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Shire Plants Blog

Calandrinia grandiflora

Calandrinia grandiflora

6th Jul 2021

The flower buds of Calandrinia grandiflora always remind me of snakeheads. They hang down from the stem and raise themselves up one at a time to open in all their bright pink glory. Being such open fl … read more
Plant Sale

Plant Sale

20th Jun 2021

We currently have a large range of plants on offer at reduced prices. Don't forget, delivery is free for orders over £60 so it's a good time to stock up and fill some gaps in the garden! Plants p … read more
Rare Plant Fair

Rare Plant Fair

14th Jun 2021

We enjoyed being at the Rare Plant Fair at Waterperry Gardens yesterday. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and there were a lot of comments along the lines of "it's just nice to be able to do someth … read more
Night Scented Phlox

Night Scented Phlox

20th May 2021

The wonderful Night Scented Phlox has started flowering early this year. Fortunately it flowers for months so it'll still be flowering when the evenings are warm enough to sit outside. Plant … read more
Rare Plant Fair June 13th 2021

Rare Plant Fair June 13th 2021

8th May 2021

We're looking forward to the Rare Plant Fair at Waterperry Gardens on the 13th June, where we'll be one of 20 specialist plant nurseries with a selection of plants for sale. This year, tickets must be … read more
A busy time

A busy time

24th Apr 2021

We haven't posted much over the past few weeks due to being so busy. This is our busiest time, both for growing and for receiving orders. We dispatch orders every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (we don … read more
Viola sororia 'Freckles'

Viola sororia 'Freckles'

26th Mar 2021

Love this violet. It does just what it says on the tin. This one is in the pollytunnel so it's flowering early but the sororia violets usually flower after our native dog/wood violets, so they ar … read more
Primula 'Gold Lace'

Primula 'Gold Lace'

22nd Mar 2021

Primula 'Gold Lace' was introduced by the Victorians and was much prized by gardeners in those times. Much prized by us now, it's a lovely spring flower. We have plants available and about to flower n … read more
Perennial Wallflowers

Perennial Wallflowers

12th Mar 2021

Now is a good time to plant perennial wallflowers (Erysimum) for a good display of flowers this year and for several years to come. There is a lot of history associated with these plants. In the … read more