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The nursery is now closed to visitors for the winter and will re-open on Friday 1st March 2024.  Thank you to all our visiting customers during 2023, probably our busiest year since the nursery was started in 1996.

Click & Collect & Mail order continue 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.

Featured Plants
Symphytum tuberosum

Symphytum tuberosum£5.00

A clump forming species making a low maound of pale green foliage and branched stems of pale yellow bells in spring, and summer if in good soil. Light shade. 45cm.

Iris x robusta 'Gerald Darby'

Iris x robusta 'Gerald Darby'£6.50

Strong glaucous foliage has purple staining when young providing a point of interest when many other Irises are only just waking up. Blue-purple flowers to 1m in early summer. Good soil in sun.

Arum 'Chameleon'

Arum 'Chameleon'£5.00

A stunning winter-green type with large mid green leaves with a heavy pewter marbling over most of the leaf, just a narrow band of plain green round the edges. Typical pale flowers in late winter. 40cm. Average soil in part shade.

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Luzula sylvatica 'Tauernpass'

Luzula sylvatica 'Tauernpass'£5.00

Extra broad fresh green leaves on this form, often with twisted tips. Tassle-like golden brown flowers in spring to 45cm. Evergreen groundcover for shade.

Ipheion 'Alice'

Ipheion 'Alice'£5.00

Clear, bright blue flowers with contrasting yellow stamens. The flowers reflexing in sun. Winter and spring flowers for a well drained sunny position. Compact to 12cm.

Vinca minor 'Blue and Gold'

Vinca minor 'Blue and Gold'£5.00

Very rarely seen slow growing form with completely golden yellow new foliage fading to light green and single rich blue flowers in late winter and spring. 15cm.

Galanthus elwesii var monostictus

Galanthus elwesii var monostictus£6.50

AGM A good doer with broad grey-green leaves and generous bright white flowers with a single green mark on the inner "petals". Average soil in sun or light shade. 20cm.

Geranium peloponnesiacum

Geranium peloponnesiacum£5.00

An attractive wintergreen species from south eastern Europe. Tuberous roots and hairy leaves often marked brown, rich blue flowers in spring to 25cm. Drained soil in full sun.

Ipheion 'Rygel'

Ipheion 'Rygel'£4.50

New to us this seems quite compact with deep purplish blue flowers. Winter and spring flowers for a well drained sunny position. 15cm.

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.

Don't forget to try and Visit the Nursery and see the plants in real life!
 

Award Winning Plants
RHS Award of Garden Merit

RHS Award of Garden Merit

The Award of Garden Merit (AGM) issued by the Royal Hoticultural Society (RHS) helps gardeners find reliable, consistent plants that will provide particularly good value in the garden.

The award is granted after trials at the RHS garden at Wisley in Surrey and/or assessment at specialist collections or discussion at meetings. There is a set list of criteria that plants have to meet to be deemed worthy of the AGM. For more information on the AGM please visit the RHS Website.