biennials, bulbs, climbers, exotics, ferns and trees. Native trees are
also available at the nursery.
Some plants available
by mail order, call to discuss prices and details.
Acer buergeranum - Trident Maple
Small tree with dark
green three lobed leaves and good autumn colour.
Acer rubrum - Red Maple
Fast growing American
maple with shiny deep green, silvery backed foliage which turns a good
red in autumn. Red flowers and fruits on mature trees.
free flowering form of the strap leaved and large flowered agapanthus.
Good in containers, easily over-wintered under glass.
warscewiczii - Mask flower
A bushy annual with brilliant red flowers. Best in sun and sheltered situation.
Height to 50cm. Price code O7
scolopendrium - Hart's tongue fern
Evergreen fern with leathery leaves. Enjoys semi-shade and moist but well-drained
soil. Height to 20cm
leaved begonia with masses of small orange flowers throughout summer.
Can make impressive pot plant. Happy outdoors during summer but protect
from harsh winds. See above for winter treatment.
A herbaceous bushy clematis which will ramble within the border. Small
tangutica 'Sun Star'
Easy, vigorous climber with yellow bell-like flowers followed by fluffy
seedheads which persist throughout the winter. Prune in spring as necessary.
Delicate climbing clematis with fragrant small purple-blue flowers during
major 'Purpurescens' - Honeywort
An annual, with unusual glaucous foliage and small blue, bell-like, flowers.
Self seeds freely. Height 60cm. (Seeds can be collected and sown the following
year, in April, where they are to flower. Seeds are ripe when black.)
coelestis 'Sleeping Beauty' - Day flower
Half-hardy perennial with vivid blue flowers, each lasting a day, borne
in profusion all summer. Can survive mild winters or lift and store crown.
Price code O7
Variegated dogwood with brilliant red stems and white-edged green leaves.
Prune hard to maintain good stem colour.
Making an attractive small tree this cornus will flower when mature and
has brilliant red autumn colouring.
sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire'
Orange yellow bark on this fine stemmed cornus which can sucker.
Bright green stems on this vigorous dogwood. Good for hedging and shelter.
branding species Dahlia with single lavender coloured flowers. Makes good
container plant and is then easily kept over winter in its container allowing
the compost to dry out.
Dierama pulcherrimum - Angel's fishing rods
A clump of
grass-like foliage bearing long, arching flower stems with drooping bell-like
flowers in various shades of pink. Demands dry soils and sun. Good in
pots. Height to 1m.
mucronatus - Flea bane
Charming daisy with white flowers, ageing pink, on long stems. Likes sun
and poor soil in sheltered site. May well self seed. Can succumb to cold
winters if in wet soil. Height and spread 20cm. Price code O7
An attractive small tree with downy young branches and silver leaves.
Small fragrant flowers in summer. Best in a sunny sheltered position and
free draining soil.
dalrympleana - Broad leaved kindling bark
Very aromatic and attractive hardy eucalyptus with young shoots coloured
red. Will grow rapidly in sheltered sites. Can coppice to keep growth
in check. Will do best on light well-drained soils.
gunnii - Cider gum
Evergreen silver-blue juvenile leaves on neat tree with peeling cream,
pink and brown bark. Best coppiced to produce masses of silvery foliage
on slender stems. Enjoys sun and well drained soil. Protect from severe
weather when young.
niphophila - Snow gum
Red stems and large oval leaves. Protect from severe weather when young.
comosa - Pineapple flower
Large flowered form of the pineapple plant with white or green flowers
edged purple. Easily kept in a pot in a frost-free place over winter.
Fatsia japonica (syn Aralia sieboldii)
shrub with glossy deep green lobed leaves. Hardy but needs a sheltered
site, tolerates sun best in shade. Happy in large container and can be
sheltered in cold greenhouse over winter. Height and spread, dictated
by container, can reach 2m plus.
with glaucous grey fragrant leaves. Fast grower and frost hardy. Good
in containers and can be over-wintered in cold greenhouse. Will regrow
from roots if hit by frost.
Unusual pale yellow bulbous iris, flowering in late spring. Clumps up
and likes sunny and well-drained soils.
annua var. variegata - Honesty
Variegated form of white flowered honesty. Self seeds true if the purple
form is not too close. Annual/ biennial habit. Price code O7
struthiopteris - Shuttlecock or ostrich fern
Deciduous fern, very hardy, with handsome upright fronds and strong rhizomes
producing new plants thus building up a colony. Needs damp soil and shade.
Height to 1m.
acanthium - The Scotch Thistle or Cotton Thistle
An architectural treasure - but big! Tall, branching, spiny biennial with
silver-grey woolly leaves and deep purple-pink thistle flowers, loved
by butterflies. May seed. Likes rich well drained soil, preferably in
full sun. Height 2 m plus. Spread 1 m. Price Code O7
setiferum divisilobum - Soft shield fern .
Attractive evergreen fern with soft fronds, forms a low growing clump.
Enjoys semi shade and well drained fertile soil. Height to 35cm, spread
auricula - various
Hardy perennial, with glossy, sometimes mealy, leaves and sprays of variously
coloured primrose-like flowers in spring. Can be grown in the border but
best grown in pots and admired at closer quarters. Mealy leaved varieties
best grown under cover as rain spoils leaves.
perennial with narrow dangerously toothed leaves. When mature will produce
an unusual metallic coloured bromeliadtype flower. Give protection in
As for Puya
berteroniana, but smaller and with reddish violet flower. Winter under
glass, as above.
deep blue flowers borne freely on strong stems bearing soft oval green
leaves. Not fully hardy but can be easily grown in a pot and over wintered
in a cold greenhouse allowing compost to dry out. Bring into growth with
sparing applications of water once shoots appear in spring. Likes sun
and a sheltered spot where you can admire the flowers.
marianum - Blessed Mary's Thistle
Annual with architectural leaves. Very spiny, whitemarbled green leaves
form an impressive rosette. Can self seed. Position with care. Sun and
well-drained soil preferred. Height 1.2m, spread 60cm plus. Price code
A number of species tulips are offered at the nursery in pots during spring.
These dainty small tulips can establish quickly to form large clumps.
They enjoy a sunny site, well drained and sheltered from strong winds.
pink with a yellow center. To 15cm
tulip with rose and pale green yellow petals. To 25cm
clusiana 'Peppermint Stick'
outer petals and inner white. To 25cm
hageri 'Little Beauty'
rose purple with blue base. To 10cm
humilis 'Persian Pearl'
purple red with yellow center. To 10cm
flowers with pointed petals. To 10cm
pulchella 'Little Princess'
red tulip with yellow zone at centre. To 15cm
scented flowers, need confining. To 30cm
with yellow, white tipped petals. To 10cm
with ivory petals stained pale purple, yellow basal blotch. To 20cm
tulip with yellow and red-orange flowers. Height to 20cm.
with green tinge, multi-flowered. Height to 20cm.
yellow flowers on strong stems, with red and olive colouring to the
reverse. To 15cm.
annual with small purple-pink flowers attractive to bees and butterflies.
Height to 1.2 m.
nigra - 'Bowle's black violet'
A cheerful annual violet which self seeds readily. Small black flowers
in abundance. Price Code OA
22 March, 2015