- Friends Seed List has been published.
Friends Seed List has been published.
Every year, since 1970, a small team of volunteers collect,
clean and pack over seeds from the gardens so members of the
Friends of Ness Gardens can grow some of the plants they have
admired at Ness in their own garden. The seeds are free, with
members able to order up to 20 packets.
This year's list comprises of 158 types of seeds ranging from
two types of Echiums, favourite of bees with their tall
blue flower spikes. A range of primulas including orange-yellow
flowering Primula bulleyana named after Ness's founder
Arthur Bulley and red switch grass (Panicum virgatum
'Rubrum') from North America, a must have for late summer and
winter interest. All three are pictured below.
seed list can be downloaded here, together with our free guide to
The seed list is one of many benefits of joining the
Friends, which includes free entry to Ness all year round
and with 80% of your membership gifted directly to Ness supporting
Memberships start from as little as £25. You can find
out more about joining the Friends here.
From left to right Echium pininana, Primula
bulleyana and Panicum virgatum 'Rubrum'
17 January 2016