219 and still counting…and that’s just our new herbaceous plants this year!
Spring in our gardens is always an exciting time. You discover forgotten plants emerging that you put in during the autumn and are no doubt enjoying all those bulbs you planted. So, what’s new for 2015 on herbaceous?
As you are probably aware if you have visited us through the winter months, we are redesigning the area. All our stock will now be displayed on benches so you will no longer have to shop the area from ground level! To complement the new look our Nursery Team are continuing with all our regular A-Z range, with lots of added extras to spice it up and keep up with the ever-changing trends in gardening.
Some of my own favourites for the coming year include:
Pulmonaria ‘Blue Ensign’
Is one of the earliest to flower and is most distinctive because of its plain green foliage. Bright blue blooms throughout March and April, gradually fading to purple with age.
Acanthus mollis ‘Hollands Gold’
Is one of the few plants that will tolerate deep shade or bright sunlight, dry or moist conditions. In spring the new shoots are buttercup-yellow, opening to a flowing golden green.
Geranium ‘Dragon Heart’
Has large magena saucer-shaped flowers with black centres. Flowers continuously throughout the summer.
Hosta ‘White Feather’
Large, pure white lush leaves emerge in late spring. Throughout the summer green streaks develop on the foliage creating an unusual yet striking effect. Unlike other varieties it will tolerate a sunny position.
Brunnera ‘Mr Morse’
Heart-shaped silvery leaves have distinctive green veining. Numerous star-like white flowers in spring.
New for April 2015 and award winning introduction from last year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show:
Trollius ‘Dancing Flame’
Look out during April for our new Trollius ‘Dancing Flame’. With its good bud colour, striking orange open flowers and sturdy upright stems, it is a fantastic plant for any herbaceous border. It is suited to any soil, thrives in sun or part shade and is more floriferous than other varieties.