Despite the fact that I’ve got a garden full of agapanthus that I’m about to divide so that I have even more (anyone want an agapanthus?), I’ve just bought 3 plants from Woottens. The reason? Agapanthus Blue Heaven is reported to be reliably repeat flowering and I would love to extend the season. They are currently offered at a 50% discount of £12 for three.
Auricula ©Michelle Garrett
Woottens have been busy again – this week’s 30% off offer is for a collection of 5 Red and Brown Flowered Auriculas with two doubles and three alpines for £14. These strong varieties are all suitable for pots, or any cool spot in the garden with a well–drained loamy or light clay soil. Whilst we are on the subject the nursery’s auricula collection is being amassed for a one day display on Easter Sunday 24th April. A date for your diary perhaps.
This delicate daisy (Erigeron karvinskianus) is smothered with pink and white flowers from June until September. Once established, it will self-seed happily in crevices in paving or in walls. Woottens Plants are offering ninestrong plants in 9cm pots for £23.76 (normally £29.70) www.woottensplants.co.uk
If your garden lacks lavender, now would be a good time to take advantage of the offer on www.woottensplants.co.uk. Buy 6 chunky plants of Hidcote or Munstead in 1.4 litre pots for £17.38 instead of £21.60
The estimable Woottens Plants has a special offer of Iris Sibirica ‘Tropic Night’ of 5 large bareroot plants for £9.90 – a discount of 40% off their normal price of £3.30 a plant. Flowering June-July, the dark purple flowers are surrounded by sheathes of grassy leaves. They are remarkably unfussy about soil aspect once established. These plants will be sent out at a special discount carriage rate of £2.50.