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  • lavenderhidcote

    Lavender “Hidcote” Seed

    Lavandula angustifolia "Hidcote"

    Lavender ‘Hidcote’ is a compact lavender growing to just over 0.5m with grey green leaves and stems. It is the classic ‘Old English Lavender’ used in cottage gardens. The highly scented violet flowers are borne in dense spikes in mid summer. Great for bees. After flowering, a light trim over with shears keeps the shrubs neat.

    £2.00£10.00
  • Lawson Cypress

    Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

    A large conical tree which is a useful ornamental and makes an excellent evergreen hedge or screen even in exposed situations. Looks like Leylandii, but is slightly slower growing.

    £6.50
  • Lilac Seed

    Syringa vulgaris

    Lilac makes a vigorous, deciduous, suckering shrub. Its scented light purple flowers are borne in dense panicles in late spring with the seeds ripening in August. It makes a pleasant informal hedge or a multi-stemmed tree. Moderately hard pruning after  flowering can keep the plant in check.

    £2.50£4.50
  • Milkflower Cotoneaster

    Cotoneaster lacteus

    A medium sized evergreen shrub with large oval leathery leaves which are grey-woolly beneath. The flowers in spring and early summer are milky white and followed by large clusters of small red berries which last well into mid winter.

    Makes a good informal hedge, and when grown as a single stem, makes a useful evergreen tree for a small garden.

    £2.00£5.00
  • Monterey Cypress

    Monterey Cypress Seed

    Cupressus macrocarpa

    Monterey Cypress is often cultivated in gardens as a hedging plant, especially in North America, but makes a magnificent specimen tree too. It can tolerate poor soils and hot and dry conditions, being endemic to California. The last remaining trees there are puportedly over 2000 years old. the flattened bract-like leaves are citrus scented when crushed.

    £6.50
  • norway spruce

    Norway Spruce Seed

    Picea abies

    Norway Spruce is the traditional and most widely grown Christmas tree and makes a good stand-alone tree. It is used as a prickly security hedge in many alpine villages, but not UK for some reason; it makes a virtually impenetrable barrier and doesn’t need much pruning or trimming once the tops have been taken out.

     

    £2.00£6.50
  • Oleaster

    Oleaster or Russian Olive Seed

    Elaeagnus angustifolia

    A large spiny deciduous shrub or small tree. It has silvery grey willow-like leaves with sweetly fragrant flowers in the summer which are attractive to bees. The fruits are silvery amber 12mm ovals. Useful and tough.

    £2.30
  • Oregon Grape

    Oregon Grape Seed

    Mahonia aquifolium

    Oregon Grape is a small evergreen shrub with spikey pinnate leaves with 5 to 13 leaflets which often turn red in winter. Its rich yellow flowers open in early spring borne on racemes which are in clusters. The autumn berries are a black-blue colour. Can be grown successfully as a low informal but protective hedge, prune after flowering

    £2.00
  • Peking Cotoneaster

    Cotoneaster acutifolius

    A deciduous shrub with shiny green foliage in summer that turns orangey red in winter. Pinkish white flowers in June give rise to black fruit in July. It is a hardy hedging plant that thrives in poor soils and is happy to be pruned quite hard.

    £2.75
  • Portugal Laurel

    Prunus lusitanica

    A large evergreen shrub or small tree. Dark green leaves with reddish stalks are augmented by small white flowers borne on racemes in early summer. The fruits are small and red gradually turning dark purple. It is tolerant of chalk soils. Can be pruned into shape to make a formal or informal hedge.

    £1.49£3.19
  • Privet Seed

    Ligustrum vulgare

    This Privet forms a medium sized semi evergreen shrub with dark green lance shaped leaves. The small off-white flowers appear in summer and are followed by long clusters of conspicuous round black fruits in the autumn. This should not be confused with the hedging Privet, (Ligustrum ovalifolium), although they can be used for the same purposes.

    £4.50
  • Red Dogwood / European Dogwood Seed

    Cornus sanguinea

    The European Dogwood is a deciduous shrub with red flushed stems that give colour in winter. The leaves give a rich purple autumn colour. Makes a thick, informal barrier, although it can be pruned – taking one third of the branches out at the base each year. This encourages new, red stems to grow from the stool. This is the European version of Cornus alba

    £2.75
  • Rugosa rose

    Rugosa / Ramanas Rose

    Rosa rugosa

    Rugosa rose is a strong growing deciduous shrub which flowers throughout the season, the leaflets are veined and puckered (rugose). The purplish single flowers are up to 10 cm wide and these give rise to tomato shaped hips up to 3cm across. Makes a prickly but decorative barrier and will take pruning or trimming regularly. Rose-hip syrup is an excellent source of vitamin C and used to be given to babies during the war.

    £3.00
  • rugosa rose

    Rugosa / Ramanas Rose (red) Seed

    Rosa rugosa rubra

    Rugosa roses are strong growing deciduous shrubs which flower throughout the season, the leaflets are veined and puckered (rugose). The scented, wine crimson single flowers are up to 10 cm wide and these give rise to tomato shaped hips over 3cm across. Makes a prickly but decorative barrier that can be pruned or trimmed to the required height. Rose-hip syrup was given to babies during the war as a source of vitamin C.

    £3.50
  • Rugosa rose(white)

    Rugosa Rose(white) Seed

    Rosa rugosa alba

    The Rugosa rose(white) is a strong growing deciduous shrub which flowers throughout the season, the leaflets are veined and puckered (rugose). The white single scented flowers are up to 10 cm wide and these give rise to tomato shaped hips up to 3cm across. This form is exceptionally free fruiting.

    £3.50
  • Salmon Barberry

    Berberis aggregata

    An easy to grow deciduous shrub. It has pale yellow flowers in spring followed by bright red egg shaped fruits in autumn. The leaves have excellent autumn colours and the plant is very thorny.

    pic courtesy of Sten Porse CC BY-SA 3.00

    £0.99£1.50
  • Sea Buckthorn Seed

    Hippophae rhamnoides

    Sea Buckthorn is a first rate deciduous shrub or small tree for coastal, salt laden areas. It has narrow silvery leaves and in winter has a show of orange berries which birds find inedible. The berries can be made into jams and jellies and oil from the leaves and berries may offer numerous health benefits. High in vitamin C. For berries to develop both male and female plants need to cultivated. Grow a few seedlings to guarantee this. Not planted enough in gardens!

    £3.50
  • Shadbush

    Shadbush or Snowy Mespilus Seed

    Amelanchier canadensis

    Shadbush or Snowy Mespilus makes a large suckering shrub or small tree. It has an impressive white blossom which creates purple fruits, favoured by blackbirds at the end of the season. Golden autumn colour. The tree can be compact and makes an excellent choice for a small garden, but also good in a mixed hedgerow.

    £2.50£17.00
  • sitka

    Sitka Spruce Seed

    Picea sitchensis

    Sitka Spruce is probably one of the most important species of conifer from an economic viewpoint. It thrives on damp sites and poor soils. Used extensively for timber and pulp  production, but also can be used for Christmas trees. Picture shows an enormous tree in the Benmore Botanic Gardens, near Dunoon(www.rbge.org.uk/visit/benmore-botanic-garden) and the commercial production of seedlings in seedbeds. Sitka can be used as a relaxed hedge – just chop out the leader and it will bush out to make a prickly barrier.

     

    £2.00£5.00
  • Small Leaved Gum

    Eucalyptus parvifolia

    An exceptionally hardy medium sized tree with an attractive peeling grey bark and willowy foliage. It produces small narrow blue-green leaves and its foliage is commonly used for flower arranging. This species makes an excellent specimen tree although it can be coppiced to good effect.

    £2.50£38.50
  • Snowberry Seed

    Symphoricarpos albus / alba

    The Snowberry is a strong growing deciduous shrub which can form dense thickets especially in hedgerows. The leaves are elliptical and up to 8cm long. Tiny pink flowers appear in the early summer followed by snowberries in the autumn that look like glistening white marbles on the branches. Is happy to be left alone or it can be trimmed/pruned heavily if necessary. Tough and tolerant. Poisonous if ingested

    £2.00£4.50
  • Spindle Tree Seed

    Euonymus europaeus

    Spindle is a vigorous deciduous shrub or small multi-stemmed tree. It gives an outstandingly brilliant autumn display of red seed capsules. The capsules open to reveal spectacular bright orange seeds. It grows especially well on chalky soils and its wood was used for making spindles for spinning and tool handles. The berries are poisonous and incredibly bitter tasting.

    A small amount of FRESH seed is available NOW.  It germinates without stratification from fresh seed, so this batch is very desirable!

    £5.00
  • Spreading Cotoneaster Seed

    Cotoneaster divaricatus

    This Spreading Cotoneaster is rangey medium sized deciduous shrub with a most reliable foliage and fruiting habit. The berries which arise from rosy red flowers are themselves a deep ruby red colour. Makes a low informal hedge and can be pruned.

    £2.50
  • St Julien Plum

    St. Julien Plum Seed

    Prunus domestic institita

    The St Julien plum is mostly used as a dwarfing rootstock for other varieties of plum. White flowers very early in spring, variable plum fruit in late summer. Flowers are good for pollinating insects and the fruit is eaten by birds (and wasps). Makes a useful and productive addition to a wild hedgerow since it can be trimmed lightly.

    £2.25