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Hardy Plants for Chalky/Alkaline Soil

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Aucuba japonica 'Rozannie'

Aucuba japonica 'Rozannie'£7.50

This compact slow-growing plain-leaved cultivar is self-fertile: in the autumn it produces clusters of red berries amongst the glossy evergreen foliage. Part shadewith ferns etc. Will tolerate dryish shade.

Buddleja 'Lochinch'£8.50

Lindley's Butterfly Bush

Long arching panicles of dark violet flowers from September to October. For fertile, well drained soil in full sun. Deadhead after flowering then cut hard back in spring. Adored by butterflies.

Buddleja alternifolia 'Argentea'

Buddleja alternifolia 'Argentea'£9.50

Butterfly Bush

Large shrub with narrow silvery leaves on arching stems. Pendant racemes of scented mauve flowers in early summer which are loved by butterflies.

Cotoneaster  franchetii

Cotoneaster franchetii£7.50

A fast-growing semi-evergreen shrub of dense growth habit, producing arching stems covered with masses of small pinky white flowers, much loved by bees.

Cotoneaster suecicus 'Coral Beauty'

Cotoneaster suecicus 'Coral Beauty'£8.50

Prostrate, evergreen shrub with near horizontal branches up to 6 feet long. Small white flowers in summer are followed by masses of red berries in winter - good for birds. .

Dianthus carthusianorum£6.00

German pink

A great plant for hot dry summers. Wiry stems carry scented, bright magenta flowers from June-Sept. Ideal for a gravel garden, rockery, dry bank on sandy or chalky soils.

Eragrostis trichodes

Eragrostis trichodes£5.00

Sand Love GrassA lovely deciduous grass for warm dry sunny conditions, where it will catch the sun and wind. Forms billowing masses of tiny flowers followed by pinkish seed heads.
Euonymus alatus 'Compactus'

Euonymus alatus 'Compactus'£6.50

Winged Spindle Tree

A dwarfer form of our native Spindle, forming a low growing deciduous shrub, with brilliant red autumn colour and atractive stems in winter. Ideal for smaller gardens.

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety'

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety'£7.50

Versatile, evergreen shrub with green leaves with a white margin and a pink tinge in winter. The long stems can be allowed to trail over a low wall or up as a climber. Can also be kept trimmed and bushy and used in pots. Any soil in sun/shade.

Ficus carica 'Ice Crystal'

Ficus carica 'Ice Crystal'£12.50

A striking Fig with attractive deeply cut, snowflake-shaped leaves. Small fruits appear in late summer but mainly grown for its foliage.

Forsythia intermedia 'Goldrausch'

Forsythia intermedia 'Goldrausch'£8.50

Large, spring flowering shrub with masses of bright yellow flowers from March to April. Goldrausch has larger flowers than other varieties.

Ginkgo biloba

Ginkgo biloba£7.50

Maidenhair Tree

A beautiful and ancient tree from China with fan shaped apple-green leaves which turn a brilliant yellow in autumn. Eventually makes a very large tree but can be grown as a multi-stemmed shrub if space is limited. Hardy and tough, tolerating heavy pollution and exposed positions.

Hebe  'Boughton Dome'

Hebe 'Boughton Dome'£6.50

A dwarf Hebe with fine, conifer-like green foliage. Forms a dense, evergreen mound. Good planted in containers with seasonal flowering plants or on a rock garden.

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Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'

Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'£4.00  -  £5.00

Lavender

Popular cultivar with aromatic, silvery-grey leaves and spikes of deep purple flowers in summer. Ideal for a hot sunny spot

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Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'

Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'£5.00

Lavender

Compact cultivar with aromatic, silvery-grey leaves and spikes of purple-blue flowers in summer. Ideal for a hot sunny spot. Grows to about 45cm

Phlox subulata 'McDaniel's Cushion'

Phlox subulata 'McDaniel's Cushion'£5.00

Moss Phlox

A drought tolerant, mat forming perennial with masses of small deep pink flowers in late spring early summer. Ideal for the front of a border or rockery. and for sandy soil or chalky soils. Grows to about 15cm tall

Ribes speciosum

Ribes speciosum£6.50

Fuchsia-flowered gooseberry

An early flowering shrub with pendant Fuchsia-like flowers in mid to late spring. Hardy but appreciates a little bit of shelter, ideal for a walled border.

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