Makes a low shrubby mound 40 -60cm with aromatic shining green foliage. Flowers a nice lemon over a long period. If plants become woody give a severe haircut in the early spring AFTER growth is well under way. PB2
The flowers of this geranium are strongly reflexed making them different from others in this genus. Sun or part shade. 30-40cm high x 50-60cmwide
Syn. Andenken an Friedrich Hahn'. 'Garnet' is a bushy semi-evergreen perennial to 90cm in height, wit racemes of tubular bell-shaped, deep wine-red flowers 3cm in length. An old variety but tough and well tested over the years. As with all penstemon do not give a autumn...
Full sun in any well drained soils. Brilliant colours with prominent 'button' Compact to 1m. This is a selection of mine from a seed lot sent from overseas.
One of my favourites. Deep claret-wine flowers an stiff stems to 1m. A damp soil is preferred. This must be an old variety as I can no longer find references to it in the RHS Plantfinder nor in overseas plant-lists? 9x9x10PP
A seedling from our own garden that I am having trouble to keep up the supply! The colour of a good red Marlborough Wine of which I am perhaps a bit too fond!!
'Fens Ruby' is a fast-spreading rhizomatous perennial with feathery, linear purple leaves and greenish-yellow flowers from late spring. It can be very invasive if planted in the wrong place. We have it planted amongst the roots of pine and leylandii where nothing else will...
A native to the British Isles. Growing from 10cm -30cm and does not produce the runners as do many Ajuga. The flowers are violet-purple. We consider this ajuga the best for flowers and colour.
Low growing New York aster approx. 40cm wit a mass of Violet flowers summer-autumn. Full sun.
30-40cm Sprays of lavender blue flowers late summer to autumn . A nice compact grower. 11x11x12pp
80cm. This Salvia paten var. has pale pink flowers from Dec-March. It overwinters okay in free draining soils (and not so free draining as with myself) or it can be lifted in the autumn and cared for as you would Dahlia.
90 x 60cm late summer/autumn. Clear pink flowers ranging from semi-double to double and held in small clusters on upright stems of deep green foliage. Divide every 3years or so.
A seedling form the Hardy Plant Society of Great Britain and named by us. Grows to approx 80cm with dark blue flowers in thick racemes.
This form of Maltese Cross has dusky pink flowers - a bit more subtle than the normal orange form. Clumps and upright stems to 75cm.
A beautiful handsome herbaceous salvia from China. Grows 60 x 60cm in semi shade to full sun with a cool soil over summer and well drained over winter. The handsome foliage has a dark maroon mid-rib and edging. The strong hairy stems develope soft yellow flowers in whorls of...
.75 x 1m. Originally collected in Mexico. Beautiful pink flowers. Foliage is much larger than we normally see in microphylla hybrids. FEW only
90cm Dark green foliage with mahogany-red flowers. Full sun to part shade in a moisture retentive soil. Few only. This variety appears more difficult to propagate than the others(?)
Penstemon 'Purple Passion' is a bushy plant with lance-shaped, mid-green leaves and, from midsummer into autumn, upright racemes of tubular deep rich-purple flowers
This salvia will delight you with its spikes of violet-purple flowers and red bracts. It is a herbaceous sage that enchants us every year. Blooming from November, with its peak in December-January. Do not hesitate to prune the faded flowers for re-blooming. Grows to approx...
A bold summer flowering perennial with heart shaped foliage and single yellow-gold daisy flowers an branching stems. Plant in a moisture retentive soil in sun or part shade. 1.5m in flower.
A fine selection of Marjery Fish. To 75cm the much divided leaves shimmer of silver. Perfect with copper foliage.
A medium sized,fast growing upright shrub growing to 2m with handsome, emerald-green, pointed leaves. In midsummer the orange, ball-shaped flower clusters appear, carried on branched stems contrasting with the leaves, creating an eye-catching display at the back of a border....
Produces fine upright stems covered in small shining green fragrant foliage. In summer if produces a cloud of small pale lavender flowers that bloom for at least 6 weeks. A great filler plant.
A good ground-cover. In midsummer soft-mauve flowers smother low cushions of neat, parasol-shaped leaves. Autumn colour. 38 cm high PB2
This 'white sea holly' produces strong much branched stems 1-1.2m high covered with 20mm prickly silvery flowerheads. PB2