Seed Subscription: Flower, Sub-Tropical Climate, Winter 2024


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Seed Subscription: Flower, Sub-Tropical 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!

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Seeds included in this subscription:

  • Armeria- Morning Star White

    A 15cm tall perennial that flowers in its first year. It has dark green leaves and white flowers in late spring/summer. Armerias are hardy, tolerating various conditions, ideal for rockeries, borders, and containers. Deadhead for repeat flowering.

    Sow direct or raise seedlings, 0mm. Germination 7-14 days @ 21-24°C.Perennial. Height 15cm, Spacing 20cm. 100 days.

    Best months in Sub-Tropical Climates: APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT (Click for full sowing chart, grow guide and more)

  • Brachyscome- Mixed Splendour

    Annual plant growing to 25cm with grey/green foliage and single flowers in blue, pink, white. Ideal for borders, rockeries, edging, or containers. Native to Western and South Australia.

    Sow direct or raise seedlings, 3mm. Germination 14-21 days @ 18-21°C.Annual. Height 25cm, Spacing 20cm. 120 days.

    Best months in Sub-Tropical Climates: MAY JUN JUL (Click for full sowing chart, grow guide and more)

  • Impatiens- Camellia Flowered Mix (Balsam)

    Annual growing to 45cm. Fleshy green foliage. Large double flowers in a range of colours including violet, scarlet, rose, salmon and white. Grows well in shady positions. Can be grown in containers. Impatiens balsamina is also known as Balsam.

    Raise seedlings, 6mm. Germination 14-21 days @ 22-26°C.Annual. Height 45cm, Spacing 40cm. 85 days.

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

  • Carnation- Chabaud Superb Finest Mix

    Hardy perennial growing to 60cm. A very ornamental plant with fragrant double flowers in a range of colours. Good for beds, rockeries and as a cut flower. Can be used in potpourri.

    Raise seedlings, 6mm. Germination 7-14 days @ 18-22°C.Perennial. Height 60cm, Spacing 40cm. 180-200 days.

    Best months in Sub-Tropical Climates: APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT (Click for full sowing chart, grow guide and more)


  • Nasturtium- Peach Melba

    Dwarf annual, 30cm max. Compact with round green leaves, semi-double cream-yellow flowers with peach-red spots. Ideal for beds, borders, mass planting, containers, hanging baskets. Edible leaves/flowers. Fast, easy to grow, drought tolerant.

    Sow direct or raise seedlings, 15mm. Germination 7-14 days @ 16-20°C.Annual. Height 30cm, Spacing 25cm. 70-80 days.

    Best months in Sub-Tropical Climates: FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP (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 Sub-Tropical Climates: APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP (Click for full sowing chart, grow guide and more)

  • Californian Poppy- Carmine King

    Annual plant growing to 40cm with grey/green fern-like foliage. Produces carmine rose flowers, often with cream centre's. Closes in dull weather. Ideal as a cut flower, for beds, borders, rock gardens. Can grow in poor soil. Drought tolerant.

    Sow direct or raise seedlings, 3mm. Germination 14-21 days @ 16-21°C.Annual. Height 40cm, Spacing 30cm. 70 days.

    Best months in Sub-Tropical Climates: JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV (Click for full sowing chart, grow guide and more)

  • Dahlia- Coltness Single Mix

    Frost tender perennial (usually grown as an annual in cold climates) growing to a compact 60cm. Large single flowers in a range of bright colours bloom from summer into autumn. Ideal for borders, bedding, containers and as a cut flower.

    Sow direct or raise seedlings, 10mm. Germination 3-5 days @ 18-21°C.Perennial. Height 60cm, Spacing 30cm. 115 days.

    Best months in Sub-Tropical Climates: JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT (Click for full sowing chart, grow guide and more)

  • Sweet William- Scarlet Beauty

    Perennial herb up to 60cm with lance-shaped leaves and strong stems. Scarlet red flowers bloom in late spring. Ideal for beds, borders, and containers. Best when grown in clusters. Great cut flower. Easy to grow from seed; may self-seed in the garden.

    Raise seedlings or sow direct, 3mm. Germination 10-14 days @ 18-22°C.Perennial. Height 20cm, Spacing 30cm. 120 days.

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

  • Four O'Clocks- Salmon Sunset

    Perennial bushy plant with large green leaves and fragrant, trumpet-shaped flowers in salmon pink to orange. Suited for borders and large containers. Flowers open in the evening or on cloudy days, attractive to moths. Tolerates hot conditions and drought.

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

    Best months in Sub-Tropical Climates: FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP (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. 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. 

Watering: You may not need to water your plants as frequently in winter, but make sure your plants are still getting enough. If required, give them a deep soak once a week early in the day so that excess moisture can evaporate before nightfall and avoid the risk of fungal diseases.

Plot and plan: Use some of 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 crop rotation 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.

Fungal diseases: A range of fungal diseases can occur in winter. You can prevent these from taking hold by practising good hygiene. Pick up any fallen and rotting fruit and put it into the rubbish, as it can cause disease which carries over into the following year’s crop.

Product code: SS_FLOW_SUB_WIN_2024

Contains

  • 1 x Armeria- Morning Star White (Armeria maritima)

    A compact perennial 15cm tall which will flower in its first year. Clumps of strappy dark green leaves and brilliant white flowers held above the foliage in late spring and summer. Armerias are tough plants that tolerate a range of conditions, from the coast to alpine areas. They are a good choice for rockeries, borders and containers. Deadhead to encourage repeat flowering. 

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

  • 1 x Brachyscome- Mixed Splendour (Brachyscome iberidifolia)

    Annual growing to 25cm. Grey/green foliage with dainty single flowers in a mix of blue, pink and white. It has a spreading habit making it ideal for borders, rockeries and edging. Can be grown in containers. Australian native; indigenous to Western and South Australia.

    Life Cycle: Half hardy Annual
    Plant Height: 25cm
    Position: Full sun, well drained soil

  • 1 x Impatiens- Camellia Flowered Mix (Balsam) (Impatiens balsamina)

    Annual growing to 45cm. Fleshy green foliage. Large double flowers in a range of colours including violet, scarlet, rose, salmon and white. Grows well in shady positions. Can be grown in containers. Impatiens balsamina is also known as Balsam.

    Life Cycle: Frost tender Annual
    Plant Height: 45cm
    Position: Part or full sun, moist soil

  • 1 x Carnation- Chabaud Superb Finest Mix (Dianthus caryophyllus)

    Hardy perennial growing to 60cm. A very ornamental plant with fragrant double flowers in a range of colours. Good for beds, rockeries and as a cut flower. Can be used in potpourri.

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

  • 1 x Nasturtium- Peach Melba (Tropaeolum majus)

    Annual to 30cm. Dwarf variety with a compact growth habit. Plants have round green leaves and semi-double cream to pale yellow flowers marked with peach to red spots towards the centre. Good for beds, borders, mass planting as a groundcover, containers and hanging baskets. Leaves and flowers are edible. Fast and easy to grow, drought tolerant once established.

    Life Cycle: Frost tender Annual
    Plant Height: 30cm
    Position: Full sun, moist 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 Californian Poppy- Carmine King (Eschscholzia californica)

    Annual growing to 40cm. Fine grey/green fern-like foliage producing carmine rose coloured flowers often cream centres. Flowers close in dull 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: 40cm
    Position: Full sun, well drained soil

  • 1 x Dahlia- Coltness Single Mix (Dahlia variabilis)

    Frost tender perennial (usually grown as an annual in cold climates) growing to a compact 60cm. Large single flowers in a range of bright colours bloom from summer into autumn. Ideal for borders, bedding, containers and as a cut flower. 

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

  • 1 x Sweet William- Scarlet Beauty (Dianthus barbatus)

    A herbaceous perennial to 60cm. Lance-shaped green leaves and strong stems topped by clusters of scarlet red flowers in late spring. Grow in beds, borders and containers. Looks best when several plants are grown together. The tall stems make this an ideal cut flower. Easy to grow from seed; may self-seed in the garden. 

    Life Cycle: Hardy Perennial
    Plant Height: 20cm
    Position: Full or part sun, well drained soil

  • 1 x Four O'Clocks- Salmon Sunset (Mirabilis jalapa)

    Perennial to 60cm forming a rounded bushy plant with large green leaves. The fragrant, trumpet-shaped flowers are salmon pink to orange, slightly marbled, and have a tropical appearance. Suited to borders and large containers.

    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

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