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Buy seed from the amazing golden (yellow and yellow-bicoloured) doubles from the  National Plant Collection® of Aquilegia hybrids, here in Swansea. Yellow doubles, pink-&-yellow doubles, red-&-yellow doubles, blue-&-creamy doubles, purple-&-yellow doubles and black-&-yellow doubles. All open-pollinated to gift you with delightful surprises! At least 20 seeds per packet, often many more.

UNHAPPY NEWS:  DOWNY MILDEW, please read: This may be my last ever aquilegia seedlist . Last year, 2014, I had downy mildew of aquilegias infecting many plants the collections. I have no idea whether the collections will survive next year. Downy mildew is a new disease of aquilegias, and has killed many plants already in 2014. I am doing a webpage about it, please follow this link: DOWNY MILDEW OF AQUILEGIAS. It is not known, but not expected, if downy mildew is transferred by seed, as I don't collect seed from DM infected plants. However, if your germinated seedlings look unusual do let me know and send photos. In particular: yellowy, angular patches on the leaves, lighter, whiter leaves or sickly and/or dying seedlings. I’ve never yet seen a seedling infected from the start, but this year I will be sowing seed that actually does have a strong likelihood of carrying spores if that is possible (harvested from infected plant ‘portrait 3’ shown in my DM case history webpage). My sowing of such seed is an experiment to see if seed transmission is possible. Two other research establishments will also be working in different ways with such potentially contaminated seeds. Please consider whether you still wish to buy my seeds, knowing that there is downy mildew here.

You are now on the page listing the Touchwood Treasures (golden doubles including bicolours), this gives you total temptation and tantalization from the Touchwood Collection.
There are 3 other aquilegia seedlist pages to visit:

Touchwood Treasures...

Very special golden and golden bicoloured doubles.

I'm breeding double forms with yellow in, and been granted National Plant Collection status from Plant Heritage to cover these taxa. I don't think you're yet likely to see anything else like them! However, if you DO know of others, please let me know, I want to increase my gene bank as much as possible. Thank you. All seeds are £2.50 a packet, reductions for 6 or more packets.

ex HYBRID D
Yellow double, short

Yellow double, an f1 from hand-pollination of a large yellow single and a yellow double. One parent is short, the other 'normal' about 90cms/3'. This seed will give you variable f2 generation plants: all should be yellow, some double, some very double, some single, and varying heights. Fun!

 

Golden aquilegia yellow double hybrid D

ex 1040 Yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 

Aquilegia: Yellow double

ex 1018  Yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Aquilegia: Yellow double

Yellow double.

The first year from seed this was only 15" tall …now it's normal size. Why does this happen ….could it be that the pots I re-use had contained plants that had been sprayed with something that keeps them compact? Is that possible …anyone know?

Aquilegia: Yellow double

ex 1968
Small yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Yellow double aquilegia at Touchwood

Yellow double aquilegia at Touchwood

ex 1546
Small yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Very delicate, the flowers start double (like the above) then later ones are singles (as shown below) double.

Big enough (and on tallish plants, about 1m) to make a good impact in the garden, these are also dainty enough for me to use as a beautiful corsage  

Aquilegia: Small blushed yellow double

ex 1075
Yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 One of my earlier yellows that were double, so long-lived.

yellow double aquilegia at Touchwood

ex 2105
Yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 

yellow double aquilegia at Touchwood

ex 2300
Yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Sold out 2015

 This has very large flowers, I'm using it in a lot of breeding this year, 2013.

yellow double aquilegia at Touchwood

ex 2301
Yellow double

 Slight blushing on a good yellow colour.

yellow double aquilegia at Touchwood

ex 2310
Yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 From a scarlet & yellow double.

Yellow double aquilegia at Touchwood

ex 2330
Yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 Delightful.

Yellow double aquilegia at Touchwood

ex 1969
Yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 

 

Yellow double bred at Touchwood

ex 911
Light yellow double, blushed

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Aquilegia: Light yellow double, blushed

Light yellow double with blushed spurs.

Aquilegia: Light yellow double, blushed

ex 2020

Purpley-blushed yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 


Yellow double bred at Touchwood
Yellow double bred at Touchwood

ex 2014

Blushed lemon double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 

Light lemony yellow that ages to more of a cream. f1 from a large blue & white double x blushed yellow double.

Blushed lemon yellow double aquilegia Touchwood

ex 1532
Blushed yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets.

 

Aquilegia: Blushed yellow double

ex 1508
Blushed yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Aquilegia: Blushed yellow double

As seen on TV! S4C Bwy yn yr Ardd, June 2012 LINK TO YOUTUBE VERSION.

It's in Welsh, there's a subtitle button to press to get English written captions.

Aquilegia: Blushed yellow double

ex 1904
Blushed strong yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 

Aquilegia: Blushed strong yellow double

Hybrid of A. chrysantha x pink & yellow double.

Aquilegia: Blushed strong yellow double

ex 2672
Blushed-red yellow double

 

New for 2015

ex 1991
Large blushed yellow double

Hybrid of A. chrysantha x pink & yellow double.

ex 1906
Blushed strong-yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 From A. chysantha x early pink & yellow double.

blushed yellow double bred at Touchwood

ex 1281
Pink & creamy double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Lovely pink and creamy yellow double, the cream ages nearly white.'Expect some offspring to be more yellow as this is a hybrid of an apricot-pink & yellow double x a pink and yellow large double.

ex 2224

Pink & creamy double

 New for 2015 

This beauty may have hidden Barlow-type genes!

 


ex 1188
Purpley-pink & creamy double

Very light purply pink and creamy yellow double.

ex 1751
Lilac & apricotty large double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

From a double pink long spurred. Very special and such unusual shades that I'm putting it here.

ex 1039
Peachy double

Aquilegia: Peachy double

Peachy (yellow with pink) double. Also has some single flowers later.

Aquilegia: Peachy double

ex 775
Dark pink shading to apricot full double

Dark pink shading to apricot full double …the apricottyness doesn't show well in the photo …sorry.

ex 691
Dark pink shading to apricot double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets   Sorry, sold out 2015

Red shading to apricot double, an absolutely stunning showstopper plant, in glorious flower for weeks (if not months) right outside my front door. 4' tall'so appreciates support. This is a seedling from my amazing red & yellow hybrid (see below).

ex 1779
Pinky apricot double

 

 

Whoops no photo, seedling of an orange & yellow long-spurred.

Rather like the above 691

ex 1117
Cerise pink double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Smaller flowers, that start as beautifully formed doubles then late flowers are rather nice singles. From a red & yellow double.

ex 1365
Orangey apricot small double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 

orangy apricot yellow double bred at Touchwood

ex 2533

pink shading to apricot double

 New for 2015 Sold out 2015

ex 1192

ruby-apricot (fades to white) double

 New for 2015 

 

ex 1056

peachy-pink & yellow double

 New for 2015 

 

ex 1905
Pale pink & pale yellow double

 

Large. Seedling from A. chrysantha x pink & yellow double.

How do the 'pink & yellow' doubles differ from 'blushed yellow doubles'? Some are obvious, with more pink with the yellows. Others more subtle, and may well be whatever my initial thought was as the first flowers opened! YOU judge, from the photos and decide what you'd like..remembering you will get huge variability in the offspring!

ex 1781
Pinky & yellow double

Aren't Aquilegias wonderful!

Here's another hybrid of A. 'Elegance' x ?
…where ? means I couldn't read the writing at harvest-time!

 

ex 1803
Lilac pink & creamy double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Sold out 2015

Sister to the above, another hybrid of A. 'Elegance' x ?

There's bound to be interesting offspring and hopefully some with golden leaves.

ex 835
Pink and yellow double

Aquilegia: Pink and yellow double

Early flowering, and giving similar and other good offspring.

Pink and yellow double. Started single the first year …then WOW …when it became double it was an absolute show-stopper. In 2010 it was probably the first double pink/yellow aquilegia in flower …and nearly the last!

Aquilegia: Pink and yellow double

ex 1596
Pink and yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Seedling from the above, selfed, so it was both mother and father to this one.

 

 

oh no! no pic, rather like the above

ex 1440
Pink & yellow double

Seedling from 1000, purple striped, so expect some surprises in the offspring!

Aquilegia: Pink and yellow double

ex 1919
Pink & yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Seedling from huge blue & white double x pink & yellow double. Should get some great f2 plants!

ex 1617
Deep pink & yellow (ages white) double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Hybrid, so expect varying offspring.

 

ex 1817
Pink & yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 

pink & yellow double bred at Touchwood

ex 2767
Pink & yellow double

 

New for 2015

ex 2757
Pink & yellow double

 

New for 2015

ex 1473
Pink & yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 

 

pink & yellow double bred at Touchwood

ex 2018
Pink & yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

From a pink & white double.

pink & yellow double bred at Touchwood

ex 1763
Dark pink & yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

A smaller double, and with 'Elegant Ruby' as one parent, lets hope for some great offspring.

pink & yellow double bred at Touchwood

ex 1552
Dark pink & yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Later flowers tend to be singles, with longer spurs.

pink & yellow double bred at Touchwood

ex 2180
Dark pink & yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Expect surprise offspring as the father plant was a Barlow type!

pink & yellow double bred at Touchwood

ex 2214


Dark pink shading to yellow double

New for 2015

ex 1739


Dark pink & yellow double

 

New for 2015

ex 2350
Dark pink & yellow double

Like many of these golden doubles, later flowers may be singles.

 

pink & yellow double bred at Touchwood

ex 1681
Dark pink & yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

From a pink & yellow double, selfed.

ex 1988
Large dark pink & yellow double

pink & yellow double bred at TouchwoodEarly birds... 

 

pink & yellow double bred at Touchwood

ex 1989
Large dark pink & yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Hybrid from A chrysantha x 1061 blushed yellow double.

 

pink & yellow double bred at Touchwood

ex 1854
Orange-red & strong yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Hybrid from A chrysantha x 1061 blushed yellow double.

Pink red & yellow double bred at Touchwood

ex Hybrid E  f1
Pink red & yellow double bred at TouchwoodOrange-pink / rose pink & yellow short double

Hybrid E is raised from the cross between shorter, early, long spurred x 1061 blushed yellow double. Is it orange-pink? Rose? Red-pink? Anyway, subtly different to most shades of my doubles, expect a range of shades, singles and doubles and varying heights from these desirable f1 hybrids. (I was greedy and kept ALL these plants for myself!)

Pink red & yellow double bred at Touchwood hubrid E

ex 2247
Small green-tipped orange & yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Green tips more noticeable as flowers start to open    ....with later flowers tending to be singles.orange & yellow double bred at Touchwood

 

orange & yellow double bred at Touchwood

ex 1758
Orangey-red & yellow double

Ex 1061 pink & yellow double.

ex 1533
Orange-red & yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

From a red & yellow double. I find, on average, that I get at least 20%of the seedlings coming up as 'doubles with yellow in' from the sorts of plants featured in this list. Some may have much larger percentages, and it will vary year-to-year depending on how busy the bumbles have been.

ex 1572
Orange-red & yellow double

  

New for 2014

ex 2076
Orange-red & yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

From A chrysantha x pink & yellow double.

orange & yellow double bred at Touchwood

ex 2434
Orange-red & yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

From a similar parent, sister to the one below.

 

orange & yellow double bred at Touchwood

ex 2435
Orange-red & yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

From a similar parent

orange & yellow double bred at Touchwood

ex 1966
Dark pink & yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Note this is a hybrid, so expect variable results, the mother plant was A. chrysantha and the pollen plant a pink & yellow early double.

Aquilegia: Dark pink & yellow double

ex 2329
Pink-red & yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

SOLD OUT 2015

 

Pink red & yellow double bred at Touchwood

ex 2299
Pink-red & yellow doublePink red & yellow double bred at Touchwood

Hard to describe this shade of pink-red (and the others) it's rather rose-like and definitely different to my earlier reds and pink  shades. Very floriferous, making a fantastic display in the nursery rows during its first year of flowering. Expecting it to get even better with time. F1 from a black & creamy double x a yellow double.

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Pink red & yellow double bred at Touchwood

ex 1610
Dark pink & yellow double

 Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets 

 

Pink red & yellow double bred at Touchwood

ex 2187
Deep pink-red & yellow double

 

From a red & yellow double. Unusual shade of red, and the yellow fades to cream as the flowers mature.

Pink red & yellow double bred at Touchwood

ex 2606
Dark pink-cerise & yellow (fades to cream) double

New for 2015

Has some Barlow genes within this lovely form.

ex 553
Red & yellow double Aquilegia: Red and yellow double

 

Looks like a firework display!

Aquilegia: Red and yellow double
Aquilegia: Red and yellow double

ex 2668
Red & yellow double

From Hybrid C x a dark pink & yellow double.

New for 2015

ex 1054
Red and yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets 

 

Red and yellow full double

Aquilegia: Red and yellow double

ex 2040
Red and yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets 

 

Red and yellow double

Red & yellow double bred at Touchwood

ex 1755
Red and yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets 

 

From red and yellow double

Red & yellow double bred at Touchwood

ex 1314
Red and yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets 

 

Red and yellow double

Red & yellow double bred at Touchwood

ex 2799
Red & yellow double

From a red & yellow double.

New for 2015

ex 1638
Red and yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets 

 

From a cross between two bicoloured doubles, one had white genes and one had black! The yellow ages to creamy.

 

Red & yellow double bred at Touchwood

ex 1570
Red and yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets 

 

Red and yellow double

Red & yellow double bred at Touchwood

ex 2406
Red and yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets 

 

Red and yellow double

ex 2390
Large red and yellow double

 

Red and yellow double

Red & yellow double bred at Touchwood

ex 1854
Red and strong yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets 

 

Red and yellow double

 

ex 1860
Red and yellow double

 

Red and yellow double

Red & yellow double bred at Touchwood

ex 2312
Crimson and yellow double

 

Why have I called this crimson? Perhaps it looks that colour in real life. Red & yellow double bred at Touchwood

 

Red & yellow double bred at Touchwood

ex 2311
Crimson and yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets 

 

Sister to the above.

Red & yellow double bred at Touchwood

ex 2676
Crimson & creamy double

From a dark red & yellow double.

New for 2015  Sold out 2015

ex 1682
Maroon & warm yellow doubleRed & yellow double bred at Touchwood

From 'Elegance' x chrysantha

Tall (5' / 1.5m) & floriferous.

 

ex 2298
Purple-red & yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets 

 

Red & yellow double bred at Touchwood

ex 2313
Maroon & yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets 

 

Maroon & yellow double bred at Touchwood

ex 2777
Strong red & yellow double

Interestingly mixed heritage!

New for 2015

ex 2813
Crimson & yellow double

From a dark red & yellow double.

New for 2015

ex 2219
Deep crimson, yellow inside double

New for 2015

From a dark red & yellow double. 


I'm chasing after an elusive colour combination: blue and yellow doubles.

This is how close I get, ones that open a creamy yellow, but ages to white. It may be that I am unable to get my dream, results to date suggest that the yellow may actually transfuse through the blue, turning it purple (I know yellow and blue made green at school, can anyone explain this?).

 

 

ex 821
Indigo & creamy double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets 

Extraordinary, floriferous amazing indigo and white (starts creamy) double. I've listed this above, and 821, but also feature them here as they open a good cream colour before fading to white.

ex 1633
Blue and creamy white double

MOST AMAZING

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets 

Blue and white double, starts creamy.

 

It was a HUGE plant in it's first flowering year (2012) and wowed everyone who saw it. Seedling from 821 (indigo & creamy double) x a pink & yellow double, so expect varied offspring.

ex 1809
Indigo and creamy white doubleIndigo & creamy double bred at Touchwood

Indigo and white double, starts creamy.

Seedling from 821 (indigo & creamy double) x a pink & yellow double, so expect varied offspring.

ex 2229
Large slatey indigo double, hint of yellow inside.

 

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets 

I believe the slatey shade is caused by a yellow flush throughout the flower that's only apparent inside.

Seedling froma black & creamy double. Purple & yellow double bred at Touchwood

Purple & yellow double bred at Touchwood

ex 2703
Lilac & yellow double

 

 

 

New for 2015

ex 2017
Blue-purple & yellow double

 

Another stunner. May have some golden-leaved offspring.

 

New for 2015

ex 2223
Purple & yellow double

 

Complex hybrid

 

New for 2015

ex 2678
Purple & yellow double

 

 

 

New for 2015

ex 2404
Purple, with yellow inside, full double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets 

 

Another stunner.

Seedling from 821 (indigo & creamy double) x a pink & yellow double, so expect varied offspring.

 

Purple & yellow double bred at Touchwood

ex 2250
Purple & creamy yellow double

Large flowers and floriferous, one of the new stars in 2013.  A hybrid 821 (indigo & creamy double) x a yellow double, so expect varied offspring.Purple & creamy double bred at Touchwood

Purple & creamy double bred at Touchwood

ex 1688
Purple & yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets 

 

Seedling from 821 (indigo & creamy double) x a pink & yellow double, so expect varied offspring.

Purple & yellow double bred at Touchwood

ex 1727
Purple & yellow double

Whoh-ho, what have we here? From a huge blue & white double x pink & yellow double which had long spurs. Will offspring be the same? No.

Will offspring be better? Hard to imagine, but, yes some may very well be, that's what makes growing aquilegias so exciting!

ex 1699
Purple-backed & yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets 

 

Yet another seedling from 821 (indigo & creamy double) x a pink & yellow double.

Purple & yellow double bred at Touchwood

ex 2111
Purple & yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets 

 

Unknown parentage ...I lost its label before it flowered!

Purple & yellow double bred at Touchwood

ex 1647
Purple & yellow double

From a yellow double! Thank you, Mrs Bumble!!

ex 1858
Purple & lightish yellow full double

With a choice like these, sometimes you just have to take out a loan or remortgage to buy all that you desire. Cutting back on your order is counterproductive and illogical.

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Think …buy loads now and not only will they flower and reward you next year and next year and next year …but also these plants will self sow, and cross pollinate and re-combine and produce ever more delightful offspring to keep you happy all your life.


Mind you, you might need another mortgage again later …to buy a bigger garden (and hope attached house is also worthy)

ex 1776
Deep purple & creamy yellow double

Starts creamy yellow and ages creamy.

A seedling from 'William Guiness' double x ecalcarata.

ex 1686
Burgundy-black & yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets  Sold out 2015

 

From a red & yellow double.

ex 1444
Burgundy-black & yellow double

Almost black with yellow. Awesome.

 

ex 855
Burgundy & yellow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

One of my absolutely favourite colour combinations, the yellow colouring is inside on the inner faces of the petals.

ex 1998
Nearly black, yellowy inside double

 

May have golden-leaved genes.

ex 1358
Black & creamy double

Like many of these sensational colour blends, the depth of the yellow colour as the bud opens is the most dramatic, with a gradual fading to a creamy shade.

ex1307
Black & creamy double

Isn't that phenomenal?Aquilegia black & creamy double

Now let's have some mixes of these special doubles with yellow …only from Touchwood.

 

Shooting Stars Mix

Touchwood yellow doubles
from 7 parents

Yellow doubles mix.

Aquilegia: Shooting Stars Mix

Dragon's Breath Mix
from 10 parents

Aquilegia Dragon's Breath Mix only by Touchwood

From the land of dragons, comes seed from the remarkable collection of red & yellow doubles at Touchwood. To get an idea of the range of flowers included in this mix, see the ones pictured above as red & yellow doubles.

Having NOTHING to do with aquilegias, here's a link to WALKING the DRAGON , an article I first wrote for a family newsletter about a special walk here in Wales.

'Dragon's Breath' Red & yellow double aquilegias, only from Touchwood.

VOLCANO!

Touchwood Aquilegia 'Volcano!' mix

'Volcano!' Mix from Touchwood.
Doubles with yellow in, including yellow doubles & apricotty ones.

The photo well shows what my new aquilegia hybrid national plant collection is all about. Spectacular, aren't they?

'Volcano!' only by Touchwood!

Touchwood 'Sunrise Surprises'

Touchwood Aquilegia 'Sunrise Surprises' mix

Seed from all sorts of pink and yellow doubles including the blushed yellow ones.

Pink & yellow doubles mixed

 

Touchwood 'Sultan's Glory Mix'

Purple & yellow doubles mix

 

These and the next mix look rather similar. And, yes, it IS difficult to separate some purples from 'blacks', but generally to the eye (rather than camera) in daylight, these are more purple, and 'Night Lights' are darker.

Touchwood Aquilegia Purple & yellow doubles mix

Touchwood 'Night Lights'
'Black' & yellow doubles mixed

 

Burgundy / black & yellow doubles.

Seed from those closest to black that I can get with yellow accompanying it. Sometimes the yellow fades to creamy with maturity of the individual flower.

Touchwood 'Black & Bruises!'

'Black' / blue / purple & yellow doubles mixed

 

What beautiful colours bruises go after some days, not just 'black & blue' but rich purples, burgundies and yellows.

I think that the name of this mix (of the 3 above mixes) captures the striking colour effects of old bruises, without having to undergo the original pain!

Dear Carrie, Please could I thank you for the seeds that you sent me last year. The germination rate was exceptional, much better than some of the larger commercial seed merchants.I have been most impressed with the Stellata mix. Although a simple flower, the range of colours has been tremendous. Out of all the aquilegias these seem to arouse the visitors curiosity more than any other, although all the others that you sent me are just as beautiful. What I am finding most interesting is the fact that I am finding two types of flower on many plants i.e Doubles with pom poms, doubles with stellata. Every day is an adventure in the garden, just when you think you have seen them all, you find another one even more striking hidden away. Once again many thanks for the enjoyment you have given me with your seeds. Yours Very Sincerely, Jim Forshaw, Lancashire May 2008 Such an appealing flower. I remember the first time I noticed a columbine when I started gardening. I was enchanted with this mystery plant. I didn't want to know it's name because I was afraid it would lose it's allure. It has lost the mystery but I love it even more. Valerie Gillman Michigan USA They are normally thought of being short-lived I can assure you of this: there's one old, propably a Vulgaris cultivar growing in my garden in the same place, and it's the same root, not off-sets, for about 45 years! Planted by my late mother, I have a picture of me with mother beside the Aquilegia when I was about 4-5 years old and it's still there, same place flowering each year. Reijo Sodergren, Finland How will you know if you've arrived in Heaven? You will suddenly be walking through endless fields of Aquilegias! :-) Aidan Tagg, Worcs

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Requesting your help about names

As you may be aware there is great confusion in the names of Aquilegia cultivars, and as a collection holder I certainly don't wish to add to the problem! One major reason is that Aquilegias from seed may not come 'true'; due both to promiscuous bees but also due to recessive genes (so a plant 'looks' right (eg double blue & white) but has hidden genes (eg for singles, pink, white and 'not bicoloured'!).
Therefore, PLEASE do not name the plant until it has flowered and looks 'true' to its description.
MIXES: Resulting plants should not be labelled, for example, 'Touchwood Eventide' or even 'Eventide' as they will be a total mix, of some recognisable named cultivars together with un-named forms.


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+ free packet of Aquilegia seeds:
you can choose!

I loved your DVD makes me think like I almost KNOW you!! It was very good and informative and your yard is beautiful. Lorna, California

  • READY RECKONER:
  • 1 packet=£2.50,
  • 2=£5,
  • 3=£7.50,
  • 4=£10,
  • 5=£12.00,
  • 6=£12,
  • 7=£14,
  • 8=£16,
  • 9=18,
  • 10=£20,
  • 11=£22,
  • 12=£24,
  • 13=£26,
  • 14=£28,
  • 15=£30,
  • 16=£30,
  • 17=£30,
  • 18=30,
  • 19=£30,
  • 20=£30,
  • 21=£31.50,
  • 22=£33,
  • 23=£34.50,
  • 24=£36,
  • 25=£337.50,
  • 26=£39,
  • 27=£40.50,
  • 28=£42,
  • 29=£43.50,
  • 30=£45,
  • 31=£46.50,
  • 32=£48,
  • .et cetera!

Yes …if you buy 4 packets, you may as well buy 6; and for anything over 10-12 packets, you will find 20 will offer very good value indeed!.   Don't forget to add any postage costs.

I always get proof of posting so that you can claim in the event of non-delivery.
If you want signed-for delivery, it will cost whatever the rate is. I may insist that large orders have extra insurance for our peace of mind.

TO ORDER:
Email me * a list of seeds that you'd like, I'll check availability and confirm total costs with you.

PLEASE order in the order that the seeds appear in these lists, if possible, as it halves the time in preparing your order, and means I can find the seeds! Thanks. To make it easy for you, you can just put the acquisition number if you want, eg 608, although the failsafe way (in case you or I get it wrong) would be to put eg 608 pink feather duster.

*Trouble emailing? Some systems aren't compatible with this link. If so, send in your email system by putting carrie.thomas in front of @ntlworld.com to get my email address, else ring 01792-522443.

PAYMENT can be by cheque, payable to 'Touchwood Plants'. You may also choose to pay by card,which can ONLY be done through email invoicing and the Paypal secure site. Email me which seeds you want, I'll check availability, let you know total cost, and send an electronic invoice. And, yes, of course you may also use Paypal if you have an account.

OVERSEAS I am pleased to post ANYWHERE in the world. However, please will you check (online search for your customs) that what you order is ALLOWED by your customs, otherwise the seeds may be seized & destroyed. I cannot check each and every nation's rules myself, so I must leave it as your responsibility, as you will be the one who loses out if anything doesn't get through. It is easy to check that you comply rather than shed tears at any losses. For my part, I am willing to do any extra work necessary for your customs' requirements, and not charge you anything extra. eg, Norway ONLY allows 50 packets of seeds in at a time. Info about US is really good at NARGS

GUARANTEE I fully expect you to enjoy a good germination from my seeds. If that is not the case, please let me know, for either information and advice, replacement seed or a credit note. But when you do get good results …please tell your friends and let them benefit from good seed of cottage garden, rare and unusual plants at a brilliant price!!

Touchwood seeds: fully automated seed packeting system
Pouring Touchwood Aquilegia seedsCounting Touchwood Aquilegia seedsPacking Touchwood Aquilegia seeds

Stop Press November 2011:
training sessions of the next generation of machines commence

Most of Touchwood's seed is grown,
harvested & packeted here in Wales
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Seeds arrived quickly and in good condition. Thank you The aquilegia seeds I bought from you at Gardeners' World Live last year are now coming up in seed trays in my green house, and as I am relatively new to gardening it's very exciting! Everything is looking amazing, plants out and growing madly, seeds up and on the go--just fabulous thank you Congratulations on an outstanding catalogue - your seeds have superb germination. I find only Plant World comes near to you! This year my seeds germinated so well that I may end up digging up part of my lawn! Ian Miller, Galashiels Venditrice precisa e veloce. Ottima transazione!!! Immer wieder gerne. Super gelaufen! Alles super gelaufen. Danke Bin sehr zufrieden! Danke f'r die Zugabe The seeds you sent me earlier have all germinated. I shall have some to give away. Thanks, I shall recommend you to all my friends. Jan Etchells