Seed Subscription: Flower, Cool Climate, Winter 2024


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Seed Subscription: Flower, Cool Climate, Winter 2024

Subscriptions are an excellent way to explore new seed varieties without having to spend time choosing the seeds yourself, and are perfect for busy gardeners, delivering seeds and all the information you need to plant them directly to your letterbox. 

Each season we’ll choose a selection of seed varieties tailored to your climate, and send you the seeds plus a colour information sheet with photos, tips and sowing information - all you need to do is plant!

You are currently viewing a single season of seeds which can be purchased individually. To subscribe to a years worth of seeds click here.

Seeds included in this subscription:

  • Gypsophila- Repens Rose

    Perennial growing to 15cm. Has a creeping habit making it ideal for rockeries, beds and borders. Attractive rose coloured flowers; can be used in flower arrangements.

    Sow direct, 6mm. Germination 10-15 days @ 20-22°C.Perennial. Height 15cm, Spacing 30cm. 70-80 days.

    Best months in Cool Climates: JAN FEB MAR APR MAY AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC (Click for full sowing chart, grow guide and more)

  • Penstemon- Compact Mix

    Dwarf perennial up to 30cm. Features mid-green foliage, upright spikes of tubular flowers in pink, rose, purple, and violet. Ideal for gardens, beds, borders. Drought tolerant, low maintenance. Attracts bees, butterflies. Also known as 'Beardtongue'.

    Raise seedlings or sow direct, 2mm . Germination 14-30 days @ 18-21°C.Perennial. Height 30cm , Spacing 30cm . .

    Best months in Cool Climates: MAR APR AUG SEP OCT (Click for full sowing chart, grow guide and more)

  • Aquilegia- Double Flowered Mix

    Perennial growing to 80cm. Upright plant with medium-green leaves producing stems covered in double spur-less flowers in a mix of colours. Also known as "Granny's bonnet","Crow's foot" or "Columbine".

    Raise seedlings, 3mm. Germination 21-28 days @ 20-25°C.Perennial (short lived). Height 80cm, Spacing 40cm. 200 days.

    Best months in Cool Climates: FEB MAR APR SEP OCT (Click for full sowing chart, grow guide and more)

  • Carnation- Enfante de Nice Mix

    French heirloom perennial, 45cm tall with sweet clove-scented flowers in scarlet, pink, white, some striped and picotee. Multiple blooms per stem. Ideal for borders, containers, or cut flowers.

    Raise seedlings, 6mm. Germination 7-14 days @ 18-22°C.Perennial. Height 45cm, Spacing 35cm. 180-200 days.

    Best months in Cool Climates: FEB MAR APR MAY AUG SEP OCT (Click for full sowing chart, grow guide and more)


  • Californian Poppy- Apricot Chiffon

    Annual 20cm plant with grey/green fern-like leaves and silky two-toned apricot flowers with fluted petals. Flowers fade from deep peach to light apricot. Ideal as a cut flower, in beds, borders, rock gardens. Grows in poor soil. Drought tolerant.

    Sow direct or raise seedlings, 3mm. Germination 14-21 days @ 16-21°C.Annual. Height 20cm, Spacing 20cm. 70 days.

    Best months in Cool Climates: JAN SEP OCT NOV DEC (Click for full sowing chart, grow guide and more)

  • Golden Marguerite- Kelawayi

    Perennial plant, 50cm tall with green lacy foliage, yellow daisy-like flowers. Ideal for garden borders, cut flowers. Attracts bees, drought tolerant. Flowers used for traditional fabric dye.

    Raise seedlings, 2mm. Germination 14-28 days @ 18-21°C.Perennial. Height 50cm, Spacing 35cm. 60-80 days.

    Best months in Cool Climates: AUG SEP OCT NOV (Click for full sowing chart, grow guide and more)

  • Calendula- Touch of Red Mix

    Fast-growing annual, 60cm tall. Mix of yellow, orange, buff flowers with russet undersides. Light green, lance-shaped leaves, 5-10cm long. Great for mass plantings or cut flowers. Attracts beneficial insects.

    Sow direct or raise seedlings, 15mm. Germination 7-14 days @ 20-22°C.Annual. Height 60cm, Spacing 50cm. 70-80 days.

    Best months in Cool Climates: FEB MAR APR SEP OCT NOV (Click for full sowing chart, grow guide and more)

  • Four O'Clocks- Marbles White-Red

    Perennial bushy plant with large green leaves and fragrant, trumpet-shaped flowers, striped or marbled in white and pink-red. Suited for borders and large containers. Flowers open in the evening or on cloudy days, attractive to moths.

    Sow direct or raise seedlings, 20mm. Germination 7-14 days @ 20-22°C.Perennial. Height 60cm, Spacing 50cm. 75-85 days.

    Best months in Cool Climates: SEP OCT NOV (Click for full sowing chart, grow guide and more)

  • Dahlia- Mardi Gras Mix

    Frost tender perennial, typically annual in cold climates, grows to 30cm. Single flowers in white, hot pink, red bloom from summer to autumn. Perfect for containers, small spaces, border fronts, and mass planting.

    Sow direct or raise seedlings, 10mm. Germination 3-5 days @ 18-21°C.Perennial. Height 30cm, Spacing 30cm. 115 days.

    Best months in Cool Climates: SEP OCT NOV DEC (Click for full sowing chart, grow guide and more)

  • Cosmos- Apricotta

    Annual growing 100-120cm with ferny green foliage and sturdy stems. The large apricot to pink flowers fade to soft pink towards a pale yellow central disc. The long stems make this variety suited to growing towards the back of borders or as cut flowers.

    Sow direct or raise seedlings, 6mm. Germination 15-20 days @ 21-26°C.Annual. Height 100-120cm, Spacing 40cm. 85-95 days.

    Best months in Cool Climates: SEP OCT NOV DEC (Click for full sowing chart, grow guide and more)


Tips for gardening in winter:

Weeding and tidying: Rain helps weed seeds germinate and it is easier to remove them when the soil is damp. Be sure to remove weeds before they get a chance to mature and set seed, and ensure you get the weeds out roots and all. Hand tools are useful for small areas and hoes or tillers make the job go faster in larger gardens. Rake up fallen leaves so they don’t form a compact layer which can stop water reaching the soil. Add these extra leaves to your compost heap. Clear out any dead or diseased plants and to prevent the spread of disease, place this plant material in the bin rather than the compost bin.

Pruning: Check your tools and get them ready for winter pruning. Cleaning and sharpening your secateurs and pruning saws makes the job much easier, and a clean cut means there is less chance for disease to enter ragged wounds. It is easier to prune deciduous trees and shrubs in winter because you can see the structure of the plant more clearly. Remove any dead wood, and take out crossing branches or stems that might rub against each other. 

Protect your plants from frost: If you live in a frost-prone area, protect your plants by covering them with frost cloth or hessian sacking. Remove this cover during the day to allow the sun to get to your plants and to help warm up the soil. Remember to cover them up again at night. Sheltering plants from cold winds also helps. You can build a temporary screen or windbreak, or plant close to a wall where plants will also benefit from the retained warmth at night. 

Plot and plan: Use the down time in winter to review your garden and think about what you’d like to plant in the coming seasons. If you’re growing annuals, do you want to plant the same again or try some new varieties or colour schemes? If you’re growing veggies, remember that rotating your crops is a good idea to break the cycle or build-up of any pests and diseases that may be in the soil. This has the added benefit of reducing, or even eliminating, the need to spray with chemicals.

Pests and diseases to look out for in winter:

Slugs and snails: These pests can damage a wide range of plants, especially flower and vegetable seedlings. They are most active in the cooler wetter months, or when thunderstorms activate them in summer, and come out at night to feed. Controlling weeds and removing places that can harbour slugs and snails can be an effective way to control and reduce the number of these pests. If you choose to use bait, it is best applied in Autumn before snails get a chance to lay eggs. Most baits can be toxic to pets and other wildlife, so use any bait with caution.

Product code: SS_FLOW_COOL_WIN_2024

Contains

  • 1 x Gypsophila- Repens Rose (Gypsophila repens)

    Perennial growing to 15cm. Has a creeping habit making it ideal for rockeries, beds and borders. Attractive rose coloured flowers; can be used in flower arrangements.

    Life Cycle: Hardy Perennial
    Plant Height: 15cm
    Position: Full sun, moist well drained soil

  • 1 x Penstemon- Compact Mix (Penstemon barbatus)

    Dwarf perennial to 30cm. Low mounds of mid-green foliage with short upright spikes of tubular flowers in a mixture of pink, rose, purple and violet. Great for cottage gardens, mixed beds and borders. Drought tolerant and low maintenance once established. Often grown as an annual in cool climates. Great for attracting bees and butterflies. Also known as 'Beardtongue'.

     

    Life Cycle: Half Hardy Perennial
    Plant Height: 30cm
    Position: Full sun, moist well drained soil

  • 1 x Aquilegia- Double Flowered Mix (Aquilegia vulgaris)

    Perennial growing to 80cm. Upright plant with medium-green leaves producing stems covered in double spur-less flowers in a mix of colours. Also known as "Granny's bonnet","Crow's foot" or "Columbine".

    Life Cycle: Hardy Perennial (short lived)
    Plant Height: 80cm
    Position: Part or full sun, moist well drained soil

  • 1 x Carnation- Enfante de Nice Mix (Dianthus caryophyllus)

    A French heirloom perennial growing to 45cm, with highly scented flowers with a sweet clove-like fragrance. The blooms are scarlet, pink and white with some stripes and picotee markings. Several blooms per stem. Use in borders or containers, or grow as cut flowers.

    Life Cycle: Hardy Perennial
    Plant Height: 45cm
    Position: Full sun, moist well drained soil

  • 1 x Californian Poppy- Apricot Chiffon (Eschscholzia californica)

    Annual growing to 20cm with grey/green fern-like foliage and silky two-toned apricot flowers with fluted or pleated margins to the petals. Flowers fade from deep peach to light apricot, and close in overcast weather. Very good as a cut flower, in beds, borders and rock gardens. Can be grown in poor soil. Drought tolerant.

    Life Cycle: Hardy Annual
    Plant Height: 20cm
    Position: Full sun, well drained soil

  • 1 x Golden Marguerite- Kelawayi (Anthemis tinctoria)

    Flowering perennial growing to 50cm in height.  Plants are clump forming with green lacy foliage and bright yellow, long stemmed, daisy-like flowers.  Very attractive; good for garden borders and as a cut flower.  Attracts bees.  Drought tolerant.  Flowers can be used to make a dye that was traditionally used to colour fabrics.

    Also known as Dyers Chamomile, Oxeye chamomile, Yellow Chamomile, Golden Chamomile, Dye Plant and Boston Daisy.

    Life Cycle: Hardy Perennial
    Plant Height: 50cm
    Position: Full sun, moist well drained soil

  • 1 x Calendula- Touch of Red Mix (Calendula officinalis)

    A fast growing annual to 60cm. A mix of yellow, orange and buff flowers with russet undersides on the petals. Leaves are light green and lance-shaped, 5-10cm long. Equally effective in mass plantings or as a cut flower. Easy to grow. Attracts beneficial insects.

    The 'Touch of Red' series of premium calendula seeds have showy daisy like flowers with a russet edge and underside to the petals, giving the flowers an antique look with a unique 'touch of red'. The large flowers are 5-10cm across, single to fully double, with dark centres. An excellent choice for borders, beds, containers and cut flowers. Plants flower over a long period from late autumn to spring in areas with mild winters.

    Life Cycle: Hardy Annual
    Plant Height: 60cm
    Position: Part or full sun, moist soil

  • 1 x Four O'Clocks- Marbles White-Red (Mirabilis jalapa)

    Perennial to 60cm forming a rounded bushy plant with large green leaves. The fragrant, trumpet-shaped flowers are striped or marbled, white and pink-red. Suited to borders and large containers. A Fleuroselect award winner.

    Four O'Clocks are frost tender perennials, often grown as annuals in cool climates. The flowers open in the evening or on cloudy days, have an orange blossom fragrance and are attractive to moths. Native to Mexico, plants tolerate hot conditions and drought. Also known as 'Marvel of Peru' and 'Belle de Nuit'.

    Life Cycle: Frost tender Perennial
    Plant Height: 60cm
    Position: Full sun, moist well drained soil

  • 1 x Dahlia- Mardi Gras Mix (Dahlia variabilis)

    Frost tender perennial (usually grown as an annual in cold climates) growing to a compact 30cm. Single flowers in a mix of white, hot pink and red, blooming from summer into autumn. Ideal for containers, small spaces, the front of borders and mass planting. 

    Life Cycle: Frost tender Perennial
    Plant Height: 30cm
    Position: Full sun, moist soil

  • 1 x Cosmos- Apricotta (Cosmos bipinnatus)

    Annual growing 100-120cm with ferny green foliage and sturdy stems. The large apricot to pink flowers fade to soft pink towards a pale yellow central disc. The long stems make this variety suited to growing towards the back of borders or to use as romantic cut flowers.

    Great for beds, mass planting, meadows and cut flowers. Attracts butterflies to the garden. Easy to grow. Will self-seed freely. Tolerates poor soil and dry sunny positions.

    Life Cycle: Half hardy Annual
    Plant Height: 100-120cm
    Position: Full sun, moist well drained soil

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