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Covid-19 Update

From Thursday 11th June the nursery will be open by appointment only - just on Thursdays and Fridays to start with.  See our Visit Us page for details.  Appointments can only be booked by phoning me on 07799 855 559 between 9.30am-6pm.

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Please note that due to the hot weather here, mail order dispatch is suspended.  You can still place orders and the plants will be sent as soon as the weather cools down a bit!

Plants In Season Now
Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldschleier'

Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldschleier'£4.50

Clumps of deep green foliage send up arching stems topped with bright golden panicles in early summer. Good seedheads until mid-winter. Semi-evergreen, average soil in sun or shade. 75cm.

Rubus ulmifolius 'Bellidiflorus'

Rubus ulmifolius 'Bellidiflorus'£5.00

Amazing fully double soft pink bramble with pointed and almost frilly petals. Bronze tinted foliage. Thorny! Prune to size.

Tulbaghia 'Cosmic'

Tulbaghia 'Cosmic'£5.00

A lovely T. violacea hybrid with pale pink flowers with a golden yellow corona. Hardy to at least -14C so far! Well drained soil in full sun. 60cm.

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Symphyotrichum 'Vasterival'

Symphyotrichum 'Vasterival'£6.00

Luminous whitish lilac-pink flowers on dark stems form a cloud in autumn. An excellent hybrid selection from Princess Greta Sturdza's garden. Good soil in sun. 1.5m.

Boehmeria platanifolia

Boehmeria platanifolia£5.00

Bold, soft green leaves with toothed margins on clumps of upright stems to c. 1m. Tassel like flowers can be ignored. A bold foliage plant for part shade. Average soil, not too dry.

Tulbaghia 'Purple Eye'

Tulbaghia 'Purple Eye'£4.50

AGM A compact hybrid with grassy foliage and masses of light lilac pink flowers with darker centres all summer. Maybe hardy in well drained soil in full sun or grow in a pot and take in overwinter. 40cm.

Begonia luxurians

Begonia luxurians£8.00

TENDER AGM Desireable species with exotic palmate leaves on red stems. Much used at Dixter. Can be put outside in a shady place in summer and take in frost free overwinter. 1.5m.

Begonia sutherlandii 'Papaya'

Begonia sutherlandii 'Papaya'£4.50

A selection from this tuberous species with soft orange flowers from midsummer to the first frosts. Possibly hardy in drained soil with a good mulch. 30cm.

Glycyrrhiza glabra

Glycyrrhiza glabra£5.50

Liquorice. Grow your own! Also an attractive pinnate green leaf, pale lilac blue flowers and russet brown bristly seedpods in autumn and winter. 1.5m. Ordinary soil in sun.

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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