'Great plants - well grown, securely packed
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A family business since 2003
based in Hampshire
We grow our plants in a peat free medium
and without use of chemicals
Plants are grown and supplied in
2 litre & 1 litre pots
Thank you so much for the lovely plants which arrived this
afternoon, all so beautifully packed and most in bloom.'
Specialists in varieties new to the
Danny Boy, our French Briard, playing with
plantpots in the snow. He likes to meet
visitors to the nursery.
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AND HOPE YOU HAVE BEEN TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE LONG SUMMER EVENINGS TO ENJOY YOUR GARDEN. We are a family-run plant nursery based near Southampton in Hampshire offering an interesting range of perennials, grasses, ferns and shrubs for your garden, 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. Buy our plants online and have them delivered to your door by 24 hour courier throughout mainland UK. Or visit us and see for yourself what we grow. 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. PS Photos above were taken by Joanna.
Rob & Joanna
Another fabulous shrub from Chile, and a real show-off of a plant, brought to this country in the mid 19th century. Crinodendron is commonly called the lantern tree on account of the clusters of pendant urn-shaped flowers which are a brilliant carmine red and dangle from long stalks from early to mid-summer. The dark green foliage is narrow, glossy and...
There are other variegated polemoniums out there, but this is undisputably the best of the lot. 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, seemingly hovering around the clump of foliage – wow! Sun or semi-shade. Any...
A splendid specimen plant with something to offer all season: the large crinkled fingered leaves à la horse chestnut are tinged reddish bronze in spring and autumn, and in early to mid-summer the tall plumes of soft cherry pink flowers on vivid red stems will certainly demand your attention. Quite fabulous in every respect. Sun or semi-shade. Moist soil....
Each flower lasts only one day – hence the name Day Lily – but the large exotic looking flowers just keep on coming throughout the summer months. It should be compulsory for every garden to have at least one of these wonderful plants. centres and a green throat. Fabulously dark and brooding. Full sun. Any reasonable soil. 24 in. 2 litre pot.
Looking like something from another planet, Podophyllum Spotty Dotty is a singularly outlandish shade lover that will happily lurk in a corner of your garden. Semi-evergreen, the new foliage emerges like little parasols in spring, developing into large flat lobed leaves spotted (as you might have figured) with rusty chocolate markings. Showy deep red...
The ultimate in architectural plants, with huge palmate leaves with claw-like lobes. Quite extraordinary. White flowers in the autumn, too. By nature a woodlander, so doesn't want to be in too exposed a position. We find it very hardy down in the south, but it will regrow from the base if cut down by hard frosts. Any well drained soil. 6 feet plus. 2...
Definitely one for the chocoholic, but you don't need to be addicted to the cocoa bean to appreciate this truly individual rose. The buds open orangey russet then develop into richly scented double blooms in a distinctive smoky light chocolate colouration. And it's a floribunda so flowers right through the season. Delicious, we say. Good shape and disease...
Probably the best of the bunch in this new series of compact red hot pokers, this one - true to its rather lengthy 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...
A very special Jacob's Ladder, this one. A compact plant, forming a neat mound of the usual ferny fingered foliage, from late spring onwards, short upright stems holding clusters of clear blue flowers which are unique within the genus in being fragrant. Very, very nice indeed. Semi-shade preferred. Any reasonable soil. 15 in. 2 litre pot.
READY LATER IN THE SEASON. From the United States, where it is known as the sweet pepper bush, Clethra Ruby Spice is an absolute stunner of a shrub. The glossy green foliage is nice enough, but its big moment is those 6 weeks in mid to late summer when it is covered in deep pink flower spikes like so many clove-scented candles. Quite extraordinarily...
READY LATER IN THE SEASON. A real rarity and a spectacular one, at that: this beschorneria forms a rosette of long pointed glossy leaves rather like a yucca and, in summer, throws up tall shocking pink stems from which dangle red cylindrical bells tipped with green. Quite unlike anything else seen in your average garden! Likes the sun. Fertile well...
Rare and exquisitely beautiful. Abutilon Red Tiger is unquestionably the choicest of flowering maples with its bell shaped red-veined orangey yellow flowers dangling among the rather jagged foliage from long lax branches, like so many delicate Tiffany lampshades. Give it a sheltered spot, possibly against a wall, and it will flower almost constantly from...
SORRY, CURRENTLY SOLD OUT FOR THE SEASON. Jade Frost (cracking name!) presents 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 one of the the most...
Clive Greaves, splendid fellow that he is, sports beautiful large lavender blue flowers with a distinctively ruffled appearance which float on long stems all summer long and will attract butterflies to your garden. An old variety but still at the top of his game, though hard to find these days. Likes full sun. Any well drained soil. 18 in. 1 litre pot.
FOR COLLECTION OR LOCAL DELIVERY ONLY DUE TO SIZE. This is the giant summer hyacinth – a plant that definitely has the ‘wow’ factor. The tall sturdy flower spikes bear in late summer up to thirty lightly scented pure white bell shaped flowers with serrated edges amid long strap-like leaves. You can’t miss it wherever you put it in your garden. Sun or...
Echium Russicum is an uncommon and unusual plant, totally hardy despite its exotic looks, which has whorls of long lance-shaped dark green leaves and through the summer produces numerous long flowering spikes in a stunning deep russetty red hue. Full sun. Well drained soil. 20 in. 2 litre pot.
For semi-evergreen groundcover or the rock garden, you can’t do much better than this plant with its dark green toothed foliage and, for weeks on end, soft apricot-yellow flowers with crimson centres held on prostrate stems. Vigorous spreading habit. Sun or semi-shade. Any well drained soil. 6 in. 9cm pot.
We like agastaches for their highly aromatic leaves and long flowering period. Red Fortune is a bushy upright plant with spikes of deep reddish pink flowers from midsummer through to the frosts. Best in full sun. Any well drained soil. Relatively compact at 2 feet. 1 litre pot.
SORRY, CURRENTLY SOLD OUT FOR THE SEASON. A delicate and very lovely plant, suited to a woodland setting, and all too rarely seen, despite its evident charms. The mid-sized palmate leaves are rather maple-like and form a healthy clump, then in late summer tall slender stems bear flared pendent waxy primrose-yellow flowers. Partial shade. Moist fertile...
READY LATER IN THE SEASON. Mondo grass (where did that name come from?) is not in fact a true grass, but an evergreen clump-forming perennial that looks like one. Handsome virtually black leaves are complemented in summer by tiny purplish white flowers, followed by black berries. Adorable and seemingly indestructible. Any reasonable soil. Sun or...
In our opinion, definitely the best of the dark leaved cultivars. The virtually black foliage is delicately dissected so it does look like filigree lace (we find people often confuse it with an acer). When the flattish heads of delicate pink flowers appear in summer, it’s quite perfect. Keep it pruned to the size you like. Sun or semi-shade. Any...
SORRY, CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK. We have been growing this for a quite a few years, but it remains a real rarity on the horticultural scene. An upright woody stem carries large rather cabbage-like clusters of silvery foliage (evergreen), festooned in summer by highly scented pure white flowers. Sunny spot. Any reasonable soil. 2 ½ feet. 2 litre pot.
The best way to describe this splendid plant is as Thalictrum Delavayi on steroids. Same clusters of tiny pearl-like buds that open to lilac flowers with striking yellow anthers, rather coarser foliage and altogether a larger and more muscular specimen. Nice dark purple stems. Sun or semi-shade. Rich moist soil is best. To 5 feet. 2 litre pot.
This is a primula that is certainly a bit different, with whorls of flowers atop sturdy stems that are quite a vivid lime green lightening to yellow centres. And you can enjoy this distinctive pleasure from early spring into summer and beyond. Indeed Francisca seems to want to flower all year round. Likes some shade. Moist soil. 10 in. 9cm pot.