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Shire Plants Blog

Early Violets

Early Violets

24th Nov 2020

This is one of the earliest violets to flower. Hence its name: Viola Christmas. 
Slug Acrobatics

Slug Acrobatics

13th Nov 2020

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.
Rainbows

Rainbows

2nd Nov 2020

This superb double rainbow was visible from the nursery this afternoon. Very windy but sunny between the showers!
Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers

30th Oct 2020

Stuck for a gift idea? We have improved our gift voucher service and you can now order gift vouchers via our website and they can be emailed to you or directly to your recipient. You can add a message … read more
Autumn is here

Autumn is here

20th Oct 2020

The clocks go back this weekend and this usually signals the start of autumn proper in our neck of the woods. Leaves are already turning wonderful colours and falling in large numbers at every brea … read more
Autumn Discounts

Autumn Discounts

4th Oct 2020

We currently have a large number of plants at reduced prices. Autumn is a great time to plant hardy perennials, because the roots establish in the warm soil and the plants have a real head-start ov … read more
​Spotlight on Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

​Spotlight on Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

26th Sep 2020

Chicory is a native wildflower steeped in folklore. One tale tells of a young girl who sat down at the side of the road to cry for her dead lover. She was inconsolable by all who passed her and … read more
Latest Newsletter

Latest Newsletter

24th Sep 2020

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Chinese Foxgloves

Chinese Foxgloves

15th Sep 2020

I just love the detail in this Chinese Foxglove which has been flowering for ages. It really stands out in the garden and everyone asks what it is.Full plant details here … read more