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Herb, Vegetable & Flower Seeds Need Sowing!

Potty Potted Gift, Rocking Dog

Potty Potted Gift

I finally sorted through all the leaflets that accompanied me back from last weeks Chelsea Flower Show. Oops! I hadn’t realised I had come home with quite as many seeds. They seemed such an attractive proposition since I unfortunately couldn’t bring a greenhouse or rose arch back on the train.

I particularly love Jekka’s Herb Farm seeds. She’s literally just up the road from me and runs some informative and inspirational workshops and open days. It was lovely to meet Jekka at the show on her vibrant and busy stand. Her various salad mix seeds are brilliant and keep us going through summer into autumn with delicious baby leaves. I usually plant up two wooden half barrels and enjoy cutting the leaves every two or three days. Jekka incidentally does an efficient online mail order service. Fab!

In the Pavilion I came upon Pennard Plants with an eye watering display of beautiful planted flowers and vegetables. I loved a Rudyard Kipling poem displayed as part of their installation- “The Glory of The Garden” penned in 1911. Again, I couldn’t resist some seeds.. so… more salad seeds and woodland wildflower mixes.

One more port of call for seeds- the delightful Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants. Some shade loving seeds to make my newly dug border feel less nude a few weeks down the line. Thank you to Hardy’s for all their advice.

As for the Ikea seeds– I just simply LOVED the packaging! A bargainous £1.75 for 3 packets. I made up a present in a pot for a gardener. Seeds, twine, plant sticks, knitted asparagus, biodegradable seed pots, beet brooch etc.. No wrapping required!

I include photo’s from my daughter Sorrel and son in law Pete’s garden inspired wedding. Vintage seed packet illustrations were used for place setting tags, whilst my lovely sister and brother in law designed the seed packet wedding stationery. There were even pumpkin seeds to plant. Lovely memories of a wedding in a beautiful lush and verdant garden (unfortunately not ours!)

Have a lovely weekend. Happy sowing!

Lovin' Ikea Packaging!, Rocking Dog

Lovin’ Ikea Packaging!

Pennard Plant Seeds, Rocking Dog

Pennard Plant Seeds

Jekka's Seeds, Rocking Dog

Jekka’s Seeds

The Summer Collection, Rocking Dog

The Summer Collection

Seed Packet Wedding, Rocking Dog

Seed Packet Wedding

Place Setting Seeds, Rocking Dog

Place Setting Seeds