BELL HEATHER SEEDS
Taking them back to their Yorkshire roots, Mark and Keith have compiled this collection of seeds featuring their classic Moordale design. The selection of 10 varieties includes some of their favourite wild flowers, that can be found on the moors and dales.
BELL HEATHER (Calluna vulgaris) An abundant plant on heathland and moorland, bogs with acidic or peat soils. Its delicate pink flowers appear from August to October and are a contrast to the tough, wiry, sprawling stems they grow upon.
CULTIVATION: Cold stratification aids germination (place the seeds in a plastic bag in a domestic fridge for 6 weeks). Then surface sow indoors in spring, onto moist well-drained seed compost. Ideal temp. 20-24°C. Germination usually takes 4-20 weeks, but may take longer. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on under cover for their first winter, before planting them out in the following spring.
Image: Anne Burgess
Available from early December (UK only).