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Mahonia aquifolium

The Mahonia aquifolium is great for year round interest in the garden, providing a variety of colours through the seasons. This wonderful shrub has shiny weatherproof foliage, which contrasts with the bright acid-yellow tones of the spring blossom. With blue-black berries addingMore Info

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Berkheya purpurea

Large, mauve to white flowers above very prickly, dark green foliage with attractive looking cobwebs draped over the leaves adding to its character. Makes an excellent architectural border plant. Height: 45-60cm (18-24in)More Info

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Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Rose Glow'

A popular variety which has earned an RHS AGM; Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Rose Glow' produces purple leaves which are marbled with pink and white when young. A small amount of yellow flowers are produced in spring which are followed by red berries in autumn. This compacMore Info

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Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column'

Pyracantha 'Red Column' is shrub that offers year round interest and is very easy to maintain. Planted as a hedge, its dense prickly branches make it impenetrable, increasing the security of your home and garden. In autumn and winter, Pyracantha it is full of red berries that looMore Info

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Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Orange Rocket'

Berberis 'Orange Rocket' produces yellow spring flowers which emit a soft honey fragrance, whilst the foliage turns from orange through to plum and purple, providing brilliant summer and autumn colours. This handy ornamental shrub makes a great hedge thanks to its upright, columnMore Info

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Eryngium giganteum 'Miss Willmott's Ghost'

A highly ornate border plant with heart-shaped basal foliage from which rise stems of many decorative steel-blue cones surrounded by a collar of prickly, scalloped leaves. During the summer the foliage transforms from mid green to silvery-grey. Wonderful for dried arrangements, eMore Info

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Berberis x media 'Red Jewel'

Berberis x media 'Red Jewel' could just as easily have been christened 'Rainbow', for its semi-evergreen, bronze-red foliage turns a green colour, followed by a dark purple, as the season progresses. The hardy shrub's changing palette is complemented by pastel yellow flowers in tMore Info

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Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Harlequin'

A unique Japanese Barberry, Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Harlequin' produces deep purple leaves flecked with cream and pink. In spring, small light yellow flowers appear which attract bees, and are followed by glossy dark red berries in autumn. As with many deciduous BerbMore Info

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Pyracantha 'Soleil d'Or'

If you are looking for a shrub that has year round interest and is easy to care for,�Pyracantha 'Soleil d'Or' is a superb choice. It is a dense, prickly shrub that is perfect for security hedging, making it much tougher for burglars to gain access to the garden. This Firethorn haMore Info

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Rose 'The Fairy' (Polyantha) (Large Plant)

Rose 'The Fairy' is a well-known and trouble-free Polyantha variety, with an RHS AGM. It bears abundant sprays of small but fully double, pale-pink, scentless blooms. Later flowering than many varieties, 'The Fairy' flowers freely from late summer right through to autumn. Its arcMore Info

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Pyracantha 'Orange Glow'

Firethorn 'Orange Glow' is a tough but easy to grow shrub that has the reputation of being a good security feature for the home as the plant has an abundance of sharp thorns that would deter anyone from trying to climb over or push through it. Pyracantha can be trained against aMore Info

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Berberis thunbergii

Although Berberis thunbergii is often used as a prickly, low hedge, its green foliage, yellow spring blooms and red autumn berries also make for a great specimen plant. This Barberry is particularly eye-catching when its deciduous leaves turn firey shades of gold, orange and redMore Info

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Squash 'Buffy Ball' F1 Hybrid (Winter)

Very prolific fruiting winter squash - each plant can produce over 25 fruits! The tennis ball-sized, cream-skinned fruits are delicious baked whole - just prick the skin and pop them in the oven. Or slice off the top and cook individual stuffed squash. Mature fruits will store ovMore Info

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Mahonia 'Soft Caress'

Mahonia are spectacular shrubs with a useful autumn flowering period, but they can be a bit of a pig thanks to their painful spikes. The difference with 'Soft Caress' is it's the first one to have spine-free leaves, so can be planted near to paths or doorways where you may brushMore Info

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Mahonia 'Soft Caress'

Mahonia are spectacular shrubs with a useful autumn flowering period, but they can be a bit of a pig thanks to their painful spikes. The difference with 'Soft Caress' is it's the first one to have spine-free leaves, so can be planted near to paths or doorways where you may brushMore Info

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Rose 'The Fairy' (Polyantha)

Rose 'The Fairy' is a well-known and trouble-free Polyantha variety, with an RHS AGM. It bears abundant sprays of small but fully double, pale-pink, scentless blooms. Later flowering than many varieties, 'The Fairy' flowers freely from late summer right through to autumn. Its arcMore Info

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Holly (Hedging)

A well known British native, particularly for its red berries at Christmas; Holly is a prickly evergreen shrub which makes a fine evergreen hedge. The dark green, glossy leaves provide a lovely foil for lighter coloured shrubs and perennials and its tolerance to clipping makes itMore Info

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Security Hedging Collection

Hedges are a great way of combining form and function, and this is especially true of the Security Hedging Collection. Not only do these hardy shrubs offer attractive blossom, colourful Dog and Romanas Rose flowers and bright Holly berries, they also make for a good barrier or scMore Info

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Rose Hedging Collection

Our Rose Hedging Collection brings together five different rosa varieties that if allowed to intertwine will create an extremely prickly hedgerow that will deter intruders but has the added attraction of a display of blooms throughout the summer months. When the flowers are finisMore Info

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White Ramanas Rose (Hedging)

The White Ramanas Rose is very similar so the ordinary rosa rugosa, but has pure white flowers that contrast nicely with its very dark foliage. The flowers are followed by bright red, round fruits (hips) that are loved by many wildlife species. Extremely prickly stems make for aMore Info

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