Best Online Nursery for Woodland Plants


A recent article (September 2107) in the Telegraph listed the best online nursery sites, we were very flattered to be listed as the Best Woodland Plant Type and in the top 20 of the best online nurseries.
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December 2015 - Gardens Illustrated Special Edition - We were delighted to be included in Val Bourne's 20 Best Nurseries List where she comments "A full range of shade-loving perennials, grasses and ferns grown by an expert plantsman. Lots of information on the website and the best packed mail order I have ever seen."


August 2018 - Gardens Illustrated - 50 Best Plant Nurseries - We were thrilled to be listed once again.
"A full range of shade-loving perennials, grasses and ferns grown by expert plantsman. Lots of information, including dry shade plants, on the website and the best packed mail order ever.
Excellent mail order"

Best Selling Plants

Geranium nodosum

Geranium nodosum

4.95 (2 or fewer items) 4.80 (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, a great candidate for underplanting in shaded and wooded spots. Wonderful for natural or semi wild planting schemes.
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Geranium x cantabrigiense 'St Ola'

Geranium x cantabrigiense 'St Ola'

4.80 (2 or fewer items) 4.45 (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 Bremner in the Orkneys.

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

Galium odoratum

4.95 (2 or fewer items) 4.45 (3 or more items)


A very useful groundcover for tough, dry shady conditions.

A 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 in the walled garden at NT Mottisfont forming a wonderful ground cover under a fig tree.
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Galium will spread quite vigorously, but it is a plant that will survive the toughest of dry shady conditions.
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Liriope muscari 'Big Blue' AGM

Liriope muscari 'Big Blue' AGM

4.95 (2 or fewer items) 4.45 (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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Epimedium x rubrum AGM

Epimedium x rubrum AGM

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

A hybrid form which is a good general easy form for dryish shade. Semi-evergreen well marked foliage to 35cm high x 50cm wide. Dark red and pale lemon colured flowers. European type.
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Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum' AGM

Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum' AGM

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

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