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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.

Hedera helix 'Peter Pan'

Hedera helix 'Peter Pan'£4.50

A miniature "duckfoot" type with tiny lobed leaves densely packed on trailing stems. A fun plant best in a container in shade or part shade.

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'£4.50

Often used in naturalistic gardens this is an excellent garden grass. Dense clumps of foliage and tall, upright stems topped with purple flushed green flowers in summer. 1.5m. Ordinary soil in sun or part shade. Good winter effect from the stems and seedheads.

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Allium sp ex Cally cf. schoenoprasum

Allium sp ex Cally cf. schoenoprasum£5.00

An unnamed small species from Cally Gardens that looks very much like A schoenoprasum - Chives! Maybe a wild collection? Purple flowers in spring to 20cm.

Thalictrum isopyroides

Thalictrum isopyroides£5.00

Delicate looking but tough little species with blue-grey, finely divided foliage and clusters of brown and pale yellow flowers to 30cm. Drained soil in sun.

Vinca difformis 'Jenny Pym'

Vinca difformis 'Jenny Pym'£5.00

Cheerful pink marked white flowers from November throughout winter and spring, peaking in March to May. Groundcover for part shade or shade. 45cm.

Bistorta amplexicaulis Taurus 'Blotau'

Bistorta amplexicaulis Taurus 'Blotau'£5.00

One of the best, older forms with masses of good sized spikes of ruby red flowers from midsummer til late autumn. Clumps to 1.2m. Ordinary to good soil in sun or light shade.

Boehmeria tricuspis

Boehmeria tricuspis£6.00

A lovely clump forming foliage plant that also produces curious strings of tiny pink flowers in late summer. The fresh green, divided leaves are distinctive. Decent soil in shade. 50cm.

Spiraea morrisonicola

Spiraea morrisonicola£12.00

Neat rounded hummocks of small leaves sprinkled with clusters of two tone fresh pink flowers in late spring and early summer. A choice species from Taiwan. 25cm.

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.