The Sarah Raven seed catalog turned up today and it is very ever so slightly…well…perfect. By the time my mug of Tetley tea had got to the nearly empty stage of ‘Def Con Three’, I’d spent £140, (that’s with my 15% discount voucher that the lovely lady sent us.) and I still hadn’t reached the sweet peas.
I know not everyone got their’s today (Belinda!)…but that’s because Sarah loves us more than you….it’s just the way it is.
I ignored the veg section (Yawn…soooo last year) and moved on to the tarty flower department…I was most pleased with the pages of glossy petal action.
So what’s so special about Sarah Raven Seeds?
Well I can only speak for myself but as a boutique flower farmer I need the best quality, adventurous and reliable flowers known to humanity. Being a touch lazy I have found the best way to find these varieties is to let Sarah Raven find them first and then copy her…simples…easy life…let the credits roll.
We get seeds from plenty of other sources but these quite frankly are my favourites. They are also great value.
Best not to look at the catalog (available online too) after you’ve had a couple of Martini’s, as I have discovered in the past, one can get somewhat carried away in the moment and before you know it you’ve cornered the market in Cornflower seed and the Monopoly commission are after you for crimes against the garden.
So don’t delay…pop over to Sarah Raven Seeds and make your own mind up.
February 23, 2012 @ 12:03 pm
Does your seed catalogue have an annual mix in support of your timely and excellent TV pollination campaign? I garden on a thin downland soil over chalk.
January 14, 2011 @ 3:31 pm
Now I shall definitely have to order the catalogue, if only to enjoy the pictures! It will join my towering bedside pile of gardening books and catalogues. I do think that the prices look a bit high for me but if the seeds prove to be very successful it must balance out in sales.
January 14, 2011 @ 11:21 am
I love SR’s catalogue and seeds too, read mine just before bed so I can dream flowers! How come you get 15% off-are you a good customer? I have several of her books and have done a cutting patch in the past. Have a spare patch of ground at present-was going to lay a patio but can’t afford it this year, so am thinking of doing a cutting patch there. Part of it is a bit shady(but not dry) due to yew tree nearby-can you recommend anything, annual or perennial that I can grow from seed? Love your flower list and site-found you on UK veg growers.
January 14, 2011 @ 2:36 pm
Hi Jan.I’ll have un petit think and let you know later on tonight…
Sarah just sends everyone 15% off with a voucher to be redeemed before feb 11th..so no I’m not special!!!
A cutting patch would be a wonderful thing to have…check out jw blooms site too…click on the link right below this box. ;)
January 15, 2011 @ 9:28 am
Sorry to butt in on your conversation, Jan, but Hesperis (sweet rocket) does well in shade – tall, beautiful, airy, sweet-smelling, self seeds… Both the white and pink are gorgeous. (Other) Jan x
January 15, 2011 @ 11:16 am
…Nicotiana can handle a little shade…and salvia…and as Jan mentions…hesperis…I imagine euphorbioa would too as a foliage filler…but generally annuals like loads of sun…
I’ll have a much better idea at the end of this season as i’m trying some varieties in a shaded area of the higgledy garden…
January 14, 2011 @ 9:11 am
So go on, then – what have you ordered? Any particular recommendations? x
January 13, 2011 @ 11:42 pm
Total strop at Wild Acre HQ. To be spurned by the Sarah Raven marketing department cuts deep I tell you. Deep!!
January 14, 2011 @ 12:01 am
aw bless you!…I’ll send you a couple of Lupin seeds to keep you going! :)