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Hardy Bottlebrush shrub.

Available now 2 litre pots £10. PLANT CODE: CALLI-SIE

Makes a base of foliage, then sends up small sprays of rich purple-blue flowers for weeks from midsummer. Suitable for a trough, rockery or raised bed. Rarely offered for sale.

Available now 9cm pots £5. PLANT CODE: CAMP-LYNCH

Open-faced, large, powder-blue flowers in June-July on 60-90cm (2-3ft) high stems. Best in a good loamy soil in dappled shade. Makes a good cut flower.

Available now 1 litre pots £6. PLANT CODE: CAMP-PER-BB

From New Zealand, the home of many exciting sedges; this species has bronzed, olive-green foliage, produced in dense clumps between 30-75cm (12-30") high. Flower spikes of creamybrown fading to a dark chocolate-brown are borne freely. Grows in most places, but excels in moist soils.

Available now 1 litre pots £6. PLANT CODE: CAR-DIP

The Brown Knapweed is a herbaceous perennial found in dry meadows throughout Europe. The flowers are pink and knapweed-like but are distinct in being open-rayed comprising of a number of brush-like tufts. It flowers from July to September & is loved by butterflies and bees. Ideal for a wild garden effect.

Available now 9cm pots £5. PLANT CODE: CENT-JAC

 

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Culinary herb with a mild onion flavour. Hardy perennial. Mauve flowers loved by bees.

Available now 9cm pots £4. CHIVES

Rarely offered herbaceous perennial for a woodland situation, with glossy leaves and scented white flowers. Up to 30cm high in flower. Moist well-drained soil.

Available now in 9cm pots £10. PLANT CODE: CHLOR-OLD

Convolvulus althaeoides is a gorgeous perennial. It will either climber or trail, bearing delicate heart-shaped, silver green leaves. From mid to late summer large, funnel shaped flowers are borne and a striking clear pink.

Available now in 9cm pots £5. PLANT CODE: CON-ALTH

Vietnamese coriander (Persicaria odorata) is a member of the knotweed family and is also known as Vietnamese mint or Rau Ram. It's a tender perennial and thrives from late spring to early autumn. It will eventually succumb to frost, but you can bring the plants indoors and place them on a sunny windowsill for winter harvesting. 

Available now in 1 litre pots £5. PLANT CODE: CORI-VIET

In spring this plant produces good robust clumps of bright green foliage, providing a good backdrop for the masses of tubular indigo-blue flowers, which are coconut-scented and produced in early summer. 45cm (18").

Available now 9cm pots £5. PLANT CODE: CORY-EL

Hardy holly leaf fern.

Available now 9cm pots £5 and 1 litre pots £7.50. PLANT CODE: CRYPT-FORT

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