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


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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) 4.50
Price: (3 or more plants) 3.95


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Aquilegia vulgaris 'Ruby Port'

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • 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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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) 5.50
Price: (3 or more plants) 4.95


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Brunnera 'Emerald Mist'

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

A new cultivar with large silver spots and splashes like an enhanced old Langtrees, but with a silver mist over the top. Blue flowers in Spring.

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

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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) 4.95
Price: (3 or more plants) 4.50


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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.

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


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Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum' AGM

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • 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) 5.50
Price: (3 or more plants) 4.95


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Epimedium x warleyense

Epimedium x warleyense

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • 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) 4.80
Price: (3 or more plants) 4.25


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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) 4.50
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: 4.50


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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) 4.50
Price: (3 or more plants) 3.95


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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.

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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.

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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.

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Price: (3 or more plants) 3.95


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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

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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Omphalodes cappadocica 'Cherry Ingram' AGM

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • 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.

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.

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Price: (3 or more plants) 4.95


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Tiarella 'Neon Lights'

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

The black centered, palmate-cut leaves are edged with contrasting neon-green in Spring. Flowers are large as well and it's one of our earliest bloomers here in the South West

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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
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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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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.
{Cultivation}
Galium will spread quite vigorously. So a plant that will survive in difficult situations.
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Aquilegia vulgaris 'Ruby Port'

Aquilegia vulgaris 'Ruby Port'

4.50 (2 or fewer items) 3.95 (3 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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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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Alchemilla mollis AGM

Alchemilla mollis AGM

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

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!
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Liriope muscari 'Big Blue'

Liriope muscari 'Big Blue'

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

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

Geranium 'Brookside' AGM

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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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