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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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Kalanchoe pinnata

Kalanchoe pinnata£6.50

Cathedral Bells, Life Plant, Miracle Leaf

Capable of making a tall plant, with the ability to produce baby plants along the edges. Clusters of large pink pendant flowers Keep frost free and out of direct sun under glass.

 
Leonotis leonurus v albiflora

Leonotis leonurus v albiflora£6.50

White Wild Dagga, White Lion's Ear

The rare form of the Wild Dagga with white tubular furry flowers held in whorls up the stem in late summer. Makes a nice specimen for a summer patio or large conservatory.

 
Lycianthes (Solanum) rantonnetii 'Album'

Lycianthes (Solanum) rantonnetii 'Album'£6.50

The rare white form of S. rantonettii. Makes an arching shrub, needing support against a wall, for a cool conservatory or sheltered city garden. Long flowering. Can be pruned hard in spring.

 
Metrosideros robusta aureovariegata

Metrosideros robusta aureovariegata£7.50

Tender evergreen shrub from New Zealand with yellow and green variegated leaves bright red long-stamened flowers in summer, similar to the Bottlebrush. Needs a very warm sheltered garden or move under glass for winter

 
Mitraria coccinea 'Clark's Form'

Mitraria coccinea 'Clark's Form'£6.50

Mitre flower

(Or 'Lago Puyehue'?) A larger flowered form of this half hardy, semi trailing evergreen shrub. In late spring and early summer it produces long orange-red tubular flowers.

 
Othonna capensis

Othonna capensis£6.50

Little Pickles, Ruby Necklace

A quick growing succulent with trailing stems adorned with fleshy leaves shaped like little beans which take on a red or purple hue in sun and when underwatered. For a mild garden, or a sunny spot indoors.

 
Pelargonium  'Rollers Pioneer'

Pelargonium 'Rollers Pioneer'£6.50

Ivy leaved trailing variety with fleshy yellow veined leaves and deep burgundy red semi-double flowers all summer. Great in tubs and baskets

 
Pelargonium 'Charity'

Pelargonium 'Charity'£6.50

A sport from a rose scented variety, with attractively variegated green and gold leaves, and small pale pink flowers. A quick grower, despite its variegation, lovely in a container by itself.

 
Pelargonium 'Creamy Nutmeg'

Pelargonium 'Creamy Nutmeg'£6.50

Variegated, scented leaved Pelargonium with masses of small leaves and tiny whitish pink flowers in summer. Foliage is pine scented when crushed.

 
Pelargonium 'Frank Headley'

Pelargonium 'Frank Headley'£6.50

Variegated variety with salmon-pink flowers in summer. Lovely in a large pot.

 
Pelargonium 'Jackie'

Pelargonium 'Jackie'£6.50

Trailing cultivar with beautiful, fully double, rose-pink flowers in summer.

 
Pelargonium 'Mr Wren'

Pelargonium 'Mr Wren'£6.50

An old, tall variety growing to around 1 metre. The single flowers are a distinctive shade of slightly orange red, each petal having a white edge.

 
Pelargonium 'Priory Salmon'

Pelargonium 'Priory Salmon'£6.50

Stellar Pelargonium with deep green foliage with a bold chocolate band around the centre of the leaf and heads of small double salmon flowers throughout summer. Nice compat habit so ideal for pots

 
Pelargonium 'Wilhelm Langath'

Pelargonium 'Wilhelm Langath'£6.50

Tall variety with silver-edged leaves and long stems with clusters of bright red double flowers in summer. Not backwards about coming forwards this one!

 
Pelargonium grandiflorum

Pelargonium grandiflorum£6.50

A species Pelargonium with attractive slightly glaucous foliage and pale pink flowers all summer. It does have a rather sprawling habit and would look good billowing over the edge of a large pot. Grows to about 75cm

 
Pelargonium quinquelobatum

Pelargonium quinquelobatum£6.50

A small species not often offered for sale, this produces small but attractive flowers, the colour of which is difficult to describe - depending on the light, they can appear a subtle grey, blue, pink or cream.

 
Plectranthus argentatus 'Silver Shield'

Plectranthus argentatus 'Silver Shield'£6.50

Silver Spur Flower, Silver Plectranthus

Strong-growing plant with striking silvery soft grey leaves and spikes of mauve flowers in summer.

 
Plectranthus ciliatus

Plectranthus ciliatus£6.50

A spreading tender perennial with green leaves with deep red coloration on the underside. Makes a nice windowsill plant.

 
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