Extra seed- herbs and flowers

Below are listed much-demanded seeds which do not readily fit into our other seed lists. We have not yet been able to find organic varieties of these seeds, or have room to grow them for seed ourselves. However, none of these seeds have any chemical treatment in the packet. They are untreated seeds and are therefore safe to handle. All are open pollinated and none are gene-modified.

AMARANTH-Red-Army

AMARANTH Red Army

Easy to grow with red leaves for adding to salads or stir fries. Can also be steamed. Annual.
AMMI majus

AMMI majus

Large white flower umbels on attractive feathery foliage. Annual. Good cut flower with strong straight stems. Height up to 1 metre.
AMMI visnaga 2

AMMI visnaga

Creamy white flower on tall stem. Good cut flower. Beautiful bright green ferny foliage. Medicinal herb. Annual.
BETONY 2

BETONY

BETONY  Dark pink flowers throughout summer. Aromatic leaves. Height 60cm in flower. Hardy perennial. Medicinal herb. Dye plant for yellow. Excellent bee plant. Stachys officinalis
BORAGE White

BORAGE White

Bushy plant with soft hairy leaves. Attractive white starry flowers. Edible leaves and flowers. Height 40cm. Annual. Borago officinalis alba
CATNEP

CATNIP

Catnip or Catnep. Aromatic oils in this plant stimulate cats. White fairly insignificant flowers. Perennial. Nepeta cataria 
ROMAN CHAMOMILE

CHAMOMILE Roman

Flowering chamomile which can be used for lawns. Clip forming buds often. Hardier than 'Lawn Chamomile' (Treneague). Needs good drainage. Height 40cm. Perennial.
CHICORY

CHICORY

Pick young leaves all summer and until end of October. Add sparingly to salads. An effective tonic. Hardy herbaceous perennial. Cichorium intybus
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CORN CHAMOMILE

White daisy-like annual with yellow centre. Feathery finely divided leaves. Lovely addition a wild-flower area. Height 30cm  Anthemis arvensis
VERBASCUM nigrum

DARK MULLEIN

Tall yellow flower spikes with reddish centres. Flowers in July/August. Stunning perennial plant. Height up to 1m. Good for bees. Verbascum nigrum
BRONZE FENNEL

FENNEL Bronze

Attractive bronze feathery leaf. Useful for culinary use, or as an ornamental. Hardy perennial in most areas of the UK  Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum'
FLAX

FLAX

FLAX var. Lisette.  Sky blue flowers throughout summer. Height 1m +.  Flax has been cultivated since 5000BC to make paper and cloth. Can sow in a block to prevent lodging (falling over). Hardy annual. Linum usitatissimum
VERBASCUM thapsus

GREAT MULLEIN

VERBASCUM Aaron's Rod. Large soft leaves. Tall yellow flower spikes in July/August. Stunning plant. Hardy biennial. Good for bees. Verbascum thapsus
HONESTY

HONESTY Mixed Colours

Mix of pink and mauve coloured flowers followed by silver dried seed pods. Sometimes called the money plant.  Lunaria annua
HYSSOP 2

HYSSOP

Narrow aromatic dark green leaves. Bright blue flowers, attractive to bees. Height 65cm. Perennial for calciferous soils.  Hyssopus officinalis
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LUPIN Sunrise

LUPIN Sunrise. Single stemmed lupin with fragrant tri-coloured flowers of azure blue, white and yellow up the stem. Stunning when grown in groups, and lasts well as a cut flower. Height in flower up to 1 metre. Annual. Approx. 30 seeds. 
MEXICAN MARIGOLD

MEXICAN MARIGOLD

Tagetes minuta. Aromatic annual . Roots secrete weed-suppressing chemicals. Some deterent against eelworm, and also bindweed, ground elder and couchgrass. Minute yellow daisy-like flowers from August to October. Height in flower 2m +.
MIBUNA

MIBUNA

Long narrow leaves that can be regularly cropped throughout the season. Add to salads and stir fries. Annual.
MITSUBA

MITSUBA

Sometimes called Japanese parsley. Grows large and is more like a vegetable. Heart shaped leaves. Unique oriental flavour for salads and soups. Hardy perennial
MUSTARD Red Frills

MUSTARD Red Frills

Attractive feathery red frilled leaves. Mustard flavour for spicy addition to salads or stir fries. Annual.
NASTURTIUM Empress of India 3

NASTURTIUM Empress of India

Crimson scarlet flowers with dark blue-green foliage. Compact plant. Annual.  Tropaeolum majus 'Empress of India'
NASTURTIUM Trailing

NASTURTIUM Trailing or Climbing

Orange and yellow flowers mid to late summer. Will trail or climb if directed up a support. Leaves and flowers for adding to salads. Seed pods can be saved and pickled in vinegar. Annual
ORLAYA grandiflora

ORLAYA grandiflora

ORLAYA grandiflora White Finch. Can be sown in autumn or spring to give large white lacy flowers. Height 60cm. Long flowering and attractive to beneficial insects. Good cut flower. Hardy annual.
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OX EYE DAISY

White daisy flowers with yellow centres. Perennial wildflower of grasslands. Height 40cm  Leucanthemum vulgare 
PPAINTED SAGE

PAINTED SAGE

Good for pollinating insects. Not normally for culinary use. Grown for blaze of mixed colours in the garden - dark purple, white, dark pink, pale pink. Height 50cm. Annual. Salvia horminum 
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GREEN PERILLA

PERILLA Green Shiso

Flavour a bit different from the red variety but also delicious. Green leaves. Annual.
RED PERILLA

PERILLA Red Shiso

Warm aromatic scent of leaves used in Japanese cookery. Cultivate like Basil. Beautiful dark red leaves with frilly edges. Can be used as a bedding plant!  Annual.
SUMMER PURSLANE

PURSLANE Summer

A green summer-grown purslane with small fleshy leaves for crunchy taste in salads or for cooking. Portulaca oleracea
RUDBECKIA Autumn Colours 4

RUDBECKIA Autumn Colours

Attractive mix of autumn shades - bronze petals, red rings and rusty red centres. An excellent mid to late flowering bedding plant. For mixed borders and on its own. Height 60cm. Approx. S/C 50
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SHOOFLY

Violet blue bell-shaped flowers. Annual up to 75cm tall, sown direct in mid spring. Sometimes grown between vegetables reputedly to keep flies away. Self seeds. Dried flower pods are used in dried- flower arrangements. Nicandra physalodes
SUNNY MIX

SUMMER PICKING FLOWER MIX

Wonderful easy-to-grow annuals that are sown direct at the beginning of June in full sun. They soon flower and give an amazing display of mixed colours for the rest of the summer and into early autumn. Very fast flowering. Height approx. 75cm
SWEET PEA EVERLASTING Red Pearl

SWEET PEA EVERLASTING Red Pearl

Perennial sweet pea. Height mid summer 200cm. Very attractive deep pink/red flowers. Lathyrus latifolius
SWEET PEA Beaujolais

SWEET PEA Beaujolais

Deep burgundy maroon. Very highly scented.
SWEET PEA Blue Velvet

SWEET PEA Flagship

Well-scented Spencer type sweetpea with blooms that are dark blue, almost purple, with distinctive veining.
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SWEET PEA Restormel

Well scented Spencer type sweetpea. Cerise/pale orange and shimmering on the reverse. Good for exhibiting!  S/C 25
SWEET PEA White Frills

SWEET PEA White Frills

White frilly blooms. Very highly scented.
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SWEET ROCKET Violet

Violet flowered variety, very fragrant especially in the evening. Not the edible rocket. Biennial/perennial. Hesperis matronalis Violet
TTHYME Red Creeping

THYME Red Creeping

Thyme with a creeping habit, forming mats 10cm tall. Very ornamental purple flowers, loved by bees. Edible but not the thyme that is normally grown for culinary use. Hardy perennial. Thymus serpyllum coccineus
CENTRANTHUS ruber

VALERIAN Red

Centranthus ruber  Often called Valerian. Seeds itself on dry walls. Grey-green fleshy leaves. Hardy perennial. The red/pink variety.  Good for pollinating insects.
Echium vulgare

VIPER’S BUGLOSS

VIPER'S BUGLOSS.  80cm spires of mid blue flowers. Bees love this plant. Grows best on slightly chalky soil. Echium vulgare
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WOAD

Dye plant for blue shades. Biennial  Isaltis tinctoria
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YELLOW RATTLE

Bright yellow 15cm flower spikes, attractive to bumblebees. Excellent for grassy wild flower areas. Seed pods rattle. Annual which self-seeds. Rhinanthus minor.