Plants & Trees & Plant of The Month

Plants & Trees

Our new and enhanced outdoor plant area carries a comprehensive range of trees, conifers, shrubs, roses, perennials, climbers, alpines, heathers, bedding plants, grasses, fruit trees and statement plants for that instant impact in your garden.

Our plant area is set out in alphabetical order for easy garden planning. We have published our own plant guide leaflets to show you what we have available on offer. They are designed to assist you in achieving all year round colour.

Please find in store 28 leaflets for you to pick up free of charge.

We are proud to supply top quality plants at very reasonable prices and a one year guarantee with proof of purchase*.

We offer a wide range of summer and winter hanging baskets to enhance your garden.

Please visit our friendly plant area team for all your garden questions and if you are not able to find the plant you are looking for, then we will do our up most to source our suppliers, to provide you with the plant you're after.

Anne Covell

Plants & Trees Manager

Hardy Plant Guarantee - Our hardy outdoor plants are covered by a 12 month guarantee, which begins from the day of purchase. Proof of purchase in the form of our till receipt must be produced. A plant label alone does not qualify. We will replace the plant or provide a full refund. The guarantee does not cover sale or discounted items. The guarantee does not cover plants that have not been properly cared for. The plant must finally be returned to the garden centre for inspection.

Plants of The Month For February - Witch hazels, Viburnam, South Pacific Palm and Bright Star

Plant of the month February 2019

Witch hazels-Hamamelis shrubs.
With the current inclement cold weather it is difficult to immediately appreciate that plants have any relevance in February; as this month is often described quite literally as varying shades of grey: great perhaps for the novel, but less so for our psychological state and wellbeing.
However, there are still lots of little gems to be found dotted either indoors or outdoors that will stimulate the senses and make even the dullest day seem a little brighter.
Witch hazels have the ability to beguile and dazzle the observer’s senses whilst making a regal yet understated show of often delicately curled spidery petals, on bare stems of wood, in the depths of winter. With a slight increase in air temperature most will emit a punchy kind of intense fragrance to wake up your olfactory nerves from their winter slumbers for up to 5 weeks.
Easy to care for, these hardy, deciduous shrubs will require good moisture levels and a nutrient rich soil, preferably in full sun. Prune after flowering, by removing all shoots from the previous year’s growth; back to a couple of good buds. Hybrid crosses labelled with names such as ‘Arnolds Promise’ (lemon- yellow flowers) or ‘pallida’ with (sulphur lemon flowers) are good choices as both hold an Awards of Garden Merit from trials undertaken by the Royal Horticultural Society.

Viburnum x bodnantense hybrid shrubs.
Penetrating the outdoor gloom on even the darkest days, these hardy deciduous shrubs also flower in the depths of winter. In hues of subtle pinks and white these clusters of flowers appear on bare stems from late autumn and even throughout the winter; most also emit a heady fragrance, which hints towards the warmer days to come. Unfussy and easy to care for, this shrub will tolerate full-sun to part shade. Prune up to ¼ of the flowered branches near to the base each spring, once the floral display has ended.

Biophytum sensitivum- South Pacific Palm.
Can’t face the outdoors at the moment? Well look no further than you own living room to place this delicate ‘Jurassic styled’ house plant. Relatively new in availability and diminutive in stature, this delicate miniature palm-like plant originates from tropical India and South Africa. As a shade, warmth and humidity loving plant, it will relish a shaded spot in your living room. Bonsai in habit with an ultimate height of 15cm this plant is ideal for growing in a terrarium or vivarium of your choice. Keep moist during the growing season then reduce waterings during the wintertime. Historically this plant had been attributed with many medicinal qualities.

Murdannia loriformis Bright Star.
Another beautiful houseplant, bearing olive-grey pointed foliage with a dark green edges that make this plant’s appearance all the more special. Combine with either snazzy metallic pot or a mute earthy coloured pot to make this plant a statement piece in any display. Occasionally airy sprays of cream flowers can emerge from the foliage. Easy to care for by preferring bright but not direct light, they will relish a warm room provided you keep them moist throughout the growing season.

Whatever the weather, there is always another plant to draw you in with its power of seduction. One size does not fit all, so come and have a look to see how you can enhance your own house and garden, by ‘greening up’ this winter.