Wisteria sinensis is surely the most distinctive of climbers and by far the most captivating when in bloom. This hardy climber will give stunning displays every year. Bearing large pendent clusters of fragrant violet-lavender flowers in late spring to early summer, the foliage appears once the flowers are over.
The Bird of Paradise€2.70The unusually beautiful shape and brilliant colors of Birds of Paradise have made these flowers not just a designer's favorite, but also a popular symbol of paradise. The plant bears a unique flower that resembles a brightly coloured bird in flight, the fascinating blooms make wonderful, long lasting cut flowers.
White Bird of Paradise€2.70
Named after the Russian Emperor Nicholas I, Strelitzia nicolai, the 'White Bird of Paradise' is native to South Africa. It is a very dramatic, impressive specimen plant. The foliage is large and sword like, rather like a banana tree and the trunk resembles a palm. The flower is white with a light blue 'tongue' and sits in a purplish bract.
Golden Oats€4.25Stipa gigantea is the most dramatically beautiful of all grasses. It has the wonderful and fashionably transparent quality of providing height without bulk, tall stems of golden oat-like flowers allow glimpses into the garden beyond.
Castor Oil Plant€2.65
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Ricinus communis 'Carmencita' is an outstanding new variety with shiny dark brown foliage. The palmate leaves have deeply incised lobes and grow 30 to 75cm (12 to 30in) across. The plants have red stems and in late summer clusters of bright red blooms are followed by stunning scarlet seeds pods.
Punica granatum nana€2.95The Dwarf Pomegranate is one of the best compact, ornamental shrubs for courtyards and small gardens, its compact size makes it suitable to containers. Producing breathtaking orange/red trumpet-shaped flowers which are followed by orange/red fruit.Jerusalem Sage, Turkish Sage€2.95Phlomis russeliana is a justifiably popular plant, with lovely sage-like rosettes of heart shaped leaves. From late spring, right through to early autumn, whorls of hooded, soft yellow flowers appear. Each plant can contain as many as fifty individual blooms creating a magnificent candelabra effect.Royal Paulownia, Empress, Princess or Foxglove Tree€2.45Paulownia puts on an awe inspiring show in spring. Its soft chamois velvet buds open into large violet to blue, trumpet-like blossoms which fill the air with a sweet fragrance. Huge downy leaves appear after the flowers have opened. They are an architectural delight.Boston Ivy, Bostonian Ivy, Wall Ivy€2.70
Out of stockBoston ivy is a wonderful ornamental vine. The elegant, dark green glossy foliage is replaced with a vivid range of crimson reds in autumn. Sensational for covering walls, fences and arbors. If allowed, it will grow to impressive size and can turn the most mundane masonry building into a stately wall of foliage.Lindheimer's Muhly Grass€3.90
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Muhlenbergia lindheimeri is a warm-season grass that has a strong vertical form with effusive, arching, blue-green foliage. It sends forth slender, perfect-for-cutting inflorescences on upright stems. Panicles of muted purplish grey tones that age to an antique silver and festoon the winter landscape.Mist grass, Pink Hair Grass€4.25
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Even people who aren’t familiar with ornamental grasses often know Muhlenbergia capillaris. With dramatic arching plumes of soft pink flowers reminiscent of headdresses worn by Vegas showgirls, a large planting of this wonderful grass is enough to stop traffic.Tall Moor Grass, Purple Moor Grass€2.85
Few other grasses have such a great separation between foliage and flowers than Molinia caerulea ssp. arundinaceae. With clumps of arching, blue-green leaves above which the most slender stems and delicate see-through flowers grow to six foot or more. In autumn they turn golden yellow to deep copper.Bowles Golden Grass€2.95Milium effusum Aureum has a magical quality, bringing incandescent light to the shady places it prefers. As the season progresses tiny golden, bead-like flowers on hair-thin stems arch gracefully creating fountains of gold.Honey Flower€3.90The lush growth, coupled with the large, glaucous leaves of Melianthus major has made it as fashionable as tree ferns. If you don't want to mimic the rain forest, try growing it amongst slender-leaved grasses and perennials. The plants add texture and provide a good background to bright colours in the garden.Corfu Lily€3.55
Out of stockHosta ventricosa is a very special species. In Japan it is named 'Murasaki Giboshi' meaning ‘dark-purple flowered Hosta’. Sturdy and dependable, the plant forms a medium sized mound of rich, dark green foliage with deeply veined, heart-shaped leaves.Giant Rhubarb€2.20
Out of stockGunnera 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 leavesCushion spurge, Many-coloured spurge.€2.95Euphorbias give us some of the best early spring herbaceous colour, but Euphorbia polychroma has the most impact. This compact variety grows to only 50cm with a great mound of yellow-green flowers in spring and echoes the daffodils.Mediterranean Spurge€3.55
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One of the grandest of plants, Euphorbia characias 'Wulfenii' has upright stems clothed with whorls of fleshy, mat grey-green leaves that lend the whole plant a textural quality that is unparalleled. From March to June the plants are topped with intense chartreuse-green flowers'.€2.35
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For anyone who wants something different for the border next year, I should like to introduce Echium russicum. A remarkable hardy species that has a unique flower colour for its genus. In July to August multiple throngs of striking upright spires, bearing crimson flowers emerge from a basal rosette of hairy leaves.Dwarf Tufted Hairgrass€2.70
'Pixie Fountain' is a dwarf variety of Deschampsia cespitosa, just as pretty as its larger cousin. The flower stems growing to a height of 60cm. Perfect for many situations, adding dimension, texture, and a breezy quality to the garden.Tufted Hairgrass€1.95
Deschampsia cespitosa is a lovely variety of ornamental grass especially valued for it’s tall flower plumes. The sprays of airy delicate flowers, eventually changing to bronze add texture and colour to the winter garden and deliver a knock-out punch to cut-flower arrangements.Umbrella Plant€1.95
Cyperus alternifolius is a very popular both as a house plant and pond plant. The bracts are symmetrically arranged in an umbrella formation and held atop elegant stems that sway with the breeze, giving a tropical touch to the garden. They are also excellent when used in fresh or dried floral arrangements.Seakale, Wildflower of Britain and Ireland
Out of stockCrambe maritima is a lovely dual purpose plant. This delicacy from the olden days has a unique delicate flavour, forced Seakale is a real delicacy. In the garden, it can be grown as an eye-catching and fragrant border plant. It has perhaps the most beautiful of all large glaucous leaves.Heartleaf crambe€2.75
Out of stockI like magnificence in the garden. Either those plants which over perform, or those which are so rare that they stop one in ones tracks, or those that designers call 'statement plants'. Crambe cordifolia is one such plant. All about stature, plant them and stand well back.