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Shire Plants Blog

First Snow

First Snow

30th Nov 2021

We had a couple of days of early snow this weekend but it hasn't prevented us from dispatching this week's orders as it soon cleared up. We fulfil orders all year round (except for a couple of weeks a … read more
Harry Potter Herbology

Harry Potter Herbology

19th Nov 2021

Fans of Harry potter may recall that Harry and his classmates were required to wear earmuffs while repotting mandrake plants in their herbology lesson. This, like much of Rowling's fiction, is based o … read more
Visit from a Goldcrest

Visit from a Goldcrest

18th Nov 2021

We had a friendly Goldcrest visit us in the potting shed today. The Goldcrest is the UKs smallest bird and we usually only see them flitting in and out of the hedges so this was a treat. We think it m … read more
Hardy Chrysanthemums

Hardy Chrysanthemums

28th Oct 2021

Hardy Chrysanthemums come into their own at this time of year. Very useful when many other plants are shutting down for the winter. This one is 'Starlet' but we have many other varieties available too … read more
Autumn £2.95 Plant Sale

Autumn £2.95 Plant Sale

5th Oct 2021

Autumn is a great time to plant perennials, while the soil is still warm and rainfall increases. To coincide, we have reduced the price of some of our most popular plants to £2.95 for a limited time. … read more
Plant Foxgloves Now

Plant Foxgloves Now

1st Oct 2021

If you fancy some foxgloves in the garden next year, now is the perfect time to plant them, because they flower from their second year. Although the air temperature may have dropped, the soil te … read more
Pinks

Pinks

18th Sep 2021

We have many old and interesting 'pinks', because they are one of my favourite plants and I love the strong clove scent of many of them. This is the latest addition to our range. It's Dianthus 'Tatra … read more
September Newsletter

September Newsletter

13th Sep 2021

Our latest newsletter went out to subscribers this weekend. If you're not a subscriber, you can view it here.  … read more
Interesting leaves

Interesting leaves

10th Sep 2021

Taking cuttings today. If ever a plant was well named, it's Persicaria 'Painter's Pallet'. Each leaf looks like a decorators overalls :-)