Shire Plants is a family-run, traditional plant nursery which aims to provide plants not typically available in standard garden centres, along with some traditional favourites and native plants. Our online shop lists several hundred varieties and we place an emphasis on rare, unusual and heritage plants, so if you are looking for something a little different from the plants in your neighbour's garden, you've come to the right place. Our ranges of Violets and Old Fashioned Pinks (Dianthus) and Heritage Primulas are among the biggest available in the UK and we sell many other exciting plants too. All our plants can be purchased online for nationwide UK delivery.
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Gardeners know that autumn is a superb time to plant perennials, while the soil is still warm from the summer sun, but moist from autumn rain. Plants put in the ground at this time of year will have time to develop a strong root system before the ground freezes and really take off next spring, giving a bigger and better display next year compared with spring planting. The Royal Horticultural Society even suggest that for many perennials, autumn is a better time than spring for planting. We have a number of plants at reduced prices, including a range priced at just £2.95. Click here
Our plants are grown by ourselves and we are adding to our range constantly, so watch this space! All of our plants can be ordered online for home delivery and are sold ready to plant in your garden, in 9cm pots, or bigger. You can read more about our ethos here or browse all our plants here.
All of our plants are lime-tolerant, fully hardy (survive winters in the UK) and perennial (come back year after year) unless otherwise specified in the description.
During the year we will be attending a number of Rare Plant Fairs where we will have a range of plants for sale. We can also bring orders for collection if required. Please click here for details.
Every plant we sell is sold established in at least a 9cm pot, although many are in bigger pots. Unlike some nurseries, we do not sell plug plants because they require ongoing care when you receive them. Our plants can be planted in your garden as soon as you receive them, or they can be left in their pots for several weeks until you are ready to plant them. If you have any questions about our plants, please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help. There will be times when certain varieties are unavailable until the next batch has grown on. We are not technically 'organic' but, as far as possible, we limit the use of pesticides and chemicals. We are fortunate enough to be situated in the countryside and we enjoy the environment and natural world that surrounds us, so we do what we reasonably can to protect it.