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

Brunnera macrophylla 'Silver Spear'

Brunnera macrophylla 'Silver Spear'

6.50 (2 or fewer items) 5.95 (3 or more items)


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.
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Liriope muscari 'Big Blue' AGM

Liriope muscari 'Big Blue' AGM

4.95 (2 or fewer items) 4.65 (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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Asplenium scolopendrium AGM

Asplenium scolopendrium AGM

4.95 (2 or fewer items) 4.80 (3 or more items)

The native wild form of this easy and very useful evergreen fern. Strap shaped, long undivided fronds giving the plant it's common name Hart's (deer) Tongue fern. Grows better on alkaline to neutral soils. Happy in damp shade but also in dry shade once established. This fern works brilliantly with other ferns, hostas and bergenias.
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Alchemilla mollis AGM

Alchemilla mollis AGM

5.25 (2 or fewer items) 4.80 (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.

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! Cutting foliage and faded flower stems back in mid/late summer will produce a second flush of leaves and the odd flower.
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Geranium nodosum 'Silverwood'

Geranium nodosum 'Silverwood'

4.95 (2 or fewer items) 4.80 (3 or more items)

A fully white flowered form of Geranium nodosum that will easily cope with dry shade. Maybe not quite as vigorous as the species.
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Geranium macrorrhizum 'Pindus'

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Pindus'

5.95 (2 or fewer items) 5.50 (3 or more items)

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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