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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.

Often used at the front of borders and complementing other flowering perennials (it looks stunning when planted with Geranium 'Rozanne'), Alchemilla can also be used most effectively to create an area of differing foliage colours and textures - it combines beautifully with small to medium sized ferns.

It will mildly seed around but it is just too useful to ignore!

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 5.30
Price: (3 or more plants) 4.95


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Ajuga reptans 'Alba'

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • 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) 4.95
Price: (3 or more plants) 4.50


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Anemanthele lessoniana 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
Price: (3 or more plants) 3.45


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Aquilegia vulgaris 'Munstead White' AGM

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • 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) 3.95
Price: (3 or more plants) 3.50


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Bergenia 'Overture' AGM

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • 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) 5.95
Price: (3 or more plants) 5.50


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3. Special Offer Cyclamen hederifolium AGM - 8 mixed leaved forms.
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Brunnera macrophylla 'Silver Spear'

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


Fully silvered leaves and blue flowers in Spring. Shows great vigour even in dry conditions. Will gradually form a good size plant is similar to but proving a better plant than Jack Frost.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 5.95
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Special Offer Cyclamen hederifolium AGM - 8 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, 8 x 9cm pots. 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. This collection offers great value for money. Please remember that Cyclamen hederfolium are Summer dormant.

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. Looks glorious in drifts under deciduous trees. Plants at 20cm centres and at the same depth as the pots. Summer dormant.


Price: 26.00


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Cyclamen hederifolium 'Album' AGM

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



A pure white strain of this tough easy woodland Cyclamen, very hardy. Looks stunning in the Autumn as a mass underplant.

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

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 3.80
Price: (3 or more plants) 3.50


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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. Dark red and pale lemon colured flowers. European type.

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


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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. Deciduous.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 4.95
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Euphorbia amygdaloides var robbiae

  • 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 tricky dry soils under trees. Green leaves and lime green/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) 5.50
Price: (3 or more plants) 4.95


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Galium odoratum

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • 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 fragrant 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) 4.50
Price: (3 or more plants) 3.95


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Geranium x cantabrigiense 'St Ola'

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • 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) 4.45
Price: (3 or more plants) 3.95


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


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Geranium macrorrhizum 'Bevans' AGM

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • 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) 4.95
Price: (3 or more plants) 4.50


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Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety' AGM

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • 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.

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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 and best evergreen of the forms. Offers Autumn brightness as the leaves colour. Makes a fantastic dense ground cover even in 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, a great candidate for underplanting in shaded and wooded spots.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 4.95
Price: (3 or more plants) 4.85


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Geranium 'Katherine Adele'

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • 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) 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.

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


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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

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

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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) 4.45
Price: (3 or more plants) 3.95


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Omphalodes cappadocica 'Cherry Ingram' AGM

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

A blue-chip and striking Spring woodlander, comparatively large blue flowers in masses in Spring and possibly the odd one in Autumn too. Slowing spreading to form a mat of foliage. Evergreen and quite charming. Likes woodsy conditions and combines beautifully with spring bulbs and ferns. I have seen it used as a very stylish underplant in a formal courtyard garden 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 'Emerald Ellie'

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

A new clump forming variety with deeply cut leaves with drak centres. White flowers all the growing season..
Evergreen and strong growing.
Price: 5.95


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Tiarella 'Running Tiger'

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

A ground cover Tiarella with striped mottled leaves and white flowers. Spreads gradually with overground stolons.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 4.80
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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.

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


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Geranium x cantabrigiense 'St Ola'

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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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Galium odoratum

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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 fragrant 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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Polystichum munitum AGM

Polystichum munitum AGM

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The American sword fern. Well known and long cultivated in this country. Easy and very effective. Evergreen.
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Dryopteris wallichiana AGM

Dryopteris wallichiana AGM

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A most magnificent fern from the Himalayas and Japan although named after the Danish botanist Nathaniel Wallich. The young unfolding fronds are a golden green in the Spring contrasting well with the hairy black midrib and stems. Needs moist conditions though not boggy and avoid dry alkaline soils. Evergreen.
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Geranium nodosum

Geranium nodosum

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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, a great candidate for underplanting in shaded and wooded spots.
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Anemanthele lessoniana AGM

Anemanthele lessoniana AGM

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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.
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