Shire Plants Blog

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
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
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