Quick View Aloe aristata £6.50 Lace Aloe
(Previously Aloe aristata.)
A fairly hardy quick growing succulent with neat rosettes of green leaves with soft white spines. Spikes of pink flowers in spring.
Quick View Aloe vera £6.50 Burn Plant, Medicine Plant
This popular succulent is very useful to have around the home. The fleshy interior of the leaves can soothe and help heal minor skin ailments and burns. Works superbly to alleviate pain from stinging nettles. Spikes of yellow flowers appear in summer
Quick View Asclepias curassavica Silky Red £6.50
Probably a variety of A. curassavica. An upright tender perennial with masses of red flowers over a long period in summer.
Quick View Asparagus falcatus £8.00 Sickle Thorn
Vigorous evergreen climber for a conservatory with spiny stems clothed with large flat leaves.
Quick View Billbergia nutans var. shimperiana £6.50 Queen's Tears
A narrow-leaved form of this easy to grow bromeliad with funnel-shaped leaves which hold water and exotic, red and blue pendant flowers on long stems in mid-summer.
Quick View Brillantaisia kirungae (subulugurica) £7.50
Tender perennial with slightly serrated oval, pointed leaves and large, salvia-like flowers in summer. Actually a member of the Acanthus family despite the common name.
Quick View Bulbine frutescens 'Hallmark' £6.50 Stalked Bulbine
An orange flowered selection of the yellow flowered species. Spreading clumps of narrow fleshy leaves topped with spikes of small orange flowers in spring and summer. Hardy in mild gardens.
Quick View Callistemon 'Perth Pink' £9.50 Bottlebrush
Evergreen shrub from Australia with bright pink bottlebrush flowers in spring and autumn. For a sheltered, frost free garden or a cool conservatory.
Canna 'Cannova' £6.50 Indian Shot
Compact long-flowering Canna with bright red, orange or yellow flowers all summer, for pots & tropical bedding schemes. Rich moist, well drained soil in full sun.
Quick View Chlorophytum 'Bonnie' £6.50 Curly Spider Plant
A more compact version of the Spider Plant with curly variegated foliage. Ideal for a trailing plant in a tight spot.
Quick View Crassula ovata 'Gollum Variegated' £6.50 Jade Plant, Money Plant
A distinctive dwarf hybrid with curious elongated leaves terminating in a shallow depression. The leaves are variegated green and yellow and take on a reddish tinge in cold weather.
Quick View Crassula ovata 'Gollum' £6.50 Jade Plant, Money Plant
A distinctive dwarf hybrid with curious elongated leaves terminating in a shallow depression. The leaves take on a reddish tinge in cold weather.
Crassula ovata £6.50 Jade Tree, Money Plant
(C. portulacea.) Popular succulent with rounded green leaves with a red edge. After a cool rest in winter, plants may produce masses of small white flowers.
Quick View Crassula perfoliata v. heterotricha £6.50
Name uncertain but bought as this. A vigourous growing succulent with densely packed leaves on long stems. These tend to flop, making it ideal for a wide shallow bowl, or for bedding out in the summer.
Quick View Crassula species £6.50
Yet to be identified, this vigourous spreading succulent sports tight clusters of red-edged green leaves. Great for a shallow bowl, or even planted out in a sunny border for the summer
Cycas revoluta £8.50 Cycad
An ancient palm-like plant which dates back to the dinosaur era. Makes an eye-catching specimen plant for a tub indoors, eventually forming a thick trunk and growing to around 2m but can be kept more compact by keeping in a moderate sized pot.
POISONOUS TO PETS AND HUMANS
Quick View Cyperus 'Zumila' £7.50 Dwarf Pot Sedge, Cat Grass
A miniature sedge, with bright green leaves topped by the typical umbrella arrangement of flowers. A nice little plant for a cool windowsill.
Quick View Cyperus esculenta £5.00 Chufa, Tiger Nut
A frost tender sedge, with umbrella like flowers. Produces edible tubers called Tiger Nuts.