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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
Stipa tenuissima

Stipa tenuissima£4.50

AGM Hair-like bright green foliage to 40cm. the flowers fountain up and form a light layer of wispy hair-like material over the top of the foliage. Drained soil in sun.

Ipheion uniflorum 'Miss Hannah'

Ipheion uniflorum 'Miss Hannah'£4.50

A new variety with beautiful pale pink flowers with a distinct deeper line down the centre of each petal. Flowers to 15cm, winter and spring. Drained soil in sun.

Elymus canadensis 'Icy Blue'

Elymus canadensis 'Icy Blue'£4.50

A selected strain with showy blue-grey stems, leaves and bristly summer flowers, a little shorter than the species to 1.2m. Ordinary soil in full sun, good in autumn and winter.

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Geranium macrorrhizum AL&JS 90179 YU

Geranium macrorrhizum AL&JS 90179 YU£5.50

A lovely example of the wild species collected in 1990 in what was Yugoslavia. Evergreen patches with rich pink, light veined flowers in spring. 25cm.

Epimedium x omeiense 'Akane' Og82001

Epimedium x omeiense 'Akane' Og82001£8.50

Striking clear red flowers with primrose yellow lips and long spurs fading to white. Spidery, showy flowers in good heads to 50cm. Good soil in shade.

Paris incompleta

Paris incompleta£10.00

Probably the most garden friendly species of Paris with low growing heads of bracted light green flowers over whorls of narrow leaves to 25cm. Good soil in shade.

Salvia atropatana

Salvia atropatana£5.00

A rare herbaceous species making clumps of largish leaves and branched stems of light purple-blue flowers in summer to 90cm. Drained soil in sun.

Actaea spicata

Actaea spicata£5.00

Clumps of cut light green foliage and spikes of creamy white flowers in summer followed by black berries in autumn. Deciduous woodland plant preferring at least some shade and decent soil. 60cm.

Primula 'Barnhaven Garnet Cowichan'

Primula 'Barnhaven Garnet Cowichan'£5.00

Stunning garden worthy polyanthus in a range of deepest reds, some near black. The Cowichan types lack the typical large yellow eye. Decent soil in some shade. 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.