Plants

"A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows" - Doug Larson

Plants

We have in stock a wide range of outdoor plants, which changes to suit the seasons. There are alpines, summer and autumn bedding, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, climbers and roses. Ninety per cent are locally sourced within a 25 mile radius, with two of our suppliers using peat-free composts and the herbs and edibles are planted in pots made from recycled plastic. The herbs and edibles are grown organically without use of pesticides or sprays. Sue carefully curates the collection, hand-picking unusual and named varieties. We are always happy to help with advice or just to ‘talk plants’!

Indoors there is now a large collection of houseplants of many varieties, including some of the more old-fashioned. Houseplants are very much en vogue as they can help to purify the air in a room, and tending for them is beneficial for mental health. There is also a plethora of beautiful pots and accessories, and the specialised composts and fertilisers to help them thrive.

Towards Christmas we will have poinsettias, cyclamen and other delights which are grown near Dunkeswell, so not many air miles there! The poinsettias in particular are worth a special mention, as they come in colour ranges not available through supermarkets and are a much hardier and larger plant.