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The nursery is open to visitors 9.30am to 5pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday until the end of October.

Click & Collect & Mail order continue 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.

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Plants In Season Now
Hakonechloa macra 'Allgold'

Hakonechloa macra 'Allgold'£5.00

A recent introduction with golden yellow leaves in neat clumps to 25cm high and 40cm across. For reasonable soil in shade. Hardy.

Brachypodium pinnatum

Brachypodium pinnatum£4.50

An unusual British native making loose clumps of light green foliage and arching stems of golden-green flowers in summer. Moist to dry soil in part shade is ideal! 40cm.

Peucedanum rablense

Peucedanum rablense£4.50

New to us, perennial umbellifer with very fine cut green leaves. Should produce airy white heads to 40-80cm. Drained, but not dry, soil in full sun.

Latest Plants
Geranium 'Nicola'

Geranium 'Nicola'£5.00

Soft magenta flowers, deeper than Geranium 'Patricia' with separated petals, dark centre. All summer. 60cm. Average soil in sun.

Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Karmina'

Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Karmina'£4.50

Deep pink flowers from late spring to early summer over a low spreading carpet of evergreen leaves, use around medium-sized perennials or grasses. Any drained soil in sun or light shade, 20cm

Vernonia noveboracensis 'Albiflora'

Vernonia noveboracensis 'Albiflora'£4.50

The rarely seen pure white flowered form of Ironweed. Strong, tall stems topped with clouds of tiny white flowers to 2m. Good soil in sun.

Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Glow'

Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Glow'£5.50

Brilliant blue globes over thistle-like foliage in summer. Classic border perennial to 1.2m. Drained soil in full sun.

Lamiaceae sp MCW58

Lamiaceae sp MCW58£6.50

Wild collected by the late Michael Wickenden as a Nepeta species but we suspect something else. Tall, branched spires of tiny bright blue flowers, 1.4m.

Symphyotrichum 'Prairie Purple'

Symphyotrichum 'Prairie Purple'£6.50

Glowing purple flowers on dark stems in autumn, long flowering and with a dense bushy habit. Best in good soil in sun, largely mildew free. 1.2m.

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!