Advanced Warning For Christmas Post.

Wrapped & tagged in uber chic 100% compostable packaging.

Wrapped & tagged in uber chic 100% compostable packaging.

Just a quick note to say I am making 12 noon on the 19th December the deadline for Higgledy Christmas presents to be ordered….any later and they may not get to you on time. There is no charge for the wrapping service and all have free shipping included.

All the below seed collections are available…

‘Edible Flowers’

‘Bee and Butterfly Friendly Seeds’

‘Sweet Pea Collection’

‘Seeds To Sow In Early Spring’

‘Seeds To Sow In Autumn (or Spring)’

‘Flowers For A Small Cutting Garden’

Kind regards

Benjamin Higgledy

 

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Christmas Wrapped & Tagged Sweet Pea Collection.

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I presently only stock six varieties of Sweet Peas…I would rather have a small selection of the best sweet peas known to modern man rather than have fifty that don’t cut the proverbial mustard.

Sweet Pea Christmas Collection

I will perhaps extend this six to a dozen next season…but for now…this is what I offer….and they are all spanking gorgeous.

The collection is Christmas wrapped and also has 20% of the collective price of buying the packets individually…AND as it is over £10 the collection comes with free shipping.

So…what have we got:

‘Perfume Delight’…this is one your Great Grandfather would have grown…it’s heavily perfumed….(though I suspect you had already guessed that.) Easy to grow…never fails….according to my Auntie Flip Flop it is the best Sweet Pea this side of Basildon.

'Painted Lady' with my wet suit in the background...just so you know I'm sporty and hip.

‘Painted Lady’ with my wet suit in the background…just so you know I’m sporty and hip.

‘Painted Lady’…this cultivar dates from the 1700′s…it doesn’t get more old school than that….this like ‘Perfume Delight’ is also heavily perfumed and will fill your house with scent and loveliness…your friends will dream that one day they could be a little bit like you.

Check out that colour...double awesome with bells. 'Winston Churchill'

Check out that colour…double awesome with bells. ‘Winston Churchill’

‘Winston Churchill’…the colour of this sweet pea is just jaw dropping…you don’t see it commercially grown as the blooms are not as abundant some…so it is a delight to be able to grow it for yourself. I have found it keeps flowering for yonks too. A crimson masterpiece.

'Jilly'...charming creature indeed...

‘Jilly’…charming creature indeed…

‘Jilly’…This is my fav creamy white sweet pea…the flowers fade to an ivory colour….these are uber chic and are no doubt all the rage in north London or Bath…or somewhere…’Jilly’ are often used as exhibition flowers if you fancy a shot at the big time.

‘Beaujolais’…this a new school variety…good strong stems…heaps of flowers and beautiful deep colour. New varieties rarely have the same powerful scent as the old ones so I tend to mix them up in the vase…I call it my ‘old school new school fusion’….it’s snappy phrases like this that have got me to where I am today.

‘Charlie’s Angel’ is another new(ish) variety…the flowers look the spitting image of Farah Fawcett…OK…that’s a lie…they are however as beautiful as she. They are a powdery ‘blue’…frilly around the edges…I remember they were a big favourite of the Gardener’s World crew a few years back.

So there you have it….a perfect little collection…and delivered to your door for £10.12…though please spend more money than that…it’s nearly Christmas…don’t be tight.

Link to: Christmas wrapped Sweet Pea Collection.

Kind regards

Benjamin Higgledy

All the below are also being Christmas wrapped with no charge…

‘Bee and Butterfly Friendly Seeds’

‘Seeds To Sow In Early Spring’

‘Seeds To Sow In Autumn (or Spring)’

‘Flowers For A Small Cutting Garden’

 

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Bee And Butterfly Friendly Seeds. Christmas Wrapped.

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The Bee & Butterfly Friendly seed collections always sell well. I make up a slightly different selection every year but always include Borago Officinalis and Phacelia as they are nectar factories and the bees just can’t get enough of them.

I am Christmas wrapping and tagging all my seed collections from now until the 20th December. #DingDong

This selection for the 2015 season has the following:

*Scabiosa ‘Crown’

*Calendula, ‘Art Shades’

*Phacelia Tanacetifolia

*Eschscholzia ‘Ivory Castle”

*Ammi Visnaga

*Nigella ‘Persian Jewels’

*Malope Trifida ‘Vulcan’

*Rudbeckia ‘Marmalade’

*Cornflower, ‘Blue Ball’

*Cosmos, ‘Purity’

*Sunflower, ‘Vanilla Ice’

*Borago

These are all straight forward to grow and anyone who is learning to grow from seed for the first time will find all they need to know on the Higgledy site and I will be growing my own flowers and blogging about how it is all going from April. I am also easily found on Twitter (@higgledygarden) should anyone want to ask anything….and PLEASE send me photos of your cutting patches….it’s really helpful to see how folk are getting on for better or worse!

Mixed Beds At Higgledy.

Mixed Beds At Higgledy.

If you’re feeling frisky you can make a similar vibe to the above mixed bed. Simply take a bed, three feet across…weed it super thoroughly…then mix up the seeds…sow in straight drills each a foot apart….cover LIGHTLY with soil. Water gently…weed anything that grows in the spaces between the drills….then thin seedlings to about a foot apart when they are a couple of inches tall. Easy peasy lemon squeasy.

Here is a more detailed guide on growing the Bee Friendly collection: GROWING GUIDE.

I have reduced the collective price of these seeds by 20% and include FREE shipping.

Other Christmas wrapped collections are:

‘Sweet Pea Collection’

‘Seeds To Sow In Early Spring’

‘Seeds To Sow In Autumn (or Spring)’

‘Flowers For A Small Cutting Garden’

Have fun….kind regards.

Benjamin Ranyard

 

Higgledy Christmas Presents.

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Wrapped and ready for action.

From now until the 20th December I shall be Christmas wrapping and tagging all the Higgledy Garden Seed collections….there is no charge for this and all the collections also come with free shipping and also are 20% cheaper than buying the packets separately. #DingDong!

Here are some links to the collections.

‘Bee and Butterfly Friendly Seeds’

‘Sweet Pea Collection’

‘Seeds To Sow In Early Spring’

‘Seeds To Sow In Autumn (or Spring)’

‘Flowers For A Small Cutting Garden’

As always all packaging is (with the exception of a bit of Selotape) compostable and is hand stamped and hand written….because we’re classy like that.

Kindest regards

Benjamin ‘Santa’ Higgledy.

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Salvia & Eschscholzia.

Thx to Susan for this pic. @susanwellman4

Thanks to Susan for this pic. @susanwellman4

376 extra points to Sarah for growing this stunning combo. Salvia viridis and Eschscholzia ‘Orang King’…I’m a huge fan of blues and oranges together and these two work really well. Other great hot and cold combos sound be Calendula and ‘Blue Ball’ Cornflowers and/or Borage and Tithonia….ok….Tithonia is more red than orange…but hey….shoot me.

Cornflowers & Calendula.

Cornflowers & Calendula.

The Salvia viridis that I stock is ‘Monarch‘ it is a colour mix which I think is more useful in the vase.

Have a jolly weekend one and all.

Kind regards

Ben Higgledy