Shire Plants Blog

Perennial Wallflowers

Perennial Wallflowers

2nd Apr 2020

This beauty is Erysimum 'Pastel Patchwork' and we are currently propagating it in order to add it to our range later in the year. We have a growing range of perennial wallflowers, including a number o … read more
March Newsletter

March Newsletter

24th Mar 2020

Our March newsletter, including featured plants, is out now. If you don't subscribe you can still read it here:https://mailchi.mp/c0ad8232b732/march-at-shire-plants … read more
Rainy Day, new propagating bench

Rainy Day, new propagating bench

28th Feb 2020

Non-stop rain today (for a change!), so it was a good day to build a new heated propagating bench under glass. As we grow everything we sell ourselves, we take a lot of cuttings and sow a lot of seeds … read more
February 2020 Newsletter Out Now

February 2020 Newsletter Out Now

14th Feb 2020

Our latest newsletter is out and this month we look at crystallising flowers and feature a number of our favourite violet plants.You can read the newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/82bcb4cedf67/ … read more
True Primrose

True Primrose

6th Feb 2020

I potted up these primroses (Primula vulgaris) late in the autumn and they are just beginning to flower now. Although you can buy hybrid primulas of every colour under the sun these days, these true B … read more
Winter Euphorbia

Winter Euphorbia

24th Jan 2020

I don't tend to think of Euphorbia as a winter plant, but this evergreen Euphorbia amagdaloides 'Purpurea' is looking spectacular right now. It's even more striking as most of the plants around it hav … read more
Viola 'Dick 'o the Hills'

Viola 'Dick 'o the Hills'

21st Jan 2020

This is Viola odorata 'Dick o' the Hills', a sweet violet which has just started flowering and should be flowering strongly through to late spring. I like to think it was named after a wizened old she … read more
January Newsletter Out Now

January Newsletter Out Now

11th Jan 2020

Our latest monthly newsletter has just been sent out to our subscribers. This month we feature some useful ground cover plants. You can view it here. … read more
Common Names

Common Names

20th Nov 2019

I find the 'common' names of plants fascinating. Some of our wildflowers have been loved (or sometimes hated!) for centuries and the wide range of different local names for the same plant always inter … read more
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