Monday, 15 July 2013

Adiantum venustum

Adiantum venustum
A completely hardy Maiden-hair fern – every bit as delicate looking as you’d expect but quite vigorous given a well-drained leafy soil in shade.
1L pots ~ £7





Monday, 8 July 2013

Gladiolus flanaganii


Gladiolus flanaganii
An absolutely astonishing hardy species from near vertical cliffs in the Drakensberg. The plant is only 10ins high but the outsized vivid red flowers are rich red and grow out sideways. Hard to explain – has to be seen.
Gladiolus flanaganii
Closely related to the equally extraordinary G.cardinalis and should be just as hardy over much of the country in a well-drained sunny spot.
10cm pots ~ £7



Monday, 1 July 2013

Indigofera


Indigofera hebepetala
Indigofera hebepetala
A very striking species with fresh green leaflets and dramatic magenta and maroon flowers over a long period in summer. Easy and adaptable in any ordinary garden soil in sun.
Indigofera hebepetala
May need shelter in cold areas.
4L pots ~ £12




Indigofera pendula
Indigofera pendula
A tall lax shrub best grown among other sturdier shrubs which it will decorate with its fine silver green pinnate foliage and pendulous strings of pink pea flowers from June until the frosts come.
Indigofera pendula
Almost any half decent soil in sun. May need shelter in cold exposed areas.
Sold out for now - sorry

Indigofera decora
Indigofera decora
I've been wanting to do this for ages and here it is. I only sowed the seeds last autumn and here are the first flowers already.
This is an exquisite small ground-covering species with fresh green foliage and rosy pink flowers. 
Indigofera decora
Apparently a popular front of the border plant in warmer climates but is hardly ever seen in the UK. 
Hardy but wants a warm sheltered spot to grow and flower well.
Sold out for now - sorry