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Flowers for Bees and Good Bugs

Grow these flowers in your garden and increase the yields from the Kitchen Garden. These favourite annuals and perennials will attract bees to pollinate your vegetables and fruit trees
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AGASTACHE 'LICORICE BLUE' ORGANIC
AGASTACHE 'LICORICE BLUE' ORGANIC
SEEDS: S327
A fine flowering perennial with prominent violet-blue flower spikes which last for months. In addition to its aesthetic qualities, agastache has long been cultivated in Asia where the fragrant anise leaves are used for culinary purposes and infused in tea for use as a health tonic. Attractive to bees in both colour and substantial flowering peri...
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BENEFICIAL INSECT COLLECTION
BENEFICIAL INSECT COLLECTION
SEEDS: S905
Sow this collection to provide the best year-round accommodation for these valued guests. Includes Queen Anne's Lace and Alyssum for winter and spring, Dill, Borage and Salvia 'Blue Monday' for summer and White Cosmos for flowers well into autumn.
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BERGAMOT 'PANORAMA'
BERGAMOT 'PANORAMA'
SEEDS: S330
Know commonly as `Bee Balm', the mass of upright whorls of pink, red or white flowers of Bergamot Panorama are a calling sign to the beneficial insect world. Bees, beneficial lacewings and hoverflies are all drawn to these flowers. Long flowering season through out Summer. The highly aromatic foliage is reminiscent of Lemon Verbena.
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BLUE BORAGE
BLUE BORAGE
SEEDS: S3051
Easy to grow from seed and one of the most popular plants for bee keepers. The slate grey leaves are topped by panicles of electric blue flowers that last for months and are the best for attracting pollinators to your garden. Both the flowers and leaves can be added to summer drinks making it a vital addition to the kitchen garden.
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CALENDULA ‘DOUBLE RED’
CALENDULA ‘DOUBLE RED’
SEEDS: S460
Bold prominent flowers are upward-facing and outstanding in deep orange and burnt toffee tones. This selection from the 2020 Diggers Flowers was admired for its abundance of flowers and full upright structure. Calendula is easily one of the toughest of garden annuals with bright blooms to bring colour to the garden year-round. Excellent flower t...
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CALENDULA ‘ORANGE FLASH’
CALENDULA ‘ORANGE FLASH’
SEEDS: S461
Delightful strawberry blonde Calendula was an eye-catching flower in the 2020 Diggers Flower Trials. Pastel apricot inner petals are framed by a darker blonde on the reverse. Petals are edible. 'Orange Flash' is a unique Calendula that will blend with vegetables to encourage beneficial insects into the garden and brighten gardens during cooler m...
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CALENDULA 'GREEN HEART ORANGE'
CALENDULA 'GREEN HEART ORANGE'
SEEDS: S462
Named from the Latin 'Kalenade' (the first day of the month) because it can be in flower every day of the year bring brilliant orange brightness to the garden in the darkest of seasons. So willingly do they grow that they barely need sowing. Elizabethans called it marigold before Mexico was discovered, which then, became the source of popular mo...
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CALENDULA 'PACIFIC APRICOT'
CALENDULA 'PACIFIC APRICOT'
SEEDS: S465
The apricot shades blends harmoniously with other colours in the garden if you are after an understated Calendula display. Calendulas have been cultivated for centuries for their medicinal and culinary attributes. The oils in the petals are extracted to make skin healing balms, or used to make dyes or the edible petals simply tossed through a sa...
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CORNFLOWER ‘RED BALL’
CORNFLOWER ‘RED BALL’
SEEDS: S513
A magenta jewel of a cornflower. The plush carmine flowers are held on long stems above the fine felted foliage. A rounded perfect bloom for a buttonhole. As with all cornflower, tall long-lasting repeat flowers throughout spring. The ruby tones of this selection from the 2020 Diggers Flower trials will bring a deeper colour to the flower garden...
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CORNFLOWER TALL BOY BLUE
CORNFLOWER TALL BOY BLUE
SEEDS: S511
Rich deep blue double flowers with silvery foliage. Flowers are ideal for cutting.
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ECHINACEA 'MAGIC BOX'
ECHINACEA 'MAGIC BOX'
SEEDS: S555
A hardy and eye catching summer performer, Echinacea is an iconic wildflower in the prairies of USA. Here, the bold structural cones are a magnet for all kinds of beneficial insects with as a source of nectar through out summer and seed heads for birds into late Autumn. This pop art mix of colours of magenta, yellow and cream, will keep the bees...
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ECHINACEA PURPLE
ECHINACEA PURPLE
SEEDS: S548
Purple, upright flowers are not only a magnet for bees but a popular addition to garden borders. An excellent cut flower.
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FALSE QUEEN ANNE'S LACE
FALSE QUEEN ANNE'S LACE
SEEDS: SWQU
False in name but not nature, this flower does not disappoint with its namesake features of delicate umbels of lacy white flowers on numerous prominent stems from early Summer to Autumn. Excellent cut flower which adds a graceful dimension to arrangements as well as wildflower gardens. Flowers more prolifically if established in Autumn. A favour...
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MARIGOLD 'ALUMIA VANILLA CREAM'
MARIGOLD 'ALUMIA VANILLA CREAM'
SEEDS: S651
Buttery vanilla cream flowers on a bushy plant make for a unique French Marigold. Marigolds are all reliably long blooming flowers and this variety with an open face and exposed stamen attracts bees and other beneficial garden pollinators. The petals have culinary uses though it is hard to resist the charming warm colour.
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MARIGOLD 'NAUGHTY MARIETTA'
MARIGOLD 'NAUGHTY MARIETTA'
SEEDS: S642
The cheeky sister of the dainty Marietta Marigolds, the golden yellow flowers wink with dark red mahogany coloured eyes. A mischievous addition to any garden, this compact beauty is a perfect stature for pot and container planting and, as with all Marigolds, and excellent companion plant with edible flowers to add some sass to any salad or garnish.
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MARIGOLD 'RED GEM'
MARIGOLD 'RED GEM'
SEEDS: S652
Masses of petite sunset red flowers coat neat mounds of delicate lacy foliage. Marigolds are a gardener's 'go to' with their multiple uses as a beneficial companion plant. 'Red Gem' provides the perfect bite sized edible flowers for the kitchen. With a compact stature and scented foliage, it's a handy complimentary marigold for the vegetable patch.
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MARIGOLD 'RED MARIETTA'
MARIGOLD 'RED MARIETTA'
SEEDS: S641
Dazzling red eyes with delicate yellow rimmed petals, the adorable Red Marietta is compact and long flowering tender annual. The neat size of the Marietta Marigolds lends perfectly to planting an edge of the vegetable patch or bright and hardy displays in pots and containers. With edible flowers and beneficial properties to attract good insects ...
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ORLAYA 'GRANDIFLORA'
ORLAYA 'GRANDIFLORA'
SEEDS: S680
Elegant and quick to bloom with pristine white lacey plates of flower held above ferny foliage. Long flowering with lasting blooms through summer into autumn. A much treasured starry wildflower in the gardens of Heronswood.
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SALVIA 'BLUE MONDAY'
SALVIA 'BLUE MONDAY'
SEEDS: S757
Forget the gaudy fire-engine red bedding salvias,and discover the beauty of this long-lasting annual. Combining perfectly with taller annuals such as sweetpeas and foxgloves,. Growing to 30cm high, the jewel blue bracts stand proud and put on a spectacular display in spring. Also makes an ideal cut flower.
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SWEET ALYSSUM 'CARPET OF SNOW'
SWEET ALYSSUM 'CARPET OF SNOW'
SEEDS: S454
A quiet achiever in the flower family when it comes to showiness but one of the best additions to you garden. Sweet Alyssum is renowned for its beneficial insect attracting qualities- and its honey scented blooms from spring through to autumn. Plant like a sprinkle of snow underneath fruit trees.
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TANSY ORGANIC
TANSY ORGANIC
SEEDS: S357
The camphor-like scent of Tansy leaves repels ants and flies. Cheery yellow buttons of flowers are held in umbel clusters above the ornamental ferny pinnate foliage. Long lasting flowers, this pest repellent garden plant, Tansy is stunning as it is beneficial.
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THE BEE FRIENDLY SEED COLLECTION
THE BEE FRIENDLY SEED COLLECTION
SEEDS: SBEEC
This collection includes 4 seed varieties listed in Doug Purdies book 'The Bee Friendly Garden' that is a perfect addition to a summer flower garden. Attracts the important pollinators for your vegie patch and provides a food source to bees. The collection includes bee attractant packets of Coneflower 'Purple', Cornflower 'Çlassic Fantastic' Whi...
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ZINNIA ‘LILLIPUT SALMON’
ZINNIA ‘LILLIPUT SALMON’
SEEDS: S860
A proliferation of Zinnia flowers the size of large buttons and as cute to boot. Dainty rich salmon blooms are held on strong stems. An excellent Zinnia for 'çut and come' again for repeat flowers throughout the summer. 'Lilliput Salmon' shares the excellent qualities shared by all Zinnia, excellent life in a vase as a cut flower. Zinnias are of...
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ZINNIA ‘QUEEN LIME BLUSH’
ZINNIA ‘QUEEN LIME BLUSH’
SEEDS: S856
A creamy pastel lime dream of a Zinnia. The variations and colour palette are mesmerising. A delight relation to the adored Zinnia 'Queen Red Lime'. Natural variation within the variety is an asset with the same excellent qualities shared by all Zinnia - long performance in a vase, repeat flowering for months through tough Australian Summers. Zi...
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2022 Gardening Diary and Calendar Combo
2022 Gardening Diary and Calendar Combo
BOOKS: ADIAC22
2022 Gardening Diary & Calendar Combo The complete garden combo for 2022! The beautifully illustrated Diggers Club Diary features a week to a page, seeds to sow each month, blank pages for seasonal observations, and handy pockets for your seed packets and plant labels, while The Diggers Calendar showcases stunning garden photography to inspire y...
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A YEAR OF VEGIES - SEED BOX
A YEAR OF VEGIES - SEED BOX
SEEDS: S921
18 SEED PACKETS: The gift that keeps on giving for a year. This collection will guarantee 12 months of heirloom veges. The recipient will receive seeds for each season ensuring a supply of heirloom vegetables. The pack contains a total of 18 packets of vegetables seeds (Beetroot, Bean, Broccoli, Carrot, Cauliflower, Lettuce, Onion, Pea, Silverbe...
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2 year membership + Garden Calendar and 2 Seed Packets
2 year membership + Garden Calendar and 2 Seed Packets
Membership: MNE2CA2
Join the club and receive an exclusive gift, valued at $30. A stunning calendar featuring key dates, a guide to which seeds to sow each month and plenty of space to add your own events. Plus two free packets of some popular seeds – Tomato 'Black Cherry' and Lettuce Heirloom Mix.
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