An essential mix of perennials, all selected to bring big impact to your garden in their first year. This classic combination of cottage garden staples offers four months of continual floral colour.
The Moulton Mill 4.5L Vintage Watering Can is ideal for watering your hanging baskets, window boxes and planters. Durable as well as stylish, it can hold a generous 4.5 litres/1 gallon of water when full, allowing you to water more of your garden before refilling. Made from strong, powder coated galvanised steel, this watering can features a folding, copper coloured top handle as well as a side handle. The 'rose' that attaches to the spout evenly sprinkles water over your plants.
This variety of Glossy Abelia is a rounded, hardy shrub, which can be grown into a particularly striking informal hedge. Its semi-evergreen foliage retains its green colouring until the autumn, when the oval leaves acquire a bronze hue. However, it is the lilac-pink flowers that appear in July that arguably make Abelia 'Edward Goucher' most deserving of its RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit). These tubular blooms are sure to enrich any cottage garden with their delicate petals and honey-like scent. Best of all, when the plant is given plenty of sunlight, it will continue to flower well into October, adding valuable autumn colour to beds and borders. Height: 1.5m (4'11); Spread: 2m (6'6).
Sumptuously scented mauve flowers make 'Pink Pong' a stand out introduction. This hard working shrub offers year- round interest thanks to fully evergreen foliage - Abelia 'Pink Pong' won?t lose its leaves in winter like other abelias, but it is the six months of floral interest that sets this fragrant shrub out from the crowd.
The shrub, Abelia, can be quite under-used in the garden, yet it is one that can give endless interest, colour and scent. A semi-evergreen plant with strong, arching branches that gives valuable autumn interest thanks to its clusters of fragrant flowers. Performing well in dry, sunny conditions, Abelia is perfect for a warm, sunny border in your garden. The glossy foliage can be clipped into a neat hedge, staying in leaf for most of the year. Plants are most hardy when grown by a sheltered wall, although Abelia x grandilfora is the most hardy of all of the species. Height: 3m (9'). Spread: 4m (13').
When grown in full sunlight, the semi-evergreen leaves of Abelia x grandiflora 'Francis Mason' themselves take on a sunny tint. This yellow-green foliage is glossy and attractive, making a splendid feature in a border. Alternatively, the hardy shrub can be used for informal hedging. From July until mid-autumn, the golden leaves are complemented by pale pink, tubular flowers, which emanate a delicious, honey smell. This variety of Glossy Abelia is thus a great choice for cottage gardens and scented gardens alike. Height: 1.5m (4'11); Spread: 2m (6'6).
You'll enjoy an explosion of colour from the very moment you plant up these pretty shrubs! Low-growing, they'll quickly knit together to cover the ground and stop weeds in their tracks! Fragrant blooms add to the charm of the attractive 3-colour foliage.
The perfect summer shrub for patios and small gardens. This unique colour form produces elegant trumpet-shaped flowers from mid-summer, bearing butter-yellow throats flushed through with pink blotches. A rich honey fragrance will bring butterflies and other pollinators to the garden.
Abeliophyllum distichum is sure to be the talking point of any garden, be it a cottage, exotic or scented setting. The unusual hardy shrub provides year-round interest, beginning in February when it produces pure white flowers. These blooms exude a sweet fragrance, which is sure to bring joy to even the dullest of winter days. In the summer, this White Forsythia's understated, green foliage looks great when grown up walls or fences, although its open growth also makes for a good specimen plant. The deciduous shrub comes into its own in the autumn, when its leaves take on a rich, purple colour before shedding in order to begin their captivating cycle again in the spring. Height: 1.5m (4'11); Spread: 1.5m (4'11).
Pompom yellow mimosa flowers are produced on this evergreen tree against a backdrop of feathery foliage. In spring the scented, nectar-rich blooms provide a valuable source of food for bees and other insects. In mild parts of the UK, Acacia dealbata plants can be grown outdoors, making a brilliant specimen for sheltered borders. In frost prone areas grow acacia in containers, and move them to a frost free position in winter. Height: 8m (26') Spread: 5m (16')
Acanthus spinosus (Spiny Bear's Breeches) is a wonderfully bushy border plant that's perfect for a sunny or semi-shady spot in any cottage garden. Not only does it thrive in any garden soils, but despite its exotic appearance, it is fully hardy so you don't have to worry about it over winter. This RHG AGM award winner, with stunning two-toned flowers from May to July also makes a perfect addition to the floral displays around your home.Height: 150cm (59in) Spread: 90cm (36in)
The perfect centrepiece for your outdoor space when entertaining guests, or an ideal mood setter for keeping you warm on those crisp, dusky summer evenings. Includes slide in slide out, chrome plated grill for barbequing, plus easy open and shut spark guard and rain lid. Finished with high temperature resistant paint, made from robust steel. Extra Large - Height: 136cm (53.5). Depth: 48cm (18.9). Large - Height: 107cm (42). Depth: 43cm (17). Medium - Height: 88cm (34.6). Depth: 40cm (15.7).
Acer Autumn Coloured Hybrids Mixed is a mixture of beautiful forms embracing all year brilliance. Ideal for a cool shady spot, patio tubs etc
Acer palmatum (Japanese Maple) is a highly popular tree and it's easy to see why. This slow-growing tree can be planted in any garden soil and makes a wonderful feature in your garden, whilst still being low maintenance. Due to its small size it will be perfectly happy in a large container so if you only have a small garden or balcony you have no excuse not to grow one! Whilst it is fully hardy, it does prefer some shelter from harsh winters. Position it in a partially shaded but sheltered location and it will reward you with delicate purple foliage. Height & Spread: 300cm (118in)
A striking Japanese Maple with graceful arching shoots and a neat, mound forming habit. In autumn, the finely cut, feathery green-red foliage transforms in a blaze of colour to a fiery shade of orange. Japanese Acers are slow growing, making it an ideal focal point for a sheltered position, or an excellent specimen for a large patio container.