Herbs have many uses and cover a wide range of different types of plants. You can create a scented garden with Lavender, Southernwood and Rosemary or make a fragrant lawn from Chamomile. No kitchen garden is complete without culinary herbs such as Parsley, Tarragon or Dill for a fish sauce, Basil for tomatoes or Chervil for scrambled eggs.
Other herbs have cosmetic or medicinal uses. Many are well known and widely used today. Some have obscure ancient medicinal properties which are now being 'rediscovered'. We offer all the traditional herbs plus many rare and unusual ones.
We have extensive collections of Thyme, Mint, Lavender, Oregano/Marjoram and Rosemary
Many wild flowers are disappearing from the countryside and some are near to extinction. You can attract birds, bees and butterflies to your garden and help to conserve rare species by planting your own wild flower garden or meadow.
COTTAGE GARDEN PLANTS
The traditional cottage garden conjures up pictures of a small thatched cottage surrounded by a garden overflowing with colour and fragrance. Every space crammed with flowers such as tall lupins and delphiniums or scented pinks and wallfowers. Honeysuckle and nasturtium scrambling through hedges and trees. If you want to recapture this feel in your garden come and see our range of all the old favorites plus lots of interesting and unusual plants as well.
We list over 80 different varieties of scented-leaf Pelargoniums (geraniums). Rubbing the leaves releases such scents as nutmeg, peppermint, lemon and apple. 'Attar of Roses' is traditionally used in perfumes while others have culinary uses in flavouring desserts.
We also have other types of Pelargoniums including Angels, Ivy-leaf, Regals, Coloured-leaf types and some unusual species (wild forms)
All are excellent for planting in containers or for bedding out in borders.
A wide range of vegetable plants are available in season including tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, artichokes, broccoli, lettuce etc.
We grow a comprehensive selection of bedding plants such as fuchsia, surfinia, lobelia, verbena and all types of plants suitable for hanging baskets and patio planters.
Vegetable Plant List 2013
Artichoke ‘Violet de Provence’ purple globe variety, attractive thistle-like flowers - 2litre pots- £4.00
Artichoke Jerusalem ‘Fuseau’ Superior variety which is smoother for easier peeling - 1litre pots- £2.50
Asparagus ‘Gijnlim’ Crops mid-March to mid-June, top quality medium thickness spears - 2 yr old crowns- £3.00
Aubergine ‘Moneymaker’ Early dark purple/black pear-shaped fruits of good flavour - £1.60
Beans – 12 pack- £2.50
Broad ‘Bunyards Exhibition’ Gardeners favourite for reliable crop of heavy yields
‘The Sutton’ dwarf beans ideal for small spaces. Height 27ins.
French ‘Blue Lake’ Climbing French. Medium length tender stringless round pods
‘Purple Queen’ Attractive round stringless purple pods. Pick young.
‘Safari’ Kenyan fine bean, straight slender round pods about 5ins in length
Runner ‘Enorma’ AGM Long uniform beans, heavy cropper, good flavour
‘Painted Lady’ Old variety with best flavour, bicoloured flowers, climbing
Brussel Sprout – Strip (10) £1.80
‘Falstaff’ Purple/red sprouts with a mild nutty flavour, colour retained when steamed. Oct-Dec
‘Montgomery’ AGM Heavy crop of button sprouts from November to January
‘Bosworth’ F1 AGM Firm, smooth, dark green and sweet buttons from October
Broccoli – Strip (10) £1.80
‘Early Purple Sprouting’ Very hardy variety producing tender shoots over a long period
‘Early White Sprouting’ Tall white spears with a cauliflower-like head, harvest Feb to May
Cabbage - Strip (10) £1.80
‘Greyhound’ Early pointed variety good flavour
‘January King’ Traditional winter hardy savoy full of flavour
‘Ormskirk’ Savoy cabbage medium sized round heads, very hardy, ready from Xmas
‘Red Drumhead’ Solid dark red, good for pickling and salads.
‘Tundra’ Savoy/white cabbage cross, solid sweet crisp heads, harvest throughout winter
Calabrese ‘Marathon’ Tightly formed green heads. Good standing - Strip (10) £1.80
Cardoon Architectural perennial grown for edible stalks and mid-rib – 3litre pot £4.95
Carrots ‘Mokum’ Fast maturing variety, with a delicious crispy flavour, will mature in pot, 3 Litre pots- £2.95
Cauliflower - Strip (10) £1.80
‘All the Year Round’ Excellent all purpose variety, large white, well protected heads
‘Natalino’ Hybrid Romanesco type with lime-green pinnacled curds of excellent taste
‘Walcheren’ Winter hardy cauliflower maturing spring
Celeriac ‘Monarch’ Autumn/winter maturing. High quality roots. Use raw or cooked. Pack (12) £2.95
Celery ‘Loretta’ Crisp and succulent stalks. Bolt resistant, stands well, self-blanching - Pack (12) £2.95
Courgette - £1.60 each
‘Ambassador’ Quick maturing, cylindrical fruits, good cropper, pick when young
‘Taxi’ High quality yellow fruits
Cucumber - £1.60 each
‘Burpless Tasty Green’ Outdoor, producing high quality cucumbers best when 9ins long
‘Femspot’ greenhouse, reliable cropper
‘Passandra’ Produces half sized cucumbers, dark green in colour, disease resistant
Kale ‘Scarlet’ Decorative dark green, red-veined leaves, pick throughout winter - Strip (10) £1.80
Leeks ‘Musselburg’ Trad. variety, very hardy, tasty white stems of good length – Pot (approx 25) £2.00
Lettuce - Strip (10) £1.80
‘Little Gem’ Small, compact cos lettuce, mid-green sweet-tasting hearts
‘Lollo Rossa’ Attractive Italian lettuce with dark red frilly leaves
‘Amaze’ Red Little Gem type. maroon-red outer leaves with soft buttery texture
‘Salad Bowl’ Loose leaf plant for cut and come again
‘Webbs Wonderful’ Solid hearts of crisp, tasty leaves
Melon ‘Ogen’ Small oval fruits with yellow sweet flesh - £1.60 each
Onion ‘Red Baron’ Red onion with firm well flavoured bulb, good in salads – Multi-seeded plugs 12 pack £2.50
Pea 'Kelvedon Wonder’ AGM Reliable early crop of sweet tender peas, ideal fresh or freezing, 18ins – Pack (approx 15) £2.50
Peppers - £1.60 each
Chilli ‘Apache’ Dwarf chilli type. Good crop on dwarf plants. Ideal for pot culture
‘Bulgarian Carrot’ Produces many bright orange, carrot-shaped peppers. Can be very hot.
‘Jalapeno’ Classic Pizza pepper. Small dark green fruits turn fiery-red when mature
Sweet ‘Californian Wonder’ Sweet pepper with heavy crop. Fruits start green then ripen red
Pumpkin ‘Amazonka’ Tasty medium sized orange fruits. Good for cooking or Halloween - £1.60
Salad leaves – 12 pack- £2.50
Chard ‘Bright Lights’ Red, yellow and orange stalks and purple/green leaves
Pak Choi ‘Mei Qing Choi’ Ideal for stir fries or as young greens
Salad Rocket ‘Discovery’ Serrated leaves witha fine tangy peppery taste.
Spinach ‘Florana’ Well flavoured young leaves ideal for salads or older in stir fries
Squash Winter ‘Hunter’ - £1.60 Bred for UK climate. Bright orange flesh and sweet taste
Squash ‘Honey Bear’ - £1.60 Produces fantastic 4in mini acorn squash
Sweet Corn ‘Sundance’ AGM Reliable cropper recommended by the Northern Horticultural Society. Sweet creamy-yellow kernels – 9cm pots 60p each or 4 for £2.00
Tomato – 1 litre pots £1.00 each
‘Alicante’ AGM Traditional favourite. Heavy crop of high quality medium-sized fruits.
‘Black Cherry’ Purple/black fruits. Sweet and juicy fruits produced all summer.
‘Costoluta’ Large irregularly ribbed fruit. Beef steak type
‘Gardener’s Delight’ AGM Popular variety produces masses of large cherry-sized red fruits
‘Little Sun’ Yellow fruit, ideal for pot growing
‘Marmande’ AGM Beefsteak variety. Good flavour with few seeds. 'Micro Tom' New variety of red cherry tomatoes suitable for window boxes or small containers
‘Money Maker’ Established favourite suitable for in or outdoors. Reliable cropper
‘The Amateur’ Traditional outdoor bush variety also suitable for growing under cloches or glass
‘Roma’ Plum tomato with fleshy fruit ideal for soups and sauces. Outdoor, may need support.
‘Shirley’ AGM Early greenhouse variety, heavy crop of high quality medium sized fruits
‘Sub Arctic Plenty’ 1940’s favourite will set fruit under cool conditions. Early crop of small red tomatoes. Outdoor bush variety produces up to 4kg (9lb) per plant
‘Sungold’ Sweetest tomato for in or outdoors. Large trusses of rich orange cherry-sized fruit
‘Tigerella’ Attractive striped medium-sized fruits, superb taste in or outdoors
‘Tumbler’ Trailing tomato ideal for tubs and patio containers or cascading in a hanging basket. Cherry-sized sweet juicy fruits, needs no pinching or training. 'Tumbling Tom Yellow' As above but with sweet flavoured cherry-sized yellow fruit.
Fruit Plant List
Blueberry ‘Top Hat’ Compact variety suitable for pot culture. Requires lime-free conditions - 2ltr £6.95 Gooseberry 'Winham's Industry'Award winning red fruited variety - 2ltr £4.95
Blackberry 'Merton Thornless' Large fruits with excellent flavour, harvest August to September - 2ltr £4.95
Raspberry ‘Malling Jewel’ Mid season variety, easy to grow, does well in poor soil - £3.00 each
Rhubarb ‘Victoria’ Good yields of juicy red stems 1 litre pots £3.50
Strawberry ‘Elan’ Excellent fruit quality from June until autumn frosts – £1.25 or 5 for £5.00
Strawberry 'Wild' Abundance of small sweet tasting fruits over a long season – 9cm pots £2.00
Strawberry 'GoldenAlexandra' As above but with decorative golden foliage
All plants listed are offered subject to seasonal availability