Plant collections

Choosing plants for a border can be an exciting experience. But equally it can be confusing, especially when there are so many plants and reasons for choosing a certain variety. These collections are designed to make your selection easier.

You can either order a complete collection, or use them as a source of inpsiration. Each collection contains 12 different varietes for a border with well-drained soil and a reasonably sunny situation. The collections are designed for a border approximately 1.2m (4ft) long x 1m (3ft) wide. If you have a bigger border, simply multiply the number of plants.

  • White Collection

    Borders of white flowers are relaxing to look at and easy to include in a garden. This classic...

    Anemone x hybrida 'Whirlwind' Read more
  • Bright and breezy

    Colourful flowers can bring a border alive, but choosing the right ones that sit happily together...

    Lupinus 'The Chatelaine' Read more
  • For Shadier Areas

    This collection of plants will grow in a place that is quite shady during the day.

    Thalictrum aquilegiifolium Read more
  • Cottage Garden

    The cottage garden border is one of the easiest and the prettiest borders to create. This...

    Astrantia 'Roma' Read more
  • Cut flower

    It is often forgotten that perennials are wonderful for cutting to put in a vase. This collection...

    Sanguisorba 'Pink Tanna' Read more
  • Perennials for pots

    Many gardeners grow plants in large pots as they provide colour throughout the year and can be...

    Hemerocallis 'Elegant Candy' Read more
  • Clay soil

    Clay soils can be wet and cold making it difficult for some plants to grow. Over the years I have...

    Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Rosea' Read more
  • Butterflies & Bees

    Bees and butterflies are an important part of the garden. They not only help to pollenate plants,...

    Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Blackfield' Read more
  • Rose Companions

    We are often asked what plants can be grown beneath rose bushes. So for those who with this...

    Campanula lactiflora Read more
  • Long season

    This collection will start to flower in late March or early April and provide colour right...

    Campanula lactiflora Read more
  • Dry soil

    This collection is suitable for drier soils that tend to be in hot parts of the garden.

    Kniphofia 'Nancy's Red' Read more
  • Agastache Collection

    The thick spikes of tiny flowers are carried on tall, leafy stems to form a handsome clump. The...

    Agastache 'Blue Fortune' Read more