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Ground Covers

Ground covers are invaluable for smothering weeds and conserving soil moisture. We have a range of ground hugging plants available that are easy to grow and fill the most difficult of sites.
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BABY SUN ROSE
BABY SUN ROSE
PLANTS: PAPT
The perfect ground cover for sun-drenched slopes, this spreading, mat forming succulent soaks up the searing summer sun. Thick lime green heart shaped glossy leaves keep the soil cool and weed-free. Also grows under trees and in lightly shaded areas that drain well. Its dainty hot pink flowers are a summer highlight, but only open if exposed to ...
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COTTAGE FLOWER DUO 6 Plants
COTTAGE FLOWER DUO 6 Plants
PLANTS: PCOG
The essential starter pack to begin your cottage flower border. Includes three plants each of Catmint `Walker's Low' and Evening Primrose 'Heronswood Pink' - a surefire combination that we use at Heronswood to create a long-flowering display of pastel pinks and blues.
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ECHEVERIA IMBRICATA
ECHEVERIA IMBRICATA
PLANTS: WECIM
The symmetrical configuration of the leaves combined with the soft dusky hue makes this sun-loving ground cover one of the most useful plants in the garden. Happy in open ground or in a container, the soft blue leaves, tinged with pink combine well with other succulents and ground covers. Suitable for use as an edging plant along pathways and ga...
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EUPHORBIA MYRSINITES
EUPHORBIA MYRSINITES
PLANTS: PEUMY
A useful foliage and flowering plant. The spiralling leaves are so symmetrically formed, they look like they belong on a reptile rather than a plant. Flowers start acid green then fade to a dusty pink in late winter and spring. Cut old flowers off at the base to maintain habit and stop their incidental spread.
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EVENING PRIMROSE ‘HERONSWOOD PINK’
EVENING PRIMROSE ‘HERONSWOOD PINK’
PLANTS: PEVP
Generous and exuberant, evening primrose bears masses of fragrant, candy-pink flowers, providing months of colour from spring to autumn. This vigorous ground cover, valued for its long flowering and ability to perform in tough conditions, is best planted as a border or in high traffic areas to contain its spread. Remove spent flowers to avoid se...
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GAURA 'SUMMER BREEZE'
GAURA 'SUMMER BREEZE'
PLANTS: PGAS
A graceful and long flowered selection with bountiful flowers dancing on upright stems throughout summer and autumn. The glistening white butterfly-like flowers emerge with long filaments, unfolding from delicate pink buds. A garden essential that rewards without effort with a continuous floral display throughout the warmer months. Bees love thi...
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GERANIUM 'ROZANNE' PBR
GERANIUM 'ROZANNE' PBR
PLANTS: PGERO
Bright violet-blue flowers, each with a white central eye, adorn this cranesbill for months on end. Delicate red veins radiate outward into each petal. Come early spring, beautiful lobed foliage emerges, forming a neat low mound. Flowers are soon produced and will extend throughout autumn after a light trim in summer. A perfect choice for planti...
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HANGING ROSEMARY
HANGING ROSEMARY
PLANTS: PROS
Grow a curtain of fragrant foliage to drape over walls or to use as a ground cover. This excellent culinary rosemary is also tolerant of drought and sea spray. Revels in full sun. Delicious with lamb roast and potatoes.
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JELLY BEAN PLANT
JELLY BEAN PLANT
PLANTS: PSERU
Rounded jelly bean-like foliage makes an outstanding ground cover, with the added attraction that its leaves turn a bright red in the heat of summer then revert to bright green again when the days cool down.
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LAMB'S EARS 'BIG EARS'
LAMB'S EARS 'BIG EARS'
PLANTS: PLAMB
An outstanding silver-leaved ground cover with a soft appearance that belies its toughness. Versatile and vigorous, ‘Big Ears’ tolerates even the harshest of soils. Great to use in hot spots where other plants fail to thrive. This variety is a bold foliage plant, grown for its thicker velvety leaves, which form a dense, rapidly spreading and wee...
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LAMB'S EARS 'BIG EARS' (3 Plants)
LAMB'S EARS 'BIG EARS' (3 Plants)
PLANTS: PLAMB3
‘MEMBERS SAVE WITH MULTIPACKS’ An outstanding silver-leaved ground cover with a soft appearance that belies its toughness. Versatile and vigorous, 'Big Ears' tolerates even the harshest of soils. Great to use in hot spots where other plants fail to thrive. This variety is a bold foliage plant, grown for its thicker velvety leaves, which form a d...
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LAVENDER 'HIDCOTE'
LAVENDER 'HIDCOTE'
PLANTS: PLAH
Famous for the deepest of purple flowers borne on a compact silvery-leaved shrub throughout spring and summer. Prized for its highly aromatic flowers, this lavender is a favourite of oil producers but is equally valuable as a garden plant that thrives in the harshest of summers. Dry-tolerant and adored by bees, this hardy lavender also performs ...
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MINORCAN COTTON LAVENDER
MINORCAN COTTON LAVENDER
PLANTS: PSANM
From the sun drenched Balearic Islands comes this carpeting cotton lavender. A spreading prostrate shrub, this remarkable species has evolved to survive the dry windswept coastlines. During late spring, the aromatic silver foliage is smothered in bright golden flowers. A fantastic dry tolerant ground cover that thrives in poor soils and coastal ...
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OREGANO 'ROSENKUPPEL'
OREGANO 'ROSENKUPPEL'
PLANTS: PORO
An ornamental oregano with deep purple bracts topped with pinky-mauve flowers in delicate sprays above the dark green foliage in spring to summer. A tough and dry-tolerant performer, ‘Rosenkuppel’ is a colourful and low maintenance edging or front of border plant, not only for its rich showy flowers, but for its semi-evergreen mat-forming foliag...
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PINK VALERIAN
PINK VALERIAN
PLANTS: PVAR
This old-world favourite valerian is a spring stalwart, producing huge airy heads of sweetly scented reddish-pink flowers over a long period. The colourful display and blue-green fleshy foliage combine well with most cottage plants, particularly spring flowering bearded iris. Centranthus will repeat flower in autumn if trimmed back after its pea...
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SAGE - CULINARY SAGE
SAGE - CULINARY SAGE
PLANTS: PSAG
Every herb garden needs sage and every cook appreciates the versatility of this essential, homegrown culinary herb. Use it in stuffings, to make sage butter or to add flavour to chicken dishes. It's a wonderful addition to any garden for its culinary qualities as well as its bee attracting abilities and drought tolerance.
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SEA LAVENDER
SEA LAVENDER
PLANTS: PSEL
With everlasting purple-blue papery flowers aging to white, Sea Lavender is known for its tough, resilient nature and ability to produce flowers all year. Its leathery, wavy foliage makes a handsome evergreen mound above which tall flower spikes float like a sea of lavender. This versatile plant will take all the heat, drought and exposure that ...
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Snow in Summer
Snow in Summer
PLANTS: PSNS
Resembling a carpet of pure white snow, this profusely flowered, spreading ground cover is smothered in white starry flowers from spring through to summer. The neat, felted silver foliage forms a dense, weed suppressing mat, or a contrasting feature trailing from hanging baskets or mixed containers. Perfect scrambling over rocks or down embankme...
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THYME
THYME
PLANTS: PTHCO
The most commonly used kitchen herb, thyme is a staple for any herb garden. Easy to grow in dry and sunny spots, thyme forms a dense weed-suppressing ground cover that has a delicate and attractive flower from spring into early autumn.
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VARIEGATED GOLDEN SAGE
VARIEGATED GOLDEN SAGE
PLANTS: PVSA
A must for the herb garden because of its colour and flavour. Golden leaves with dark-green splashes provide contrast in the garden year round. Grow somewhere sunny and don't over water as the flavour is best when it is grown `hard'.
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VERBENA BONARIENSIS
VERBENA BONARIENSIS
PLANTS: PVEB
Possibly one of the most valuable of summer flowering plants. This beauty from Brazil threads its stiffly upright stems through other perennials, floating hundreds of amethyst hemispheres of bloom. Ideal for the back of the border where it softens the outline of its garden companions.
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VERBENA 'POLARIS'
VERBENA 'POLARIS'
PLANTS: PVER
A low spreading ground cover with masses of silvery-lilac flowers displayed for months. Ideal for smothering weeds, plant amongst perennials or allow to scramble under shrubs. Withstanding dry, sun scorched and windswept conditions, this vervain is as tough as it is beautiful, thriving in parched and tired soils.
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WORMWOOD 'POWIS CASTLE'
WORMWOOD 'POWIS CASTLE'
PLANTS: PWOP
A mid-sized compact mound, as dense as mercury, with feathery aromatic foliage that provides the perfect silver contrast to all cottage flowers. Tolerant of high winds and salt spray, ‘Powis Castle’ makes an effective hedge if given a hard prune every spring to keep it compact. The essential low maintenance garden backbone for pastel colour sche...
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WORMWOOD 'VALERIE FINNIS'
WORMWOOD 'VALERIE FINNIS'
PLANTS: PWOV
An invaluable silver-foliaged plant with distinctive lance-shaped leaves terminating ?in striking white leaf rosettes, this perennial was named for ‘Valerie Finnis’, a renowned British photographer and gardener. Grown purely for its beautiful foliage, it is an excellent foil in the garden or perennial border, where it maintains its striking silv...
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Waves of Blue cut flower collection
Waves of Blue cut flower collection
SEEDS: S912
Produces nature's finest, enchanting shades of blues and whites. Freshly picked, gathered and hand arranged, these plants give a long-lasting, elegant floral arrangement that is sure to impress. Includes Delphinium Butterfly Mix, Blue Sea Holly, Salvia Blue Monday and False Queen Anne's Lace.
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CITRUS STARTER PACK
CITRUS STARTER PACK
PLANTS: WCITSP
If you’re thinking about growing your own citrus at home, this is the ultimate starter collection. We’ve combined five of our favourite varieties to help you create your own citrus grove, including one plant each of Orange ‘Lane’s Late’, Lemon ‘Prior Lisbon’, Lime ‘Tahitian’, Tangelo ‘Minneola’ and Mandarin ‘Imperial’. Once established, you’ll b...
Member $170.00
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2 year membership + Garden Calendar and 2 Seed Packets
2 year membership + Garden Calendar and 2 Seed Packets
Membership: MNE2CA2
Join the club and receive an exclusive gift, valued at $30. A stunning calendar featuring key dates, a guide to which seeds to sow each month and plenty of space to add your own events. Plus two free packets of some popular seeds – Tomato 'Black Cherry' and Lettuce Heirloom Mix.
Member $79.00
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