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The TeamNew for 2015
New for 2015

Blood FlowerEvery year we try new stuff.. We browse seed catalogues from across the world and buy the ones we like the sound of. Then we plant them and keep our fingers crossed. Most of the time they germinate (eventually!) and the odd time they don’t. Some germinations take months, others days. That’s the fun of it all!

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This is not a complete listing… As the seasons progress we will update it!

For 2015 we are introducing a new range of plants - Cottage garden & Victoriana style. These include wallflowers, lupins, sweet williams, corncockle, sweetpeas, asters and many more..


Cut & Come Again - the favourite

Green Salad Bowl Leaves

Lettuce – Clarion, soft head (butterhead)

Lettuce – Lobjiot, a type of Cos

Lettuce – Lollo Bionda, round heads of tight frilly green leaves

Lettuce Matador – a compact red Lollo Rossa

Oriental Mix – a mix of oriental soft and crisp leaves

Purslane – Summer

Red Salad Bowl Leaves

Rocket – Discovery, a little softer than the wild but a fantastic grower

Rocket – Wild Peppery, just the way we like it!

Tat Soi – Oriental soft leaves

Webbs Wonder – semi hardy crisp head

Winter density – half hardy Little Gem style


Beetroot - Bolivar

Broccoli – Early purple sprouting.

Cabbage - F1 Hispi A great growing early tight head cabbage

Cabbage - Ormskirk A Savoy variety, great for storing

Carrot    - Darina, a fat juicy main crop variety, good disease resistance

Cauliflower -  All The Year Round  As the name suggests plant up to end of  May for Autumn harvest

Celery – Tall Utah                                             

Chili – Anaheim, very popular medium heat

Chili – Ancho Poblano – medium fat chillies

Chili – Habanero, hot and smoky

Courgette – Green Bush, use the fruits small or full size, good cropping

Fennel Florence

Kale – Black Tuscany, direct from Italy

Leek - Tadorna – Fat and dark green leeks, great for our Irish soils

Parsnip – Gurnsey – like Tender & True only better resistance to diseases

Pea - Tommy  -main crop

Pea - Twinkle  - early variety

Peppers – California wonder, mixed colour standard peppers

Pumpkin – Summer Ball

Runner Bean - Lady Di Long green pods, about 9 – 10 beans per pod 

Spinach - Banjo

Sweet Pepper – Marconi Red, long sweet red variety

Tomato – Cossack, excellent medium size tomatoes, great cropping

Tomato – Gardeners Delight, the classic

Tomato – Sun Belle, very similar to Sungold, but with a better flavour in our opinion!   



Alkanet (alkanna tinctoria)

Black Sage (Salvia mellifera)

Blood Flower (Asclepias curassavica)

Blue Sage (Salvia farinacea)

Dark Mullein (Verbascum niger)

Dominican Sage (Salvia dominica)

Green Ephedra (Ephedra viridis)

Henbane (Hyoscyamus niger)

Horehound (Marrubium vulgare)

Hound’s Tounge (Cynoglossum off.)

Laserwort (Silphium)

Melilot  (Melilotus off.)

Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum)

Morning Glory

Night-flowering catchfly (Silene noctiflora)

Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius)

Sneezewort (Achillea ptarmica)

Vitex (Chaste Tree)

White Sage (Salvia apiana)

Wild Teasel (Dipsacus)





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