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'Shrubs For Containers'

Gardenia 'Crown Jewels' - 1 x 9cm potted gardenia plant

Gardenia 'Crown Jewels' - 1 x 9cm potted gardenia plant

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Who'd have imagined an outdoor hardy gardenia a few years ago? With its pearly white, waxy blooms, 'Crown Jewels' will be a prized specimen from the moment it's delivered to you. And don't underestimate the fragrance... it's far too powerful for the home. But that doesn't really matter as they look just lovely growing in the garden. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 120cm (47").

Culinary note: Use these extremely fragrant blooms in jams and preserves or add to cakes for extra flavour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Price: £14.99 - £24.99

Daphne x transatlantica 'Eternal Fragrance' - 1 x 10.5cm potted Daphne plant

Daphne x transatlantica 'Eternal Fragrance' - 1 x 10.5cm potted Daphne plant

Non-stop blooms from April to October make Daphne x transatlantica 'Eternal Fragrance' unbeatable for flowers and fragrance. This unusual semi-evergreen Daphne flowers on new growth, so they just keep coming! With a compact, slow growth habit and deliciously sweet fragrance, this elegant shrub is perfect for planting in containers close to a doorway, where you will fully appreciate the fabulous heady fragrance as you pass. Height and spread: 90cm (36"). Supplied as 3-branched plant.

Daphne 'Eternal Fragrance' is protected by PBR and propagation is therefore prohibited.

Useful links:

Gardening news: Daphne 'Eternal Fragrance' wins gold award

Price: £19.99 - £24.99

Lavender Collection - 18 lavender plug plants - 6 of each variety

Lavender Collection - 18 lavender plug plants - 6 of each variety

Add fragrance and beauty to your garden with this fabulous collection of English Lavenders. The fragrant flowers are highly attractive to bees, and excellent for cutting and drying. Perfect for fragrant patio containers or try growing Lavender as a low hedge or path edging where the perfume can be appreciated as you brush past the aromatic evergreen foliage. Heights and spreads: Up to 60cm (24").


  • Collection comprises:
  • Lavender angustifolia 'Hidcote' - With its compact habit and dark purple flower spikes, this is one of the nation's best known varieties and worth holder of an RHS AGM.
  • Lavender 'Munstead' - This neat, compact variety of English lavender bears masses of dark purple-blue flower spikes.
  • Lavender 'Ellagance Sky' - A stunning variety with large, attractive, fragrant, sky-blue spikes on strong stems, with a bushy, well-branched habit.

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Price: £4.99

Gardenia jasminoides 'Kleim's Hardy' - 1 gardenia plant in 9cm pot

Gardenia jasminoides 'Kleim's Hardy' - 1 gardenia plant in 9cm pot

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Exotic single white blooms with an intoxicating fragrance that is simply divine. Gardenia 'Kleim's Hardy' is the first of its kind that can be grown outdoors all year round. Its glossy evergreen foliage provides the perfect backdrop for the exquisite blooms in summer. A beautiful, compact shrub for sheltered borders and containers. Height and spread: 90cm (36").

Culinary note: Use these extremely fragrant blooms in jams and preserves or add to cakes for extra flavour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Price: £9.99 - £14.99

Buddleja 'Blue Chip' (Large Plant) - 2 x 3.5 litre potted buddleja plants

Buddleja 'Blue Chip' (Large Plant) - 2 x 3.5 litre potted buddleja plants

Unlike traditional cultivars, this incredibly compact dwarf Butterfly Bush won't seed about your garden, so you can be sure that it will stay exactly where you want it! Perfect for patio pots, low hedges and borders, Buddleja 'Blue Chip' is smothered in fragrant blooms from June to October, attracting clouds of butterflies to the garden. Like all Buddlejas, this hardy deciduous shrub is fuss-free and easy to grow. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

Price: £14.99 - £59.99

Buddleja 'Buzz® Magenta' - 1 buddleja jumbo plug plant

Buddleja 'Buzz® Magenta' - 1 buddleja jumbo plug plant

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  • T&M exclusive breeding
  • The best plant to attract butterflies to your garden
  • Dwarf patio buddleja - won't take over your garden
  • 15cm (6in) flowers the size of usual buddlejas, but plants are half the size
  • Long-flowering, brightly-coloured blooms attract butterflies
  • Easy to grow and problem-free
  • Plants last more than 10 years
  • Customer favourite

A new twist on a much-loved garden favourite, 'Buzz'® is the world's first patio buddleja! These attractive, compact plants are loved by bees and butterflies, but won't take over your garden. Buddleja 'Buzz® Magenta' is easy to grow and problem-free with a super long-flowering period. Perfectly proportioned for patio pots and smaller gardens. Height and spread: 120cm (47").


Useful links:

How to grow Buddleja Buzz®

Price: £7.99

Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata' - 1 x 11cm potted daphne plant

Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata' - 1 x 11cm potted daphne plant

Deeply fragrant pale pink blooms open around Christmas time, and fragrance the air in the depths of winter. Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata' is a hardy evergreen shrub with a rounded compact habit and attractive glossy, yellow edged leaves. This highly sought after shrub makes a stylish addition to sunny or semi-shaded borders. Daphne's slow growth habit also makes it ideal for large containers, where the scent can be enjoyed up close. Height and spread: 150cm (59").

Useful links:

Gardening news: Top 10 evergreen shrubs

Price: £19.99 - £24.99

Lavatera x clementii 'Barnsley Baby' - 1 x 7cm potted lavatera plant

Lavatera x clementii 'Barnsley Baby' - 1 x 7cm potted lavatera plant

  • Customer favourite
A dwarf version of a cottage garden favourite! Compact and floriferous, Lavatera 'Barnsley Baby' is perfect for patio containers and small gardens. The well branched habit and racemes of saucer-shaped, soft pink blooms will certainly draw the attention of your neighbours - as well as the bees and butterflies in your garden! Once established this tough little mallow needs little maintenance and will even tolerate short periods of drought. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 60cm (24").

Powerliner® plugs are well established, mature plugs which can be potted on or can be planted straight into the border or containers. Each plug module is 6.5cm in diameter.

Price: £11.99 - £29.99

Buxus sempervirens (Large Plant) - 1 x 4 litre potted buxus plant

Buxus sempervirens (Large Plant) - 1 x 4 litre potted buxus plant

Buxus sempervirens is one of the most useful evergreen shrubs in the garden! Its small, glossy green leaves are densely packed on slow growing, bushy plants. A stalwart of the cottage garden and stately home alike, Box has traditionally been used to form neat Box hedges, border edges and fabulous topiary. Well loved for its ability to withstand regular clipping, Box plants provide low maintenance structure to the garden all year round. Height and spread: Up to 3m (9') if left unpruned.

Price: £19.99 - £49.99

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Miss Saori' - 1 x 9cm potted hydrangea plant

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Miss Saori' - 1 x 9cm potted hydrangea plant

  • RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year 2014

Bred by one of the most highly respected Hydrangea breeders, and a worthy winner of the coveted Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year 2014 award! Hydrangea macrophylla 'Miss Saori' is quite unique. Each fully double, white bloom is frosted with a soft rose edge, giving the large rounded flower heads a delicate, frothy appearance. This is the first of a new breed of Hydrangeas that will remain the same colour regardless of your soil type, so you are guaranteed to see these beautiful blooms at their best.

The foliage complements the blooms perfectly, taking on an attractive burgundy hue in spring and autumn that only adds to the appeal of this stunning mophead hydrangea. An exquisite specimen shrub for borders and patio containers where it will give a long season of interest. Hydrangea 'Miss Saori' makes a lovely cut flower too. Height and spread: 100cm (39").



Useful links:

How to grow hydrangeas

Price: £14.99 - £24.99

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Love' - 1 hydrangea Powerliner plant

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Love' - 1 hydrangea Powerliner plant

Sister line to the Chelsea 2014 Plant of the Year Hydrangea ‘Miss Saori’! Although more subtle, this superb double flowered Hydrangea is equally impressive. Individual tiered blooms form gently rounded flower heads in the softest shade of baby pink. Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Love’ makes a breathtaking specimen shrub and a splendid cut flower too. Perfect for adding elegant blooms and richly coloured autumn foliage to borders and patio containers. Height and spread: 100cm (39").

Powerliner® plugs are well established, mature plugs which can be potted on or can be planted straight into the border or containers. Each plug module is 6.5cm in diameter.

Useful links:

How to grow hydrangeas

Price: £11.99 - £17.99

Fuchsia 'Beauty Queen' - 3 fuchsia Postiplug plants

Fuchsia 'Beauty Queen' - 3 fuchsia Postiplug plants

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  • The largest flowered-hardy fuchsia

Fuchsia 'Beauty Queen' has some of the largest fuchsia flowers we've seen! The dazzling white blooms have brilliant pink sepals that make a dramatic contrast. This compact hardy fuchsia is smothered with enormous blooms all summer long making it ideal for bringing a bright splash of colour to patio pots and borders. Height and spread: 60cm (24").


Useful links:

How to grow fuchsias


Culinary note: Add the beautiful coloured flowers to salads, crystallise them for a sweet garnish or add them to jellies for an extra splash of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Price: £9.99 - £14.99

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' (Large Plant) - 1 x 3 litre potted skimmia plant

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' (Large Plant) - 1 x 3 litre potted skimmia plant

This compact, evergreen shrub is a popular choice for borders and patio containers, where plants will provide colour and interest all year round. Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' is a male clone bearing rosettes of glossy, aromatic leaves. The evergreen foliage is punctuated by red buds through the winter, with an explosion of potent, fragrant white blossoms appearing by spring. This trouble free shrub is tough and long-lasting making it ideal for beginners and those with less experience in gardening. Perfect for a neglected, shady spot in the garden. Height and spread: 120cm (47").

Price: £16.99 - £29.99

Buddleja 'Buzz® Collection - 4 buddleja jumbo plug plants - 1 of each variety

Buddleja 'Buzz® Collection - 4 buddleja jumbo plug plants - 1 of each variety

  • World's first patio buddleja
  • Loved by butterflies and bees

A new twist on a much-loved garden favourite, 'Buzz'® is the world's first patio buddleja! These attractive, compact plants are loved by bees and butterflies, but won't take over your garden. Buddleja 'Buzz'® is easy to grow and problem-free with a super long-flowering period. Perfectly proportioned for patio pots and smaller gardens. Height and spread: 120cm (47”).
Collection comprises the following varieties. Please click on the product name to view the individual variety:
Buddleja 'Buzz® Indigo'
Buddleja 'Buzz® Sky Blue'
Buddleja 'Buzz® Magenta'
Buddleja 'Buzz® Ivory'

Useful links:

How to grow Buddleja Buzz®

Price: £14.99 - £24.99

Buddleja 'Buzz® Sky Blue' - 1 buddleja jumbo plug plant

Buddleja 'Buzz® Sky Blue' - 1 buddleja jumbo plug plant

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  • T&M exclusive breeding
  • The best plant to attract butterflies to your garden
  • Dwarf patio buddleja - won't take over your garden
  • 15cm (6in) flowers the size of usual buddlejas, but plants are half the size

These attractive, compact plants are loved by bees and butterflies, but won't take over your garden. Buddleja 'Buzz® Sky Blue' is easy to grow and smothered with blooms all summer long. Perfectly proportioned for patio pots and smaller gardens. Height and spread: 120cm (47").

Useful links:

How to grow Buddleja Buzz®

Price: £7.99

Coronilla glauca 'Citrina' (Large Plant) - 1 x 2 litre potted coronilla plant

Coronilla glauca 'Citrina' (Large Plant) - 1 x 2 litre potted coronilla plant

  • Compact evergreen ideal for small gardens
  • Endless show of scented pea-like blooms
  • Contrasting blue-green foliage
  • Strong Narcissus fragrance

Coronilla �Citrina� will light up the garden in winter with an abundance of lemon-yellow pea-like blooms that just keep coming. We've had reports of this easy to grow shrub flowering for 9 months or more, making it a hard-working addition to the garden scene. Hardy Coronilla �Citrina� shows off its sweet-scented blooms against unusual blue-green foliage. A versatile shrub for almost any garden situation, performing particularly well in exposed locations and coastal areas. A compact, rounded habit makes this tough little performer ideal for patio containers where you really get to appreciate the scent and pretty petite blooms. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 90cm (36").

Price: £14.99 - £19.99

Abelia x grandiflora 'Sunny Charms' - 2 x 8cm potted abelia plants

Abelia x grandiflora 'Sunny Charms' - 2 x 8cm potted abelia plants

The perfect summer shrub for patios and small gardens - a long flowering period, unusual blooms and high fragrance! This unique colour form produces elegant trumpet-shaped flowers in profusion from mid-summer and into autumn, bearing butter-yellow throats flushed through with pink blotches, to offer something really different to your patio planting. The compact arching stems of Abelia 'Sunny Charms' offer real architectural appeal too, lending it to mixed borders and for use a low informal hedge. A rich honey fragrance will not only delight the gardener, it will also bring butterflies and other pollinators to the garden. Height: 120cm (4'). Spread: 1m (3').

Price: £19.99

Spiraea japonica 'Nana' (Large Plant) - 1 x 3.5 litre potted spiraea plant

Spiraea japonica 'Nana' (Large Plant) - 1 x 3.5 litre potted spiraea plant

Spiraea are popular deciduous shrubs for their summer panicles of fluffy blooms which are loved by pollinating insects. Spiraea japonica 'Nana' is a dwarf variety with a low growing, spreading habit that makes a superb specimen shrub or informal hedge. Awarded a coveted RHS AGM, this Japanese Spiraea bears pink flowers against mass of toothed green foliage that takes on fabulous autumn shades with the change of season. An easy to grow, resilient shrub for a wildlife garden or sunny border. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 100cm (39").

Price: £11.99 - £19.99

Buddleja 'Buzz® 3 in 1' - 1 x 9cm potted buddleja plant

Buddleja 'Buzz® 3 in 1' - 1 x 9cm potted buddleja plant

A new twist on a much-loved garden favourite, Our colour series of Buddeja 'Buzz' is the world's first patio buddleja! These attractive, compact plants are loved by bees and butterflies, but won't take over your garden. Now for the first time you can give pollinators a treat with a compact Buddleja plant that gives them 3 flower colours to choose from, seemingly on the same plant! Supplied as 3 plants in 1 single container, each will grow in harmony and produce a compact bush with fragrant, indigo, ivory and candy pink flower spikes!

All colours varieties in the Buddleja 'Buzz&trade' series are garden friendly; staying compact and flowering for a long summer period without setting seed, meaning the flowers just keep on coming without risk of rogue plants popping up all over the garden, as is normal with standard varieties.

Buddleja 'Buzz&trade 3-in-1' is easy to grow and problem-free, with a super long-flowering period. Perfectly proportioned for patio pots and smaller gardens. Height and spread: 120cm (47").

Price: £14.99 - £19.99

Hebe 'High Voltage' - 1 x 9cm potted hebe plant

Hebe 'High Voltage' - 1 x 9cm potted hebe plant

  • British-bred for the UK weather
  • Versatile foliage shrub
  • Year-round interest

Hebes offer impact and structure in the garden for minimum effort. We�ve selected this slow-growing, compact variety for its stand out summer flower spikes, which transform from electric blue to pure white. The flowers are a magnet for bees and butterflies. Hebe �High Voltage� performs perfectly in large pots or in out in the garden, proving bone hardy to whatever the British winter throws at it. In fact you�ll be hoping for freezing winter temperatures, which will encourage the foliage of 'High Voltage' to take on a delectable bronze hue! Height: 80cm (32"). Spread: 100cm (39").

Price: £9.99 - £19.99

Pieris japonica 'Little Heath' (Large Plant) - 1 x 3 litre potted pieris plant

Pieris japonica 'Little Heath' (Large Plant) - 1 x 3 litre potted pieris plant

A useful, small shrub for providing all year round colour. Pieris are much admired for their whorled evergreen foliage, often edged with cream, with the tips of the foliage turning pink through the year. Bell-shaped, creamy flowers appear during spring.

The compact habit of Pieris japonica 'Little Heath' makes it the ideal shrub for growing in patio pots. This dwarf variety grows to just 60cm in height and is easy to maintain, requiring minimal pruning. A lovely addition to acid borders and eye-catching patio containers. Height and Spread: 60cm (24").

Price: £16.99 - £24.99

Clerodendrum bungei 'Pink Diamond' (Large Plant) - 1 x 5 litre potted clerodendrum plant

Clerodendrum bungei 'Pink Diamond' (Large Plant) - 1 x 5 litre potted clerodendrum plant

An unusual but attractive shrub with a compact habit, producing a strong fragrance from its dainty pink flowers, which open from ruby-red buds in mid-summer through to late autumn. Clerodendrum bungei 'Pink Diamond' is a deciduous shrub with beautiful heart-shaped lime-green leaves, variegated in shades of cream and white. More compact than other varieties, making this plant perfect for planting in containers or in perennial borders. Extremely attractive to bees and butterflies. Height & Spread: 2m (6.5').

Price: £27.99 - £41.99

Leucothoe axillaris 'Twisting Red' (Large Plant) - 1 x 3.6 litre potted leucothoe plant

Leucothoe axillaris 'Twisting Red' (Large Plant) - 1 x 3.6 litre potted leucothoe plant

Glossy dark green foliage topped with burgundy coloured young shoots makes this an eye-catching evergreen shrub. Leucothoe axillaris 'Twisting Red' has intriguing curled leaves that add texture and colour to borders and containers. White flowers are borne in spring, although these are fairly small and insignificant. This bushy evergreen shrub has a low spreading habit which makes superb ground cover for acid borders. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 60cm (24").

Price: £16.99 - £25.99

Pieris japonica 'Flaming Silver' (Large Plant) - 1 x 10 litre potted pieris plant

Pieris japonica 'Flaming Silver' (Large Plant) - 1 x 10 litre potted pieris plant

Pieris japonica 'Flaming Silver' is a definite high impact shrub for almost any garden, the dark green leaves are each contrastingly edged silvery-white with the young foliage emerging bright red, giving this hardy evergreen shrub its name! Ideal for growing in beds and borders or even in a large container of ericaceous compost, these remarkable shrubs are also adorned with creamy white, bell shaped flowers in spring which hang down in clusters and help to add a touch more contrast to the outstanding foliage! Height 150cm (59"). Spread 100cm (39").

Price: £19.99 - £56.99

Juniperus communis 'Compressa' (Large Plant) - 1 x 3 litre potted juniperus plant

Juniperus communis 'Compressa' (Large Plant) - 1 x 3 litre potted juniperus plant

With a lovely dwarf habit, Juniperus communis 'Compressa' is perfect for punctuating rockeries with evergreen structure. A Common Juniper with a compact, vertical habit and blue-green, aromatic foliage which is less prone to scorching than many conifers. Due to its slow growth rate, it remains compact for many years, needing virtually no maintenance whatsoever. Height: 80cm (32"). Spread: 45cm (18").

Price: £12.99 - £49.99

Thuja occidentalis 'Brobeck's Tower' (Large Plant) - 1 x 3 litre potted thuja plant

Thuja occidentalis 'Brobeck's Tower' (Large Plant) - 1 x 3 litre potted thuja plant

With its lush, flat green foliage, this conifer grows to form a neat conical bush, perfect for planting in a garden with limited growing conditions. Slow growing so will not become invasive or difficult to maintain. Ideal for planting in a window box in a sunny or partialy shaded location. Thuja occidentalis 'Brobeck's Tower' is a tough plant that will grow in almost any soil or situation, requiring absolutely no maintenance and lasting for many years. Height: 2m (7'). Spread: 1m (3').

Price: £12.99 - £19.99

Fuchsia 'Hawkshead' (Hardy) (Large Plant) - 1 x 1 litre potted fuchsia plant

Fuchsia 'Hawkshead' (Hardy) (Large Plant) - 1 x 1 litre potted fuchsia plant

This beautiful hardy fuchsia boasts dark green leafy stems, hung with dainty white flowers that are suffused with a trace of green at the tip. Upright and bushy, Fuchsia 'Hawkshead' blooms non-stop from early summer to autumn, growing in stature with the passing years. A lovely addition to borders and patio containers. Height and spread: 90cm (36").


Useful links:

How to grow fuchsias


Culinary note: Add the beautiful coloured flowers to salads, crystallise them for a sweet garnish or add them to jellies for an extra splash of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Price: £9.99 - £17.99

Lonicera kamtschatica 'Blue Velvet' (Large Plant) - 1 x 3.6 litre potted lonicera plant

Lonicera kamtschatica 'Blue Velvet' (Large Plant) - 1 x 3.6 litre potted lonicera plant

You won't need a huge garden to grow your own Honeyberries. Lonicera kamtschatica 'Blue Velvet' is a compact cultivar with a neat rounded habit. The funnel shaped creamy white flowers, are succeeded by tasty blue berries which can be eaten fresh picked or baked in pies, cakes and jams. Try a few on your cereal each day to benefit from their healthy antioxidants and vitamins. Honeyberries make an attractive and productive addition to the garden. These deciduous shrubs are extremely hardy and surprisingly easy to grow. Honeyberries are self fertile but planting them in close proximity to one another will improve pollination and increase your crop of tasty fruits.Height and spread: 1'2m (4').

Caution: It should be noted that not all berries of the Lonicera family are edible.

Price: £16.99 - £59.99

Leucothoe axillaris 'Little Flames' (Large Plant) - 1 x 3.6 litre potted leucothoe plant

Leucothoe axillaris 'Little Flames' (Large Plant) - 1 x 3.6 litre potted leucothoe plant

Leucothoe axillaris 'Little Flames' produces fiery crimson new shoots that stand out from the mature glossy green foliage beneath. The white spring flowers are carried in dainty racemes which only add to its charm. The onset of autumn sees the foliage turn to crimson, bringing a blaze of colour to fading planting schemes. This compact evergreen shrub has a neat, bushy habit that works well towards the front of shaded acid borders, and is equally useful in winter containers. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Price: £16.99 - £25.99

Weigela florida 'Pink Poppet' (Large Plant) - 1 x 3.6 litre potted weigela plant

Weigela florida 'Pink Poppet' (Large Plant) - 1 x 3.6 litre potted weigela plant

The repeat flowering of this elegant shrub provides real interest for humans and wildlife alike, boasting gorgeous light pink flowers among fresh green foliage in spring and again in late summer. Weigela florida 'Pink Poppet' is generally smaller than others of its kind, so great positioned where space is limited. This shrub is dwarf and rounded and has been awarded RHS Perfect for Pollinators status. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread 100cm (39").

Price: £13.99 - £59.99

Fragrant Winter Shrub Collection - 3 x 9cm potted shrub plants (1 of each variety)

Fragrant Winter Shrub Collection - 3 x 9cm potted shrub plants (1 of each variety)

We've put together a special collection of shrubs, especially for the winter months when little else is happening in the garden. These wonderful shrubs will not only give you some much needed floral outdoor decoration, but will also enhance your outdoor space by lifting your spirits with delightful scents. Each variety has been especially chosen on its own individual merits, and as a collection they are guaranteed to add a special touch to your winter garden.

Your collection will contain the following varieties:
Chimonanthus praecox - 'Wintersweet' is a handsome shrub which is perfect for giving winter colour to small gardens. The small, sweetly-scented, sulphur yellow flowers are produced elegantly on bare stems through the winter.
Viburnum x bodantense 'Dawn' - Masses of richly perfumed blooms are produced on bare, woody stems. The dark pink flowers fade slowly to white before giving way to small, rounded, purple berries in summer.
Sarcococca confusa - An easy to grow shrub, with flowers which might be inconspicuous, and hide beneath the leathery foliage, but you won't miss their powerful, honey-like fragrance. The flowers are followed by black berries, which stay on the plant for a long time.

Price: £10.00

Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna (Large Plant) - 1 x 2 litre potted sarcococca plant

Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna (Large Plant) - 1 x 2 litre potted sarcococca plant

Fragrant flowers should have a special place in every garden. Sarcococca blooms emit a powerful fragrance during the winter; and it's so strong that it can cut through the chilly winter air too!

Sarcococca plants are tough and resilient, thriving in deep and partial shade. Plants can be grown into a low hedge similar to Box. In fact, Sarcococca is sometimes known as Sweet Box or Christmas Box.

Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna has purple-tinged stems and the foliage is leathery and weatherproof. From winter onwards, fragrant, firecracker-like blooms appear, followed by black berries. Plant them into the border, by the back door or front door or into large patio containers. Height: 1.5m (5'). Spread: 2m (6').

Price: £12.99 - £18.99

Mahonia 'Soft Caress' - 1 x 13cm potted mahonia plant

Mahonia 'Soft Caress' - 1 x 13cm potted mahonia plant

  • Winner of "Plant of the Year" at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013
Most Mahonias are notoriously prickly - but not this one! Mahonia 'Soft Caress' is the first of its kind to have entirely spine free foliage, making it much more agreeable in the garden. Winner of "Plant of the Year" at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013, this superb evergreen shrub has a useful autumn flowering period. Fragrant spikes of golden blooms give way to spherical, blue berries that will attract birds to the garden during the winter months. This compact and resilient shrub makes a useful addition to borders and containers for plenty of year round interest. Height and spread: 120cm (47").

Culinary note: The ripe fruits are too acidic to eat raw but can be stewed with sugar or other fruits and made into jelly or pies. They are used to help the milder flavour of some fruits or to make a lemonade-like drink. Young leaves are simmered in water and eaten as a snack. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Price: £22.99

Hydrangea 'Frills' Duo - 1 hydrangea 'White Frills' Powerliner plant

Hydrangea 'Frills' Duo - 1 hydrangea 'White Frills' Powerliner plant

  • Easy to grow in beds or containers
  • Strong stemmed, hardy shrubs
  • A lovely feature to enjoy every year

Create a delightful display in your garden with Hydrangea 'Frills'. Both these hydrangeas are macrophylla types and have a neat compact growth habit. They will grow up to 1 to 1.2 metres - ideal for garden borders or for growing in patio containers - why not flank a doorway with one each side?

'Red Frills' - Produces white flowers with deep red margins.
'White Frills' - Produces frilly edged white flowers with soft pink margins.

Hydrangeas are one of the easiest shrubs to grow, and will perform well whether grown in a sunny or shady spot. The blooms also make a very popular cut flower to add to your floral displays indoors.

Height and spread: 1 to 1.2 metres. Supplied as vigorous Powerliner® plants in August, the perfect time to establish your plant for next year.

Powerliner® plugs are well established, mature plugs which can be potted on or can be planted straight into the border or containers. Each plug module is 6.5cm in diameter.

Useful links:

How to grow hydrangeas

Price: £8.99 - £12.99

Thuja occidentalis 'Danica' (Large Plant) - 1 x 3 litre potted thuja plant

Thuja occidentalis 'Danica' (Large Plant) - 1 x 3 litre potted thuja plant

Thuja occidentalis 'Danica' is a dwarf variety of White Cedar which tends to be slow growing with fantastic, dome-shaped, bright green foliage. Awarded a prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit, this hardy, evergreen, coniferous shrub forms a tinged bronze colour in winter. A tough plant that can be planted in a container or a sunny border - we recommend planting one every so often throughout a border for extra effect. Height & Spread: 50cm (20").

Price: £12.99 - £19.99

Spiraea japonica 'Albiflora' (Large Plant) - 1 x 3.5 litre potted spiraea plant

Spiraea japonica 'Albiflora' (Large Plant) - 1 x 3.5 litre potted spiraea plant

From midsummer, a profusion of white flowers frost the pale green foliage of Spiraea japonica 'Albiflora'. The arching branches of this Japanese Spiraea create a rounded, spreading habit that looks superb when planted in generous groups as ground cover. As the chill sets in, this hardy deciduous shrub reveals it's fabulous autumn colours that extend it season of interest well beyond summer. Loved by bees and butterflies, this superb variety is ideal for borders, containers and wildlife gardens. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 90cm (36").

Price: £11.99 - £19.99