Catalogue section 2

Rose William Lobb.

The Herb Garden & Historical Plants Nursery

Catalogue – Section 1 – Herbs, Wild flowers and Native species

Catalogue - section 3 - Seed List

Perennials, trees, shrubs and grasses  

Acanthus mollis   Bears Breeches, Around for centuries, grown in the Roman garden and introduced by them but thought to be re-introduced in 1548. Depicted around Corinthian columns  in ancient Greece and Rome. Large glossy cut leaves and thick spikes of hooded greeny-purple flowers. Give plenty of space. H.P. £6.95

Acer cappadocium  rubra.    Med tree     Introduced 1838. Blood red young growth. H.T  £9.95

Achillea grandiflora      Rare perennial yarrow with huge creamy heads. Tall. H.P £5.95

Achillea ptarmica      Old cottage garden favourite, lots of white button flowers. Grown since 1500  H.P£3.95

Acorus gramineus      Dark green leaves. Ideal for moist soils, stream or ponds. H.P£3

Acorus gramineus 'Variegatus'     Variegated form of the above. H.P£3.95

Adenophora confusa     Ladybells     Masses of campanula-like purple bell £4.95

Alchemilla mollis     Old cottage garden favourite. Pleated leaves unfold from rounded clumps. Green-yellow flowers. Good for edges. Introduced from Turkey 1874   H.P. £3.95

Angelica gigas    Tall attractive plant with deep purple rounded flowerheads.   H.P £4.95

Anthemis tinctoria  'Sauce Hollandaise'    Medium height, lovely lemon daises.   H.£4.95

Aralia spinosa    Aralia spinosa    Devil's walking stick    Introduced in 1688 from N. America. A heavily spined, suckering tree with pinnate leaves & lovely green-white flowers.   H.T.  £7.50         

Artemisia  'Canescens'     ghost artemisia     Curious ghostly fine sliver foliage. Lovely effect.   H.S.  £4.95  

Artemisia from Taiwan  Bright green soft hair-like foliage similar to A.abrotanum but larger and greener, aromatic, small greeny-yellow flowers. Scarce.  ,H.S. £5.95

Artemisia  'Powis Castle'     Non-flowering bright silver foliage shrub.   H.S.  £4.95

Aspidistra elatior    Popular Victorian houseplant..   T.P. £4.95 

Astilbe grandis    Lovely species with large leaves and fluffy cream flowers.   H.P £5.95

Astelia ‘Red Devil’ Dark maroon-red  sword-like leaves with silver undersides. Handsome foliage plant, good in ornamental pots. 2ft. H.P. £9.50

Atriplex halimus    Silvery shrub with frosted look foliage. Sunny spot.   H.S. From S.Europe , grown since the early 17th century. H.S. £5.95

Barbarea vulgaris  'Variegata'    Variegated land cress. Bright and cheerful.   H.P. £3.95

Bergenia  'Abendglut'    Foliage turns deep red. Deep pink flowers.   H.P. £4.95

Bergenia cordifolia     Elephant's ears.     Large leaves, pink flowers, strong grower.   H.P. £4.50 

Berkheya  purpurea  Unusual perennial with prickly thistle-like foliage and showy mauve flower-heads with a darker middle. From S.Africa. H.P. £6.95

Betula chichibuensis    Large birch peeling brown bark. One of the rarest birches in the world  H.T. From Japan  £35

Briza maxima    Quaking grass.    Lovely decorative hanging heads   H.A  £2.00

Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ Lovely perennial with showy leaves marked with silver frosting, forget-me-not blue flowers. £5.95

Buddleja davidii ‘Corinne Tremaine’  Our own cultivar. Unusual beige-mauve flower-heads. H.S. £8.95

Buddleja lindleyana  Introduced from China in 1843. Med sized shrub with arched branches, racemes of purple-violet flowers. Very beautiful. H.S. £9.50

Buddleja salviifolia    Lovely species, soft grey leaves and lilac flowers. Sheltered position. Introduced from S.Africa in 17   Medium sized shrub. H.S. £8.95

Calceolaria integrifolia Attractive shrub, low growing with pretty yellow pouches. Introduced in 1822. £6.95                                   

Caltha polypetala     Giant marsh marigold, large leaves and flowers.  Moist soil H.P.   £4.95

Campanula rigidipila  Rare perennial from Ethiopia, hairy grey-green foliage with 2ft spikes of bearded blue spikes.  H.P. £6.95

Campanula trachelium  Nettle leaved bellfower. Lovely blue spikes. Also known as Bats in the Belfry. Native grown in gardens since 16thC. H.P.  £3.95

Campanula trachelium vr. alba    White, nettle-leaved bellfower.   H.P.  £3.95

Carex comans ‘Bronze’    Low growing evergreen grass. Bronzy foliage.  H.P.  £3.95

Centaurea macrocephala    Introduced 1805, Straw-yellow heads.  H.P.  £4.95

Chaenomeles cathayensis    Uncommon species, enormous fruits.  From China introduced about1800. £8.95

Chaerophyllum hirsutum  'Roseum'     Pink cow parsley     Lovely perennial, soft green hairy foliage and lots of charming pink   umbels.   H.P. £4.95

Cheiranthus Harpur Crewe. Grown since the 16th C. Pretty double yellow flowers, makes a small shrub. Now scarce. £8.95  

Choisya ternata     Mexican orange blossom. Aromatic evergreen shrub. White flowers. Introduced in 1825. Rounded habit. Sun or shade.      

H.S.  £4.50  

Cistus populifolius    Introduced 1634. Upright growth, large white flowers.   H.S.  £5.95

Cistus psilosepalus    Rounded shrub covered in cream flowers. Grey-green foliage. 2'.   H.S.  £5.95

Convallaria majalis ‘Albostriata’ The golden variegated lily of the valley. H.P. £7.50

Crinodendron hookeranum Beautful shrub or small tree. Often referred to as the Lantern Tree. Dark green leathery leaves and red lantern- like flowers. Introduced by William Lobb in 1848 H.S.  £8.95

Cyclamen repandrum     Marbled foliage, deep pink flowers. Ideal for naturalizing under trees. Sheltered spot preferred.   H.P.  £6.95

Dahlia  War Of The Roses. Very old variety. Red and white pompom flower heads.  Scarce, rarely offered. £8.95

Decaisnea fargesii   The sausage tree. Pinnate foliage, dynamic electric-blue seed pods. Small tree up to 9’. I. 1895 


Desmodium elegans    Very pretty shrub. Elegant pink pea-like flowers. 3 feet high.   H.S.  £7.50

                                      HERITAGE PINKS

        Dianthus knappii     20". Clusters of bright yellow flowers. The only yellow flowered dianthus grown since                       

         Elizabethan times. H.P. £5.95

       BRIDAL VEIL' 17th century. Double white flowers flecked with crimson, good scent. £5.95

       ' COCKENZIE'   The Montrose pink thought to date from 1720. Scented pinky-red fringed flowers with a plum                  

          coloured centre. £5.95

       ' ELIZABETHAN'    Thought to be 1700.  Single white with burgundy towards the centre. Lovely scent  £5.95              ‘      

        ' FAIR FOLLY'   Small fringed pink flowers with good scent. £5.95

   INCHMERY' 17th C. Strongly scented double shell pink flowers. £5.95

    'LACED MONARCH. 1972    12" high. Free flowering loose double rich pink flowers with chestnut lacing. Strong 

     clove scent.     £5.95  


    'LANCING SUPREME  1949   Very pretty semi double pink blooms edged in deep pink and a deeper pink middle.

       Lovely scent.   £5.95

    'MESSINESS PINK'  Pre 1933.  Very pretty salmony-pink double, good scent.  £5.95

   MRS SINKINS' I.1868. Double white richly scented flowers. £5.95

         'MUSGRAVES PINK'   1730  pretty white single with yellowish middle. Tethered  edge petals. Clove scented.       


         'OLD SQUARE EYES'  age unknown.  A single pale pink with a squarish marking in deeper pink from the centre to        

         half way up the petals. Also darker pink on the fringing around the edge. £5.95

         'PHEASANT'S EYE'   Late 17th C.  Pre1600.  Semi-double white fringed flowers with a dark red centre, strong     

          scent. £5.95.        

        QUEEN OF SHEBA'  17th C. Single white bloom with lacing and flecks in magenta pink. £5.95                                             

        'ROSE DE MAI'  1820s  Pretty fully double pink blooms with lovely fragrance.  £5.95

        ''SOPS IN WINE'   Very old cultivar of unknown origin. Double white frilly flowers with deep pink markings.

          Lovely scent, very choice.    £5.95


                   ‘      The Heritage Pinks are from height 10"-12".




 Diarama pulcherium Angels fishing rod, Beautiful perennial with arching stems which droop and sway carrying     their pretty lilac-pink bell-like flowers. Tall growing, look lovely by a pond. H.P. £6.95

Eleutherococcus sieboldianus  'Variegatus'     Lovely shrub with pale green-grey leaves with white variegations. White     flowers.   H.S. £8.95

  Eriobotrya japonica    Japanese Loquat tree.    In this country forms a large bushy shrub. Attractive large leathery  toothed leaves and lovely scented yellow-white flowers. Rarely fruits, but occasionally does, these being pear-shaped and edible. Warm sheltered position, or conservatory.   H.S. Large plants. £10

Eryngium agavifolium    Tropical looking toothed sword-like leaves, tall thick stems carry green-white thimbles. Showy. Moist or dry site.    H.P  £5.95

Erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve’. Lovely perennial wallflower, long flowering. H.S.

Euphorbia dulcis  'Chameleon'    Lovely coloured smoky red leaves and bracts with small yellow flowers. Fine bushy growth. 2'.   H.P.  £4.95

Euphorbia mellifera     Almost extinct in the wild. Tall growing, light green foliage and honey-scented golden flowers with brown glands. Shrubby evergreen. Warm site preferred.    H.S £6.95

Fargesia nitida    Giant bamboo, evergreen, small foliage, 15 feet.   H.P.  £6.95

Ficus carica ‘Brown Turkey’ The fig was brought here by the Romans, this variety is very hardy and has brown to violet fruits with a  sweet flavour H.P. £7.95

Fragaria   sp. from Tawain    Stiff stems of reddish colour hold stiff but soft leaves. Runs.    H.P. Scarce. £4.95

Francoa appendiculata  Nice lobed dark green foliage and lots of spikes of pink flowers with a darker spot. H.P. £4.95

Fritillaria meleagris     Snakeshead fritillary.     Native. Flowers are like checkered bells. Grown since Medieval times, popular in flowery meads. £4.95   

Galanthus nivalis ‘Flore Pleno’    Double form the above. Popular Victorian plant.   H.P. £4.95

Geranium  'Spinners'    Beautiful hardy geranium. Rich intense blue flowers in large quantities. Tall growing forming large clumps.   H.P.£4.95

Geranium macrorrhizum  'Bevan's Variety'     Aromatic foliage and vivid pink flowers.   H.P.  £3.95

Geranium macrorrhizum  'Czakor'     As the above variety but with cerise-pink flowers.   H.P. £3.95

Geranium phaeum  'Album'    Dense clumps, white flowers.   H.P. £4.95    

Geranium phaeum  'Lily Lovell'    Unusual dusky purple. Shade tolerant.   H.P. £4.95

Geranium phaeum var. lividum    Flesh-pink flowers.   H.P. £4.95

Geranium pratense   'Plenum Caeruleum'    Rare double meadow cranesbill.   H.P. £5.95

Geranium sanguineum ‘Album’ The white bloody cranesbill. Low growing. H.P.  £4.95

Geum rivale  'Album'    White water avens.   H.P. £4.95  

Glyceria maxima var. variegata    Attractive cream striped grass. Likes moist soil.   H.P. £3.95 

Gunnera manicata     From Southern Brazil. Giant rhubarb-like leaves 6'-7'. Must have moist soil and lots of space. Large specimens available from garden   H.P.   £6.95

Haloragis ‘Wellington Bronze’    Bronze leaves, yellow-green flowers..   H.P.   £3.95

Hebe ‘Bosscawenii’. Small shrub with pretty lilac-pink flowers. £5.95

Hemerocallis ‘Black Magic’ Good border plant with deep mahogany flowers. Up to about 30” H.P. £6.95

Hemerocallis ‘Kwanso Variegated’    Arrived in 1864 from Japan. Cream striped leaves, double orange flowers. Beautiful plants. H.P. £6.95  

Hieracium villosum     Soft silvery hairy foliage and yellow daises.   H.P. £4.95   

Hosta  'Frances Williams'    Beautiful Hosta with large blue fleshy leaves with yellowish margins. Lavender coloured flower spikes.   H.P.  £6.95

Houttuynia cordata  'Chameleon'     Tangerine scented leaves in bright red, green, pink & cream. Ideal for moist soil with some shade.   H.P.  £3.95

Humulus lupulus Aureus The golden hop. Good for arbours, needs plenty of room to scramble. H.C.  £6.95

Hydrangea petiolaris The climbing hydrangea. I. 1865. Good on large walls, trees ect. White flowers. H.C. £6.95

Hydrangea Serrata v Thumbergii ‘Plena’ Choice unusual small shrub. Flattened bright blue flower-heads.  H. S. £9.50 

Hydrangea Quecifolia. Introduced from S.E. U.States in 1803. Large oak-like leaves with good autumnal colouring, attractive white flowerheads. Medium sized shrub. H.S.  £8.95

Indigofera potaninii     Pretty shrub with bright pink pea-like flowers, pinnate foliage.  Introduced from  N W China in 1925  H.S. £6.95  Spring.

Inula hookeri    Patch forming, soft leaves and lots of shaggy yellow daisies. Low to medium height. Good in moist soil.    H.P. £4.95 

Inula magnifica     Dynamic perennial, enormous leaves and huge tall yellow shaggy daises, the petals like golden threads. 7'.   H.P.  £7.95

Iris pseudoacorus  'Variegata'     Variegated flag iris. Yellow scented heads. Tall growing, foliage with yellow striped variegation. Will thrive in shallow water or moist soil.    H.P. £5.95

Iris sibirica    For shallow water or moist soil. Narrow leaves with bluish-violet flowers.   H.P. £4.95

Jasminum beesianum     Pink flowered jasmine. Climber.  Forms dense growth. £4.95

Lactuca perennis    Beautiful wild flower, blue-mauve flowers. Medium-tall.   H.P.  £4.95

Lamium album  'Friday'    Attractive foliage shaded in lime green. White flowers. Good in semi-shade. Patch forming.    H.P.  £4.95

Lamium galeobdolon   'Florentinum'    Leaves with silver streaking, yellow flowers. Good ground cover, long trailing stems.  H.P. £3.95

Lamium orvala     Lovely species, tall clumps with showy wine coloured flowers.    H.P.  £6.95

Lamium orvala ‘Album’ as above with white flowers. H.P. £6.95

Lathyrus latifolius   deep pink    Cultivated since the C15th. Climber.   H.P. £4.95  

Leucojum verum    Spring snowflake.    White bells tipped green. Widely naturalized from Europe. Grown since the late 16th.C  £4.95                                                                                               Libertia formosa      Lovely clump forming perennial. Evergreen iris-like foliage and stiff spikes of showy white flowers.  H.P.  £6.95

Libertia ixiodes ‘Goldfinger’ Nice bright gold banded leaves, good winter colour also, small white flowers. 18” H.P. £6.95  

Lunaria annua  Variegata  Purple flowers and variegated foliage. H.P. £3.95

Lunaria rediviva     Perennial honesty.     Mauve flowers.   H.P. £5.95

Lupinus arboreus     Tree lupin.     Lovely shrub with lemon scented flowers.   H.S.  £4.95    

Lychnis coronaria    Grown since the 14th Century. Rich magenta flowers over a silver leaved rosette. H.P. £4.95

Lychnis coronaria alba    The white rose campion. Grown since the 16th Century.   H.P. £4.95

Lychnis coronaria ‘Gardeners World’  Showy double magenta pink  flower-heads over bright silver felted foliage. H.P. £6.95

Lysimachia ciliata ‘Firecracker’ Maroon-red leaves forming large patches, good in a large perennial border, yellow flowers. Med height. H.P.  £5.95

Lysimachia numularia  Creeping Jenny. Ground cover, masses of yellow flowers.  H.P.  £2.95

Lysimachia punctata ‘Alexander’ Upright perennial leaves attractively variegated in cream, pink and pale green, yellow flowers. H.P. £5.95

Melianthus major  Large showy  exotic perennial with silver-grey cut foliage and strong stems of brown-crimson. From S.Africa where here nectar drinking birds such as the Cape White eye and the Lesser double collared sunbird perch and pollinate. Also the africans use the  leaves as a poultice for wounds and bruises, backache and arthritic joints. Grows to about 3m. Give a sheltered spot. H.P. £7.95

Miscanthus sinensis ‘Gracillimus’    Upright grass with curly flower panicles. Up to 6’.   H.P. £6.95

Miscanthus sinensis ‘Variegatus’    Leaves broadly striped white. Dense upright growth. 5’.   H.P.   £6.95

Miscanthus sinensis ‘Zebrinus’    Cream bands on arching foliage. Up to 9’.   H.P.   £6.95

Olearia traversii    Introduced 1887. Broad leathery leaves, white felted undersides. Shrub to 6m. Ideal maritime plant.   H.P. 

Olearia virgata ’Laxifolia’    Dense shrub, long, thin, narrow leaves of silvery-green with whitish undersides. Ideal maritime plant.   H.P.  £8.95

Olearia virgata lineata  attractive shrub with slender angular branches, tiny leaves almost black. Effective in a mixed border. H.S. £8.95

Papaver pilosum subsp. Spicatum   Rare and beautiful poppy wit h apricot flowers on 18” stems above hairy foliage. H.P. £6.95

Peltiphyllum peltatum     Umbrella plant.     Native to California. Tall stout leaves, similar to Gunnera foliage but , pink       flowers on naked stems appear before the leaves emerge. Moist soil. Large plants. H.P.  £6.95   

Petasites fragrans    Large spreading leaves cherry scented flowers.   H.P.  £4.95                                                                                                      Phlomis russelliana     Native of Turkey, good ground cover and spikes of yellow whorls up the stems   H.P. £4.95

Phytolacca  Americana  ‘Silberstein’  ‘ Leaves marbled and splashed in cream, showy berries deep red-black. H.P. £7.50

Pilosella aurantiaca     Orange hawkweed; fox and cubs.    Old cottage garden plant, grows wild but Generally a garden escape. Bright orange daises over spreading foliage.    H.P.  £3.95   

Plantago major  'Rosularis'    Rose plantain    striking leafy growths, like little green flowers. Grown since the 17th Century.   H.P.   £6.95

Plantago major     'Rubrifolia'     Attractive red foliage. A late 19th Century plant.   H.P.   £4.95

Polemonium carneum ‘Apricot Delight’ Pretty perennial, lax growth apricot pink flowers. H.P. £6.95

Polygonatum × hybridum ‘Flore Pleno’    The very rare double Solomon’s seal. White with green tips. Short supply so one only per order.   H.P. £9.50

Polygonatum multiflorum    Common Solomon's seal.    Native of Europe. Arching stems with white Hanging bells.   H.P. £6.95

Polygonatum roseum     Pink bells, low growing.    H.P.   £6.95

Potentilla anserina  'Golden Treasure'     Leaves beautifully marked in golden yellow, spreads by runners. The cultivar comes from two sources in  North Wales, our own nursery and the garden of David Barrett.  H.P.  £6.50

Potentilla montana      Low spreading habit, silvery leaves, white flowers.    H.P.  £3.95

Primula  Gold Laced  (Polyanthus) Deep red centres and gold lacing around edges.   H.P.  £4.95

Primula ‘Wanda Hose-in-Hose’ quaint, small purple flowers one inside the other. Little treasure. H.P. £5.95

Primula vulgaris  'Dawn Ansell'    The old double Jack-in-the-green. Pretty cream double flowers. H.P.  £4.95

Pulmonaria  'Mournfull Purple'    Lovely long spotted leaves and dull purple flowers.   H.P.  £6.95

Ranunculus ficaria ‘Lambrook Black’    Deepest foliage.   H.P.   £4.95

Ribes speciosum     6'. Native of California. A spiky evergreen shrub. Showy scarlet hanging flowers dangle along stems. Best grown against a wall.   I.1828   £6.95


We will be adding to the rose list throughout the season as more become available.

Rosa Alba Maxima (Alba) The Jacobite Rose. 16th C. Double creamy-white blooms with a strong fragrance. 6x5ft.  £10.50  Ready Autumn 2015

Rosa Alba Semi-Plena (Alba) Flat single white blooms with golden yellow stamens , strong fragrance, greyish foliage. Attar of roses distilled from this rose. 16thC. 7x5ft.  £10.50   Ready Autumn 2015

Rosa ‘Alberic Barbier’ Rambler. Lovely double creamy blooms which flower almost all year.Scented. 25ft. 1860  £9.50

Rosa ‘Albertine’ Rambler.     Lovely coppery-pink blooms with rich scent. 20ft. 1921.  £9.50

Rosa ‘Alexandre Girault’ Rambler, good for late flowers mine go right through to the first frosts.Very shiny leaves and lots of double pinky-red blooms. 20ft 1869.  £9.50

Rosa American Pillar.  1902  Rambler to 5m. Strong growing with single rich pink flowers with a white centre, very floriferous. Often seen in old cottage gardens and I know of a few derelict houses where it is still flowering away merrily. Quick to get going.  £9.50

Rosa ‘Ballerina’. Low growing shrub with hydrangea-like heads in pink, single small blooms free flowering throughout the year 4x4ft.1937. £9.50   Ready Autumn 2015

Rosa banksiae var. normalis     Masses of single white, heavily scented blooms on arching stems. No thorns. Shelter. £12.95

Rosa banksiae Lutea Very pretty small double blooms with lovely perfume. Thornless good wall shrub for sheltered spot. Up to 30ft 1824.  £12.95

Rosa ‘Blush Noisette’ (Noisette) Climber. Flowers on and on well through the Autumn, pretty clusters of semi-double lilac-pink blooms with lovely scent. Mine is often still blooming at Christmas. 1817 or earlier.8ft.  £10.50

Rosa ‘Californica Plena’ Pretty shrub grey-green foliage and lovely lilac-pink double blooms. 8x5ft 1854.  £10.50

Rosa ‘Charles De Mills’ Gallica. One of my favourites, blooms are so full and closely packed, beautiful shape and a sumptious colour of rich purply-crimson. Beautiful scent too. C,1786 5x4ft. £10.50

Rosa ‘Complicata’ Med size shrub, large bright pink single blooms with golden stamens. 5x6ft. £9.50

Rosa  'Crimson Shower'    Rambler, lots of deep crimson double blooms. Late flowering, often a second flush. 15ft. 1951. £9.50

Rosa Du Maitre d'Ecole. Gallica 1m.  Beautiful free flowering blooms very full and heavily scented, gorgeous pink with a button eye. £9.50

Rosa ‘Duc De Guiche’ Gallica  Beautiful large blooms of violet-crimson with stunning perfume. 1835. 4x3ft. £9.50

Rosa Emily Gray. Rambler  1918 up to 6m.  Strong growing rambler with dark glossy foliage. Elegant flower buds opening to almost  double  large golden yellow blooms that fade to lemon, good scent.  £9.50

Rosa F.J. Grootendorst.  1918  Rugosa, thorny shrub 2 -3m. Makes an attractive shrub flowering throughout Summer and Autumn. Lots of pretty reddish blooms with fringed like petals.   £9.50

Rosa The Fairy  1932  Dwarf polyantha. Pretty sprays of small double pink blooms, carries on through the season in mild weather. Low growing.  £9.50

Rosa  'Felicite et perpetue'     1827. Rambler. Large, vigorous semi-evergreen . One mass flowering of blush-pink  roses with a lovely sent. 20ft.  £9.50   Ready Autumn 2015

Rosa Filipes Kiftsgate  1954.  The very beautiful and very vigorous rambler, bearing huge white scented trusses in the Summer, single with golden stamens. Dynamic, needs lots of space to spread its wings. Followed by lots of small red hips in Autumn and winter. Can reach 40'. Can be pruned of course.   £15

Rosa Francois Juranville.  1906  Rambler to 6m  Clear pink double pretty blooms. Good scent.  £9.50

Rosa gallica officinalis  The Apothecary’s Rose. Known to be in cultivation since1310 .Strong perfume, magenta blooms with bright golden stamens. £10.50                                     

Rosa Gloire de France  1819  Very beautiful  full double blooms, rich pink fading at the edges to a paler shade.Lovely perfume. 2m  £9.50

Rosa Jacques Cartier (Portland) rosette-shaped blooms very full double in rich pink with delicious fragrance, in bloom right through till november 1868 4x3ft  £9.50

Rosa Madame Hardy.  1832  Damask.  Lovely double white blooms with a green eye. Good scent. Up to 2 m. £9.50

Rosa ‘Maiden’s Blush’ (Alba) Lovely old rose dating back before the 15th C. Double blush-pink blooms with strong fragrance. Greyish foliage. 5x4ft. £10.50

Rosa ‘Maigold’ Climber. Lovely bright bronze-gold blooms late spring with a good perfume, a good early variety, also a few later flowers. 1953. 12ft. £9.50  Ready Autumn 2015

Rosa Nuits de Young.   1845.  A Damask Moss. Dark foliage and dark purply-red flowers, Double that when fully out shows some stamens. Scented. Up to 1.6m high.  £9.50

Rosa Paul's Himalayan Musk. Rambler . Thought to be around 19th C. Rampant climber up to 10 m.  Sprays of double pink sweetly scented blooms. Good for growing through trees. Always causes a sensation on sight.  £12.50

Rosa Paul Transon.  1901 Rambler to 5m. Apple scented  rich salmony pink blooms. Combines beautifully with purple Clematis.  £9.50

Rosa Seagull.  Rambler 1907  4m Lovely semi double white flowers with yellow stamens produced in large corymbs. Jasmine like scent. Lovely on frameworks.   £9.50

Rosa ‘Tuscany Superb’ Gallica. Beautiful deepest dark maroon with golden stamens, good fragrance. 1837 5x3ft.  £9.50

Rosa  'Violette'    1921. Rambler. Almost thornless, small flowers of a lovely reddish-purple, fading to a grey-mauve. Fruity scent. 15ft.  £9.50

Rosa Viridiflora (China) 1855  Lovely unusual heads green with red markings which are bracts, mine are still in bloom now late November.  3' x 3'  £12.50      Ready Autumn 2016

Rosa William Lobb. Old Velvet Moss  1855.  One of my favourites, deep musky perfume that keeps when picked, I use it to make pot-pouri. Tall grower up to 3m. I have mine scrambling up the apple trees. The purple flowers fade through to a greyish mauve.  £10.50

Roscoea procera    Lovely purple flowers.   H.P.   £6.95

Rubus spectabilis  'Olympic Double'    Deciduous shrub, pale green leaves and gorgeous double deep pink flowers, like miniature roses.   H.S. £7.95 

Rumex sanguineus var. sanguineus    Bloody dock. Dark green leaves with lovely red veining. Old pot herb.    H.P. £3.95

Salix magnifica  I. from China in 1901 by E.Wilson, a small tree with beautiful large grey-green leaves, catkins come through with leaves on red stems. Very showy.  H.T. £12.95

Santolina chamaecyparissus ‘Small Ness’  Dwarf variety, compact aromatic growth, small yellow buttons. H.S. £3.95

Santolina rosmarinifolia ‘LemonFizz’  Golden aromatic  foliage, yellow flowers. Good evergreen for winter colour. H.S. £4.95

Santolina rosmarinifolia  White flowered. Rare form, Green aromatic foliage and milky-white buttons. H.S. £5.95

Sasa palmata   Large broad leaved bamboo, evergreen, 6 feet.   H.P.

Sasa veitchii     Veitch’s bamboo    Dwarf up to 3’. Leaves have an attractive parchment edges in winter. Vigorous.   H.P. £7.95   

Schizostylis coccinea     Kaffir Lily.     November flowering. Satin-red flowers, clump forming. 2'. H.P.   £4.95

Scutellaria altissima    Low growing with purple & white flower spikes. 1’.   H.P.   £3.95

Seripbidium tridentatum  Lovely silver small upright shrub with unusual ridged leaves. Old gold yellow flowers. Out until November. H.P.£5.95                                                                    

  Soleirolia soleirolii     Mind your own business. Creeping green carpet for damp shade.    Good for Japanese gardens.    Please enquire for price on large quantities. H.P. £2.95 each

Solidago canadensis    Tall perennial, large sprays of golden flowers. Late season. 8 feet high. H.P.  £4.95 

Solidago flexicaulis ‘Variegata’ Med perennial with variegated foliage and yellow flower-spikes. H.P. £4.95

Sorbaria tomentosa var. angustifolia    Deciduous suckering shrub. Beautiful pinnate foliage and showy creamy flowers in terminal panicles.   H.S. £8.95

Stipa gigantea    Golden oats. Evergreen perennial. Forms a tuft of narrow leaves, in summer produces tall stem with dangling golden heads. 8'.   H.P.  

Strobilanthes atropurpureus    Interesting perennial with purple ram’s horn-like blooms, textured foliage. 1½ ft    H.P.  £4.95

Symphytum caucasicum     3'. Long rough leaves and beautiful bright blue flowers.   H.P.  £4.95

Symphytum ibericum  'Lilacinum'     Good ground cover, lilac and white hanging flowers.   H.P. £4.95

Symphytum officinale ochroleucum    Rare comfrey, bright green leaves and white flowers.   H.P. £6.95   

Tanacetum vulgare ‘Crispum’    Curled tansy   Grown since the late C16th, usual yellow button flowers. H.P. £ 4.95

Telekia speciosa     Lovely old perennial, huge long leaves and big yellow shaggy flower-heads. Prefers moist soil.   H.P. £8.95

Trachystemon orientalis    Beautiful patch forming perennial. Native of North Turkey and East Bulgaria. Grows in damp shady places. Early flowering blooms of purple-mauve and white, borage-like. Handsome large leaves.   H.P.  £6.95

Ulex europaeus ‘Flore Pleno’ The lovely double gorse flowers in early spring. Flowers resemble little yellow roses. H.S.     £8.95     

Verbena bonariensis. A tall elegant perennial with deep purple flowers late summer through till Autumn. Impressive en-mass. Introduced 1726  £5.95

Vinca difformis  Largish leaves and milky pale blue flowers, uncommon. H.P. £6.50

Vinca major    Greater periwinkle. Large glossy leaves. Trailing arching stems and blue flowers. H.P. £4.95 

Vinca major ssp. hirsuta    Uncommon form with dark purple stars.   H.P.   £6.50

Vinca minor  'Alba Variegata'    Small leaves with yellow variegations. White flowers.   H.P. £4.95 

Vinca minor  'Gertrude Jekyll'    Old variety. Dark green leaves and white flowers.   Victorian. H.P. £6.50

Viola japonica  'Rodney Davey'   Leaves beautifully splashed in cream. Long stemmed white flowers. Does well in partial shade.   H.P. £4.95

                    Viola Parma          The Parma Violet   HHP.

                    Plants need sheltered shade in Summer and Winter sun and protection for Winter time.    All £5.95 each


                    D'Undine  1903  from Italy.  Has lovely  large double long stemmed deep blue with white centre flowers, good scent.

                    Duchess de Parme. 1870  pretty double  lavender flowers that are richly scented. Flowers late Winter to early Spring.

                    Hopleys White.  Modern.  Lovely double white scented flowers.

                    Lady Hume Campbell  1875.  Lovely lavender-mauve double blooms with white centres, strongly scented. Very choice.

                    Marie Louise   1865   Richly scented purple double flowers with some white at the base.

                    Neopolitan     18th C   Good scent, double pale lavender flowers. Thought to be the original Parma.

                    Parme de Tolouse. Lovely double mauve perfumed flowers.

                    Swanley White or Comte Brazza  1883  Pure double white with a wonderful sweet scent.

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