Category Archives: Plants and flowers

Heuchara ‘Fire Alarm’ Will Brighten Your Autumnal Garden

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Keep your garden looking bright through Autumn with plants that keep bright coloured foliage. Heuchera ‘Fire Alarm’ is the perfect addition with it’s bright red leaves and white flowers popping out. The leaves stay bright in Spring, Summer and Autumn.

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We sell most of our plants in 1 litre pots and these are growing outside and can go straight into your garden, easy! They love full sun or partial shade.

As most Heucheras they grow very well as ground cover or plant in containers as the star of the show and when they flower in the summer the bees love them!

***EDITED*** Apologies for anyone who wanted to purchase Heuchera ‘Fire Alarm’ as shortly after our newsletter went out we have sold out for the season! Have a browse around our other lovely plants in our shop where you can narrow the search terms to colour, aspect and more to find the perfect new addition to your garden. If you can’t decide, why not have a look at our special offers page and choose a mixed assortment and let us do the picking for you!

Getting Ready and Setting Up at Southport Show

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That empty van didn’t stay empty for very long! We packed it full of plants and headed off to Southport flower show to get our display and stand ready to sell plants to you wonderful lot.pg6

Heuchera Paris is at the front on the top left photo, it flowers spring summer and autumn so you get the bright colours for most of the year! Heuchera Tangerine wave is at the front in the above right hand photo. pg8

Tiarella Emerald Ellie has the prettiest white flowers. pg1

Heuchera dark secret pictured above left.

While getting ready we also made sure to catch up on mail order. These are just a few of the packages that went yesterday full of garden delights Heuchera, Heucherella, Tiarella and Perennials.pg9

Heuchera Tangerine wave pictured in the above top left photo is bred by us and great for full sun or partial shade.pg4

Fabulous Heuchera mega caramel Huge variety above. pg7

We made sure to stop for a picnic to keep our energy up working on our display.13938183_1088640707839696_6251148822441848474_o

Kniphofia orange vanilla popsicle, Dwarf variety.pg3 pg5

Heucherella gold zebra is above, as well as a little look at one of the displays near us being put together.
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We made a lot of progress and even had a sneaky peek at some surrounding exhibits.

If you are coming to the Southport show, find us in the Floral Marquee and stop by to pick up some beautiful plants!

A Week of Potting Plants

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Lots of potting this week has been keeping us out of mischief! We’re getting ready now for the Southport show taking place the 18th-21st of August.

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The Southport show is a great show with loads to see and do. Don’t forget to stop by the floral marquee which is big, the best place to buy plants, and where you will find us. 

All your specialist nurseries will be in there with loads of fabulous plants for you to buy, helping to make your garden amazing! Hope to see some of you there! Follow along on our Facebook page for up to date show photos. 

If you can’t make it to the show, don’t forget you can always order plants from our online shop! All our plants ship in 1 litre pots to give the roots space to develop.

RHS Hampton Court Palace Setup

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It’s been a busy last few days as we packed up the van and headed to Hampton Court Palace for their spectacular flower show. This is one of our favourite shows as there’s lots of gorgeous plants on display and for sale in a fabulous setting.

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Dibleys strotocarpus looking beautiful in the photo above.

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That’s the Plant Heritage up there in the top left photo. This time they are within the floral marquee instead of having their own marquee. Rosy & Rob (Hardys cottage garden plants) are next to us this year as you can see in the bottom right photo above.

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Unloading and setting up our plants for our display.

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Having a break with a nice cup of coffee and a naughty but nice egg custard!! Would have been rude not to have one really!

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Dibleys begonias all waiting to go in their display

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We have a lot of lovely sales plants available this year, we had to make a couple trips to bring them all!

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Spotted some deer enjoying the grass on the way out of the show grounds one day.

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After a few days and a lot of hard work, we’ve finished our display! Now to wait for what the judges say. To find out how we did, make sure you follow along on Facebook where we post all our updates first.

If you are coming to RHS Hampton Court palace for the flower show, don’t forget there are lots of beautiful plants for sale to take home from our stall and many others. Also, please drop by our stand and say hi, we love meeting all of you!

At the Nursery – Getting ready for RHS Chelsea Flower Show

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Our own garden is looking lovely this time of year, it’s a shame we don’t get to spend more time in it lately! We’ve been busy potting plants (as you can see in the photo below) and making sure everything is just right for next weeks RHS Chelsea flower show.pg5

Delta Dawn is pictured above, all ready to go into our flower display at Chelsea, and you can see Heuchera Thomas peeking through behind it.pg4

Our nursery plants are coming along nicely, pictured above is Tiarella Skeleton Key looking lovely and we’ve now potted our tiarella Emerald Ellie which should be beautiful by Hampton Court.
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Brunnera Golden frost pictured above will soon be coming to our website, so keep an eye out for it!pg3

Geranium Expresso is starting to look good in the nursery now, and this little white flowered plant is Phlox May Breeze which is also coming to the website soon. pg1

All these beauties will be coming with us to the Chelsea Flower show, so we’ve been making sure they are well misted, with Richard ensuring the sprinklers are working when we want them to be!

Our next updates will be from RHS Chelsea Flower show, how quick has that come around! We hope to see some of you there, come find us in the Great Pavilion!