Woad has been an important plant for much of our history. Archaeologists have discovered the seeds in Iron Age pits in Lincolnshire and elsewhere but it's thought that it has been used since even e … read more
Shire Plants Blog
Regular readers will know that I am fascinated by the many and varied common names of plants and the stories and myths that surround them. One of the plants we sell, Selliera radicans, is known col … read more
Quaking Grass is a British native grass which is sadly less common than it once was. It is found across the country and, like most native plants, it has different 'common' names in different areas.For … read more
This is Galium verum, a native wildflower found in meadows and along roadsides. As ever with native plants it has many wonderful common names, including Lady's Bedstraw, Gold Dust, Robin Run the Hedge … read more
Happy New Year to all our customers. We continue to dispatch orders as usual, with our couriers collecting from us and delivering to you in a contactless manner. We send plants out all year around, wi … read more
We have been contacted by a production company who are producing a new gardening show for Channel 5 and they have asked us to share this information. It may be useful for a neighbour or relative whose … read more
This is one of the earliest violets to flower. Hence its name: Viola Christmas.
This slug is hanging from the polytunnel roof by an approx 4' long 'string' of its own slime. I'm told it's a mating ritual, although this guy has been left hangin' by the lady slugs.
This superb double rainbow was visible from the nursery this afternoon. Very windy but sunny between the showers!