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Agrimony

Agrimony

Agrimonia eupatoria

Price: £2.95

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...

Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata Ruby Port

Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata Ruby Port

Columbine

Price: £5.95

A dark, ruby-red double form of Columbine with masses of dainty, nodding flowers above clumps of delicate, lacy foliage from May- August. Will self-seed if allowed. Height 70cm Happy in sun or shade. Read More...

Aster 'Alma Potschke'

Aster 'Alma Potschke'

Michaelmas Daisy

Price: £6.50

Hundreds of small, many-petalled, daisy-like flowers in clusters on bushy, dark green foliage.  Flowers are a really vivid magenta-pink with gold centres and provide a real hit of colour to the border late in the year. One of my absolute favourite Asters.  Loved by butterflies and long-blooming.  Really hardy and easy to grow.  Sun/ part shade. Moist soil. Read More...

Bladder Campion

Bladder Campion

Silene vulgaris

Price: £4.99

So-called because of the distinctive large, pink-flushed, balloon-shaped swellings, behind each of the white flowers. A tall, airy meadow plant which looks so pretty at the back of the border. Height 2-3ft. The flowers have a delicious, clove-like scent and attract butterflies. Prefers a sunny, well-drained site. Young leaves are edible. Flowers May - September.   Read More...

Buddleja davidii 'Harlequin'

Buddleja davidii 'Harlequin'

Butterfly Bush

Price: £6.99

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...

Caltha palustris 'Alba'

Caltha palustris 'Alba'

White Marsh Marigold

Price: £6.45

Clump forming water plant with glossy dark green kidney-shaped leaves and single, bowl-shaped, white flowers with a central boss of yellow stamens.  Height 20cm Flowers Feb-April with a second flush in autumn. Really easy to grow. Perfect for the margins of a pond or stream or in a bog garden. Fully hardy perennial. 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...

Campanula 'Samantha'

Campanula 'Samantha'

Bellflower

Price: £3.50

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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...

Clustered Bellflower

Clustered Bellflower

Campanula glomerata

Price: £4.99

Also known in some areas as 'Dane's Blood', Clustered Bellflower produces masses of deep, violet blue flowers all summer long from June - October. This short, grassland perennial is often mistaken for Gentians in the wild due to its vivid violet flowers. Suitable for naturalizing in woodlands or in a wildflower meadow and should not be underestimated for its ability to bring a vibrant splash of colour to a mixed border. Extremely wind tolerant and will still flower after being grazed by rabbits or deer. Happiest in reasonably well-drained soil in sun or part shade. Forms a really good sized clump over time, sending up multiple stout stems with flower clusters at the top. Really hardy.   Read More...

Comfrey

Comfrey

Symphytum officinale

Price: £4.00

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Common Knapweed

Common Knapweed

Centaurea nigra

Price: £4.95

Also called Black Knapweed, the tightly packed reddish-pink flower heads on erect stalks have the appearance of soft thistles with their distinctive fringed dark brown, knobbly bracts behind the flowers. Flowers are one and a half ins across and appear from Jun - Sep. Happy in dry or damp conditions and though they are a fantastic shot of colour in a wildflower meadow, don't feel you have to limit its use, it also looks great in the border! Read More...

Common Valerian

Common Valerian

Valeriana officinalis

Price: £4.95

This clump-forming hardy, herbaceous perennial has delicately vanilla-scented flowers which attract insect pollinators.  Densely packed, pale pink/ creamy white flat flower heads on tall stems up to 1.5m that bloom from May - Sept. One of the tallest of our grassland flowers, its open, airy habit anf flat flowerheads are reminiscent of Verbena Bonariensis, making it an excellent choice for the border.  This plant prefers a damp site,which makes it perfect for naturalising around ponds or streams or for that unloved, damp patch at the bottom of the garden that you don't know what to do with. A sleeping draught known as Valerian often appears in old crime novels - often used as a convenient way to knock out witnesses or intended victims! ( Wild Thyme do not in any way encourage or condone the misuse of plants! ) Read More...

Dianthus barbatus 'Monksilver Black'

Dianthus barbatus 'Monksilver Black'

Sweet William

Price: £6.50

A compact, evergreen perennial with dark purple, almost black foliage and flat clusters of sweetly clove-scented, dark maroon, almost black flowers in spring and summer. Really easy to grow and care for. Full sun and well-drained. Fully hardy perennial. Makes excellent cut flowers and a dramatic addition to a herbaceous border. Height 1ft / 35cm Loved by bees. Read More...

Dropwort

Dropwort

Filipendula vulgaris

Price: £4.95

This downland version of Meadowsweet has delicate, fern-like foliage which forms a neat, basal rosette. Flowers are more open, cup-shaped, often from scarlet-streaked buds in clusters on tall, slender, reddish stems. Flowers are sweetly scented and bloom from May – August. Happy in sun or part shade in any well-drained soil. Will tolerate dry conditions. Found wild on steep banks and thin soils. Unlike Meadowsweet, this plant will not like waterlogged soils. Very pretty in a meadow. Will tolerate regular mowing. Read More...

Field Scabious

Field Scabious

Knautia arvensis

Price: £4.95

The tallest of our native Scabious, growing up to 1 metre in height, it flowers all Summer long from July to October providing high quality nectar for bees and butterflies. The leaves are an important food source for the caterpillars of the rare Chalkhill Blue butterfly. The flowers are like flat, pin-cushions surrounded by a delicate frill of soft mauve petals. Field Scabious is part of the Teasel family, so leave some flowers to go to seed to feed the finches in winter. An essential ingredient if planting a Wildflower meadow or for giving a light, airy cottage garden feel to the border. Happy in any reasonably well-drained, sunny site but, dislikes very acid soils. Read More...

Francoa 'Rogerson's Form'

Francoa 'Rogerson's Form'

Bridal Wreath

Price: £6.50

A new and impressive form of this easy perennial for dry shade. Shorter at around 30cm (1ft) with the flower spikes and with much darker, almost magenta-pink flowers on upright stems with starry markings on the petals. Large, ruffled, evergreen leaves make attractive groundcover for an inhospitably shady spot in the garden. Extremely easy to grow and not fussy about soil type or conditions. Makes excellent cut flowers. Read More...

Geum 'Prinses Juliana'

Geum 'Prinses Juliana'

Avens

Price: £6.50

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Gift Certificate (£10)

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Gift Certificate (£15)

Price: £15.00

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Gift Certificate (£25)

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Greater Knapweed

Greater Knapweed

Centaurea scabiosa

Price: £4.95

Big reddish-purple solitary flowers with long spiky outer petals and blackish-brown knobbly bracts up to 1m tall. This a truly striking plant and an excellent addition to both a meadow or the herbaceous border. Attractive to bees and butterflies. It prefers poor, lime-rich soil but, from experience, it will survive anywhere with reasonable drainage and full sun. Read More...

Hemerocallis 'Catherine Woodbury'

Hemerocallis 'Catherine Woodbury'

Daylily

Price: £6.50

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Hemerocallis 'Gentle Shepherd'

Hemerocallis 'Gentle Shepherd'

Daylily

Price: £6.50

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Hemerocallis 'Marion Vaughn'

Hemerocallis 'Marion Vaughn'

Daylily

Price: £6.50

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Hemerocallis Stella D'Oro

Hemerocallis Stella D'Oro

Day Lily

Price: £6.50

Stunning exotic-looking blooms in a velvety orange-yellow 2.5" across. They look gorgeous set against the backdrop of strappy, bright green leaves. Beautiful soft fragrance. A lower growing form of Day Lily ( height up to 40cm ), Stella D'Oro is a compact and vigorous, clump-forming perennial which is extremely hardy and easy to grow. As its common name might suggest, each flower last only a day but, they are frequent, profuse and long-flowering and the foliage remains looking handsome throughout. Flowers from Mid-Summer right up to the first frosts of Winter. Extremely wind tolerant so great for coastal gardens or particularly exposed sites. They prefer a moist soil and are excellent for planting beside a pond or stream. Prefers full sun or light shade for optimum flowering. RHS - AGM Royal Horticultural Society - Award of Garden Merit. Read More...

Iris 'Quechee'

Iris 'Quechee'

Tall Bearded

Price: £6.99

Large, chocolate-orange  scented flowers!  Rich mahogany-red falls , golden yellow beard and dusky mahogany-pink standards.  The overall effect is warm and softly rusty. Flowering profusely from May-June.  Subdued but, delicious. These stunning irises look fabulous amongst pastels.  Prefers an open, sunny position and good drainage.  Dig in a little grit when planting in moister soils to improve winter drainage. Read More...

Iris 'Tinkerbell'

Iris 'Tinkerbell'

Dwarf Bearded Iris

Price: £6.50

Large, soft lilac-blue flowers, with deeper blue markings on the falls, and white beards, in late spring. April – May. So pretty at the front of a border or in a rockery in full sun and reasonably well-drained soil. Fully hardy. Green-grey sword shaped leaves.  Height 20 -30cm (1ft) Read More...