Tender and Exotic plants
As many an enthusiast will happily tell you, pelargoniums are a bit of an addictive habit. Starting with a modest range of old favourites, including that unsurpassed classic, Pelargonium ‘Lord Bute’, Leahurst Nurseries has started to grow an increasing range of pelargoniums, especially the scented-leaved varieties. The combination of delicate flowers, a wide variety of foliage types and that amazing range of evocative scents makes the pelargoniums real winners. They are excellent plants for pot and bedding schemes, as house plants for a sunny position or as an interesting temporary addition to dry tropical feel planting schemes. Some can also be used in cooking! If you love plants with scented foliage they are an absolute must.
From Aloes and Aeoniums, to Haworthias and Agaves, succulents can provide a fascinating dimension to both house and garden. While many need a little bit of winter protection, they often positively enjoy a bit of fresh air during the summer months, and can help give the garden that exotic feel.
The nursery stocks a good range of exotic feel plants, from bananas and gingers, to Melianthus major and Tetrapanax papyrifer, to the showy Echiums pininana. We also have some interesting aromatic foliaged plectranthus as well as a variety of tender bulbs. Creating the exotic feel in urban gardens has become rightly popular, and with recent mild winters a wide variety of plants that are on the border between tender and hardy are being grown successfully in town gardens.
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