Shire Plants Blog

Cardoon

Cardoon

20th Jul 2020

I love cardoons (Cynara cardunculus) throughout the summer, but when the purple thistle-like flowers open on top of the globes, they are truly wonderful. The bees and butterflies love them too. The la … read more
Seeds now available

Seeds now available

5th Jul 2020

We are pleased to be able to now offer seed of some of our plants. We'll be adding many more varieties to this list over the next few weeks. https://shireplants.co.uk/seeds/ … read more
Dianthus Monty Allwood

Dianthus Monty Allwood

19th Jun 2020

I had to cut these flowers off Dianthus 'Monty Allwood' while taking cuttings. They're beautiful and the scent is heavenly. No vases at the nursery so a plastic cup will have to do! Plants coming soon … read more
Fox and Cubs

Fox and Cubs

19th Jun 2020

This wonderful plant is called Fox and Cubs because of the dual appearance of bronzy-orange open flowers (the fox) alongside red-brown flower buds (the cubs). Tall stems hold the flowers above neat ro … read more
Cornflowers

Cornflowers

21st May 2020

Really enjoying the cornflowers at the moment. Here we have the blue Centaurea montana, plus the less common 'Purple Heart', 'Black Sprite' and my favourite, the wonderful creamy yellow 'Sulphurea'. … read more
Yarrow

Yarrow

10th May 2020

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) was collected by children during the First World War and sent to the front line to be used as a herb to stop bleeding and heal wounds. It has long been used as an antisep … read more
Thank You

Thank You

27th Apr 2020

Thank you to all our customers who are keeping us busy! Parcels from this batch are heading as far north as Inverness and as far south as the Isle of White. Our courier observes social distancing rule … read more
State of Play at the Nursery

State of Play at the Nursery

19th Apr 2020

We are very grateful to all our customers for their continued support during a time that is difficult for everyone. We are continuing to process orders and we have increased the number of days we disp … read more
Viola sororia 'Freckles'

Viola sororia 'Freckles'

9th Apr 2020

Viola sororia 'Freckles' has just started flowering so I've taken a photo to update the details on the website. I just love these flowers. The sororia violas are great because they start flowering jus … read more
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