Acanthus mollis (Bears Breeches) - great foliage plant all year, and stunning hooded flowers in summer
Achillea cerise - Medium size, green foliage and cerise coloured heads
Acorus gramineus variegatus - Flowing grass-like leaves, striped creamy-white
Adenophora (Ladybells) - Campanula relative, free flowering blue perennial sun or partial shade
Aegopodium variegatum (Variegated ground elder) - wonderful in a pot or ground cover in shade
Agapanthus - grown from our own seed
Ajuga reptans ‘Atropurpureum (Bronze foliage bugle) - vivid blue flowers in Spring - good ground cover
Alchemilla Mollis (Lady's Mantle) - Good all round yellow border plant
Allium schoenoprasm - chives
Angelica archangel - giant statement plant
Anthemis 'Sauce Hollandaise' - yellow and white daisy, flowers over long period
Aquilegia (Columbine) - various colours
Artemisia ‘Limelight’ - Variegated foliage autumn flowers
Arum italicum subsp. italicum 'Marmoratum' - Lily flowers, beautiful marbled foliage, and red berry's late summer
Aster ‘Little Carlow’ - Short, with mauve/blue flowers prolific
Aster ‘September Flower’ - Tall small white flowers - dainty
Astrantia - various forms of Masterwort
Briza media - Perennial Quaking Grass
Brunnera 'Aluminium Spot' - Blue forget - me - not type flowers in spring
Brunnera 'Jack Frost' - as above with silver foliage
Buglossoides purpurocaerulea - Purple Gromwell
Bupleurum longifolium - Umbellifer Copper flowers from June-July, brilliant for flower arrangers.
Campanula 'Paul Furze' - Late summer, pale blue flowers, fantastic plant
Campanula persicifolia - Tall white flowered
Campanula poscharskyana - ground cover flowering all year if cut back several times
Carex comans - Bronze form
Carex Frosted Curls
Carex 'Variegata' - sedge with a yellow edge - impressive year round interest - good clumper
Centaurea Montana - Perennial cornflower
Centaurea montana 'Amethyst'- white flowers fading to pink
Centranthus Ruber Alba (White valerian)- White rock lilac
Centranthus ruber (Pink valerian) - pink rock lilac
Cephalaria gigantea - Giant yellow scabious, loved by bees (2m)
Cerastium tomentosum (Snow in Summer) - perennial white flowers thriving in dry, sunny areas
Cerinthe major ‘Purpurescens’ (Honeywort) - Annual with glaucous foliage and dark purple blue tubular flowers
Corydalis ochroleuca- fine feathery foliage and creamy white flowers
Cynara cardunculus (Cardoon) - Architectural silver leaves and huge thistle like flowers
Cyperus papyrus - A tender aquatic perennial forming a clump of erect stems with rounded umbels to 30cm wide, composed of many slender stalks each bearing a small light brown flower-head
Dianthus - Matt forming alpine pink
Epimedium (Barrenwort) - Yellow spring flowering woodlander with attractive foliage
Erodium - several alpine varieties
Erigeron Sea Breeze - vigorous low growing pink flowers over a long period
Erigeron karvinskianus (Mexican fleabane) - little perennial covered in white, yellow centred flowers that fade to pink and purple
Eryngium giganteum Miss Willmott's ghost - Giant Sea Holly, this produces large spiny flower heads in an unusual silvery-grey shade, with a greenish cone in the centre.
Erysimum Bowles Mauve - perennial wallflower with purple flowers
Erysimum 'Cotswold Gem' - Tan and pale purple flowers over creamy yellow variegated leaves Apr-Jun, Sep-Nov, neat shape, 50cm.
Erysimum Jacob's Jacket - perennial wallflower with multicoloured flowers
Erysimum Apricot Beauty - perennial wallflower with apricot coloured flowers
Eupatorium cannabinum (Joe Pye weed) - Moisture loving
Euphorbia amygdaloides ‘Robbiae’ (Woodspurge)- Winter flowering , ground cover
Euphorbia cyparissias 'Fens Ruby' - fast-spreading perennial with feathery, purple leaves and greenish-yellow flowers from late spring
Euphorbia Dulcis Chameleon - Bronze foliage
Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow' - stunning red flowers and autumn foliage
Filipendula vulgaris (Dropwort) - Ferny foliage white flower heads tinged pink
Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum' - Bronze fennel
Francoa sonchifolia - Bridal wreath, long lasting pink spikes
Fuchsia Valencia - pink flowered shrubby hardy fuchsia
Fuchsia magellanica versicolor - hardy variegated foliage with small red flowers
Fuchsia microphylla - A delightful and unusual species of Hardy Fuchsia that has tiny delicate small rosy pink flowers and small bronzy leaves.
Gallium odoratum - Sweet woodruff
Geranium - Hardy, vigorous, multiple varieties
Geum - various forms
Gypsophylla repens 'Rosea' - This is a dwarf cousin to the more familiar tall Baby's Breath.
Haloragis erecta 'Wellington Bronze' - This unusual perennial from New Zealand is grown for its attractive saw-toothed leaves which are various shades of bronze and purple.
Helianthus 'Lemon Queen' - Strong stemmed pale yellow perennial sunflower, star of the late summer border
Hemerocallis (Day Lily) - various colours including orange and a creamy white
Heuchera - many varieties
Hieraceum (Hawkweed) - Tall - Orange flowers
Hyssop officinalis - compact, spreading, semi-evergreen sub-shrub with erect shoots bearing aromatic, leaves and terminal spikes of tubular blue flowers in summer and early autumn
Iberis ‘Betty Swainson’ - Perennial candytuft with brilliant white flowers
Iberis sempervirens - prostrate perennial candytuft, brilliant white flowers through the winter
Iris - Tall white flowers in June
Iris - bearded iris
Isatis tinctoria (Woad) - A famous natural dye and source of natural indigo dye. Tall with yellow flowers
Knautia macedonica - Crimson flowered scabious - early summer - autumn
Lamium (Dead nettle) - Ground cover, variegated leaf
Lamium galeobdolon - Year round interest - yellow flowers
Lamium 'Hermann's Pride' - neat compact plants which produce rapid ground cover. The short, upright stems of silver- streaked foliage carry clusters of small, hooded, yellow flowers.
Lamium orvala - exotic flowers for a shady spot, sort after plant
Lathyrus - everlasting sweet pea - pink and white forms available
Lathyrus aureus - forms a bushy clump of light-green lacy leaves, with spikes of golden-orange pea flowers in late spring
Lavandula angustifolium - English lavender
Leucanthemum 'Manhattan' - Tall white penny daisies
Linaria - Blue spikes
Luzula sylvatica 'Hohe Tatra' - Bright-yellow foliage making an arching clump that brightens up the garden in winter.
Luzula sylvatica ‘Marginata’ - Common woodrush with narrow white margins
Lychnis coronaria - Grey foliage - magenta flowers
Lysmachia ciliata 'Firecracker' - Bronze foliage, yellow flowers
Lysimachia clethroides (Gooseneck loosestrife ) - produces unique spikes of white flowers that are bent like a goose's neck.
Lysimachia ephemerum (Willow-leaved loosestrife) - Grey-green leaves, narrow spires of many small white flowers in summer
Lysimachia mummularia - low creeping form
Lysimachia Vulgaris - Prolific yellow flowers
Macleaya microcarpa 'Kelway’s Coral Plume' (Plume Poppy) - tall great foliage
Matteuccia struthiopteris (Shuttlecock Fern) - Strong - multiplies in light soil
Melianthus major (Honey flower) - sparsely branched, medium-sized evergreen sub-shrub of sprawling habit, with handsome glaucous, pinnate leaves to 45cm in length. Small, tubular maroon flowers in erect racemes to 30cm in length in spring and summer
Mentha - Garden mint
Muehlenbeckia complexa - Vine which is native from New Zealand.
Muscari - grape hyacinth
Origanum - Gold and green marjoram
Origanum 'Rosenkuppel' - purple flowers
Osteospermum - Hardy South African Daisy
Parahebe white and blue - Low growing bush - flowers all summer
Penstemon - various, including Roger Skipper, Geoff Hamilton, Serrulatus and St James
Penstemon 'Heavenly Blue' - Prostrate form - blue flowers
Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Rosea’ - Classic long flowering taller variety
Persicaria 'Red Dragon' - Grown for its foliage rather than its flowers, 'Red Dragon' is an unusual herbaceous plant. The sharply-pointed leaves are dark maroon in colour with a darker centre It forms a handsome, upright clump and is happy on most soils in full sun or light shade.
Petasites japonica ‘Nishiki - buki’ giganteus (Butturbur)- Large variegated leaves
Petrohagia saxifraga - (Formerly Tunica saxifraga) Tunic Flower is a low-growing alpine, which forms a mound of fresh-green leaves, bearing a cloud of tiny pale pink flowers beginning in early summer, and continuing for weeks.
Phalaris arundinacea var. picta (Gardener’s Garters) - Pleasing variegated foliage grassPh
Pimpinella major 'Rosea' - Greater Burnett saxifrage clump-forming perennial with umbels of soft, lacy pink flowers.
Primula Dark Rosaleen - it is the foliage that is dark here
Prunella grandiflora - Self heal with large flowers
Rhodiola - Rosea and Rhodantha - rockery plants with fleshy roots and foliage
Rosemary - upright and prostrate forms
Rumex sanguineus - Bloody Dock is named for the blood-red veins in its green fronds. It is also called Bloodwort, Bloody Wood Dock
Ruta graveolens (Common rue) - evergreen sub shrub
Salvia lavandulifolia (Spanish sage) - compact bush of narrow grey leaves, with an abundance of rich purplish-blue flowers held upright above the foliage in midsummer.
Salvia ‘Officinalis’ purpurescens - Purple Sage
Salvia ‘Officinalis’ maxima - Large leaved Sage
Salvia ‘Hannay's Purple’ - Long flowering prostrate form
Salvia microphylla - several varieties including hot lips and cherry lips
Sanguisorba Officianalis (Great burnet) - dark red egg - shaped heads from mid summer
Santolina chamaecyparissus - Cotton Lavender
Santolina Incana - Cotton Lavender - full sun
Scilla peruviana - Portuguese Squill. Clump-forming, bulbous perennial with a cluster of basal leaves and large, purple-blue flowers early summer.
Sedum acre - Ground cover stonecrop
Sedum telephium 'Autumn Joy' - The most popular variety - blooms August to November - attracts bees and buttrflies
Sedum sediferum -
Sedum spathulifolium 'Casa Blanca' - grey leaved rockery form
Sedum spurium - stonecrop with pink flowers
Sempervivum - Rockery must
Sisyrinchium striatum - Yellow cottage garden plant
Stachys Byzantine - Grey woolly foliage, matt forming white flowers.
Stipa arundinacea - Lovely Autumn and Winter bronze fountain grass
Symphytum - Hardy plant, most soils, sun or shade white flowers in spring
Thalictrum - Feathery foliage - white flowers
Thalictrum flavum ssp glaucum - Meadow Rue upright stems to 2m, ferny, steely blue foliage yellow clouds of flowers
Thermopsis rhombifolia var. Montana - Yellow pea like flowers in Spring grey foliage
Tradescantia andersonii - Rich purple flowers, closes at night.
Trifolium trichocephalum - Low growing version of the above
Valeriana pyrenaica -This introduction form the Pyrenees prefers damp shady places - stunning in the May garden
Verbascum hybridum 'Wega'- Banana custard mullein, long flowering, yellow spikes with dark centres
Verbena bonariensis - Tall, wiry stems for the front of the border
Veronica gentianoides - herbaceous perennial to 45cm in height, forming a mat of bright glossy green, ovate leaves, with long, erect terminal racemes of pale blue flowers in early summer
Veronica austriaca teucrium 'Crater Lake Blue' - Abundant spires of ultramarine flowers in May and June
Veronica peduncularis ‘Georgia Blue’ - Mat forming - bright blue flowers with white eyes
Waldestein Ternata (Barren strawberry)- Ground cover with attractive foliage, yellow flowers will grow in shade
Zauscheneria 'Ed Carmen' (californian fuschia) - late summer flowering with a profusion of orange fuschi like flowers
Artemisia 'Powis Castle' - Fine silver foliage shrub for a sunny spot, cut back to ground in spring
Ballota pseudodictamnus - From a woody base spring long curving stems of round leaves clothed in grey-white felt. The drier the better
Brachyglottis 'Sunshine' - a small, spreading evergreen shrub with greyish leaves, white-felted beneath. Bright yellow flowers.
Buddleja davidii (Butterfly bush) - various forms including white and Black Knight
Ceanothus Thyrsiflorus Zanzibar - Evergreen shrub green-yellow leaves. Bright blue flowers from mid spring . Coastal areas sunny and shelter
Cestrum parqui (Willow leaved jessamine) - deciduous or semi-evergreen medium-sized shrub, with lanceolate leaves to 12cm in length. Flowers tubular, 2.5cm in length, yellow-green and fragrant at night. I had this wrongly named as Diervilla sessilifolia for years!
Cistus - Pink originally from Harrington Hall and magenta
Coronilla emerus (Scorpion Senna) - fragrant yellow marked with brown pea like flowers - interesting pods
Cotoneaster - Wall clinging shrub
Escallonia ‘Gold Ellen’ - Variegated foliage
Hebe ‘Kirkii’ - Delicate and floriferous form
Hebe ‘Pewter Dome’ - Compact grey tight foliage
Hydranga - various including pink lacecap, white mophead and Annabelle
Leycesteria Formosa (Himalayan honeysuckle, Pheasant Berry)
Lonicera nitida ‘Baggeson’s Gold’ - Golden box - leaved honeysuckle shrub
Lonicera nitida 'Lemon Beauty' - The boxwood like leaves of 'Lemon Beauty' are neatly edged in yellow,
Lotus hirsutum - Tender grey foliage shrub white flowers and dark brown seed pods
Olearia macrodonta (Daisy bush) - from New Zealand, grey holly like foliage with which clusters of daisy flowers
Olearia phlogopappa 'Spring Bling' - daisy bush with a mass of pure white flowers in spring
Ozothamnus rosemarinifolius - 'Silver Jubilee' is a small, upright evergreen shrub with narrow, silvery-grey leaves and compact clusters of crimson buds opening to small, scented white flower-heads
Philadelphus ‘Belle Etoile’ (Mock Orange) - Deciduous shrub - white fragrant flowers
Philadelphus Mrs Robinson - double form
Phlomis fruticosa - yellow flowers, ever grey and wonderful seed heads
Potentilla 'Elizabeth' - Reliable yellow form - cut right down in Spring
Pyracantha - red berried form
Rosemary - Aromatic shrubby herb
Spirea nipponica - Summer flowering with white flowers
Spirea arguta - The garland spiraea or bridal wreath, widely planted for its profuse spring flowers an old alternative name is May foam.
Spirea ‘Gold Flame’ - Golden foliage, deep pink flowering shrub
Vestia foetida (lycioides) - AGM. This unusual shrub, native to Chile, has interesting yellow-green fuschia-like flowers in early summer.
Weigela florida 'Variegata' - Pink flowering shrub
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