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Achillea millefolium 'Summer Pastels'

Achillea millefolium 'Summer Pastels' has aromatic foliage and large, flat flower heads in interesting pastel shades which will create a wonderful tapestry of summer colour. It is a tough and reliable Yarrow, which thrives on light sandy soils and copes well with…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Mixed
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Buddleja davidii 'Nanho Blue'

Buddleja davidii 'Nanho Blue' features scented, nectar rich, lavender blue flowers above silvery green foliage. This quick growing Butterfly Bush attracts a mass of pollinating insects and butterflies to your garden from June to September, as well as being tough…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Blue
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Ceanothus 'Marie-rose'

Ceanothus 'Marie-rose' is a pretty California Lilac, boasting masses of hazy-pink blooms against a backdrop of glossy green foliage. Its purple stems form a medium-sized shrub that makes a lovely feature trained against a wall, or at the back of borders. Fluffy…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Campanula lactiflora 'Dwarf Pink'

Milky Bellflower is a well deserved cottage garden favourite and 'Dwarf Pink' is a perfect example of how this came about. From May to August you can expect a profusion of starry rose pink flowers that nectar loving insects will love to visit.…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Poppy 'Pacino'

Poppies come in all styles from the bold as brass types to the shy, delicate looking varieties like this perennial Japanese poppy 'Pacino'. The flowers are lemon yellow with an open cup shape that encourages bees and other nectar loving insects to the…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Gaillardia aristata 'Burgundy'

For a long lasting display the gaillardia 'Burgundy' are a perfect choice, with their wine red colour flowers blooming right through the summer and well into autumn. These beautiful large, burgundy blooms are loved by pollinating insects and are versatile…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Foxglove 'Foxy'

Foxglove 'Foxy' is a well-loved variety, best known for its free-flowering habit and compact growth. This lovely cultivar produces a harmonious blend of pink and white flowers, which attract pollinating insects and make excellent cut flowers. Unlike many…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Mixed
  • Longevity: Biennial

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Campanula poscharskyana 'Blue Waterfall'

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 '® Ivory' is easy to grow and problem-free with a super…  More Info

  • Sun shade: sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Blue
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Buddleja davidii 'Adonis Blue'

Buddleja davidii 'Adonis Blue' is an essential plant for any wildlife area or cottage garden border, as it will attract butterflies and pollinating insects in droves. Rich indigo blue panicles hang delicately at the end of slender stems adorned with…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Purple
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Verbascum phlomoides 'Banana Custard'

Verbascum 'Banana Custard' is perfect for the back of the border where it strives to outshine other plants with it's height and presence. The foliage is grey-green and makes a fitting backdrop to the tall spikes of summer flowering vibrant yellow blooms which…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Hellebore 'Christmas Carol'

A particularly lovely variety of a classic herbaceous perennial. Helleborus niger ?Christmas Carol? bears gleaming white blooms with a central crown of prominent yellow stamens.  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Spiraea japonica 'Genpei'

As a dwarf variety with a mound-forming habit, Spiraea japonica 'Genpei' adds ornamental charm to any garden setting. Spireas are popular deciduous shrubs, and 'Genpei' is so welcoming to insects that it has been given an RHS Perfect for Pollinators award. Its…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Antirrhinum majus 'Reminiscent Mixed' F1 Hybrid

The longest-flowering snapdragon in our trials, 'Reminiscent Mixed' is the perfect choice for borders as well as containers. Unusual upward-facing open flowers in a fabulous range of pastel colours produce a lovely citrus fragrance, whilst the bushy compact   More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Mixed
  • Longevity: Annual

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Scabious 'Beaujolais Bonnets'

An attractive first year flowering perennial, producing bushy plants with clusters of wiry stems clothed in unusual rich burgundy flowers with contrasting paler outer petals and white stamens. Ideal for attracting butterflies to your borders or containers. Height…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Knautia macedonica 'Melton Pastels'

Knautia macedonica 'Melton Pastels' is a delightful plant, that looks fantastic planted in colourful cottage garden or informal garden borders. This variety of Knautia has pin cushion flowers, in gentle shades of pink, rose and crimson on slender, airy,…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Gaura lindheimeri

Graceful Gaura lindheimeri is a lovely plant for any sunny border. Sprays of star-like white flowers unfurl from narrow pale pink buds in June, swaying in the breeze on slender arching stems, bringing movement into the garden, and lasting right through to…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Erica carnea 'Pink Spangels'

This heather variety lives up to it's 'Pink Spangels' name with dozens of pretty pale pink flowers contrasting with dark green foliage and as the flowers are a valuable source of nectar for pollinating insects you'll get a display of wildlife thrown in for good…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Beds
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Foxglove 'Silver Cub'

Grow a plant that's lovely to look at and lovely to touch too. This unusual foxglove produces strong, mid-height flower spires in its first year if sown in January. An added bonus is the pretty silver foliage which feels 'fluffy' and soft to the…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Biennial

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Erigeron seciosus 'Pink Jewel'

Described as 'bright and cheerful', this sums up Erigeron seciosus 'Pink Jewel' perfectly. The blooms are semi-double with deep pink petals and saffron-yellow centres and are remarkably resilient in exposed and coastal locations. The pollinating insects in your…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Lombardy Poplar (Hedging)

Poplars are a familiar sight grown as field boundaries, providing an effective windbreak to protect crops. They also make good hedging plants as they will bush out to form an effective screen if they are clipped regularly. The Lombardy Poplar has almost…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Beds
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Tree

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Echinops ritro

Make a strong statement with this architectural plant, it will be a great contrast with the more traditional softer flowers in your garden designs. The stand-out features are the spiky globes of electric blue flowers that stand proudly on silvery green stems…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Blue
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Weigela florida 'Milk and Honey'

Named for its beautiful pure white, bell-shaped flowers which emerge from ivory coloured buds throughout May and June. Weigela florida 'Milk and Honey' is a medium-sized deciduous shrub with variegated dark green and pale lime leaves. Even after flowering has finished,…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Dahlia 'Mystic Illusion'




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Aster novi-belgii 'Lady in Blue'

  • Sun shade: sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Mauve
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Quercus robur (Hedging)

The most traditional of British native trees, Oak is easily recognised by its distinctive leaves and acorns. Its robust growth and branching habit mean that it can be grown successfully as part of a mixed hedgerow or planted as an Oak hedge. It will quickly form…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Beds
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Tree

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Quercus robur

The most traditional of British native trees, Oak is easily recognised by its distinctive leaves and acorns. Its robust growth and branching habit mean that it can be grown successfully as part of a mixed hedgerow or planted as an Oak hedge. It will quickly form…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Beds
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Tree

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Dahlia 'Happy Single Romeo'

The burgundy-black leaves of Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Black Beauty' are the perfect contrast with its pink flowers. The sweet, lemon-scented blooms are carried in dense panicles in early summer, and later replaced by glossy black elderberries that are loved<…  More Info

  • Sun shade: full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Tuber

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Spiraea japonica 'Genpei'

Spiraea are popular deciduous shrubs and this dwarf variety has a mound forming habit which adds an ornamental charm to any garden setting.  More Info

  • Sun shade: full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Sedum telephium 'Purple Emperor'

This is a really classy plant and a great choice for a contemporary planting scheme. Throughout summer, Sedum telephium 'Purple Emperor' has fleshy burgundy-coloured leaves which form a neat, sculptural mound and are a feature in themselves. In late summer…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Prunus laurocerasus 'Rotundifolia'

When grown as a hedge, this Cherry Laurel looks smart, glossy and dense. The shiny leaves form a lovely backdrop for the creamy white flower spikes in spring which are a magnet for pollinating insects. As the flowers fade, glossy berries take their place,…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Weigela florida 'Moulin Rouge'

The lovely gold and green variegated foliage of Weigela florida 'Moulin Rouge' beautifully offsets its red spring flowers to add a splash of colour to containers and borders. This deciduous hardy shrub is reliable and easy to grow, with a pleasingly upright habit…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Heliomeris multiflora 'Sunsplash'

For a really eye-catching plant this summer, grow this stand-out heliomeris. Its bushy, slightly sprawling habit makes it ideal for filling a sunny border where it will attract numerous beneficial insects, including butterflies. Direct sow this hardy…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Annual

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Delphinium 'Cameliard' (Pacific Hybrid)

Delphinium 'Cameliard' is stunning in early summer when it produces tall spires of pale lavender blue flowers. The frilly, semi double flowers are loved by beneficial garden insects, gardeners and flower arrangers alike. This is a Pacific hybrid Delphinium…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Lilac
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

Cornus alba 'Sibirica' is grown for its fiery red stems, which bring colour to winter gardens. For most of the year 'Sibirica' provides a leafy green backdrop for more colourful, summer-flowering plants. Its small white flowers form a pretty display in summer,…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Star'

Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Star', as its name suggests, is loved for its unusual yellow blooms which appear atop slender yet strong stems in spring and early summer. Granny's Bonnet is a much-loved herbaceous perennial which gradually spreads and naturalises.…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Antirrhinum 'Sonnet Mixed'

Unbeatable for colour and impact in your garden this summer! Antirrhinum 'Sonnet Mixed' is a ?class act? producing upright stems of Snapdragon flowers that are particularly tolerant of adverse weather.  More Info

  • Sun shade: full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Mixed
  • Longevity: Annual

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