Plants & Trees & Plant of The Month

Trees & Shrubs

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.

Plant of the Month - Roses & Hebes

Plants of the Month - March 2020

With meteorological spring just beginning my thoughts always turn towards getting going in my garden. Doesn’t matter what the actual weather is doing, I still feel an energetic buzz of anticipation, not only with the physical stuff-weather permitting, but also in planning and adding to the displays of flowers and foliage I already have-after all a garden is never really finished.
Although there are literally thousands of suitable plants for any garden, two enduring favourites, particularly of our customers are: Roses and Hebes.
Firstly roses: you cannot fail to be lured by the heady fragrance and bodacious bundles of tightly packed petals found in a David Austin rose. David Austin Snr. O.B.E is considered one of the greatest rosarians and rose breeder of all time. Creating in his lifetime over 240 English roses to his name and leading the way for new roses to be developed into the future. Each variety is selected after a vigorous breading programme lasting nine years, before its’ introduction to the general public. That’s dedication to the task!
Quality, fragrance, repeat or long flowering and good disease resistance, are the corner stone’s of a David Austin rose. Although they are more pricey, than your average rose, they certainly standout from the crowd: as this living gift of beauty, they will certainly shatter all your expectations.
Think pots and containers for exuberant displays of English shrub roses such as .Roald Dahl, with lush apricot blooms and a medium fragrance. Or to reach dizzying heights, on walls and pergolas try a rambling rose, such as Malvern Hills, which will easily reaching 4.5m and which produces, soft yellow blooms throughout the summer. For a more diminutive climber, think Gertrude Jekyll, with bright pink voluminous petals and a heady strong fragrance to boot. There really is a rose for every garden in the David Austin range.
Secondly the Hebe; for endurance, versatility of leaf colours and flowers that the pollinating insects go wild for, you cannot beat a well grown Hebe. Originating from New Zealand there are now over a 100 species available. Thriving in full sun but tolerant of light shade, these evergreen shrubs boast foliage in red, purple, green, yellow and pink hues; topped with either white, pink or purple sprays of flowers from late spring to late summer. Light pruning after flowering is all you need to do. Low maintenance and wind resistant they make excellent seaside garden plants. Ensure good drainage and light loam for best results.
For a new and interesting variety try something like Hebe Rhubarb and Custard: with striking green foliage marbled yellow and red edged leaf tips. Add into this plant recipe, delicate violet flower s, in late spring, for a marvellous feast for the eyes- Ideal for a pot /container or in the front of a garden border, it reaches from 0.5-1m maximum height and spread.
So, as you can appreciate there is plenty of choice from these stalwarts of an English country garden, whether you choose the more traditional English bred rose, or plump for plants originating from loftier shores, there is much to beautify you own growing space. Come and see what we can tempt you with!