Shire Plants Blog

Autumn is here

Autumn is here

20th Oct 2020

The clocks go back this weekend and this usually signals the start of autumn proper in our neck of the woods. Leaves are already turning wonderful colours and falling in large numbers at every brea … read more
Autumn Discounts

Autumn Discounts

4th Oct 2020

We currently have a large number of plants at reduced prices. Autumn is a great time to plant hardy perennials, because the roots establish in the warm soil and the plants have a real head-start ov … read more
​Spotlight on Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

​Spotlight on Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

26th Sep 2020

Chicory is a native wildflower steeped in folklore. One tale tells of a young girl who sat down at the side of the road to cry for her dead lover. She was inconsolable by all who passed her and … read more
Latest Newsletter

Latest Newsletter

24th Sep 2020

Our latest newsletter has been sent to our subscribers. You can read it here.
Chinese Foxgloves

Chinese Foxgloves

15th Sep 2020

I just love the detail in this Chinese Foxglove which has been flowering for ages. It really stands out in the garden and everyone asks what it is.Full plant details here … read more
Interesting Mints

Interesting Mints

30th Aug 2020

After Eight Chocolate mint, anyone? "The savor or smell of the Mint rejoyceth the heart of man, for which cause they use it to strew in chambers and places of recreation, pleasure and repose, and … read more
Amphibians

Amphibians

28th Aug 2020

Today we moved a lot of large plants in pots and found a large number newts, frogs and toads. This is why we don't use pesticides at the nursery, but instead we work with nature as much as possible an … read more
Our Packaging

Our Packaging

22nd Aug 2020

If you're interested in how we pack and dispatch our plants, you now view some information and view photographs of our packaging here.
Pinks available now

Pinks available now

13th Aug 2020

Dianthus, Old Fashioned Pinks, Gillyflowers - whatever you call them, there's nothing like the scent of them in the garden, and many are good for the vase too. Here are just a few that are available t … read more