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 ...
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...
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...
Ceanothus arboreus 'Trewithen Blue'
Californian Lilac Tree
Ceanothus 'Trewithen Blue', the California Lilac, a wonderful small evergreen tree which is covered in masses of pale blue flowers in early summer. It is tolerant of exposed and coastal conditions as long as it is in full sun. Little maintenance is r...
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...
Cordyline australis 'Torbay Dazzler'
Vareigated 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...
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...
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 bissetii or as it's sometimes called David Bisset bamboo is a striking bamboo very garden worthy bamboo. Bissettii is extremely useful as a bamboo that alway looks fresh and healthy with its glossy deep green canes which when young are...
Pinus flexilis 'Vanderwolf's Pyramid'
Pinus flexilis 'Vanderwolf's Pyramid' (Vanderwolf's Pyramid Limber Pine) I really like Pinus flexilis 'Vanderwolf's Pyramid' not just because it has a crazy name, this pine is spectacularly architectural with beautiful bluish green dense needles and ...
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...
Tamarix ramosissima 'Rubra'
Tamarisk are well known shrubs tolerant of extreme coastal conditions, ‘Rubra’ as its name suggests has dark pinkish red fluffy flowers which are produced in profusion along the stems during the summer. A great plant for exposed or windy sites wh...
Tamarisk. An arching shrub with needle-like leaves. Light pink flowers in mid and late spring or early summer. Height 3m. Spread 3m. Flower colour Pink. Flowers from May to June. Deciduous. Foliage colour Green. Hardy. Shelter from cold drying winds...
Yucca filamentosa 'Bright Edge'
Yucca filamentosa 'Bright Edge' Adam's Needle. A clump-forming shrub with rosettes of rigid, dark green leaves, with broad yellow margins. Upright spikes of nodding, bell-shaped white flowers in mid and late summer. Height 75cm. Spread 1.5m. Flower c...