Seeds

Watching a seed germinate and grow is a hugely exciting part of your gardening year: you hardly dare believe it's going to work, yet invariably that tiny kernel sends up a sturdy green sprout. The plants you raise from seed are always a bit special, so this year try raising something new from the hundreds of varieties from our garden centre.

Annuals: hardy annuals like love-in-a-mist, marigolds and nasturtiums are easiest of all and provide incredibly long seasons of colour from a few seeds scattered direct into the ground in spring.

Half-hardy annuals include all the bedding plants: in our garden centre you'll find seed to sow under cover in spring for colourful containers all summer long including pelargoniums, petunias, surfinias and nemesia.

Perennials: several perennials are very easy from seed, flowering in their first year and coming back again and again. Try echinacea, rudbeckia, grasses like deschampsia and hardy geraniums from our range.

Vegetable seeds: our largest selection of seeds is reserved for the grow-your-own enthusiast, with every veg from cucumbers to swede. Our heritage ranges boast superb flavour, or for something completely different try exotic veg like tamarilloes.

Franchi Seeds

are the oldest family run seed company in the world, we specialise in "Italy from the Seed to the plate". We are passionate about the provenance and regionality of everything we sell. 

We were found to be the most ethical major packet seed brand by Ethical Consumer Magazine 26/2/16, we're Vegetarian Society Vegan approved, 
Slow Food UK approved and multiple RHS medal winners. We stock Vegan, Gluten Free, Organic, Regional, Natural and Italian Wholefood products. 

Please ask the staff in our garden centre in St Albans for more information and advice about the seeds in our range.

 

 

 

*please be advised a variety of our products are seasonal. And can only be found at certain points of the year.