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'
Succulents and arid drought resistant plants are amongst the most architectural plants available from the well known Aloes, Agaves or century plants to Beschorneria with amazing flowers the wonderful Dasylirion, Phormiums or New Zealand flax through to a whole range of Yuccas they are suitable many garden types often perfect for challanging sites such a windy coastal gardens, dry roof gardens, dry stony or sandy soils.
If you have ever seen a mature Fasicularia flourishing in a Cornish windswept garden with it's blue and red flowers and spiky lanceolate leaves you'll know why we love them so much!
Everyone's heard of Aloe vera, well there is even a close relative Aloe striatula thst is pretty tough outside here forming soft spiky clumps tops with red hot poker like yellow and green flowers.
With some many plants to choose from we have made a selection of plants we really like making it easy for you to choose for your hot dry sunny bed or container.
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...
Agave Americana is a beautiful slow-growing structural plant with blue-green fleshy leaves tipped with a sharp point. Will need some protection from frost when young but in well drained soil and a sunny position it will withstand cold temperatures ...
Agave americana 'Variegata'
An evergreen succulent with basal rosettes of spreading, lance-shaped, spine-tipped and spine-margined, grey-green leaves with creamy yellow edges Clusters of yellowish green flowers. Height 2m. Spread 3m.Flowers from June to July Sheltered site with...
Agave ferox (AGAVACEAE) - Agave salmiana var. ferox A real mean plant. This is just as hardy as A. americana but looks a whole lot nastier with wide leaf blades and particularly evil spines. This is best planted in full sun in good free-draining soi...
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...
Perennial plant with quadrangular leaves, with spines. Dasylirion is a group of over a dozen of grassy looking rosette plants native to the southwestern US and northern Mexico. They are not grasses but are related to the Agaves. As they grow older, ...
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...
Architectural arid plant which produces whorls of blue-green strap like leaves. Slow growing but can eventually reach 1.5m high on a short trunk. Tolerant of both wind and coastal condition but needs a free draining soil in a sunny position.Hardy to...
Furcraea Longaeva Large, Yucca like plant with broad, long leaves which are smooth and soft to the touch. Eventually makes a large globe-shaped plant . When mature a 3-4m flower spike appears topped with white flowers which then develop into bulbils....
Kalanchoe tomentosa Minima
Kalanchoe tomentosa Minima (Panda Plant) Cultivated variety of a succulent sub-shrub that grows on granite rocks in Madagascar. It grows up to 45 cm tall but can be pruned to keep it compact. Should be kept in a cool greenhouse or conservatory and no...
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...
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....