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Shire Plants Blog

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
Solomon's Seal

Solomon's Seal

2nd Dec 2022

Most of us are aware of the cottage garden plant Solomon's Seal, but there have been a number of other common names applied to this plant over the years too.David's Harp, Lady's Seal, Job's Tears … read more
Native Primula Collection

Native Primula Collection

29th Nov 2022

We are currently offering the three native primulas, Primrose, Cowslip and Oxlip as a collection, at a reduced price. These plants will flower in the spring and early summer and can be planted in the … read more
Mugwort

Mugwort

24th Nov 2022

I've been looking into the fascinating history of the Mugwort plant (it's raining outside!).This native wildflower is steeped in folklore and has had many uses over the years. Traditionally it was mad … read more
Autumn Plant Sale

Autumn Plant Sale

2nd Nov 2022

Take advantage of low plant prices now and plant this autumn for bigger plants next year, or keep them in their pots over winter to plant in spring. Our compost contains slow-release fertiliser which … read more
Heritage Plants

Heritage Plants

1st Nov 2022

One of our aims is to protect plants which are in danger of being lost, due to the very limited range of plants on offer in garden centres. Chrysanthemum 'Picasso', which the Hardy Plant Society … read more