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Alchemilla mollis AGM

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 30cm (12in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: May to August

Common as muck but brilliant for a tough spot. Plumes of lime green/yellow flowers in Summer. Wonderful for flower arranging and the leaves look magical with water droplets sitting on them. Very dry shade tolerant and resistant to deer and rabbits, plus the occasional football or foot. Will mildly seed around. Too useful to ignore!

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 4.50
Price: (3 or more plants) 3.95


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Ajuga reptans 'Alba'

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 15cm (6in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: March to June

A plain green leaved variety with lots of white flowers through Spring.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 3.95
Price: (3 or more plants) 3.50


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Anemanthele lessoniana syn Stipa arundinacea AGM

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Sun-partial shade
  • Flowering season: June to July

syn Stipa arundinaceae. The pheasant tailed grass - a lovely grass that will pretty much grow anywhere. Good in shade even dry shade, with orange flashed leaves all growing season turning to full glowing embers in the Autumn.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 3.95
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Aquilegia vulgaris 'Munstead White' AGM

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 60cm (24in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: May to July


syn Nivea. A lovely pure white strain of this good garden plant, easy in shade where is shows up wonderfully well. A native plant.
Hardy and very easy in even dry shade, May and June flowering they will mildly seed around and estblish itself coming up where it wants to grow, easy to control.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 3.50
Price: (3 or more plants) 2.95


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Aquilegia vulgaris 'Ruby Port'

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 60cm (24in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: May to July



Double ruby red flowered form, very good in shade, even dry shade, and will seed true.
Hardy and very easy in even dry shade, May and June flowering they will mildly seed around and estblish itself coming up where it wants to grow, easy to control.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 4.50
Price: (3 or more plants) 3.95


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Aster divaricatus

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 60cm (24in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: August to September

A very lovely species Aster which is easy, mildew free, with shiny dark black stems with white flowers atop the zig zag stems in late Summer/Autumn. Perfect for the shady border in late Summer and thought to have often been used by Gertrude Jekyll in her designs.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 4.95
Price: (3 or more plants) 4.50


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Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' AGM

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: March to April

PP13859 PBR 1799
Fully silvered leaves and blue flowers in Spring. Shows great vigour even in dry conditions. Will gradually form a good size plant.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 5.50
Price: (3 or more plants) 4.95


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Epimedium x rubrum AGM

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 30cm (12in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: April to May

A hybrid form which is a good general easy form for dryish shade. Evergreen well marked foliage to 35cm high x 50cm wide. European type.

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Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum' AGM

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 30cm (12in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: April to May

Easy pale lemon yellow flowered species, good ground cover. European type. One of the easiest and most reliable for dry shade.

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Epimedium x warleyense

Epimedium x warleyense

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 30cm (12in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: April to May

An old variety, but for dry shade, a plant that’s hard to beat. Orange flowers in Spring and green mottled leaves all year. European type.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 5.50
Price: (3 or more plants) 4.95


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Euphorbia amygdaloides var robbiae AGM

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: March to May

The native wood spurge, a very tough evergreen Euphorbia for any shady spot including dry soils under trees. Green leaves and yellow flowers in Summer. Makes a good looking ground cover. Poisonous and take care when handling Euphorbia, as the latex in the sap can be an irritant to the skin.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 4.95
Price: (3 or more plants) 4.45


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Galium odoratum

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 30cm (12in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: April to June



We were asked for sweet woodruff so often that we now grow it. Mythical thug for a shady spot where it can spread and display its white flowers in Spring. Will tolerate dry soils. It was used most effectively as ground cover in a small, shady courtyard show garden at Chelsea 2012, and can be seen at Mottisfont forming a wonderful ground cover under a fig tree.

Galium will spread quite vigorously. So a plant that will survive in difficult situations.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 4.95
Price: (3 or more plants) 4.50


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Geranium phaeum 'Album'

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: May to June

An excellent Geranium for shade as the white flowers really light up a dry shady spot.
Price: 4.50


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Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety' AGM

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: June to August

A spreading evergreen perennial with true pink flowers in the Summer. Very fragrant leaves, a medium to large variety, easy in the garden, very tolerant of dry soils. Good autumn colour, leaves take on reddish tints.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 5.50
Price: (3 or more plants) 4.95


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Geranium macrorrhizum 'Pindus'

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 15cm (6in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: June to August

A slightly compact growing form to only around 25cm tall, spreading by rhizomes and clusters of pretty reddish purple flowers over a long time. Very good ground cover including in very dry shade.

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Geranium nodosum

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: May to August

Bluish pearly pink flowers. A nice form of this woodland toughy from the Old Rectory, Burghfield. Will seed around to a certain extent and thrive in pretty much the driest position. An incredibly useful Geranium.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 4.95
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Iris foetidissima AGM

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: May to May

A native Iris that does well in dry soils in shade, quiet purplish and yellow flowers in Summer, but the real star quality is the pod of berries which split in Autumn revealing scarlet orange fleshy seeds. A rhizomatous spreader.
Harmful if eaten.

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Lamium maculatum 'White Nancy' AGM

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 15cm (6in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: April to July

A good silver leaved white flowered dead nettle. Spreads moderately quickly forming a mat.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 4.50
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Lathyrus vernus AGM

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: April to May

Spring pea, a non-climbing woodlander from Eastern Europe, with striking blue-purple flowers. Forms a small bush/clump.

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Price: (3 or more plants) 4.95


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Liriope muscari 'Big Blue'

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: September to October

Predictably large with blue flowers. One of the best of the good flowering forms, and strong evergreen foliage.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 4.50
Price: (3 or more plants) 3.95


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Myrrhis odorata

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: May to July



Sweet Cicely, fully deciduous. In Spring it produces soft, hairy, pale green leaves, and then later small heads of cow parsley type flowers. Brushing past it releases the sweet aniseed scent, and it is often used in the preparation of stewed fruit to reduce the amount of sugar needed. A must for the herb or wild garden.

Reportedly needing moisture but grows well in dry shade, though best with semi-shade.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 5.50
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Omphalodes cappadocica 'Cherry Ingram' AGM

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 30cm (12in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: April to May

Blue-chip and a striking Spring woodlander, comparatively large blue flowers in masses in Spring and possibly the odd one in Autumn too.

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Tellima grandiflora 'Forest Frost'

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 30cm (12in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: June to July

Heavily mottled leaves are frosty in Winter, when the leaves turn to a burgundy colour, pink flowers in Spring. Good for shade even dry shade.

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Tiarella 'Pink Brushes'

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 30cm (12in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: May to August

A new hybrid amongst the longest flowering of any form, (so very long flowering), well marked evergreen foliage with masses of pink flowers. Good in shade even dryish shade.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 4.95
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Tiarella 'Pink Skyrocket'

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: May to August

True pink flowers over darkly marked deeply cut wherryi type foliage.


Price: (2 or fewer plants) 4.95
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Vinca minor f.alba 'Gertrude Jekyll' AGM

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 15cm (6in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: March to June


A lovely low growing, compact white flowered form. Short evergreen leaved stems produce a succession of refreshing white flowers from mid Spring and into the Summer. Bushy plants.
Vinca minor, including this form, is very tolerant of a wide range of conditions but thrives in dryish deciduous shade. On the whole very easy.

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Vinca minor 'Ralph Shugert'

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 15cm (6in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: April to June


A good flowering silver variegated form, good ground cover but not invasive. Large clear blue flowers over most of the season.
Vinca minor, including this form, is very tolerant of a wide range of conditions but thrives in dryish deciduous shade. On the whole easy.


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Tiarella 'Pink Skyrocket'

Tiarella 'Pink Skyrocket'

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True pink flowers over darkly marked deeply cut wherryi type foliage.

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Galium odoratum

Galium odoratum

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{About}
We were asked for sweet woodruff so often that we now grow it. Mythical thug for a shady spot where it can spread and display its white flowers in Spring. Will tolerate dry soils. It was used most effectively as ground cover in a small, shady courtyard show garden at Chelsea 2012, and can be seen at Mottisfont forming a wonderful ground cover under a fig tree.
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Galium will spread quite vigorously. So a plant that will survive in difficult situations.
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Geranium phaeum 'Album'

Geranium phaeum 'Album'

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An excellent Geranium for shade as the white flowers really light up a dry shady spot.
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Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' AGM

Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'  AGM

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PP13859 PBR 1799
Fully silvered leaves and blue flowers in Spring. Shows great vigour even in dry conditions. Will gradually form a good size plant.
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Tiarella 'Pink Brushes'

Tiarella 'Pink Brushes'

4.95 (2 or fewer items) 4.50 (3 or more items)

A new hybrid amongst the longest flowering of any form, (so very long flowering), well marked evergreen foliage with masses of pink flowers. Good in shade even dryish shade.
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Geranium nodosum

Geranium nodosum

4.95 (2 or fewer items) 4.50 (3 or more items)

Bluish pearly pink flowers. A nice form of this woodland toughy from the Old Rectory, Burghfield. Will seed around to a certain extent and thrive in pretty much the driest position. An incredibly useful Geranium.
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