April – Viburnum burkwoodii Anne Russell

April – Viburnum burkwoodii Anne Russell
A must have to bring scent into the garden. During March the buds of this stunning plant swell with a soft-pink blush, but it is in April when the warmer spring days encourage the petals to unfurl that this shrub really comes into its own. Masses of dome shaped flowers release their exquisite fragrance through the garden and you cannot help but be taken aback. What’s more, in a sheltered spo

Tuesday May 29th…The Chelsea Sell Off!!

Tuesday May 29th…The Chelsea Sell Off!!
All plants that come back to us from the show will be available for you to purchase at hugely discounted prices. This is your opportunity to grab a plant which was expertly grown for the greatest flower show on earth at an amazing price!

March – Pulmonaria Blue Ensign

March – Pulmonaria Blue Ensign
One of the earliest flowering perennials, to brighten up the front of a partly shaded garden border, is Pulmonaria or as more commonly known, Lungwort. So called, because it was once used in the treatment of lung diseases. Blue Ensign has rich blue flowers that appear in March, above dark green leaves. When the foliage starts to look tired in late spring, it should be cut down to ground leve

February – Daphne odora ‘Aureomarginata’

February – Daphne odora  ‘Aureomarginata’
With glossy evergreen foliage, edged with gold, and beautiful, intensely fragrant flowers, Daphnes odora 'Aureomarginata' has something to offer all year round. However, it is in spring that it will bring the most joy to your garden. Deep purple buds open to clusters of pink-white flowers. Blooming usually begins in winter and continues throughout spring. The magnificent, sweet and heady scent wi

January – Galanthus elwesii

January – Galanthus elwesii
There is nothing better for showing that Spring is not far away than the sight of a carpet of snowdrops. The giant snowdrop has larger flowers and broader leaves however still grows to the same size as its common sibling Galanthus nivalis. Planting snowdrops ‘in the green’ is the best way to ensure quick establishment occurs, when buying plants ‘in the green’ the bulbs are at a more ma

December – Helleborus niger

December – Helleborus niger
Hellebores have always been a cottage garden favourite and modern hybrids offer a range of colours across the spectrum. Nevertheless, Helleborus niger or the Christmas Rose still ranks high in the popularity stakes if for no greater reason than its traditional association with the Yuletide season. The dark green, leathery leaves emphasise the white, sometimes flushed pink, flowers that bloom fr

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Living Christmas Trees, Gifts and Lights have arrived! Come and browse our gardening inspired gifts aimed at children and grown-ups alike, outside/inside Christmas lights to brighten your home and garden and living Nordmann Fir Christmas trees. Cut Trees Will be Available from Friday 1st December! Hand crafted and grown for The Plant Centre by Emerald nur

November – Cornus sanguineum ‘Midwinter Fire’

November – Cornus sanguineum ‘Midwinter Fire’
Through the summer months this variety of our native dogwood probably wouldn’t attract much attention. But when the leaves fall, the coloured stems create a vivid tracery in shades of red and orange in the winter sun. The early evening light will offer the best effects and against a backdrop of snow the ‘fire’ burns even brighter. This shrub will easily reach 2 metres but hard pruning in s

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