~ Seed for some special FLOWERS ~
Queen' RED & ORANGE Sunflower
They have deep red petals with an orange background. The 5' plants produce multiple heads suitable for cutting, or just admiring at the back of a border. The colour is stunning and the seed would be edible if the sparrows didn't always get there first.
Order FLVQ - approximately 16-18 seed (possibly more, they're hard to measure out exactly!) £2.14
China Cat Sunflower Mix
About 6' tall, the nice thing about this is that lots of heads are produced over a long season, so it is ideal for cutting, or just a fancy display in the garden. The seeds are a reasonable size and you could save them to eat or feed the birds.
This variety was created by Alan Kapuler of Peace Seeds. To get the multi-heading habit, he crossed 'Gloriosa' with silverleaf sunflowers, and when he finished, he named the variety after the 1972 song by the psychedelic rock band The Grateful Dead.
The song is pretty cool, but the sunflowers are even better, and less likely to annoy your neighbours.
Order FLCC - 16 seed £2.14
Calendula 'FlashBack Mix'
Flashback Mix is an amazingly diverse mix of Calendula ("pot marigolds"). They have been bred for all sorts of different coloured backs to their petals, to contrast with the fronts.
In the evening, they fold up their petals for the night, showing off the flashy backs of their flowers.
Although they make a beautiful garden flower, Calendula flowers are of course - like everything else in our catalogue - edible.
In times past they were used to colour butter, but nowadays their main use is to add to salads. A sprinkling of petals, or even whole flowerheads, is a really nice way to add a bit of colour to a fresh salad.
Bred on Gathering Together Farm by Frank & Karen Morton.
Order FLFM - pkt of 100 to 200 seed £2.25
Sokol breadseed poppy - NEW
These beautiful poppies are 3ft tall, pale pink with pretty darker patches on their petals. Easily-grown, giving a lot of seed from a small space, this is the rare white-seeded type with a superior flavour.
So popular in 2012 that we ran out of seed straight away, but this year we have grown much more.
Order FLSo - pkt of seed (hundreds and hundreds) £1.84
this is Ben's favourite photo of 2012
Mixed Salad Nasturtiums
Here we have mixed three colours (red, orange and yellow) and added a variety with variegated leaves, so you can have colourful salads all summer long.
Red, Orange, Yellow, & variegated. Ones in the photo were grown by Josie, age 10.
Order FLMN - a generous pkt of 75-80 seed for £1.69
Borage for Salads
A very well-known bee plant, attracting them and other useful pollinators to your garden, borage has very pretty blue star-shaped flowers that are edible.
We often sprinkle them on top of our tomato salad for an amazing contrast.
Pictured in our back garden, and on a salad earlier this summer.
Order FLBo - at least 300 seed £1.69