The clocks go back this weekend and this usually signals the start of autumn proper in our neck of the woods. Leaves are already turning wonderful colours and falling in large numbers at every brea … read more
Shire Plants Blog
We currently have a large number of plants at reduced prices. Autumn is a great time to plant hardy perennials, because the roots establish in the warm soil and the plants have a real head-start ov … read more
Chicory is a native wildflower steeped in folklore. One tale tells of a young girl who sat down at the side of the road to cry for her dead lover. She was inconsolable by all who passed her and … read more
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I just love the detail in this Chinese Foxglove which has been flowering for ages. It really stands out in the garden and everyone asks what it is.Full plant details here … read more
After Eight Chocolate mint, anyone? "The savor or smell of the Mint rejoyceth the heart of man, for which cause they use it to strew in chambers and places of recreation, pleasure and repose, and … read more
Today we moved a lot of large plants in pots and found a large number newts, frogs and toads. This is why we don't use pesticides at the nursery, but instead we work with nature as much as possible an … read more
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Dianthus, Old Fashioned Pinks, Gillyflowers - whatever you call them, there's nothing like the scent of them in the garden, and many are good for the vase too. Here are just a few that are available t … read more