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SOW New seed booklet from guru publications! Published May 2013

More than a simple 'how to' guide this provides all the information you need to produce the best garden plants from seed. Written by Mary and Terry Baker who between them have almost 80 years experience growing prize winning plants from seed.

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Alcea 'Banana' seeds Hollyhock

perennial

Very lovely double yellow flowers, like carnations 5' Sun

~15 seeds £2.50

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Alcea 'Black Knight' seeds Hollyhock

Perennial

Good upright form with black flowers on stems up to 5' One of our favourites. Sun preferred like all Hollyhocks

~15 seeds £2.50

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Alcea 'Creme de Cassis' seeds Hollyhock

Perennial

Cream flushed blackcurrant pink coloured flowers with asemi double centre. Unique

~15 seeds £2.50

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Alcea 'Halo Apricot' seeds Hollyhock

perennial

A new variety of the much-loved single-flowered forms. Apricot-pink flowers with a seductive smokey eye. Can reach 5-6ft and much more rust resistant than older forms. Loved by bees

~15 seeds £2.50

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Alcea 'Halo Blossom' seeds Hollyhock

perennial

Single white flower with red eye.

~15 seeds £2.50

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Alcea 'Halo Blush' seeds Hollyhock

perennial

Single white with a large ring of pink in the middle of the flower and a darker eye.

~15 seeds £2.50

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Alcea 'Halo Candy' seeds Hollyhock

perennial

Pretty sugar pink, single flowered sort each flower with a darker centre, dramatic.

~15 seeds £2.50

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Alcea 'Halo Cerise' seeds Hollyhock

perennial

Rich magenta pink, with bronzed red eye. Single flowered, simple, lovely.

~15 seeds £2.50

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Alcea 'Halo Cream' seeds Hollyhock

perennial

From the Halo series, more floriferous and rust resistant than traditional hollyhocks. Cream with a large fuchsia red halo in centre.

~15 seeds £2.50

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Alcea 'Halo Lavender' seeds Hollyhock

perennial

Quite a different shade in hollyhock types, almost paple purple, sells on sight at all the shows. Amazing colour. Loved by bees

~15 seeds £2.50

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Alcea 'Halo Pink'seeds Hollyhock

perennial

Single flower more a pale lilac pink than baby pink, very pretty though.

~15 seeds £2.50

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Alcea 'Halo Red' seeds Hollyhock

perennial

Single red hollyhock with a golden eye, very striking. Around five feet high for sunny sites, even dry.

~15 seeds £2.50

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Alcea 'Halo White' seeds Hollyhock

perennial

A beautiful single white flowered form of the halo series with a yellow eye. Very floriferous reaching 4-5ft.

~15 seeds £2.50

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Alcea 'Las Vegas' Mixed Singles seeds Hollyhock

Perennial

Lovely range of single flowered Hollyhock, loved by the bees

~15 seeds £2.50

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Alcea 'O'Hara' seeds Hollyhock

perennial

Scarlet red double Hollyhock. Stunning up to 5/ high, sunny sites. Self supporting

~15 seeds £2.50

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Alcea 'Peaches n Dreams' seeds Hollyhock

perennial

A tropical blend of doubled soft orange fading pink shades, lovely contrast to roses.

~15 seeds £2.50

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Alcea 'Sunshine' seeds Hollyhock

perennial

Wonderful sunshine yellow single flowers. Reliable and tough hollyhock.

~15 seeds £2.50

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Alcea kurdica Hollyhock

Perennial

Species with soft yellow single flowers. Remindful of an elegant Lavatera

~15 seeds £3.00

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Aquilegia 'Black Barlow' seeds

perennial

Lovely very dark double flowers on stems around 2' high, sun or light shade. Perennial, not fussy about the soil.

~20 seeds £3.00

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Aquilegia 'Blue Barlow' seeds

perennial

One of the prettiest double blue aquilegia. 2' high, sun or light shade. Perennial, not fussy about the soil.

~20 seeds £3.00

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Aquilegia 'Munstead White' seeds

perennial

Hardy perennial with divided light green leaves, Pendent pure white flowers with short, hooked spurs. Height 2'. Flowers from May to July. Herbaceous. Looks great in any plantings, lightens dark corners and breaks up a large colour sway in the border.

~20 seeds £3.00

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Aquilegia 'Nora Barlow' seeds

perennial

Very pretty double flowers of sugar pink tipped with cream.

~20 seeds £3.00

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Aquilegia 'Roundway Chocolate' seeds

perennial

Reliable Aquilegia with double chocolate maroon flowers. Very showy and useful plant in the mixed border. 2 feet sun or shade

~20 seeds £3.00

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Aquilegia 'William Guiness' seeds

perennial

A very classy Aquilegia, black outer flower with white edged inner skirt. 18inches high Marvellous.

~20 seeds £3.00

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Aquilegia alpina seeds

perennial

Hardy perennial, bluish-green leaves, divided into leaflets. Nodding, soft blue flowers with curving spurs. 18in high, sun or shade flowers May - June

~20 seeds £3.00

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Aquilegia Barlow Mixed Doubles

perennial

Mix of the best barlow sorts. Shapely double flowers for sun. Self seeding perennials

~20 seeds £3.00

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Aquilegia chrysantha seeds

perennial

An excellent yellow Aquilegia with extravagantly spurred flowers. Height 90cm, Spread 45cm. Fully hardy, flowers mid-summer. Self-seeds easily.

~20 seeds £3.00

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Aquilegia skinneri seeds

perennial

Stunning peach, yellow and red flowers.

~20 seeds £4.00

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Digitalis Candy Mountain seeds Foxglove

perennial

Attractive deep rose pink upward facing flowers all around the stem 2'6" Sun or light shade

~50 seeds £3.00

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Digitalis cariensis trojana seeds Foxglove

perennial

Rare species from Turkey, creamy white flowers delicately veined. Coffee coloured streaks within and a large white lip. Perennial, sunny open position. Evergreen foliage Comes true from seed, Do not consume. We have found it to be hardy and lasting 4-5 years. 18" high

~50 seeds £3.00

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Digitalis dubia seeds Foxglove

perennial

Lovely Portugese native with grey foliage and soft pink flowers, this species is only around 12in high. Lovely in the sun and a well drained spot.

~50 seeds £6.00

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Digitalis ferruginea seeds Foxglove

perennial

A reliable favourite for sun or light shade. Tall sturdy spires of rusty brown flowers densely packed against the stems, loved by the bees. Perennial, comes true from seed and self-seeds in undisturbed sites. Up to 6 foot in good soils. Evergreen. Do not consume

~50 seeds £3.50

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Digitalis grandiflora seeds Foxglove

perennial

Extremely pretty flowering perennial plant. Elegantly associated with almost anything else and steadily improves throughout the summer. 2' sun or shade. Herbaceous in winter.

~50 seeds £3.00

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Digitalis grandiflora 'Carillon' seeds Foxglove

perennial

Attractive perennial species great for the garden border soft yellow heads of flower from an herbaceous base. Makes a neat clump at around 18" high in sun or part shade. Long flowering season. Do not consume.

~50 seeds £3.00

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Digitalis heywoodii seeds Foxglove

perennial

Intensely silver leaves with white hairs and pure white flowers from ivory buds. This stunning perennial has a branching habit and reaches 18in. Best in full sun and well drained soils. Not to be confused with pink flowered selections. Do not consume. Comes true from seed when grown in isolation.

~50 seeds £3.50

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Digitalis John Innes Tetra seeds Foxglove

perennial

Hybrid raised at the John Innes Institute in the 1920's the result of a cross between grandiflora and lanata. Vigorous perennial with appealing flowers of yellow bronzed coming true from seed. Best in a sunny site. Grows to 2ft. Do not consume.

Out of stock ~50 seeds £2.50

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Digitalis laevigata seeds Foxglove

perennial

A sun loving perennial with fascinating orange yellow flowers netted brown. The flowering stems make side branches prolonging the flowering.

~50 seeds £3.50

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Digitalis lanata seeds Foxglove

perennial

A perennial species that comes true from seed. Sturdy upright stems giving an architectural appearance. Covered with silver hairs from which the fawn flowers each with a white lip and violet-brown veins show through. Loves the sunny border, will self-seed in undisturbed ground. Flowers in July / August. Do not consume.

~50 seeds £3.00

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Digitalis lutea seeds Foxglove

perennial

Useful perennial foxglove for naturalising in shade or sun. Hardy enough to tolerate winter in its native Siberia! Soft yellow flowers plentifully produced on wand like stems 3' high. Good in many situations. Comes true from seed. Do not consume.

~50 seeds £3.00

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Digitalis obscura seeds Foxglove

perennial

Unique species collected from a golf course development in Malaga, Spain. Wirey shrubby stems up to 18 inches high bear delightful flowers of golden yellow, heavily flushed rusty red and orange, followed by decorative seed pods. Full sun, average soil perfect drainage.

~50 seeds £3.50

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Digitalis parviflora seeds Foxglove

perennial

A particularly long-lived perennial with dark green leaves. Dense spires of brown flowers each with a purple-brown lip. This species comes true from seed. Prefers a sunny site but often does well in a part shade situation. Around 3' high. Do not consume.

~50 seeds £3.50

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Digitalis polkadot Pippa seeds Foxglove

perennial

Hardy perennial foxglove with beautiful rose coloured flowers with golden honey interior. A distinctive tapered lip. As with all the polkadot series it grows well and the flowers are long-lasting.

~40 seeds £3.00

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Digitalis purpurea seeds Foxglove

biennial

Our native foxglove. 4' high. Sun or part shade, easily self-seeds. Biennial. Do not consume.

200 seeds £2.50

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Digitalis purpurea 'Apricot' seeds Foxglove

biennial

This beautiful biennial has apricot buds which open to reveal pale apricot pink flowers. Around 4' high, taller in good soils. Sun or part shade. Happily self-seeds in undisturbed sites. Do not consume.

~200 seeds £2.50

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Digitalis purpurea 'Campanulata' Peloric mixed colours Foxglove

biennial

Remarkable, terminal buds on all the flowering stems open to resemble a campanula. Quite curious and noted in the herbals of the 17th century. Mixed colours mauves and whites

~200 seeds £2.50

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Digitalis purpurea 'Foxy' seeds Foxglove

biennial

Lovely throat markings in each petal. This form produces flowers all around the stem and will go from seedling to full flower in the first year. Never fails to impress! 2

200 seeds £2.50

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Digitalis purpurea 'Pam's Choice' seeds Foxglove

biennial

Beautiful selection, large white flowers with strong chocolate maroon throat markings. Around 5' high for sun or part shade, happily self-seeds in undisturbed sites. Do not consume. Loved by the bees.

200 seeds £2.50

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Digitalis purpurea 'Pam's Split' seeds Foxglove

perennial

The same attractive throat markings as Pams Choice but with a distinctive split lipped flower giving an orchid-like effect. A interesting form, multiple stems of flowers on stems up to 3' Do not consume.

~50 seeds £4.00

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Digitalis purpurea 'Snow Thimble' seeds Foxglove

biennial

A beautiful pure white flower. Around 4' high. Prefers a good soil in sun or part shade. Easily self-seeds in undisturbed ground. Comes true from seed when grown in isolation. Biennial. Do not consume

200 seeds £2.50

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Digitalis purpurea 'Sugar Plum' seeds Foxglove

perennial

EXCELLENT NEW cultivar. Gorgeous pink flowers with rich blackcurrant central blotch. Tendancy to be perennial 5ft stems, reblooms from side stems to prolong the show.

50 seeds £2.50

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Digitalis purpurea f.'Albiflora' seeds Foxglove

biennial

Tall stems of beautiful white flowers, soft throat markings not visible from a distance. 5' stems branching from the base. Suits any garden colour plan and great used as a

~200 seeds £2.50

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Digitalis purpurea Gloxinoides Foxglove

Biennial

Showy tall biennial with large rounded flowers and in a range of pastel colours with some throat markings. 4'-5'

200 - seeds £2.50

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Digitalis purpurea Primrose Carousel seeds Foxglove

perennial

A very beautiful perennial which can be expected to do 3 flowering years, showy yellow flowers with delicate markings. An excellent plant particularly pretty with roses. 2'6" high, sun or shade. Do not consume.

50 seeds £2.50

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Digitalis Snowy Mountain seeds Foxglove

perennial

New sort, perennial, with many beautiful white flowers delicately spotted maroon inside, held all around the stem. Similar habit to the lovely Candy Mountain 3 feet

40 seeds £2.50

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Digitalis thapsi seeds Foxglove

perennial

The leaves are faintly covered with hair giving an almost golden look to them. The rose pink flowers have an elegant drooping habit and a pale throat. This perennial reaches 20 inches in height. Best in full sun and well drained soil occasionally a pure white flower is found.

~50 seeds £3.00

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Digitalis vesuvius seeds Foxglove

perennial

The greyish foliage makes this perennial stand out. Many branching stems of flower prolong the show. Great for sunny sites even dry. Around 2'6" tall. Shades of pink with lighter almost white throats. Sometimes white flowers.

~50 seeds £3.00

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Digitalis x mertonensis seeds Foxglove

perennial

A hardy tetraploid, liking good soils and also useful in the shade. The largest flowers of any Foxglove. Comes true from seed or may be divided in spring like many other perennials. 2ft.

~50 seeds £3.00

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Eryngium alpinum 'Blue Star' seeds Sea holly

Perennial

Suitably named for its large bright blue flowers borne on self supporting stems. The flowering bract can reach 5" across and is soft and feathery to the touch. A long lived perennial the flower colour improves as the plant matures. Sun or light shade, particularly long lived hardy herbaceous plant. 2'4" The seed is very happy to be sown outside and is really tough.

20 seeds £3.00

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Eryngium giganteum Syn: Miss Wilmotts Ghost seeds

Biennial eryngium for sun, freely self seeds in undisturbed ground. Juvenile foliage is soft and paddle shaped in the first year giving rise to upright stems of silver white flowers surrounded by spiny silvery grey bracts.

seeds £3.00

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Hesperis matrionalis White Sweet Rocket

perennial

Lovely scented flowers, especially in the evening.

~50 seeds £2.50

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Meadow mix seeds

Botanic nursery, meadow mix, our blend of native and introduced annuals biennials, 'posh carrots' and beautiful annual grasses, selected to be most advantageous to bees butterflies, and benficial insects.

Sufficient for 1x1 metres £3.50

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Panicum Frosted Explosion

Short-Lived Perennial

Quick growing grass with lovely fronds of flowers exploding to make a brilliant display in July right through until September Golden stems as the plant dies down in winter. Self seeds in dry conditions and loves popping up in unexpected places.

£2.50

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Papaver 'Angel's Choir' seeds

annual

Beautiful, free flowering annual, in a range of lovely colours.

~50 seeds £2.50

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Papaver 'Ladybird' seeds

annual

Loved by all with a sense of fun, glistening scarlet flowers, each petal with a central black blotch.

~50 seeds £2.50

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Papaver somniferum 'Peony Black' seeds

annual

Intense black double flowered poppy. Very easy from seed. Really useful in any colour scheme for contrast and texture. 3'-4' sun.

~50 seeds £2.50

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Persicaria orientalis Kiss me over the garden gate

Hardy Annual

A fun hardy annual showy deep rose pink flowers on branching inflorescence can reach 8 feet high, very quickly and is easy from seed, fun and a talking point, excellent for the back of the border, sun.

10 seeds £3.00

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Verbascum 'Violetta' seeds

perennial

A lovely perennial variety with rosettes of wrinkled veined dark green leaves. Sturdy upright stems of saucer-shaped violet purple flowers from late spring to early summer. Re-flowers later in the season especially if spent stems are removed. 2'6 inches. Sun.

100 seeds £2.50

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Verbascum phoeniceum 'Flush of White' seeds

perennial

Perennial variety that produces lovely white flowers. Cut down spent flower stems and it will flower all summer long. 2ft.

100 seeds £2.50

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Digitalis

purpurea 'Apricot'

obscura

John Innes Tetra seeds

polkadot Pippa

Aquilegia

chrysantha seeds

alpina

'Nora Barlow' seeds

'Roundway Chocolate'

Salvia

nachtvlinder

'Pennys Smile'

Dysons joy

'Kewensis'