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What they say...

If you put a date in your diary for a visit to Marchants, do empty the boot of your car. I hadn't planned to buy any plants but left with a garden full.
Sarah Raven. The Daily Telegraph

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: Herbaceous Perennials

FILIPENDULA vulgaris ‘Multiplex’. Over cut, carrot like basal foliage, flower stems carry creamy-white clouds of tiny double flowers. A charming plant of Cottage Garden character. 45cm.

FOENICULUM vulgare ‘Smokey’. Bronze Fennel. A good deep bronze seed strain with a marked bloom to the young stems.

FUCHSIA. You may gather from the following list that we are rather fond of Fuchsias, particularly when they are as hardy and long flowering as the following. Best pruned hard in spring.
* F. magellanica ‘Floriade’. Brought back from the US by us in 2005 this has settled well here and with its admirable aubergine-purple and rich red flowers has made a worthy addition to our list. 1m+.
F. m.‘Hawkshead’. An elegant, hardy Fuchsia with white flowers, the petals tipped with a hint of a tint of green. 75cm.
F. m. ‘Lady Bacon’. Another newcomer to us with finer foliage than most and ivory and purple-lilac flowers. 60cm.
*F. m. var. molinae. Limpid, pale pink flowers, slender, wan even, but so beautiful. The pealing bark of the stems is also attractive, or am I stretching the imagination too far. 1.5m+.
Fuchsia m. var. pumila. Another shorty festooning itself with red and purple flowers through late summer /autumn. 60cm
F. m. thompsonii. This plant in its full glory in late summer is a wonderful sight. The slender red and purple flowers held on arching stems associate beautifully with blue Agapanthus. 150cm or more.
F. m. versicolor. ‘An exquisite symphony of colour which is unsurpassed in the floral world for its charming complement of shape, poise and tint’ – Graham Stuart Thomas. Need we say more. 120cm.
F. microphylla. A sweety-pie possessing the smallest leaves and flowers, (bright shocking pink), that we grow. 60cm.
*F. ‘Whiteknights Pearl’. A notch deeper pink than Fuchsia m. molinae, the sepals are noticeably tipped with Granny Smith green. Charming. 60cm.

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