Agaves & Arids
Bananas, Gingers & Aroids
Cloud Pruned, Bonsai & Niwaki Trees
Gifts for Gardeners
Grasses & Grass Like
Half, Quarter & Full Standards
Hardy Palm Trees
Hedging & Screening
Pleached & Espalier Screening
Tree Ferns & Ferns
Architectural & Colonial Gardens
Patio & Courtyard Gardens
Screening or Lose Your Neighbour
Small Town Garden
Fargesia 'Jiuzhaigou 1'
Fargesia robusta 'Campbell'
Fargesia nitida 'Black Pearl'
Ginkgo biloba 'Troll'
Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Holochrysa'
Phyllostachys nigra 'Henonis'
Phyllostachys aurea 'Koi'
Nandina domestica 'Woods Dwarf'
Acacia pravissima is a completely whacky and remarkable member of the Mimosaceae family. One can expect a breath-taking abundance of bright yellow flowers in the form of tiny pom-poms. These flowers usually form during late summer and sit on the ...
Araucaria araucana Monkey Puzzle Tree
The Monkey Puzzle Tree is instantly recognisable and a well known feature in many gardens throughout the country. Botanically known as Araucaria araucana, the Money Puzzle Tree originates from Chile where it grows in impressive forest groups. Ara...
Cordyline australis 'Pink Champagne'
Pink Cabbage Palm
Cordyline australis, the Cabbage Palm or Torbay Palm is not actually a palm but has a palm like appearance naturally originating from New Zealand. It is amongst the easiest exotic plants to grow with 'Pink Champagne' being a particularly striking var...
Cordyline australis 'Torbay Dazzler'
Variegated Torbay Cabbage Palm
Cordyline australis, the Cabbage Palm is not actually a palm, but it's a good fit with them. It is one of the easiest exotic plants to grow and 'Torbay Dazzler' is a particularly striking variety with green and cream stripes. It is very tolerant of w...
Eriobotrya japonica 'Rose Anne'
Eriobotrya japonica 'Rose Anne' is a brilliant new variety of the Loquat Tree. I first discovered 'Rose Anne' growing at small family run propagation nursery in Belgium where the grower told me that this Eriobotrya was discovered growing in a garden...
Winged Spindle Tree
A beautiful hardy medium sized shrub with unusual ‘winged’ corkey stems. Euonymous alatus makes a perfect architectural specimen in the garden with year round interest. During winter the bare branches are a bold feature followed in spring with lu...
Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web'
Speckled Japanese Aralia
Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web' is a heavily speckled form of this bushy, rounded, suckering, evergreen shrub with leathery, glossy, deeply-lobed, dark green and creamy-white leaves. Clusters of small white flowers in autumn are followed by black fr...
Glycyrrhiza yunnanensis is a plant that stopped us in our tracks whilst on our travels. A spectacular liquorice relative with the most extraordinary seed heads which follow lilac flowers. The flowers sit upon tall, upright stems and turn from lil...
Hedychium Telstar 4
Telstar 4 Ginger
Hedychium Telstar 4 is a recent hybrid hardy ginger producing tall fairly narrow stems with deep green slender leaves. Hedychium Telstar 4 is proving popular due it's speed of growth, up to 1.50cm high, and the abundant delicate salmon pink flowerhea...
Orange-red Ginger Lily
Hedychium aurantiacum is a selected form of Hedychium coccineum chosen beause of it's superb bright orange flowers which are produced in abundanced late summer right up until the first frosts. The architectural narrow grey-green foliage looks stunnin...
Hedychium forrestii is beautiful jungly hardy ginger with large showy leaves topped in late summer by white open flower clusters. Forests ginger has a sweet delicate fragrance to the flowers which often have pale pink to yellow bases to the stamens a...
Hedychium wardiii is really beautiful hardy ginger with large wonderfully fragrant bright yellow flowers unlike other gingers. Reaching up to 1.5 metres high this ginger is proving remarkably hardy and easy to grow rapidly forming clumps of arching s...
Kalopanax septemlobus syn pictus
Kalopanax septemlobus sometimes known as the tree aralia or castor aralia is super jungly exotic looking Asian tree with outrageous spiky trunks and branches and lush large palmate leaves. I first saw this plant growing in a plant collectors garden i...
Laurus nobilis, The Bay Tree, is a conical evergreen tree or large shrub with glossy, dark green, aromatic leaves. During early summer masses of sulphar tiny flowers are produced much loved by bees and other pollinaters. Will respond very well to pru...
Daisy Bush, Arorangi. An upright shrub with holly-like glossy, dark green leaves and dense clusters of fragrant, daisy-like, white flowers with a reddish brown eye in summer. Height 6m. Spread 5m. Flower colour White. Flowers from June to August. Eve...
Phyllostachys aurea, the Golden Bamboo or Fishing Pole Bamboo is perhaps the most popular bamboo planted in the U.K and for good reason. It has sturdy upright olive green, maturing to golden yellow canes or culms as we call them reaching between 3.5-...
Phyllostachys aurea 'Koi'
Phyllostachys aurea 'Koi' is definitely one of my favourite bamboo it really is gorgeous with golden canes streaked alternatively between the nodes in deep green. Each cane holding masses pale green leaves to add to the beauty. It is also a ramrod st...
Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Holochrysa'
Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Holochrysa' is another fabulously colourful large bamboo producing bright golden almost orange canes which can get to an impressive to 3-5cm in diameter. The fresh looking leaves are a deep green occasionally striped in cre...
Tamarix ramosissima 'Hulsdonk White'
Tamarisk are well known shrubs tolerant of extreme coastal conditions. 'Hulsdonk White' produces masses of fluffy white flowers all along the stems during summer. A great plant for exposed or windy gardens where it can be pruned hard each year to sha...
Yucca rostrata is a upright architectural slow growing yucca eventually forming pale trunks topped with silver-grey narrow leaves up to 75 cm long.Yucca rostrata can ultimately grow to 2 or more metre high though in U.K gardens is generally smaller....
Zanthoxylum piperitum purple-leaved
Zanthoxylum piperitum commonly known as Japanese Pepper Tree is a really attractive shrubby small architectural tree with beautiful fern like shiny, in this case purple leaves. Zanthoxylum piperitum is found in several forms, the purple leafed form w...