Sunflowers - Giant Russian - 75RW71

Sunflowers - Giant Russian - 75RW71

Details  Grows to 2.5m with large heads.The selection work that has gone in to this line of sunflowers has been where any plant that grew side shoots was pulled out, once the plants have reached maturity i look for those that have wide stumps which handle wind best along wind, also seed heads that face vertical down so as to stop birds get at the seed.Botanical name  Helianthus annuusPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  approx 30Grower name  Richard Watson
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Gladiolus - (surprise mix) - 74RW74

Details  Four years of growing from seed has produced a range of different colours seen in the following album -

Seed is from these flowers and will again produce new combinations hence why its named 'surprise mix'. Seed needs stratification so either sow outdoors in autumn or kept damp in the fridge for six weeks before sowing
Botanical name  GladiolusPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  approx 50Grower name  Richard Watson
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Meadowfoam  - 71RT47

Meadowfoam - 71RT47

Details  A feathery green plant 20-40cm tall that flowers in the spring producing a mass of white-yellow flowers somewhat resembling poached eggs, resulting in the plant being called the poached egg plant.  The bees love it, and it vigourously self-seeds, spreading out to fill a garden bed.  Will die off in the summer, and then the dropped seeds will sprout around autumn producing the feathery green plants, and they'll cover the ground over the winter producing flowers again in the spring.Botanical name  Limnanthes albaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30Grower name  Richard Tew
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Globe Artchoke - 89RG32

Globe Artchoke - 89RG32

Details  The immature flower is eaten as a vegetable. The medicinal properties of Globe Artichoke have been known for many years. The leaves were very popular between the 16th and 19th centuries when they were used to stimulate bile flow and for a variety of digestive disorders.Botanical name  Cynara scolymusPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Rick Ginders
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Edible Chrysanthemum - 90RG28

Edible Chrysanthemum - 90RG28

Details  All chrysanthemum flowers are edible, but the flavour varies widely from plant to plant, from sweet to tangy to bitter or peppery. It may take some experimentation to find flavours you like. The mild flavour that lends itself well to stir-fries.Botanical name  Chrysanthemum coronariumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  approx 50Grower name  Rick Ginders
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Cardoon - 106RG9A

Details  A large perennial that can grow to 2m with at least a 1m spread, young leaves can be eaten in salads while the roots can be cooked like parsnips. Can grow in heavy clay soils but does prefer a well drained soil in full sun, is reasonably drought tolerate.Botanical name  Cynara cardunculusPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Rick Ginders