Spring Cottage Garden

No one can deny the beautiful exuberance of a spring cottage garden, with its bright and cheery colours heralding the end of an often grey and cold winter spell. If you can’t wait until the beautiful long flowering times of a summer garden, and need the early and instant gratification in spring, nothing is more beautiful than a traditional style Cottage Garden, made from a selection of garden worthy plants. Choose annuals from seeds to sow in spring, brightly coloured poppies and wildflowers or delicate and fragrant sweet peas, or make a selection of old world favourite perennials, for a pastel coloured and harmoniums spring garden. Both are listed below, you choose what suits your style!

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ACHILLEA 'CERISE QUEEN'
ACHILLEA 'CERISE QUEEN'
PLANTS: PACCO
A tall yarrow to 80cm, the fragrant, magenta-pink flowers feature contrasting white centres can be cut or dried. Forming attractive clumps about 60cm across, this vibrant achillea combines well with grasses and ...
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ACHILLEA HELLA GLASHOFF
ACHILLEA HELLA GLASHOFF
PLANTS: PACHG
A stout, free-flowering yarrow producing a long display of flattened, lemon-yellow flowerheads. Provides a perfect foil when combined with agastache, catmint and meadow sage. Clumping mounds of ferny foliage are ...
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ACHILLEA 'TERRACOTTA'
ACHILLEA 'TERRACOTTA'
PLANTS: PACT
This variable achillea produces plate-like flowerheads 10cm across which open as a firey-orange and fade to yellow like sunset on water as the flowers age. An essential plant for our long summers, achilleas flower ...
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ANEMONE 'HONORINE JOBERT'
ANEMONE 'HONORINE JOBERT'
PLANTS: PANH
Discovered in France in 1858, this compact flowering form of anemone, also known as windflowers, is a versatile addition to the front of ornamental borders and garden beds. Tolerant of coastal conditions, the delicate ...
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AUSTRALIAN NATIVE FLOWER COLLECTION
AUSTRALIAN NATIVE FLOWER COLLECTION
SEEDS: S669
Celebrate the diversity of our native flora with this botanical collection that includes Billy Buttons, Blue Lace Flower, Native Everlastings and Sturt's Desert Pea. An ideal gift for nature lovers or garden enthusiasts.
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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 Cottage Salvia for summer and White Cosmos for ...
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BILLY BUTTONS
BILLY BUTTONS
SEEDS: S450
Also known as Drumsticks, this unique Australian native is a one of our most popular cut flower exports. Perfect spheres of butter yellow rise above the slender silver foliage throughout spring and summer.
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BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY
BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY
SEEDS: S458
Is there any flower more desirable as this poppy from Tibet? Planted en masse this legendary blue poppy is a breath-taking sight to behold. For cool cllimate gardens with moist soils and summers below 30 degrees.
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BLUE LACE FLOWER
BLUE LACE FLOWER
SEEDS: S459
Powder blue lacy umbels that look like an old fashioned pin cushion. Best grown in warm sunny well drained soil in a native garden or cut for indoor vase. Easy from seed!
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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 ...
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CALENDULA 'PACIFIC APRICOT'
CALENDULA 'PACIFIC APRICOT'
SEEDS: S465
The warm pastel shades of Pacific Apricot 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 ...
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CALIFORNIAN POPPY 'CHAMPAGNE AND ROSES'
CALIFORNIAN POPPY 'CHAMPAGNE AND ROSES'
SEEDS: S473
Elegant with delicate paper like petals, Champagne and Roses is a beguiling Californian Poppy with quick flowering semi-double fluted petals in pink and rose tones. One of the easiest annual flowers to grow with a ...
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CALIFORNIAN POPPY 'GOLDEN WEST'
CALIFORNIAN POPPY 'GOLDEN WEST'
SEEDS: S469
Delightful deep yellow flowers are easy to grow and flower prolifically over the blue grey of fernuy foilage. Bring a splash of sunshine into the garden with a tough as boots wildflower.
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CALIFORNIAN POPPY 'JELLY BEANS'
CALIFORNIAN POPPY 'JELLY BEANS'
SEEDS: S464
Candy for the eye, the double fluted flowers in bright red and orange and pink, Jelly Bean is a bright and long lasting splash of colour during quieter times in the garden. Sown in drifts, Californian Poppies look ...
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CALIFORNIAN POPPY ORANGE
CALIFORNIAN POPPY ORANGE
SEEDS: SWCA
The original wildflower, brilliant bright orange open flowers are complimented by hardy grey foilage. An excellent preformer in hot and dry conditons.
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CALIFORNIAN POPPY 'PURPLE GLEAM'
CALIFORNIAN POPPY 'PURPLE GLEAM'
SEEDS: S470
Single open flowers of rosy purple shaded with cream shimmer through hot Australian summers. Californian Poppies make an impact planted en mass as a wildflower or also combines beautifully with spring bulbs such as ...
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CALIFORNIAN POPPY RED CHIEF
CALIFORNIAN POPPY RED CHIEF
SEEDS: S472
Single fire engine red flowers look ultra smart in the garden and these are no exception. The red faces stand up to welcome the hot summer sun and grow wonderfully amongst bold coloured cosmos and zinnias.
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CALIFORNIAN POPPY SUNDEW
CALIFORNIAN POPPY SUNDEW
SEEDS: S476
According to our friends at Seed Savers Exchange in USA these natives of California were first spotted on the Pacific Coast way back in 1815 by the leader of a Russian expedition, Dr Johann Friedich Eschscholtz. Sow these ...
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CANTERBURY BELLS BLUE
CANTERBURY BELLS BLUE
SEEDS: S483
One of the prettiest blues for cut flowers, Cantebury Bells is an old- fashioned favorite of experienced gardeners because they flower through mid-summer and are spectacular in a mixed border.
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CATMINT 'WALKER'S LOW'
CATMINT 'WALKER'S LOW'
PLANTS: PCAWA
A classic edging plant for the flower border and just as at home beneath old-world roses where it is an exceptional companion plant. Long flowering and vigorous, this catmint provides months of colour and its ...
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CERINTHE 'PURPLE'
CERINTHE 'PURPLE'
SEEDS: S498
To subtle for beginner gardeners, it has invaluable moody jade - mauve foliage and a nodding purple bells that last through the cooler months producing vital winter contrast. An easy seed to germinate in situ. ...
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CHERRY PIE 'PURPLE HEIRLOOM'
CHERRY PIE 'PURPLE HEIRLOOM'
PLANTS: WCHP
A wonderful vanilla scented flowering shrub with grey-green foliage. Plant near pathways to maximise its glorious fragrance.
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CLEOME 'PINK SPIDER FLOWER'
CLEOME 'PINK SPIDER FLOWER'
SEEDS: S502
Some call it the Spider flower but Cat's whiskers seem to be more accurate. The delicate pink, purple and white flowers belie their tough constitution. Beloved by bees for its length of flowering, even its seed ...
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COOL CUT FLOWER SEED COLLECTION
COOL CUT FLOWER SEED COLLECTION
SEEDS: S910
An easy selection of outstanding cut flower varieties in a palette of cool colours. Grow as stand alone for the garden and vase. This alluring colour range can echo or accompany pastel summer flowering perennials for a ...
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ECO FRIENDLY ESSENTIALS GIFT PACK
HARDWARE: HEFC
This collection of 100% organic cotton bags is safe for your food and great for the environment. You'll never be bagless at the supermarket again! Also a great gift to help others to reduce their reliance on plastic bags.
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SEEDS: S921
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2 YEAR MEMBERSHIP AND FREE VEGIE SEEDS
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Join The Diggers Club for 2 years for $79, just $39.50 per year and you'll receive a FREE Vegetable Seed Collection which includes 1 packet each of Beetroot Chioggia, Tomato Tommy Toe, Cucumber Double Yield and Zucchini Black Beauty (not available with any other renewal offer). The normal price for this collection is $23.75. You'll also receive ...
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