RHS Seeds 2014

RHS seeds

The RHS Member Seed Scheme

Waiting for me when I got home from work yesterday was a lovely brown envelope from the RHS. At the end of last year I made my choices online for the 12 packets that I wanted to try this year. It’s always exciting to see the list of seeds on offer and, whilst there’s a lot of repetition from one year to the next, there’s always something new to research and then try. There were some changes this year in how the scheme works with a smaller selection and you can receive only 12 packets.

My packets this year are;

  • Baptisia australis
  • Campanula punctata
  • Carpenteria californica
  • Dictamnus albus
  • Digitalis parviflora
  • Digitalis ciliata
  • Dickie frigida
  • Foeniculum vulgare ‘purpureum’
  • Galtonia candicans
  • Veratrum album subsp. Lobelianum
  • Verbascum chaixii
  • Verbena hastata

It’s hard to make a selection when confronted by the list and knowing that you have to choose 12. In the end I opted for some plants from California (we’ve recently just been on holiday there) and more herbaceous perennials. Once the greenhouse is built I can get started. Watch this space.

Interestingly the Dianthus carthusianorum plants I planted out this weekend were from last years selection.

3 thoughts on “RHS Seeds 2014

  1. I think there’s little more exciting than receiving lots of seeds through the post. Flowers are the one area I’ve had no success with at all. So I’ll look forward to hearing how you get on with these.

  2. I think there’s little more exciting than receiving lots of seeds through the post. Flowers are the one area I’ve had no success with at all. So I’ll look forward to hearing how you get on with these.

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