Hope Cottage, Hooe Road, Ninfield

East Sussex, TN33 9EL

Open Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm

Sunday & Bank Holidays  10am - 4pm

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Here is a list of most of the plants found in our nursery, note our smaller herbaceous plants are not listed.

Trees

Acer Griseum (Paper bark maple)
    Brilliant orange and scarlet autumn colour with peeling paper bark.


Albizia julibrissin (Persian Silk Tree)
    A small deciduous tree with delicate ferny foliage with fluffy rose-pink summer flowers. Fully hardy but can take time getting going in Spring, but a beautiful statement come the summer months.


Albizia julibrissin 'Rosea' (Pink Silk Tree)
    A small deciduous tree with delicate ferny foliage with fluffy rose-pink summer flowers. Fully hardy but can take time getting going in Spring, but a beautiful statement come the summer months.


Betula Alba (White Birch)
    A tall, deciduous slender tree crown with white-grey peeling bark. In spring, yellow-brown male catkins appear. In late autumn the foliage turns yellow before falling.


Betula nigra 'Summer Cascade' (Young's weeping birch)
    A graceful deciduous Birch with long, thin pendulous branches and peeling silver-pink bark. Dark green foliage turns to golden yellow before falling in late autumn.


Betula Pendula 'Youngii' (Young's weeping birch)
    A beautiful character tree with attractive white bark and a dense display of triangular foliage which hangs gracefully from long, thin branches. In late autumn foliage turns a pretty golden yellow before falling.


Cupressus sempervirens 'Stricta' (Italian Cypress)
    'Stricta' is best Italian cypress variety for true pencil-thin column form.


Eucalyptus Pauciflora (Snow Gum)
    A handsome evegreen medium-sized tree with attractive bark, bluish green foliage and small white summer flowers.


Fagus sylvatica (Common Beech)
    Can be grown as a large tree or is very effective for hedging - its dense green foliage although deciduous will hang onto the branches until new leaves emerge giving year round screening.


Ilex aquifolium (Broad-leaved Holly )
    Traditional evergreen holly bush with masses of red berries in autumn to winter against dark green leaves. Very effective as a formal hedge.


Liquidambar Styraciflua (Sweet Gum)
    A deciduous tree Growing to 20m tall, with a spread of up to 8m with glossy, maple-like, lobed leaves which turn to shades of orange, crimson and purple in autumn


Olea europaea (Olive Tree)
    Iconic mediterranean tree excellent potted or in a sunny border.


Olea europaea Standard (Cloud) (Olive Tree )
    The iconic Mediterranean tree with grey-green foliage and edible olives forming from early Summer. An excellent candidate for keeping in a pot. Prune into shape in spring/summer.


Prunus domestica 'Susini' (Patio Dwarf Plum Tree)
    This is the most commonly grown plum in Europe, and most prunes(dried plums) are made from fruits of this species. Harvest late august to early september. Ideal for patios and small gardens.


Prunus serrulata 'Royal Burgundy' (Purple Leaved Cherry)
    Beautiful spring flowers followed by vibrant scarlet autumn foliage.


Salix babylonica (Weeping willow)
    A deciduous, graceful tree with bright-green, lance shaped leaves and silvery undersides born on long weeping branches reaching down to the ground. One of the best weeping willows.


Taxus baccata (English Yew)
    The classic English Yew, A slow growing, evergreen conifer providing an excellent background for shrub and herbaceous borders. The best choice for a formal hedge. Full sun to partial shade.

 

Shrubs

Abelia grandiflora (Glossy abelia)
    Attractive, fragrant, and long flowering - perfect for a mixed border.


Aucuba japonica 'Rozannie' (Spotted Laurel)
    Perfect choice for a small shady site. Lustrous dark green foliage with small clusters of red/purple flowers in spring. Followed by large bright red berries.


Callistemon citrinus 'Splendens' (Red Bottlebrush)
    Fantastic for bright summer colour in a sunny spot.


Callistemon leavis (Bottlebrush)
    Stunning shrub, an iconic bee magnet! Prune back after flowering.


Camellia sasanqua 'Pink' (Pink Camellia)
    Much loved for its knack of giving colour to shadier parts of the garden.


Campanula Lactiflora 'Loddon Anna' (Milky Belflower)
    A cottage garden classic that is perfect for adding height to a border. Upright leafy stems are crowned with clusters of Lilac bell shaped flowers from midsummer to early autumn.


Campanula lactiflora 'Prichard's Variety' (Milky Bellflower)
    A cottage garden classic that is perfect for adding height to a border. Upright leafy stems are crowned with clusters of violet-blue trumpet flowers from midsummer to early autumn.


Choisya dewitteana 'White Dazzler' (Mexican orange 'White Dazzler')
    A compact evergreen shrub perfect for patio pots or in a border, or as a low informal hedge. In summer it is smothered in highly scented white flowers emerge.


Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)
    Perfect for a hot sunny border or to add an exotic touch to a shady area.


Cornus alba 'Elegantissima' (Red Barked Dogwood)
    With vivid red stems giving much needed colour to a winter border.


Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea' (Golden Twig Dogwood)
    With bright yellow winter stems looking particularly nice around water.


Elaeagnus x ebbingei Limelight (Oleaster 'Limelight')
    A large evergreen shrub with broad variegated leaves. Produces small silvery-white very fragrant flowers in autumn, followed by orange fruits in spring. A very tough and versatile shrub.


Elaeagnus x ebbingei Limelight (Variegated Russian Sage)
    Grows to 3 m tall with a 2m spread but can be kept smaller. A large evergreen shrub with brightly coloured variegated green leaves. Super hardy and very effective hedgeing plant, does well in most conditions especially so in coastal environments.


Eriobotrya japonica (Loquat tree)
    Hardy evergreen tree with huge leaves. In very very good seasons will produce pear-shaped loquat fruit in Autumn.


Escallonia 'Iveyi' (Escallonia Iveyi)
    A handsome evergreen shrub with clusters of fragrant pure white flowers from early summer amongst dark green foliage. Plant at the front of borders or pathways to appreciate the highly scented flowers.


Euphorbia ingens (Cowboy Cactus)
    Structure, shape and interest.  The classic Cowboy Cactus does very well in a south facing location and then if possible indoors for winter.


Fatsia japonica (Castor Oil Plant)
    Great for formal borders or tropical.


Griselinia littoralis Variegata (Broadleaf)
    Ideal hedging in coastal and exposed environments. A very tough plant.


Gunnera manicata (Giant Rhubarb)
    A very big and bold architectural plant.


Hebe x franciscana 'Blue Gem' (Hebe Blue Gem)
    Masses of flowers, perfect for cottage gardens or coastal planting


Hypericum hidcote (St. John's wort)
    Perfect for a mixed border giving masses of colour throughout summer.


Kniphofia 'Ice Queen' (Red Hot Poker)
    For dry gardens or front of border giving bright happy summer colour.


Leptospermum scoparium 'Pink Princess' (Tea Tree)
    Profuse flowering Australian plant irresistible to bees and butterflies.


Leptospermum scoparium 'Pink Queen' (Tea Tree)
    Profuse flowering Australian plant irresistible to bees and butterflies.


Leptospermum scoparium 'Red Damask' (Tea Tree)
    Profuse flowering Australian plant irresistible to bees and butterflies.


Loropetalum chinense 'Black Pearl' (Chinese fringe flower)
    Long lasting and profuse flowering, darker foliage gives great contrast.


Loropetalum chinense 'Fire Dance' (Chinese fringe flower)
    Long lasting and profuse flowering, darker foliage gives great contrast.


Magnolia soulangeana (White Tulip Tree)
    One of the most popular magnolias, with large, dark green leaves that emerge mid spring along with deep rose-pink or white, goblet-shaped flowers. It remains a shapely shrub for many years, and even when it is mature, is a nicely formed small tree.


Myrtus communis 'Variegata' (Variegated Myrtle)
    Handsome and compact with aromatic foliage, flowering for long periods.


Nandina domestica (Sacred Bamboo)
    Flushes of purple and red on new growth and again in winter.


Nerium oleander (Oleander)
    Classic Mediterranean evergreen with vibrant colours throughout summer. Proves hardy here in the south but would probably need protection in colder parts of the UK


Phormium Maori Queen (New Zealand Flax)
    Grows to 1m with a similar spread. Evergreen upright clump forming perennial with broad green leaves and rose red margins. Suitable for most conditions.


Phormium tenax 'Purpureum' (New Zealand flax Purpureum)
    A robust evergreen perennial, very reliable in coastal and windy environments, excellent for giving contrast with it's all year round purple leaves.


Photinia fraseri Red Robin (Christmas berry)
    Excellent choice for hedging or as a standalone specimen.


Polygala myrtifolia (Sweet Pea Bush)
    Beautiful long-flowering evergreen shrub with rich mauve coloured flowers. The Sweet Pea isn't fully hardy and will benefit from protection or a sheltered spot in winter. Prefers full sun, but is happy in part sun, keep in well drained soil.


Prunus lusitanica Rotundifolia (Portugal laurel)
    Dense hedging wonderfully versatile.


Prunus 'Otto Luyken' (Cherry laurel)
    Compact, ideal for low screening in courtyard, coastal or cottage gardens


Rosmarinus officinalis 'Gorzia' (Rosemary)
    A bushy, aromatic shrub with purple-blue flowers displayed from mid-spring to early summer, and often again in autumn.


Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus' (Rosemary prostrate)
    A low growing evergreen rosemary with narrow dark green aromatic leaves. Pretty pale lilac blue flowers in spring and summer. Can be used as a culinary herb.


Sambucus nigra Black Lace (Black Elder Sambuca Plant)
    Black Lace has dramatic, almost black foliage producing beautiful creamy pink buds and flowers in early summer followed by blackish red berries during autumn.


Sarcococca confusa (Sarcococca )
    A compact evergreen shrub with highly fragrant cream to pink flowers in late winter in to spring. A really good choice for shady areas.


Viburnum tinus 'Eve Price' (Laurustinus)
    A traditional late winter flowering evergreen shrub with masses of long-lasting white flowers. A very handsome and reliable plant ideal for adding colour to shadier parts of the garden.


Weigela florida 'Wine and Roses' (Weigela )
    A dense and compact deciduous shrub with large glossy wine-purple foliage. In late spring clusters of rich deep pink trumpet flowers burst in to life. Loved by bees and butterflies everywhere. Offers excellent contrast in sunny to part shade borders.

 

Arid

Agave franzosinii (Octopus Agave )
    A tall Agave with blue-greyish scalloped leaves. Good drainage is a must as is full sun.


Agave parrasana (Cabbage Head Agave)
    A slow growing compact Agave with light grey/green leaves that grow from a central rosette. Very Hardy if good drainage supplied.


Dasylirion serratifolium (Bear Grass)
    Hardy architectural plant with narrow sharply serrated leaves. Originating from desert climates these plants like full sun and minimal watering.


Delosperma congestum (Ice Plant)
    Great for rock gardens or for cascading over the sides of a pot.


Hylotelephium spectabile (Brilliant Group) 'Brilliant' (Sedum 'Brilliant')
    Best in bold drifts towards the front of a sunny border.Description


Myrtillocactus geometrizans (Bilberry Cactus)
    A column-shaped cactus that proves half hardy and may well do in a sheltered spot outside for winter but better indoors for winter is possible.


Opuntia basilaris (Beavertail Cactus)
    The infamous Prickly Pear excellent and interesting form accompanied by beautiful summer flowers and fruits. Can be grown indoors and outdoors, but must be protected in winter.


Opuntia polyacantha Rubra (Red Prickly Pear)
    The infamous Prickly Pear excellent and interesting form accompanied by beautiful summer flowers and fruits. Can be grown indoors and outdoors, but must be protected in winter.


Opuntia vulgaris (Prickly Pear)
    The infamous Prickly Pear excellent and interesting form accompanied by beautiful summer flowers and fruits. Can be grown indoors and outdoors, but must be protected in winter.


Trichocereus cuzcoensis (Peruvian torch cactus)
    A very fearsome looking cactus with an upright columnar form. Great indoors, or outdoors for the growing season but best inside in a bright open space for winter.


Yucca gloriosa (Spanish Dagger)
    Gives wonderful structure to pots, borders and coastal spaces.


Yucca rostrata (Beaked Yucca)
    Attractive and hardy Yucca with a crown of blue-greyish sword shaped leaves. Can grow tall but takes many years to do so. Excellent architectural plant.

Bamboo

 

Fargesia 'Great Wall' (Umbrella Bamboo)
    Clump formimg bamboo. Effective for hedging/screening.


Fargesia nitida 'Black Pearl' (Black Fountain Bamboo)
    A striking bamboo with uniquely black canes. Keep moist and feed regularly throughout the growing season.


Fargesia 'Rufa' (Umbrella bamboo)
    Clump forming bamboo giving dense coverage.


Fargesia scabrida 'Asian Wonder' (Umbrella Bamboo)
    A clumping bamboo good for low screening or for softening a mixed border.


Fargesia 'Volcano' (Red Fountain Bamboo)
    A dense busy evergreen bamboo with crimson red colours on mature canes. Excellent for screening or as a stand alone specimen. Keep moist and feed regularly throughout the growing season.


Fargesia 'Wolong' (Umbrella bamboo)
    A larger leaved variety becoming very dense. One of the few lower growing bamboos. Provides excellent coverage in shady environments. A clumping not spreading bamboo.


Phyllostachys aurea (Yellow Groove Bamboo)
    The best bamboo for tolerating really windy exposed conditions.


Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Aureocaulis' (Golden Crookstem Bamboo)
    An upright bamboo with less lower coverage showing off its golden canes.


Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis' (Green Sulcus Bamboo)
    An upright bamboo with less lower coverage showing off its golden canes.


Phyllostachys bissetii (Bisset Bamboo)
    One of best bamboo for giving uniformed top to bottom coverage


Phyllostachys humilis (Hime-hachiku)
    The smallest but mightiest of our bamboo very good lower level screening.


Phyllostachys nigra (Black Bamboo)
    A dramatic and tremendously popular bamboo with a tall upright form.


Pseudosasa japonica (Arrow Bamboo)
    The most vigorous, dense but spreading of our bamboo.


Semiarundinaria fastuosa (Narihira Bamboo)
    An upright bamboo with very little spread. Excellent for screening.

Grasses

 

Calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster' (Feather Reed Grass)
    A clump-forming perennial grass with flat arching leaves.


Carex Comans (Bronze sedge)
    Great winter interest and offers colour contrast amongst other grasses.


Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila' (Dwarf Pampass Grass)
    Tough, versatile and and excellent all-year focal-point


Cyperus alternifolius (Umbrella palm)
    Can be be used as an aquatic or marginal plant, but does well in a pot or as a house plant. Cyperus is not fully hardy but does do well in this area.


Equisetum japonicum (Barred Horsetail)
    An attractive, clump-forming evergreen, reed-like plant with tubular green leaves. We recommend planting in a pot to prevent too much spread.


Hedera 'Gloire de Marengo' (Variegated Mediterranean Ivy)
    A dense, vigorous, self-clinging, evergreen climber with dark variegated leaves.


Hedera 'Oro de boliasgo' (Variegated Mediterranean Ivy)
    A vigorous, self-clinging, evergreen climber with bright, glossy variegated leaves. Can be used to great effect to brighten up a dark corner.


Miscanthus 'Morning Light' (Miscanthus)
    Perfect for mixed borders, courtyard, dry gardens, coastal or in a planter.


Miscanthus 'Red Chief' (Miscanthus)
    Perfect for mixed borders, courtyard, dry gardens, coastal or in a planter.


Miscanthus zebrinus (Zebra Grass)
    Perfect for mixed borders, courtyard, dry gardens, coastal or in a planter.


Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln' (Chinese fountain grass 'Hameln')
    Perfect for sunny borders, very effective planted en-masse.


Stipa tenuissima (Feather Grass)
    A soft wispy grass, lovely in a sun-baked border.

 

Tropical

Alocasia 'Portodora' (Elephant's ear or Giant Taro)
    Fantastic tropical foliage plant with distinctive dark green leaves. Can be overwintered in the soil as long as the soil drains well, otherwise consider lifting. If potted can be over-wintered as an indoor plant.


Canna (Dwarf Mixed) (Indian shot plant)
    A very compact dwarf form of canna. Blooms continuously through Summer. Keep soil moist to support lush growth. Plant in a border or grow in a pot. To overwinter protect from frost in garden or bring indoors.


Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' (Red Banana)
    A very fast growing tropical plant with huge, paddle-shaped red leaves. It's not fully hardy so it will need winter protection. But protected well year on year it is a tremendous tropical focal point.


Mixed Alocasia (Elephant's ear or Giant Taro)
    Fantastic tropical foliage plant with distinctive dark green leaves. Can be overwintered in the soil as long as the soil drains well, otherwise consider lifting. If potted can be over-wintered as an indoor plant.


Musa basjoo (Japanese Hardy Banana)
    A truly essential plant for giving height, structure and character to any tropical scheme. Best kept out of strong winds.


Musa 'Dwarf Cavendish' (Banana 'Dwarf Cavendish')
    Huge paddle-shaped green leaves coloured with burgundy, followed by, if you are brave, edible yellow fruit. Adds to any tropical scheme. Best kept out of strong winds.

 

Ferns

Asplenium scolopendrium (Hart's Tongue Fern)
    A handsome evergreen fern with tongue-like fronds unfurling in upright clumps.


Athyrium Niponicum Metallicum (Japanese Painted Fern)
    The deciduous Japanese Painted Fern displays striking grey green fronds marked with silver variegations. Dues to its foliage colour the Japanese Painted Fern makes an excellent contrast amongst other woodland plants and other ferns, or as a standalone potted specimen under covered areas and pergolas.


Athyrium niponicum 'Red Beauty' (Japanese Painted Fern)
    A deciduous fern with striking grey green fronds flushed with wine red-centres offering excellent contrast amongst other woodland plants.


Cyathea cooperi (Lacy Tree Fern)
    A stunning, graceful tree fern native to Australia. The hardiest of the Cyathea tree ferns.


Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata The King' (Scaly male fern)
    A striking deciduous fern, with large golden triangular-shaped fronds which maintain a fantastic bright clean colour throughout the growing season.


Dryopteris cycadina (Shaggy shield fern)
    A neat, tidy deciduous fern, with large triangular-shaped fronds which maintain a fantastic bright clean colour throughout the growing season.


Dryopteris erythrosora (Buckler Fern)
    Grows 50cm with a similar spread. A stunning deciduous fern with triangular rusty-coloured fronds which mature to dark green. A great choice to offer contrast amongst other ferns.


Dryopteris wallichiana (Alpine Wood Fern)
    A lovely statement in a woodland garden or under deciduous trees.


Matteuccia struthiopteris (Shuttlecock Fern)
    Fantastic big bold deciduous fern with lacy fronds which unfurl to upto a metre in length.


Polystichum polyblepharum  (Japanese tassel fern)
    A handsome evergreen fern native to the UK provides all-year round interest in low-light planting areas and mixed borders.


Polystichum proliferum (Mother Shield Fern)
    A handsome evergreen fern native to the UK provides all-year round interest in low-light planting areas and mixed borders.


Polystichum setiferum (Soft Shield fern)
    A striking evergreen fern native to the UK provides all-year round interest in low-light planting areas and mixed borders.

 

Herbaceous

Acanthus mollis (Bear's breech)
    Great architectural interest with huge leaves forming a large clump.


Agapanthus africanus (African Lilly)
    A clump-forming, evergreen perennial with strap-like leaves. In late summer magnificent blue or white globe-shaped flowers are displayed.


Agapanthus africanus 'Albus' (White African Lilly)
    A clump-forming, evergreen perennial with strap-like leaves. In late summer magnificent white globe-shaped flowers are displayed.


Agapanthus Double Diamond (White African Lilly)
    A compact evergreen perennial with strap-like leaves. In late summer magnificent white globe-shaped flowers are displayed.


Anemone 'Konigin Charlotte' (Japanese anemone)
    A great plant for bringing colour in late summer and autumn producing masses of large pink, cup shaped flowers on tall stems. Perfect for areas of partial shade towards the back of a herbaceous or mixed border.


Astilbe Pulmila (Dwarf Chinese astilbe)
    clump forming herbaceous perennial, with dark green, deeply cut leaves Forming fluffy spikes of rosy-mauve flowers in summer.


Coreopsis verticillata Moonbeam (Tickseed)
    A favourite for bees and butterflies, this showy and long-flowering tickseed is great for mid to late summer flowering. Perfect for extending the season of a summer border producing a succession of pale yellow daisy-like flowers.


Crocosmia 'George Davidson' (Montbretia)
    A tall clump-forming perennial with erect, sword-shaped leaves with stems carrying several light orange-yellow flowers in summer. Great for Flower borders, and Cottage gardens.


Crocosmia Lucifer (Montbretia)
    A clump-forming herbaceous perennial with arching sprays of vibrant red, funnel-shaped flowers in mid summer. Perfect for a sunny mixed or herbaceous border.


Cynara cardunculus (Cardoon)
    A superb clump-forming perennial with striking silvery, thistle-like foliage and in summer, tall flower stems topped by fat thistle-like buds. The buds open into large purple thistles which attract lots of bees.


Echinacea 'Magnus' (Cone Flower)
    Loved by bees and butterflies, this compact echinacea produces a profusion of deep pink daisy-like flowers with burnished gold centres from mid-summer to autumn. Excellent summer flowering.


Eryngium bourgatii Picos Blue (Sea Holly)
    A bold statement plant in a sunny border or gravel garden with dark green marbled foliage and deeply cut blue flowers held on blue stems in mid summer.


Gaillardia 'Red Shades' (Blanket Flower)
    A compact summer flowering perennial with beautiful daisy-like red flowers. Excellent colour in the border or potted. Dead-head to promote repeat flowering.


Helleborus Niger (Christmas Rose)
    A evergreen perennial, with lobed, leathery dark green leaves, bowl-shaped white flowers up to 8cm in width from winter to spring. Grows best in partial shade.


Helleborus Orientalis (Christmas Rose)
    A hardy  perennial for early season flowering interest in the garden. Various coloured flowers from late winter to late spring. Grows best in partial shade


Hypericum 'Magical Sunshine' (St. John's wort)
    Clusters of star-shaped, bright yellow flowers blanket this handsome shrub in mid summer through to autumn creating a superb, long-lasting display. Can be evergreen or semi-evergreen depending on what winter offers.


Kniphofia Orange Vanilla Popsicle (Dwarf Red Hot Poker)
    A colourful and fun plant that adds vibrancy and interest to any garden. This compact variety produces tall spikes of bright orange/cream flowers in summer.


Kniphofia 'Papaya' Popsicle (Dwarf red hot poker)
    A colourful and fun plant that adds vibrancy and interest to any garden. This compact variety produces tall spikes of bright orange/red flowers in summer.


Melianthus major (Honey bush)
    Big, impressive tropical plant with green serrated-edged foliage emerging in Spring. In summer tubular red to brown flowers appear. Not fully hardy but proves hardy in this area.


Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant' (Catmint)
    A vigorous catmint perennial with clusters of tubular lavender-blue flowers on upright stems in mid summer amongst aromatic, light grey-green foliage. Looks wonderful in a sunny border alongside other blue or silver-leaved plants.


Phlox paniculata 'Rijnstroom' (Border Phlox)
    A cottage garden favourite this long and late-flowering variety offers clusters of small, starry, fragrant, pink flowers in August. Works well in the middle of a mixed border extending flowering in to Autumn.


Rudbeckia 'Goldstrum' (Coneflower)
    Boasting huge, black-eyed, bright yellow daisy flowers for long periods from mid summer through to autumn.


Salvia 'Amistad' (Anise scented sage)
    A deciduous plant with aromatic foliage and masses of dark purple flowers from spring right through to late autumn. Loved by bees and butterflies.


Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips' (Salvia)
    A bushy, compact evergreen plant with aromatic green leaves. Flowers appear from mid summer onwards carrying on through to the first frosts.


Senecio 'Angel wings' (Senaw)
    A striking foliage plant with large, soft silvery-white leaves. Excellent choice for a sensory garden, in a pot or in the border. Very effective in coastal gardens too.


Sorbaria sorbifolia 'Sem' (Sorbaria 'Sem')
    A compact variety with yellow-green leaf colouring flushed bright reddish-pink and bronze in spring. Leaves become greener in summer, to then redden in autumn. Small white flowers emerge in summer.


Stachys byzantina (Lamb's Ear)
    An herbaceous plant excellent for ground-covering sunny spaces. It's drought tolerant and provides a weed-suppressing carpet for much of the year.


Tulbaghia violacea 'Variagata' (Society Garlic)
    A variegated perennial with a clumping habit boasting attractive silvery grey foliage delicately bordered with cream. Clusters of dainty lilac-pink flowers on slender stems are held gracefully above the foliage.


Verbena bonariensis (Verbena)
    Tightly packed clusters of lilac-purple flowers on tall, stiff, branching stems from June to September. Great summer colour.


Vinca minor (Lesser periwinkle)
    A pretty low-growing evergreen shrub perfect for ground-covering. Blue-violet flowers emerge from April and last to September amongst dark green foliage. Excellent coastal plant.

 

Climbers

Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea)
    A beautiful evergreen plant with a stunning show of flowers throughout the growing season. In May place in a sunny, protected spot and enjoy a flowering show that lasts all season long. Over-winter inside, in a bright open space.


Mandevilla (Dipladenia)
    A flamboyant tropical plant smothered in striking red blooms.


Parthenocyssus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)
    A self-clinging deciduous climber with dark green leaves that turn fiery crimson-red in autumn. A really vigorous climber, excellent for wall covering providing a stunning display of autumn colour.


Trachelospermum jasminoides (Star Jasmine)
    A handsome evergreen climber with rich, dark green leaves which turn bronze in winter. From late spring to autumn star-shaped pure white fragrant flowers appear.


Vitis 'Boskoop Glory' (Red Grape Vine)
    Black seedless grape variety ideal for both dessert and wine.


Vitis 'Himrod' (White Grape Vine)
    A tasty seedless variety producing an adundant summer crop.

 

 

PalmTrees

Butia capitata (Jelly Palm)
    A handsome hardy palm with arching branches of grey-green fronds. Excellent choice for planting in a pot.


Chamaerops humilis (Mediterranean fan palm)
    A compact, excellent all-rounder, doing well in just about any environment. The most effective palm in windy, coastal areas. Little care is needed and its slow growth rate makes it a good choice for a pot.


Cordyline australis (Cabbage Palm)
    Ideal for giving height and structure especially in windy environments.


Cordyline australis 'Red Star' (Red Cabbage Palm)
    Offers height, structure and contrast to mixed borders or in a planter.


Cordyline australis 'Variegata' (Torbay Dazzler)
    Ideal for giving height and structure especially in windy environments.


Cyca revoluta (Sago Palm)
    Iconic, bold 
architectural plant, with dark olive green foliage and a sturdy erect trunk. Although not full hardy proves so here in the south.


Phoenix canariensis (Canary Island date palm)
    A distinctive Mediterranean palm tree, the biggest and boldest of the palms grown in the UK. A great choice for height and structure in windy/exposed environments.


Trachycarpus fortunei (stripped trunk) (Chusan Palm)
    The 'Chusan Palm' is a tall upright palm tree with large fan-like foliage. The most reliable palm tree grown in the UK. Best sheltered from strong winds.