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Easy Plants, Beginners Plants or Starter Plants?

Whether you've always dabbled a bit in the garden but not been bitten by the bug before, or are completely new to gardening it can be a bit difficult to know where to start when you see the range and variety of plants we offer.  So, this collection of plants will give you a smaller, easier to browse starting point - a "safe zone" if you like.

Tough, reliable, long lasting and garden worthy

All of the plants included here are generally easy going as long as you get the basics right, so if it says it needs Sun don't expect it to thrive in a dark corner behind your shed, and vice versa.  Equally bear in mind that most plants are tolerant of being slightly out of their comfort zone so many sun lovers will be fine if they get a bit of shade for some of the day for example.

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One of the reasons I started the nursery back in 1996 was to get a wider range of less common, new, unusual and outright rare plants to a wider audience and hopefully this selection will continue that aim.  Just because you've never heard of it, can't spell it or don't know how to say it doesn't mean that you can't grow it!

Oh, and just because something isn't listed here doesn't mean it isn't worth trying...

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Acorus gramineus 'Ogon'

Acorus gramineus 'Ogon'£4.50

A valuable, evergreen, yellow variegated version. Lovely for its bright winter effect. Grass-like arching foliage to 30cm in average to good soil in shade or part sun.


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Acorus gramineus 'Variegatus'

Acorus gramineus 'Variegatus'£4.50

Beautiful creamy variegated arching foliage on this evergreen perennial for good to wet soil in at least some shade. Really tough but best out of cold winds. 25cm.


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Allium cyathophorum var. farreri

Allium cyathophorum var. farreri£5.00

A delightful low growing species producing glowing purple flowers in pendent clusters in spring and early summer. Makes neat clumps of grassy leaves, the flowers slightly taller to 20cm. Drained soil in full sun.


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Anemone nemorosa 'Lychette'

Anemone nemorosa 'Lychette'£5.00

A vigorous form with large white flowers sometimes looking flushed bluish. For ordinary soil in light shade. Flowers in spring to 20cm.


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Anemone nemorosa 'Royal Blue'

Anemone nemorosa 'Royal Blue'£5.00

A delightful Wood Anemone with masses of rich lavender blue flowers in spring. A more compact variety perfect for smaller borders. Ideal for ordinary soil in shade. 15cm.


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Calamagrostis brachytricha

Calamagrostis brachytricha£5.00

Tufts of glossy, rich, green foliage and flowering stems to 1.2m. Upright plumes start pinkish in early autumn and fade to silvery buff. Good in winter.


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Geranium 'Blue Cloud'

Geranium 'Blue Cloud'£5.00

AGM A mound of large pale blue flowers veined crimson. 45cm. Flowering June-August onwards. Reasonable soil in open or sunny position. Unique colour for a long flowering plant.


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Geranium 'Brookside'

Geranium 'Brookside'£5.00

(pratense x clarkei ‘Kashmir Purple’)

AGM This brilliant hybrid from Cambridge Botanic Garden has intense blue flowers with white centres from May to July and September onwards. Open position in average soil. 60cm x 90cm. Named after a street in Cambridge.


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Geranium macrorrhizum 'Cham-Ce'

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Cham-Ce'£5.00

Light pink flowers, very floriferous. Good evergreen groundcover. 30cm. syn. 'Camce'


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Geranium nodosum seedlings

Geranium nodosum seedlings£4.50

Unnamed seedlings from our range of cultivars of this valuable cranesbill for shade, even quite dry. Likely to be lilac-pink maybe with purple markings. c. 30cm.


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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


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Geum 'Bell Bank'

Geum 'Bell Bank'£4.50

Showy flowers of a soft pinkish red, large open bowl shaped with ruffled petals. Dense clumps to 30cm. Best in good soil in part shade.


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Hemerocallis 'Eenie-weenie Non-stop'

Hemerocallis 'Eenie-weenie Non-stop'£5.50

What a name! But what a plant! Starts flowering in spring and is often still going in late autumn. Small bright yellow flowers in grassy foliage to 40cm. Best in sun, average soil.


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Hemerocallis 'Stella d'Oro'

Hemerocallis 'Stella d'Oro'£4.50

Ever popular very dwarf form with grassy leaves and chunky apricot-yellow flowers to 20cm. Ordinary soil in sun.


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Holcus mollis 'Albovariegatus'

Holcus mollis 'Albovariegatus'£4.50

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.


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Kniphofia 'Incandesce'

Kniphofia 'Incandesce'£7.00

AGM Splendid flaming spikes of bright coral-orange buds that don't fade as they open until they are going over giving a small cream section at the base of the head. Sun, drained soil. 1m.


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Luzula nivea

Luzula nivea£5.00

Clumps of dark green leaves with silvery hairy margins. Creamy silver fluffy flowers in spring to 60cm. Excellent evergreen for shady borders.


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Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'£8.00

Wide green foliage with horizontal yellow bands. To 1.8m.


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Molinia caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Bergfreund'

Molinia caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Bergfreund'£5.00

Airy brown flowers, strong yellow autumn foliage. 1.5m. Like a shorter version of 'Transparent'. Good soil in sun.


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Stipa lessingiana

Stipa lessingiana£5.00

Clumps of very fine bright green leaves and wispy pale buff flowers in summer to 70cm. Hardier and a little bigger than the well known Stipa tenuissima. Drained soil in sun.


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Symphyotrichum 'Little Carlow'

Symphyotrichum 'Little Carlow'£6.50

AGM. Clumps of upright, branching stems with masses of lavender flowers in autumn. Dark stems and foliage contrast well. 1m Average soil in sun or part shade.


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