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Cytisus

Cytisus (Broom)

Cytisus are tough shrubs with dark green evergreen foliage and masses of brightly coloured flowers in spring. Flowers can be yellow, orange or red. Brooms grow best in full sun and will tolerate any well drained soil which is not excessively acid ... more...


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Dabeocia (Heather)

Daboecia are hardy evergreen heathers which display bright flowers in summer. They are compact plants growing to less that a foot (30cm) high. Flowers are usually in shades or purple, red and white. As with all heathers they look good planted in g... more...



Eleagnus (Oleaster)

Eleagnus are a group of evergreen and deciduous shrubs grown for their often variegated foliage and insignificant but highly scented flowers. Eleagnus prefers a sunny site with soil on the dry side. They cope well with exposed conditions, even gro... more...


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Genista

Genista (Broom)

Genistas are tough deciduous shrubs bearing yellow, pea-like flowers in late spring and early summer. The leaves are small and dark green. Genistas grow best on poor infertile soils and will cope with both acid and alkaline conditions. They like ... more...


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Pyracantha

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracanthas are evergreen shrubs which bear white flowers in spring and usually and impressive display of red, orange or yellow berries in autumn. Their stems are strongly thorny and they make an effective barrier against intruders. They look good... more...


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Dianthus

Dianthus (Pink, Carnation, Sweet william)

The genus dianthus represents a number of types of plants including pinks, carnations and sweet williams. All are small plants, either perennial, biennial or annual with flat topped, pink or white flowers. Many varieties are suitable for a rock ga... more...


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Brachyglottis 'Sunshine'

Brachyglottis 'Sunshine' is a marginally hardy (zone 9) evergreen shrub. Formerly known as Senecio 'Sunshine', it has soft grey-green foliage and golden-yellow daisy like flowers in early to late summer. Brachyglottis 'Sunshine' is a tough shrub, ... more...



Echinops

Echinops (Globe thistle)

Echinops are perennial plants with prickly, greyish foliage and rounded, metallic blue flowers heads. Some species may require staking. All types are attractive to butterflies. They require full sun and moderate to poor chalky or sandy soil. more...


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Tamarix ramosissima

Tamarix ramosissima (Tamarisk)

Tamarix ramosissima is a deciduous shrub with upright stems and small, scale like leaves. It displays spikes of small pink flowers in late summer and early autumn. Tamarix grows well on most soils preferring sun or light shade. more...



Erica x darleyensis 'Arthur Johnson'

Erica x darleyensis 'Arthur Johnson' (Heath)

E. x darleyensis varieties are taller and more vigorous than most heaths. They are tough plants originally from exposed mountain sides, hardy up to zone 7. Flowers are bright pink and borne from winter to late spring. Plants will tolerate light s... more...


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Erica carnea 'Foxhollow Fairy'

Erica carnea 'Foxhollow Fairy' (Heath)

'Foxhollow Fairy' is a low growing heath with a spreading habit. They are tough plants originally from exposed mountain sides, hardy up to zones 5-7. Flowers are pale pink but this is not a prolific flowerer. It is mainly grown for it's brilliant... more...



Eryngium

Eryngium (Sea holly)

The sea hollys are sun loving perennial plants with striking foliage. The flowers are teazle-like with spiky bracts, usually bluish in colour. Flowers are borne towards the end of summer. Leaves are either evergreen or deciduous depending on the v... more...


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Gentiana

Gentiana (Gentian)

Gentians are mostly alpine perennials with upward pointing bell-shaped flowers. The flowers are borne in either spring, summer or autumn depending on the species. Most varieties have blue flowers but there are a few with white blooms. Grow gentian... more...


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Helianthemum

Helianthemum (Sun rose)

Helianthemums are shrubby alpines with a bushy or spreading habit. They bear brightly coloured flowers during early summer. Flowers may be white, pink, red, yellow or orange. These are all sun-loving plants which can tolerate dry and infertile soi... more...