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Shire Plants Blog

Spring Colour

Spring Colour

13th Mar 2024

There's some lovely spring colour around the nursery at the moment. Here are some photos of some of the actual plants we're sending out at the moment. We dispatch plants three days a week, via overnig … read more
Fritillaries

Fritillaries

6th Mar 2024

Snake's Head Fritillary are wonderful when planted in the lawn where they do their thing before the main mowing season and can then be mown in the summer, or plant in containers on the patio. They are … read more
Drumstick Primula

Drumstick Primula

6th Mar 2024

This 'Drumstick' Primula is Primula denticulata 'Lilac' and it's looking lovely. The flowers stand 30cm tall when established in the garden. A fantastically easy primula to grow in the borde … read more
Rare Strawberry Dates from the 1500's

Rare Strawberry Dates from the 1500's

8th Feb 2024

The latest addition to our catalogue is a very interesting strawberry which was first recorded in ‘Gerard’s Herball in 1597 but then disappeared from all record. The flowers are not white, as most str … read more
British Bluebells

British Bluebells

26th Jan 2024

British Bluebells are steeped in tradition, myth and legend and are a joy to behold in spring.  A wish made when you see the first bluebell open in spring will come true. It is said that if you … read more
In-the-green Bulbs

In-the-green Bulbs

25th Jan 2024

In-the-green bulbs are available only in late winter/early spring and are the best way to introduce Bluebells and Snowdrops into the garden. They 'take' much easier than dry bulbs from a packet plante … read more
Potted Bulbs

Potted Bulbs

17th Jan 2024

We have just added a new 'Potted Bulbs' category to the website to enable you to quickly find these wonderful plants. Potted bulbs and corms are a great way to get a quick-start with bulbs. … read more
Aisiatic Primula

Aisiatic Primula

14th Nov 2023

These Asiatic Primulas give great value. They flower for much of the summer and into autumn, if it stays mild like this year, sending up tall 'drumsticks' of dark purple flowers above neat clumps of f … read more
Autumn Plant Sale

Autumn Plant Sale

13th Nov 2023

Autumn is the best time to plant hardy perennials for the best show the following year and our Autumn Plant Sale is now on, so it's a good time to fill some gaps! Over 100 varieties at reduced pr … read more