Plants

Luzula nivea* - (Snow Rush)

Luzula nivea* - (Snow Rush)

Luzula nivea is a slowly spreading evergreen perennial forming a loose clump of narrow, dark green leaves with lax clusters of small, shiny white flowers. Please contact us for availability and sizes.

Features Hardiness rating
IF IT HAS A GREEN TRAFFIC LIGHT

Hardy anywhere in Britain below approximately 1000ft (300m)

This is only meant as a guide. Please remember we're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.

Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.

General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.

Grasses, Ground cover, Herbaceous, Evergreen, Pots, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained Green
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Melianthus major* - (Honey Bush)

Melianthus major* - (Honey Bush)

Instantly recognisable with its huge, blue, deeply cut leaves, red flower spikes and an air of peanut butter. Cut back by frost in cold gardens but always returns in spring. To 6ft in 1 year. Please contact us for stock availab

Features Hardiness rating
IF IT HAS A RED TRAFFIC LIGHT

Hardy in Atlantic Seaboard gardens, The Channel Islands, gardens in Central London (and other large cities) and conservatories.

This is only meant as a guide; there are some plants with red labels that would only survive in extremely favoured spots such as The Isles of Scilly or coastal south-west Ireland.

We're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.

Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.

General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.

Coastal, Conservatories, Exotics, Herbaceous, Evergreen, Pots, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Red
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Musa basjoo* - (Hardy Banana)

Musa basjoo* - (Hardy Banana)

Implausible though it sounds - a hardy Banana from Japan. Best in shade and sheltered from wind. Leaves get frosted but always come back in the spring. To 15ft in 3 years. Please contact us for stock availability and sizes

Features Hardiness rating
IF IT HAS AN AMBER TRAFFIC LIGHT

Hardy in the Home Counties if sensibly sited (avoiding severe frost pockets, for example). Many Amber Labelled Plants are from cuttings from well-established plants that have survived many harsh winters in the South-East.

This is only meant as a guide. Please remember we're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.

Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.

General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.

Exotics, Herbaceous, Evergreen, Japanese, Mediterranean, Pots, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained Amber
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Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' - (Snake's Beard)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' - (Snake's Beard)

Clumps of evergreen jet-black grassy stuff 1ft x 1ft. Lilac flowers in summer, black berries in autumn. Slow growing and remarkably black. Please contact us for other stock availability and sizes.

Features Hardiness rating
IF IT HAS A GREEN TRAFFIC LIGHT

Hardy anywhere in Britain below approximately 1000ft (300m)

This is only meant as a guide. Please remember we're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.

Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.

General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.

Coastal, Exposed, Grasses, Ground cover, Herbaceous, Evergreen, House Plants, Pots, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Green
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Phormium cookianum 'Tricolor'* - (Mountain Flax)

Phormium cookianum 'Tricolor'* - (Mountain Flax)

As Phormium cookianum but with leaves striped green and white with red edges. Elegant and hardy - only showing slight damage in very severe winters. To 4ft tall x 4ft wide Please contact us for stock availability and sizes.

Features Hardiness rating
IF IT HAS AN AMBER TRAFFIC LIGHT

Hardy in the Home Counties if sensibly sited (avoiding severe frost pockets, for example). Many Amber Labelled Plants are from cuttings from well-established plants that have survived many harsh winters in the South-East.

This is only meant as a guide. Please remember we're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.

Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.

General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.

Coastal, Conservatories, Exotics, Exposed, Herbaceous, Evergreen, Pots, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - Soggy, Space & Light Amber
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Phormium cookianum* - (Mountain Flax)

Phormium cookianum* - (Mountain Flax)

Greener, laxer and more luxuriant looking than the better known Phormium tenax. Lush and jungly. Yellow flowers on 5 ft spikes. to 5ft tall x 5ft wide. Please contact us for other stock availability and sizes.

Features Hardiness rating
IF IT HAS AN AMBER TRAFFIC LIGHT

Hardy in the Home Counties if sensibly sited (avoiding severe frost pockets, for example). Many Amber Labelled Plants are from cuttings from well-established plants that have survived many harsh winters in the South-East.

This is only meant as a guide. Please remember we're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.

Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.

General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.

Coastal, Conservatories, Exotics, Exposed, Herbaceous, Evergreen, Pots, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Amber
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Phormium tenax 'Croce di Malta'* - (New Zealand Flax)

Phormium tenax 'Croce di Malta'* - (New Zealand Flax)

Our own form of Phormium. Hardy with straight narrow green upright leaves to 7ft with 10ft flower spikes. Explosive in aspect. To 7ft with 10ft flower spikes. Please contact us for stock availability and sizes.

Features Hardiness rating
IF IT HAS A GREEN TRAFFIC LIGHT

Hardy anywhere in Britain below approximately 1000ft (300m)

This is only meant as a guide. Please remember we're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.

Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.

General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.

Coastal, Conservatories, Exotics, Exposed, Flowers, Herbaceous, Evergreen, Pots, Seaside, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Green
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Phormium tenax 'Purpureum'* - (New Zealand Flax)

Phormium tenax 'Purpureum'* - (New Zealand Flax)

Purple leaves. Flowers the same as Phormium tenax, tends not to grow quite as big and comes in an alarmingly wide range of shades of purple. Can grow to 6ft with 9ft flowers. Please contact us for stock availability and sizes.

Features Hardiness rating
IF IT HAS AN AMBER TRAFFIC LIGHT

Hardy in the Home Counties if sensibly sited (avoiding severe frost pockets, for example). Many Amber Labelled Plants are from cuttings from well-established plants that have survived many harsh winters in the South-East.

This is only meant as a guide. Please remember we're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.

Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.

General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.

Coastal, Conservatories, Exotics, Exposed, Flowers, Herbaceous, Evergreen, Pots, Seaside, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Amber
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Phormium tenax 'Variegatum'* - (New Zealand Flax)

Phormium tenax 'Variegatum'* - (New Zealand Flax)

Another for the Exploding Garden - with cream variegated leaves. Phormiums do best on heavy clay. Irresistible - even to the true Variegataphobe. To 7ft with flowers to 9ft. Please contact us for stock availability and sizes.

Features Hardiness rating
IF IT HAS AN AMBER TRAFFIC LIGHT

Hardy in the Home Counties if sensibly sited (avoiding severe frost pockets, for example). Many Amber Labelled Plants are from cuttings from well-established plants that have survived many harsh winters in the South-East.

This is only meant as a guide. Please remember we're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.

Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.

General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.

Coastal, Conservatories, Exotics, Exposed, Flowers, Herbaceous, Evergreen, Pots, Seaside, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Amber
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Salvia officinalis - (Sage)

Salvia officinalis - (Sage)

An essential herb that also happens to grow into lovely Mediterranean looking mounds. Clip it, fry it, eat it, smell it, hug it. To 2ft. Please contact us for stock availability and sizes.

Features Hardiness rating
IF IT HAS A GREEN TRAFFIC LIGHT

Hardy anywhere in Britain below approximately 1000ft (300m)

This is only meant as a guide. Please remember we're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.

Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.

General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.

Coastal, Conservatories, Edible, Exposed, Herbaceous, Evergreen, Mediterranean, Pots, Seaside, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Green
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