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New flowers from Chiltern Seeds

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Sweet pea Pink Champagne. Picture; Chiltern Seeds
Sweet pea Pink Champagne. Picture; Chiltern Seeds

Preview catalogue for 2019 available now

I do love getting new seeds to trial and this selection by Chiltern Seeds bodes very good things next summer!

The new preview catalogue is well worth a look with some absolute corkers – I’m loving the two new sweet pea blends and the lovely Antirrhinum Chantilly Bronze in particular.

Here’s my pick:

Sweet pea Chiltern Seeds Pink Champagne Mix (Lathyrus odoratus): A creamy-blush, coral mixture (including Juliet, Heaven Scent and Valerie Harrod). Perfect for cutting and bee friendly. Height 2.4m, HA, price £2.75.

Gomphrena globosa Rose: Unusual spherical flower heads with papery pink petals. Height 60cm, HHA, £1.95.

Phlox drummondii Blushing Bride: A combination of blush pink and silvery white, performed well in trials. Height 50cm, HHA, £1.95.

Sweet pea Blue Shift: Blooms in a range from purple to mauve with a glimmer of turquoise. Height 240cm, HA, £1.95.

Antirrhinum Chantilly Bronze F1 Hybrid: Tall snapdragons in a blend of pink and apricot. Height 140cm, HHA, £2.95.

Helichrysum bracteatum Silvery Rose (not pictured): Silvery-pink daisy-like flowers, ideal for cutting and drying. Height 90cm, HHA, £1.95.

To view the catalogue, click here.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.

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