I've long been a fan of their seeds and managed to spend plenty even without the photographs. For anyone who doesn't know they produce a 188 page catalogue with very small print. I have to read it with glasses on now. Each variety has a detailed description but no picture. They do now have pictures on their website. I sincerely recommend the seeds. I've always had excellent results and no-one is paying me to say that though if they want to send me seeds to test, I'm ready.
When I started gardening I had a large garden and a small budget and filled it with plants grown from seed. Very satisfying.
So these are Gysophila elegans 'Kermesina' looking exactly as advertised. Here with Artemisia Powis Castle.
How sweet and pretty. I've taken off the tops in the hope the plants will branch out. I've used the Mud, Wall, Sticks technique and grown quite a few plants. Because of our relatively dry spring, the slug damage has been minimal.
The garden is bursting with blooms and here is a snapshot of a few of them.
In the vase:
Nigella seed pods
Blue Catananche flowers
Dahlia 'Bishop of Dover'
Perennial Wallflower 'I've got the label somewhere'. Pastel something I think.
And this is a carrot flower. Not some fancy cultivar but a carrot which went to seed!
For lots of fun and fancy vases from around the world visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for In a vase on Monday.