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...
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.
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.
The humble hyssop may be overlooked as an ornamental but it makes excellent companions for smaller grasses like Stipa tenuissima and likes the same drained sunny position. Blue flowers in summer to 30cm.