For as long as I can remember I have always been happiest outside in the garden helping my dad with his veg, and his show chrysanthemums and huge brash dahlias. He once worked as a gamekeeper and would take me around his old work place, the woods and fells. This is when I developed a passion for nature, especially the many wildflowers and trees.
As I have grown older, I have ended up shunning the brash hybrid flowers of my childhood and have settled on the unadulterated wild forms. After all you can’t improve on perfection.
Now my purpose is the preservation of botanical biodiversity, the propagation and dissemination of rare, threatened and endangered plants, research, and the preservation of vanishing knowledge of the uses of these valuable plants.
All my plants and herbs are grown organically, with the plants and a lot of the seeds that I offer for sale, grown here in the herb garden. I also have seeds available from my own collecting actives while on holiday to Spain, Italy, Crete, Greece, and of course the British Isles. I also have a contact that supply’s me will hard to find wildflowers collected from the Czech Republic, Austria, France, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Slovenia, and more.
You will also find a large collection of Papaver somniferum varieties, which I have been collecting for a few years. Availability of these varieties will change from year to year, as I rotate them year by year. All varieties are true to name, and not to blow my own trumpet, they are as good as you will find anywhere on the net!
There are a lot, and I mean a lot of scammers when it comes the poppy seeds suppliers.