Shire Plants Blog

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
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
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
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