The species and varieties listed here are just a fraction of those currently growing at the nursery, but I do intend to be able to offer the full range via mail order. It's a monumental task to list everything, so please bear with me!
Ordering - Important, please read.
Business is by mail order or collection using the order form. Plants will generally be dispatched from September through to April, to avoid damage to plants that are in full growth. All orders should be accompanied by payment.
Any refunds for sold out varieties will be sent with the plants by cheque; no credit notes issued. Those who wish to collect their plants should mark their order 'to be collected' and add no postage charge. You will be advised when they are ready by email or phone. Orders may also be collected at plant shows - please see the events section for a list of shows that we will be attending this year.
Many of these plants are available in limited quantities and may take some years to build up before they can be sold again. Orders will be dealt with on a first come, first served basis. Please indicate in the space provided on the order form which alternatives you prefer in the event of some varieties being sold out. If you know you will be away at certain times please tell us on your order form.
Unpack your plants as soon as possible and plant when weather permits; if the soil is frozen or very wet keep pot-grown specimens and potted up divisions under glass until conditions improve and water sparingly.
Please let us know within seven days of receipt of your order if the plants are in bad condition - we will replace or send a refund for anything that arrives dead or ungrowable. No responsibility can be accepted for failure after planting. N.B. Herbaceous perennials are often sent when dormant and signs of life may only be apparent on knocking the plant out of the pot.
All plants in 9cm pots except where stated. Those in litre or larger pots have been grown on for at least a year and are priced to take account of the extra postage and packing costs. Open ground plants are packed in damp compost.
The Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit is awarded to outstanding plants that pass the following criteria.
Excellent for Garden Use
Not particularly susceptible to pests and diseases
Does not require specialist care other than the provision of appropriate growing conditions
Names and Descriptions
I have generally used the botanical names as I have had them from other growers and can not, therefore, absolutely guarantee that they are correct. However, I believe that the vast majority are and where there is any doubt I have listed plants just as species. I am continually working to ensure that plants in the collection are correctly named, something which is an ongoing process.