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
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 ...
Aechmea recurvata var. recurvata
A super rare bromeliad from the cool mountains of Brazil. The stiff recurved leaves turn an amazing deep rich burgundy with red with pinky red flowers in the centre of each roseate. Eventually form a tight clump of many rosettes of leaves and flower...
A Mexican evergreen, rosette forming succulent that can grow up to 50cm tall and wide. Greenish-white flowers are borne on spikes of up to 2.5m high. Requires well-drained sandy or loamy soil in full sun. Suitable for coastal gravel gardens. Protect ...
One of the most attractive and bizarre of the agaves. It forms a rosette of grey-green leaves formidably armed with papery teeth. Tolerates some frost but best grown in a container and given protection over winter. Grow in well drained soil in full s...
Hardy Aloe Vera
A fantastic Aloe closely related to Aloe vera which is proven to be hardy down to at least -10 degrees centigrade. Aloe striatula grows fairly quickly into an architectural multi-stemmed specimen around 1 metre in height and spread. Site in a sunny p...
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...
Mediterranean Fan Palm
Second only to Trachycarpus fortunei, Chamaerops are a spectacular and hugely versatile hardy palm for British Gardens. Often known as the Mediterranean Fan Palm, we simply call them Chamaerops - less of a mouthful and for most, easier to spell! ...
Chamaerops humilis 'Compacta'
Mediterranean Fan Palm
This Chamaerops palm is a recent introduction from a spectacular palm grower in Italy. It is a superb selection of the well known form Chamaerops humilis 'Volcano', differing from 'Volcano' by consistently growing very compact, dense and uniform le...
Dasylirion serratifolium is amongst one of the most dramatic and architectural plants. Thin strap-like leaves are covered with tiny spines along both sides, with the mature plant reaching a round 1.5 metres in height and spread. Suitable for a very h...
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 gardnerianum, the Kahili Ginger is one of the most reliable and best known gingers in cultivation for good reason, it has wonderful large deeply fragrant flowers which are held on stout stems clothed in chunky, dark green foliage. The flowe...
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...
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...
Phormium 'Cream Delight'
Phormium 'Cream Delight', Mountain flax is a fantastic architectural plant. The boldly coloured leaves are mostly cream, narrowly edged with green. Reaches around 1 metre in height and spread, this is an excellent addition to an exotic or 'jungly'...
Phormium 'Licorice and Lime'
Phormium 'Licorice and Lime' (Dwarf Flax) is an exciting new introduction with beautiful lime green leaves that are centred with dark purple almost black. Reaches around 80cm in height and spread. As with all Phormiums, it is tolerant of coastal co...
Phormium 'Platt's Black'
New Zealand Flax
An exciting new cultivar with stunning purple, almost black leaves. This is one of the more compact Phormiums with an elegant weeping habit. It may be grown in a container or, in a mixed border. Phormium 'Platt's Black' will provide excellent c...
Phormium 'Sundowner' is a beautiful, colourful variety which as the name suggests is reminiscent of a sunset. A clump-forming, evergreen perennial with upright narrow leaves of bronze-green, striped towards the margins with red and pink. Height up ...
New Zealand Flax
Phormium 'Taya' is a clump-forming, evergreen perennial with upright narrow leaves that are dark purple black in colour. As with all Phormiums, this is a resilient plant with excellent tolerance of coastal conditions. Excellent in an exotic garden ...