I shall be collecting seeds from a good deal of the flowers that I grow next year and will sell a limited number of cut flower seed packs. Being a one man operation it would involve far too much fannying about to send just one or two packets out for a few pennies.
So instead I thought I would offer a selection pack.
However I am not set on the choices…or at least ALL the choices. I think a dozen is a good number but am thinking of maybe two packs. One standard size and one ‘Heroic’ size with eighteen different seed packets.
The ones that are definitely in are:
- Calendula. Probably Indian Prince or Touch of Red
- Cornflowers. Blue.
- Cornflowers. Black
- Ammi majus or Visnaga (undecided…any thought?)
- Nigella. Love-in-the-mist. (undecided on variety)
- Scabiosa. One of the dark ones
- Cosmos. Purity
- Malope Triffida. Peaches and Cream
- Yet to be decided…
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So can anyone offer any suggestions for the final four? AND any advice on seed collecting greatly appreciated.
NB As I will only have a limited number to sell I will continue to advise and send folk to other seed sites that I believe to be of a good quality.
November 29, 2011 @ 9:04 pm
Not sure statice fits with your rock n roll image. I reckon you need a borage and a leonotus for the true Higgeldy experience
November 30, 2011 @ 9:59 am
Ha ha!! As always you are quite right Anna…at least in as much as borage and Leon rock our boat…but we are in touch with our feminine side too…maybe not as far as statice…but we hold hands with Ammi and Gyp. ;) x
November 28, 2011 @ 9:30 pm
Nicola Cretney Tweets “@higgledygarden candy stripe cosmos of course,sweet pea,nigella,calendula,sunflowers lovely flowery herby things,cornflower…”
November 28, 2011 @ 9:25 pm
Tarnie Tweeted “@higgledygarden can’t beat traditional pale blue nigella imho. How about sweet williams? one of the multi headed sunflowers?”
November 28, 2011 @ 9:03 pm
QuirkyQuartz Tweeted: @higgledygarden – I love lupins, deep purple ones, sweetpeas for scent, love in the mist, coz they’re a little different and geraniums.”
November 28, 2011 @ 8:56 pm
Gill Havens Tweeted “@higgledygarden What about rudbeckia and multi-headed sunflowers?”
Sunflowers should be in there…I grew some fantastic chocolate ones…can’t remember name…doh!
November 28, 2011 @ 8:36 pm
Orhanic Blooms Tweeted: “Definitely Ammi Majus! Zinnia, Sunflowers, Molucella..and don’t forget the lovely Salvia Horminum, a good drought resistant plant.”
I suspected readers would prefer ammi majus to visnaga…I think I agree…
November 28, 2011 @ 7:57 pm
November 28, 2011 @ 7:59 pm
Yes you are right…I have been a bit mean on foliage! Euphorbia and bupleurum yes, good choices…not sure if I like statice however…hummm
Thank you for posting wendy.