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Brexit and Covid-19 Updates

From Thursday 3rd June the nursery will be OPEN on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays without the need for an appointment.

All out plants are propagated onsite and grown in peat-free compost.

Click & Collect orders are still very welcome and are encouraged if you know what you require.

Mail order continues as normal and the majority of orders are being shipped within 7-14 days.

We are now only shipping to England, Scotland and Wales.  I'm sorry but export to the EU is no longer possible.
The costs of Phytosanitary Certificates in the UK to allow shipping elsewhere in Europe are prohibitive.

Please get in touch if you have any questions or problems.

Plants In Season Now
Holcus mollis 'Albovariegatus'

Holcus mollis 'Albovariegatus'£5.50

Very pretty mats of cream and pink variegated foliage, very soft to the touch. Dainty flowers in summer. Average to dry soil in sun or part shade. 30cm.

Gomphostigma virgatum

Gomphostigma virgatum£6.50

A splendid recent introduction this small shrub has bright silver lanceolate foliage and cup shaped white flowers from mid-summer. Prune in spring. Good soil in sun. 1m.

Allium cyathophorum var. farreri

Allium cyathophorum var. farreri£4.00

A delightful low growing species producing glowing purple flowers in pendent clusters in spring and early summer. Makes neat clumps of grassy leaves, the flowers slightly taller to 20cm. Drained soil in full sun.

Latest Plants
Cynara cardunculus ssp. flavescens

Cynara cardunculus ssp. flavescens£5.50

Cardoon. Big clumps of greyish foliage, more or less jaggedly divided produce tall, strong stems topped with glorious purple thistles. This form has golden yellow edged bracts.

Elymus canadensis 'Icy Blue'

Elymus canadensis 'Icy Blue'£4.50

A selected strain with showy blue-grey stems, leaves and bristly summer flowers, a little shorter than the species to 1.2m. Ordinary soil in full sun, good in autumn and winter.

Eryngium planum 'Blue Glitter'

Eryngium planum 'Blue Glitter'£4.50

An excellent form with strong, branched, stems of silvery blue flowers, the stems turning purplish blue to 80cm. Drained soil in sun. Good for cutting.

Hedychium yunnanense Cally Form

Hedychium yunnanense Cally Form£12.00

A lovely, more or less hardy, ornamental ginger with open heads of spidery white flowers with warm orange-red anthers on long yellow filaments. 1m. Good soil in shade, deep mulch.

Panicum virgatum 'Forestburg'

Panicum virgatum 'Forestburg'£4.50

Upright columns of greyish foliage topped with open panicles (flower heads) of red tinted flowers in late summer and autumn. Average soil in full sun. 1.2m.

Euonymus europaeus f. albus

Euonymus europaeus f. albus£5.00

Rare form of the native Spindle with white fruits that split open to reveal bright orange seeds in autumn that last into winter. Mostly deciduous shrub to 2.4m. "Divisions"!

Welcome to The Plantsman's Preference website!
 

We have been selling an extensive range of Hardy Geraniums and Ornamental Grasses as well as many new, rare and unusual perennials (particularly those suitable for shade) since 1996, mail order since 1998 and online since 2000.  We probably have the largest collection of Hardy Geraniums for sale in the UK, with at least 200 different varieties over the course of a year.  We also grow a small, choice, selection of shrubby plants, particularly those from the Caprifoliaceae

The most important factors in our choice of what plants we grow have always been; good garden value, growable, and possibly most important - we have to like it!  We are particularly keen that plants should get on with it without lots of fussing from the gardener so we generally do not grow anything that needs staking or deadheading!

Here on our website you can easily securely shop online and use our fab Plant Selector to help you find plants to suit your requirements or conditions.  Or you can just browse through the categories and A-Z pages.  If you have any questions please feel free to Contact Us, quickest response will be from the nursery phone number at the top of every page, please leave a message if we're unable to answer.

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