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Brexit and Covid-19 Updates

The nursery is now closed to visitors for winter and will re-open at the beginning of March 2022.

Click & Collect and Mail Order are available throughout the winter period.
Last Orders for delivery before Christmas need to be placed by 14th December!

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
Acanthus mollis 'Rue Ledan'

Acanthus mollis 'Rue Ledan'£4.50

A pure white flowered form of this reliable garden perennial. Big clumps of deep green jagged foliage and spikes of flowers to 90cm. Average soil in sun is best.

Hedera helix 'Little Luzii'

Hedera helix 'Little Luzii'£4.50

A very pretty compact ivy with mid green leaves heavily speckled and splashed creamy yellow. Not a great spreader or climber so good for a shaded pot or container. 15cm.

Sedum 'Blue Carpet'

Sedum 'Blue Carpet'£4.50

A new blue-grey leafed plant making low carpets for a well drained soil in full sun. Yellow flowers in summer to 15cm.

Latest Plants
Tropaeolum smithii

Tropaeolum smithii£6.00

Stunning orange and red flowers with frilly edges on this tuberous, climbing perennial species. Summer and autumn flowering to 1.8m+. Collected in Ecuador.

Begonia grandis 'Bells and Whistles'

Begonia grandis 'Bells and Whistles'£5.00

Smoky green leaves with bright silver spots and deep red undersides on this new American selection. Sprays of light pink flowers in autumn. Hardy. 45cm.

Geranium phaeum 'Brundall Gold'

Geranium phaeum 'Brundall Gold'£4.50

A new golden leaved form from Janet Muter with bright spring growth becomming more apple green in summer. Dark spots on the leaf axils. 50cm.

Physalis alkekengi var franchetii 'Gigantea'

Physalis alkekengi var franchetii 'Gigantea'£4.50

The giant form of ornamental Chinese Lantern with big inflated orange-red "lanterns" in late summer to 1m on a spreading plant. Creamy white flowers. Average soil in sun.

Eucomis bicolor

Eucomis bicolor£5.50

Possibly the most tropical looking species with broad leaves and strong stems covered in purple spots supporting cream flowers edged purple to 50cm. Drained soil in sun.

Geranium x monacense 'Anne Stevens'

Geranium x monacense 'Anne Stevens'£4.50

New to us, this form from Trevor Bath has pink flowers to 45cm. Ordinary soil in at least some shade.

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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