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  • RHS AGM

    RHS AGM

    Potsize - 3.5 inch round

    Cyclamen coum is the other cyclamen commonly grown out of doors in Britain. It is a little fussier than Cyclamen hederifolium but essentially requires quick drainage, good winter light with a little shade in the hottest part of the day come Spring and shelter from cold drying winds. It is very hardy but dislikes freezing or wet winds. Its marbled kidney-shaped leaves appear in September and persist until late Spring when higher temperatures and sunlight force the into a protective dormancy. The flowers are more dumpy and rounded than typical cyclamen flowers and usually come in a range of colours from white through pink to deep magenta. Offered here is a pure white form with magenta eye-ring and a plain green leaf. They liven up the Winter garden, appearing as they do from Christmas onwards, being remarkably cold tolerant. Excellent for naturalising in sunny banks at the foot of trees, even conifers providing the branches don't come too close to the ground. They only require good drainage, some shelter and a little shade in late Spring which can be provided by deciduous shrubs and tress or even herbaceous plants or bulbs. Discount of 25p for 3-9 plants, 30p for 10 or more Our plants have been grown from seed collected around the garden and are therefore various shades and have varied leaf patterns. They are not wild collected

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  • Tiarella 'Sugar and Spice' Tiarella 'Sugar and Spice'

    Potsize - 1L

    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.
    Discount of 25p per plant for quantities of 3 or over

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  • Geranium wallichianum ‘Sylvia’s Surprise’ Geranium wallichianum ‘Sylvia’s Surprise’

    Potsize - 1L

    This is a seedling of Geranium wallichianum 'Buxton's Variety' which was discovered by Sylvia Morrow in her garden. Like its parent it has nicely rounded flowers with a slightly paler centre, flowering sporadically through the Summer and increasing as the days cool into Autumn. At this time the flowers can be accompanied by excellent red leaves. The cultivar registration notes that it can be most compared to Rozanne in form, differing chiefly in the flower colour being Pink rather than blue.. It is vigorous, upright and spreading in its growth and very floriferous.
    Discount of 25p per plant for quantities of 3 or over

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  • Salvia nemorosa ‘Amethyst’ Salvia nemorosa ‘Amethyst’
    Bee Friendly

    Bee Friendly

    Potsize - 1L

    A new variety bred by Piet Oudolf. Lovely dark stems and calyces contrast beautifully with the lilac pink hooded flowers which are produced in tight spikes over a long season from June to September. Whilst the stems are basically upright and need no support, they have a tendency to relax into a lovely billowy mound smothered in flower. 60cm tall by 50cm wide. Good drainage in sun.
    Discount of 25p per plant for quantities of 3 or over

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  • Echinacea purpurea ‘Green Twister’ Echinacea purpurea ‘Green Twister’

    Potsize - 1L

    Something a bit different, recently introduced by Jelitto. The flowers open with petals of lime green, but as the flowers age a pink stain spreads from the centre to fill nearly to the petal tip, which have now mellowed to yellow. The flower form is like the all green 'Green Jade' in that the petals curve forwards to give the flower a slightly cupped shape. It brings to my mind a pink Gaillardia. 100cm
    Discount of 25p per plant for quantities of 3 or over

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  • Echinacea ‘Mellow Yellows’ Echinacea ‘Mellow Yellows’

    Potsize - 1L

    A new introduction by Jelitto comes this range of soft yellow Echinacea. They come in shades from a pale creamy yellow to much richer golden tones. They are all good sturdy growers which will attain 60cm in height. Colours supplied can't be guaranteed unless buying in flowering season - please ask if you are looking for a particular shade. Do not confuse this with Echinacea paradoxa 'Mellow Yellow' which is a cultivar of a different species. These contain much more' blood' of Echinacea purpurea, the most reliable species here in Britain. (I;m going to have Donovan's voice in my head all afternoon now!)
    Discount of 25p per plant for quantities of 3 or over

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  • Omphalodes verna ‘Alba’ Omphalodes verna 'Alba'

    Potsize - 1L

    This is the pure white form of Blue Eyed Mary. Much more of a creeper than its cousin, cappadocica and earlier to start flowering in the year. Omphalodes verna 'Alba' will spread quite freely in any cool leafy soil that is not too wet producing a wide mat of rich green foliage dotted here and there withpur white flowers. Very good to bring a sparkle of white into a dark corner. A lovely creeping species form Eastern Europe. Grows best in bright shade in humus rich soil, but relatively adaptable.
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  • Omphalodes verna Omphalodes verna - Blue Eyed Mary

    Potsize - 1L

    Blue Eyed Mary. Much more of a creeper than its cousin, cappadocica and earlier to start flowering in the year. Omphalodes verna will spread quite freely in any cool leafy soil that is not too wet producing a wide mat of rich green foliage dotted here and there with intensely blue flowers. Longer in flower than cappadocica but not as showy at any one time. A lovely creeping species form Eastern Europe. Grows best in bright shade in humus rich soil, but relatively adaptable.
    Discount of 25p per plant for quantities of 3 or over

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  • Monarda 'Marshall's Delight' Monarda 'Marshall's Delight'
    Bee and Butterfly friendly

    Bee and Butterfly friendly

    RHS AGM

    RHS AGM

    Potsize - 1L

    This variety is distinctive for its flowers of clear pink formed into relatively rounded flower heads. It was one of the first varieties to come out of a breeding program at the Agriculture Canada Research Station in Morden, Manitoba who set out to concentrate on mildew resistance. It has achieved an AGM from the RHS and has an excellent reputation for mildew resistance, one endorsed by an evaluation program at the Chicago Botanic gardens. However, I would sound a note of caution. Another Monarda evaluation conducted by the Mount Cuba Center rated Marshall's Delight very poorly, mainly on account of it mildew susceptibility. This can probably be attributed to the varieties preference for certain climates. I think the moral is, try it, treat it nice and appreciate the lovely flowers. 1-1.5m tall  
    Discount of 25p per plant for quantities of 3 or over
  • Liriope muscari ‘Moneymaker’ Liriope muscari 'Moneymaker'

    Potsize - 1L

    Liriope muscari. (Liriope platyphylla, Liriope graminifolia densiflora, Ophiopogon muscari). US nickname, Lily Turf or Big Blue. A shorter form, growing to 35cm with a reputation for flowering very freely with spikes of violet blue. This is a good all rounder for every garden. Useful for ground cover, for edging or as a flowering plant in its own right. Neat, arching shining green rush-like leaves are evergreen and in their prime in Winter. They are happy in sun or shade but flower best in sun. In the US they have earned the name 'Lily Turf' as the arching grass like foliage produces spikes of densely packed violet-blue grape hyacinth-like flowers in late Autumn. Easily grown they are both hardy and drought tolerant, only requiring reasonable drainage to succeed. Named after the Greek nymph Liriope, one of the Naiad.  
    Discount of 25p per plant for quantities of 3 or over
  • Liriope muscari Amethyst Liriope muscari Amethyst

    Potsize - 1L

    Liriope muscari. (Liriope platyphylla, Liriope graminifolia densiflora, Ophiopogon muscari). US nickname, Lily Turf or Big Blue. This form has flowers in a deep purple that are held well above the foliage. 40cm. This is a good all rounder for every garden. Useful for ground cover, for edging or as a flowering plant in its own right. Neat, arching shining green rush-like leaves are evergreen and in their prime in Winter. They are happy in sun or shade but flower best in sun. In the US they have earned the name 'Lily Turf' as the arching grass like foliage produces spikes of densely packed violet-blue grape hyacinth-like flowers in late Autumn. Easily grown they are both hardy and drought tolerant, only requiring reasonable drainage to succeed. Named after the Greek nymph Liriope, one of the Naiad.  
    Discount of 25p per plant for quantities of 3 or over
  • Penstemon ‘John Nash’ Penstemon ‘John Nash’

    Potsize - 1L

    This is the most alluring shade of washed lilac, quite hard to resist. Paler on the inside of the flower and tinged pink on the outside. It has a very long flowering season and is taller and more upright than most Penstemon growing up to 75cm tall by 50cm wide. It is first recorded from Margery Fish's garden at East Lambrook in Somerset in 1986 and is considered by some to be a variant of Penstemon 'Alice Hindley' from which it differs just in its shorter, bushier habit. like all Penstemon, trim very lightly before the Winter and then more strongly when the risk of frosts has passed in the Spring.

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  • Acanthus spinosus Acanthus spinosus

    Potsize - 1L

    (Acanthus caroli-alexandri) . Handsome plants with large shining ornamental foliage. This species has deeply divided glossy dark green leaves. Spires of hooded foxglove-like flowers in a two-toned purple and white. Height 4-5 feet. The foliage of Acanthus spinosus represents a midpoint between the less divided of Acanthus mollis and the extreme of spikiness, Acanthus spinosus Spinossissimus Group.

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  • Nepeta racemosa 'Felix' Nepeta racemosa RCB AM-3

    Potsize - 1L

    This fairly recent introduction has at least three things to recommend it. To start with the flowers are a much richer shade of mauve than the usually found catmint and this plant has gained a reputation for being even freer in its reblooming also. The growth is a little more compact than normal as well, up to 30cm tall and twice as much wide. An ideal plant for edging along paths or beds.
    Discount of 25p per plant for quantities of 3 or over

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  • Fragaria vesca (wild strawberry) Fragaria vesca (wild strawberry)

    Potsize - Plug

    Fragaria vesca, commonly called wild strawberry, woodland strawberry, Alpine strawberry, Carpathian Strawberry, European strawberry, or fraisier des bois. This is our native strawberry. Much smaller than the cultivated varieties with a very running habit. It grows really well in shade where it will produce a steady supply of its really intensely flavoured small fruit. Great for growing somewhere where it can just run wild and free.
    Discount of 10p per plant for quantities of 3 or over, 15p for 10 and over
  • Vinca minor ‘Argenteovariegata’ Vinca minor ‘Argenteovariegata’

    Potsize - 1L

    This is a sweet little Vinca with much to recommend it. The flowers are white with a rosy glow about the throat and the foliage has a pretty variegation. It is fresh green with a yellow edge when young, the edge fading to white as it ages.Discount of 25p per plant for quantities of 3 or over

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  • Vinca minor ‘Atropurpurea’ (‘Purpurea’) Vinca minor ‘Atropurpurea’ (‘Purpurea’)
    RHS AGM

    RHS AGM

    Potsize - 1L

    If you are looking for something a little darker in a Vinca, then this is where to come. It tends to be quite rangey in growth, with plain green foliage, tinted ochre at times. The flowers are a ruby-violet with a pale ring about the eye.Discount of 25p per plant for quantities of 3 or over

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  • Vinca minor ‘Ralph Shugert’ Vinca minor ‘Ralph Shugert’
    RHS AGM

    RHS AGM

    Potsize - 1L

    An excellent variety with abundant blue flowers a good as 'La Grave' and variegated foliage into the bargain. Possibly a little more compact or tight in growth than some of the other varieties, but despite this a great coverer of the ground. Foliage with a clean bright white edge which it keeps all year.Discount of 25p per plant for quantities of 3 or over

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  • Briza media ‘Russells’ Briza media ‘Russells’

    Potsize - 1L

    A pretty quaking grass with tidy mounds of soft glaucous leaves with handsome white edges and striping. In Summer, dainty wands of little dancing lockets are produced which sway in the breeze. Green-white at first and often tinged with pink, the seed heads become golden with age. Semi-evergreen clumps of leaves. Not a very long lived plant but careful regular division can extend its life. Seedlings do not come true. 50-70cm in flower, 30cm in leaf.
    Discount of 25p per plant for quantities of 3 or over
  • Polygonatum odoratum 'Flore-Pleno' Polygonatum odoratum 'Flore-Pleno'
    Good for Bees

    Good for Bees

    Potsize - 1L

    The flowers on this variety are absolutely stuffed with extra petals such that the mouth of each little bell-like flower is completely filled up. The petals are green with a white rim. For me, it's more of a curiosity than a startling beauty, but it had its charm all the same. A little shorter than the other Solomon's Seals. The leaves are all swept back dramatically from the stems in such a way that it always puts me in mind of the Spirit of Ecstasy, the figurine on the bonnet of a Rolls Royce.
    Discount of 25p per plant for quantities of 3 or over

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  • Hesperantha coccinea 'Salome' (Schizostylis) Hesperantha coccinea 'Salome' (Schizostylis)

    Potsize - 1L

    At times 'Salome' can look like a slightly pinker version of H.coccinea 'Major', but later on the petals can reflex beyond flat and the petals take on a satiny coral red colour, streaked with red and also revealing a pale eye. 6.5cm across. Useful if Major is too strident a red for your taste.
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