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Do you dream of a beautiful garden full of scented flowers and buzzing with wildlife?
Just sow a few packets of seeds for gorgeous flowers that your wildlife will love too.

In this shop you will find flower seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife. Here are some of the best, most beautiful and easiest plants for you to grow.

News September 2021

Woo Hoo! September is the perfect time to sow Hardy Annuals so they can grow and develop into healthy plants throughout autumn. Many Perennials and Wildflowers can be sown now too. There are some seeds that need a cold spell to germinate so autumn is brilliant for getting them off to a good start.
There’s nothing like growing your own flowers from seed. If you want flowers for cutting or a beautiful wildlife garden then a few minutes spent sowing seeds this month will bring wonderful things for you in 2022. It’s good to plan ahead!
Christmas Collections are available now! Seed collections make the perfect gift for keen gardeners and there’s some exciting new products coming soon too… so watch this space.
Do feel free to have a browse if you’d like some inspiration. You’ll find growing information for each flower here in the shop too.

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Digitalis purpurea 'Pam's Choice'

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Digitalis purpurea 'Pam's Choice' Seeds

This lovely Foxglove produces tall spires of creamy white flowers spotted with rich purple/maroon freckles. Pam's Choice is one of the best Foxglove cultivars available. It's also known as Elsie Kelsey. Foxgloves love sun and dappled shade. Grow on it’s own in drifts for a striking effect or with other foxgloves in shades of pink and purple to fully appreciate the beauty of this plant.

In the wild Foxgloves are woodland edge plants where they grow in areas with sun and dappled shade. They are perfect for growing at the back of borders, along fences and underneath tall shrubs. Foxgloves add a lovely relaxed feel to a garden and are particularly good for country gardens, wildlife gardens and cottage gardens.
***Please note that all parts of Foxgloves are poisonous and they should be handled with care.***

Genus Digitalis purpurea

Variety Pam's Choice (Also known as Elsie Kelsey)
Plant Type Hardy Biennial
Height & Spread 90-120cm (3 to 4 feet) tall x 45/60cm (18inches/two feet) spread
Sow Seeds Sow indoors in summer on the surface of fine compost. Foxgloves need light to germinate so do not cover the tiny seeds. Foxglove seeds can also be sown direct – scatter the seeds when the soil is warm from the end of May onwards.

Thin/Plant Out Thin out direct sown seedlings to allow plenty of space for the foliage to grow over winter. When seedlings raised indoors are large enough to handle pot up and grow on outdoors until the end of summer. In autumn plant out where you’d like them to flower next year. Allow 45 -60 cm per plant.
Conditions Required Foxgloves are woodland edge plants and love moist but well drained soil. They prefer part shade with some sunshine. If the site is too shady they will still flower but plants will become leggy and lean towards any available light.
Flower Production Sow this spring/summer for flowering next spring. Like many biennials Foxgloves flower early in the year (end of April – early June) before hardy annuals and perennials come into flower in June. Tall spires of white blooms are produced for up to two months.
Picking Cut the main flower when the bottom third is open then lots of smaller spires of flowers will form over the next 6-8 weeks. Place your cut flowers into a tall bucket of warm water and allow to rest overnight before arranging. Make sure to keep the stems upright as tips will bend if you leave the cut flowers at an angle.
Planting Combinations Be generous if you have the space and grow Foxgloves in drifts. They also grow beautifully with other biennials such as Sweet Rocket (Hesperis matronalis) and Honesty (Lunaria annua) which also enjoy the same woodland edge type conditions

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