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Achillea 'Credo'

Achillea 'Credo'

Yarrow

Price: £6.50

Huge, creamy yellow, plate-like flowerheads on tall, stiff stems from June – August.  Drought tolerant, fully hardy and extremely easy to grow. Height 60 cm (2ft) Would prefer a well-drained site in some sun.  Attracts butterflies, hoverflies and other pollinators. Fully hardy, clump-forming perennial with attractive, fern-like foliage. Read More...

Achillea 'Paprika'

Achillea 'Paprika'

Yarrow

Price: £6.50

Huge, plate-like flowerheads of bright scarlet, fading paler with age on tall, stiff stems create a pretty two-tone effect mid-border. This pretty Achillea is long-blooming (from June to September) and cutting spent flower heads down to ground level will encourage even more flowers. Attractive grey-green, fern-like foliage is aromatic (as are the flowers). Flowers are self-supporting and well-suited to windy and exposed sites. Drought tolerant, fully hardy and extremely easy to grow. Would prefer a well-drained site in some sun. Ideal for planting amongst grasses in a prairie-style planting scheme and excellent for adding soft colour to the late summer border. Attracts butterflies. Read More...

Achillea 'Summer Fruits Salmon'

Achillea 'Summer Fruits Salmon'

Yarrow

Price: £6.50

Huge, plate-like flowerheads of salmon pink, through orange and cream on tall, stiff stems create a pretty two-tone effect mid-border. This pretty Achillea is long-blooming (from June to September) and cutting spent flower heads down to ground level will encourage even more flowers. Attractive grey-green, fern-like foliage is aromatic (as are the flowers). Flowers are self-supporting and well-suited to windy and exposed sites. Drought tolerant, fully hardy and extremely easy to grow. would prefer a well-drained site in some sun. Ideal for planting amongst grasses in a prairie-style planting scheme and excellent for adding soft colour to the late summer border. Attracts butterflies. Read More...

Achillea 'Terracotta'

Achillea 'Terracotta'

Yarrow

Price: £6.50

Huge, plate-like flowerheads of terracotta orange, fading to a soft, creamy yellow on tall, stiff stems create a pretty two-tone effect mid-border. This pretty Achillea is long-blooming (from June to September) and cutting spent flower heads down to ground level will encourage even more flowers. Attractive grey-green, fern-like foliage is aromatic (as are the flowers). Flowers are self-supporting and well-suited to windy and exposed sites. Drought tolerant, fully hardy and extremely easy to grow. would prefer a well-drained site in some sun. Ideal for planting amongst grasses in a prairie-style planting scheme and excellent for adding soft colour to the late summer border. Attracts butterflies. Read More...

Achillea Summerwine

Achillea Summerwine

Yarrow

Price: £6.50

Clump-forming perennial with an upright habit boasting large, loose, flat heads of rich crimson,wine-red flowers with a white eye which fade to buff pink, giving a soft, two-tone effect. Dark green divided foliage is evergreen. Flowers are excellent for cutting, long lasting and suitable for drying. As with all Yarrows, its flowering period is satisfyingly long (June - September), making it a must in any garden. Easy to grow and care for. Happy in exposed, windy sites. Loved by bees and other pollinators. Prefers some sun though will tolerate part shade. RHS - AGM Royal Horticultural Socity - Award of Garden Merit Read More...

Actaea simplex 'Pink Spike'

Actaea simplex 'Pink Spike'

Baneberry

Price: £10.99

A new variety with scented, pale pink, bottle brush flower spikes, which look gorgeous against the dark, purple- black foliage.   Attracts bees and butterflies. Fully hardy, clump-forming perennial. A really dramatic and pretty plant for moist shade. Autumn flowering. Read More...

Actaea simplex (Atropurpurea Group) Brunette

Actaea simplex (Atropurpurea Group) Brunette

Bugbane (syn. Cimicifuga)

Price: £9.99

A beautiful architectural perennial producing foot long, slender flower spikes of fragrant white flowers flushed with pink. A really stunning contrast to the dark, purple/bronze foliage. The small white flowers in late summer and early autumn have prominent stamens, giving them a soft, fluffy appearance. The flowers are then followed by clusters of colourful berries (not edible). This woodland perennial thrives in damp shade and is perfect for the back of a shady border. Prized for its late flowering period (September-October) and wonderful as a foliage plant throughout the spring and summer months. Fully hardy. Read More...

Agrimony

Agrimony

Agrimonia eupatoria

Price: £2.95  £2.00
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Bright yellow flowers are produced on long, slender spikes from June - September on this graceful, hardy perennial. Perfect for naturalising under trees or in a meadow, the erect nature of this plant makes it equally suitable for the border. The favourite food of several 'Skipper' butterflies. Used by ancient Britons as an antiseptic and general tonic, why not try infusing the flowers in boiling water and use as a gargle to treat throat infections! Read More...

Alecost

Alecost

Tanacetum balsamita , Costmary

Price: £5.00

A herb that was introduced to England in the 16th century, Alecost has grey-green mint scented leaves that can be used to make a delicious tea or raw as a salad leaf. Small, yellow button flowers in summer make it a pretty addition to a traditional kitchen garden or herb bed. Culpepper's herbal mentions Alecost as a very popular herb used to treat the liver. It is also traditionally used to flavour ales (hence it's name). It was also used as an insect repellent by the Victorians who would put sachets of Alecost leaves in wardrobes to keep clothes moths at bay. Delicious with butter and new potatoes. Happy in any soil in sun or part shade. Read More...

Allium tuberosum

Allium tuberosum

Garlic Chives, Chinese Chives

Price: £3.50

Sometimes called Garlic Chives or Chinese Chives, these plants are a relative of ordinary chives and are just as easy to grow. Edible and with a delicious, slightly sweeter, mild garlic flavour, they are the perfect addition to the herb or kitchen garden. The flowers are delicious in salads and the leaves have a wide variety of culinary and medicinal uses being antibiotic, rich in vitamin C and useful for helping to reduce cholesterol. This plant should not be overlooked for its ornamental qualities though, large white umbels of starry flowers, 2 - 3" across, look stunning planted amongst border perennials and will seed themselves around if allowed. Can improve the scent of roses if planted nearby and a spray made of the leaves can help protect against potato blight. Invaluable! Flowers June-August. Adored by bees. Happy in any soil type with reasonable drainage. Prefers sun but, will tolerate shade. Read More...

Alpine Catchfly

Alpine Catchfly

Lychnis alpina

Price: £3.25

This pretty little native is extremely rare in Britain but makes the perfect choice for a rockery or the front of a border. Neat clumps of grassy foliage are topped by lollipop clusters of bright magenta flowers on sticky stems (fun for kids!) May – July Foliage is evergreen. Would prefer a sunny, well-drained site. Fully hardy. Read More...

Aquilegia 'Winky Red and White'

Aquilegia 'Winky Red and White'

Columbine

Price: £4.50

Upright facing, wine-red and white double flowers are borne in profusion from mid-spring to early summer on sturdy stems. A compact plant with attractive, divided, blue-green fern-lke foliage. Completely hardy and incredibly easy in any soil and in any situation. The most florific Aquilegia. Perfect for use in containers or brightening up a border.   Read More...

Aquilegia Winky Series 'Purple/White'

Aquilegia Winky Series 'Purple/White'

Columbine

Price: £4.50

An unusual columbine with upward-facing, two-tone, deep purple and white blooms above delicate, fern-like foliage. Produces masses of flowers on sturdy, compact plants which are mildew resistant. Flowers well into the summer. (March - June) An ideal plant for brightening up a shady spot.  Makes excellent cut flowers. Happy in any soil. Fully hardy. Height 35cm (1ft) Read More...

Arbutus unedo

Arbutus unedo

Strawberry Tree

Price: £15.99

A delightfully unusual evergreen rounded shrub or small tree for spectacular late Autumn / early Winter interest in the garden. Masses of white, urn-shaped flowers tinged with pink are gorgeously honey-scented and hang in large clusters from the branches in the Autumn. They are perfectly set off against the backdrop of glossy, dark green leaves. The flowers don't turn into strawberries until the following year but, are well worth the wait as the striking scarlet fruits look simply stunning amongst the following years flowers and really lift the spirits at an otherwise drab time of year. These tempting looking round, strawberry-like fruits are edible but, the flavour is pretty insipid. Far better to leave them for the birds to enjoy. Fairly slow growing it may reach 3m after 15yrs. Very hardy down to temperatures of -15C once established. However, young plants will require some Winter protection (horticultural fleece or straw). Happy in any soil but, will establish more readily if given a good helping of well-rotted compost or manure when planting. Dislikes extremely acid soils. As its flowering and fruiting all happen late in the year, it makes an ideal framework for a not too vigorous Summer-flowering climber.   Read More...

Asarina procumbens

Asarina procumbens

Trailing Snapdragon

Price: £6.00

An attractive, evergreen, trailing perennial with softly hairy, heart-shaped leaves. It forms a rounded mat with lots of large, primrose yellow flowers 3.5cm long with a deep yellow throat and purple veining. Flowers are lightly scented and keep going all Summer long. Excellent groundcover for shade or for trailing over rock gardens or raised beds. Easy to grow in any well-drained soil in either sun or shade. A slightly more unusual plant and something you definitely won't find in your local garden centre! Read More...

Asphodeline lutea

Asphodeline lutea

Jacob's Rod / Yellow Asphodel

Price: £6.99

Grass-like mounds of slender, grey-green foliage send up numerous tall, stiff spikes of fragrant, bright yellow starry flowers up to 1m high from June - September. The pretty yellow flowers are then followed by shiny globular green seeds. A meditteranean native, Asphodelines are built to withstand Summer droughts and will positively thrive in the very driest parts of your garden. Statuesque, scented and evergreen. A beautiful border perennial. Fully hardy once established but, protect young plants if planting out in Autumn. Prefers a sunny and well-drained site. Dig in a good helping of grit when planting if worried about drainage. Read More...

Aster 'Ada Ballard'

Aster 'Ada Ballard'

Michaelmas Daisy

Price: £6.50

Clump forming perennial with dark green leaves and large dark, lavender-blue, double flowerheads in abundance from August – November.  Perfect at the back of the border for colour late in the year. This is a lovely tall purple aster with really sturdy stems and really big, dense, daisy flower heads that make a real impact in the autumn garden.  Height 80cm  Excellent cut flower. Happy in sun or part shade and really easy to grow and care for. Read More...

Autumn Hawkbit

Autumn Hawkbit

Scorzoneroides autumnalis (syn. leontodon autumnalis)

Price: £4.99

Attractive yellow, dandelion-like flowers grow in loose clusters and are slightly smaller and more delicate than their thuggish cousins. June- October. A useful indicator of old meadows, Autumn Hawkbit is perfect for growing in a wildflower meadow that you are establishing or for growing in a flowering lawn. It will tolerate mowing and grazing, still flowering but, at a much lower height. Rosette-forming with long, toothed leaves, a long-lived, hardy perennial, similar to Catsear and not to be confused with Rough Hawkbit. Height 15cm - 50cm (6" - 18") - depending on whether plants are grazed or mown during the growing season. Happy in any soil in full sun or partial shade. Fully hardy. Read More...

Betony

Betony

Stachys officinalis

Price: £4.99

Also known as Bishop’s Wort, a pretty, long-lived perennial of meadows and open woodland forming stout clumps. Pretty reddish-purple lipped flowers are held aloft on sturdy   spikes from June-Sept.   Ht 60cm Much revered by herbalists such as Culpeper as a cure-all. Happy in sun or part shade and w ill tolerate regular mowing making it a perfect choice for a flowering lawn or meadow. An excellent nectar source for bees and butterflies.   Read More...

Bird's-foot Trefoil

Bird's-foot Trefoil

Lotus corniculatus

Price: £2.99

Birdsfoot Trefoil gets its name from the clusters of cylindrical seed pods that resemble a bird's pronged feet. Its common name - Eggs and Bacon refers to the sunny yolk-coloured flowers, bursting forth from red-streaked buds. It flowers enthusiastically from May to September and is often grown by beekeepers as a good source of nectar late in the summer when pollen and nectar are scarce. It forms extensive carpets in meadows and on sea cliffs and its low, creeping nature makes it ideal for a wild lawn or wildflower-rich bank. Depending on local conditions and how regularly it's mown, its height varies between 10-40cm. Happy and utterly hardy in all but the most acidic and infertile soils. Prefers an open, sunny site. Read More...

Bloody Cranesbill

Bloody Cranesbill

Geranium sanguineum

Price: £4.99

Vivid magenta pink flowers are a real burst of colour at the front of a border or edging a path. Attractive dark green, deeply divided leaves form soft mounds and are the perfect foil for the brightly coloured flowers which smother the plant throughout the Summer. Extremely easy to grow and happy in any reasonably well-drained soil, in even very exposed sites, in sun or part shade. Excellent rockery or groundcover plant. Read More...

Buddleja colvilei

Buddleja colvilei

Butterfly Bush

Price: £10.00

An exotic and unusual looking Buddleja with semi-evergreen foliage and large, pink, trumpet-shaped flowers in dense panicles from June-September. The largest flowers of any hardy Buddleja. Really impressive and more manageable than other varieties. Prefers a sunny, well-drained site. Protect from hard winters in first year. Read More...

Buddleja davidii 'Dartmoor'

Buddleja davidii 'Dartmoor'

Butterfly Bush

Price: £8.99

This unusual Buddleja produces massive, multiple, fan-like, purple flower spikes that have a huge impact in the garden. We've never seen a Buddleja with bigger flowers! Huge purple 'bunches' of flowers on arching stems on this medium-sized, deciduous shrub. Flowers from mid-summer to early autumn are extremely attractive to butterflies. Prefers a fairly sunny, well-drained site but, like all Buddleja's, they're really tough and will certainly tolerate partial shade too. Prune hard in Spring to encourage new growth and even more flowers! Extremely easy to grow and care for. Fully hardy. RHS - AGM Royal Horticultural Society - Award of Garden Merit Read More...

Buddleja davidii 'Harlequin'

Buddleja davidii 'Harlequin'

Butterfly Bush

Price: £8.99

This variegated form of Buddleia Royal Red with its spectacularly fragrant, rich red-purple flower plumes has the added attraction of cream coloured margins to its fresh green leaves. Fully hardy and renowned for a continuous display of flowers from July to September. Like all Buddleias it does best in a well-drained soil in full sun but will grow in most situations. Prune in March. Any stems reverting to plain green should be cut out to maintain the variegation. Adored by butterflies. Read More...

Buddleja davidii Royal Red

Buddleja davidii Royal Red

Butterfly Bush

Price: £8.99

Gorgeous deep bright magenta red flowers with orange centres in dense clusters, are honey-scented and are guaranteed to make a real impact in a sunny border. A fully hardy, deciduous shrub with arching stems. Flowers from July- September and the plumes can be huge! - Up to 50cm (20") long.  Prune back hard in Spring to encourage new growth and even more flowers! Extremely attractive to butterflies. Extremely easy to grow and generally trouble free, though as with all Buddlejas it would prefer some sun. RHS - AGM Royal Horticultural Society - Award of Garden Merit Read More...

Caltha palustris 'Flore Pleno'

Caltha palustris 'Flore Pleno'

Double Marsh Marigold

Price: £6.50

Giant, golden yellow, double buttercup flowers. Perfect for brightening up a bog garden or the shallow water margins of a pond, lake or stream where the bright yellow blooms look incredible reflected in the surface of the water.  Bright green, kidney shaped leaves provide a good contrast in form with reeds and water irises. Height and spread 30-50cm.Flowers March - JuneHappy in full sun or part shade. Read More...

Campanila punctata rubriflora

Campanila punctata rubriflora

Bellflower

Price: £6.50

Large, impressive, reddish-purple bells dangle from slender stems above this otherwise unassuming perennial in summer.  Flowers are often spotted or mottled cream.  Fully hardy. Height 45cm (18”) Would prefer a well-drained site in full sun. Read More...

Cephalaria gigantea

Cephalaria gigantea

Giant Scabious

Price: £6.50

Pale, primrose yellow pin-cushion flowers are extremely long lasting on tall, sturdy stems, lending an airy feel to the back of a herbaceous border. This relative of our native Scabious is a delightful, cottage garden perennial forming stout clumps of deeply divided, dark green leaves. Its long, branching stems give it a delicate, informal feel, perfect for a 'wild' garden or amongst grasses in a prairie planting scheme or simply as a contrast to more solid, blocky plants such as clipped yew. Flowers early summer. May require some staking. Prefers full sun. Fully hardy.   Read More...

Chicory

Chicory

Chicorium intybus

Price: £4.95

A really interestingly architectural plant for those looking for some contrast to the softly rounded mounds of the summer border. This stiffly branched perennial grows to a height of 120cm and has beautiful pale, sky-blue flowers in the axils of the upper stems. Eat the flowers in summer salads or use the roots to make your own wartime coffee!! Flowers July - Oct. Read More...

Chimonanthus praecox

Chimonanthus praecox

Wintersweet, Japanese allspice

Price: £7.99

Unusual, waxy, claw-like yellow flowers, stained purple-red inside, cover the bare branches of this hardy, deciduous shrub in the very depths of winter. Best planted near the house or a path so that its wonderful rich, spicy scent can be appreciated. Prefers a sunny spot and flowers best with the shelter of a south-facing wall or fence. Happy in any well drained soil. Loved by flower arrangers, a couple of stems of Wintersweet will quickly fill a room with fragrance. Eventual height 4m and spread 3m. Wonderful for bringing a much-prized splash of colour to the garden during the darkest months of the year. Flowers December - February. Fully hardy.   Read More...