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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...

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...

Angelica 'Ebony'

Angelica 'Ebony'

Angelica sylvestris

Price: £6.00

This stunning, architectural perennial has an upright habit and sultry, dark purple foliage. The leaves flush dark green in high summer and provide the perfect foil for other plants. Huge, show-stopping pink umbels of Cow Parsley-like flowers on strong stems make a real statement in the border from July- August. Prefers full sun and moist soil. Cut back flower heads before they set seed to ensure plant comes back the following year. Alternatively, allow to self seed and enjoy multiple replacements. Fully hardy. Read More...

Arbutus unedo

Arbutus unedo

Strawberry Tree

Price: £9.99

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...

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...

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...

Buddleia colvilei 'Kewensis'

Buddleia colvilei 'Kewensis'

Butterfly Bush

Price: £8.99

An exotic and unusual looking Buddleja with semi-evergreen foliage and large red, trumpet-shaped flowers in dense panicles from June-Sept. The largest flowers of any hardy Buddleja. Really impressive and more manageable than other varieties. Prefers a sheltered, sunny spot. Protect when young. Read More...

Buddleja alternifolia

Buddleja alternifolia

Weeping / Fountain Buddleja

Price: £8.99

A beautiful weeping Buddleja with masses of lavender-blue flowers on slender, gracefully arching stems. Flowers from July- September. 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. Fully hardy. RHS - AGM Royal Horticultural Society - Award of Garden Merit Read More...

Buddleja colvilei

Buddleja colvilei

Butterfly Bush

Price: £8.99

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: £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...

Buddleja loricata

Buddleja loricata

Butterfly Bush

Price: £8.99

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Campanula takesimana 'Elizabeth'

Campanula takesimana 'Elizabeth'

Bellflower

Price: £6.50

Large, pinky-maroon, nodding flowers on slender stems.  Blooms June-August.  Forms a really good clump with lots of flower stems.  Excellent cut flowers.  Easy in any soil in sun/part shade.  Height 50cm (18”) Read More...

Campanula glomerata 'Caroline'

Campanula glomerata 'Caroline'

Clustered Bellflower

Price: £6.95

Large two-tone, domed clusters of lavender-blue flowers flushed with pink from May- July. Flowers are held on sturdy, leafy stems above rosettes of heart-shaped, soft green leaves.  This hardy perennial prefers a well-drained position in sun or partial shade. Campanula 'Caroline' forms a good sized clump approx 60cm (2ft) wide. A fairly new variety and still relatively unknown, these unusual, bruised-looking blooms always create a stir on the nursery when in flower. Attracts bees and other pollinators. 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...

Clethra alnifolia Pink Spire

Clethra alnifolia Pink Spire

Summersweet, Sweet Pepper Bush

Price: £8.99

Very fragrant, shell pink bottlebrush flowers up to 6" long attract butterflies and fill the garden with perfume for weeks in late summer and early autumn. A deciduous, bushy shrub with glossy, dark green leaves and good autumn leaf colour (a wonderful soft yellow) that can eventually reach heights of 2.5m/ 8ft but, which can be pruned to maintain a more compact shape and size. Prefers a light, slightly acid soil in sun or part shade but, will tolerate alkaline, heavy clay, wet, drought and deep shade and will still flower well, making this an excellent bet with our currently desperately unpredictable weather and a good choice for those new to gardening or just with new gardens. Read More...

Comfrey

Comfrey

Symphytum officinale

Price: £4.00

Everyone should have some Comfrey growing in their garden! This plant has so many uses and is absolutely invaluable for using on the compost heap or as a plant fertiliser. Large hairy oval leaves and tubular nodding flowers in bi-coloured shades of pink, purple and blue in summer. Comfrey is very deep rooted and harvests nutrients from deep in the ground, bringing them to the surface via its leaves. These leaves can then be harvested and used on the compost heap as an activator to speed up the composting process, enriching the heap at the same time. Alternatively, use as a mulch around young vegetable plants. The leaves act as an effective slug deterrent and weed suppressant and rot quickly providing a good food boost around the roots of greedy veg plants such as tomatoes. An excellent liquid plant feed can be made by filling an empty water butt with comfrey leaves and then covering with water. The resulting mixture should then be left to stew for two weeks until the leaves rot down. The stench is appalling but, the resulting feed is an excellent organic feed for use on vegetables, roses etc. Use dilute at a ratio of 1:10.We use it on the nursery here as it is ideal for giving container plants a boost during the growing season. The long tap roots and slightly invasive nature of this plant mean it is best to place it in an unloved corner where it can sprawl. We grow a large stand of it near the compost heap so that harvested leaves can just go straight in. Leaves can be harvested several times in a season.  Incredibly easy to grow in any soil ( water well until established) in sun or part shade. Fully hardy. Available as good sized, open ground plants. Read More...

Common Toadflax

Common Toadflax

Linaria vulgaris

Price: £4.95

A feature of the late-summer countryside, these are no shy and retiring types. Pale lemon flowers with an orange throat, like miniature snapdragons, in extremely dense spikes give serious impact from June, right through to October when most other things are turning up their toes. Blue - green leaves give a good contrast amongst other plants. Adored by bumble bees. Plant in groups for an even bigger wow! 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...

Cytisus battandieri

Cytisus battandieri

Pineapple Broom

Price: £10.99

The Pineapple Broom is a fabulously exotic-looking, fully hardy, semi-evergreen open shrub or small tree from Morocco. Large conical clusters of gorgeous, lemon yellow pea-shaped flowers appear from early to mid-Summer and have an amazingly rich, pineapple scent. The flowers look stunning against the silver grey foliage which has a silky sheen. Looks great trained against a sunny wall where its Laburnum-like foliage looks particularly striking framed by brick or stonework. Prefers a sunny, well-drained, sheltered site. Height 3-4m but can be pruned to maintain a more compact size. Prune after flowering to maintain a good bushy shape, taking care not to cut into old wood. Generally trouble-free. The perfect plant if you're looking for something a little unusual to wow Summer visitors to your garden. RHS - AGM Royal Horticultural Society - Award of Garden Merit Read More...

Dianthus carthusianorum

Dianthus carthusianorum

Carthusian Pink

Price: £6.50

Flat clusters of small, single, vivid magenta pink flowers are held on slender stems from July to Sept. above mounds of grey- green, grassy foliage.  Flowers are slightly fragrant and are followed by attractive black seedheads.  Perfect in meadows or for giving an airy feel to borders. Use as an attractive and less fussy alternative to Verbena bonariensis.  Height 60cm (2')  Fully hardy.  Sun, well-drained. Read More...

English Mace

English Mace

Achillea ageratum

Price: £4.95

Sturdy clumps of narrow, aromatic, toothed green leaves which are excellent for use in stews, salads and potato salads. Topped by delicate clouds of small creamy, daisy-like flowers in Summer which are long-lived and the plant may bloom well into the Autumn. The flowers are ideal for cutting and drying.  Stiff stems require no staking and make this an ideal plant for height in exposed and windy sites. Drought resistant. Fully hardy perennial. Leaves of this plant added to the compost bin will speed up the process (much like comfrey but, far less invasive) and the phosphorous, calcium and silica exuded by its roots will help improve the health of surrounding plants in the garden. Flowers attract hoverflies and ladybirds.   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...

Geranium maculatum 'Espresso'

Geranium maculatum 'Espresso'

Cranesbill

Price: £6.50

A great clump-forming perennial for shade. large, loose mounds of deeply divided chocolate brown foliage provide the perfect foil for the delicate, pale pink, cup-shaped flowers that float above the leaves in loose clusters from mid-late spring. Great in woodland or for softening the edges of paths and borders, the unusual reddish, coffee stained foliage makes other blooms appear to glow against it. Looks particularly good with apricots and lime greens. As with all geraniums, happy in any soil in sun or part shade and will tolerate reasonably deep shade but, at the expense of some flowers. Fully hardy Read More...

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Gift Certificate (£10)

Price: £10.00

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Price: £15.00

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Price: £25.00

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Hedysarum coronarium

Hedysarum coronarium

French Honeysuckle

Price: £6.50

Huge, red, clover-like flowers spikes are sweetly scented on this unusual and highly prized shrubby perennial. Attractive pinnate foliage is silver edged and silver backed and forms on strong, well branched stems. Also known as French Honeysuckle, the richly scented, exotic-looking, pea-like flowers are nectar-rich and attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Reaches a height of approx 3ft (90cm) and is stunning at the back of a border amongst tall perennials. Prefers a moist site in sun or partial shade in any soil. Short lived (four or five years). Hedysarum coronarium is, as the flowers would suggest, a legume (like peas or beans),as such it can be used as a soil improver as it fixes nitrogen from the air into the soil.This will in turn feed and improve the flowering and health of surrounding plants and when it finally turns up its toes, will leave the soil nice and healthy for the next round of planting. Read More...

Helleborus orientalis 'Double Queen Mixed'

Helleborus orientalis 'Double Queen Mixed'

Christmas Rose

Price: £5.95

Large nodding, ruffled blooms with speckled petals in a range of colours from soft rose pinks, deep maroons, slate blues, yellow-greens and creamy whites. This really beautiful winter-flowering plant begins blooming in mid-winter as temperatures plummet and brings a welcome splash of colour to the garden at its most barren time of year. Excellent for naturalising under trees and perfect for a shady border. Hellebores will thrive in brighter conditions but, really come into their own in quite deep shade where nothing much will grow and where their large, showy blooms are even more appreciated.Mounds of glossy, dark greeen, evergreen foliage make this a handsome addition to a border year-round. Easy and trouble free. Forms good, large clumps over time which can be divided. Makes excellent cut flowers and flowers can be dried too. Fully hardy in even the most severe winters. n.b Plant supplied will be only one of the colours listed above. We cannot specify a particular colour, Read More...

Hemerocallis 'Coming up Roses'

Hemerocallis 'Coming up Roses'

Daylily

Price: £6.50

This unusual Daylily bears pretty, rose-pink, exotic- looking blooms that are softly fragrant on tall, sturdy stems from June - September. These are real show-stoppers in the border and though each flower last only a day, they keep throwing up new flowers for weeks on end. Strappy bright green foliage forms sturdy clumps and is semi-evergreen. Incredibly easy to grow on any site in any soil. Flowers are edible too. Read More...