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Shire Plants Blog

Penstemons Available Now.

Penstemons Available Now.

24th Mar 2023

Penstemons are reliable summer-flowering perennials with semi-evergreen foliage in winter and a flowering season from summer into autumn. They bring welcome colour to the garden and are loved by bees … read more
March Newsletter

March Newsletter

12th Mar 2023

Our latest newsletter is out now. Nursery news and details of some interesting spring plants. You can view it here if you're not a subscriber. … read more
Snow

Snow

9th Mar 2023

A light covering of snow at the nursery this morning. The heaviest snow just skirted us fortunately. … read more
Potting

Potting

3rd Mar 2023

At this time of year we are starting to pot up in earnest. These plants are plugs which are either started from seed or softwood cuttings in autumn and are now ready to put into bigger pots. We hope f … read more
New Violet

New Violet

20th Feb 2023

This striking violet is new to us this year and will be available in a few weeks. The dark colour of the flowers really stand out at this time of year (flowering early in a polytunnel). As a bonus the … read more
In-the-green bulbs

In-the-green bulbs

25th Jan 2023

For a short time, we have Winter Aconite, Wood Anemone, Native Bluebells, Wild Garlic and Snowdrops available in-the-green. This method of transplanting bulbs is generally more successful and quick … read more
Celandine 'Hyde Hall'

Celandine 'Hyde Hall'

15th Jan 2023

The ivory white flower of this Celandine looks lovely against its shiny bronze leaves in the sunshine. Ficaria verna 'Hyde Hall' is flowering a bit early in a polytunnel. … read more
Ready to resume dispatching orders

Ready to resume dispatching orders

5th Jan 2023

Our packing room is re-stocked with boxes and ready for when we resume dispatching orders next week, following our Christmas and New Year break.We would like to wish all of our customers a very Happy … read more
Home grown mistletoe

Home grown mistletoe

7th Dec 2022

So excited to have our first ever mistletoe berry in the orchard. I sowed berries (from left over sprigs after Christmas), on our apple trees 5 or 6 years ago and these slow-growing, parasitic plants … read more