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  • Aeonium goochaie ‘Ballerina’

    20cms. Masses of rosettes of light green leaves edged creamy-white, and slightly sticky. Keep frost-free in winter, and grow fairly dry - if too wet the roots will rot. Tender perennial.  Flower arrangers.  For sunny well-drained areas.  Evergreen.  Container plant.
  • Agastache Blue Delight

    60-90cm. Upright plant with sweetly aromatic foliage, and spikes of deep lavender-blue flowers in summer which are attractive to bees etc.. Enjoys full or part sun in fairly well-drained soil. Dead-head to prolong flowering. Good cut flower. Self seeds a little.
  • Alchemilla erythropoda

    20-30 x 30cm. Smaller, neater version of Alchemilla mollis, with lime yellow flowers. Self seeds a little. Humus-rich soil in sun or part shade.
  • Alchemilla mollis

    40 x 60cm. Clump of rounded soft leaves with yellow-green flowers in summer. Remove flower heads to prevent excess self-seeding. Sun or shade, in any soil except a bog. Flower arrangers  Shade loving/tolerant
  • Allium przewalskianum

    20cm. Fine foliage with heads of purple-pink flowers in summer. This bulb comes from Asia, and seems to flourish in well-drained soil in a sunny position.  Attracts bees & butterflies. Just a few bulbs available this year.
  • Allium senescens

    10 - 60cm. Dense heads of light purple-pink flowers, mid to late summer, attracting bees and butterflies. Fertile, well-drained soil, preferably in full sun. A well-behaved allium! For sunny well-drained areas.  Attracts bees & butterflies.  Bulb.
  • Allium senescens ssp. montanum var. glaucum

    20cm. Rosettes of slightly twisted, glaucous leaves, with rounded heads of mauve pink flowers later in summer. Well-drained soil in sun. Good for the rockery or front of border. Very attractive to butterflies. For sunny well-drained areas.  Attracts bees, butterflies etc.  Bulb.
  • Androsace lanuginosa

    3cm. Forms a mat of hirsute foliage, with sprays of dainty pink flowers in summer. For well-drained soil in sun. Not too wet in winter (though mine have all survived the extremely wet winter of 2015-16!)
  • Androsace sarmentosa watkinsii

    10cm. Forms a mound of large rosettes, with umbels of pink flowers in early summer. Requires well-drained soil in a sunny position.
  • Androsace sempervivoides

    5-8cm. Spreading rosettes form a mat, with heads of dainty pink flowers in late spring. Well-drained soil in sun. Good in a trough or scree.
  • Androsace studiosorum Salmon’s variety

    10cm. Forming a mat, with hairy rosettes of leaves, and sprays of deep pink flowers on short stems in early summer. Requires well-drained soil in sun. Alpine/rock garden plant
  • Anemone nemorosa Bracteata Pleniflora

    10cm. Green-tipped, double white flowers, and a ruff of green bracts. A spring-flowering, woodland plant.
  • Anemone x lipsiensis

    10cm. Pale lemon flowers produced in spring, slowly spreading to form a carpet. Best in woodland conditions. Quickly becoming dormant after flowering. Shade loving/tolerant
  • Antennaria Red Wonder

    10cm. Forms a low mat of silvered foliage, with small round heads of pink-red flowers in late spring. For a sunny, well-drained position. Suitable for a trough.  Alpine/rock garden plant
  • Arabis alpina ssp caucasica Flore Pleno

    10cm. Forms an evergreen mat of grey-green rosettes, with long-lasting double white flowers in late spring. Very well drained soil in full sun.
  • Armeria maritima Splendens

    20-40cm. Evergreen mat of foliage with bright pink 'thrift' flowers from late spring through the summer (dead-head to encourage repeat flowering). Attracts bees and butterflies. Happy on poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soils in sun. Tolerant of salt. Chalk loving/tolerant  For sunny well-drained areas  Attracts bees, butterflies etc.  Evergreen
  • Astilbe Inshriach Pink

      30cm. Beautiful dark green, shiny foliage, tinted bronze, with pink plumes in late summer. Moist soil or shallow water  Clay loving/tolerant. Astilbes thrive in moist, humus-rich soils in sun or part shade.  They tolerate more sun when wetter, and grow in boggy conditions too. The feathery plumes of summer flowers look good for months, flower spikes remaining attractive in...
  • Astrantia Buckland

    60cm. White flowers with pink centres for a long period in summer, over an attractive mound of foliage. Attractive to bees, butterflies etc, and good cut flowers.  They prefer fertile, humus-rich soil in sun or part shade.
  • Begonia grandis subsp. evansiana var alba

    40cm. A hardy begonia, certainly in the South of the country, producing attractive foliage with a dark red reverse, and with white flowers. Shade loving/tolerant.
  • Begonia sutherlandii

    30-45cm. (trailing). Tuberous. Trailing stems bear light orange flowers all summer. Good in hanging container. Winter dormant. I've always kept it in a just frost-free greenhouse, but others told me it was hardy, and it has survived outside this winter!

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