New Seeds This Year

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    A colour variation on the more familiar Blue Monkshood, plants forming an upright clump of deeply-cut green leaves, bearing spikes of soft-pink flowers in mid-summer. This lovely variation is not commonly seen in gardens. ... Learn More


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    This splendid mixture of seeds collected from all colours and sizes of our agapanthus will produce a unique spectrum of plants which will steadily improve in size over the years. They will also look very attractive as container plants on the patio. ... Learn More


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    High on hot rocky hillsides on the island of Malta grow these impressive and unusual giants. When we first encountered these members of the 'umbelliferae' family, to which cow parsley, angelica, and similar plants belong, a friend remarked that compared to their relatively medium height, they had astonishingly huge umbels (or "heads") of seeds! We tried to identify them without success, and we thought they resembled an angelica, so the temporary name stuck! Angelica "Huge Umbel" (Hugh Jumble). And they also produced the most enormous seeds of any plant in this family we have ever seen, and we cultivate a very large number of the umbelliferae family here. Grown here in Devon, they make impressive plants, and amusing and intriguing dried flowers too! Please let us know if you can name them......Please note they are not edible. ... Learn More


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    An impressive, but unidentified member of the cow parsley family, (possibly an angelica), originally collected on the Mediterranean island of Corfu. Sprays of palest creamy-yellow flowers open on very tall strong stems before producing large golden umbels of seeds. A striking plant for the back of the border, and treat as not edible! ... Learn More


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    Sizeable, deepest pink "snapdragon" flowers open over a prolonged period in spring and summer on this scarce plant. It is strictly speaking a perennial, when it will ultimately make a thick-stemmed shrub clad in thin pointed leaves, but does very well grown as an annual. It grows in wild rocky places from the Rif Mountains of Morocco to Malta, where it can sometimes be seen as a dazzling patch on mountain roadsides and clifftops, but is very rarely seen in cultivation. ... Learn More


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    A delicious late-ripening apple originally discovered as a seedling growing on the large Penn Inn roundabout at the entrance to our market town of Newton Abbot in South Devon. Even on the poor rocky substrate, this tree produced a large crop of red-blushed golden apples, and seedlings may produce different fruit.These soft, sweet-fleshed fruits should keep until December, by which time many other varieties will be well past their eat-by date. ... Learn More


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    This stately palm has large, arching feather-like leaves, the newly emerging foliage having a coppery hue. Producing violet flowers in midsummer, the subsequent red fruits are most attractive to birds. It is tolerant of light frosts so can be also grown in an atrium or conservatory. In the wild it grows in the wet subtropics on the sides of Mt Warning Volcano in northern NSW and over the border in Queensland's Lamington National Park. In the United States, the palm is a popular plant in California from San Luis Obispo south to the Mexican border and in much of central and southern Florida. ... Learn More


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    A rarely seen, spectacular and greatly desired multi-stemmed Indonesian palm, sporting red maroon emergent leaves that hold their colour for weeks before they fade to a dark, faintly mottled green. The crown shaft and the leaf midribs of this clustering, shade-loving ornamental palm are also brilliant reddish-orange. ... Learn More


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    This unique, hardy and completely perennial begonia has fleshy, olive green, deeply-veined foliage, which is held beneath fragrant, golden-eyed, ivory-white, 3cm wide flowers in summer and right into autumn still flowering into October. Grown in moisture retentive but freely draining soil and mulched well with bark it can be safely grown outside all the year around. The top growth is hardy to minus 2 degrees C, but the tough tuberous roots have survived every winter here for 35 years, even at below minus 10C! ... Learn More


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    This early fruiting (in UK conditions) hot pepper produces 30-50 distinctive fang-like fruits. The "fangs" are about 6cm long and change colour from dark green to purple to red but can be harvested at the dark purple stage. The flavour is like a cayenne pepper and can be chopped for cooking or dehydrated and ground into chili powder. It has a score of 71,500 Schoville units so is hot but not extreme. ... Learn More


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    This kale variety has a deep red textured leaf and a striking pink mid vein running through the leaf and can function as an attractive ornamental addition to the vegetable plot. A versatile variety that is suitable for multi-cut production. Best suited to baby leaf but will also work well as a mature plant. ... Learn More


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    Bearing gorgeous, divided, metallic silver-grey leaves, this is a wonderfully bright accent plant for the hot garden, or large container. It makes a perfect companion for hardy succulent plants such as yucca, dasylirion and nolina. In addition, It makes a wonderful palm for a hot conservatory as it is happy in full sun with dry air. Finally, it is extremely cold hardy to around -9C or 16F. ... Learn More


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    Long arching compact sprays hold tightly packed, deeply fragrant, yellow-eyed, purple-mauve flowers. Most attractive to all pollinating insects, but especially butterflies, the wild form was only discovered in the late nineteenth century in central China where it is native to Sichuan and Hubei provinces. It makes a superb hardy shrub that will grow in the most adverse of situations and conditions. It was actually named for the Basque missionary and explorer in China, Father Armand David, who first noticed the shrub, although Jean-André Soulié, a botanist-missionary, sent seed to the French nursery Vilmorin, and Buddleja davidii entered commerce in the 1890s, ... Learn More


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    A generous mix of all the forms of Camassia we grow on our trial grounds. Habits and heights will vary, with colours being between white and all shades of blue. The bulbs produced will slowly multiply making huge clumps over the years! ... Learn More


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    This medium-sized canna lily has lush, rubbery, dark green foliage, which contrasts beautifully with bright yellow flowers which are occasionally speckled orange near the centre. It is well-suited to growing in the garden, where it will survive all but the hardest winters. In these cases deep mulching protects the solid tubers. It makes a stunning specimen, either in a sunny sheltered spot in the garden, or in a pot when it will grow until the pot is filled with tubers! Either as a feature in its own right, or planted with other exotic perennials it makes an exotic statement! Seeds were collected from Canna 'Tropical Yellow' and some may occasionally, vary but all will be superb. ... Learn More


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