It's soporific and comforting, a bit like the Shipping Forecast on Radio 4.
The exotic-sounding names are evocative, like the Litany of the Saints that is read out at the Easter Vigil.
Saint Francis Xavier
Saint John Vianney
Red Duke of York
It's a nice way to spend a wet autumn evening, discovering accidental poetry in seed catalogues.
First Earlies, Second Earlies, Maincrop:
Wilja, Maris Peer,
Pentland Squire, Desiree,
Peas: Early Onward, Feltham First,
Kelvedon Wonder, Alderman,
Runner beans: Lady Di, Margolis,