cinnamon.
Perilla 'Britton' or 'Briton'
Japanese or Chinese Basil€1.98
Sometimes referred to as Perilla 'Britton' and called ‘Hojiso’ in Japan, this less typical form of Perilla has beautiful bi-coloured leaves. The serrated, red-veined leaves are green on top and deep purple-red underneath.
Punica granatum nana€3.30The Dwarf Pomegranate is one of the best compact, ornamental shrubs for courtyards and small gardens, its compact size makes it suitable to containers. Producing breathtaking orange/red trumpet-shaped flowers which are followed by orange/red fruit.American Mountain Mint€1.86
This attractive plant will be equally at home in the flower border or keeping company with the sage and thyme in your herb garden. Delightfully aromatic, the floral-peppermint scent is subtly different from other mints. Mountain mint is a great nectar plant, its honey is much sought after.A Foglia Di Olivo, Wild Rocket
Roquette, Rucola, Rugula€1.50
Relatively unknown to our shores, Rocket ‘Olive Leaf’ is an excellent selection of the traditional Italian olive leaf wild rocket. With a beautiful light green colour and smooth shape similar to an olive leaf, this perennial form has a distinctive aroma and flavour that is more subtle than the usual wild rockets.Herb Rosemary€1.98
Rosemary can be used for ornamental, culinary and medicinal purposes. The aromatic, evergreen shrub, native to the dry hills of southern Europe and North Africa, can be grown as a clipped hedge, along the edge of a retaining wall, pruned and shaped as topiaries and as a container patio plant.Common, Kitchen, Garden Sage€1.74
Salvia officianalis, as the Latin name implies, is the original aromatic foliage used for centuries to flavour stuffing, meats and even make sage tea. Good with cheese and is often combined with thyme and used with beans and in soups, of course, nothing says stuffing like good old Garden Sage.Formerly known as Sanguisorba minor
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Salad Burnet is a wonderful old herb that makes a great addition to any garden. It was planted along pathways 'to perfume the air most delightfully, being trodden on and crushed', the delicate leaves have a subtle cucumber flavour and today are used in salads, as a flavouring and to add interest to cold drinks.Greater Burnet, Di-Yu
Ancient Herb, WIldflower of Britain and Ireland€1.98
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Sanguisorba officinalis is a native of Europe and an old-world herb that is currently enjoying a resurgence in popularity thanks to the revival of interest in perennial gardens and naturalised form of planting. Perfect for natural style planting schemes, it looks right at home in a swaying sea of grasses.Greater Burnet, Di-Yu
Ancient Herb, WIldflower of Britain and Ireland€2.34
Out of stockSanguisorba convey a relaxed feel to the garden, indispensable to the modern gardener, but it is the summer when the unusual red flowers top the slender, upright stems that it really becomes a head-turner. Easy to grow, they are happiest in a sunny spot where the soil stays moist. Organic Seed.Bouncing Bet, Fuller's Herb€1.98
Cleanliness is next to godliness even in history. For centuries Saponaria officinalis has helped keep us clean while providing a little loveliness in our gardens. The flowers are an important nectar source and emit a pleasant and intriguing clove-like scent, seducing both night moths and butterfly species.Bloody Sorrel€1.62
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A most attractive selection 'Red Veined' Sorrel is valued for its pointed and bright lime-green leaves with dark red veins, and because of its low-growing habit it makes a nice border plant or garden accent. It looks right at home in a flower border or container if you don't have space for a vegetable patch.Bloody Sorrel€2.34
Out of stock'Red Veined' Sorrel is valued for its pointed and bright lime-green leaves. It is one of the earliest green crops and can even withstand freezing winters. Once established, it can be treated as a 'cut and come again' crop and should produce greens for 8 to 10 years. Organic Seed.Baby Leaf, Micro Leaf€1.74
Spinach 'F1 Rubino' is an excellent variety with distinctive red-veins. Ideal for babyleaf crops, they are just beautiful in a salad mix. Its veins glow much in the same way baby chard does but with a much milder sweeter flavour. The leaves have a buttery tenderness at baby leaf stage.Baby Leaf, Micro Leaf€1.74
Mexican Tree Spinach is the latest ‘new’ arrival on the veg-growing scene. A beautiful plant to have in the garden or allotment. Vivid pink tinged triangular bright green leaves with each new set of leaves blushed a shocking magenta.Strawberry Sticks, Beetberry, Strawbini€2.10'Strawberry Spinach' or 'Strawberry Sticks' is a curious plant that is enjoying something of a resurgence, The berries make a colourful and edible accent in the garden and in salads and the greens are deliciously edible in salads or as a pot herb.