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We support alternatives to single use plastics
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We harvest rainwater from our on-site reservoirs
Reduced Carbon Footprint
Reduced Carbon Footprint
With 80% of bedding plants grown onsite
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Composting & Recycling
We recycle over 90% of our on-site waste

Spoooookyrumpus Plants!

Spoooookyrumpus Plants!

We’ve dug up the scariest plants we can find at Coolings! Display these flowers and plants to add a little haunt to your house and garden this season … if you dare.

Dark and stormy…

Zamioculcas zamiifolia ‘Raven’ is the new kid on the houseplant block having only been launched this summer and is one of the most interesting and toughest of houseplants. It’s striking black foliage sets it apart from the other cultivars of Zamioculcas and will be sure to make an impact in your space. Raven is also exceptionally low-maintenance – what’s not to love?!

Outdoors, try a mass of clump forming, black, large-leafed Heuchera ‘Obsidian’. Rounded, purple-black, glossy leaves which bear sprays of white flowers in late spring. Would look extra spooky planted with black Mondo Grass!

Burning beauty…

Create a surreal scene with the flamelike foliage of Phormium ‘Evening Glow’ and Carex buchananii. The corky ‘winged’ bark and spectacular scarlet autumn leaves of Euonymus alatus ‘Compactus’ amongst the red berries of Skimmia japonica ‘Pabella’, will also create a fantastic fiery glow.

Witches brew…

Hubble bubble toil and trouble…put victims under your spell with the ‘Intense Blue’ foliage of Festuca glauca. This eye-catching beauty offers fantastic year-round interest for your garden and is great in containers or with other grasses in the border.

Blades of Blood…

Grow a pot of Japanese blood grass (Imperata cylindrica ‘Rubra’) for some spooky seasonality. The tips turn red in autumn, making the grass look likes it’s been dipped in blood. Alternatively, Phormium ‘Crimson Devil’ will fit the bill, as will Uncinia rubra ‘Everflame’ – a striking grass which will add great architectural interest to your display.


In a tangle…

Harry Lauder’s walking stick (Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’) plays the leading role. Its dormant bony form on full display will add a goulish touch. Greenish yellow catkins will soon dangle from the tree’s twisted branches, followed by a covering of bright green leaves in spring and summer. The supporting cast member would have to be our Heuchera ‘Marmalade’ for its large, amber-bronze ruffled foliage.

Kaleidoscopic color…

It’s hard to pick a best moment for Berberis thunbergii ‘Orange Rocket’, whose spring foliage starts out coral, ages to green, and then turns red. But the two-toned nature of its autumn habit is something spectacular.

To create the look indoors try Croton Codiaeum for its nearly limitless leaf forms and beautiful explosion of colour.  Or Calathea crocata ‘Tassmania’.

It’s in the veins…

Fill your house with Fittonia ‘Skeleton’. Its blood red veined leaves will complement your Halloween decorations nicely.


Redtwig dogwoods (such as Cornus alba ‘Sibirica Variegata’) may be dormant, but bare of their green leaves, the branches almost glow. The bright striking stems of the Cornus would look great surrounded by the spiderlike leaves of black Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’) as it appears to crawl over the edge of a container or pot. Ophiopogan ‘Nigrescens’ also looks fantastic with other grasses (such as Carex comans ‘Bronze’), especially if grouped in tubs or planted into gravel, and it provides a brilliant contrast with silvery plants in sun, or bright green ferns in shade. It’s not just for Halloween either – clusters of pale purplish white flowers appear in Summer followed by dark blue-black fruit – a plant for year-round interest.

Daggers through the heart…

Sansevieria (Mother in Law’s Tongue) is not only easy to grow but it’s tough and near indestructable.  Despite its tough nature it’s still stylish, simple and loved by interior designers.  Strong, dagger-like leaves create the perfect look for Halloween!

Go on, trick or treat yourself……Mwah-ha-ha-ha-ha!