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We are still moving our nursery, but we are still open most days, if you are local and see the gate open, please do pop in! If you are coming any distance or are interested in specific plants or have a plant list please ring us on 07890 527744 or email before visiting to check availability and to make sure we're around and available to help you.  Our exotic plants and shrubs are currently not available to browse, but we are happy to get plants together with prior notice for you to view at the nursery.  

We are still processing mail orders as normal, with delivery within 14 working days. Orders over £25 to postcodes IP1 to IP8 and CO10 (Sudbury, Hadleigh and Ipswich areas) are eligible for our Free Local Delivery service. There is no minimum charge for Click and Collect.

Half Hardy and Summer Patio

Bring a taste of the exotic to your garden with half-hardy plants. If you can provide some winter protection it is amazing how many more interesting and plants you can grow, to the envy of your friends and family. You can grow these plants in pots and enjoy them in the garden between June and September when there is no risk of frost (UK). All they need is a greenhouse, porch or conservatory over winter kept above freezing.

Many plants will relish a spell outdoors, the local birds can get at any pests, and the sun and wind helps to strengthen the plants. September is a good time to start thinking about bringing plants undercover, as the nights will be rapidly getting longer and colder, and excess moisture can build up. Some plants will be happy tucked up against the house wall, with a bit of fleece to hand for very cold nights. 

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Agapetes 'Ludgvan Cross'

Agapetes 'Ludgvan Cross'£7.00

An evergreen shrub with masses of small lantern-shaped pink flowers with intricate red markings. Good for frost free gardens in the UK.

 
Agave americana

Agave americana£6.50

Century Plant, Maguey

A large architectural succulent with blue-green leaves & VERY SHARP SPINES!

 
Ageratum corymbosum

Ageratum corymbosum£6.50

Perennial Ageratum, Butterfly Mist

A rarely offered slightly tender perennial for a sunny border. Long flowering and good for bees!

 
Asclepias curassavica

Asclepias curassavica£6.50

Blood Flower

Tender, evergreen sub shrub with bright red and orange flowers, summer to autumn. Attracts bees & butterflies.

 

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.

 
Brugmansia arborea

Brugmansia arborea£6.50

Angel’s Trumpet A frost-tender deciduous shrub with large, pendulous, night-scented white trumpets in summer. Fantastic for bedding out or growing in pots on the Patio. Needs frost protection in winter
 
Callistemon 'Perth Pink'

Callistemon 'Perth Pink'£7.50

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'£5.00

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.

 

Canna musifolia 'Grande'£8.00

Banana-leaved Canna

A fantastic jungly plant (musifolia = banana leaves!) with large green leaves with red-tinged margins & central rib. Good moist soil in sun, best bedded out for the summer.

 
Chlidanthus fragrans

Chlidanthus fragrans£7.00

A tender bulbous plant with very scented, yellow trumpet flowers from June to July. Hardy in mild gardens, in cold areas grow in pots.

 
Cissus striata

Cissus striata£6.50

Ivy of Uruguay

A slightly tender evergreen climber with palmate leaves and red stems. Small green flowers in summer are followed by ornamental black berries. Ideal for covering a wall in a conservatory or a sheltered spot outdoors. Can also be used as a trailing houseplant if kept in a smallish pot

 
Cyperus papyrus

Cyperus papyrus£6.50

Papyrus makes a wonderful specimen for a warm conservatory, stood in a shallow tray of water. It can be placed outdoor for the summer in a warm sunny sheltered location.

 
Dicliptera sericea

Dicliptera sericea£6.50

Hummingbird Bush

A low spreading shrub with grey leaves and spikes of upward facing, bright red, tubular flowers in summer. Hardy in mild gardens with good drainage.

 
Dodonaea viscosa 'Purpurea'

Dodonaea viscosa 'Purpurea'£7.00

Evergreen shrub from New Zealand with very attractive red-purple foliage. For fertile, well drained soil in sun to part shade. Drought and pollution tolerant. Small flowers may be folowed by papery seed pods. Good for coastal and frost free gardens.

 

Drimiopsis maculata£6.50

Little White Soldiers, African False Hosta

A curious little bulbous plant with fleshy, spotted, hosta-like leaves and spikles of small white flowers in April to May.

 
Fuchsia  'Bryan Breary'

Fuchsia 'Bryan Breary'£6.50

An encliandra cultivar with small leaves and small flowers. Likes soil based compost and cool frost-free conditions with a moist atmosphere.

 
Furcraea longaeva

Furcraea longaeva£6.50

Giant Furcraea

Related to the Agave, and with a similar habit (though less spiny!), this much sought after plant grows for several (many) years before producing a giant flower spike up to 40 foot tall.

 
Justicia carnea

Justicia carnea£6.50

Brazilian Plume Flower

Tender shrub of open habit with green leaves and spectacular, large plumes of bright pink tubular flowers from mid summer-autumn.

 
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