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    Name
    Flowering Period
    Height
    Spread
    Pot Size
    Position
    Soil Moisture
    Flower Colour
  • Chocolate vine. Vigorous semi-evergreen twining climber with dark purple-red vanilla scented flowers in spring.

    NO PIC
    AKEBIA quinata
    Mar-May
    800
    10000
    2lt
    Purple/Red
  • Very tall Allium, with large heads often up to six inches in diameter.

    NO PIC
    ALLIUM giganteum
    Jun-Aug
    130
    10
    2lt
    Bright Lilac
  • Nodding pale blue flowers with white centres followed by fluffy seedheads. Group 1– pruning unnecessary but cut back after flowering if needed.

    NO PIC
    CLEMATIS alpina Frankie 
    Apr-May
    200
    150
    2lt
    Blue/White
  • Scented creamy white flowers in winter on a vigorous evergreen plant. Group 1– pruning unnecessary but cut back after flowering if needed.

    NO PIC
    CLEMATIS cirrhosa Jingle Bells
    Dec-Feb
    500
    200
    2lt
    Creamy White
  • Soft pink semi-double flowers with prominent yellow stamens in late spring and early summer. Group 1– pruning unnecessary but cut back after flowering if needed.

    NO PIC
    CLEMATIS montana Rosebud
    May-Jun
    800
    400
    2lt
    Pink
  • Rich deep velvety purple flowers from mid-summer to early autumn. Group 3 – Cut hard back to a pair of buds about 20cm from the ground in late winter.

    NO PIC
    CLEMATIS viticella Dark Eyes
    Jul-Sep
    250
    100
    2lt
    Purple
  • Large lilac pink flowers with dark pink bars in early summer and again in early autumn. Group 2 – Prune lightly in early spring.

    NO PIC
    CLEMATIS x (L.F.H.) Candy Stripe
    May-Sep
    300
    200
    2lt
    Lilac Pink
  • Large lavender pink flowers with prominent red stamens from early summer to early autumn. Group 3 – Cut hard back to a pair of buds about 20cm from the ground in late winter.

    NO PIC
    CLEMATIS x (L.F.H.) Margaret Hunt
    Jun-Sep
    300
    200
    2lt
    Lavender Pink
  • A bushy Daphne with glossy evergreen leaves covered with fragrant white flushed pink/purple flowers from mid to late spring.

    NO PIC
    DAPHNE tangutica 
    Mar-May
    100
    100
    5lt
    White flushed Purple Pink
  • Smaller bright green, crinkle edged leaves with copper coloured flowers. Evergreen and good groundcover.

    NO PIC
    EPIMEDIUM x warleyense
    Apr-May
    50
    75
    2lt
    Copper Orange
  • Classic plant of the Edwardian herbaceous border well due for a revival. Shining white pea flowers for weeks over summer. Easy in any reasonable soil.

    NO PIC
    GALEGA x hartlandii Album 
    Jun-Sep
    125
    75
    2lt
    White
  • Long flowering with very pale pink almost white flowers. Dark green foliage takes on attractive bronze tints in cooler weather.

    NO PIC
    GERANIUM Coombland White
    Jun-Sep
    50
    50
    2lt
    White/ Pale Pink
  • Compact with nodding red-pink flowers from late spring (reblooming later on), and soft hairy mid-green leaves. Perfect in a moistish spot with dark Astrantias like Ruby Star.

    NO PIC
    GEUM Flames Of Passion
    Jun-Sep
    45
    40
    2lt
    Pink/Red
  • One of the hardiest and best known Hebes. Glaucous blue leaves with red margins and short spikes of lilac blue flowers in summer. Try planting with purple leaved plants such a Cotinus Royal Purple or Pittosporum Tom Thumb or with Penstemons such as Hidcote Pink

    NO PIC
    HEBE Red Edge 
    Jun-Jul
    50
    50
    5lt
    Lilac Blue
  • Bright yellow daisies with very dark purple almost black stems a fine choice for the back of a border where the flowers will gracefully move in the wind. Also an excellent cut flower.

    NO PIC
    HELIOPSIS helianthoides scabra Summer Nights
    Jul-Sep
    120
    60
    2lt
    Yellow
  • Low growing with green tinged white flowers and dark green leaves mottled with silver.

    NO PIC
    HELLEBORUS White Beauty
    Dec-Feb
    35
    30
    2lt
    White
  • Tall Bearded. Bred by renown breeder Cedric Morris. Lavender buds open to classy soft pink unruffled flowers with tangerine beards. Spicy scent.

    NO PIC
    IRIS germanica Benton Cordelia
    May-Jun
    95
    30
    2lt
    Pale Pink/Orange beard
  • Choice greenish yellow variety.

    NO PIC
    KNIPHOFIA Percy's Pride
    Aug-Oct
    110
    50
    2lt
    Yellow
  • Similar in habit to grandiflora and formosa but with yellow leaves and an orange central vein; complemented by orange seed pods. The effect when planted in quantity is bright and warm.

    NO PIC
    LIBERTIA peregrinans
    May-Jul
    50
    15
    1lt
    White
  • Ragged Robin. Rose-pink star shaped flowers above dark green foliage in early summer. Likes moist soil.

    NO PIC
    LYCHNIS flos-cuculi
    May-Jun
    70
    45
    2lt
    Pink
  • Pretty white form of our native Ragged Robin. Shining star shaped flowers in early summer above dark green foliage. Excellent in moist soils and as a marginal plant by water.

    NO PIC
    LYCHNIS flos-cuculi White Robin
    May-Jun
    70
    45
    2lt
    White
  • Recently introduced ; this is the first Mahonia to be 'spine-free'. Mound forming in habit with pinnate leaves, bright yellow flowers and blue/black berries.

    NO PIC
    MAHONIA eurybracteata ganpinensis Soft Caress
    Aug-Oct
    100
    100
    5lt
    Yellow
  • Excellent spreading plant for groundcover in moist shady areas especially wilder situations. White spring flowers are followed by red or pink striped fruit.

    NO PIC
    MAIANTHEMUM stellatum
    Apr-May
    30
    60
    2lt
    White
  • Dwarf catmint with spike of pure white flowers over a long period in summer.

    NO PIC
    NEPETA racemosa Snowflake
    Jun-Sep
    45
    45
    2lt
    White
  • Spotted leaves with coral pink flowers in spring. Try with Aubrietia, especially in a container.

    NO PIC
    PULMONARIA Victorian Brooch 
    Apr-May
    30
    45
    2lt
    Coral Pink
  • Butcher's broom. A bushy sub-shrub with glossy lance-shaped cladophylls up to 2.5cm in length. Green flowers in spring folowed by glossy red berries in summer and autumn.

    NO PIC
    RUSCUS aculeatus
    Apr
    750
    1000
    3lt
    Green
  • A gorgeous dark almost black leaf colour, this is an ideal plant for the back of a border. Suitable for most locations. Large flat scented flowerheads and black berries in autumn.

    NO PIC
    SAMBUCUS nigra Black Beauty
    Jun
    300
    300
    10lt
    Creamy Pink
  • Fern like foliage and long stems with single flowers. Extremely attractive and long flowering.

    NO PIC
    SCABIOSA columbaria ochroleuca
    Jun-Oct
    70
    100
    2lt
    Pale Lemon
  • A diminutive plant with bright purple pink flowers above glossy green leaves. Ideal at the front of a hot dry border and a good choice for planting in gravel.

    NO PIC
    SENECIO polyodon
    May-Sep
    40
    50
    1lt
    Pink
  • Wall Germander. Not to confused with T. lucidrys! This creeping perennial is at home in well drained locations, in ruins or as in my garden, growing on walls. Its dark green, oak shaped leaves form an attractive, aromatic carpet. Its rose pink flowers a haven for bees.

    NO PIC
    TEUCRIUM chamaedrys
    Jul-Sep
    20
    40
    P9
    Pink
  • Longer flowering than delavayi with much larger flowerheads. An impressive plant.

    NO PIC
    THALICTRUM Spendide
    Jun-Sep
    130
    50
    2lt
    Lilac Purple
  • Taller than delavayi Album with tall apple green stems with pure white flowers ideal in semi shade giving height without too much bulk.

    NO PIC
    THALICTRUM Spendide White 
    Jun-Sep
    150
    50
    2lt
    White
  • Evergreen with scented pink flowers all summer long.

    NO PIC
    TRACHELOSPERMUM asiaticum Pink Showers
    Jun-Aug
    600
    300
    2lt
    Pink
  • Impressive bright golden orange globular flowers with prominent stamens. Ideal in a moist position by water.

    NO PIC
    TROLLIUS chinensis Golden Queen 
    May-Jun
    90
    50
    2lt
    Orange Yellow
  • Rare, primrose yellow variety. Slower growing than some but its very pale flowers make it much desired.

    NO PIC
    TROLLIUS x cultorum Alabaster
    May-Jun
    60
    45
    2lt
    Very Pale yellow
  • Tall spikes of soft orange flowers. A fine architectural plant for well drained soils said to be more reliable than many Verbascum varieties.

    NO PIC
    VERBASCUM Clementine
    Jul-Sep
    150
    60
    2lt
    Orange
  • Upright bushy plant with shining pink flowers over a long period and purple foliage. Foliage goes even darker in cooler weather.

    NO PIC
    VERBENA officinalis Bampton
    Jul-Nov
    60
    50
    P9
    Pink