We regret that due to overwhelming demand we have had to temporarily close our order books whilst we catch up.
In the meantime, please take a look through the lists and suggestions in previous posts, and our Summer Patio Plants and Plant Packs pages, to help you prepare your order.
We hope to be able to start accepting new orders from early May. We apologise for any disappointment.
Our little Iris Amber Queens (bottom right of picture) seem to be in a hurry to flower. Limited numbers of these in 1 litre pots at £3.29.
The rest of the bearded Iris are starting to bud and should be in flower for May. All in 2 or 3 litre pots priced £6.99.
This sort of Iris should be planted with the corms just above the soil's surface so they can soak up the sunshine. Especially good for cottage garden schemes and gravel gardens. Ideally plant in clumps of three or more. Heights roughly 1-2ft.
Bulb plants that should come back year after year. Good in dry soils, but not overly fussy. Very popular with the bees. Dot around your flower borders or grow in pots. Great as a cut flower, and a dried flower.
All bulb plants 3 for the price of 2
Allium hollandicum Purple Sensation - rich purple colour, height 3ft, £3.99 in 1.5 litre pots (two bulbs per pot)
Allium christophii - huge silvery-blue flowers, £3.99 in 1.5 litre pots (two bulbs per pot)
Allium Miami - shaggy flowers, height 3ft, £3.99 in 1.5 litre pots (two bulbs per pot)
Allium sphaerocephalon - small drumstick flowers, £2.99 each in 1 litre pots (multiple bulbs per pot)
Allium (Nectaroscordum) siculum - very unusual appearance and scent. Also known as honey garlic, £2.99 each in 1 litre pots (multiple bulbs per pot)
First pots of sweet pea available now - available as mixed only, £1.59 a pot.
We don't have time to list all the pots we have available, so please take a look at our supplier's website to see sizes, prices and designs of many of those we are able to deliver:
'Sandringham by J Chamberlain' - note we do not have the white pots nor the 47cm size pots.
'Balmoral' - note we only have the CYLINDER and CONE shapes, and do not have the 48cm cylinders.
Note we do not have any other designs from this supplier
Minimum spend of £20 on plants to have pots delivered.
Just opening out into flower are the pretty Primula denticulatas, also known as Drumstick Primroses.
Lovely little plants for gravel, rockeries and alpine collections. Come back year after year. Choice of colours including white, blue, violet, magenta.
In 11cm pots - £2.59 each, special offer 5 for £10.
Our wild primroses - Primula vulgaris - are coming to the end of their flowering but they are forming seed heads. So plant now for lots of bonus plants for future years. Especially good on banks, slopes, under trees and in dappled shade.
Special price 5 for £10 (£2.99 each)
Pair them with native English Bluebells, which should come into flower in a few weeks time.
£2.99 per 13cm pot, all bulbs 3-for-the-price-of-2.
Photos for illustration only - not of current stock
Better known as Thrift, the Armeria are tough little plants that thrive in coastal areas and do well in most sunny spots.
As you can see, they are also butterfly-friendly. Available in 1 litre pots at £3.29. Available pink, white and red.
While we are in the A section we will also give a mention to the Aubretia. Pictured are Kitte Blue in 1 litre pots for £3.29, still in flower. Our other Aubretias are beginning to come to the end of their flowering period but can still be planted out for future years: red, pink and pale blue - £4.50 each.
Don't miss out on these oh-so-pretty Viola Freckles. Just coming into flower now, the delicate speckled flowers make you want to get down low to truly appreciate them.
Easy to grow and easy to care for. Nip out old flowers to encourage new ones - although you might want to leave some to drop seed. They look lovely in perennial borders, gravel, rockeries and in pots, and come back year after year.
In 1 litre pots, priced £3.29 each.
Make your borders look as warm as it feels at the moment, with these Geums and Erysimums.
Both are long-flowering perennials that come back year after year. Best in sun and well-drained soil but not especially fussy.
Geums are good for planting amongst other perennials as they have a small 'footprint' compared with the area the flowers fill above, meaning you can really maximise the space. Snip out old flowers to encourage new ones.
Shrubby wallflower Erysimums are bee- and butterfly-friendly and fragrant to boot. When first blooms finish chop down the entire plant to just a few inches and it will soon regrow and you could have flowers well into autumn time.
Those pictured are in 2 litre pots, priced £5.99 each. We also have Geum Koi (scarlet), Sunrise (yellow), Lady Stratheden (yellow) and Mrs Bradshaw (red) in 1 litre pots for £3.29 each.
We are getting lots of requests for Lavenders at the moment, and why not when they are so well suited to East Anglian conditions.
It will be a while before the 9cm Lavenders are ready, but we still have a good few in 2 and 3 litre pots, including our most popular varieties: Munstead and Hidcote.
Other English varieties available include Melissa Lilac, Little Lady, Grosso, Platinum Blonde, Folgate and white Edelweiss. Some have not been potted for a huge length of time but are big enough to plant out. If you are after French Lavender, our 'Fathead' plants are coming into flower now.
All 2 and 3 litre Lavenders £5.99 each
We have good numbers of Phlox paniculatas - the more common upright type - including fresh batches of white 'David' and pale lilac 'Franz Schubert' in 2 litre pots at £5.99, as well as several other varieties in coral, strong pink and pale pink.
Maybe less well known are the carpeting Phlox, great for sunny ground cover, of which we have several varieties.
And somewhere in between is the spreading Phlox Chatahooche. Good for fronts of borders, pots, rockeries and anywhere they can spill. Just coming into first flower now, in gorgeous tones of warm blue. In 2 litre pots priced £5.99.
Lots of our 1 litre perennials are getting big enough for selling.
First to flower is a name you might not know: the Doronicum Leonardo. Cheery yellow flowers for spring and summer. £3.29 each.
We have huge numbers of alpines just about ready too. Most are in 9cm and 1 litre pots, but we can't resist giving a mention to these Rhodanthemum hosmariense - now reclassified as dwarf Leucanthemum - in 1.5 litre pots for £4.50 each.
Just about ready now - a huge choice of perennial Dianthus plants, with beautiful silvery foliage that lasts year-round.
Cottage garden classics with wonderful scent, for Fragrant Gardens and Romantic Gardens, as suggested on our Plant Packs page. Best in sun, they do well in East Anglian soils.
We have three ranges:
SCENT FIRST - All compact varieties (less than 1ft) making them excellent for pots as well as fronts of borders. Flowers from May-September.
Scent First Candy Floss
Scent First Coconut Sundae
Scent First Coral Reef
Scent First Lily the Pink
Scent First Passion
Scent First Raspberry Sundae
Scent First Slap n Tickle
Scent First Sugar Plum
Scent First Tickled Pink
COCKTAILS - A new range of Dianthus. Slighter taller than the Scent Firsts (about 14") but still compact. Flowers May-September
Cocktails Cherry Daiquiri
Cocktails Shirley Temple
Cocktails Tequila Sunrise
GARDEN PINKS - A little taller still, making them good as cut flowers. Flowers June-September
Garden Pinks Devon Cream
Garden Pinks Doris
Garden Pinks Gran’s Favourite
Garden Pinks Haytor White
Garden Pinks Laced Monarch
Garden Pinks Lady in Red
Garden Pinks Moulin Rouge
Garden Pinks Red Carpet
All in 1 litre pots, priced £3.29 each.
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Got lots of room and a hankering for something different? Monkey puzzle trees £24.99 each. Not too fussy on soil or light but make sure they have plenty of space to grow.
Whatever you know them as, we hope you have room in your garden for one or more, because this year's crop is probably our best ever.
Pink 'Dicentra spectabilis' is happy in shade or sun, while the white version actually prefers shade. Their buds are just opening out into flowers now. They will make a good show until late May, when they will die back, making them great for pairing with late-flowering perennials such as Penstemons, Fuchsias and Dahlias. Next spring expect them to pop back up covering twice the space.
In 2 and 3 litre pots - £5.99 each
Classifying Salvia is a complicated business as there are so many different types, but growing them isn't.
Sun or light shade, most soils as long as they are not too wet, bee-friendly and scented leaves. Once they finish flowering, cut the whole plant down to a couple of inches and you should be rewarded with a second flush of blooms (care is different for woody-stemmed varieties in yesterday's post - eg Hot Lips).
Those pictured are all in 2 or 3 litre pots at £5.99. Click on images to enlarge. Other Salvias available in other pot sizes - details to come!
Cottage garden classics. Most effective when planted in clumps of three plants or more. Take a look at the Cottage Garden Plant Pack for suggestions of plants to grow them with. Best in full sun and well-drained soil.
Delphiniums in black 1 litre pots - £3.29 each. The Magic Fountains range are lower-growing than usual - expect heights 2-3ft.
Magic Fountains Sky Blue with White Bee
Magic Fountains Dark Blue with White Bee
Magic Fountains Pure White
Magic Fountains Cherry Blossoms with White Bee
Delphniums in blue 1 litre pots - £3.99 each. Expect heights 3-4ft.
F1 Aurora Light Blue
F1 Aurora Blue
F1 Aurora Pink Dawn
F1 Guardian White
We also have a few Delphiniums in larger pots (2 and 3 litre) priced £5.99. Including Astolat, King Arthur, Cameliard and Black Knight - ultimate heights 4-5ft.
Either you love Salvias, or you've never grown them before. We have hundreds of fresh young Salvias for April, thanks to our propagation department (hello, Tabitha).
Plant them now and they should be well established for flowering time, which runs from late May to late October or even longer. Sun lovers (they don't mind part-shade), bee-friendly, scented leaves and best in well-drained soils. All are in 2 or 3 litre pots priced £5.99 each.
Other Salvias also available - we hope to add details soon.
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We have a large number of alpine/rockery plants in production at the moment - we expect most of them to be ready for selling later this month.
In the meantime the Pulsatilla Pinwheels are looking tempting. Pictured in 1 litre pots at £3.29 each.
Also known as Pasque Flower, they are an early source of pollen for the bees, keep a dainty size, and do best in full sun and well-drained soil. We think they look especially great planted in gravel gardens. Most of our current stock are white but we might be able to scare up a red or purple for you too.
We pick out some of the current highlights at the Katie's Garden nursery.