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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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Sanguisorba officinalis 'Pink Tanna'

Sanguisorba officinalis 'Pink Tanna'£5.50

One of the first offspring from 'Tanna', this is much taller at about 1.2m. Clumps of divided foliage and wiry stems topped wtih lots of nodding pink flowers in summer. Good soil in sun.


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Sempervivum 'Corsair'

Sempervivum 'Corsair'£3.00

One of the best for us, good size rosettes of bristly leaves which flush a deep purple-red from green new growth. Pink flowers. Well drained soil in full sun.


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Stipa lessingiana

Stipa lessingiana£4.50

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'£5.50

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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Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. horizontale

Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. horizontale£5.50

AGM Clumps of upright stems well clad with purplish foliage and then topped with massed sprays of tiny, near white flowers in autumn to 90cm. Average soil in sun but it does best in rich soil that doesn't dry out.


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