Plants

Cynara cardunculus* - (Cardoon)

Cynara cardunculus* - (Cardoon)

An artichoke on steroids. Huge silvery leaves to 4ft. Evergreen if it's not too cold. Purple flowers on 4ft stalks in summer. Plenty of light and rich soil. 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, Edible, Herbaceous, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Green
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Cyperus alternifolius* - (Dwarf Papyrus)

Cyperus alternifolius* - (Dwarf Papyrus)

Mini Papyrus - to 4ft. Thickets of miniature palm trees. Reputedly tender but not in our experience. Dies down in winter but always returns. Good in a pot. Easy plant. 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, Herbaceous, Evergreen, House Plants, Pots, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Amber
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Daphne odora 'Aureo-marginata'*

Daphne odora 'Aureo-marginata'*

Slow growing evergreen dome to 4ft after 15 years. Grow it near the house - it produces the most deliciously smelly flowers in mid-winter. Tough as old boots. 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.

Flowers, Japanese, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Green
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Daphniphyllum macropodum*

Daphniphyllum macropodum*

Astonishingly beautiful little evergreen tree from east Asia. The young growth in the spring is always worth the wait. Hardy and reliable. Slow growing : 10ft in 10 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.

Coastal, Exotics, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Small Green
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Dasylirion acrotrichum*

Dasylirion acrotrichum*

A great spherical mass of thin green leaves that cleverly bridges the gap between exotica and topiary. Remarkable, easy and beautiful. 3ft by 3ft. 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, Exotics, Exposed, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Amber
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Deschampsia 'Golden Dew'*

Deschampsia 'Golden Dew'*

An airy, fluffy evergreen grass. Silvery gold flower spikes that start in July and last well into autumn. It can grow to 2ft by 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, Exposed, Grasses, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Green
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Dicksonia antarctica* - (Tree Fern)

Dicksonia antarctica* - (Tree Fern)

Huge and beautiful tree ferns from Down Under. They need space, not too shady and a reasonably mild garden sheltered from strong winds. Everyone loves tree ferns. Please contact us for other 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.

Exotics, Ferns, Shade, Space & Light Red
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Drimys winteri* - (Wynter's Bark)

Drimys winteri* - (Wynter's Bark)

A reliable little evergreen tree from South America with masses of white flowers and an upright, multi-stemmed, narrow habit. Fairly quick growing - 20ft 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.

Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Medium Amber
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Echium fastuosum* - (Pride of Madeira)

Echium fastuosum* - (Pride of Madeira)

Wonderful exotica from Madeira. Shrubby, shapely (very), covered in electric blue flowers in May. A bit frost tender but you can always grow it in a nice big pot. 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, Flowers, Pots, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Red
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Echium pininiana* - (Tree  Echium)

Echium pininiana* - (Tree Echium)

Amongst exoticists, this reigns supreme. The shape, the size, the flowers - all are exotic to the tips of their inflorescences. 8ft in 2 yrs. Flowers can reach 15ft. 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, Herbaceous, Evergreen, Pots, Seaside, Soil - Clay, Space & Light Red
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