Plants

Lobelia tupa*

Lobelia tupa*

"Magnificent plant..... anything less like the conventional bedding lobelia could not be imagined". G.S.Thomas. Big and herby, red flowers. Flowers to 6ft. 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.

Conservatories, Exotics, Flowers, Herbaceous, Evergreen, Pots, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Amber
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Lomatia ferruginea*

Lomatia ferruginea*

A beautiful member of the exotic Protea family. Large, evergreen, ferny leaves. Essential if you have poor acid soil and a fairly open site. 10ft after 8 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, Flowers, Pots, Shade, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - NOT good on chalk, Space & Light, Trees - Small Amber
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Lomatia myricoides*

Lomatia myricoides*

Another one of our obscure little gems. An evergreen shrub/small tree from S-E Australia with delicate narrow leaves and a mass of frothy white flowers. 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.

Exotics, Flowers, Pots, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - NOT good on chalk, Space & Light Green
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Lyonothamnus floribundus aspleniifolius* - (Santa Cruz Ironwood)

Lyonothamnus floribundus aspleniifolius* - (Santa Cruz Ironwood)

Ferny evergreen leaves with a distinctly marijuana-like look plus beautiful red stringy bark. White frothy flowers after 10 years. Rare Californian tree. 20ft in 10 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.

Coastal, Conservatories, Exotics, Mediterranean, Pots, Screening Plants, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - NOT good on chalk, Space & Light, Trees - Small Amber
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Magnolia delavayi*

Magnolia delavayi*

Huge evergreen leaves. Mere words cannot do this wonderful Chinese tree justice. Any soil, even chalk. Always in short supply. 15ft after 15 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.

Coastal, Conservatories, Exotics, Flowers, Mediterranean, Pots, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Small Amber
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Magnolia grandiflora* - (Evergreen Magnolia)

Magnolia grandiflora* - (Evergreen Magnolia)

Evergreen tree. Big glossy leaves, huge fragrant white flowers. Slow to establish but long lived and robust. A wonderful subject for Creative Maintenance. 20ft after 20 years. 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.

Conservatories, Exotics, Flowers, Mediterranean, Pots, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Medium 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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Nolina nelsonii

Nolina nelsonii

Obscure, dramatic and spiky. Huge trunk forming exotic from the Mexican mountains. 6ft tall x 5ft wide. Please contact us for stock availability and sizes

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, House Plants, Mediterranean, Pots, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Red
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Osmanthus yunnanensis*

Osmanthus yunnanensis*

Exceedingly rare little evergreen tree from S. China. To 20ft after 25 years. As with all Osmanthuses, deliciously fragrant flowers in late winter. 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, House Plants, Japanese, Pots, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Small Amber
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