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The nursery is open to visitors on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 9.30am to 5pm each day until the end of October.

Click & Collect & Mail order continue as normal and the majority of orders are being shipped within 7-14 days.

Featured Plants
Vinca minor 'Illumination'

Vinca minor 'Illumination'£4.50

A recent introduction with striking yellow variegated foliage and royal blue flowers from January onwards. Low groundcover or good in a container. 20cm.

Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Leanne'

Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Leanne'£5.50

A new cultivar from Alan Bremner (2024) with clear pink flowers with a distinct white centre held well above the evergreen foliage. Good autumn colour. 20cm.

Erodium manescavii

Erodium manescavii£4.50

Clumps of pinnate green foliage and lots of bright pink flowers on strong stems all summer. Drained soil in sun. 25cm.

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Carex muskingumensis 'Silberstreif'

Carex muskingumensis 'Silberstreif'£5.00

A sparkling creamy white variegated form of the Palm Sedge for part shade and decent soil that doesn't dry out too much. Deciduous but retains presence overwinter. 50cm.

Deschampsia cespitosa

Deschampsia cespitosa£5.00

Tussocks of long narrow rich green foliage and purple tinted bronze-gold flowers in early summer to 75cm-1.2m. Best in some shade and not too rich soil.

Hesperantha huttonii

Hesperantha huttonii£5.00

Delicate looking grassy leafed Iris relative with clusters of light sugar pink flowers from early summer til autumn. Even flowering size bulbs are tiny. 30cm. Drained soil in full sun.

Liriope muscari

Liriope muscari£5.00

Clumps of strappy evergreen leaves and spikes of purple flowers in autumn to 30cm. A good form. Decent soil in sun or shade.

Symphytum x uplandicum 'Moorland Heather'

Symphytum x uplandicum 'Moorland Heather'£5.00

A lovely deep purple form with matching rich green leaves. Main flowering in spring and early summer, cut back for an autumn flush too. Clumps to 60cm, sun or light shade.

Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Leanne'

Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Leanne'£5.50

A new cultivar from Alan Bremner (2024) with clear pink flowers with a distinct white centre held well above the evergreen foliage. Good autumn colour. 20cm.

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.