Best Online Nursery for Woodland Plants


A recent article (September 2107) in the Telegraph listed the best online nursery sites, we were very flattered to be listed as the Best Woodland Plant Type and in the top 20 of the best online nurseries.
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December 2015 - Gardens Illustrated Special Edition - We were delighted to be included in Val Bourne's 20 Best Nurseries List where she comments "A full range of shade-loving perennials, grasses and ferns grown by an expert plantsman. Lots of information on the website and the best packed mail order I have ever seen."


August 2018 - Gardens Illustrated - 50 Best Plant Nurseries - We were thrilled to be listed once again.
"A full range of shade-loving perennials, grasses and ferns grown by expert plantsman. Lots of information, including dry shade plants, on the website and the best packed mail order ever.
Excellent mail order"

Best Selling Plants

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Spessart'

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Spessart'

5.80 (2 or fewer items) 5.45 (3 or more items)

A medium growing form with white flowers with pink calyx. Very tolerant of dry soils and conditions. One of the most and best evergreen of the forms. Offers Autumn brightness as the leaves colour. Makes a fantastic dense ground cover even in dry shade. We have it growing at the base of a hornbeam hedge in a very thin soil and it is very happy.
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Geranium x cantabrigiense 'St Ola'

Geranium x cantabrigiense 'St Ola'

5.80 (2 or fewer items) 5.45 (3 or more items)

One of the very few evergreen Geraniums for the woodland garden. Short growing it forms a ground cover with pure white flowers over most of the Summer. A hybrid raised by Alan Bremner in the Orkneys.

Once established it's very tolerant of soils that dry out in Summer in shade.
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Geranium nodosum

Geranium nodosum

4.95 (2 or fewer items) 4.80 (3 or more items)

Bluish pearly pink flowers. A nice form of this woodland toughy from the Old Rectory, Burghfield. Will seed around to a certain extent and thrive in pretty much the driest position. An incredibly useful Geranium, a great candidate for underplanting in shaded and wooded spots. Wonderful for natural or semi wild planting schemes.
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Anemanthele lessoniana AGM

Anemanthele lessoniana AGM

4.45 (2 or fewer items) 3.95 (3 or more items)

syn Stipa arundinaceae. The pheasant tailed grass - a lovely grass that will pretty much grow anywhere. Good in shade even dry shade, with orange flashed leaves all growing season turning to full glowing embers in the Autumn. Described in a recent RHS trial as 'an excellent' plant and deserving of its AGM.

Very easy to look after, just comb out any old and abttered leaves in Spring.
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Omphalodes cappadocica 'Cherry Ingram' AGM

Omphalodes cappadocica 'Cherry Ingram' AGM

6.20 (2 or fewer items) 5.80 (3 or more items)

A blue-chip and striking Spring woodlander, comparatively large blue flowers in masses in Spring and possibly the odd one in Autumn too. Slowing spreading to form a mat of foliage. Evergreen and quite charming. Likes woodsy conditions and combines beautifully with spring bulbs and ferns. I have seen it used as a very stylish underplant in a formal courtyard garden too.
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Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety' AGM

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety' AGM

5.50 (2 or fewer items) 4.95 (3 or more items)

A spreading evergreen perennial with true pink flowers in the Summer. Very fragrant leaves, a medium to large variety, easy in the garden, very tolerant of dry soils. Good autumn colour, leaves take on reddish tints.
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