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Waldsteinia ternata

Waldsteinia ternata is a shade loving, perennial, groundcover plant. It has a dense mat of weed suppressing purple-green foliage, that is quite similar to strawberry leaves. In early spring small, yellow buttercup type flowers emerge that last until late…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Dappled shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Potentilla tridentata 'Nuuk'

Potentilla tridentata 'Nuuk' is an evergreen, low growing plant and an ideal choice for the rockery or alpine garden, or for groundcover in a low maintenance garden. Its glossy dark green leaves sometimes turn to bronze and red wine shades during the…  More Info

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

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Hosta fortunei var. aureomarginata

Awarded an RHS AGM, Hosta fortunei var. aureomarginata produces mid-green leaves with irregular pale yellow margins. Leaves are thickly ridged, adding fantastic texture and contrast to shady borders, woodland areas and patio containers. An abundance of lovely…  More Info

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

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Hosta 'Wide Brim'

Hostas are loved for their bold foliage that provide interest in very shaded areas of the garden, where other plants would struggle to grow. Hosta 'Wide Brim' is a striking variety, that has variegated foliage with deep green centres and pale creamy…  More Info

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

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Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Korean Gold'

Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Korean Gold' is a slow-growing conifer with a Yew-like appearance. Commonly known as the Plum Yew, it enjoys a cool, moist position and makes a useful specimen plant for shaded woodland areas. 'Korean Gold' is a columnar…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Dappled shade
  • Grows in: Borders

  • Longevity: Tree

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Pachysandra terminalis 'Variegata'

Japanese Spurge is a useful ground cover plant, thriving in those difficult shaded areas on almost any soil. If the emerald green foliage of the species is too oppressive then add a splash of colour with this light reflecting variegated form.  More Info

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

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Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'

The subtle shading of green and gold are the highlight of Carex 'Evergold'. The slender evergreen leaves will bring graceful movement to both sunny spots or shaded areas of the garden. Carex 'Evergold' is perfect for rock gardens, edging for borders…  More Info

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

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Hosta Collection

Grown for their decorative foliage, Hostas make superb ground cover. These hardy perennials form dense mounds of foliage in a multitude of shapes and colours, which are complimented by upright flower spikes in summer. Perfect for lightly shaded areas where…  More Info

  • Sun shade: sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders

  • Longevity: Perennial

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Choisya x dewitteana 'Aztec Gold'

This Mexican Orange Blossom plant is an attractive shrub for wide garden borders or planted as a flowering hedge. Choisya x dewitteana 'Aztec Gold' has quite exotic, subtle green-gold foliage which has lime tones in shaded areas. It flowers…  More Info

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

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Prunus laurocerasus 'Etna'

Prunus laurocerasus 'Etna' is a dense, evergreen shrub which will make it a classic plant choice for creating a hedge in any part of the garden. This includes shaded areas, north-facing borders and coastal gardens. The Cherry Laurel will form a…  More Info

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

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Foxglove 'Mixed'

Foxglove 'Mixed' produces iconic flower spikes from early summer, in a range of gently harmonious colours. Its tall blooms are idea for cutting, adding a strong vertical accent to summer bouquets. Digitalis are a perfect choice for bringing height and stature to   More Info

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

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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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Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia'

Don't be fooled by this Spotted Laurel's delicate flowers and exotic foliage, for the hardy shrub is well-suited to the changeable British climate. Whether it's planted in a shady, dry or costal garden, Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' will sport glossy, evergreen,…  More Info

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

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Rhododendron 'Sir Robert' (Azalea Group)

The dark green foliage of Rhododendron 'Sir Robert' compliments the apple-blossom pink flowers to perfection. This attractive evergreen Azalea is free-flowering with a neat, compact habit.  More Info

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

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Erica carnea f. alba 'Golden Starlet'

A worthy winner of an RHS AGM award, this attractive heather 'Golden Starlet' is named not for it's flowers, which are pure white but for the foliage which turns from a vibrant lime green to a golden yellow which will light up your borders, beds and containers. As with…  More Info

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

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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…  More Info

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

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Erica carnea 'Myretoun Ruby'

A worthy winner of an RHS AGM award, 'Myretoun Ruby' will bring a welcome pink and crimson display to a wintery garden. The urn shaped flowers contrast beautifully with the dark green spiky foliage. The spreading habit of Erica carnea 'Myretoun Ruby' means that you'll…  More Info

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

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Hypericum x moserianum 'Tricolor'

Hypericum x moserianum 'Tricolor' is a particularly low-growing variety of St. John's Wort, making for excellent, colourful ground cover. The hardy shrub's semi-evergreen foliage is easy to grow and requires little maintenance, even in poor conditions, but is most…  More Info

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

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Betula nana 'Golden Treasure'

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

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Foxglove 'Milk Chocolate'

Foxglove 'Milk Chocolate' boasts slender flower spikes filled with tightly-packed rich chocolate-coloured flowers. This superb Foxglove is a rarely seen variety, with glossy foliage that complements its unusual blooms. Digitalis parviflora 'Milk Chocolate' is native to…  More Info

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

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Foxglove 'Alba'

Content to remain understated during daylight, Foxglove 'Alba' comes into its own at dusk, when the pristine flower spikes catch and reflect light, bringing a glow to the borders. The elegant blooms also make charming cut flowers, adding a vertical accent to summer…  More Info

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

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Prunus laurocerasus 'Caucasica'

With large glossy dark green evergreen leaves, the Cherry Laurel is a useful plant which grows in sun or shade: in fact this very tolerant shrub is easy to grow in almost any situation! It is often grown as a hedge or as natural screening or to cover large…  More Info

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

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Betula pendula (clump)

A superb choice for coastal areas where bearing masses of fragrant, golden, pea-like flowers that will brighten the garden from March to April.  More Info

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

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Vinca major

A fantastic evergreen ground cover plant, Vinca major produces trailing stems clothed in glossy green leaves. From mid-spring through to autumn, pretty star-shaped, blue-lilac flowers decorate the plant on upright stems. Tolerating even heavy shade,  More Info

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

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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,…  More Info

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

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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…  More Info

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

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Orford Pots by Oxford Hanley

From Oxford Hanley comes the Orford trio of pots and planters. Made partly from recycled materials and requiring only 10% of the energy used to make comparable ceramic or plastic pots, Orford pots are eco-friendly as well as enormously attractive.  More Info




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Southwold Pots by Oxford Hanley

From Oxford Hanley comes the Southwold duo of pots and planters. Made partly from recycled materials and requiring only 10% of the energy used to make comparable ceramic or plastic pots, Southwold pots are eco-friendly as well as really good-looking.  More Info




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Dodecatheon meadia

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

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Delphinium 'Magic Fountains Mixed'

This wonderful mixed colour Delphinium provides a subtle blend of seven different shades of bloom which can be enjoyed in early summer. The hardy perennial plant produces majestic spires of white, lilac and blue flowers which look impressive in the middle…  More Info

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

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Cherry laurel (Hedging)

Laurel is a well known hedging plant species and the Cherry Laurel in particular demonstrates the many reasons why they are so popular. Prunus laurocerasus 'Rotundifolia' is a worthy RHS AGM winner, awarded in part for it's large glossy leaves and the elegant…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Beds
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae

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

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Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'

The tidy-looking Hakonechloa is an attractive 'clumpy' grass for shady or sunny spots alike. An attractive grass is great for gravel areas in gardens and for or for a Japanese look. Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' is a particularly fine-looking green-yellow grass,…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Brown
  • 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, providing food…  More Info

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

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Aronia x prunifolia 'Viking'

As you might expect from a plant called Aronia x prunifolia 'Viking', this shrub is often admired for its striking appearance and hardy nature. In the spring, its deciduous foliage appears, followed by interesting, pink-white flowers. These blooms are succeeded…  More Info

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

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Winter Aconite

This woodland member of the buttercup family will swiftly multiply to form a glowing carpet of golden yellow flowers each spring. The cup shaped blooms of the winter aconite attract pollinating insects to your spring garden, and associate beautifully with snowdrops and…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Bulb

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