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Penstemon smallii

This lovely species penstemon is ideal for naturalistic planting. Flowering earlier than border hybrid penstemons, Penstemon smallii also has larger, broader leaves that become flushed with reddish bronze over winter. In late spring and early summer, striking deep purple-bronze stems bear showy…  More Info

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House Plants Hanging Mixed

…will alter according to season and availability. Listed below are some of the plants which could be included: Aeschynanthus marmoratus (Lipstick plant) - trailing stems of glossy, spear-shaped leaves in mottled shades of bright and dark green, with reddish purple undersides. Clusters of tubular…  More Info

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Grape 'Beta'

…large lobed leaves providing shade and privacy as well as lovely autumn colour. Season: Mid-season Height of cordon trained vine: 1.8m (6'). Spread of cordon trained vine: 1.5m (5'). Untrained plants may reach up to 8m (26'). Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years. Estimated time to best…  More Info

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Grape 'Chasselas Ros''

…their large lobed leaves providing shade and privacy as well as lovely autumn colour. Season: Late Height of cordon trained vine: 1.8m (6'). Spread of cordon trained vine: 1.5m (5'). Untrained plants may reach up to 8m (26'). Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years. Estimated time to best…  More Info

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Grape 'Supaga'

…their large lobed leaves providing shade and privacy as well as lovely autumn colour. Season: Early Height of cordon trained vine: 1.8m (6'). Spread of cordon trained vine: 1.5m (5'). Untrained plants may reach up to 8m (26'). Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years. Estimated time to best…  More Info

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Grape 'Cardinal'

…large lobed leaves providing shade and privacy as well as lovely autumn colour. Season: Mid-early Height of cordon trained vine: 1.8m (6'). Spread of cordon trained vine: 1.5m (5'). Untrained plants may reach up to 8m (26'). Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years. Estimated time to best…  More Info

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Petunia 'Lavender Blush'

Petunia ‘Lavender Blush’ comes in a lovely soft pastel shade that harmonises beautifully with other cool colour schemes. The lavender-purple flowers are adorned with white edges and a contrasting deep purple centre. ‘Lavender Blush’ is equally charming on its own or combined…  More Info

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Ageratum houstonianum 'Timeless Mixed'

…supported on tall stems that make this half hardy annual just perfect for cutting. Ageratum houstonianum 'Timeless Mixed' is ideal for filling gaps in borders, adding height and texture to informal planting schemes. A lovely addition to cottage gardens and wildlife borders. Plant it with Bupleurum…  More Info

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Foxglove 'Dalmatian Mixed'

Foxgloves are a classic plant of the 'Country Garden' and loved for their high towers of cone shaped flowers, that look spectacular in garden borders. Foxglove 'Dalmatian Mixed' are hardy biennial and grow well in full sun, or partial shade, flowering between May and July. These beautiful digitalis…  More Info

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Cotoneaster adpressus 'Little Gem'

…banks that are impractical to manage with planting that needs more attention. It's not just green foliage as Cotoneaster brings 3 points of interest through the seasons, there are small white flowers in the summer followed by red berries that birds love and then the foliage bows out in shades of red…  More Info

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Dryopteris sieboldii

…flat, leathery leaves of a blue/green shade that are distinct from the feathery fronds of other Dryopteris. Useful for creeping over rocks and woodland edges and provides an effective textural contrast to other varieties as part of a fern collection. Looks lovely with the delicately veined leaves of…  More Info

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Meconopsis 'Union Jack' Collection

plants for you for a striking display in your summer border: Meconopsis napaulensis will bring the deep red hues to your display, sitting atop tall stems and flowering from late spring through to early summer. This unusual shade on a Himalayan poppy is well worth trying for and we are positive that  More Info

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Narcissus 'Cornish Rosemoor Gold'

…bright shade of citrus yellow from the tips of its petals to the crimped edges of its trumpets! What could be cheerier on a sunny spring day? This Jonquilla daffodil boasts a lovely fragrance and multiple blooms per stem. It?s no surprise then, that it also makes a fabulous cut flower. Plant it in…  More Info

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Chionodoxa Mixed

…and will happily naturalise in lawns, rockeries, or in the dappled shade beneath trees and shrubs. In time, Chiondoxa ?Mixed? will multiply to form carpets of starry blooms that will increase in size and intensity. Height: 15cm (6). Spread: 8cm (3). Useful links: How to plant bulbs, corms and tubers  More Info

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Blechnum penna-marina

…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 plant will even tolerate full shade. RHS Award of Garden Merit. Height and spread: 30cm (12in). Plant height and spread…  More Info

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Rose 'Phyllis Bide' (Rambling)

…flowers creating that quintessential, relaxed cottage garden style. Its slender, flexible branches are not too thorny making it easier to prune. Tolerant of both poor soil and partial shade it can even be grown on a north-facing wall. Height: 4.5m (15ft). Spread: 2m (6.5ft). Plant height and spread…  More Info

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Lobelia siphilitica Alba

loving Lobelia siphilitica f. albiflora 'Alba' is a handsome, statuesque plant that grows happily in sun or semi shade. This tall perennial makes a lovely addition to moist borders and bog gardens, or planted in the shallowest margins of ponds. Height: 120cm (47). Spread: 30cm (12). Planting depth:…  More Info

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Lobelia siphilitica Blue

…siphilitica is a handsome, statuesque plant that grows happily in sun or semi shade. This tall perennial makes a lovely addition to moist borders and bog gardens, or planted in the shallowest margins of ponds. Height: 120cm (47). Spread: 30cm (12). Planting depth: Zones 1 & 2 to 5cm (2) below water…  More Info

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Aglaonema Christina

…house plant. The broad, sword shaped leaves form a neat and tidy plant with a slow growth rate that won?t get out of hand. Originating from the tropical rain-forests in Asia, it will certainly appreciate a warm room. Aglaonema 'Christina' has variegated silvery-green leaves that will create a lovely  More Info

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Quince 'Vranja' (patio)

…tree has beautiful rounded silver leaves and pretty green-pink flowers in spring. followed by large, fragrant, pear shaped fruits that ripen to a lovely shade of yellow. The fruits can be harvested from October. Freshly picked quinces are bitter and inedible, but soften when cooked to make…  More Info

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Chamaedorea metallica in hydro pot

…Pot. These ingenious pots contain an inbuilt reservoir and a water meter to show when the plant needs watering. No need to worry again about when to water your plants, or waste money on plants that you have killed through incorrect watering! Suitable for home or office, this mess-free, soil-less…  More Info

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Guelder Rose (Hedging)

Guelder Rose (Hedging) is a lovely hedge for cottage gardens, and informal gardens. Although it has rose in its name, the flowerheads that bloom in May and June more resemble Hydrangea flowers. The clusters of snowball flowers, of early summer, are followed by glossy, red berries in autumn, as the…  More Info

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Erysimum 'Trio'

…your garden in spring, continuing for weeks until late summer. Each flower changes colour as it matures, morphing through various shades so that at any one time plants are covered in blooms at various stages, creating a stunning tapestry of bicoloured racemes. The fragrant flowers are held just…  More Info

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Prunus laurocerasus 'Rotundifolia'

…fragrant flowers provide food for bees in April. Dark, cherry-like fruits that are also loved by wildlife follow in summer, turning from red to black as they ripen. Growing well in dry shade as well as full sun, this plant requires little maintenance, and being a more compact variety, it is…  More Info

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Lamium maculatum 'Pink Pewter'

…summer with salmon pink flowers that pollinating insects will love. Due to the vigorous nature of its spread Lamium maculatum 'Pink Pewter' is the perfect choice for woodland and wildlife gardens, rockeries and borders where shade may be an issue for other plants. Height: 10cm (8). Spread: 60cm…  More Info

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Hydrangea quercifolia 'Ruby Slippers'

…leaves turn lovely shades of red and purple in the autumn. A tough and versatile deciduous shrub for mixed borders that offers multiple seasons of interest. Height: 1.2m (4ft). Spread: 1.5m (4.9ft). Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size.…  More Info

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Dryopteris erythrosora var. koidzumiana

that transition to glowing shades of pink, gold and copper before maturing to green. This graceful fern forms clumps of triangulate, glossy fronds that are slenderer and more regular than the species. Dryopteris erythrosora var. koidzumiana is easy to grow in evenly moist soils. It makes a lovely  More Info

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Jasminum x polyanthum 'Starry Starry Summer Night'

…Night' makes a lovely climber for a sheltered, sunny position. Perfect for enclosing a seating area where you can enjoy its exquisite fragrance on a warm summers evening. Height and spread: 300cm (118). Grow Jasmine plants on in warm frost free conditions until large enough to plant outdoors. After…  More Info

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Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'

…container arrangements, the foliage makes a lovely contrast to lime green foliage plants. However, its lovely summer foliage is not Forest Pansy’s only asset – in autumn it has another treat in store - the leaves bursting into fiery shades of orange and crimson. Cercis ‘Forest…  More Info

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Lily 'Freckled Joy'

…Joy’ is a spectacular Asiatic lily boasting large blooms in a beautiful shade of pale peach, with a yellow streak to the centre of each petal and a smattering of dark freckles. With short, sturdy stems that are ideal for pots yet still fantastic for cutting, ‘Freckled Joy’…  More Info

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Begonia Tuber Collection

…double flowers in a boisterous array of shades that jostle for attention in containers, beds and borders. With weather resistant blooms, these long-lasting tuberous begonias will keep flowering well into autumn ? long after most summer-flowering plants have faded.* Begonia ?Double Flowered Mixed?…  More Info

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Acer Bold Duo

…character to Japanese planting schemes and rockeries, but also make a fine container tree and add a lovely splash of colour to mixed borders. The delicate foliage of these Acers are susceptible to sun scorch and wind burn, so they are best planted in a sheltered, lightly shaded position. Height and…  More Info

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Metal Raised Modular Planter

…lightweight, it is made to last, produced in weatherproof hot-dipped galvanised zinc steel and finished in a lovely shade of hunter green. An additional feature is a rubber edging safety band that prevents sharp edges and finishes it off nicely. This metal raised bed will provide the perfect base at…  More Info

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Zinnia elegans 'Queeny Mixed'

…in shades of cocoa brown before gradually fading to lime green, providing an amazing overall two-tone display. A real gem in the garden with a cut-and-come-again nature, which means that you can snip stems to enjoy in the home all through the summer too. To top it off, these sun-loving plants are…  More Info

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Heucherella 'Tapestry'

…late spring to summer, tall, airy stems support small, bright pink flowers that create wispy veils of colour, brightening shady spots. Excellent in groups drifting along border edges or underplanted around larger plants and shrubs, it associates beautifully with other shade-loving perennials. Great…  More Info

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Quince 'Leskovac' (Patio tree)

…a neat dwarf habit that makes it perfect for small gardens and patio containers. Like its larger cousins, Quince 'Leskovac' is clothed in beautiful rounded silver leaves and pretty green-pink flowers in spring. The fragrant, pear shaped fruits that follow ripen to a lovely shade of yellow, and can…  More Info

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Ultimate Winter Bedding Collection

…five popular varieties. These hardy, reliable bedding plants will fill your beds, borders and containers with dark evergreen foliage from autumn onwards. When the flowers of our Ultimate Winter Bedding Collection appear, you can be sure that the coldest months are drawing to a close. A kaleidoscope…  More Info

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Acer Collection

…character to Japanese planting schemes and rockeries, but also make a fine container tree and add a lovely splash of colour to mixed borders. The delicate foliage of these Acers are susceptible to sun scorch and wind burn, so they are best planted in a sheltered, lightly shaded position. Acer…  More Info

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Hosta 'Giant Leaved Mix'

…particularly showy foliage, that will create an unforgettable display. With a dense, clump forming habit, these hardy perennials will spread to create superb ground cover for those challenging shaded areas of the garden. Ideal for the front of borders or planting into patio containers. They bring…  More Info

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Pyracantha 'Orange Glow'

…with shiny orange-red berries that provide valuable winter food for wild birds. This versatile hardy shrub makes a fabulous, low maintenance specimen for growing against walls and fences in almost any aspect from full sun to shade. Height and spread: 250cm (98). Plant height and spread is seasonal…  More Info

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Carex testacea 'Prairie Fire'

…A lovely accent for gravel gardens, edging borders or cascading from winter containers, thriving in full sun or part shade. Height and spread: 50cm (20in). Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered…  More Info

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Evergreen Patio Shrub Collection

…perfect backdrop to colourful summer plants. This superb collection includes varieties with a range of beautiful foliage colours that can be used for groundcover, hedging, structural planting or as single specimens. All are robust and dependable varieties that will even cope with difficult growing…  More Info

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Geranium phaeum 'Joseph Green'

…naturalistic look that complements cottage-style landscapes and its deeply-lobed foliage provides attractive, weed-suppressing groundcover all season. Height: 90cm (36in) Spread: 45cm (18in). Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The…  More Info

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Dryopteris filix-mas 'Cristata'

…and shade-loving plants. Deciduous to semi-evergreen. RHS Award of Garden Merit. Height: 60 - 90 cm (24-35in). Spread: 45 - 60 cm (18-24in). Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary…  More Info

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Nurserymans Choice Astilbe

…specific varieties, but whatever we decide to send, you won't be disappointed. Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication…  More Info

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Perennial Pollinator Collection

…Coreopsis are reliable perennials that are easy to grow, low maintenance and will grow in most soil types and environments. 'Golden Joy' is a compact, mounding variety with masses of golden yellow blooms from June right through to September. It looks fabulous planted towards the front of borders or…  More Info

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Distylium myricoides 'Blue Cascade'

…Cascade' is a sun loving, hardy shrub that will also tolerate partial shade, so it is useful in almost any part of the garden. Early spring sees the dark red petal-less flowers opening along the arching stems to add rich colour when it is needed in the garden. An easy to keep plant, the Blue Leafed…  More Info

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Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Orange Rocket'

…to lovely shades of plum and purple. Small yellow flowers appear in spring, emitting a subtle honey fragrance. This handy ornamental shrub has a columnar, upright habit and requires little maintenance or trimming. These plants can be trained as a hedge or grown as an upright specimen plant; their…  More Info

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Astilbe chinensis 'Mojito'

…both elegant and refined. This hardy perennial enjoys those damp, shaded spots in the garden where many plants struggle to grow. With a free-flowering habit, you can expect early summer blooms that will illuminate shaded borders, creating a lovely focal point. Height: 50cm (20). Spread: 45cm (18).  More Info

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Clematis 'Caroline'

…or planted near a wall or fence for it to climb up. It looks lovely alongside a white or pink climbing rose. It is of course the perfect plant gift for any Caroline in your life, or a much loved Caroline that you would like to remember. Height: 2m (6'). Spread: 1m (3') Pruning group: 2. Plant height…  More Info

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Polyanthus 'Firecracker'

…(9). Garden Ready Plants - If you?ve fallen behind with your planting or if greenhouse space is limited, we can help you catch up with our garden-ready plug plants. These sturdy plants are larger than other plugs so they can be planted straight out in the garden provided that there are no forecasts…  More Info

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Blues Colour Collection

…free-flowering and very winter-hardy violas that will give months of colour from spring to autumn. This reliable perennial has a neat, uniform habit that is perfectly suited to hanging baskets, window boxes and containers. Thrives in sun or part shade in moist but well-drained soils. Height: 20cm…  More Info

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Sweet Pea Duo

lovely summer display. Height: 180cm (71). Spread: 30cm (12). This sweet pea duo comprises: Sweet Pea Mixed Porlock is particularly eye-catching for its wide, maroon-pink standard petal that rises like a sail above the cluster of contrasting purple wings. Sweet Pea 'Three Times As Sweet' with shades  More Info

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Dicentra spectablis 'Valentine'

…it?s no surprise that this graceful plant is known as Bleeding Heart. In April and May each year, the flowers of Dicentra spectabilis ?Valentine? hang in rows from arching red stems above finely cut leaves. Given moist and fertile soil and dappled shade, this lovely plant will reward you with…  More Info

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Snowdrop + Daffodil Duo

…understated elegance. These native beauties love to shelter in dappled shade at the base of trees and shrubs, but look equally any home in an alpine garden, or naturalised in grass. Why not try them in window boxes and containers as part of a mixed planting scheme. Versatile and vigorous, they will…  More Info

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Golden Yellow Tones Colour Collection

…attractive dead nettle is a great plant for tricky spots in dry shade. Its ideal conditions are moist but well-drained soil in partial or deep shade. Height: 15cm (6). Spread: 60cm (24).* Salvia officinalis ‘Icterina’ – a stunning variegated sage that provides year-round colour,…  More Info

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Helleborus 'Frostkiss Glenda?s Gloss'

…woodland gardens and shaded borders interplanted with other early spring flowerers and bulbs where they will provide a valuable source of nectar for early emerging insects. They also make charming patio plants for winter containers. Height and Spread: 60cm (24”). Plant height and spread is…  More Info

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Spiraea japonica 'Nana'

…backdrop of toothed, green foliage, which takes on fabulous autumn shades. Spireas are popular, deciduous shrubs, that are loved by pollinating insects, and 'Nana' has been awarded a coveted RHS AGM. Easy to grow, and resilient, plant this shrub in the wildlife garden, or a sunny border. Height:…  More Info

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Spring Bulb Bundle

…fragrance. This choice snowdrop loves to shelter in dappled shade at the base of trees and shrubs, but looks equally at home in an alpine garden, or naturalised in grass. Height: 30cm (12). Spread: 10cm (4). Snowdrop bulbs are ideal for autumn planting. For spring planting choose snowdrops in the…  More Info

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Ultimate Bulb Collection

…fragrance. This choice snowdrop loves to shelter in dappled shade at the base of trees and shrubs, but looks equally at home in an alpine garden, or naturalised in grass. Height: 30cm (12). Spread: 10cm (4). Snowdrop bulbs are ideal for autumn planting. For spring planting choose snowdrops in the…  More Info

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