Houseplants, conservatory & tender plants

Foliage plants

Some of our customers' favourite indoor foliage plants:

Alocasia (e.g. Stingray)
Asparagus fern
Aspidistra
Begonia (foliage varieties)
Boston fern
Calathea - various
Chamaedorea elegans (Parlour palm)
Chlorophytum (spider plant)
Codiaeum
Cryptanthus (Earth Star)
Dracaena - Dragon tree
Dypsis lutescens
Epipremnum
Ficus (ornamental fig - various types/sizes)
Fittonia - 'Mosaic plant' or 'nerve plant'
Hoya tricolor

  Fittonia 'White Anne'
Lucky bamboo
Mimosa pudica - Sensitive plant
Monstera - Swiss Cheese Plant
Muehlenbeckia
Oxalis
Peperomia
Pilea peperomoides
Philodendron (various)
Phlebodium (blue star fern)
Sansevieria (mother-in-law's-tongue)
Schefflera (umbrella plant)
Soleirolia (mind your own Business)
Tradescantia Jewel Red /fluminescens

Citrus Trees

Who doesn't love the scent of orange blossom - or lemon, lime, kumquat, calamondin etc.? Whilst we no longer hold a lot of citrus in stock (having given over the space to the increasingly popular foliage houseplants and succulents) we can certainly get them for you. Just let us know your required tpye and budget (you can use the contact form) and we will do the rest.

You can also get 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
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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