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Perennial & Biennial Plants


In this range you'll find an impressive selection of perennial plants and biennial plants, which are perfect for beginners and experienced gardeners alike. Also known as herbaceous plants, perennial plants live for 2 or more years and flower every year. Biennial plants live for up to 2 years, flowering profusely in their second year before setting seed and dying. Both are great for beds and spring displays and there are many delightful plants to choose from. Use the selections in the left menu to select the right plants for your garden.



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Periwinkle 'Collection'

Vinca

Periwinkle is one of the toughest plants you’ll find, flowering relentlessly throughout the summer months in lovely shades of purple, pink and white. This vigorous low growing shrub thrives in virtually any garden position, from full sun to the darkest, shady corners. The clump forming stems provide evergreen dark green and variegated foliage that makes useful, weed suppressing ground cover. This colourful collection of Vinca major are perfect for filling those tricky areas of the garden where little else grows.
  • Collection comprises:
  • Vinca major ‘Variegata’ - Sky blue flowers set against variegated foliage. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 75cm (30").
  • Vinca minor ‘Atropurpurea’ - Deep plummy purple flowers. Height: 20cm (8") Spread: 50cm (19").
  • Vinca minor f. alba ‘Gertrude Jekyll’ - Profuse white flowers, carried on compact plants. Height: 20cm (8") Spread: 50cm (19").
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    • 6 jumbo plug plants

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    • £16.99
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    • 12 jumbo plug plants

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    • £24.99
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Comfrey 'Bocking 14'

Symphytum x uplandicum 'Bocking 14', Russian Comfrey

Grow your own soil conditioner! Comfrey 'Bocking 14' contains high levels of basic NPK nutrients and because it is a sterile hybrid, it won't self seed all over your garden.


The nutrient rich foliage of comfrey can be used as a compost activator, mulch, or soaked in barrels of water for 3 to 5 weeks to make a useful liquid feed for tomatoes and beans. Scatter the wilted leaves throughout potato trenches just before planting, to fertilise the crop and improve their flavour! Once established, this quick growing plant can be cut 3 or 4 times throughout the growing season, for a constant supply of nutrient rich, organic, comfrey fertiliser. Height: 100cm (40”). Spread: 75cm (30”).


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    • 5 root cuttings

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £11.99

Anemone 'Wild Swan'

Windflower

  • Award winning new anemone, a Chelsea champion
A truly beautiful perennial, and winner of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2011 Plant of the Year title. Trialled over a 10 year period, Anemone 'Wild Swan' is a cross between early and late flowering anemones and as such, the unique flowers bloom intermittently from April right through to the autumn. Each elegant white flower is backed with pretty blue streaks that look particularly eye catching when the flowers nod closed in the mornings and evenings. A superb perennial for borders and woodland gardens with a neat, compact habit. Height: 45cm (18”). Spread: 60cm (24”)
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    • 1 x 7cm potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £13.99
    • 2 x 7cm potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £19.99

Brunnera macrophylla 'Starry Eyes'

Siberian Bugloss

  • New in 2014
  • Brighten up shady areas with this super perennial
Sprays of exquisite starry white blooms with intense blue edges appear in spring, above heart shaped, green foliage. Brunnera macrophylla 'Starry Eyes' loves a moist, shady spot, but can cope well with drier conditions once established. This superb hardy perennial is resilient and quick growing, forming dense clumps that are perfect for creating useful ground cover in those tricky shady areas. Try planting this Siberian Bugloss among hardy ferns for a woodland feel or throughout the front of cottage garden borders Height: 35cm (14"). Spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 1 bareroot plant

    • Despatch: By end of February 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 3 bare root plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2015
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    • £24.99

Meconopsis Duo

Himalayan Blue Poppy, Tibetan Poppy

These stunning Himalayan poppies are a 'must have' in the garden! Silky petals in shades of white or blue surround golden yellow stamens to form clear, single blooms up to 10cm (4") across. Forming a basal rosette of hairy leaves, Meconopsis makes a captivating feature planted en masse in woodland gardens and moist, shady borders.


  • Collection comprises 4 jumbo plugs each of:
  • Meconopsis 'Lingholm' – A captivating short-lived perennial bearing spectacular, single clear blue poppy flowers, up to 10cm (4") across. Incredibly popular, this Himalayan blue poppy is ideal for moist shady borders. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 50cm (20").
  • Meconopsis baileyi 'Alba' - Rarely seen, this stunning white form of the Himalayan blue poppy is a real eye-catcher in late spring and early summer. Although often short-lived, this Meconopsis makes a stunning feature when planted en masse. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 50cm (20").
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    • 8 jumbo plugs - 4 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £24.99

Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' (Large Plant)

Siberian Bugloss

  • New in 2015

Another early-performing perennial. Forget-me-not-like flowers appear early in the season, but it is the spreading habit and large heart-shaped silver leaves, veined and edged with green, that make this a sought after ground cover plant for use in mixed borders, under trees and as an unusual addition to patio containers.

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    • 1 x 3 litre potted brunnera plant

    • Despatch: By end of February 2015
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    • £12.99

Lupin 'The Governor' (Large Plant)

Lupinus

Add a modern twist to your traditional planting schemes with the bicolour purple and white blooms of Lupin ‘The Governor’. This tough, robust perennial produces its splendid, tall flower spikes from early summer onwards; each spire packed with pretty pea-like flowers. This cottage garden favourite that is superb for adding architectural stature to borders and woodland planting schemes. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 60cm (24"). More info
    • 1 x 2 litre potted plant

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    • £9.99
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    • 2 x 2 litre potted plants

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    • £16.99
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Lythrum salicaria 'Robin' (Large Plant)

Purple Loosestrife

Purple Loosestrife is an easy to grow, hardy perennial for moist borders in full sun. Lythrum salicaria ‘Robin’ can be extremely long-flowering, with upright flower spikes from late spring to late summer.

Lythrum plants are showy and robust, with magenta pink flowers and are excellent for cottage garden borders. They offer unrivalled summer colour. Height: 1.2m (3.9’) Spread: 50cm (20").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted plant

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    • £9.99
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    • 2 x 1 litre potted plants

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    • £16.99
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Ajuga reptans 'Catlins Giant' (Large Plant)

Bugle

Bugle is an easy to grow, spreading plant, which is perfect for a difficult shady corner. Ajuga ‘Caitlin’s Giant’ is a robust, low-maintenance variety with glossy leaves, and erect spikes of purple-blue flowers during the summer.

Ajuga are ideal for moist, shady corners of the garden and are maintenance-free. Plants are tight and mat-forming, and will stop weeds coming through their tough blanket of foliage and flowers. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread up to 1m (39").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted ajuga plant

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    • £9.99
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    • 2 x 1 litre potted ajuga plants

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    • £16.99
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Ajuga reptans 'Party Colour' (Large Plant)

Bugle

Bugle is an easy to grow, carpeting plant, which can be grown in awkward, shady corners. Plants are entirely maintenance-free, and have pretty foliage and spikes of electric-blue flowers in summer.

Ajuga ‘Party Colors’ has distinctive, multi-coloured foliage, which gives all year round interest in the garden. Bugle plants are the perfect choice for shady corners of the garden, whether moist or dry, and the thick carpet of growth will help to stop weeds coming through. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread up to 50cm (20").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted ajuga plant

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    • £9.99
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    • 2 x 1 litre potted ajuga plants

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    • £16.99
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