We are a family-run plant nursery based near Southampton in Hampshire offering an interesting range of perennials, grasses, ferns and shrubs, including some more unusual varieties or plants new to the UK market, all at affordable prices. All our plants are grown peat-free in 2 litre and some in 1 litre pots with 12-14 month slow-release fertiliser and, other than a few more tender specimens, are overwintered in the open. We can deliver locally by our own transport and send plants by courier delivery throughout most of the United Kingdom. You can keep up to date with our latest news here.
Some highlights of the plants we grow are shown below - to see the full range, choose a category from Our Plants. We hope you like them as much as we do.
Rob & Joanna
READY EARLY SUMMER. A clump-forming perennial with long greyish-green grassy leaves with cream stripes. Sounds rather dull, but it certainly isn’t, as over a long period from midsummer into autumn elegant stems bear clusters of fragrant starry flowers in a fetching shade of pinky mauve. Full sun. Tolerates dry soils. 18-24 in. 2 litre pot.
An evergreen rosette of blue–green leaves with creamy white margins which turn pink in the colder months and, in summer, clusters of silvery blue spiky flowers on sturdy, intensely blue stems. From a sport discovered in Cornwall a few years ago and possibly the most striking variegated plant you’ll ever see! Give it some sun. Tolerates dry soils. 2 feet....
MORE COMING SOON. A real rarity and a spectacular one, at that: this is a large plant with glossy leaves rather like a yucca and, in summer, tall shocking pink stem from which dangle red cylindrical bells tipped with green. Quite unlike anything else seen in your average garden! Likes the sun. Fertile well drained soil. 4-5 ft. in flower. 2 litre pot.
There are other variegated polemoniums out there, but this is the best. With creamy white edges to the leaflets, it looks terrific all season (with some pink hints in cool temperatures). But when the pale lavender blue flowers are added to the mix – wow! Sun or semi-shade. Moist but well drained soil. 12 to 15 in. 2 litre pot.
From the United States, where it is known as the sweet pepper bush, this delightful variety is more compact than the species (C. Alnifolia) at about 3 feet high and wide. The glossy greeen foliage is nice, but its big moment is those 6 weeks in mid to late summer when it is covered in white flower spikes like so many clove-scented candles. Sun or...
READY SUMMER 2015.An uncommon and highly desirable low growing evergreen shrub with maroon-tinted leaves and plummy pink new growth. When the spidery bright pink flowers appear in spring and again later in the year, it is quite unlike anything else! Sheltered spot. Moist but well drained soil.
Probably the best in this new series of compact red hot pokers, this one - true to its moniker - produces a succession of reddish orange pokers with bases in a yummy vanilla shade. It will do this over an extended period from mid-summer to autumn, much longer than traditional varieties. Nice elegant grassy foliage, too. Likes some sun. Moist but well...
SORRY, CURRENTLY SOLD OUT. A tall and stately plant with dark foliage, bronzy purple in hue, on strong wine purple stems. Liking it so far? Gets even better in late summer and early autumn, when umbels of creamy pink flowers join the display. Sun or semi-shade. Most soils. 4 feet + 2 litre pot.