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  • Primula veris 'Sunset Shades' (red cowslip) Primula veris 'Sunset Shades' (red cowslip)
    Good for Bees

    Good for Bees

    Potsize - 9cm

    Primula veris 'Sunset Shades' (red cowslip). Cowslips with party dresses. It is likely that these cowslips share some of their genes with red flowered polyanthus and although still typically cowslip shaped, they are larger flowered, more flambouyant plants with flowers in shades of red and orange. They make super garden plants enjoying the same conditions as P.veris: they need to see the sun but without drying out in summer and flower in April to June.
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  • Succisa pratensis - Devil's Bit Scabiouson Holwell Drove Succisa pratensis - Devil's Bit Scabious

    Potsize - 1L

    Succisa pratensis - Devil's Bit Scabious, Blue Buttons. Good for any damp planting and useful in meadow schemes where a Spring meadow management regime can be applied. The flowers are dusky blue buttons held on stifly branching stems. Particularly effective en masse. Grows on slightly acid to calcareous soils. A wildflower that can holds its own in the border. The curious common name, Devil's Bit Scabious has two roots. Scabious derives from the use of the plant to cure skin ailments such as scabies and even those from the bubonic plague, (Scabere is the Latin for scratch). 'Devil's Bit' derives from folk tales of the Devil biting off the short black roots in his anger at the plants medicinal abilities.
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  • Galium odoratum (Sweet Woodruff) Galium odoratum (Sweet Woodruff)

    Potsize - 1L

    Galium odoratum (Sweet Woodruff). (Rubiaceae) . Sweet Woodruff. A british native that really earns its place in a shady spot. It will quickly form an open carpet of bright green whorled foliage, enlivened in Spring with brightest white starry flowers. The leaves when crushed are said to smell of newly made hay. Its an undemanding plant that performs brilliantly in the sort of dry shaded situations that can be troublesome to fill. Honey produced by bees feeding on the nectar of this plant has been reported to have effects similar to Manuka Honey, but as to what evidence there is to back this up I cannot say.
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  • Primula veris (cowslip) and myosotis Primula veris (cowslip)
    Good for Bees

    Good for Bees

    Potsize - 9cm

    Primula veris. Our native Cowslip hardly needs an introduction but sadly its native homes are becoming less common. Charming native primula with lopsided clusters of bright cheery yellow flowers on short stems. Excellent for naturalising in banks or meadows ideally in sunny situations on well drained alkaline soils. In wetter, heavier or shadier spots Primula vulgaris our native primrose is more likely to suceed. If you have ideal conditions and space you may well get enough flowers to make cowslip wine but better still to stick to chardonnay and leave the blossoms for the bumble bees who often pierce the backs of the calyx to sip the nectar.
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  • Potsize - 1L

    Briza media. Perennial Quaking Grass. Wiry stems carry a wide branched head of hanging papery flowers that sway and quake in the slightest breeze. A very pretty if understated little grass that is best situated where the sun can catch the flowers. The only perennial quaking grass.
  • Trifolium ochroleucon Trifolium ochroleucon

    Potsize - 1L

    Sulphur Clover. This is a British Native that is becoming sadly rarer as its native habitats are ploughed up for arable crops and its foothold on the road verges declines with indifferent verge managemnet regimes (Do check out Plantlife's campaign to influence better roadside management). It is a native of chalky boulder-clays and more rarely chalk sites. It is a large clover which will spread with short stolons. The heads of flowers are less sulphur-yellow and more creamy and are particularly attractive to bumblebees. likes brightness, but not the full glare of the sun. June to July
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  • Aspleniums by the River Cerne Asplenium scolopendrium
    RHS AGM

    RHS AGM

    Potsize - 1L

    Asplenium scolopendrium ( Phyllitis scolopendrium, Scolopendrium vulgare ). Harts Tongue Fern. Adaptable British native with broad bright green fronds that make an excellent foil for other plants and provide a contrasting form in any fern collection. Grows best in semi shade. Will only take dry sites if well shaded and not until it is well established. Prefers a little lime in the soil. 45cm
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  • Ononis spinosa (Spiny Restharrow) Ononis spinosa (Spiny Restharrow)

    Potsize - 1L

    Spiny Restharrow. Short dense sub-shrub covered in two-toned pink and white peas
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  • RHS AGM

    RHS AGM

    Potsize - 1L

    Oak Fern. A verdant treasure of the freshest green. The short but upright stems carry their pinnae horizontally, an attractive feature. They are said to resemble an Oak's leaves, hence the species name dryo (Greek drys - Oak), pteris (fern), but this takes a bit of a leap of imagination that I have failed to muster ! It is however a really lovely little deciduous fern for ground cover in moist shady places on non-alkaline soils. The books say it needs acid soil, but our improved Oxford Clay at neutral pH seems to suit it well. It is a British Native and is found very widely if sporadically in woods over much of Continental Europe and N.America. Only 20cm high and a slow but natural spreader. Deciduous.
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  • Potsize - 1L

    Native Ferns 6 plant collection. A collection of 6 1L fern chosen from a range of native species or variants of British Natives. We can either make a selection for you or can tailor the collection to your specification. Select from any of the ferns in our list and then either add a note to your order or email your requirements.A collection of 6 1L fern chosen from a range of native species or variants of British Natives. We can either make a selection for you or can tailor the collection to your specification. Select from any of the ferns in our list.