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Hydrangea Colourant

…coloured flowers depending on the soil pH (acidity of the soil). In acid soils flowers will be blue, while neutral or alkaline soils will encourage pink flowers. Hydrangea Colourant contains aluminium sulphate and iron which will increase the acidity of the soil, turning pink flowered varieties to…  More Info

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Azalea 'Geisha Orange'

…garden shrub. With lush glossy foliage and clusters of vibrant, reddish orange flowers throughout late spring. It thrives on acid soil - if your borders aren?t acidic you can still enjoy it by planting in ericaceous compost in a large pot and always watering with rain water, best collected in…  More Info

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Pieris japonica 'Passion'

…small pink-red flowers. This 'Lily of the Valley Shrub' requires minimum pruning, but it can be pruned to a required size and this will encourage vigorous flowering. It is best grown in borders with acidic soil or patio containers containing acidic (ericaceous)compost. Height and Spread: 2.5m (8').  More Info

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Amelanchier lamarckii

…autumn. It is popular for its magnificent white spring blossom, which appears almost pink alongside the young foliage. Snowy Mespilus as it is commonly known is shown off to best effect in a sunny border. Plant it in slightly acid soil for the best results. Height: up to 12m (39?). Spread: 4m (13?).  More Info

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Rhododendron 'Red & Gold'

…of bright red, trumpet-shaped flowers create a show-stopping contrast with the colourful leaves. This eye-catching dwarf hybrid makes a superb feature plant for an exotic planting scheme on acid soil or grown as an impressive stand-alone specimen plant. Height: 100cm (39). Spread: 150cm (59).  More Info

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Hydrangea 'French Bolero'

…producing flower buds along the length of each stem. H. macrophylla gives it large, colour changing blooms which are pink on alkaline soils and blue in acid soil. Hydrangea 'French Bolero' is a ?must-have? shrub, bringing elegance and beauty to your summer borders. With a neat spreading habit, it…  More Info

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Cranberry 'Early Black'

…popular of Cranberries, cropping from late August. Cranberry 'Early Black' forms a spreading, evergreen bush that is suitable for borders with acid soils or containers filled with ericaceous compost. Bears large, dark red-purple fruit that is packed with Vitamin C. The berries can be eaten straight…  More Info

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Magnolia 'Susan'

…a twist on the petals, giving this a slightly wilder appearance than other Magnolias. This deciduous Magnolia has a good fragrance and prefers acid soil. Height: 4m (12?). Spread: 3m (10?). Culinary information: The young flowers, once separated, can be pickled and then used either on their own as…  More Info

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Azalea 'White Throat'

…This RHS award-winning variety illuminates the late spring garden in May and June. It makes a superb addition to woodland-type borders with acid soil. RHS Award of Garden Merit. Height and spread: 120-150cm (4-5ft). Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than…  More Info

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Azalea 'Knaphill Red'

…from May to June. After flowering the deciduous foliage displays excellent autumn colour before falling. Perfect for woodland borders with acid soil, foundation plantings or containers filled with ericaceous compost. Height and spread: 1.8-2m (5.9-6.5ft). Plant height and spread is seasonal…  More Info

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Blechnum penna-marina

A beautiful, evergreen, ground-covering fern for moist, acid soils. Blechnum penna-marina slowly forms mats of delicate finger-like fronds that emerge in shades of pink, bronze and red before maturing to fresh green. Lovely paired with the young bronze foliage of Epimedium 'Frohnleiten'. This useful…  More Info

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Magnolia 'Yellow Bird'

…flowers, fading to yellowy brown in autumn. Magnolia x brooklynensis 'Yellow Bird' will tolerate sun and part shade if grown in a neutral to acidic soil in a sheltered position. Height: 5m (16'). Spread: 3m (10'). Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a…  More Info

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Clethra alnifolia 'Vanilla Spice'

…shrub for a shady, moist border on acid soil, Clethra alnifolia ‘Vanilla Spice’ provides an abundance of flowers with a sweet clove scent which is irresistible to pollinators. This adaptable plant will tolerate full sun providing the soil is consistently moist, but it is espeically…  More Info

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Crinodendron 'Alf Robbins'

…are produced in abundance over a long period from late spring until autumn. This choice shrub makes a unique feature for a sheltered spot in acid soil where it is bound to attract plenty of admirers! Ultimate height: 4–8 metres (13ft – 26ft). Ultimate spread: 2.5–4 metres (8ft…  More Info

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Clethra alnifolia

…They are followed by dark brown fruits which often persist through winter. Clethra alnifolia is a useful plant for shady woodland borders in acid soil where it will flower abundantly in part shade. The leaves often turn strong shades of yellow in autumn. Height and spread: 1.5–2.5 metres…  More Info

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Clethra alnifolia 'Anne Bidwell'

…especially butterflies. They are followed by dark brown fruits which often persist through winter. A valuable shrub for shady woodland borders in acid soil where it will flower abundantly in part shade. The leaves often turn intense shades of yellow in autumn. Height and spread: 1.5–2.5 metres…  More Info

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Camilla'

…point. The bicolour mophead blooms of Hydrangea macrophylla 'Camilla' are deep pink, edged with broad white margins when grown in alkaline soils. In acid soils the blooms are darker mauve-purple with white edges. This rounded, bushy shrub makes a fine specimen for a patio container, and brings…  More Info

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Blueberry BerryBux®

…plants! Blueberry BerryBux® is perfect as container plant on the patio, balcony, or anywhere where space is at a premium. In areas with acid soils these deciduous shrubs can be planted as a low, fruiting hedge, with the neat, glossy foliage of Box, alongside a bountiful crop of Blueberries.…  More Info

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Andromeda polifolia 'Blue Lagoon'

This dwarf form of native Bog Rosemary enjoys moist, peaty, acid soils and makes a pretty addition to a shady rock garden, a woodland corner or a container filled with ericaceous compost. Andromeda polifolia 'Blue Lagoon' is a very hardy, evergreen shrub that forms dense round cushions of blue-green…  More Info

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Andromeda polifolia 'Compacta'

This dwarf form of native Bog Rosemary enjoys moist, peaty, acid soils and makes a pretty addition to a shady rock garden, a woodland corner or a container filled with ericaceous compost. Andromeda polifolia 'Compacta' is a very hardy, evergreen shrub that forms dense round cushions of green linear…  More Info

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Miss Saori'

…Show Plant of the Year winner is one of the first of a new kind of Hydrangea that isn't affected by soil type - all flowers will stay pink whether you plant in alkaline, neutral or acidic soils. Hydrangea macrophylla 'Miss Saori' is a brilliant feature plant for large patio containers and also makes…  More Info

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Glowing Embers'

…of the garden plants to lose their flowers in the autumn. 'Glowing Embers' has slightly ruffled blue petals when grown in acidic soil and pink petals when grown in alkaline soil. In late autumn the flowers turn a deep maroon colour. Even in early winter the flower heads keep their shape as they die…  More Info

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Lavender 'Phenomenal'

…latifolia blends the best qualities of both parents ? a robust tough Lavender that copes well in colder climates, but also tolerates heat, and even acid soils. The purple summer blooms are richly aromatic, attracting a constant buzz of pollinating insects. This superb shrub is ideal for creating low…  More Info

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Crinodendron 'Ada Hoffman'

…waxy flowers are produced over many months, continuing until the end of summer. A very special and unique plant for a sheltered spot in acid soil. Ultimate height: 4–8 metres (13ft – 26ft). Ultimate spread: 2.5–4 metres (8ft to 13ft) Plant height and spread is seasonal…  More Info

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Blechnum spicant

…with narrow leaflets rise up from the centre. A very pretty and delicate-looking fern for woodland gardens and shady rockeries in positions with acid soil. RHS Award of Garden Merit. Height: 60cm (24in). Spread: 45cm (18in). Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather…  More Info

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Physocarpus opulifolius 'Rubella'

…a great plant for wildlife too. ‘Rubella’ forms a fast-growing, upright, bushy deciduous shrub that thrives in neutral to acid soils. Height: 1.2m (4ft). Spread: 1m (39in). Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size.…  More Info

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Meconopsis 'China Blue'

Meconopsis ‘China Blue’ is a breath-taking perennial that is an absolute must-have for a shady, moist spot in slightly acid soil. Large, saucer-shaped flowers with petals that appear fashioned out of silk crepe, shimmer in an exquisite shade of pale cobalt, perfectly contrasting with the…  More Info

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Hortbux'

…without compromising on flowers! Like many Hydrangeas, ?Hortbux? will vary in colour depending upon the soil pH value. In more acid soils the flower colour will be mauve-blue, whilst alkaline soils produce pink flowers. This hardy deciduous shrub is a versatile choice for hedging or planted in patio…  More Info

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Athyrium filix-femina

…Award of Garden Merit. Fresh green crosiers unfurl into lacy, ladder-like foliage held gracefully in horizontal tiers. This elegant fern prefers acidic soils but adapts to a wide range of conditions in damp, shady areas. Plant Athyrium filix-femina in bold drifts through woodland-type borders where…  More Info

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Hydrangea macrophylla GLAM ROCK 'Horwack'

…Hydrangea macrophylla 'Glam Rock' produces widely different colour tones depending on the soil pH. If the soil is neutral to alkaline (a pH of 7 to 14) then flowers will be more pink-red. In acid soils (pH less than 7) the flowers will tend to be more purple-blue in their colouration, with blooms…  More Info

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Dryopteris erythrosora var. koidzumiana

…koidzumiana is easy to grow in evenly moist soils. It makes a lovely addition to woodland areas grown in groups as groundcover or as a container specimen to brighten a shady corner around the house early in the year. Colour is most intense in acidic soils. Semi-evergreen. Height and spread: 50cm…  More Info

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Azalea 'Sun Star'

…garden from its winter slumber. The foliage turns shades of yellow, orange and red in autumn. A superb addition to woodland type borders in acidic soil. Height and spread: 150cm-175cm (5-5.7ft). Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size.…  More Info

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Osmunda regalis

…when the fronds turn shades of copper. Osmunda regalis makes a statuesque specimen fern for bog gardens and the margins of ponds and streams in acid soils that remain reliably moist. This native fern is becoming increasingly rare in the wild and deserves to be more widely grown. RHS Award of Garden…  More Info

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Blueberry Collection

…and bright autumn foliage make these hardy shrubs a real asset to the garden. Blueberries can be grown in borders on acid soils, or in large patio containers where soils are more alkaline. Height and spread: Up to 180cm (71).* Collection comprises:* Blueberry 'Duke' - A later cropping variety…  More Info

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Crinodendron Trio

Known as the ‘Chilean Lantern Tree’, Crinodendron is an unusual and rare specimen shrub for a sheltered spot in acid soil. Even when not in flower, it makes a handsome feature, forming a large, evergreen shrub clothed in leathery, rich green, narrow leaves. But the real show starts in…  More Info

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Stewartia pseudocamellia

…showy summer flowers and stunning autumn colour. Stewartia pseudocamellia makes an exceptional specimen for a sheltered position in neutral to acid soil. It forms a sturdy shrub or broadly columnar tree, clothed in dark green, finely serrated, ovate leaves. During winter and early spring, an…  More Info

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Leucothoe 'Scarletta'

…shady borders. These lovely shrubs combine beautifully with other evergreens, particularly golden leaved varieties, such as Euonymus. Where the soil is not naturally acidic, you can grow Leucothoe easily in patio containers using an ericaceous compost mix. Height: 1.5m (4'.9). Spread: 2m (6'.5)  More Info

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Amelanchier 'Rainbow Pillar'

…extremely hardy, easy to grow and tolerant of pollution. It delivers multiple seasons of interest and is especially suited to gardens with acid to neutral soil where it develops its best autumn foliage colour. The flowers are popular with pollinators whilst the berries provide a feast for birds,…  More Info

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Bavaria'

…of colour to fading borders. Like all macrophylla varieties, the flower colour will vary depending on the acidity of your soil, becoming increasingly mauve-purple in more alkaline soils. Height and spread: 1.2m (4?). Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than…  More Info

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Hydrangea serrata 'Hydrantea'

…grow and makes a lovely addition to ornamental borders. Its large lace-cap flowers make a showy summer display, ranging from pink to mauve-blue depending on the acidity of your soil. With a neat and compact habit, it is perfect for a lightly shaded border or patio pot. Height and spread: 100cm (39).  More Info

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Hydrangea 'Cloudi'

…as flattened. Instead, they blossom into cloud-like, rounded panicles of white florets which gradually turn pastel blue or pink, depending on soil acidity. This strong-growing hydrangea holds its blooms on sturdy, upright stems which won’t flop after heavy wind and rain. Compact growing, its…  More Info

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RocketGro Ericaceous Compost

…RocketGro soil improver and fresh organic ingredients which maintain an acid pH.* 100% chemical-free and peat-free* 100% Organic - approved by the Soil Association* Ready to plant straight into* The perfect balance of readily absorbed micro nutrients & N:P:K 3-1-2* Full of soil and plant-loving…  More Info

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Ericaceous Compost

…compost when you pot them up. Ericaceous compost has a low, acid pH which allows acid-loving plants to absorb iron and other nutrients properly. In ordinary compost with a higher pH, these vital nutrients become 'locked up' in the soil creating weak, spindly growth and yellowing foliage in…  More Info

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Chempak® Ericaceous Fertiliser

…Directions for use: Chempak Ericaceous Fertiliser is a multifunctional product providing essential trace elements unavailable in high pH soils and an acidifier to lower soil pH, thereby releasing further natural trace elements. The unique lime-neutralising formula combats hard, limey water producing…  More Info

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Tomato 'Sweet Aperitif'

…period, resulting in up to 500 tomatoes - that's about 6kg (13lbs) per plant! These delicious tomatoes have a high sugar content with just enough acidity to create the perfect tomato flavour. Grow Tomato 'Sweet Aperitif' in a greenhouse for the biggest crops, or alternatively a sunny location…  More Info

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Rhubarb Taster's Collection

…season, from the earliest fruiting varieties to the last. This easy to grow vegetable is roundly popular – just ensure you have well-manured soil and plenty of custard! Rhubarb ‘Taster’s Collection’ comprises 3 crowns, 1 of each of the following varieties:* Rhubarb 'Timperley…  More Info

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Lily 'Elegant Joy'

…and August each year. Asiatic lilies are robust, reliable and easy to grow, and provided they have good drainage, are happy in a much wider range of soils than acid-loving oriental lilies. Height: 45cm (18”). Spread 25cm (10”). Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot…  More Info

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Lily 'Freckled Joy'

…and August each year. Asiatic lilies are robust, reliable and easy to grow, and provided they have good drainage, are happy in a much wider range of soils than acid-loving oriental lilies. Height: 45cm (18”). Spread 25cm (10”). Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot…  More Info

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Calluna vulgaris 'Trio-Girls'

…blooms in late summer and autumn. Like many heathers, Calluna vulgaris 'Trio-Girls' enjoy an acid soil, making them perfect for containers and acid beds using ericaceous compost. Where soils are naturally acid, you can enjoy year round colour in rockeries from these low, growing evergreen shrubs.…  More Info

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Leucothoe axillaris 'Curly Red'

…hardy and are ideal for acid-soiled shady borders. They look particularly good when mixed with other evergreen shrubs, such as those the amber-leaved Euonymus. With less acidic soils, you can grow Leucothoe in containers using an ericaceous compost mix. Height: 1.5m (4'.9). Spread: 2m (6'.5).  More Info

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Nurseryman's Choice Pieris

…for planting in patio containers as well as making an excellent border shrub. Pieris plants are best grown in borders with acidic soil or patio containers containing acidic (ericaceous) compost. To allow us to offer you such a good price, we can't take orders for specific varieties, but whatever…  More Info

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blue Danube'

…fact that they are so easy to maintain. They can be planted in sun or shade, in garden borders or in large containers. Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blue Danube' has deep blue flowers when planted in acidic soil. Planting Hydrangeas in alkaline will produce pink flowers instead! Height and spread: 1m (39).  More Info

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Camellia japonica

…of the early spring garden, Camellia japonica delivers exquisite blooms when little else is flowering. Ideal for part shade in borders with acid soil, Camellias are also very happy grown in containers filled with ericaceous compost, providing early colour on the patio. Their glossy leaves form…  More Info

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Bela Collection'

…dark green foliage. Like many Hydrangeas, this striking variety produces different colour tones depending on the soil pH, so be sure to plant blue-flowered plants in acid soil to retain their colour. Hydrangea macrophylla 'Bela Collection' are naturally slow growing with a compact habit. They…  More Info

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Taxus x media 'Hicksii'

…grow unpruned, and forms a majestic, upright conifer with dense foliage. Yews are particularly adaptable, and will thrive in almost any position - from full sun to deep shade, on acid or chalky soils - and can be kept to a manageable size through regular pruning. Height: 8m (25?). Spread: 3m (10?).  More Info

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Norway Spruce

…Spruce is extremely tough, thriving in even the most exposed locations and being a good choice in a shelterbelt or as a windbreak. It has value to UK wildlife, particularly to red squirrels, who eat the cones. Suitable for acidic or neutral soils. Height: 3000cm (1181in). Spread: 900cm (360in).  More Info

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Liquidambar styraciflua

…habit that makes a superb specimen for larger gardens. Although Sweet Gum enjoys an acid or neutral soil, it is particularly useful in tricky chalky areas as it is lime-tolerant, given sufficient depth of soil. Inconspicuous late spring flowers are followed by clusters of fascinating spiky fruits.…  More Info

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Lady Mata Hari Blue' (Royalty Collection)

…that will extend the interest well into winter when other plants are past their best. Plant in containers and lightly shaded borders where these will thrive. As with other Hydrangea varieties the colour tones will differ depending on the acidity of the soil PH. Height and spread: 120cm (48).  More Info

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Amelanchier 'Ballerina'

…extremely hardy, easy to grow and tolerant of pollution. It delivers multiple seasons of interest and is especially suited to gardens with acid to neutral soil where it develops its best autumn foliage colour. Amelanchier 'Ballerina' is one of the first trees to flower in March, when its broad,…  More Info

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Lady Mata Hari Duo' (Royalty Collection)

…Hydrangeas are unique with stunning colour blended blooms. Each flower has a multi-tonal mix of green, white, blue or pink depending on the acidity of the soil. A compact and deciduous shrub that is perfect for planting in a container. 'Lady Mata Hari Duo' is a plant in each of the two colourways,…  More Info

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