The Growers Plantspo - August Herbaceous

The Growers Plantspo – August Herbaceous

July 29th, 2021 by

Are you in need of some inspiration for your next garden project and after some late-flowering herbaceous plants? check out some of our favourite August flowering varieties from Anemone to Rudbeckia.

Achillea varieties such as ‘Terracotta’, ‘Cloth of Gold’ and ‘Moon Dust

Achilleas are a great addition to a mixed border or cottage garden in full sun – partial shade with flat-topped flowers that bloom from June – September with many cultivars and colours to choose from ranging from yellow to white and pink.

🌸Flowers:  June-September (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun – partial shade (depending on variety)

📏 Height: Up to 1m (depending on variety)

Soil: Moist, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Anemone varieties such as ‘September Charm’, ‘Honorine Jobert’ & ‘Hadspen Abundance’

🌸Flowers:  August – October (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun – partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 1.2m (depending on variety)

Soil: Moist, fertile, humus-rich soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Alchemilla Mollis

🌸Flowers:  June-September (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun – partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 0.6m

Soil: Humus-rich soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L

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Alstromeria varieties such as ‘White Magic’, ‘Indian Summer’ and ‘Inticancha Maya’

🌸Flowers:  June-September (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun – partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 0.9m (depending on the variety)

Soil: Fertile, moist, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 3L

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Agastache varieties such as ‘Morello’, ‘Little Adder’ & ‘Blue Fortune’

🌸Flowers:  July – October (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 1m (depending on the variety)

Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L. 3L

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Agapanthus varieties such as Africanus, ‘Twister’ and ‘Polar Ice’

🌸Flowers:  July – September (depending on the variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 1m (depending on variety)

Soil: Fertile, moist, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L  (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Astrantia varieties such as ‘Claret’, ‘Hadspen Blood’ and ‘Rosea’

🌸Flowers: June – August (depends on the variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun -partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 1m (depending on variety)

Soil: Fertile, moist, preferably humus-rich soil

 Pot size: 3L

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Aster varieties such as ‘Monch’, ‘Bahamas’ & ‘Barbados’

🌸Flowers: August – October (depends on the variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 0.9m (depending on variety)

Soil: Well-drained, moderately fertile soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L

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Campanula varieties such as ‘Perla Blue’, ‘Perla White’ & ‘White Clips’

🌸Flowers: July – September (depends on the variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun – partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 0.3m (depending on variety)

Soil: Moist, well-drained, soil

 Pot size: 2L

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Coreopsis varieties such as ‘Limerock Ruby’, ‘Golden Sphere’ and ‘Sunkiss’

🌸Flowers: June – September (depends on the variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun -partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 0.5m (depending on variety)

Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 3L

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Crocosmia varieties such as ‘Lucifer’ and ‘George Davidson’

🌸Flowers: August – September

🌞 Position: Full sun -partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 1.2m (depending on variety)

Soil:Moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 3L, 5L

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Dahlia varieties such as ‘Happy Days Pink’, ‘Happy Days Red’ and ‘Happy Days Yellow’

🌸Flowers: June – September (depends on the variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun -partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 0.5m (depending on variety)

Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 3L

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Echinacea varieties such as ‘White Swan’, ‘Magnus’ and ‘Alba’

🌸Flowers: July – September

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 1m (depending on variety)

Soil: Most soils, except very dry or boggy

 Pot size: 2L, 3L

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Erigeron varieties such as ‘Sea Breeze’ and Erigeron karvinskianus

🌸Flowers: May – October (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 0.5m (depending on variety)

Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L

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Eryngium varieties such as ‘Neptune’s Gold’

🌸Flowers: July – August

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 0.5m (depending on variety)

Soil: dry, well-drained, poor to moderately fertile soil

 Pot size: 2L

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Geranium varieties such as ‘Rozanne’ and ‘Max Frei’ 

🌸Flowers: June – October (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun – partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 0.6m (depending on variety)

Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L

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Geum varieties such as ‘Totally Tangerine’, ‘Cosmopolitan’ and ‘Sunrise’

🌸Flowers: June – August (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 0.6m (depending on variety)

Soil: Fertile, moist, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 3L

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Helenium varieties such as ‘Moerheim Beauty’, ‘Short and Sassy’ and ‘The Bishop’ 

🌸Flowers: July – August (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 1m (depending on variety)

Soil: Fertile, moist, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L

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Leucanthemum ‘Banana Cream’ and ‘Snow Lady’

🌸Flowers: June – September (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun – partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 1m (depending on variety)

Soil: Moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L

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Liatris varieties such as ‘Alba’, ‘Floristan’ & ‘Kobold’

🌸Flowers: August – September (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 1m (depending on variety)

Soil: Moderately-fertile, reliably moist soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L

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Monarda varieties such as ‘Balmy Lilac’ and ‘Balmy Pink’

🌸Flowers: July – August

🌞 Position: Full sun- partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 0.4m (depending on variety)

Soil: Fertile, moist, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2l, 3L (depending on variety and subject to availability).

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Nepeta varieties such as ‘Six Hills Giant’, ‘Walkers Low’ and ‘Junior Walker’

🌸Flowers: June – September (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun- partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 0.9m (depending on variety)

Soil: Moist, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2l, 3L, 5L (depending on variety and subject to availability).

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Penstemon varieties 

🌸Flowers: July – October

🌞 Position: Full sun- partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 1m (depending on variety)

Soil: Fertile, moist, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2l, 3L (depending on variety and subject to availability).

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Persicaria varieties such as ‘Darjeeling Red’, ‘Superba’ and ‘Delgado’

🌸Flowers: June – October (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun- partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 1m (depending on variety)

Soil: Any moist soil

 Pot size: 2l (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Perovskia varieties such as ‘Blue Spire’, ‘Lacey Blue’ & ‘Little Spire’

🌸Flowers: August – September (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 1.2m (depending on variety)

Soil:Well-drained, poor to moderately fertile

 Pot size: 2l, 5L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Rudbeckia varieties such as ‘Goldsturm’, ‘Maya’ & ‘Sunbeckia Mia’

🌸Flowers: August – October (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 0.8m (depending on variety)

Soil: Moderately fertile, preferably heavy but well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2l, 3L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Salvia varieties such as ‘Caradonna’, ‘Cherry Lips and ‘Sensation White’

🌸Flowers: June – October (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 1.2m (depending on variety)

Soil: Moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2l, 3L,5L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Sanguisorba varieties such as ‘Tanma’ & ‘Little Angel’

🌸Flowers: June – September (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun – partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 0.6m (depending on variety)

Soil: Poor-to-average, moist, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2l, 3L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Scabiosa varieties such as ‘Butterfly Blue’, ‘Flutter Deep Blue’ and ‘Flutter Deep Pink’

🌸Flowers: June – September (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 0.5m (depending on variety)

Soil: Moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil

 Pot size: 2l, 3L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Sedum varieties such as ‘Touchdown Teak, ‘Autumn Joy’ ‘Herbstfreude’ & ‘Frosted Fire’

🌸Flowers:  August – November (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 0.6m (depending on variety)

Soil: Moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil

 Pot size: 2l, 3L, 5L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Verbena varieties such as bonariensis and  ‘Lollipop’

🌸Flowers: July – September

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 2m (depending on variety)

Soil: Moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Veronica varieties such as ‘Anniversary Blue’ 

🌸Flowers: June – August

🌞 Position: Full sun – partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 1m (depending on variety)

Soil: Moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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The Growers Plantspo - August Shrubs

The Growers Plantspo – August Shrubs

July 29th, 2021 by

In need of some late-flowering shrubs for your August projects? check out some of our favourites below from Abelia to Vinca.

Abelia Grandiflora & the variety ‘kaleidoscope’

🌸Flowers: June – October (depending on the variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 1.5m (depending on the variety)

Soil: Well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L, 10L + (subject to availability)

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Buddleia varieties

🌸Flowers: July – September

🌞 Position: Full sun – partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 4m

 Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L, 10L + (subject to availability)

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Caryopteris varieties such as ‘Pink Perfection’, ‘Gold Crest’ & ‘Heavenly Blue’

🌸Flowers: July – September

🌞 Position: Full sun – partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 1m

Soil: Moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L,  (subject to availability)

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Cotinus varieties such as ‘Royal Purple’

🌸Flowers: July – August

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 5m (depending on variety)

 Soil: Moderately fertile, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L, 10L (subject to availability)

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Fuchsia varieties such as ‘Tom Thumb’ ‘Genii’ and ‘Mrs Popple’

🌸Flowers: June-October

🌞 Position: Full sun  or partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 1m (depending on variety)

Soil: Fertile, moist well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Haliumium libanotis

🌸Flowers: June-August

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 0.5m

Soil: Well-drained soil

 Pot size: 3L,10L (subject to availability)

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Hebe varieties such as ‘Little Leaves’, ‘Green Globe’ & ‘Rhubarb and Custard’

🌸Flowers: July-September (depending on the variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun – partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 1m (depending on the variety)

Soil: poor or moderately fertile, moist, well-drained neutral to slightly alkaline soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L, 10L (subject to availability)

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Hydrangea varieties such as petiolaris, ‘Annabelle’ & ‘Limelight’

🌸Flowers: June-September (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun – partial shade (depending on variety)

📏 Height: Up to 1.5m (depending on variety)

Soil: Moist, well-drained soil, fertile soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L, 7.5L,  10L + (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Hypericum varieties such as ‘miracle bliss’ and Hidcote

🌸Flowers: June-October (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun – partial shade (depending on variety)

📏 Height: Up to 1m (depending on variety)

Soil: Moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L,  10L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Lavatera varieties such as ‘Rosea’ and ‘Baby Barnsley’

🌸Flowers: June-September

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 2m

Soil: Fertile -well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L  (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Lavender varieties such as ‘Hidcote’ and ‘munstead’

🌸Flowers: June-September

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 0.6m

Soil:  Fertile -well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L, 7.5L, 10L  (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Potentilla varieties such as ‘Red Robin’ ‘Lovely pink’ ‘Goldfinger’ ‘Abbotswood’ and ‘Tangerine’ 

🌸Flowers: May – October

🌞 Position: Full sun – partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 1m depending on the variety

Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil

Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L, 7.5L, 10L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Spiraea varieties such as ‘Golden Princess’, ‘Goldflames’ and ‘Firelight’ 

🌸Flowers: July – August (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 2m + (depending on variety)

Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil

Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L, 7.5L, 10L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Vinca varieties such as ‘major’, minor’ and ‘atropurpurea’ 

🌸Flowers: April – September

🌞 Position: Full sun – partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 0.45m depending on the variety

Soil: any but very dry soil

Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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A touching memorial for Capt Sir Tom Moore

A touching memorial for Capt Sir Tom Moore

July 15th, 2021 by

We recently teamed up with a landscaping firm and our customer Ray Skelton (Harrogate) Ltd to help create a touching memorial for a national hero and campaigner, Capt Sir Tom Moore.

This year we celebrate our Centenary while the late Capt Sir Tom, who raised millions of pounds for the NHS, celebrated his 100th birthday in April 2020. He passed away in February this year.

The memorial was unveiled on the 7th July in front of World War II veteran Capt Sir Tom’s family, Junior Soldiers and sponsors such as Ray Skelton (Harrogate) Ltd and Johnsons.

Chairman John Richardson and his grandaughter and Marketing Manager Eleanor Richardson attended with Director Stuart Skelton of Ray Skelton (Harrogate) Ltd and Colin Simpson.

Ray Skelton (Harrogate) Ltd commissioned Kris Elvidge, a local Stone Mason, himself a Yorkshireman, to engrave the stones that can be seen on the front and back of the college headquarters identifying the start and finish of the Capt Sir Tom Moore Walk. They also created 4 seating areas that surround a centre stone halfway along the main walkway taken by junior soldiers on parade day.

Through landscaper Ray Skelton (Harrogate) Ltd, Johnsons donated two Magnolia ‘Double Diamond’ 200-250 110L trees and 50 Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ worth a total of £765 to the memorial at Army Foundation College Harrogate, where he was an honorary colonel.

The trees are among six planted by Junior Soldiers from the Army college in honour of Capt Sir Tom and to launch the Queen’s Green Canopy campaign across the country.

The Queen’s Green Canopy is a tree planting initiative to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2021. People across the UK are being invited to ‘plant a tree for the jubilee’, with community groups and schools encouraged to take part from October, when the tree planting season begins.

Capt Sir Tom captured the nation’s hearts when he raised over £32m for NHS Charities by walking 100 laps of his garden during the first lockdown. He was born in Keighley but more recently lived in Marston Moretaine in Bedfordshire.

He inspired millions when his saying ‘Tomorrow will be a good day’ trended on social media and became the oldest ever recording artist to reach number one when his duet of You’ll Never Walk Alone with Michael Ball topped the charts. On his 100th birthday, he received thousands of cards from well-wishers across the world, including the Queen and Prime Minister, and was honoured with an RAF flypast.

Eleanor Richardson, Johnsons of Whixley’s marketing manager, said: “We were delighted to be part of this fitting tribute to Capt Sir Tom Moore, who was a true inspiration. The donation is particularly fitting as the magnolia is native to Asia, where he served during World War II.”

Stuart Skelton, Director of Ray Skelton (Harrogate) Ltd said “It has been an honour and a privilege to be involved in the Capt Sir Tom Moore Memorial, hopefully, this will continue to inspire future generations of Junior Soldiers”

The Growers Plantspo - July Shrubs

The Growers Plantspo – July Shrubs

June 29th, 2021 by

In need of some flowering shrubs for your July projects? check out some of our favourite below from Convolvulus to Hebe and Vinca.

Buddleia varieties

🌸Flowers: July – September

🌞 Position: Full sun – partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 4m

Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L, 10L + (subject to availability)

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Convolvulus cneorum 

🌸Flowers: May – July

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 0.6m

 Soil: Poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L (subject to availability)

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Cotinus varieties such as ‘Royal Purple’

🌸Flowers: July – August

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 5m (depending on variety)

 Soil: Moderately fertile, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L, 10L (subject to availability)

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Cistus varieties such as ‘Corbariensis,  ‘Sunset’ and ‘purpureus’. 

🌸Flowers: June-July

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 1m

 Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L, 7.5L, 10L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Escallonia varieties such as ‘Apple Blossom’, ‘Iveyi’ and ‘Pink Elle‘.

🌸Flowers: June-July and usually again in September

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 1m (depending on variety)

Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L, 10L  (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Fuchsia varieties such as ‘Tom Thumb’ ‘Genii’ and ‘Mrs Popple’

🌸Flowers: June-October

🌞 Position: Full sun  or partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 1m (depending on variety)

Soil: Fertile, moist well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Haliumium libanotis 

🌸Flowers: June-August

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 0.5m

Soil: Well-drained soil

 Pot size: 3L,10L (subject to availability)

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Hebe varieties 

🌸Flowers: July-September (depending on the variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun – partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 1m (depending on the variety)

Soil: poor or moderately fertile, moist, well-drained neutral to slightly alkaline soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L, 10L (subject to availability)

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Hydrangea varieties 

🌸Flowers: June-September (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun – partial shade (depending on variety)

📏 Height: Up to 1.5m (depending on variety)

Soil: Moist, well-drained soil, fertile soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L, 7.5L,  10L + (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Hypericum varieties such as ‘miracle bliss’ and Hidcote

🌸Flowers: June-October (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun – partial shade (depending on variety)

📏 Height: Up to 1m (depending on variety)

Soil: Moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L,  10L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Lavatera varieties such as ‘Rosea’ and ‘Baby Barnsley’

🌸Flowers: June-September

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 2m

Soil: Fertile -well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L  (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Lavender varieties such as ‘Hidcote’ and ‘munstead’.

🌸Flowers: June-September

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 0.6m

Soil:  Fertile -well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L, 7.5L, 10L  (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Potentilla varieties such as ‘Red Robin’ ‘Lovely pink’ ‘Goldfinger’ ‘Abbotswood’ and ‘Tangerine’ 

🌸Flowers: May – October

🌞 Position: Full sun – partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 1m depending on the variety

Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil

Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L, 7.5L, 10L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Roses (shrub varieties)

🌸Flowers: July – September (depending on varieties)

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 1.5m depending on the variety

Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil

Pot size: 2L, 3L, 4L, 5L, 10L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Spiraea varieties such as ‘Golden Princess’, ‘Goldflames’ and ‘Firelight’ 

🌸Flowers: July – August (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 2m + (depending on variety)

Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil

Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L, 7.5L, 10L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Vinca varieties such as ‘major’, minor’ and ‘atropurpurea’ 

🌸Flowers: April – September

🌞 Position: Full sun – partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 0.45m depending on the variety

Soil: any but very dry soil

Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Interested in July flowering herbaceous for your planting plan also? click here

The Growers Plantspo - July Herbaceous

The Growers Plantspo – July Herbaceous

June 28th, 2021 by

Are you in need of some inspiration for your next garden project and after some flowering July herbaceous plants? check out some of our favourite varieties from Alstromeria to Helenium, Penstemon and Veronica.

Achillea varieties such as ‘Terracotta’, ‘Cloth of Gold’ and ‘Moon Dust

Achilleas are a great addition to a mixed border or cottage garden in full sun – partial shade with flat-topped flowers that bloom from June – September with many cultivars and colours to choose from ranging from yellow to white and pink.

🌸Flowers:  June-September (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun – partial shade (depending on variety)

📏 Height: Up to 1m (depending on variety)

Soil: Moist, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Alchemilla Mollis

🌸Flowers:  June-September (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun – partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 0.6m

Soil: Humus-rich soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L

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Alstromeria varieties such as ‘White Magic’, ‘Indian Summer’ and ‘Inticancha Maya’

🌸Flowers:  June-September (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun – partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 0.9m (depending on the variety)

Soil: Fertile, moist, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 3L

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Astilbe varieties such as ‘Fanal’

🌸Flowers:  May – June, August (depends on the variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun -partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 1m (depending on variety)

Soil: Moist, humus, rich soil

 Pot size: 2L, 5L  (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Agapanthus varieties such as africanus, ‘Twister’ and ‘Polar Ice’

🌸Flowers:  July – September (depending on the variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 1m (depending on variety)

Soil: Fertile, moist, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L  (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Astrantia varieties such as ‘Claret’, ‘Hadspen Blood’ and ‘Rosea’

🌸Flowers: June – August (depends on the variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun -partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 1m (depending on variety)

Soil: Fertile, moist, preferably humus-rich soil

 Pot size: 3L

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Coreopsis varieties such as ‘Limerock Ruby’, ‘Golden Sphere’ and ‘Sunkiss’

🌸Flowers: June – September (depends on the variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun -partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 0.5m (depending on variety)

Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 3L

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Dahlia varieties such as ‘Happy Days Pink’, ‘Happy Days Red’ and ‘Happy Days Yellow’

🌸Flowers: June – September (depends on the variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun -partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 0.5m (depending on variety)

Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 3L

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Delphinium varieties such as ‘Galahad’ and ‘Magic Fountain Rose Blue White’

🌸Flowers: June – July

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 2m (depending on variety)

Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L

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Digitalis varieties such as ‘Albiflora’ and ‘Excelsior Hybrids’

🌸Flowers: June – July

🌞 Position: Partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 2m (depending on variety)

Soil: Humus, rich soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L

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Echinacea varieties such as ‘White Swan’, ‘Magnus’ and ‘Alba’

🌸Flowers: July – September

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 1m (depending on variety)

Soil: Most soils, except very dry or boggy

 Pot size: 2L, 3L

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Erigeron varieties such as ‘Sea Breeze’ and Erigeron karvinskianus

🌸Flowers: May – October (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 0.5m (depending on variety)

Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L

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Eryngium varieties such as ‘Neptune’s Gold’

🌸Flowers: July – August

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 0.5m (depending on variety)

Soil: dry, well-drained, poor to moderately fertile soil

 Pot size: 2L

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Geranium varieties such as ‘Rozanne’ and ‘Max Frei’ 

🌸Flowers: June – October (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun – partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 0.6m (depending on variety)

Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L

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Geum varieties such as ‘Totally Tangerine’, ‘Cosmopolitan’ and ‘Sunrise’

🌸Flowers: June – August (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 0.6m (depending on variety)

Soil: Fertile, moist, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 3L

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Helenium varieties such as ‘Moerheim Beauty’, ‘Short and Sassy’ and ‘The Bishop’ 

🌸Flowers: July – August (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 1m (depending on variety)

Soil: Fertile, moist, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L

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Leucanthemum ‘Banana Cream’ and ‘Snow Lady’

🌸Flowers: June – September (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun – partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 1m (depending on variety)

Soil: Moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L

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Lupinus varieties such as ‘Gladiator’, ‘Persian Slipper’ and ‘Red Rum’

🌸Flowers: June – July

🌞 Position: Full sun- partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 1.2m (depending on variety)

Soil: Well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2l, 3L, 5L (depending on variety and subject to availability).

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Monarda varieties such as ‘Balmy Lilac’ and ‘Balmy Pink’

🌸Flowers: July – August

🌞 Position: Full sun- partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 0.4m (depending on variety)

Soil: Fertile, moist, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2l, 3L (depending on variety and subject to availability).

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Nepeta varieties such as ‘Six Hills Giant’, ‘Walkers Low’ and ‘Junior Walker’

🌸Flowers: June – September (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun- partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 0.9m (depending on variety)

Soil: Moist, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2l, 3L, 5L (depending on variety and subject to availability).

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Paeonia varieties such as ‘Felix Crousse’ and ‘Bowl of beauty’ 

🌸Flowers: June – July

🌞 Position: Full sun- partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 1m (depending on variety)

Soil: Moist, humus-rich, free-draining soil

 Pot size: 2l, 3LD (depending on variety and subject to availability).

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Penstemon varieties 

🌸Flowers: July – October

🌞 Position: Full sun- partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 1m (depending on variety)

Soil: Fertile, moist, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2l, 3L (depending on variety and subject to availability).

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Persicaria varieties such as ‘Darjeeling Red’, ‘Superba’ and ‘Delgado’

🌸Flowers: June – October (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun- partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 1m (depending on variety)

Soil: Any moist soil

 Pot size: 2l (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Salvia varieties such as ‘Caradonna’, ‘Cherry Lips and ‘Sensation White’

🌸Flowers: June – October (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 1.2m (depending on variety)

Soil: Moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2l, 3L,5L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Scabiosa varieties such as ‘Butterfly Blue’, ‘Flutter Deep Blue’ and ‘Flutter Deep Pink’

🌸Flowers: June – September (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 0.5m (depending on variety)

Soil: Moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil

 Pot size: 2l, 3L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Tiarella varieties such as ‘Spring Symphony’ and ‘Pink Symphony’

🌸Flowers: May – July

🌞 Position: Partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 0.4m (depending on variety)

Soil: Cool, moist, humus-rich soil

 Pot size: 3L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Verbena varieties such as bonariensis and  ‘Lollipop’

🌸Flowers: July – September

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 2m (depending on variety)

Soil: Moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Veronica varieties such as ‘Anniversary Blue’ 

🌸Flowers: June – August

🌞 Position: Full sun – partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 1m (depending on variety)

Soil: Moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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For more ‘plantspiration’ head to our solutions section of the website here

Welcome to the team Rob

Welcome to the team Rob

June 17th, 2021 by

A warm welcome to Rob Forrester who joins the team as Procurement Manager, find out what he had to say about his new role below:

1) What are you looking forward to most about your new role? Getting out around the UK & Europe to meet our suppliers (when travel permits) and solidifying our strong relationships.

2)Anything you’ve learnt in the last couple of weeks that you didn’t know before? A lot! I’ve come from a non-horticulture background, so I’m learning lots of new things every single day!

3)What do you think the challenges of this role will be? Dealing with new legislation/regulations in the aftermath of Brexit/Covid.

What would we find you doing on a weekend? Playing football for Poppleton United or spending time with my wife, daughter and dog.

Favourite food? Got to be curry- specifically Lamb Madras!

Favourite band? I like my rock music- if I had to pick a favourite I’d probably go with Muse.

Summer or winter? Summer

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself: I once had a drawing of mine on display at York Art Gallery, despite being absolutely terrible at art.

Plants that look good this March

Plants that look good this March

March 17th, 2021 by

With spring officially here, it’s time to start making the most of your garden and landscaping projects with some of our favourite March flowering plants that are sure to add interest to your project this spring and beyond.

Viburnum tinus ‘Lisarose’

An evergreen shrub with year-round interest that will produce redbuds and clusters of soft pink flowers. Ideal for brightening up a part shaded area of the garden over winter and into spring when little else is flowering.

🌸 Flowers: Late November – April

☀️Position: Full sun – partial shade

Available in 2L, 5L and 10L subject to availability.

Vinca minor

This groundcover shrub is filled with blue-violet flowers right now that will last through to September. Vincas are great low growing ground cover plants that are great at suppressing weeds and great at the front of a border.

☀️Position: Full sun – partial shade
🌸Flowers: Late March – September

Available in 2L pots subject to availability.

Pieris ‘Passion’

An eye-catching evergreen shrub with generous pink-red bell-shaped flowers from March-May growing in full sun – partial shade it’s perfect in a large pot or on a patio.

Available in 3L and 5L pots subject to availability.

🌸Flowers: March-May

🌞  Position: Full sun – partial shade

Forsythia ‘Lynwood Gold’

A striking spring-flowering plant which is smothered in golden blooms from March-April. A great addition to the back of a border or as an informal hedge.

🌞  Position: Full sun – Light Shade

🌸Flowers: February – April

Available in 2L, 4L and 10L pots subject to availability.

Skimmia Rubella

Are you in need of some autumn/winter colour? Skimmia Rubella are known for their dark red flower buds that are produced in autumn and last through to winter until the flowers open in spring — an excellent plant for a patio pot or border.

Available in 2L, 5L, 7.5L and 10L pots subject to availabilty.

🌸 Flowers: March – May

☀️ Position: partial – full shade

Erysimum ‘Bowles’s Mauve’

A long-flowering semi-evergreen with narrow, grey-green leaves. This perennial produces spikes of purple flowers from late February to July and will make a great addition to a long flowering sunny border.

🌸 Flowers: February – July

☀️ Position: Full sun

Available in 2L pots subject to availability.

Euphorbia wulfenii

Is filled with huge heads of yellow-green flowers with ‘bronze eyes’ from late March-May that tower above its bluish-green foliage. Great at the back of a sunny border.

Available in 2L pots subject to availability.

🌸Flowers:  Late March-May

☀️ Position:  Full sun

Prunus ‘Kojo-no-mai’

Is a great addition to a small garden, it’s wiry twigs burst into life in March when buds open to display pale pink flower. It’s green leaves turn to glorious shades of red and orange in Autumn.

🌸Flowers: March-April

☀️ Position:  Full sun

Available in 3L, 5L and 10L pots subject to availability.

 

For further advise, hints and tips go to our solutions page here

Gin giveaway for World Gin Day

Gin giveaway for World Gin Day

June 9th, 2020 by

 

 

To celebrate World Gin Day on Saturday 13th June, we are giving away a 20cl bottle of our ‘Quixley Gin’

For your chance to win simply like our Facebook page, like the post and tag the friend, you would share a bottle with. 🍸

Terms and conditions do apply below ⬇️

1. The promotor is Johnsons of Whixley Ltd
2. Entrants must like the Johnsons of Whixley Facebook page and have liked and commented on the post as requested to be in for a chance to win.
3. The prize is open to all UK residents aged over 18 and above.
4. There is only one prize available
5. Only one prize per entrant (a 20cl bottle of Quixley gin) can be claimed, multiple entries from the same applicant will be discounted.
6. The prize is as stated, no cash or alternative prize is available.
7. The Winner will be picked at random from all eligible entries.
8. The competition will close at 12 pm Monday 15th June
9. The Winner will be announced on Monday 15th June on the Johnsons of Whixley Facebook page.
10. Winners will be asked for their details for postage or collection.
11. Winners will receive their prize by post or on collection.
12. The winners are allowed up to five calendar days to claim the prize from the date they are announced. If the Winner fails to come forward, then the prize shall be forfeited.
13. Entries who did not win will not be contacted.
14. Johnsons of Whixley will not take responsibility for any lost items in the post – replacements cannot be issued.
15. If you are a winner, the Promoter may request you to participate in any publicity or promotion organised by the Promoter, including promotional photographs.
16. The Promoter reserves the right to withdraw this offer or amend these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice.
17. In the event of any dispute regarding the Terms and Conditions, the conduct, results and any other matters relating to this prize draw, the decision of the Promoter shall be final, and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.
18. By entering applicants agree to the above terms and conditions.

Thank you for all your support and orders

Thank you for all your support and orders

April 16th, 2020 by

On March 23rd 2020 the government announced comprehensive lockdown restrictions for the entire nation. At a stroke, many businesses simply ceased to trade and have remained in a state of suspended animation ever since.

 At Johnsons, our approach has been driven by the need to ensure both the personal safety and job security of all staff.

Staff numbers have reduced by 40%, and this conversely has created a uniquely well-spaced and naturally ventilated working environment with 70 staff spread out over five sites totalling 150 acres.

 During this period we have still dispatched 230,000 plants(Mar 23 to Apr 16th) fulfilling orders into all sectors in both an ethical and safe manner.

Our remote workers are dialling in daily and continue to answer enquiries, fill in quotes, pay suppliers, pay workers, and ask for payment from customers. They attend regular zoom meetings, organise incoming goods and our limited dispatch. Some of our colleagues are isolating at home or are furloughed due to the slow down in productive work – the contribution and support they are making is perhaps not as obvious but nevertheless remains essential.

 We still need to grow the plants that we will sell in recovery – our potting machines are busy churning out new crops, and our production teams are frantically tending the plants that are vigorously growing in the sunshine on the nursery to ensure they remain saleable for as long as possible.

 We thank all our customers and colleagues for your continued support; we remain open for business and capable of scaling up overnight when at long last the restrictions ease. Should you need anything at all, please do not hesitate to ask.

Teaming up with Hedges Direct to deliver garden plants to your door

Teaming up with Hedges Direct to deliver garden plants to your door

April 2nd, 2020 by

We are excited to announce that we are teaming up with our customer Hedges Direct to beat the crisis with garden rescue packs delivered directly to your Garden.

At present, garden centres everywhere are closed, which means that UK nurseries now have a surplus of garden centre stock and no available outlet.

Hedges Direct has kindly offered to support us to ensure surplus stock can find a home and garden.

The mixed shrub pallet deal of garden centre plants will be available as two different options.

CHOOSE FROM TWO OPTIONS:

Option 1: 50 x 2L shrubs – made up of the following plants :

Aucuba Japonica (‘Crotonifolia’ and ‘Rozannie’)
Berberis Thunbergii (Atropupurea Nana’ and ‘Golden Dream’)
Buddleja (‘Buzz Sky Blue’ and ‘Buzz Ivory’)
Ceanothus (‘Blue Sapphire’, ‘Italian Skies’ and Caeanothus thyrsiflorous repens)
Choisya ternata and Choisya ternata ‘Sundance’
Convolvulus cnoreum
Coprosma (‘Inferno’, ‘Pacific Dawn’ and ‘Pina Colada)
Cytisus ‘Lena’ and Cytisus praecox ‘Allgold’
Escallonia (‘Apple Blossom’,’ Gold Carpe’t, ‘Glowing Embers’ and ‘Iveyi)
Euonymus fortunei ‘Blondy’
Euonymous japonicas (‘Microphyllus Albovariegatus’ and ‘Microphyllus Aurea’)
Genista ‘lydia’
Halimium libanotis
Hebe (‘Blue Star’, ‘Champion’, ‘High Voltage’, Purple Shamrock’)
Lavatera ‘Baby Barnsley’ and Lavatera olb. ‘Rosea’)
Photinia (‘Carre Rouge’, ‘Red Robin’, ‘Little Red Robin’ and ‘Pink Marble’)
Pittosporum tenuifolium (‘Gold Star and ‘Tom Thumb’)
Spirea arguta, Spirea japonica ‘Firelight’ and ‘Golden Princess and Spiraea nipp. ‘Snowmound’
Vinca minor (Atropurpurea and ‘Ralph Shugert’)
Weigela florida (‘Minor Black and ‘Kosteri Variegata’)

Option 2: 25 x 5L specimen shrubs – made up of the following plants:

Aucuba Japonica ‘Crotonifolia’
Berberis thunbergii ‘Harlequin’
Ceanothus ‘Skylark and Caeanothus thyrsiflorous repens
Choisya ‘White Dazzler’
Convolvulus Cnoreum
Coprosma (Ignite and Pacific Dawn)
Cotnius cogg. ‘Royal Purple and Cotinus dummeri ‘Grace’
Crinodendron hookerianum
Euonymus jap. ‘Greenspire’
Euonymus jap. ‘Marieke’
Euonymus jap. ‘Paloma Blanca’
Euonymus ‘Kathy’
Euonymus ‘Pierrolino’
Halimium libanotis
Hydrangea pan. ‘Limelight’ and Hydrangea pan. ‘Silver Dollar’
Leucothoe axil. ‘Curly Red’
Nandina domestica ‘Gulf Stream’
Osmanthus x burkwoodii
Photinia fras. (‘Pink Marble’, ‘Carre Rouge’ and ‘Little Red Robin’)
Pittosporum ‘Golf Ball’ and Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Gold Star’)
Skimmia x con. ‘Kew Green’
Viburnum tinus

Once selected, delivery will be arranged straight to your garden.