Agastache foeniculum is a perennial herb that tastes as good as it looks and are as popular in the border as they are in the herb garden. They are excellent design plants, exhibiting a strong vertical accent for the perennial border. Bees hold an undisputed attraction for the flowers, the colour, shape and copious amounts of nectar are among their favourites. This is perhaps one of the most gratifying plants you can grow. Organic Seed.
Agastache 'Liquorice Blue' has tall spikes of lavender to rich purpley blue lipped flowers, above toothed dark green arrow shaped foliage. When brushed past or crushed, the foliage emits a sweet liquorice perfume. A wonderful plant for attracting bees and butterflies to the garden. Organic seeds.
Ammi lends a delicate airiness to any border and is often used to create a cohesive flower bed. It associates well with both annuals and perennials and makes an excellent addition to wildlife gardens, luring bees and butterflies to the nectar rich flowers. Organic Seed.
Anise is a dainty, herbaceous plant most famous for the liquorice flavour of its leaves and seeds. Use the leaves fresh in salads and soups, and the seeds for flavouring cookies, pastries, and confections. Organic Seed.
The beautiful blue star-shaped flowers of Borage are edible with a cool cucumber flavour. Use them as garnish in fruit cups, summer drinks, wines and Pimms. Garden visitors can be converted to herbal advocates simply by offering a taste of its flower! Organic Seeds.
Today cornflowers are rare in the wild, they flourish instead in gardens. Aside from their electric blue flowers, breathtaking when grown in dense drifts, they are easy to grow, flower all summer, make great cut flowers and bees adore them. Organic Seed.
Cosmos bipinnatus is a suburb easy to grow annual and bloom from summer right through to the end of autumn. The tall graceful plants have delicate ferny foliage with large, single flowers ranging from white to carmine red. They make fabulous cut flowers and are perfect for bouquets. Organic Seeds
If you're an adventurous gardener, cook, or gastronome, then you'll want to grow cardoons. In summer, tall flower stems which are topped with large blue-violet blooms. A dramatic statement in the flower border and a flavour that is truly unique in the vegetable world. Organic Seeds.
Our native Queen Anne's Lace is at home in informal settings and a natural addition to a wildflower meadow. With delicate, lacy clusters of flowers, some with a solitary dark, purple flower in the centre, they make good cut flowers and are a lovely filler with other flowers. Organic Seed.
Fullers Teasel is perfect for attracting wildlife to your garden, especially bees and butterflies while birds love to feed on the seed. It is unique in the plant world in the way in which it blooms: purple-pink flowers form first in a ring around the middle of the head, it grows in width over a few days. Organic Seed.
Echinacea is a perennial herb, the purple flower is in the form of a high cone. Valued as a short-term stimulant to the immune system. Until the late 1930s, Echinacea angustifolia was the only species used in medical practice. Organic Seed.
Echinacea purpurea is one of the most versatile perennials for the garden. Flowering from early July right through to September, it is sturdy and self-supporting, hardy and easy to grow, undemanding and suitable for both the formal border and the meadow look. Organic Seed.
Viper's bugloss is one of, if not THE very best plant to attract bees to your garden. Along with Borage and Phacelia, the plant is much loved by almost all bee species, especially bumblebees. For months this plant is a stable source of nectar. Organic Seed.
Masses of beautiful silky flowers in shades of gold, Eschscholzia californica is one of the loveliest of all naturalised flowers. With fine dissected foliage they are fascinating to the eye and are breathtaking in massed plantings or containers. The flowers are extremely attractive to bees and butterflies. Organic Seeds
Oenothera biennis provides a wonderful splash of summer colour in the garden. Flowering begins in June and plants continue growing throughout the season so there is a constant succession until about September. In early summer the sweetly scented, bright yellow flowers open towards evening and are faintly phosphorescent.
Sunflower 'Medium Red Mix' offers a diverse range of varieties that feature the most popular reds, crimsons and bi-colours. Suited to outdoor cut flower production, the heights range from 80 to 120cm tall and are lovely in the garden and the vase, the blooms last up to a fortnight when kept in water. Organic Seeds
Velvet Queen is a branching sunflower in an opulent shade of rich crimson on strong stems. It is one of the earliest sunflowers to bloom and will grow to 150cm (5 feet) tall. They make excellent cut flowers, alternatively leave them on the plant for the birds to enjoy the seed-heads that follow. Organic Seeds
Lavandula 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.
Chamomile has been used for centuries. In the realm of simple herbs, for the treatment of common ailments by the common people, few herbs have garnered such a reputation for success as the lowly chamomile. Organic Seed.
Nigella sativa flowers are very similar to the popular Nigella 'Love in a Mist', they are well suited to the border as well as the herb garden. The seeds have a spicy, nutty flavour, they can be harvested and stored for use throughout the year. Organic Seed.
With its brilliant scarlet flowers, this native wild flower needs no introduction. Papaver rhoeas offer a profusion of flowers and are a good choice for naturalising in a meadow garden or anywhere for a splash of colour. Organic Seed.
Listed as one of the top 20 honey-producing flowers for honeybees, Phacelia is rich in both nectar and pollen and attracts bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects to the garden. The flowers have strong stems and also make an excellent cut flower. Organic Seed.
This hardy biennial Sage has been grown in almost every botanical sanctuary in human history. Each stem is topped with a profusion of pale blue blossoms and large pinkish white bracts. A truly architectural plant. Organic Seed.