Gardeners Choice

Lavatera Barnsley

Special Offer £4.99
Usually £7.49

Other common names
Tree mallow ‘Barnsley’


Lavatera can be annuals, biennials, perennials or subshrubs, with long-stalked, palmately lobed leaves and large, funnel-shaped flowers in summer


Malvaceae / Malvaceae


‘Barnsley’ is a vigorous partially evergreen sub-shrub with 3-lobed, grey-green leaves and clusters of red-eyed flowers 7cm wide, that open white, ageing to pale pink, over a long period in summer


Autumn Planting Seed Potatoes

Plant them now and have your own potatoes on your Christmas dinner!


These tubers produce a long oval salad potato. with yellow skin with a yellow waxy flesh. they boast an excellent flavour and great cooking qualities, especially good as baby potatoes.

Duke of York

An old variety that is still extremely popular. This First early potato has a firm texture and yellow flesh with a pronounced flavour. They are a particularly good roasting potato.

Maris Peer

A round oval white skinned variety of second earlies. They produce a high yield of medium sized potatoes, except in dry conditions. Flesh is cream and of waxy texture. Good boiled and in salads.

Slug resistant and may be used as an early main crop.

9 tubers for only £2.99

click here to see our guide to planting potatoes for christmas


Ruth’s Plant Favourites- Verbena Bonariensis

Tightly clustered florets form glowing lavender flower heads that float atop stiffly upright, branching stems. The long lasting blooms of Verbena bonariensis attract clouds of bees and butterflies. This perennial verbena has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in recent years, associating beautifully with grasses for a tranquil planting scheme, or adding a touch of architectural style to the back of herbaceous borders. This elegant perennial is at its most effective when planted in large swathes. Height: 200cm (79”). Spread: 45cm (18”)



The White Garden

Congratulations goes to Ruth who reached the finalists for her white Garden design.

Hillier showcase at Chelsea flower show every year and this year was their 150th anniversary.  They set the task to Garden Centres Nationwide to create their own take on the white garden (a theme they were running with at Chelsea). Out of all the entries our very own Ruth and her brilliant garden was one of the finalists along side the very top garden centres in the country.

This is what the Judges had to say about her garden:

“This garden has a wonderful theatrical feel to it, it is almost like a film backdrop. The contrast in textures and forms of foliage and flowers is superb”

Click on the link below to see the other entries

White Garden

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