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Shire Plants Blog

Perennial Violas

Perennial Violas

13th Oct 2023

Perennial Violas are one of our favourite plants and 'Pasha' is one of the most beautiful. If ever a flower was destined to adorn a pudding, it's this one. We're taking cuttings now, so we should have … read more
Autumn Planting

Autumn Planting

16th Sep 2023

We are often asked if it is ok to put our plants in the ground in autumn. It is! Traditionally, autumn was the main time for planting hardy perennials, because they would be bare-rooted. The advent … read more
Golden Knees

Golden Knees

15th Sep 2023

'Golden Knees', or 'Golden Star' comes to us from North America, where it grows in woodland areas from Pennsylvania to Florida and Louisiana. Fully hardy and semi-evergreen, the star-shaped yellow flo … read more
September Newsletter

September Newsletter

3rd Sep 2023

Our latest newsletter has just been sent out. If you're not a subscriber you can view it here.If you'd like to subscribe to receive future newsletters, you can do so at the bottom of this page. … read more
Japonese Anemones

Japonese Anemones

29th Aug 2023

Japanese anemones are wonderful plants for late summer and autumn flowers. Tall, multi-branched stems over lush green foliage hold many long-lasting large flowers in pink or white. These plants … read more
Enjoying a wet summer

Enjoying a wet summer

13th Aug 2023

What a difference a year makes. This time last year we were in the middle of one of the driest years in memory, and we didn't end up having any decent rain until late autumn. This year we've had above … read more
Bird's-foot-trefoil

Bird's-foot-trefoil

13th Jul 2023

Lotus corniculatus is one of our wonderful native perennial wildflowers from the pea family. Widespread and found in all kinds of grassy places, from lawns to downlands, roadside verges to heathlands, … read more
​Lady's Bedstraw

​Lady's Bedstraw

1st Jul 2023

Lady's Bedstraw is a British native wildflower found in meadows across the country and in Europe, but now sadly much less commonly than previously. Finely cut foliage topped by myriads of tiny golden … read more