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Ageratum Mixture (Ageratum houstonianum) seed

Ageratum Mixture (Ageratum houstonianum) seed


Ageratum houstonianum is a popular annual garden plant.
Also known as Floss Flower it is often used for edging borders and is also useful in beds and containers.
A neat bushy plant with clusters of fluffy flowers in shades of white, pink and blue from June until the first frosts.
Grows to approx. 20cm.
Ageratum will grow in any reasonable garden soil but cannot withstand heavy shade or a wet site.

Seeds per packet (approx.): 600

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Aubergine (Solanum melongena) - Early Long Purple

Aubergine (Solanum melongena) - Early Long Purple


Eggplant is a frost tender, heat loving, branching bushy plant with thick, woody stems. The green to grayish green leaves are large,lobed, and alternate with the underside typically covered with spiny fuzz. Mature plants range from 1 to 8 feet in height. Although eggplant is a perennial, it is more commonly grown as an annual.

The fruit has a dense, uniform and firm, white, sweet flesh.

Seeds per packet (approx.): 150

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Spanish Daisy (Erigeron karvinskianus) seed

Spanish Daisy  (Erigeron karvinskianus) seed


Spanish Daisy is an easy to grow annual plant for hanging baskets, flower beds and rock gardens.
Originally from Central America, it has been growing wild in Southern Europe for many years and is now being hailed as one of the greatest horticultural discoveries of recent years.
The masses of small flowers are pink when they open, rapidly turn white, and finally as they mature change back to rose-red giving the plant an unusual and constant two-tone effect.
This compact jewel is beloved by bees and butterflies and will also make an outstanding contribution in a wildlife garden


Seeds per packet (approx.): 60

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Tomato Betalux (Lycopersicon esculentum) seed

Tomato Betalux (Lycopersicon esculentum) seed


Betalux is a very early Polish bred variety of dwarf tomato, with rigid shoots and very tasty, dark red, round fruits

Seeds per packet (approx.): 200

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Pole Bean Multi-Coloured (Phaseolus vulgaris var. vulgaris) - Jimenez

Pole Bean Multi-Coloured (Phaseolus vulgaris var. vulgaris) - Jimenez


A climbing or pole bean, French Bean Jimenez has been bred to grow in the form of vines which cling to poles or trellises. Their growth habit makes them very easy to harvest. These beans are also very easy to grow so long as you give them a nice warm site and a little shelter. An heirloom variety of French bean Jimenez is a strong grower and produces heavy crops of large long flat pods. The vines or plants can reach 7-8 feet tall but a 5 foot tepee, trellis or poles are usually sufficient. The flat pods are green streaked with red, have a great flavour and are stringless until they start to ripen. As they mature the pods get redder. The seeds or beans inside are of course coloured. Pods can be sliced when green and used as fresh beans or left to mature, then shelled and dried.

Highly colourful, French Bean Jimenez has a strong resistance to Bean Common Mosaic Virus.

Perfect for a sunny, well-drained spot, French bean Jimenez prefers to grow in moist, fertile soil away from strong winds, but it can also be grown successfully in pots.

Packet content (approx.): 10 gms

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Garlic Chives (Allium fistulosum)

Garlic Chives (Allium fistulosum)


Garlic Chives, sometimes called Chinese Chives, are perennial herbs. They look like grass, similar to chives but have a gentle spicy aroma and a distinct but much milder flavour of garlic. A member of the onion family they are very easy to grow. Garlic chives will thrive and grow vigorously on any fertile, moist but well drained site in full sun. A relatively new vegetable in the western world, garlic chives are well known in Asian cuisine. Grows slowly in expanding clumps and, besides its use as a vegetable, the plant's attractive flowers ensure that it is sometimes grown in perennial borders. Both the leaves and the stalks of the flowers are used as flavouring as well as a stir fry ingredient. The flowers can also be used as a spice. Garlic chives are extremely hardy and can survive very low temperatures (some have been know to survive -35 C) in winter and sprout again in spring when the temperature rises.
To speed seed germination it is generally recommended that seeds be soaked in warm water (below 40 C) for about 24 hours prior to sowing.

Uses include mixed in omelettes or scrambled eggs, all sorts of salads or chopped very finely and sprinkled over cooked new potatoes.


Seeds per packet (approx.): 300

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To enhance your interest, we offer a number of links to other websites that we have found.
We hope you find them as interesting and informative as we did.


Gardening Links

Royal Horticultural Society (UK) - http://www.rhs.org.uk/
Tom Clothier - General Germination and Gardening Advice - http://tomclothier.hort.net/
Floridata - Plant Details - http://www.floridata.com/
Allotments UK - Allotments UK and other related allotment links
Allotment Growing - Allotment diaries, photographs, advice about growing vegetables, fruits and herbs with a forum for chatting on the plot.
www.greenhousegrowing.co.uk focuses on greenhouse planting, potting, heating and watering
Garden Links - Directory for UK gardening and gardens online. Find suppliers, advice, plants, seeds, tools, gardens to visit, gifts, lawn care, design tips, garden buildings and more!
Garden Fresco - Step-by-step guides on growing fruit and vegetables, with plenty of pictures and top tips! Our guides, based on first hand experience, offer practical advice to both beginner and seasoned gardeners. Our aim is to make gardening easier and more rewarding.

Garden Web - Internet gardening community - hints, tips, discussion forums and lots more
Grow'Em Plant Propagation Database - Derived from the acclaimed freeware Grow'Em 2000, this database describes the propagation of over 1000 plant species from seeds, cuttings, layerings, etc. Composting techniques and fertilizers, growth media and lighting are presented in detail, as are foliar feeding, planting bare-root specimens, floating row covers, grafting techniques, etc.
www.plantlives.com - the prime source of Plant Biographies on the Internet. Currently over 4,000 separate plants, nearly 30,000 botanical synonyms and even more common names (in many languages), over 800 authoritative reference works quoted. All this information fully searchable and accessible within seconds.
www.Vegetable-Gardens.co.uk - vegetable gardening website and forum. Our aim is to help gardeners grow their own fresh, tasty vegetables, herbs and fruit using our growing guides and receive advice from fellow gardeners at our friendly forum, which covers all gardening subjects.
Guide to Composting - http://www.compostinstructions.com - learn how to make compost, and why improving your soil is the best thing that you can do for your lawn and garden.
Thegardenspider.com is continually spidering the web for gardening related websites. Providing one of the UK's largest Gardening directories
Landscaping Garden Plants - Comprehensive plants, gardening and landscaping website. 90,000+ plants in it's database.
Dave’s Garden - a community of both experienced and new gardeners and farmers - including extensive plant and growing information
BBC Gardening - http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/
My Garden is an innovative online gardening resource for lovers of gardening.
http://www.home-garden.co.uk Gardening - Home Improvement.The complete guide to Home Improvement, Gardening & Horticulture
Information and Tips on Gardening - Gardening basics to get any gardener off to a good start, including evaluating a site, selecting healthy plants and analyzing the soil. Grow the best vegetable garden you can with ideas on vegetable varieties increasing the harvest from your vegetable garden and organic pest control.
Organic Gardening Shop proudly offers a complete line of all-organic gardening products such as herbicides, fertilizers, insect and pest control, orange oil, and biostimulants. Our Solution Finder helps identify bugs and insects, weeds, diseases, and wildlife problems, with pictures descriptions and remedies.
Hydroponics offers a wide range of hydroponic supplies, lights, tents and other hydroponics equipment at their hydro world Birmingham, UK. For any query contact them on 01213280876.
For up to date Information on How to Grow Flowers, try visiting Madeline Edwards' Blog, she has some interesting articles
Technical Links

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England - http://www.rbgkew.org.uk/
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) - http://www.rbge.org.uk/
The Horticultural Taxonomy Group - http://www.hortax.org.uk/
International Code of Botanical Nomenclature - http://www.bgbm.org/iapt/nomenclature/code/SaintLouis/0000St.Luistitle.htm
International Society of Horticultural Science (ISHS) - http://www.ishs.org/
Links of general interest

McCormick Spice Encyclopedia - http://www.mccormick.com/content.cfm?ID=8291
Mad About Herbs - a sprinkling of herb tips for the garden, cooking and crafts
Fresh Pod is a revolutionary new product that can extend the life of fruit and vegetables by up to four times longer. Natural, safe and 100% recyclable once you start using Fresh Pod you'll understand why it's the perfect fridge companion.
Bird netting - Bird Control UK specialise in the installation and supply of bird netting, bird spikes and all types of bird control solutions
William James & Co. - UK manufacturers of fruit cages and supplier of other garden equipment. Products include fruit cages, vegetable cages, timber raised beds, garden netting, water butts, patio planters, Bulldog garden tools and more.
Good Health | Natural Herbal Medicine | Homemade Remedy - Resource site for natural herb medicines and homemade remedies that promote good health. Come and see our list of natural cures for every day health ailments.
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