Shire Plants Blog

​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
Saving Heritage Plants

Saving Heritage Plants

24th Mar 2019

One of our passions is to preserve wonderful plants which, for various reasons, have slipped into obscurity and are no longer commercially available. In many cases, these plants have stood the test of … read more
Mail Order Plants

Mail Order Plants

18th Mar 2019

Some of the plants for the current batch of orders waiting to be packaged up to go to their new homes and sporting our smart new labels.
Spring on the way

Spring on the way

2nd Mar 2019

Some photos of early signs of spring from around the site. The frog was sunning himself underneath a polytunnel door. No frogspawn evident in the pond yet, although the frogs are very verbal so presum … read more