Ordering over the Christmas Period

Orders placed after Sunday 3rd December will be dispatched on or after 8th January 2023. 

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. 

We only show you the plants we hope to have for sale in 2024, if not available now they will progressively become so through the spring.

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Brugmansia  candida 'Angels Sunbeam'
Brugmansia candida 'Angels Sunbeam'
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Angel’s Trumpet A frost-tender deciduous shrub with large, pendulous, double or even treble cream night-scented trumpets in summer.
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Bulbine frutescens 'Hallmark'
Bulbine frutescens 'Hallmark'
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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.

Canna 'Cannova'
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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 indica
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Indian Shot

The species from which many large flowered varieties have arisen. Small but eye-catching red and yellow flowers appear over a long period.

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Canna musifolia 'Grande'
Canna musifolia 'Grande'
£6.00
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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.

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Canna patens
Canna patens
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Indian Shot

A beautiful species of modest size, Fresh green leaves and red and yellow flowers from summer to autumn. Best lifted and kept frost free in winter.

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

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Chlorophytum comosum
Chlorophytum comosum
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Spider Plant

This vigorous plain green species of Spider Plant, makes a lovely basket plant in a shady spot.

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Chlorophytum comosum 'Vittatum'
Chlorophytum comosum 'Vittatum'
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Spider Plant

Spider Plant with green leaves with a white-cream central stripe, giving it an overall lighter appearance than 'Variegatum'.

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Cotyledon orbiculata 'Staghorn'
Cotyledon orbiculata 'Staghorn'
£5.60
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A striking succulent with characteristic large staghorn-shaped leaves. Ideal for a large shallow bowl or trough where it can spread to make an impressive plant. Outdoors in summer, in for the winter.

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Crassula 'Garnet Lotus'
Crassula 'Garnet Lotus'
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A distinctive hybrid with thick fleshy dusky purple grey pointed leaves. A neat little plant

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Crassula perfoliata v. heterotricha
Crassula perfoliata v. heterotricha
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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.

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Crassula swaziensis variegata
Crassula swaziensis variegata
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Money Maker

A neat little compact spreading succulent with fleshy variegated leaves.

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Cuphea caeciliae
Cuphea caeciliae
£5.20
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Cigar Plant

A bushy tender shrubby perennial ideal for bedding out with other tropical plants. Covered from summer to autumn with masses of orange tubular flowers.

Cuphea ignea
£4.00
£5.00
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Cigar Plant

A colourful small tender shrub with vivid red tubular flowers over a long period in summer. Ideal for bedding out with other exotic plants, or in containers. Over winter frost free.

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Cyperus albostriatus
Cyperus albostriatus
£5.20
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Dwarf Umbrella Plant

A low-growing relative of the Papyrus, this makes good groundcover for the edges of a pond in mild gardens.

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Cyperus involucratus 'Nanus'
Cyperus involucratus 'Nanus'
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This striking grass related to the Egyptian Papyrus makes a neat plant with a umbrella shaped whorl of bracts.

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Cyperus papyrus
Cyperus papyrus
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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.

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