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New Flower seeds varieties 2019

October 26, 2018

New flower varieties to grow from seed for 2019 include:-

Helianthus. Sunflower Sunsation Yellow seeds

Helianthus. Sunflower Sunsation Yellow 10 seeds

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large flowers up to 17cm across, pollen free hybrid with a black center, producing multiple flower buds. It has dark, green, glossy foliage and have excellent garden performance. Height 35-45cm. Sunflower seeds.

Zinnia. Queen Lime Orange seeds

Zinnia. Queen Lime Orange 30 seeds

 

 

 

 

 

 

This new Zinnia series makes stunning cut flowers and are good for summer borders. The unique colours of soft orange and lime petals offer something different, they can also be used as cut flowers for bouquets. Features good vase life with high quality double flowers. Awarded Fleuroselect Gold Medal. Large range of Zinnia Seeds.

Salvia. Big Blue seeds

Salvia. Big Blue 10 seeds

 

 

 

 

 

Add some height to borders with this eye catching blue flowered salvia, ideal for landscaping or back of flower borders showing off its blue spires until the frost. Attractive to bees and butterflies, best grown in full sun. Flowers from July to Autumn.

 

Gazania. Enorma Mix seeds

Gazania. Enorma Mix 30 seeds

 

 

 

 

 

Large flowers 10-12 cm across, uniform flowering on strong flower stems with a vigorous habit. Good mix of Oranges, Yellows, Red and White. The foliage is dark green and glossy. Great for large containers and flower beds

 

Cosmos Sonata Purple Shades seeds

Cosmos. Sonata Purple Shades 25 seeds

 

 

 

 

 

 

An award winning Cosmos variety. An interesting series of cosmos, dwarf plants with semi-erect habit and very free flowering and long lasting, in purple shades. Grow in beds, borders and cut flower garden sow from Spring to Summer attracts butteflies and bees into the garden. Cosmos Sonata series RHS Award of Garden Merit. See our large rage of Cosmos seeds.

 

Campanula Alpine Breeze White seeds

Campanula. Alpine Breeze White 50 seeds

 

 

 

 

 

White bell shaped flowers these compact campanula are ideal for the rockery, woodlands or borders. Flowers in the first year. Flowering from potting is 17-19 weeks. Height 15cm Campanula cochleariifolia

 

Campanula Alpine Breeze Blue seeds

Campanula. Alpine Breeze Blue 50 seeds

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intense blue bell shaped flowers these compact campanula are ideal for the rockery, woodlands or borders. Flowers in the first year. Flowering from potting is 17-19 weeks. Height 15cm Campanula cochleariifolia

Calibrachoa Kabloom Denim seeds

Calibrachoa. Kabloom Denim 10 pellets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calibrachoa Kabloom This new series of long flowering hybrid Calibrachoa trailing plants are perfect for use in hanging baskets, mixed planters, containers, borders and patio. Also known as Million Bells they are now available from seed. Plants produce a mass of bell shaped flowers similar to small petunias throughout summer and tail/spread up to 40cm. Million Bells Calibrachoa seeds

 

Poppy Somniferum Hungarian Blue

Papaver. Poppy Somniferum Hungarian Blue 500 seeds

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hungarian Blue a Heirloom variety with single flowers in gorgeous purple-blue shades and dark inner markings on each petal. Ideal cut flower and dried pods can be used in fower arranging Height 90c. See our extensive range of poppy seeds

 

Papaver Poppy Somniferum Maanzaad

Papaver. Poppy Somniferum Maanzaad 600 seeds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poppy Maanzaad the best Bread seed Poppy, producing beautiful white single flowers with pink markings and a seed head which holds onto the seeds rather than allow the seeds to scatter making seed collection easier. Use the seeds in salads, curries, Asian dishes and home grown seed is Ideal as a topping for bread. Attractive in the border. See our extensive range of poppy seeds .

Nasturtium Jewel Cherry Rose

Nasturtium. Jewel Cherry Rose 30 seeds

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scrumptious hot pink semi-double blooms on compact, bushy plants. Ideal for growing in borders or containers. Hardy Annual, Tropaeolum majus Height 30cm

 

Nasturtium Queen Mix

Nasturtium. Queen Mix 30 seeds

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attractive variegated foliage becomes clothed in a vibrant mix of single flowers. Ideal used for climbing a trellis, but can also be used as an effective ground cover, or cascading over the edge of baskets or containers.

 

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Grow your own Tomatoes from Seed

March 12, 2017

Tomatoes picked straight from the plant and eaten within minutes are one
of the most amazing pleasures of growing your own – nothing comes even close to
the smell, texture and taste of a fresh tomato. When you grow your own
tomatoes from seed, there are lots of things to consider and if you are new to it, it is
well worth looking in to all the different kinds available but be warned –
there are hundreds to choose from.

Baby Tomatoes Goldrush Currant

The first consideration is how much room you have. If you have a
spacious greenhouse which you won’t want for any other growing for the whole
season, then really you can have practically any variety. For tomatoes
throughout the season, choose different varieties so that you don’t end up with
an enormous glut all at once. Also, it is a good idea to choose a few different
sizes – beefsteak tomatoes for Mediterranean salads and sandwiches (try Black
Brandywine
, a heritage dark variety which looks spectacular and tastes
wonderful); plum tomatoes for cooking; cherry style tomatoes which are ideal
for children’s snacks and finally the classic round tomatoes for salads and
general use – although it is great fun to vary it with a few unusual ones
available from Nicky’s Nursery such as egg yolk, a yellow variety the size and
colour of, yes, you’ve guessed it, an egg yolk! The packet sizes from Nicky’s
Nursery are very sensible, with 10-30 seeds depending on variety, so you won’t
be boring the neighbours with trays of unwanted tomato plants.

Tomato Black Cherry

Sweet & Juicy Tomato Black Cherry

The other thing to check before buying is whether your tomato plants
need a greenhouse or will grow outdoors. If you are new to growing tomatoes
from seed you may have come across the terms ‘determinate’ and ‘indeterminate’
and wondered what it means. It is very simple really and you will need to
consider how you will be using the fruits before you choose which you grow.
Determinate tomato plants grow not very high, usually around four feet and are
often also called ‘bush’ tomatoes. They grow and set fruit until the truss
(group of tomatoes) on the top of the plant sets, then all the fruit ripens at
once – usually over around two weeks – and then the plant dies. Indeterminate
tomatoes keep on growing and can reach quite high if you don’t pinch out the
terminal buds. The fruit sets and ripens as the plant grows and so you will keep
on getting fruit for a whole season. Most of the more unusual or heritage
strains are indeterminate and if you only intend to grow a few plants, they are
the best to choose. You can lengthen the season with determinate strains by
sowing the tomato seeds in batches, but you won’t be able to lengthen the season by
much.

Summer tastes are really encapsulated in the taste, tang, feel and smell
of a fresh tomato straight off the bush or vine and growing them from seed
could hardly be simpler, so if you only grow one vegetable plant this year,
make it a tomato.


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