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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.
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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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  • 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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  • Primula vulgaris subsp. sibthorpii Primula vulgaris subsp. sibthorpii

    Potsize - 9cm

    Primula vulgaris subsp. sibthorpii. (Primula acaulis subsp. rubra) These Primroses looks for all the world like our native Primrose which the fairies have painted pink. Their habit and flower shape are just the same but this subspecies hails from the eastern mediterranean and grows in similar shadier and cooler conditions to those that we associate with our own wild primrose. The flowers are usually purplish pink or rosy red and can flower from February to April.
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  • Reineckea carnea Reineckea carnea
    Good for Bees

    Good for Bees

    Potsize - 9cm

    Reineckea carnea. It may be hard to believe that this plant belongs to the same family as asparagus, agaves and Hostas as it is such a modest little plant producing mats of lily like pale apple green foliage. It is very useful for shady evergreen groundcover, contrasting with bolder foliage of cyclamen, arum or epimedium. In flower it resembles a pink lily of the valley, but these are shyly produced unless grown in sun, where its understated charms are more likely to be eclipsed by more flambouyant brethren.
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  • Viola 'Baronne Alice de Rothschild' Viola 'Baronne Alice de Rothschild'

    Potsize - 9cm

    Viola 'Baronne Alice de Rothschild' ( violet ). For the most part this variety is very similar to our native Viola odorata, though it does have particularly richly coloured flowers and reliably a very good scent.
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  • Potsize - 9cm

    Viola 'Cordelia' ( violet ). A lovely blush pink violet with a darker 'horn' and stronger rose shading on the reverse. Relatively large wide open flowers. Good scent.
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  • Viola odorata 'Mrs R Barton' Viola 'Mrs R. Barton'

    Potsize - 9cm

    Viola odorata 'Mrs R.O.Barton'. Bred by Windward Nurseries in 1930. Large white flowers flecked with purple on long stems. A vigorous form creating carpets of heart-shaped leaves and generous quantities of variously spotted and streaked flowers. In cooler weather the purple seems more intense and can even give the petals a watercolour wash of purple. Medium scent. When I was a girl I had a small white, 3-sided bottle of violet perfume on my dressing table - the scent always takes me right back
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  • Viola 'Reine des Neiges' Viola 'Reine des Neiges' ( violet )

    Potsize - 9cm

    Viola 'Reine des Neiges' ( violet ). ('Queen of Snow') This variety is for the most part pure white on neat compact plants, though early on flowers can have a distinctive blue rinse. This is one of the longest flowering violets and has a good scent. Clive Groves assumes this violet to be a sport of Konigin Charlotte as it takes on the characteristic upward facing flowers typical of the Quatre Saison type.
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  • Potsize - 9cm

    Viola riviniana Purpurea Group ( Viola labradorica ). This is an excellent edging plant, its dark purple leaves forming an excellent foil for its own violet flowers as well as those of many other perennials. It spreads well to cover the ground and I've seen it looking lovely running along the base of a wall and along the edges of a set of stone steps. This is the dark purple leaved form of our native wood violet. It is easily pleased and will grow in sun or shade in a wide range of soil types.
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  • Viola 'Melanie' Viola 'Melanie'

    Potsize - 9cm

    Viola 'Melanie'. (Viola 'Katja'). It's hard to resist the charm ( and perfume ) of the humble viola. But if you are looking for something a bit different, forget papal purple, this Viola is the richest Catholic Bishop Pink you'll come across. Deep and extravagant with a delightful silver edge. It is floriferous, doesn't fade and has an intoxicating fragrance. i couldn't resist it - the colour stands out so zingingly.
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  • Viola odorata 'Alba' Viola odorata 'Alba'

    Potsize - 9cm

    The pure white form of the sweet violet. Whilst also known as the wood violet or English violet, it is not native to Britain, but of Europe and Asia. However it has such a long history of cultivation it might as well be ours. In all ways it is the same as the wild form, good scent and spreading habit, just with flowers in a clean crisp white.
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  • RHS AGM

    RHS AGM

    Potsize - 9cm

    Convallaria majalis. Lily-of-the-Valley. One of those perennials that really needs no introduction. It is native to Britain and is particularly common on Lime rich soils, growing thick tangled mats of root in woodland situations. Each node produces two broad leaves in the middle of which nestle the stiff little spikes hung on One side with little fragrant white bells, Each with a narrowed frilly opening like an old-fashioned maids bonnet. Lily-of-the-Valley is easily grown and adaptable and particularly suited to leaving alone in difficult dry situations where It will happily carpet and provide fragrant little posies Each Spring
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  • Cyclamen coum - pewter leaf Cyclamen coum
    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 come in a range of colours from white through pink to deep magenta, always with a darker blotch at the mouth of the paler eyes. 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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  • Cyclamen hederifolium Cyclamen hederifolium

    Potsize - 3.5 inch round

    Cyclamen hederifolium heralds the onset of Autumn when its charming pink or white reflexed flowers push their way above ground in late August. Cyclamen hederifolium is the easiest species to grow as it will withstand extreme cold and frozen conditions but also high summer temperatures when it is protected by its dormancy. They thrive in poor soil, make good companions to bulbs and will thrive anywhere that offers quick drainage and reasonable light (not overshadowed) when in leaf through Winter. The leaves make wonderful ground cover in many situations but especially in difficult dry areas under trees. They have wonderful marbled patterns and form close knit mats of thick textured ivy-shaped leaves, often with lovely purply reverses. The leaves arrive shortly after the flowers (in September) and persist through the dullest months until Summer heat drives them into dormancy. Discount of 25p for 3-9 plants, 30p for 10 or more Our plants are grown from seed collected from a variety of plants in the garden, (they are not collected from the wild), and are therefore a mixture of leaf patterns and flower colours.

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  • Viola 'Amiral Avellan' Viola 'Amiral Avellan'

    Potsize - 9cm

    Rich deep magenta with a satin sheen, deep purple reverse and purple buds. Long stems and a floriferous nature make for an excellent display. The scent is very strong and sweet.
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  • Viola 'Fred Morey' Viola 'Fred Morey'

    Potsize - 9cm

    Similar in colour to Sultan but tending more towards magenta with less violet flushing, just violet veining. The flowers are more rounded as well with a strong scent. A strong vigorous variety named after a former seedsman from CW Groves and Son.
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  • Viola 'Lavender Lights' Viola 'Lavender Lights'

    Potsize - 9cm

    A compact variety with quite squat flowers, as wide as they are tall. The flowers are pink to pale pastel lavender with a very neat, well defined set of bee guide lines in the throat making a dark eye. Good scent.
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  • Cyclamen hederifolium Cyclamen hederifolium white

    Potsize - 3.5 inch round

    These are plants we have selected out from the main batch which we know are pure white. Cyclamen hederifolium heralds the onset of Autumn when its charming pink or white reflexed flowers push their way above ground in late August. Cyclamen hederifolium is the easiest species to grow as it will withstand extreme cold and frozen conditions but also high summer temperatures when it is protected by its dormancy. They thrive in poor soil, make good companions to bulbs and will thrive anywhere that offers quick drainage and reasonable light (not overshadowed) when in leaf through Winter. The leaves make wonderful ground cover in many situations but especially in difficult dry areas under trees. They have wonderful marbled patterns and form close knit mats of thick textured ivy-shaped leaves, often with lovely purply reverses. The leaves arrive shortly after the flowers (in September) and persist through the dullest months until Summer heat drives them into dormancy. Discount of 25p for 3-9 plants, 30p for 10 or more Our plants are grown from seed collected from a variety of plants in the garden, (they are not collected from the wild), and are therefore contain a mixture of leaf patterns.

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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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  • Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae

    Potsize - 1L

    Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae. ( Mrs Robb's Bonnet' ) Excellent ground cover; even for dry shade. Dark glossy rosettes are a tidy pleasure all year. The flowers in spring are a glowing limey green cylinder of outward looking saucers which persists for ages and then dry a lovely russet. A good Cut and dried flower. HARMFUL IF EATEN. SKIN/EYE IRRITANT. Originally brought back from Turkey by Mary Anne Robb, a Victorian traveller, in her hat box. HARMFUL IF EATEN. SKIN/EYE IRRITANT
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  • Erigeron-karvinskianus (Crazy daisy) Erigeron karvinskianus