Fuchsia – Excellent plants for mid to late season flowering. We have chosen three good hardy varieties which are suitable for borders or containers. Cut down the old stems in early spring to ensure good bushy growth.

Fuchsia ‘Mrs Popple’  (1 metre) <7-10>

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An upright bushy shrub with flowers of deep pink to purple.

Fuchsia magellanica ‘Alba’  (2 metres)<7-10>

Light green leaves and pale pink flowers.

E. Halimocistus ‘Merrist Wood Cream’   (1 metre)

A lovely small evergreen shrub for sunny borders. It has greyish green leaves and pretty creamy yellow flowers in summer

E. Hebe – Good evergreen shrubs suitable for most gardens. Easy to maintain and generally trouble free. A light trim after flowering will prevent them from becoming too ‘woody’.

Hebe astonii ‘Purple Queen’ (1 metre) <6-11>

Purple coloured glossy leaves and dark purple flowers; quite a favourite!

Hebe ‘Great Orme’  (1 metre) <6-10>

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Glossy mid green leaves and large pretty pink flowers

Hebe ‘Margret’ (60 cm) <6-8> NEW AGM
Dark evergreen leaves with spikes of blue flowers. Good for small gardens and containers.
 Hebe rakiensis  (60 cm) <5-7>

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A good rounded shrub, small apple green leaves and white flowers in summer

Hebe topiaria  (60 cm) <5-7>

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Greyish green leaves with small white flowers in summer.

Humulus lupulus ‘Aureus’ (4 meters) <7-9>

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Golden leaved Hop. A vigorous climber with golden yellow foliage, useful for scrambling through trees. F;lowers can be dried for beer making!

Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ (2 metres) <8-10>

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Maginificent dreamy white flower heads up to 20cm across. An excellent Hydrangea for a shady place.

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Blue Wave’ (120 cm) <8-10>

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A good rounded deciduous shrub with stunning autumn leaf colours. Very floriferous lace cap heads.

Hydrangea ‘Colour Fantasy’   (1 metre) <8-10>

Rarely available! Sumptuous deep pink mop head flowers. The leaves turn a rich red in autumn.

SE. Hypericum olympicum    (30 cm)  <5-9>

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A very slow growing dwarf semi-evergreen  shrub suitable for the front of a border or a rockery. Pale lemon flowers from mid to late summer.

Jasminum nudiflorum (3 metres) <12-3>

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The well known yellow flowered Winter Jasmine which brightens up dark corners throughout the winter months.

Jasminum officinale  (6 metres) <6-9>

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Summer Jasmine. Vigorous twining deciduous climber with very fragrant white flowers from mid to late summer

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 E. Lavender <6-9> – A favourite of many people, it has many uses – as low hedging, for scent, to attract bees, for use as a dried flower. All lavenders need to grow in full sun in a fairly dry soil. Pruning is important to keep the plants bushy – prune after flowering and again in the spring

E. Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’

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Very popular dwarf shrub with dark purple flowers.

E. Lavandula a. ‘Munstead’ 

Somewhat bigger than some lavenders with lilac/purple flowers.

E. Lavandula ‘Vera’

Pale lavender coloured flowers on long stems.

E. Lavandula x intermedia ‘Grappenhall’

Silvery leaves and bluish/purple flowers.

Leycesteria formosa  (2 metres) <6-8>

A very adaptable upright shrub which will happily grow in sun or shade. White flowers are followed by dark red berries.

Lonicera fragrantissima (2 metres) <11-3> 

A shrubby honeysuckle with deliciously scented creamy white flowers in winter. A bushy deciduous shrub which is very easy to grow.

SE. Lonicera japonica ‘Halliana’ (5 metres) <6-8>

A vigorous, semi-evergreen climber with twining stems. The scented white flowers fade to yellow.

E. Lonicera japonica ‘Hall’s Prolific’  (4 metres) <7-9>

An evergreen honeysuckle with strongly scented white flowers in late summer.

E. Lonicera nitida ‘Baggesen’s Gold’  (3 metres)

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Bushy evergreen. Useful for hedging or topiary

Lonicera ‘Serotina’  (4 metres) <6-9>

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Vigorous deciduous climber with dark green, almost purple leaves. The flowers are white and reddish purple.