Plant Sale August 2021

Thanks to everyone who came along and supported us at The Homestead on Sunday. Mary and Stan had around 130 visitors, which considering the torrential rain in the morning was great and we really appreciate everyone turning out to support the NGS. The Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘firetail’ was all gone by half way through the afternoon, […]


In June 2018 I visited a garden just outside Oxford. It was beautiful. Privately owned, and open only to groups on request. Not only was it full of unusual and lesser-known species of common genera it was also full of trees. I couldn’t believe it, silver birches, acer grissini, prunus to name a few. I […]

Salvia oxyphora

Recently asked what is your favourite Salvia I found myself stumped. There are just so many different species and they are very few that I don’t appreciate in one way or another. Saying that in the top 10 this year has to be Salvia oxyphora. Its the first time I have grown it, its not nearly […]