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Aconitum japonicum

Aconitum japonicum

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 100cm plus (36 ins)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: June to August

H80cm x W40cm
An easy mid season monks hood with blue flowers over a long period. Clumps up quickly.
Poisonous - always use gloves and cover the skin when handling.
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Adoxa moschatellina

Adoxa moschatellina

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 15cm (6in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: N/A to N/A

Its rather delightful common name is 'Town Hall Clock' - rarely seen for sale, a small green flowered rhizomatous perennial, doesn't sound like much but a most charming native woodlander. Flowers are arranged as if on the four faces of a cube with a further flower facing upwards. Often found in old woods and hedge bottoms. A
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Caltha palustris var. alba

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 30cm (12in)
  • Growing condition: Sun-partial shade
  • Flowering season: March to April

The white form of the native marsh marigold. It needs a moist spot where it will delight with clumps of emerald green leaves and bright flowers. Spring flowering but with an occasional flower later.
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Convallaria majalis AGM

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 30cm (12in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: March to April

Potted, established rhizomes of this easy native woodlander. Likes a richer soil. Lily of the Valley is a plant that doesn't like to dry out, particularly in it's first growing season.
Poisonous if eaten.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 5.25
Price: (3 or more plants) 4.80


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Dactylorhiza fuchsii

Dactylorhiza fuchsii

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: June to June

Common spotted orchid, easy in the garden and good for naturalising in grass.
Price: 6.95


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Deschampsia cespitosa 'Bronzeschleier'

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 60cm (24in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: July to August

A great grass for a shady border, associating well with ferns, and woodland perennials.

Flowering Late Spring through Summer
Habit - clump forming

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 5.45
Price: (3 or more plants) 4.95


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Digitalis purpurea 'Pam's Choice'

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 75cm plus (32in plus)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: June to July

A fabulous strain of the white flowered native foxglove but with a dark red throat to the large flowers. Easy to establish and naturalise.
Poisonous and wear gloves when handling.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 4.95
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Euphorbia amygdaloides var robbiae AGM

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: March to May

The native wood spurge, a very tough evergreen Euphorbia for any shady spot including tricky dry soils under trees. Green leaves and lime green/yellow flowers in Summer. Makes a good looking ground cover. Poisonous and take care when handling Euphorbia, as the latex in the sap can be an irritant to the skin.

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Galium odoratum

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 30cm (12in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: April to June


A very useful groundcover for tough, dry shady conditions.

A mythical thug for a shady spot where it can spread and display its fragrant white flowers in Spring. Will tolerate dry soils. It was used most effectively as ground cover in a small, shady courtyard show garden at Chelsea 2012, and can be seen in the walled garden at NT Mottisfont forming a wonderful ground cover under a fig tree.


Galium will spread quite vigorously, but it is a plant that will survive the toughest of dry shady conditions.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 4.50
Price: (3 or more plants) 3.95


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Geranium sylvaticum 'Mayflower' AGM

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: May to June

A very lovely form, late May flowering and intermittently later. Native to the UK and most of temperate Europe. This is a large flowered form with blue/purple flowers with a white centre.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 4.95
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Iris foetidissima AGM

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: May to May

A native Iris that does well in dry soils in shade, quiet purplish and yellow flowers in Summer, but the real star quality is the pod of berries which split in Autumn revealing scarlet orange fleshy seeds. A rhizomatous spreader.
Harmful if eaten.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 5.50
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Lychnis flos-cuculi

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 60cm (24in)
  • Growing condition: Partial shade
  • Flowering season: May to August

Ragged Robin, a lovely native plant that thrives in a semi-wild, damp woodland type garden.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 4.50
Price: (3 or more plants) 3.95


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Milium effusum 'Aureum' AGM

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 30cm (12in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: May to June

Wood Millet, fabulous bright yellow green foliage in Spring and early Summer, fading to light green. Tiny bead like golden coloured flowers in Summer. Will mildly seed around. Combines beautifully with blue leaved hostas.

Habit - deciduous and clump forming.
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Primula vulgaris AGM

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 15cm (6in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: February to April

The much loved, native woodland primrose, a gem of a plant that, if it weren't so common here in Somerset and the surrounding areas, would be held in much higher regard. Very easy and an important source of early nectar.

An absolute must for a native, wildlife and or woodland garden.



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Symphytum x uplandicum 'Moorland Heather'

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: May to July

A lovely form of the native comfrey which is grown for the stunning magenta-purple flowers, which are on show for most of the Summer.
Poisonous.
Price: 5.30


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Viola odorata 'Baroness Alice de Rothchild'

Viola odorata 'Baroness Alice de Rothchild'

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 15cm (6in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: February to April

A blue purple, very heavily scented form of the sweet violet.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 3.50
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