Chocolate Vine

Akebia quinata Chocolate Vine   A native of Japan, this is a hardy climber, very vigorous, with fragrant, chocolate-purple flowers followed by sausage-shaped edible fruits. 40ft (12m). Seeds from Chiltern Seeds. Seven seeds soaked overnight and sown into coir pots. Genus: Akebia Species: quinata Family Name: Lardizabalaceae Seed Catalogue No.: 67…

Tithonia rotundifolia Yellow Torch

Tithonia rotundifolia Yellow Torch They form large, compact plants and produce their single, Dahlia-like flowers very freely from July to October. Seeds from Chiltern Seeds.  Ten sown into individual coir pots. Genus: Tithonia Species: rotundifolia Variety: 'Yellow Torch' Family Name: Compositae/Asteraceae Seed Catalogue No.: 1250W English Name(s): Mexican Sunflower Hardiness:…

Mirabilis jalapa

Mirabilis jalapa Red Glow This is an outstanding variety of the Four O'Clock plant with an abundance of really bright red flowers which evenings (after 4 o'clock!) and early mornings will release a delicate fragrance in the plot. 2ft (60cm) Genus: Mirabilis Species: jalapa Variety: 'Red Glow' Family Name: Nyctaginaceae…

Hedychium gardnerianum

Hedychium gardnerianum Ginger Lily From the Himalayas of northern India, this gorgeous and stately plant is the hardiest of the genus. An upright, handsome species with ornamental, lance-shaped, greyish-green leaves, it bears in late summer dense cylindrical racemes of exotic, extravagantly beautiful, very fragrant, butterfly-like, Orchid-like even, lemon-yellow flowers with…

Mirabilis viscosa

Mirabilis viscosa From South America comes this interesting plant with strong stems with hairy, fleshy, pointed, heart-shaped leaves and bearing racemes of funnel-shaped, purple, pink, red or white flowers. These have a little party trick for your amusement: when the seeds are ripe, the calyx turns brown, enlarges, and is…

Tithonia rotunifolia ‘Torch’

Titonia rotunifolia 'Torch' Mexican Sunflower A  native Mexico it grows to 6 ft. or more, but here will only reach 3-4 ft. They form large, compact plants and produce their single, Dahlia-like flowers very freely from July to October.  Seeds from Chiltern Seeds. Ten seeds sowed into coir pots. Genus:…

Spinach Beet

Spinach Beet Perpetual Spinach 2016 Seed sowing starts today. Seed Sowing Sowing Date 25/03/216 Supplier Mr Fothergills Plant Type annual Sowing Medium Modules Plant Spacing 20cm Row Spacing 20cm /* Here you can add custom CSS for the current table */ /* Lean more about CSS: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cascading_Style_Sheets */ /* To…

2016 Seed Order

CHINESE CABBAGE PE ­TSAI, LEEK GIGANTE D'INVERNO ONION VALENCIANA TARDIVA Red Onion ‘Tropea Rossa Lunga’ ­ Allium cepa MIXED CHILLI PACK MAIS SWEETCORN ZUCCHERINO PEA PICCOLO PROVENZALE TOMATO ROMA VF CARROT TOUCHON SUNFLOWER RED SUN DELPHINIUM CALENDULA DOPPIA FIESTA NASTURTIUM EDIBLE FLOWERS FOR THE KITCHEN COSMOS BIPINNATUS TUSCAN SALAD MIX…