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Alchemilla mollis AGM

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • 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) 3.80
Price: (3 or more plants) 3.50


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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) 3.50
Price: (4 or fewer plants) (3 to 4 items) 2.95
Price: (5 or more plants) 2.60


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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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Bergenia 'Overture' AGM

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

Richly coloured, neat foliage and stunning magenta flowers in Spring. Great Winter dark red foliage colour. A high quality form.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 5.00
Price: (3 or more plants) 4.45


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Ajuga 'Party Colours' AGM

Ajuga 'Party Colours' AGM

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

A brightly coloured Ajuga, creeping and forming a carpet in shade, with the white and red flashes it tends to show up well, no reversion seen on this form.
Price: 2.50


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Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' AGM

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • 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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Cenolophium denudatum

Cenolophium denudatum

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

A good natured umbel with blue green deeply dissected foliage and heads of white flowers in late Spring and Summer. Very easy in a well drained soil, will take shade and even dry shade.
Price: 5.00


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Special Offer Cyclamen hederifolium AGM - 7 mixed leaved forms.

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



A mixed batch of leaves and flower colour. Super in dry shade, August - September flowering, with flowers appearing in ethereal ring like clumps and with the good looking leaves remaining all Winter long.

Cyclamen hederifolium is very easy to grow in any well drained shaded spot and is one of the most tolerant of the driest dry shade. Plants at 20cm centres and at the same depth as the pots.


Price: 21.00


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Epimedium x rubrum AGM

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • 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.

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


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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.

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


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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. Take care when handling Euphorbia, as the latex in the sap can be an irritant to the skin.

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


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2. Aquilegia vulgaris 'Ruby Port'
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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.

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

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


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3. Tiarella 'Sugar and Spice'
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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 x cantabrigiense 'St Ola'

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

One of the very few evergreen Geraniums for the woodland garden. Short growing it forms a ground cover with pure white flowers over most of the Summer. A hybrid raised by Alan Bremnar in the Orkneys.

Once established it's very tolerant of soils that dry out in Summer in shade.

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


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Geranium macrorrhizum 'Spessart'

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

A medium growing form with white flowers with pink calyx. Very tolerant of dry soils and conditions. One of the most evergreen of the forms.
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Price: (2 or fewer plants) 5.50
Price: (3 or more plants) 4.95


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Geranium macrorrhizum 'Bevans' AGM

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

A very tolerant plant suitable for the most difficult of situations, dry shade. Pink flowers in Summer with fragrant foliage turning scarlet in Autumn.

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


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Geranium macrorrhizum 'Mount Olympus White' AGM

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

syn Geranium mac. 'White Ness'. An easy, hardy, evergreen Geranium. Very good in dry shade. Forms good ground cover with fragrant foliage. Pure white flowers over most of the Summer starting in late May. This is a pure albino with no hint of pink in the calyx or flower.

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


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Geranium nodosum

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • 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
Price: (3 or more plants) 4.50


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Geranium 'Katherine Adele'

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

Heavily mottled foliage almost completely purple flushed, with exquisitely lined pink flowers. Very tolerant of most conditions including dryish shade.

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

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


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Lathyrus vernus AGM

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • 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.

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


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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 good evergreen foliage.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 4.20
Price: (3 or more plants) 3.95


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Pulmonaria 'Cotton Cool'

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

A nice white silver leaved cultivar with good blue flowers in April.
Plant at 40cm centres,
Soil - most soils apart from very dry or wet.

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


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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.

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


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Tiarella 'Sugar and Spice'

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

'Sugar and Spice' is one of our best with shiny, lacquered leaves, which are lacy with a heavily marked center in Summer and Winter. Spring brings lightly fragrant flowers, frosted pink with a white interior.

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


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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 easy.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 3.50
Price: (3 or more plants) 3.00


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Vinca minor 'Ralph Shugert'

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • 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.


Price: (2 or fewer plants) 4.50
Price: (3 or more plants) 4.00


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Aquilegia vulgaris 'Ruby Port'

Aquilegia vulgaris 'Ruby Port'

3.50 (2 or fewer items) 2.95 (3 to 4 items) 2.60 (5 or more items)


{About} Double ruby red flowered form, very good in shade, even dry shade, and will seed true.
{Cultivation} 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.
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Galium odoratum

Galium odoratum

4.50 (2 or fewer items) 3.95 (3 or more items)

{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.
{Cultivation}
Galium will spread quite vigorously. So a plant that will survive in difficult situations.
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Tiarella 'Sugar and Spice'

Tiarella 'Sugar and Spice'

4.50 (2 or fewer items) 3.95 (3 or more items)

'Sugar and Spice' is one of our best with shiny, lacquered leaves, which are lacy with a heavily marked center in Summer and Winter. Spring brings lightly fragrant flowers, frosted pink with a white interior.
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Geranium 'Brookside' AGM

Geranium 'Brookside' AGM

5.50 (2 or fewer items) 4.95 (3 or more items)

I think this is one of the best introductions of the last ten years, compact habit with clear blue white eyed flowers over a long time.
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Geranium x cantabrigiense 'St Ola'

Geranium x cantabrigiense 'St Ola'

5.50 (2 or fewer items) 4.95 (3 or more items)

One of the very few evergreen Geraniums for the woodland garden. Short growing it forms a ground cover with pure white flowers over most of the Summer. A hybrid raised by Alan Bremnar in the Orkneys.

Once established it's very tolerant of soils that dry out in Summer in shade.
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Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' AGM

Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'  AGM

5.50 (2 or fewer items) 4.95 (3 or more items)

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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