Sunflowers - Giant Russian - 75RW71

Sunflowers - Giant Russian - 75RW71

Details  Can grows to 2.5m with large seed heads.The selection work that has gone in to this line of sunflowers where plants that produce side shoots are pulled out, also once the plants have reached maturity Richard looks for those that have wide stumps which handle wind best along wind, seed heads that face vertical down so as to stop birds being able get at the seed are also selected.
Sow in spring in colder areas
Botanical name  Helianthus annuusPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  approx 50Grower name  Richard Watson

Gladiolus - (surprise mix) - 74RW74

Details  Richard has been growing these Gladiolus from seed which produce a range of different colours seen in the following album -
http://s416.photobucket.com/user/Medburygardens/slideshow/Gladys

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  $5.00Packet 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 30Grower 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
Wild Aster - 131RW75A

Wild Aster - 131RW75A

Details  Tall, spindly, straight-stemmed almost hairless annual or short-lived perennial herb up to 1.8 m tall, with small pale purple flowers produced on a many-branched flower stalk. An amazing bee magnet in autumn.Botanical name  Aster subulatusPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  lotsGrower name  Richard Watson
Matricaria chamomilla - 144RG88A

Matricaria chamomilla - 144RG88A

Details  Chamomilla has a branched, erect and smooth stem, which grows to a height of 15–60 cm The flowers bloom in early to midsummer, and have a strong, aromatic smell. Botanical name  Asteraceae. M. chamomillaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  50Grower name  Rick Ginders

St Mary's Thistle - 146RG89A

Details  St Mary’s Thistle is a highly regarded liver protectant that also restores the liver’s ability to detoxify harmful substances. Can be grown as a decorative plant but can be regarded as a pest,Botanical name  Silybum marianumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Rick Ginders