Spring Basket & pot plant photos

(Above: Petunia ‘Lightning Sky’ £1.80, Argyranthemum ‘Pink Halo’ £3 & Geranium Black Beauty £4 )

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PICTURES OF SPRING BASKET AND TUB PLANTS FROM 2020. NEW PLANTS AVAILABLE FROM MARCH 2021.

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Below: Double Calibrachoa orange £1.80 , Petunia Dark Heart £1.80 & Petunia Black Velvet £1.80)

Above: Petunia ‘Lavender Skies’ £1.80, Nemesia ‘Sunshine’ £1.80 and trio plant ‘Pink petticoat’ £5.50.

Above: Trios 3 plants in one pot! Nemesia ‘Algeria’ (top seller) ,Nemesia ‘Poetry’ and Million bells ‘Early Sunset’ all £5.50 easy for a hanging basket or medium sized pot!

Above Osteospermum ‘Blue eyed beauty’, Serenade and voltage yellow all £3 each.

Above: Verbena Vintage Rose £1.80, Cleome Pink £3.50 and Petunia Phantom £1.80.


Above Bidens ‘hot n spicy’ £1.80, Salvia ‘Midnight Candle’ (also available in white) £5 and Dahlia Happy Days Red yellow bicolour £3.50

Below Dahlia Red yellow Bicolour £3.50, yellow £3.50 & purple £3.50.

Below Nemesia ‘Cherry on Ice’£3.50, Osteospermum  £3 & Anagallis ‘Blue Skylover’ £1.80

Above Nemesia trio ‘Algeria’£5.50, Nemesia ‘Pink Lemonade’ £3.50 & Nemesia ‘Little Orange’

Grasses for shade

While most ornamental grasses do best in an open sunny position some lower growing woodland varieties grow perfectly in a shady border and can really brighten up a dull corner of the garden.

Hakonechloa macra Aureola (picture above) (Japanese Forest Grass)
Beautiful cascading clump forming grass with striking dark green striping that always looks stunning in a shady spot or container.   For great effect plant with other ornamental foliage plants such as hostas or Japanese maples. Cut back early spring to allow new shoots to emerge.

Hakonecloa macra ‘Beni Kaze’ .  Burgundy wine coloured tints on foliage in the Autumn.

Hakonechloa macra ‘Stripe It Rich’ (picture below right) A new variety which has refreshing fresh lime stripy leaves.

Stipa arundinacea (Pheasant Tail Grass) (Pictured above left)
This graceful pheasant tail grass can be grown in shade where the foliage stays green but for a striking pinky orange colour grow in full sun. plants do tend to natualize in gardens self seeding them selfs around but causing little trouble!. Native to New Zealand.

Luzula nivea (Snowy Woodrush)
Easy to grow in a shady garden. This woodland rush with hairy leaves has tight clusters of white flowers in the summer time . Native to southern Europe. Can be used as gound cover.

Japanese Acers

Japanese Acers or maples bring a tranquil peacefulness to any outdoor space and have intense autumn colours later in the year. The ornamental shaped foliage comes on trees which are either upright, weeping or dwarf. We currently have plenty in stock.

A sheltered spot with good drainage and some dappled light is best for Japanese maples.  Some varieties can cope with more sun than others. Dwarf acers grow well in containers.

Acer ‘Sango Kaku’ (pictured above) is one of our favourites! A striking small tree with bright orangey red stems in the winter, green spring foliage in the spring and yellow autumn colour – there is something for all seasons. The common name is the coral bark maple and its name means “Sango” coral “Kugu” fountain. It can grow up to 6 metres in 20 years and has an award of garden merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.

Also in stock is ‘Acer Bloodgood’ (pictured above). Very popular with our customers as it keeps its dark crimson red foliage from spring to autumn.

Acer ‘Inaba shidare’  is a small weeping acer perfect for a zen style Japanese garden or rockery with its lovely delicate dissect purple foliage. Bright red autumn leaves.

Chillies coming May 2021

Nothing can beat growing your own chillies and using them in your cooking. We have a wide range of Chilli plants which you can grow on . They range from the relatively mild chillies to some really hot and flavoursome varieties.

Chillies 2021. Available May/June

Armageddon Hottest UK breed chilli.. fruits 2 weeks earlier than the Reaper 1,300,000 SHU
Chocolate Habanero Extremely hot pepper with unique flavour. Top seller. Hottest habanero 550,000 SHU
Red Habanero Very hot pepper with unique flavour. Red fruits 250,000 SHU
Sparkler Attractive compact plants with very hot birds eye fruits ! 160,000 SHU
Red Fame Elongated cayenne type with long red wrinkly fruits. Very Hot! 150,000 SHU
Submarine Oblong yellow fruits with very strong habanero flavour. Mega Hot !! 135,000 SHU
Jamaican Jerk Ferocious heat with an orange sweet taste 105,000 SHU
Kala morich Bangladeshi chilli with small black/red fruits. Attractive tall plants. 85,000 SHU
Basket of Fire Muti coloured chilli. Prolific useful fruiter 80,000 SHU
Purple Haze Hot pointy red/purple fruits. Cayenne variety 75,000 SHU
Thai dragon Thin pointy upright fruits. Great for cooking 75,000 SHU
Apache Dwarf chilli producing good yields on compact plants 75,000 SHU
Curry chilli An indian chilli. Which is tasty green or red. 50,000 SHU
Red Air Birds type with upright pointing fruits. Vibrant red 50,000 SHU
Fairy Lights Multi coloured with dark foliage, mild heat 45,000 SHU
Dusk Short bushy plants. Fruits are purple red shades. Good on a window sill 45,000 SHU
Hot Shakira Jalapeño type. Long thick walled pointy fruits. Vigorous plants 40,000 SHU
Numex Twilight Great to look at and good for culinary use. Multi coloured 35,000 SHU
Kilian Orange cayenne chilli . Good for Indian cooking 30,000 SHU
Rosemary chilli Turkish variety with yellow, orange red fruits. 25,000 SHU
Gusto Purple Medium heat. Flavoursome fruits. High yields. Tasty purple too!! 10,000 SHU
Spaghetti Super thin long red fruits, good for drying too. 8,000 SHU
Biquinho Red Teardrop shaped fruits, very mild heat with habanero flavour. Good on pizza 50 SHU