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'Plants For Banks'

Gypsophila elegans 'Covent Garden'

Graceful annual for the border, producing delicate flowers and foliage, splendid for cut flowers. Can also be grown as flowering pot plants, grown in drifts or planted so as to cascade down steep banks or dry walls. Flowers early summer. Height 18inMore Info

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Clematis 'Arabella'

Part of the integrifolia group, Clematis 'Arabella' is a scrambling, perennial, variety of Clematis with exotic mauve purple flowers that have creamy-yellow anthers in the centre of them. It can be grown in large patio containers and will cascade onto the ground, amongst garden sMore Info

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Spiraea x vanhouttei 'Gold Fountain'

Spiraea x vanhouttei 'Gold Fountain' is a perfect choice for planting on banks or slopes where nothing much else will grow. This handsome, hardy and deciduous shrub has a more spreading habit than other varieties, which makes it a useful addition to any formal/ informal border. WMore Info

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Juniperus communis 'Repanda'

Fantastic for evergreen ground cover, Juniperus communis 'Repanda' is a low, spreading conifer with needle-like, deep green, aromatic leaves. In winter the leaves become bronze-tinted for added interest. Perfect for suppressing weeds, creeping over rock gardens, steep sunny banksMore Info

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Osmanthus x burkwoodii

Osmanthus x burkwoodii is a large evergreen shrub with a rounded habit, producing a dense covering of small dark green leaves. From April to May, hundreds of small white, highly fragrant flowers appear, which scent the whole garden on warm days! Excellent for woodland gardens, miMore Info

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Hemerocallis 'Stella in Red'

Hardy Hemerocallis are invaluable in cottage gardens and they also look stunning in pots and growing on banks. These easy plants will thrive in most positions where they will happily produce lily-like flowers throughout the summer. Day Lily 'Stella in Red' has ruby-red, slightlyMore Info

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Heather x darleyensis

The weatherproof, tough flowers of Evergreen Heathers make them one of today's most popular choices. Their neat clusters of lilac-mauve flowers last from December through to May - great for bringing colour to your garden in the dullest time of year. Evergreen heathers are easy toMore Info

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Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea'

One of the best evergreen ground cover plants, Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea' produces slender trailing stems with a dense covering of glossy dark green leaves. From mid-spring through to autumn this delightful hardy perennial becomes smothered with dark purple star-shaped flowers. HMore Info

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Nasturtium 'Tom Thumb Mixed'

Dwarf compact plants bearing brilliantly coloured singleflowers in a wide colour range. Easy plants, for beds, borders, containers and even dry sunny banks. Height 15-23cm (6-9in).More Info

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Microbiota decussata

For excellent ground cover the Microbiota decussata is quick and easy, and its prostrate habit of low growing means it will cover difficult areas fast. It can cover sloping ground, banks and borders, and needs zero maintenance making it an ideal shrub for gardeners with little tiMore Info

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Fig 'Chelsea' (Standard)

Cross London's Chelsea bridge, head for Sloane Square, and you'll find the parent plant of our latest introduction. All the cuttings for Fig Chelsea have come from a very productive and tasty fig on the banks of the Thames, noted as a free fruit bowl by locals.More Info

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Hemerocallis 'Atlas'

Hemerocallis 'Atlas' is an extremely useful Day Lily as it is a hardy evergreen which produces luxurious lemon-yellow flowers, produced in succession throughout the latter part of summer. This plant with its strap-like foliage looks wonderful in cottage gardens, on banks and in lMore Info

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Rhus aromatica 'Gro-Low'

Rhus aromatica 'Gro-Low' does exactly that. It is a low growing groundcover plant, that is good for filling empty space with greenery, and is particularly useful for areas that are hard to reach and maintain. For example; behind greenhouses, below house windows, or steep banks inMore Info

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Vinca minor 'Azurea Flore Pleno'

This charming Hawthorn is the perfect specimen for a cottage garden planting scheme. Its thorny stems form a neatly rounded, deciduous tree that makes a superb focal point.More Info

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Portulaca grandiflora 'Happy Hour Mixture'

Stunning mixture of large semi-double flowers in a spectacular array of vibrant colours. Blooms sit on succulent, dwarf plants in the sunshine. They love hot, dry conditions, making them ideal for edging, ground cover or planted to tumble over a sunny wallMore Info

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Microbiota decussata 'Fuzzball'

Are you looking for an attractive low-growing, deciduous shrub for groundcover? Microbiota decussata 'Fuzzball', otherwise known as Siberian Cypress could be the answer to your prayers. The pretty green foliage turns bronze during the autumn and winter months. This low-maintenancMore Info

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Clematis 'Alionushka'

From early summer until September, Clematis 'Alionushka', a sprawling cariety of Clematis, is covered in 5cm long bell-shaped, mauve pink flowers. It can use shrubs for support, scrambling amongst them, or cascade over garden walls and grassy banks. It likes a sunny position. HeiMore Info

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Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. repens

Ceanothus Thyrsiflorus Repens (Californian Lilac) is perfect for the front of a border as it naturally forms a small mound that is evergreen and frost hardy. It is perfect for adding some structure and groundcover to cottage gardens and prefers a position in rich fertile soil inMore Info

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Cotoneaster adpressus 'Little Gem'

Cotoneaster 'Little Gem' is a low growing, deciduous shrub with a charming spreading habit, forming a neat mound of green foliage. With small, dense leaves turning to shades of red and purple come autumn. Tiny white flowers in summer are followed by an attractive display of scarlMore Info

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Nasturtium 'Dwarf Compact Mixed'

One of the most foolproof and versatile of all summer flowering annuals. They produce an abundance of colourful blooms all held proudly above a blanket of foliage. Useful for bedding and border work of any description and in particular for carpeting dry, sunny banks, as they willMore Info

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Mesembryanthemum criniflorum 'Magic Carpet Mixed'

Carpet like growth with leaves that appear to be sprinkled with ice crystals. Produces a glowing display in full sun on beds, borders, dry banks, rockeries, etcMore Info

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Dahlia 'Maxi Tampico'

Carpet your garden in rich colour and keep the weeds at bay with our perennial creeping phlox collection. This hardy rockery plant has many uses ? underplant trees, shrubs and tall perennials, soften path edging or cover awkward slopes and banks. Height: 15cm (6). Spread: 50cm (2More Info

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Nasturtium 'Crimson Emperor'

Vibrant dark crimson blooms contrast beautifully with lush green semi-trailing foliage. A lax, spreading habit makes 'Crimson Emperor' ideal for planting as ground cover in borders or allowed to tumble over walls and fences. Equally at home in containers or baskets, this stunningMore Info

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Prunus pumila 'Depressa'

The American Dwarf Cherry or Prunus pumila 'Depressa' is one of our most popular low-growing, groundcover shrubs. Its sage green leaves form a thick 'carpet', which provides the perfect backdrop for its delicate little white flowers. As summer turns to autumn, the leaves evolve iMore Info

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Aubrieta cultorum 'Cascade Purple'

Aptly named, Aubrieta cultorum 'Cascade Purple' produces masses of bright purple flowers from early spring onwards to form a waterfall of colour. Aubretia has a spreading, mat-forming habit and is ideal for growing in rock gardens, wall crevices, patio containers or dry sunny banMore Info

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Portulaca 'Tropical Mixed'

The fleshy foliage of portulaca stores water, so once established these plants will thrive in drought conditions and sun-scorched borders. Forget to water them for a week or so and they will forgive you, but it is the flowers on these portulaca plants that will impress you the moMore Info

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Dianthus 'Joy'

A low-growing evergreen perennial producing lots of soft pink, semi-double blooms from June right through to September. Forming cushions of slender grey-green leaves, Dianthus 'Joy' is the perfect plant for rock gardens, patio containers, herbaceous borders, sunny banks and coastMore Info

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Geranium cinereum 'Jolly Jewel Collection'

The dense foliage on these mat-forming plants is ideal for carpeting difficult dry, sunny banks or filling space in borders and rockeries. Plants hug the ground, meaning the weeds don't even get a look in! The 'Jolly Jewel' series boasts a fruity selection of colours, barely restMore Info

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Phlox 'Bavaria'

Creeping Phlox are useful for dry, sunny banks and all those places that other plants just won't grow! Plants produce an impenetrable mat of fragrant flowers; suppressing weeds and resisting drought! The detailed eye on each gleaming white is also quite striking!More Info

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Delosperma 'Hardy Mixed'

Unique, versatile and vibrant! The fleshy, drought tolerant creeping stems of these hardy Ice Plants make ideal ground cover on sunny banks and poor stony soils. The showy daisy-like flowers of Delosperma 'Hardy Mixed' create a carpet of intense colour, in exclusive new shades thMore Info

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Phlox Collection (Creeping)

Delicate in appearance but tough in character, these spreading evergreen perennials soften the edges of paths and grow in dry rockeries or on sunny banks and slopes. Perfect for creating colourful, weed smothering, ground cover. Height: 15cm (6'). Spread: 50cm (20). Collection coMore Info

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Delosperma 'Wheels of Wonder'

Standard ice plants make excellent ground cover, providing low-maintenance and continuous flower power. But if you find the blooms a little small, then new 'Wheels of Wonder Series' is for you. A marked improvement, this new strain has flowers twice the size and it boasts some suMore Info

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Cotoneaster microphyllus 'Streibs Findling'

A low growing variety, Cotoneaster microphyllus 'Streibs Findling' is perfect for growing on steep areas of the garden, over walls, in hard to maintain areas behind sheds, greenhouses etc. It can suppress weed growth, keeping such areas much more tidy and attractive. It is evergrMore Info

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