Shire Plants Blog

Bonking Grass

Bonking Grass

22nd Jan 2021

Regular readers will know that I am fascinated by the many and varied common names of plants and the stories and myths that surround them. One of the plants we sell, Selliera radicans, is known col … read more
Quaking Grass

Quaking Grass

21st Jan 2021

Quaking Grass is a British native grass which is sadly less common than it once was. It is found across the country and, like most native plants, it has different 'common' names in different areas.For … read more
Lady's Bedstraw

Lady's Bedstraw

20th Jan 2021

This is Galium verum, a native wildflower found in meadows and along roadsides. As ever with native plants it has many wonderful common names, including Lady's Bedstraw, Gold Dust, Robin Run the Hedge … read more
Dispatching orders as usual

Dispatching orders as usual

18th Jan 2021

Happy New Year to all our customers. We continue to dispatch orders as usual, with our couriers collecting from us and delivering to you in a contactless manner. We send plants out all year around, wi … read more
Know anyone with an overgrown garden?

Know anyone with an overgrown garden?

13th Dec 2020

We have been contacted by a production company who are producing a new gardening show for Channel 5 and they have asked us to share this information. It may be useful for a neighbour or relative whose … read more
Early Violets

Early Violets

24th Nov 2020

This is one of the earliest violets to flower. Hence its name: Viola Christmas. 
Slug Acrobatics

Slug Acrobatics

13th Nov 2020

This slug is hanging from the polytunnel roof by an approx 4' long 'string' of its own slime. I'm told it's a mating ritual, although this guy has been left hangin' by the lady slugs.
Rainbows

Rainbows

2nd Nov 2020

This superb double rainbow was visible from the nursery this afternoon. Very windy but sunny between the showers!
Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers

30th Oct 2020

Stuck for a gift idea? We have improved our gift voucher service and you can now order gift vouchers via our website and they can be emailed to you or directly to your recipient. You can add a message … read more
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