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IMPORTANT NOTE:
At times, especially during the summer, plants may be cut back or pinched out if they are too far advanced to ship whole. This encourages annuals and biennials to produce extra flowering stems, so no bad thing! Perennials will establish well for next year, but may or may not flower this year, depending on species. In some instances top growth may be woody or sparce (e.g. Anthemis tinctoria), but don't worry, the plants are perfectly healthy and will soon produce fresh foliage! Please contact me if you would like to enquire about specific plants.

Persicaria virginiana 'Lance Corporal' NCG 498 Persicaria virginiana 'Lance Corporal'
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.

£2.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)

£3.95

 
Virginia knotweed, Jumpseed 'Lance Corporal'

New variety - highly recommended!

An interesting shrubby perennial with strong, v-shaped markings (looking rather like bats), which are dark brownish-red - sometimes almost black - on a bright green ground. In the autumn delicate spikes of bright-crimson flowers appear on thin, wiry stems. Although it is recommended to grow in part or full shade…

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Phlox paniculata 'Pink Lady' NCG 640 Phlox paniculata 'Pink Lady'
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)
Limited stock
£4.25

 
Seed 1 x packet (20 seeds)
Please see notes.
£2.15

 
Garden Phlox, Perennial Phlox 'Pink Lady'

This lovely plant has tall, erect stems clothed in red-tinged, mid-green foliage at the top of which appear large, loose globes of pink, sweetly scented flowers. It blooms for months and makes a wonderful addition to flower arrangements. As the flowers mature the perfume is reminiscent of caramel. Grow en…

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Phlox paniculata 'White Admiral' AGM NCG 244 Phlox paniculata 'White Admiral' AGM
Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 9cm pot)

£4.25

 
Seed 1 x packet (20 seeds)
Please see notes.
£2.15

 
Garden Phlox, Perennial Phlox 'White Admiral'

Limited stock

This lovely plant has tall, erect stems clothed in light- to mid-green foliage at the top of which appear large, loose globes of pure white, scented flowers. It blooms for months and makes a wonderful addition to flower arrangements. As the flowers mature the perfume is reminiscent of caramel. Grow…

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Physalis alkekengi NCG 097 Physalis alkekengi
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot or equiv.)
Please see notes.
£3.95

 
Chinese Lanterns

Familiar to many as an ingredient in dried flower arrangements, with its rich orange lanterns, many do not know that the small red fruit contained in within the husks is edible and has a higher concentration of vitamin C than lemons! However, the rest of the plant is poisonous, so…

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Phytolacca acinosa Syn. esculenta NCG 201 Phytolacca acinosa Syn. esculenta
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx.
Please read notes before ordering!
£1.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 9cm pot)
Please read notes before ordering!
£3.95

 
Indian Pokeweed, Inkberry, Pidgeonberry

Although invariably referred to as American pokeweed (P. decandra Syn. americana), the variety seen in UK gardens is almost certainly Indian pokeweed (P. asinosa Syn. esculenta). Both look very similar, but P. acinosa has vertical, upright inflorescences, whilst P. americana has lax, dangling, flower stems, with single, spherical fruits on…

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Potentilla recta sulphurea 'Pallida' AGM NCG 424 Potentilla recta sulphurea 'Pallida' AGM
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)
Limited stock
£4.75

 
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx.

£2.25

 
Cinquefoil

Highly recommended!

This pale-yellow variety of cinquefoil is a wildflower that makes a lovely addition to the cottage garden but is relatively unknown and rarely to be found for sale. It flowers for many months, from Spring and right through to the first frosts. Will gently self-seed. The colour can vary a…

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Potentilla thurberi 'Monarch's Velvet' NCG 698 Potentilla thurberi 'Monarch's Velvet'
Seed 1 x packet (60 seeds approx.)

£2.15

 
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)

£4.95

 
Cinquefoil 'Monarch's Velvet'

This variety of cinquefoil produces rich, dark-red flowers from late spring and right through to the first frosts. Will usually gently self-seed.

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Primula vulgaris NCG 375 Primula vulgaris
Plant 1 clump (equiv. 9cm pot)

£2.95

 
Common primrose

Spring would not be Spring without the primrose! The soft yellow blooms of this familiar native wildflower arise on short stems from basal rosettes of crinkly, light-green leaves. Seeds itself around happily but is not difficult to control.

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Pulmonaria officinalis NCG 308 Pulmonaria officinalis
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)

£3.95

 
Blue Lungwort

All the pulmonarias are lovely shade plants, and no less this, the common type. Blue flowers, turning mauve and then pink, adorn rather hairy stems up to 12 inches tall growing from a rosette of green foliage specked with white.

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Pulmonaria officinalis 'Sissinghurst White' NCG 307 Pulmonaria officinalis 'Sissinghurst White'
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)
Or equivalent, bare-rooted
£4.75

 
White lungwort

All the pulmonarias are lovely shade plants, and no less this, the white form of the common type. A joy to see the white flowers adorn rather hairy stems up to 12 inches tall growing from a rosette of green foliage specked with white. A trouble free plant. Cut back…

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Pulmonaria rubra 'Redstart' NCG 306 Pulmonaria rubra 'Redstart'
Plant 1 x plant (Equiv. 9cm pot)
Please see notes
£4.75

 
Coral Lungwort

This unusual pulmonaria is low-growing and mat-forming, making it a good choice for ground cover in moist, shady areas - lighting them up just when a little colour is so welcome! The leaves are mid-green and unspotted, above which masses of coral-red flowers appear on short, hairy stems in early…

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Ranunculus lingua 'Grandiflorus' NCG 226 Ranunculus lingua 'Grandiflorus'
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.

£2.25

 
Plant 1 x bare rooted plant

£2.00

 
Large-flowered Greater Spearwort

This is a lovely aquatic plant which, in its natural habitat, favours shallow streams or river banks. It can be grown as a marginal plant in ponds, but is generally not suited to small ponds as it can be rather invasive. Clear yellow buttercup-like flowers appear in mid-summer above tall,…

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Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm' NCG 079 Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm'
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 9cm pot)
Please see notes.
£4.25

 
Black-eyed Susan, Coneflower, Gloriosa Daisy

This perennial Rudbeckia is a trouble-free plant that makes a stunning statement when planted en masse in the hot bed! The deep yellow flowers with black eyes stand on tall, wiry stems and are a very useful cut flower. Prefers full sun but will tolerte part shade.

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Rumex sanguineus var. sanguineus NCG 542 Rumex sanguineus var. sanguineus
Plant 1 x young plant (9cm pot)
Limited stock
£4.25

 
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Bloody dock, Red-veined dock, Red-veined sorrel

This most unusual and attractive foliage plant produces dense clumps of deep-green leaves with striking, beetroot-red veins. The colouring is usually more pronounced at cooler times of the year. The flower spikes have insignificant blooms and are best removed to encourage more foliage and to prevent self-seeding.

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Salvia verticillata NCG 048 Salvia verticillata
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)

£3.95

 
Whorled clary sage

Whorls of small, lilac flowers spaced along stems arising from dense clumps of grey-green, slightly hairy, basal foliage. A tough plant that tolerates sand, chalk and dryness.

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Sanguisorba hakusanensis NCG 072 Sanguisorba hakusanensis
Plant 1 x plant (Equiv. 9-12 cm pot)

£4.95

 
Korean Burnet

Limited stock!

A plant with not only very attractive, feathery pink spikes of flowers in summer, but beautiful light-green, toothed foliage too.

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Scirpus atrovirens NCG 495 Scirpus atrovirens
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Plant 1 x clump (Equiv. 9cm pot approx.)

£2.00

 
Dark-green bulrush

Attractive pond plant

A popular marginal pond plant, this bulrush has very attractive dark brown (almost black) seed heads in spring, above dark-green, grass-like foliage. The seeds, although extremely small, are popular with garden birds.

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Silene hookeri NCG 259 Silene hookeri
Hooker's campion

Currently unavailable

Not just any campion! Low-growing hummocks of furry leaves from which starry flowers in shades of pink raise their heads. Needs some TLC, but much recommended.

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Sisyrinchium  bermudiana Syn. angustifolium NCG 044 Sisyrinchium bermudiana Syn. angustifolium
Plant 5 x plantlets

£4.95

 
Blue-eyed Grass

Dainty deep blue, star-shaped flowers with yellow throats on short, straight stems above stiff, grass-like foliage. Very pretty at the front of the border.

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Soleirolia syn. Helxine  soleirolii NCG 804 Soleirolia syn. Helxine soleirolii
Plant 1 x clump (equiv. 9cm pot approx.)

£4.25

 
Mind-your-own-business, Baby's tears

A mat-forming, creeping perennial with tiny round leaves. It spreads rapidly so needs to be sited carefully, but does have its uses. Some sources describe it as tender, but mine has thrived in the passageway down the side of my house for 20 years! But it is perfectly happy as…

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