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Shire Plants Blog

​British grown, not imported!

​British grown, not imported!

20th Oct 2022

These Acanthus root cuttings were taken from our stock plant a few weeks ago. I've potted them up today and they've gone into one of our polytunnels to grow over the autumn and winter to be ready to s … read more
Plants for the Royal Horticultural Society

Plants for the Royal Horticultural Society

5th Oct 2022

We are proud to be trusted to supply plants to some large organisations, including The National Trust and English Heritage. This week we have supplied Hardy Chrysanthemum 'Mary Stoker' to The Royal Ho … read more
Dainthus 'Allspice'

Dainthus 'Allspice'

28th Sep 2022

We were very pleased to be reunited with this 17th century pink earlier in the year, thanks to the generosity of a kind customer. Dianthus 'Allspice' has always been popular but, like so man … read more
Customer Feedback

Customer Feedback

28th Sep 2022

We love receiving positive feedback from happy customers! This came in yesterday and you can read more recent comments from customers here. … read more
September Newsletter

September Newsletter

16th Sep 2022

Our September newsletter is out now. In addition to featured plants, we spotlight the Artemisia plant family and highlight their drought-resistant advantage.You can read it here if you are not a … read more
September Seed Sowing

September Seed Sowing

5th Sep 2022

September is a good month for sowing and germinating hardy perennial seed. It's especially good if you have freshly collected seed from the garden, because fresh seed usually germinates much faster.&n … read more
Japanese Anemones

Japanese Anemones

2nd Sep 2022

Japanese anemones make a wonderful show in late summer and autumn. Tall stems of white or pink flowers stand above attractive green foliage, which is very drought tolerant.  We have some growing … read more
August Newsletter

August Newsletter

22nd Aug 2022

Our latest newsletter went out to subscribers at the weekend. You can read it, and past editions, here.If you'd like to subscribe, enter your email address at the bottom of any page on our websit … read more
Cow Slops

Cow Slops

18th Aug 2022

I love the common names of Caltha palustris (which we've just added to our range): Marsh Marigold; King Cups; Cow Slops; Water Blobs; Golden Cups; Crazy Betty; Molly Blobs. Different common … read more