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

Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum' Japanese maple

Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum'

A beautiful small tree with palmate purple leaves which turn a brilliant red in autumn before they drop. Grows very well in a pot so ideal for very small gardens. Well drained, neutral or acid soil ...... more

Adiantum pedatum Northern Maidenhair Fern

Adiantum pedatum

A North American fern which grows in moist woodlands. The attractive fingered fronds rise above a creeping mat of rhizomes, making slow spreading ground cover in humus rich soil in a shady border. ...... more

Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop'

Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop'

Stunning ground cover plant with very dark, scalloped glossy leaves and dense spikes of dark blue flowers from April-June. Grow in fertile, well drained soil in part/ full shade. 20 cms (7").

Ajuga reptans 'Valfredda' Bugle

Ajuga reptans 'Valfredda'

(Syn. Ajuga 'Chocolate Chip'.) Attractive cultivar with small, narrow purple leaves to 1 inch long and spikes of blue flowers from April-June. Use as ground cover in shade/ part shade in any soil ...... more

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

Allium cristophii- Pack of 10 Bulbs Star of Persia

Allium cristophii- Pack of 10 Bulbs

Bulbous plant with very large spherical, silvery-mauve, flower heads to 40cm (16in) across from May - July. Looks best growing up through low-growing plants. Well drained & full sun. Drought ...... more

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' Pack of 10 Bulbs Ornamental Onion

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' Pack of 10 Bulbs

Lovely cultivar with spherical, deep purple flower heads to 8cms (3in) across from May-June. Well drained and full sun. Best grown behind or through other plants which hide the leaves which wither ...... 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

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

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