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Adoxa moschatellina

Adoxa moschatellina

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 15cm (6in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: N/A to N/A

Its rather delightful common name is 'Town Hall Clock' - rarely seen for sale, a small green flowered rhizomatous perennial, doesn't sound like much but a most charming native woodlander. Flowers are arranged as if on the four faces of a cube with a further flower facing upwards. Often found in old woods and hedge bottoms. A
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Caltha palustris var. alba

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 30cm (12in)
  • Growing condition: Sun-partial shade
  • Flowering season: March to April

The white form of the native marsh marigold. It needs a moist spot where it will delight with clumps of emerald green leaves and bright flowers. Spring flowering but with an occasional flower later.
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Convallaria majalis AGM

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 30cm (12in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: March to April

Potted, established rhizomes of this easy native woodlander. Likes a richer soil. Lily of the Valley is a plant that doesn't like to dry out, particularly in it's first growing season.
Poisonous if eaten.

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Dactylorhiza fuchsii

Dactylorhiza fuchsii

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: June to June

Common spotted orchid, easy in the garden and good for naturalising in grass.
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Deschampsia cespitosa 'Bronzeschleier'

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 60cm (24in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: July to August

A great grass for a shady border, associating well with ferns, and woodland perennials.

Flowering Late Spring through Summer
Habit - clump forming

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Euphorbia amygdaloides var robbiae AGM

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: March to May

The native wood spurge, a very tough evergreen Euphorbia for any shady spot including tricky dry soils under trees. Green leaves and lime green/yellow flowers in Summer. Makes a good looking ground cover. Poisonous and take care when handling Euphorbia, as the latex in the sap can be an irritant to the skin.

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Galium odoratum

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 30cm (12in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: April to June



We were asked for sweet woodruff so often that we now grow it.

A mythical thug for a shady spot where it can spread and display its fragrant white flowers in Spring. Will tolerate dry soils. It was used most effectively as ground cover in a small, shady courtyard show garden at Chelsea 2012, and can be seen in the walled garden at Mottisfont forming a wonderful ground cover under a fig tree.

Galium will spread quite vigorously, but it is a plant that will survive the toughest of dry shady conditions.

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Geranium pratense 'Mrs Kendall Clark' AGM

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 60cm (24in)
  • Growing condition: Sun-partial shade
  • Flowering season: June to July

A lovely form of the native meadow cransebill, with masses of light blue flowers lined with white. Upright growth.

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Geranium sylvaticum 'Mayflower' AGM

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: May to June

A very lovely form, late May flowering and intermittently later. Native to the UK and most of temperate Europe. This is a large flowered form with blue/purple flowers with a white centre.

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Iris foetidissima AGM

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: May to May

A native Iris that does well in dry soils in shade, quiet purplish and yellow flowers in Summer, but the real star quality is the pod of berries which split in Autumn revealing scarlet orange fleshy seeds. A rhizomatous spreader.
Harmful if eaten.

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Lychnis flos-cuculi

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 60cm (24in)
  • Growing condition: Partial shade
  • Flowering season: May to August

Ragged Robin, a lovely native plant that thrives in a semi-wild, damp woodland type garden.

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Milium effusum 'Aureum' AGM

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 30cm (12in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: May to June

Wood Millet, fabulous bright yellow green foliage in Spring and early Summer, fading to light green. Tiny bead like golden coloured flowers in Summer. Will mildly seed around. Combines beautifully with blue leaved hostas.

Habit - deciduous and clump forming.
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Primula elatior AGM

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 30cm (12in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: February to April

The native oxslip, lovely in a woodland/shade situation. Not botanically correct but for all the world looks like a natural hybrid between a cowslip and primrose. A wonderfully cheery plant.

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Primula vulgaris AGM

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 15cm (6in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: February to April

The much loved, native woodland primrose, a gem of a plant that, if it weren't so common here in Somerset and the surrounding areas, would be held in much higher regard. An absolute must for a native, wildlife and or woodland garden. Very easy.



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Symphytum x uplandicum 'Moorland Heather'

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: May to July

A lovely form of the native comfrey which is grown for the stunning magenta-purple flowers, which are on show for most of the Summer.
Poisonous.
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Viola odorata 'Baroness Alice de Rothchild'

Viola odorata 'Baroness Alice de Rothchild'

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 15cm (6in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: February to April

A blue purple, very heavily scented form of the sweet violet.

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Galium odoratum

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We were asked for sweet woodruff so often that we now grow it.

A mythical thug for a shady spot where it can spread and display its fragrant white flowers in Spring. Will tolerate dry soils. It was used most effectively as ground cover in a small, shady courtyard show garden at Chelsea 2012, and can be seen in the walled garden at Mottisfont forming a wonderful ground cover under a fig tree.
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Galium will spread quite vigorously, but it is a plant that will survive the toughest of dry shady conditions.
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Liriope muscari 'Big Blue'

Liriope muscari 'Big Blue'

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Predictably large with blue flowers. One of the best of the good flowering forms, and strong evergreen foliage.
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Tiarella 'Emerald Ellie'

Tiarella 'Emerald Ellie'

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A new clump forming variety with deeply cut leaves with drak centres. White flowers all the growing season..
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Geranium x cantabrigiense 'St Ola'

Geranium x cantabrigiense 'St Ola'

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One of the very few evergreen Geraniums for the woodland garden. Short growing it forms a ground cover with pure white flowers over most of the Summer. A hybrid raised by Alan Bremnar in the Orkneys.

Once established it's very tolerant of soils that dry out in Summer in shade.
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4 x Ferns that will tolerate dry shade

 4 x Ferns that will tolerate dry shade

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{Description}Polystichum setiferum (Soft Shield Fern ) 45cm evergreen.
Polypodium vulgare (Common Polypody) 30cm, evergreen.
Asplenium scolopendrium ( Harts Tongue) 45cm, evergreen.
Dryopteris filix-mas 'Linearis Polydactyla' (Male Fern) 60cm, deciduous.

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4 ferns, one of each of above each in 9cm pots ready to go directly into the garden

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Geranium nodosum

Geranium nodosum

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Bluish pearly pink flowers. A nice form of this woodland toughy from the Old Rectory, Burghfield. Will seed around to a certain extent and thrive in pretty much the driest position. An incredibly useful Geranium, a great candidate for underplanting in shaded and wooded spots.
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