Shire Plants Blog

Helianthemum 'The Bride'

Helianthemum 'The Bride'

29th Apr 2019

This Helenthemum is looking stunning in our alpine sink at the moment. Such an easy and rewarding plant.Full plant details … read more
​Kitaibelia vitifolia (Russian hibiscus)

​Kitaibelia vitifolia (Russian hibiscus)

25th Apr 2019

This wonderful plant is not often offered in the UK. It can be difficult to find a tall, flowering perennial that grows in shade and has impressive flowers but this does just that.Related to hollyhock … read more
Night-Scented Phlox

Night-Scented Phlox

24th Apr 2019

This Night-Scented Phlox is looking stunning at the moment. They are fantastic patio plants, either in the border or in a container, because the flowers release a beautiful fragrance in the evening, t … read more
​The power of a GQT recommendation

​The power of a GQT recommendation

9th Apr 2019

On Friday last week, BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time's panel recommended one of the plants we sell; namely, Trachystemon orientalis. We agree that it's a brilliant plant for those dense shade a … read more
Independent Nurseries

Independent Nurseries

8th Apr 2019

For more than 30 years, Royal Horticultural Society's Plant Finder has been a record of the hundreds of thousands of plants available in cultivation in the UK and, importantly, the nurseries that stoc … read more
​Primula 'Quaker's Bonnet'

​Primula 'Quaker's Bonnet'

2nd Apr 2019

Primula 'Quaker's Bonnet' - a very old English Primula which was nearly lost to cultivation but has recently been rescued and we're happy to include it in our offering. Beautiful and a strong grower, … read more
Hollyhocks

Hollyhocks

24th Mar 2019

Hollyhocks have adorned country gardens for centuries and no traditional cottage garden would be complete without them. These days they also have a useful role to play in adding vertical interest to c … read more