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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'£4.50

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.

Eucomis comosa 'Sparkling Burgundy'

Eucomis comosa 'Sparkling Burgundy'£6.00

AGM Near white flowers soon flush pink then near purple on dark burgundy stems over clumps of striking leaves the same colour. Full sun, drained soil. 60cm.

Verbena hastata 'Blue Spires'

Verbena hastata 'Blue Spires'£4.00

Upright spires of blue flowers to 1.2m from midsummer into autumn on this delightful selection of the north American native. Average to good soil in sun. This form close to the usual wild type.

Latest Plants
Fuchsia alpestris

Fuchsia alpestris£5.00

Rarely seen Brazilian species with downy foliage and a cascading habit. Attractive, elegant, red and purple flowers in late summer and autumn. 1.2m.

Trachystemon orientalis

Trachystemon orientalis£4.50

Tough and quick deciduous groundcover for shade that produces sparkling blue flowers in spring before the big heart shaped leaves. 30cm.

Aquilegia vulgaris 'William Guiness'

Aquilegia vulgaris 'William Guiness'£4.50

A cottage garden classic with dark purple flowers with white petals providing a striking contrast. Self-seeding but never a nuisance. Light shade, 60cm.

Echinops bannaticus 'Star Frost'

Echinops bannaticus 'Star Frost'£4.50

Spiky globes of silvery white flowers on stems to 1m. Metallic jagged leaves with silvery backs. Drained soil in full sun.

Arundo donax var. versicolor

Arundo donax var. versicolor£8.50

Striking white and grey-green variegated giant reed-like grass from the Mediterranean. 3.5m. Good to wet soil in a warm position.

Atriplex halimus

Atriplex halimus£6.50

An attractive evergreen shrub with brilliant silver foliage and insignificant greenish flowers. Drained soil in sun, salt tolerant. Loved by Goldfinch! 2m or prune to size. Very hardy and easy.

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!