An introduction to seeds and plant types, terminology explained.
Hardy Perennial - HP
Hardy Perennials are permanent. Many do not flower until the second year and can be sownfrom early Spring to early Autumn.
Half Hardy Perennial - HHP
Treat as Hardy Perennials but remember to lift and keep frost free for replanting the following Spring.
Hardy Biennial - HB
Hardy Biennials flower only one season. Grow them similarly to the Hardy Perennials.
Greenhouse Perennial - GP
Perennials grown in greenhouse or conservatory for indoor use. Can be grown outdoors where frost free.
Hardy Annual - HA
Sow Hardy Annuals outdoors from early March to early May every year.
Half Hardy Annual - HHA
Sow Half Hardy Annuals in a propogator or greenhouse during late Winter or early Spring. Sow thinly in seed trays and cover with a very thin layer of fine compost. Transplant into potsor trays when large enough to handle. Harden off in a cold frame before planting outdoors in May.
Hardy Shrub - HSh
Prefers to be sown in the Autumn and placed outdoors in a cold frame.
Hardy Bulb - HBb
Plant in Autumn or Spring.
Detailed growing instructions are shown next to each product and will also be provided on the back of each seed packet.