The sub-tropical or mediterranean garden

At our Chelsea Flower Show stands many people will have seen our selections of those plants which like to grow in boggy or wet conditions or where they look best beside or reflected in water. Even the smallest garden can have a pond, or a shady wet corner so why waste the opportunity to grow plants which enjoy these conditions?

Water has an important part to play in encouraging wildlife into your garden but the right plants surrounding water will do even more to establish a small wildlife friendly ecosystem in your garden. Our selection, which is listed below, contains many favourites selected on merit by our customers but we are happy to create longer lists for your garden if you would like to email us some pictures.

AGAVE americana
Century plant, Pulque
Large architectural grey leaves with spines, suitable for sheltered hot dry sunny locations
 
Small
£30.00
Large
£65.00
Collect Only
Unfortunately this plant is too big to be sent by courier
It can only be purchased direct from the nursery.
BAMBOO Phyllostachys nigra
Black bamboo
Graceful arching habit, canes green at first becoming mottled dark brown or black. Prefers a sunny position
 
Small
£20.00
Available again from APRIL 2024
When fresh stock arrives
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Medium
£55.00
Large
£95.00
Collect Only
Unfortunately this plant is too big to be sent by courier
It can only be purchased direct from the nursery.
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AGAVE - Genus of about 200 species of rosette-forming, perennial or monocarpic succulents from desert and mountain regions of North, Central and South America and the West Indies. In most species the rosettes die after flowering and fruiting leaving offsets. Flowers, leaves, stalks and sap are all edible. The sap has been used for various alcoholic drinks, the most well-known being tequila ,and the plant also provided paper and rope from its fibres.
CONVOLVULUS cneorum
Silver bush
Silver foliage, white flowers
 
2 to 3 Litre
£13.50
CORDYLINE australis
New Zealand cabbage palm
Green
 
2 to 3 Litre
£14.00
Large
£50.00
Specimen
£145.00
Collect Only
Unfortunately this plant is too big to be sent by courier
It can only be purchased direct from the nursery.
Specimen
£150.00
Collect Only
Unfortunately this plant is too big to be sent by courier
It can only be purchased direct from the nursery.
MUSA basjoo or Japanese banana - The hardiest of the bananas which will survive outdoors in mild areas. Although it will produce small bananas in maturity this plant is usually grown as an attractive architectural plant
PHORMIUM 'Jester'
A new variety with pink centres to the leaves which have attractive lime-green margins
 
2 to 3 Litre
£17.50
Available late spring to early summer 2024
Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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CORDYLINE australis
Commonly known as New Zealand cabbage palm
ROMNEYA coulteri
Matilija poppy
Huge white single poppy flowers, heavily scented
 
2 to 3 Litre
£22.00
Available late spring to early summer 2024
Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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