Houseplants, conservatory & tender plants

Foliage plants

Some of our customers' favourite indoor foliage plants:

Asparagus fern
Boston fern
Calathea - various, eg. Prayer plant, rattlesnake plant
Ceropegia woodii
Chamaedorea elegans (Parlour palm)
Chlorophytum (spider plant)
Dracaena - Dragon tree
Ficus (ornamental fig - various types/sizes)
Fittonia - 'Mosaic plant' or 'nerve plant'
Hoya tricolor
Lucky bamboo

  Pictured: Fittonia 'White Anne'

Mimosa pudica - Sensitive plant
Monstera - Swiss Cheese Plant
Peperomia
Sansevieria
Schefflera
Senecio 'String of Pearls'
Soleirolia (Mind your own Business)
Tradescantia Jungle Jewel

Citrus Trees

The shop is often filled with the gorgeous scent of orange blossom - or lemon, lime, kumquat, calamondin etc - of which we will normally stock several varieties.  

You can also get your citrus compost here, and citrus feed - either in the Summer/Winter water-soluble powder form or the super-easy drip feeders.

Plus of course, lovely indoor and outdoor pots, pot trolleys etc.

Just add G & T!

Air plants & carnivorous plants

Pitcher plants

As well as cacti and succulents, we like these other interesting plants which can spark up a child's interest in gardening:

Air plants (no soil required!)
Sensitive plants ('sleepy-/shameplant')

And the carnivores:
Pitcher plants - Sarracenia and Nepenthes (best for fly-catching)
Sundews
Venus Fly-traps

A good site for information and tips on caring for carniverous plants is Tom's carnivores.

Orchids

Phalaenopsis (moth orchids) are always a customer favourite as they're so easy to care for (liking the same conditions, roughly, as humans).  They not only flower for long periods but are easy to bring back to flowering after a short rest.

We always try to have some unusual colours in stock.
Other orchid types you might find in the shop (not all at once):

Cambria orchids, Cymbidiums, Zygopetali

Pictured right is mini phalaenopsis - only 20cm tall approx - in one of our little cup (with hole) & saucers which make such a cute combination that they're one of our most popular gifts.

We also sell Orchid Compost, Orchid Feed, orchid drip feeders, Orchid Myst and books on orchid care, most supplied by longstanding experts in the field, Growth Technology.

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Pelargoniums

Every year we make a special journey to the nursery which holds the national pelargonium collection, to bring you scented-leaved and other special pelargoniums not found in most garden centres – such as Lord Bute, and the scented-leaved Lady Plymouth.

These are normally available from mid/late April; please contact us to check availability which depends on the weather!

You can also find other pelargoniums in Spring/Summer: Angeleye, Caliente and Fischer, to name a few.  Our best-seller is Fischer Velvet Red - a truly luscious deep dark velvet red, that you can over-winter in a greenhouse or indoors.

Other flowering houseplants

Other than orchids, citrus & pelargoniums, flowering indoor plants - depending on seasonal availabity - include:

Anthurium
Bougainvillea
Cyclamen
Gardenia
Jasmine
Oxalis
Stephanotis
Spathiphyllum (Peace lily)
St Paulia (African violets)
Streptocarpus
Zantedeschia (Calla lily)

... plus in season, Christmas Cacti and Poinsettias/Princettias - especially the more unusual colours (technically not flowers).

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