Raised by the Hon. Lewis Palmer in the late 1940s in his garden at Headbourne Worthy, Hampshire. The Headbourne Hybrids is a very special strain, being both one of the hardiest that you can grow and the most “violet” blue available. RHS AGM
Cobaea scandens is an impressive climber and is one of the fastest-growing and most trouble-free vines you will ever grow. Extremely attractive when scrambling upward through trellis work, archways, over small buildings or old trees.
D. spectabilis features nodding, pink heart shaped flowers which dangle enticingly from arching flower stems. Planted with other shade lovers, it can easily be the most breath-taking showstopper in the garden when in full growth.
This stunning, more rare form of Dicentra with its pure white heart shaped flowers adds charming beauty to the woodland or shade garden. It gives a real lift each spring when the delicate heart shaped wonders first appear
The Chilean glory flower is an exotic-looking climber with dark fern-like foliage and twining tendrils that cling to fences and trellises.This useful climbing plant will quickly cover walls, archways or pergolas. The clusters of small tubular flowers range from bright orange-scarlet and carmine rose to clear golden yellow.
This is a classic Wallflower mixture, with the super rich colours you'd expect to see in a Persian Carpet (at a fraction of the cost!) purple, gold, orange, rose, cream and apricot. It is not without reason that this bushy variety so impressed the RHS judges.
Gunnera is one of the biggest and most spectacular, architectural, herbaceous plants. With gigantic, deeply lobed, deep green leaves, they look best standing as specimen plants or beside a large pond where the reflections reveal the undersides of the leaves
This is another fine, award winning dwarf Sunflower, with deep chocolate-coloured flowers it is a dwarf variety, suitable to the middle rather than back of the border. It is a much-branching plant producing lovely, opulent blooms five inches or so across in a rich chocolate brown.
With bowl shaped, nodding flowers the colour of 'Granny Smith' apples, the Corsican Hellebore is an unmistakable plant. Its stout stems, deep green, leathery leaves and large heads of flowers mark it apart from all other hellebores. Easy to grow in sun or shade.
'Palace Purple' is a small but striking plant with plush, shiny, rich purple foliage. Although the colour is at its very best in early summer, it is retained all year. In midsummer the plants flower, with short, upright stems of small, creamy white, bell flowers.
'Heavenly Blue' is one of the loveliest of all climbers. The buds are long and tightly furled, but as the morning sunshine reaches them, they steadily unfold themselves into wide sky-blue trumpet-shaped flowers of deep azure-blue, the colour of a Mediterranean sky.
A highly scented heirloom sweet pea introduced by Henry Eckford in 1903. Deep Crimson with three flowers per stem. Taller and stronger growing that most grandifloras and impressive to behold with deep crimson blooms. Strongly scented too.
A highly scented heirloom sweet pea introduced by Henry Eckford in 1903. Deep Crimson with 3 flowers per stem.
Taller and stronger growing that most grandifloras and impressive to behold with its bright scarlet blooms. Strongly scented too.
True clear blues are rare in sweet pea flowers. This grandiflora variety is one of the loveliest of the grandiflora sweet peas and the clearest blue available, with clear light blue flowers and a superb fragrance. Flora Norton was originally bred by Morse-Vaughan in 1904.
"Matucana" was first introduced into this country from Sicily in 1699, this delightful heirloom dates back at least three centuries, highly valued for its wonderfully strong, sweet scent as well as its brilliant bicoloured blooms of richest purple and violet .