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We hold the National Collections of Helenium and Centaurea at our garden nursery in Hankelow, Cheshire UK where we grow choice and unusual perennials.

All plants are grown and tried out here, so we can talk from experience on how to get the best from them and our online catalogue is full of colour photos from our garden as well as growing and propagation tips

Plants for Sale

We grow particularly large ranges of Helenium, Phlox, Centaurea, Geum, Hemerocallis, Salvia and Geranium plus lots more lovely hardy perennial plants.

We sell plants by mail order and at plant fairs

Click here to start exploring our catalogue

Click here to download our 2016 descriptive catalogue

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We specialise in plants to attract wildlife - click here to find out about nature in our garden.

Martin writes articles for all sorts of publications. Read our tips and guides here.

Martin's Garden Diary

29th January: Perfect Partners - Phlox and Perennial Sunflower

The white peaks of Phlox Mount Fuji with the sunshine of Helianthus Capenoch Star (Perennial Sunflower) rising behind makes a perfect combination from late August through September.

Both prefer a sunny spot, although in this site they are shaded in the morning. Both will love some moisture in summer, but will perform in drier soils. The helianthus prefers reasonable drainage in winter

This is mid to back of border combination. more..

Click here to read more in Martin's garden diary

Click here to read Martin's garden articles and guides

See Martin and our Heleniums on BBC 2 Gardener's World with Carol Klein in 2014

Our range of Heleniums can be found by clicking here

Plant Fairs

These are the next plant fairs we are attending:

Please click here for the full season of plant fairs we are attending

Why not pick up an order from a plant fair and save the postage charge?


Sun 20th Dearnford Lake, Whitchurch, Shrops. SY13 3JQ 10am-4pm

Sat 26th Battlefield 1403, Shrewsbury, Shrops, SY4 3DB 9:30am-4pm

Sun/Mon 27th / 28th Dorothy Clive Garden, near Newcastle, Staffs. TF9 4EU 10am-5pm


Sat 2nd National Memorial Arboretum Alrewas Staffs. DE13 7AR 10am-4:30pm

Sun 3rd Ness Botanic Gardens Wirral, Cheshire. CH64 4AY. 10am-4pm

Sat 9th Carsington Water, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire. DE6 1ST 10-4pm

Sun 10th Cholmondeley Castle, Malpas, Cheshire. SY14 8HN 11am-5pm

Sat 16th Bodenham Arboretum near Kidderminster, Worcs, DY11 5SY 11am-5pm

Sun 17th Consall Gardens, Wetley Rocks, Staffordshire. ST9 0AG 10am-5pm

Sat 23rd Sugnall Walled Garden, Eccleshall, Staffs. ST21 6NF 10am-4pm

Sun 24th Norton Priory, Runcorn WA7 1SX 10:00am-4pm

Saturday 30th Crg Farm Garden, Caernarfon,  LL55 1TU 10am-4pm - organised by the Welsh Historic Gardens Trust.

Click here for more plant fairs we are attending later in the season

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