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…there is a display garden with beds and borders, sensitively planted, full of verve and panache.
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Propagation Day: Hands On

2017 date to be announced

Why not join us on our ever popular propagation course on which dozens of keen gardeners have joined us over the years. Participants get the opportunity to hone and expand their propagation skills in one of the most exciting topics of gardening under the expert tutelage of Marchants owner Graham Gough.

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Desperate Plea! Boxes!

We spend many hours collecting boxes from a number of sources for you to take your plants home in. It is an enormous help therefore if you can provide your own boxes and moreover a sure way of becoming a favourite customer! Many thanks.

Marchants Snowdrops

For details of our annual sale, see Events page

Plant Inventory: Ornamental Grasses

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*SPOROBOLUS airoides. Provides one of the airiest displays of any grass, and while clichéd, particularly entrancing on misty/frosty mornings. 60cm.
S. heterolepis. From green tufts rise wiry stems bearing a mass of tiny bead like flowers. But it is their amazing scent of crushed leaf coriander pervading the air that will send you more than the humble visual impact of this plant. 45cm.

STIPA arundinacea. (Calamagrostis arundinacea) The evergreen clump of bronzed foliage will by mid July have erupted into a cascade of fine, brown-pink flower panicles, fading in turn to a mist of gold. Needs good soil to give of its best. 45cm.
S. calamagrostis. A graceful, arching grass whose light green flowers age to pale gold -buff, a colour kept through the autumn and early winter months to great effect. 1m.
S. gigantea. Like a giant Oat, whose flowers in some lights so shimmer with gold, might seem to be fed by some mysterious electricity supply. Divisions. 2m+.
S. gigantea ‘Gold Fontaene’. A German selection. Our parent plant performs well here normally producing an abundance of shimmering gold flower heads. For us, the foliage is noticeably compact.
S. ichu. (Jarava ichu) Persistent tight silvery plumes erupt for months over fine tufts. Like no other feather grass we know. Its hardiness may be questionable in very cold gardens so shelter/sun/drainage essential. 50cm.
S. tenuissima. Known affectionately here as Tina Turner Tenuissima! The soft green mound of fine foliage is covered in summer by a haze of pale straw coloured flowers. 45cm.

Images at the top of the page are ©Gardens Illustrated / Sharon Pearson