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Shire Plants Blog

Pink Dandelions in flower now

Pink Dandelions in flower now

13th May 2022

Pink dandelions always cause a double-take in the garden. These plants are identical to our native dandelion but they come from central Asia and the blooms are an attractive pale pink with a golden ce … read more
Erysimum 'Constant Cheer'

Erysimum 'Constant Cheer'

7th May 2022

Erysimum 'Constant Cheer' is a well-named perennial wallflower. Its brick-orange flowers darken red and then change to mauve as they age. The plant flowers constantly, from late spring through into au … read more
Facebook and Instagram

Facebook and Instagram

6th May 2022

If you're on Facebook or Instagram, we update both regularly with new and interesting plants and plant information. You can view our pages here: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/shireplan … read more
Customer Feedback

Customer Feedback

3rd May 2022

We are proud to be able to list the Royal Horticultural Society, the National Trust, English Heritage, The Eden Project, several large private estates and even a celebrity chef among our valued custom … read more
Perennial Violas

Perennial Violas

28th Apr 2022

Perennial Violas, Victorian Violas, Tufted Violas - they have many names, but these Violas are a class above the annual bedding pansy. More refined, with neater foliage and smaller, but o … read more
Cornflowers

Cornflowers

20th Apr 2022

Lovely to see two of our cornflower varieties flowering in the polytunnel this week.Centaurea montanta 'Sulphurea' has the most gorgeous soft-lemon coloured flowers and Centaurea montana 'Purple … read more
New Plants

New Plants

6th Apr 2022

Pleased to have added two new plants to our list today. Matthiola incana 'Pillow Talk' has the strongest scented flowers I know. They are a delicious clove-like scent, not unlike Pinks. Plant nea … read more
Cardoon

Cardoon

25th Mar 2022

The Cardoon is a large, spectacular ornamental plant and quite a talking point when established.An architectural plant, with large, spiky, deeply cut, silver leaves with stout stems bearing 4" thistle … read more
New Plants Growing On

New Plants Growing On

16th Mar 2022

This is just one of our polytunnels, full of young plants growing on. At this time of year we are updating our stock levels on the website frequently and if you are looking for a plant, or plants, cur … read more