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Grasses


Our range of bamboo and ornamental grass seeds will create a real talking point in your garden. They're perfect planting partners to summer annuals and add height and structure to borders. Ornamental grasses will attract wildlife into your garden and may provide shelter for grasshoppers, lacewings and many others, as well as producing seed as food for birds.



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Pennisetum glaucum 'Purple Majesty' F1 Hybrid

Ornamental Millet, Pearl Millet

This attractive Ornamental Millet makes the perfect planting partner to vibrant summer annuals, adding height and interest to borders, as well as making a perfect backdrop to your display. Purple Majesty also adds a touch of the tropics to containers on a sunny patio.Young plants are first green, with the stems and mid-rib of foliage turning purple after 8 weeks. Leaves turn dark purple when planted outside in full sun.
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    • 1 packet (10 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £3.99

Leymus arenarius

Blue Grass, European Dune Grass, Sea Lyme Grass, Elymus arenarius

A gorgeous perennial grass with attractive, dense clump forming, glaucus blue, broad, spiky foliage. Looks stunning in borders, as well as making a spectacular container plant for a sunny patio. In the second year tall, blue changing to buff, flower spikes appear. Height 60cm (24in) with a 150cm (60in) flower spike. More info
    • 1 packet (20 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £3.29

Pennisetum villosum 'Cream Falls'

Feathertop Grass

One of the easiest and most visually stunning grasses to grow. Brilliant white, rabbit-tail spikes are produced in abundance from bushy, clump-forming deciduous plants. Eye-catching and early to flower in borders or large containers. Quick to flower, often used as a Annual. Height 45-50cm (18-20in) Cut back old foliage in spring as new growth appears in the centres of plants. More info
    • 1 packet (30 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £2.69

Hordeum jubatum

Foxtail Barley, Squirrel Tail Grass

Splendid grass variety which was the talk of both our Open Weekend and our Press Day, so in response to popular demand, we have now added it to our catalogue! Ornamental Grass Hordeum jubatum produces bushy clumps of green, sword-like foliage are quickly topped by silvery-pink, feathery plumes which 'glisten' as they wave in a breeze. Superb as a feature plant in a container or added to borders.
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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £2.29

Cat Grass 'Tabby Cat'

Hordeum vulgare 'Variegata', Barley

Treat your cat to his own supply of fresh, clean grass all year round. Our Cat Grass is a variety of Barley, Hordeum vulgare ‘Variegata’, which provides vitamins and fibre in your cat's diet and keeps them from chewing on your prized houseplants. This quick growing perennial grass reaches 15cm (6”) in just 6 weeks – perfect for the impatient feline! Grow it in small batches for a constant supply. If you have a few seed to spare, Hordeum also makes an attractive ornamental grass for the perennial border. Height: 60cm (24”). Spread: 40cm (16”). More info
    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £0.99

Grass Hare's Tail

Lagurus ovatus, Rabbit's Tail Grass, Bunny Tail Grass

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Soft, fur-like, silky heads with grace and beauty.

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    • 1 packet (150 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £2.29

Avena sativa

Cat Grass, Oats

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Sometimes our feline pets require grass as an addition to their diet and/or digestion. Sown like indoor cress, and growing almost as quickly, this will provide the greens they need.

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    • 1 packet (50 grams)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £0.99

Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' (Large Plant)

Golden Hakonechloa

Hakonechloa is a neat, clump-forming grass for sun or shade. It’s a very attractive grass, which combines well for autumn containers, or for planting in gravel gardens, for a Japanese style look.

Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ is especially handsome, with striped green and yellow swards, which are tinged red in autumn. Height: 35cm (13"). Spread: 40cm (15").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £16.99

Pennisetum macrourum 'Tail Feathers'

African Feather Grass

Robust green foliage is enhanced by tall erect pinky-beige spikelets in late summer to autumn, gracefully moving in the slightest of breezes. Height: 180cm (6ft). More info
    • 1 packet (20 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £0.99

Stipa tenuissima 'Angel Hair'

A very attractive Mexican grass for the border producing soft, wispy pony-tails. Quick to produce dense clumped plants. Height: 60-90cm (24-36in). More info
    • 1 packet (60 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £0.99

Oryza sativa 'Black Madras'

Rice

An easy-to-grow black grass which will bring a touch of Asia to your garden with its green-purple ornamental foliage. Oryza sativa Black Madras is stunning in borders or containers using a moisture-retaining soil. Looks fabulous all summer. More info
    • 1 packet (40 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £0.99

Panicum virgatum

Switch Grass

A clump-forming grass for borders. The dazzling, upright, steely blue swards are particularly striking against hot shades of orange. The foliage changes to soft yellow in autumn, often appearing alongside purple-green flower spikelets. More info
    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £0.99

Anemanthele lessoniana

Pheasant's Tail Grass, New Zealand Wind Grass, Stipa arundinacea

A beautiful, hardy, arching grass with strands of glimmering ruby-red that shine through the lime-green swards in summer. The evergreen foliage slowly turns a rich bronze-brown shade for a stunning winter display. This airy evergreen grass is spectacular when ruffled by the breeze, adding movement to borders and containers. Plant Anemanthele lessoniana in large drifts for maximum impact. Height: 100cm (39"). Spread: 120cm (47").
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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £0.69

Cyperus longus (Large Plant)

Galingale, Cypress Root, Sedge

A handsome perennial for moist borders or waterlogged soil. Cyperus longus can be grown in water up to 15cm (6") deep, so will make a pretty addition to the edge of the pond.

The dense, thick growth of Cyperus makes it excellent for encouraging wildlife to the garden, as it gives habitat opportunities for the wildlife. Plants are exotic-looking, with umbrella-like stems and foliage, and reddish-bronze spikelets during the height of summer. Height: 150cm (59"). Spread: 100cm (40").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £16.99

Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' (Large Plant)

Fescue

An easy to grow evergreen plant for patio pots, borders and rockeries. Festuca glauca has grassy leaves, which are an unusual shade of cobalt blue. An excellent plant for designing in the garden, thanks to the architectural appearance.

Tufted, clump-forming plants stay compact at just 30cm (12") tall, and can be mixed with bedding plants, herbaceous perennials or planted into rockeries or into gravel gardens. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 25cm (10").

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    • 1 x 3.5 litre potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £10.99
    • 2 x 3.5 litre potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £19.99

Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus' (Large Plant)

Eulalia 'Gracillimus', Maiden Grass

Miscanthus is a showy, robust, flamboyant grass, which can add a different look to your borders, all year round. The tall stems are topped with feathery plumes of rich copper, looking glorious above clumps of arching, grassy foliage.

The stately flower spikes of Miscanthus ‘Gracilimus’ are at their best following a long hot summer. This hardy perennial is easy to grow and needs very little maintenance. The seed heads make a unique addition to flower arrangements or can be left intact to supply ongoing winter interest in the garden. Height: 130cm (51"). Spread: 120cm (47").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £16.99

Pennisetum alopecuroides (Large Plant)

Chinese fountain grass

Pennisetum alopecuroides is a highly decorative ornamental grass, also known as Fountain Grass, and is a plant which gives almost all year round interest in the garden. It is a low-maintenance plant, which quickly forms a clump, so is ideal for filling gaps in perennial and shrub borders. The grassy foliage is neat, but stays quite inconspicuous until the flower heads appear during late summer. But, once they appear, they really dazzle, with spikelet’s looking much like a squirrel’s tail! Leave the decorative seedheads on your Fountain Grass plants into the autumn. Height: 150cm (59"). Spread: 120cm (47"). More info
    • 1 x 1.5 litre potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1.5 litre potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £16.99

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' (Large Plant)

Feather Reed Grass, Smallweed

Calamagrostis is a spectacular, ornamental grass for any mixed garden border. ‘Karl Foerster’ is a well known border plant, with arching leaves, and bronze feathery panicles during summer.

A useful ornamental grass, which is quick to emerge each spring. Calamagrostis can be planted to form a feathery screen, and is fast-growing and easy to maintain.Height: 1.8m (5.9’) Spread: 50cm (19").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted calamagrostis plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted calamagrostis plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £16.99

Carex oshimensis 'Evergold' (Large Plant)

Carex morrowii 'Evergold', Sedge

A sun-loving ornamental grass with evergreen, slender leaves, etched in green and gold. Carex ‘Evergold’ can also be planted into shade, where it will brighten up a dark corner.

Carex ‘Evergold’ is excellent for rock gardens, border edging, patio pots or for planting in gravel. Height and Spread: 50cm (19").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted carex plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted carex plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £16.99

Carex morrowii 'Variegata' (Large Plant)

Sedge

Ornamental grass are useful for sunny borders or shady corners, where the shiny leaves can easily brighten up a dark corner.

Evergreen Carex ‘Variegata’ can be used in rock gardens, as border edging or in mixed patio pots, it particularly looks good with Pansies and Violas. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 35cm (14").

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    • 1 x 3.5 litre potted carex plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 2 x 3.5 litre potted carex plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £19.99

Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila' (Large Plant)

Cortaderia argentea, Pampas Grass, Tussock Grass

Pampas Grass is a super tough, long-lasting garden plant, which will almost look after itself. Cortaderia selloana ‘Pumila’ is a more compact variety, staying at just 1.2m (3.9’), and is much more manageable than its larger cousin!

The tufted evergreen plants of Pampas Grass are perfect for filling a gap in a border, and ‘Pumila’ is good for small gardens too. Plants give all year interest for the garden, although are at their best in August when the silvery plumes appear from the very centre of the grassy plants. Height and Spread: 1.2m (3.9’).

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    • 1 x 3 litre potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £19.99

Pleioblastus argenteostriatus f. pumilus (Large Plant)

Pleioblastus humilis var. pumilus, Dwarf Bamboo

Bamboo are much admired plants for the garden, but the larger specimens can sometimes be too tall and cumbersome for a small garden. Pleioblastus argenteostriatus f. pumilis is a dwarf bamboo, which is low-maintenance and evergreen, with deep green leaves and red-flushed canes. This dwarf bamboo will modernise any border or patio with its tropical appearance. Plants are hardy and will last for many years. Height: 1.2m (4’). Spread: up to 2m (6.6’). More info
    • 1 x 1 litre potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £16.99

Umbrella Bamboo (Large Plant)

Fargesia murieliae, Arundinaria murielae, Sinarundinaria murielae

The Umbrella Bamboo can reach more than 2 metres tall, and quickly forms clumps of arching yellow-green canes, topped with foliage like an umbrella! This hardy bamboo is excellent for screening, and is especially useful in urban areas, where the screening can help reduce road noise and filter pollution.

Bamboo are fantastically tropical looking, but are very easy and quick to grow. Fargesia is wind resistant and tolerates shade or sun, making it a versatile plant for filling awkward spots in the garden and hiding unsightly features. Height: Up to 4m (12’). Spread: 1.5m (4.9’).

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    • 1 x 1.5 litre potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 1 x 3.5 litre potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 1.5 litre potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £19.99
    • 2 x 3.5 litre potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £24.99

Umbrella Bamboo 'Asian Wonder'

Fargesia murieliae, Arundinaria murielae, Sinarundinaria murielae

  • New in 2015
Umbrella Bamboo are easy to grow and quick to fill out, making them a top foliage choice for privacy screening and blocking road noise and traffic pollution. Clump forming Fargesia 'Asian Wonder' is even more of a treat, with ruby red stems and olive green foliage giving it an incredibly tropical appearance. As the canes mature, strip some of the lower foliage away to show off the highly decorative stems. A top architectural plant for adding structure and movement to the garden. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 1.2m (4').
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    • 1 x 9cm potted fargesia plant

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
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    • £17.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted fargesia plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
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    • £29.99

Grass 'Hare's Tail' (Ornamental) - Kew Collection Seeds

Lagurus ovatus, Rabbit's Tail Grass, Bunny Tail Grass

Soft, fur-like, silky heads with grace and beauty. More info
    • 1 packet (150 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £1.99

Sorghum nigrum

Millet, Black Millet

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This hardy annual grass is ideal for adding majestic height and structure to your borders. The large green-gold to bronze flower heads of Sorghum nigrum rise above the foliage in a spectacular summer display. This striking millet is excellent for drying to make a striking everlasting flower. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 40cm (16").
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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £0.69

Carex 'Red Rooster'

Sedge

Wiry, rich bronze foliage stands stiffly upright in a blaze of colour. Hardy evergreen perennial, Carex 'Red rooster' is ideal for creating year round structure, adding texture and colour to borders and containers. Height and spread: 60cm (24Ó).

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    • 1 packet (20 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £2.69

Annual Grasses (Mixed)

Wisps and crowns, plumes and spikes, pendulous and cloud like - they are all here in one embracing mixture. Invaluable if you never have enough material available for your arrangements. Ideal for bedding, border, everlasting flowers. Packet should contain: Agrostis nebulosa, Agrostis pulchella, Briza maxima, Briza gracillis, Brome macrostachys, Brome uniloides, Festuca glauca, Panicum violaceum, Sorghum nigrum. More info
    • 1 packet (1 gram)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £1.49

Carex comans 'Bronze Perfection' (Large Plant)

Sedge

This beautiful sedge is the perfect way to add texture and movement to the front of borders. The arching, evergreen foliage is a striking bronze shade that provides year round colour and interest. With a neat, clump forming habit, Carex comans 'Bronze Perfection' is well suited to growing in patio containers, or dotted throughout rockeries. This hardy perennial grass is easy to grow, in almost any soil, and requires virtually no maintenance. Height: 35cm (14"). Spread: 60cm (24"). More info
    • 1 x 3 litre potted carex plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted carex plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £22.99

Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance' (Large Plant)

Sedge

Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance' is an attractive sedge with arching variegated foliage that really catches the eye. In late spring, it is decorated with small, white flower spikes. This hardy perennial grass has a dense, clump forming habit that makes it well suited to the front of borders, rockeries or patio containers. An easy evergreen grass that is virtually maintenance free. Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance' thrives in any rich, fertile soil and will happily grow in a light shade. Height: 40cm (14"). Spread: 60cm (24"). More info
    • 1 x 3 litre potted carex plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted carex plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £19.99

Pennisetum setaceum 'Fireworks'

Fountain Grass, Pennisetum rueppellii

The colourful foliage of this half hardy fountain grass emerges with bold stripes of red, pink and green, before maturing to a rich shade of burgundy. From mid-summer to autumn, the showy purple flower spikes rise above the arching foliage in a spectacular architectural display. Pennisetum 'Fireworks' makes a lively addition to bedding displays and patio containers. The fluffy seedheads can be also cut to make elegant dried flowers. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 1 jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 3 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £29.97 £16.99