We have a good few Iberis sempervirens Golden Candy - in 1.5 litre pots at £4.50 as part of our alpine range.
Low-growing and evergreen they are great for groundcover, fronts of borders, gravel gardens, rockeries and cascading out of raised beds. Their pretty white flowers have a gentle fragrance and last through spring into summer. Butterfly friendly.
We're getting lots of requests for edible plants at the moment.
It's still too early, and too cold at night, for young salad and vegetable plants - seedlings are growing now in the cosy confines of our greenhouse. A few tomato plants should be large enough to sell to those with greenhouses in a week or two; we don't expect to have cucumbers and courgettes ready until late April.
Lists of fruit trees and fruit bushes we have in stock are as files on the Home Delivery page. At this time we are not able to supply anything not on these lists.
We have limited numbers of 1.5 litre herbs at £3.99 each, including upright and creeping rosemarys, curry plants, a few thyme and a handful of less common varieties such as garlic chives and basil mint.
Herbs in production now are growing in 9cm pots at £1.99 each. A few varieties are starting to root in their pots (the mints, fennel, parsley) but any bought now will need careful looking after until they are more established:
Want a low-maintenance, fast-growing perennial that keeps its leaves all year round, and spends more time in flower than not?
Our Europys pectinatus will give you instant impact for just £9.99 for a jumbo pot.
A South African plant, we believe, although it will fit in well with Mediterranean themes, as it likes the same sunny, dry conditions (although normal soils are fine too). Expect them to grow to 4ft every which way by next year, if not before.
With Katie's Garden Plant Centre closed to the public, we are running a new home delivery service.
Nothing compares to being able to walk around a nursery and see what takes your fancy, but we hope this new Recommended page will be the next best thing. Make a note of what you like the look of and and then fill in a request form on the Order Garden Plants page.
We pick out some of the current highlights at the Katie's Garden nursery.