Sandy Soil


A Collection of Plants for Sandy Soil

A Collection of Plants for Sandy Soil

Our selection of 6 plants for Sandy soil. Sandy soil can be problematic as it drains so freely that much moisture and nutrients are lost. We will select plants for you that will cope with these ...... more

Pineapple Guava

Acca sellowiana

(Syn Feijoa sellowiana.)Evergreen shrub with grey-green leaves and waxy pink flowers with long red stamens in summer which attract Bees and Butterflies. The flowers are edible and are pineapple ...... more

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Akebia quinnata Chocolate Vine

Akebia quinnata

A pretty climber with delicate leaves and fragrant red-purple flowers in spring sometimes followed by purple fruits. Quick growing and vigouous. Any well drained soil in sun or part shade. Pruning: ...... more

Alchemilla epipsila Lady's Mantle

Alchemilla epipsila

Compact species with hairy leaves and masses of small green flowers from June-September. Ideal for softening the edge of a path/border. Grow in moist, fertile soil in sun/part shade. Less vigorous ...... more

Rope Grass

Ampelodesmos mauritanicus

Originally from Mauritius but now naturalised in parts of South Africa where it is used for making rope. Stiff, pampas grass-like leaves to 1m, topped by 18in long flower spikes in summer. For sun ...... more

Ampelopsis aconitifolia 'Chinese Lace' Monkshood Vine

Ampelopsis aconitifolia 'Chinese Lace'

A beautiful vigorous deciduous tendril climber with deeply cut glossy green leaves set off nicely by the cherry-red stems. Small yellowish fruit may appear in warm summers. Needs support, e.g. ...... more

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Ampelopsis brevipedunculata v. maximowiczii ‘Elegans' Porcelain Berry

Ampelopsis brevipedunculata v. maximowiczii ‘Elegans'

Dainty climber from the vine family, with variegated leaves and white flowers followed by porcelain blue berries. Shade from hot summer sun. Deciduous at low temperatures, and hardy in mild gardens. ...... more

Ampelopsis megalophylla Peppervine

Ampelopsis megalophylla

Large, vigorous climber with huge deeply cut leaves to 2ft across and small green flowers followed by purple berries in autumn. Leaves turn orange to red in autumn. For part shade in moisture ...... more

Anthemis tinctoria 'Sauce Hollandaise'

Anthemis tinctoria 'Sauce Hollandaise'

Lovely perennial with finely cut foliage and masses of pale cream daisies from June-September. Deadhead regularly to encourage more flowers. Grow in well drained soil in full sun. Drought tolerant ...... more

Killarney Strawberry Tree

Arbutus unedo

A large evergreen shrub or small tree with urn-shaped white flowers in autumn which produce strawberry-like red fruit the following autumn - an established plant will flower and fruit at the same ...... more

Aster 'Little Carlow' Michaelmas Daisy

Aster 'Little Carlow'

A superb perennial for autumn colour with violet-blue daisies to 2cm (3/4 inch) with a yellow centre from September-October. Grow in moist, well drained soil in sun/ part shade. Excellent cut flower ...... more

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Aster amellus 'Rosa Erfüllung' Michaelmas Daisy

Aster amellus 'Rosa Erfüllung'

Large soft pink flowers from August-November. 60 cms (2 feet).

Aster ericoides 'Erlkönig' Michaelmas Daisy

Aster ericoides 'Erlkönig'

Clouds of small pale purple daisies from September to November. Superb cut flower. Cut hard back in early summer so plants are not too leggy come flowering time. For fairly fertile, well drained soil ...... more

Aster amellus 'King George' Michaelmas Daisy

Aster amellus 'King George'

Late flowering perennial with large violet-blue daisies to 5cm (2in) across from August-November. Grow in moist, well drained soil in full sun. Excellent cut flower and attracts Bees and Butterflies. ...... more

Athyrium filix-femina 'Victoriae' Victoria Lady Fern

Athyrium filix-femina 'Victoriae'

Popular with the Victorians, this form of the Lady Fern has narrow pinnae, arranged criss-cross fashion, each with a terminal crest. Grow in moist, humus-rich, neutral to acidic soil in shade. Ideal ...... more

These plants should be in stock soon
Date Expected
Rodgersia podophylla 'Smaragd' 31/05/2015
Primula bulleyana 31/05/2015
Clematis diversifolia 'Hendersonii' 30/05/2015
Geranium phaeum 'Margaret Wilson' 29/05/2015
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