Cottage Garden Seeds
A charming old fashioned perennial with clusters of light red flowers in late spring and summer, with soft grey green foliage. Flowers in its first year (if started early enough) and makes a great fragrant cut flower. Deadhead to promote more flowering and to prevent self seeding. Self seeds easily. Not for very hot & humid climates. 25 seeds. No. 1.
This great ground cover is loved for the profusion of white flowers in late spring – summer & the woolly silver-grey foliage that maintains interest when flowering has stopped. Growing to 15 cm this ‘carpeting’ ground cover is perfect in dry & poor soils, rock gardens or edging for paths/lawns. Has a cascading effect when planted in rock walls or hanging baskets. Flowers in first year. 50 seeds. nO. 1.
A beautifully unusual plant with smooth, rounded, blue-green, succulent-like foliage with whitish spots. Very attractive, drooping, purple and yellow flowers appear in spring and summer and are a valuable source for honey production. This hardy annual is a handsome and usually tough plant for a sunny to lightly shaded position. Best suited for well drained soil, in rock gardens or pots. 15 seeds.
Perfect for making chamomile lawns, this wonderfully aromatic, ‘apple-scented’ groundcover is also great for filling gaps between pavers and stonewalls. Its pretty, daisy-like flowers have white petals and yellow centres and bloom in summer. They can be dried to make a soothing tea or used fresh as a garnish. Also called English Chamomile. A hardy perennial. 300 seeds.
A perennial herb mainly grown for medicinal purposes. The dried flowers are made into a tea, which has a calming effect and aids digestion. In the garden, chamomile tea is a mild fungicide when sprayed on affected plants. Pick the flowers in summer on a sunny day, dry them upside-down in a shady warm area. For full sun with average soil. 300 seeds.
A beautiful scent to go with this bright, golden yellow flowers. Will bloom over late winter and spring from a late sowing or in autumn from an early sowing. The flowers are sweet scented, about 2.5 cm across in showy clumps on short racemes. Belonging to the cabbage family, this short-lived evergreen perennial prefers slightly alkaline (limy) soil and good drainage. 200 seeds.
A fun daisy with long lasting double and semi-double white flowers. A hardy perennial that grows to 80 cm. Makes a great border plant with healthy growth of toothed oblong leaves and a mass of flowers. Makes an outstanding cut flower due to good vase life and medium stems. Handles most soils in full sun or part shade. About 30 seeds.
An unusual bedding plant with spidery flower petals in red, pink or white and attractive palmate leaves. This fast-growing and long-flowering annual makes a beautiful cut flower. Prefers a full sun to part shade, with well-drained soil. Deadhead flowers to prolong flowering to frost. Requires light and warmth to germinate, surface sow and press onto soil surface to ensure good contact. Keep moist and warm (20˚C+). Germinates in 14-18 days (will not germinate if too cold, seed will rot). 150 seeds.
This unusual species from New Zealand is related to the Sturt Desert Pea. An evergreen shrub or scrambling climber with attractive deep pink/red, clustered pea flowers in spring. A moderately frost hardy evergreen plant best grown in full sun to semi shade in average garden soil. Prune back regularly. 12 seeds/No.8/
A vigorous, ‘plant and stand back’ vine with stunning, dark-purple, cup-shaped flowers year round. A great ‘quick fix’ for pergolas, ugly walls etc. Native to Mexico, it thrives in warm conditions, but tolerates cool climates, too. Can handle very light frosts. Prefers full sun. 10 seeds. Not to WA.
A fast-growing vine that happily covers any unsightly structures with the benefit of blooming year round with white cup-shaped flowers. A great ‘quick fix’ for pergolas, ugly walls etc. Native to Mexico, it thrives in warm conditions, but also tolerates cool climates. Can handle very light frosts. The more sun the more it flowers. Not to WA. 10 seeds.