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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'£5.50

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.

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.

Allium flavum

Allium flavum£4.50

AGM Very similar to the well known A. sphaerocephalon but this has light yellow flowers. Well behaved and very pretty mixed with grasses. Drained soil in sun. 60cm.

Latest Plants
Hedera nepalensis 'Sino Bart'

Hedera nepalensis 'Sino Bart'£5.00

Glorious glossy red new foliage on this unusual ivy from Asia. The foliage ages to soft green with silvery veins. Average soil in a sheltered shady place.

Lychnis coronaria Oculata

Lychnis coronaria Oculata£4.00

A wonderful cottage garden plant but with a more unusual flower - white that blushes plum-pink from the centre. Drained soil in sun. 75cm.

Plantago major 'Purple Perversion'

Plantago major 'Purple Perversion'£4.00

A slight mad version of plantain with frilly purple leaves - looks like salad leaves but it isn't! Best colour in sun, drained soil. 15cm.

Chlorophytum saundersiae

Chlorophytum saundersiae£4.50

A hardy-ish spider plant! Clumps of elegant, grassy leaves and masses of starry white flowers held on arching stems in summer to 40cm. Drained, good soil in shade is best.

Begonia grandis ssp. evansiana 'Claret Jug'

Begonia grandis ssp. evansiana 'Claret Jug'£4.50

Pretty leaves with strongly red flushed undersides and veins on this hardy begonia. Pink flowers in autumn to 60cm. Good soil, drained but not dry in shade.

Cynara cardunculus ssp. flavescens

Cynara cardunculus ssp. flavescens£5.50

Cardoon. Big clumps of greyish foliage, more or less jaggedly divided produce tall, strong stems topped with glorious purple thistles. This form has golden yellow edged bracts.

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!