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  • Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Green Goddess' (Lily of the Nile) Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Green Goddess' (Lily of the Nile)

    Potsize - 1L

    Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Green Goddess'  (Lily of the Nile). An interesting variation on the usual white flower with large green spathes, shaded to white in the throat. Spathes are more funnel shaped than flared with a lovely twist that makes them a must for flower arrangers. A little larger than the species. An excellent cut flower and handsome foliage plant. Mulch young plants well in first few years. Avoid dry soils. 120cm
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  • Zantedeschia ‘Kiwi Blush’ Zantedeschia ‘Kiwi Blush’

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    This is a relatively new cultivar which has come from New Zealand. The flowers are more upward facing than the standard Zantedeschia, slightly shorter and posses a lovely carmine glow to the base. In shape they tend more towards a Calla lily, more funnel shaped with less of a broad flare. Reports are that it is as hardy as Green Goddess, which we have had outside for many years, and that it will take a little more dryness than usual. Like all Zantedeschis it is best to cover younger plants with a generous mulch until they are well established. 60cm
  • Veronica longifolia 'Charming Pink' Veronica longifolia ‘Charming Pink’
    Bee Friendly

    Bee Friendly

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    Veronica longifolia 'Charming Pnk'. Here's a variety that really delivers on its promises. Well named and well worth its place in the garden. Tall elegant candles of small sugary pink flowers, enhanced by the stamens which stick well out from the flowers. Absolutely loved by the bees as a nectar source. Veronica longifolia is a natural inhabitant of damp meadowlands and hence is best grown in a soil that doesn't dry out in Summer.
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  • Veronica gentianodes Veronica gentianoides

    Potsize - 1L

    Veronica gentianoides has delicate spikes of pale china blue, prettily veined flowers, borne above clumps of glossy evergreen leaves that provide good ground cover.  The flower spikes have a charming grace and are one of the earliest of the summer flowers. Early summer. 45cm. Any good soil
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  • Valeriana phu 'Aurea' Valeriana phu 'Aurea'

    Potsize - 1L

    Valeriana phu Aurea. Principally grown for its startling foliage which is especially good in spring, this easy going perennial has racemes of dainty white flowers in July and August and is sure to cheer the winter garden from January onwards. 2' 60cm
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  • Trollius chinensis 'Golden Queen' Trollius chinensis 'Golden Queen'
    RHS AGM

    RHS AGM

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    Possibly the tallest of all the Trollius, standing up to twice as tall as some of its European counterparts. The flowers stand up high and proud above the glossy dark foliage, 2 inches across, wide open with a central blazing cage of narrow petaloid segments. With the glowing orange colour it reminds me of a the Olympic cauldron in full blaze. It is a native of high rainfall areas in Northern China up through Siberia and so wants a cool constantly moist position to thrive. Reliable and hardy and excellent by a pond where it will never fail to get noticed when in flower in May. 90cm
  • Tiarella 'Sugar and Spice' Tiarella 'Sugar and Spice'

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    Deeply incised palmate leaves with the 'fingers' cut 3/4 of the way to the palm. All sections are strongly marked giving the whole leaf the suggestion of a purple black star with green margins. Colouring is Apple green on the young leaves, becoming dark green and textured with age. Flowers typical, little white stars with long exerted anthers tipped with orange pollen. The stems are suffused with rosy purple which pervades the buds giving the top of the pyramidal spike a warm glow.
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  • Tiarella 'Spring Symphony' Tiarella 'Spring Symphony'

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    Tiarella 'Spring Symphony', also known as foam flower, makes charming ground cover for moist shade. At its loveliest in Spring when the pale new growth emerges over the dark over wintered foliage accompanied by a generous topping of pale pink foamy flowers. A little more open in growth habit with pale apple-green, slightly rounded foliage. relatively long flower stalks. Deeply palmate leaves with central dark star
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    Tiarella 'Pink Skyrocket', also known as foam flower makes charming ground cover for moist shade. At its loveliest in Spring when the pale new growth emerges over the dark over wintered foliage accompanied by a generous topping of pink budded foamy flowers . Particularly tight clumps of foliage with short spikes of flowers with dusky pink buds. Deeply palmate leaves with central dark star. 15-30cm.
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  • Tiarella ‘Iron Butterfly’ Tiarella ‘Iron Butterfly’

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    Deeply incised palmate leaves with the 'fingers' cut 3/4 of the way to the palm. All sections are strongly marked giving the whole leaf the suggestion of a purple black star with green margins. Colouring is Apple green on the young leaves, becoming dark green and textured with age. Flowers typical, little white stars with long exerted anthers tipped with orange pollen. The stems are suffused with rosy purple which pervades the buds giving the top of the pyramidal spike a warm glow.
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  • Thalictrum 'Elin' Thalictrum 'Elin'

    Potsize - 1L

    Thalictrum 'Elin'. A fine cross between T.rochebrunianum and T.flavum glaucum which makes the most striking of all the tall Thalictrums. A sterile hybrid, it produces stiff tall 2.6m dark stems which carry steely blue foliage below and a branched cloud of yellow and lavender flowers above. Despite its size, it rarely needs staking.
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    This variety has its roots firmly in Thalictrum aquilegifolium and so has broad heads like lavender-pink fluffy clouds which are quite strong in colour and set strikingly on black stems. Plant it in a sunny spot but make sure it doesn't want for water in the growing season. 1.5m plus
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  • Symphytum x uplandicum ‘Moorland Heather’ Symphytum x uplandicum ‘Moorland Heather’
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    Bee Friendly

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    A tall comfrey with flowers in a rich lavender . This is one of those Comfreys that stays put and doesn't carpet (though it will seed around if allowed)
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  • RHS AGM

    RHS AGM

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    The perfect plant for edging a path or covering the ground in a difficult dry spot. London Pride produces smothering mats of pale green rosettes which carry airy red flower stems of small pale pink flowers in May and June. You can always tell an old favourite Cottage Garden plant by the number of common names it goes by. Try some of these for size and then pick your favourite. London Pride, Lady's Pride, St. Patrick's cabbage, Whimsey, Prattling Parnell, and Look Up And Kiss Me. Easy and rewarding.
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  • Salvia pratensis ‘Sweet Esmerelda’ – pratensis Ballet Series Salvia pratensis 'Sweet Esmerelda'
    Bee Friendly

    Bee Friendly

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    Salvia pratensis 'Sweet Esmerelda' Part of the Border Ballet series. This is a good, reliable perennial sage for the front section of any border. Upright spikes carry relatively dense heads of magenta-pink flowers. The overall habit is quite open. Similar in habit to Salvia pratensis 'Twilight Serenade'. 50cm. Summer flowering. reblooms if cut back after first flowering. A variety of a British native which finds its home in damp meadows.
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  • Rheum palmatum var tanguticum Rheum palmatum var tanguticum

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    Rheum palmatum var tanguticum (Polygonaceae) A most dramatic plant with huge rhubarb leaves that unfurl maroon, fading mid green. This is a particularly robust form of R.palmatum with possibly even bigger, more deeply lobed leaves. Whilst the coloured young leaves are not as dramatic as the form 'Atrosanguineum', they do continue to appear well into the season. The flowers are creamy white in a large stiffy btranched spik,  7 plus feet high. Best grown in a damp site where the roots can find water.

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  • Rheum palmatum 'Atrosanguineum' Rheum palmatum 'Atrosanguineum'

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    Rheum palmatum 'Atrosanguineum'. A most dramatic plant with huge rhubarb leaves that unfurl darkest maroon from scarlet buds and then are topped by a 7-11 ft spike of pink fluffy flowers. Best grown in a damp site where the roots can find water. Our own selection, propagated clonally from a plant we selected out of seedlings many years ago - as deep a colour as we have seen anywhere.

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  • Pulmonaria 'Opal' Pulmonaria Opal ( Ocupol )
    Good for Bees

    Good for Bees

    Potsize - 1L

    Pulmonaria Opal ( Ocupol ). A super new variety of Pulmonaria . Its ground covering leaves are borne in neat rosettes and are heavily decorated with bright silver spots. In spring umbels of opalescent pale blue flowers are produced making it a sheer delight in the winter and spring garden. 25 x 25cm.
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  • Pulmonaria 'Trevi Fountains' Pulmonaria 'Trevi Fountains'
    Good for Bees

    Good for Bees

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    Pulmonaria 'Trevi Fountain'. A striking spring flowering perennial forming dense clumps of narrow dark green leaves with bold white spots. The flowers are cobalt-blue with a pinkish cast and long-lasting and borne in tight heads from February to May. Prefers a heavier soil. One of the earlier flowering lungworts and so particularly valuable as a nectar source, pleasing bees and bee-flies alike. More of a clumper than a spreader.
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  • Pulmonaria 'Majeste' Pulmonaria 'Majeste'
    Good for Bees

    Good for Bees

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    Pulmonaria 'Majeste'. Remarkable for having leaves that are almost entirely silver; making it excellent for lifting a woodland planting scheme. Flowers produced from Mar to May are pink fading purple. Best in a moist shady position; away from hot sun. 25cm.
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  • Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign' Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign'
    Good for Bees

    Good for Bees

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    Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign'. A strong vigorous clone producing masses of deep blue flowers throughout early spring. Indeed one of the richest and most strident of blues amongst the lungworts with a particularly large flower.  Deep mat-green leaves that are completely without spots. Assorts well with bulbs. Best grown in a moist shaded position; away from hot sun. 30cm
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    These are the garden auriculas, a rich colour mixture of hardy large flowered hybrids. April-June 20cm. Garden selections with tolerance to Winter wet and cold. Multi-headed blooms of circular fuffle-edged flowers each with a strong yellow disc in the centre. A wonderful wide variety of rich colours and graduated bicolours, all sweetly scented.
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