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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Pentas lanceolata - Pink
Pentas lanceolata - Pink
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Egyptian Star Cluster

A tender evergreen perennial with clusters of star-shaped flowers, in shades of pink purple red or white from spring-autumn.

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Phlebodium aureum areolatum
Phlebodium aureum areolatum
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Blue Bearís Paw

A striking indoor fern with large, coarsely cut glaucous bluish grey fronds.

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Plectranthus argentatus 'Silver Shield'
Plectranthus argentatus 'Silver Shield'
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Silver Spur Flower, Silver Plectranthus

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

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

Plectranthus ernstii
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A compact plant known for its distinctive succulent swollen stems. The leaves are aromatic and the small flowers are white with purple markings, appearing in summer.

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Plectranthus hadiensis var. tomentosus 'Penge'
Plectranthus hadiensis var. tomentosus 'Penge'
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Hairy Spurflower A spreading tender perennial with soft green leaves with yellow margins. Spikes of small pale mauve flowers in winter. Can be bedded out for the summer or grown in pots.
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Plectranthus succulentum
Plectranthus succulentum
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A densely growing little plant with small succulent leaves with a pungent scent.

Plectranthus venteri
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Sekukuni Spurflower

A tender shrubby perennial from South Africa where it grows on rocky outcrops. Spikes of small pale flowers in autumn. The fleshy lobed leaves have a pungent aroma, and will tolerate full sun.

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Plectranthus zuluensis
Plectranthus zuluensis
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Zulu spurflower

Tender perennial with aromatic leaves and large spikes of tubular blue flowers for most of the year. Great for a pot on the summer patio Loved by bees.

Plumbago auriculata 'Crystal Waters'
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Cape leadwort

A scrambling, bushy climber for a conservatory or frost free garden with beautiful blue flowers in summer - a slightly deeper shade than the species.

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Plumbago auriculata v. alba
Plumbago auriculata v. alba
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Cape leadwort

A scrambling, bushy climber for a conservatory or frost free garden with beautiful clusters of white flowers in summer. A nice contrast with the blue flowered species

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Pteris umbrosa
Pteris umbrosa
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Australian Jungle Brake

A half-hardy fern from Australia, with elegant semi-evergreen finger-like fronds. It makes an excellent subject for a pot on a shady patio, or a cool greenhouse.

Rostrinucula dependens
Rostrinucula dependens
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Purple Plume Weeping Buddleia

Resembling a Buddleja in habit and flowers, producing in the autumn and early winter long drooping racemes of mauve flowers. A medium sized shrub for a sunny border.

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Rudbeckia 'Marmalade' seeds
Rudbeckia 'Marmalade' seeds
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450 seeds approx

Hardy Annual for a sunny border with large bright yellow flowers in summer and autumn.

 

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Ruellia macrantha
Ruellia macrantha
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Christmas Pride

Spectacular tender shrub with large pink trumpets from autumn-winter. Feed monthly in growing season.

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Salvia africana-lutea
Salvia africana-lutea
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Tender evergreen shrub with grey woolly leaves and unusual reddish brown flowers with purple tinted calyces from summer-late autumn. For a sunny spot.

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Senecio (Curio)   'Himalayan Blue'
Senecio (Curio) 'Himalayan Blue'
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Similar to S. ficoides but with finer foliage, a pretty plant which would look attractive in a shallow pot, placed outdoors on a sunny patio or terrace. Bring in for the winter, when it will enjoy a sunny windowsill.

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Senecio angulatus
Senecio angulatus
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Climbing Groundsel, Cape Ivy

A half-hardy vigourous South African climbing succulent with fleshy leaves and clusters of small bright yellow flowers in summer & autumn, which should be scented.

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