Houseplants, conservatory & tender plants

Foliage plants

Some of our customers' favourite indoor foliage plants:

Aloe Vera
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
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, cacti, succulents
& carnivorous plants

Pitcher plants

Interesting an unusual plants, great for sparking a child's interest in gardening.

Favourites include:

Air plants (no soil required!)
Living stones
Pitcher plants (best for fly-catching)
Sensitive plants ('sleepy-/shameplant')
Succulents (various)
Venus Fly-traps


Phalaenopsis (moth orchids) are an ongoing customer favourite as they are so easy to care for (liking the same conditions, roughly, as humans) and 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, and to have some mini phalaenopsis, which look really cute especially
in some our little ceramic pots with saucers.

Other orchid types we like to have in the shop (not all at once):
Cambria orchids
Zygopetalum 'Trozy Blue'


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 & pelargoniums, indoor plants that we stock, depending on seasonal availabity, include:

Sinningia (Gloxinia)
Spathiphyllum (Peace lily)
St Paulia (African violets)
Zantedeschia (Calla lily)

Cacti & succulents

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