A perennial plant or simply perennial is a plant that lives for more than two years. The term is often used to differentiate a plant from shorter lived annuals and biennials. When used by gardeners or horticulturalists, perennial applies specifically to winter hardy herbaceous plants.
A herbaceous plant is a plant that has leaves and stems that die down at the end of the growing season to the soil level. They have no persistent woody stem above ground however there are some plants classified as evergreen perennials. These do have some leaves and stems that remain throughout the winter. How good they look during the cold months really depends on the severity of the winter itself.
We offer an extensive selection of herbaceous perennial plants. As well as the ‘Old Favourites’ such as Lupins and Delphiniums, alpine perennials, grasses and ferns can be found in the outdoor sales area at the front of our Nursery.
Our perennial plant range continues to grow, as does the period of time in which they are available. A large quantity of 2 Ltr +, size plants are still grown on site, whilst we stock different price ranges in 1 Ltr pots supplied by two of the UK’s best growers. During peak perennial months (April to June), there are regularly more than 250 different varieties available.
Garden retail like it used to be.
Here at Clockhouse Nursery we pride ourselves in providing reasonably priced plants & the products you need to grow them effectively.
That is all.
So, no need to wade through the tide of unnecessary paraphernalia that you will find in most modern garden centres.
No need to worry about parking either as we have over 150 spaces available.
From 9am Friday 29th May 2020, we will be a CASHLESS establishment. This will be safer & cleaner for our staff. This measure will remain in place for the near future.
In the Spring and Summer we’re open 9am - 5pm, 7 Days a week, including Bank Holidays!
From Friday 29th May 2020, we will be CASHLESS. Accepted payment metohds: credit / debit cards (contctless or otherwise), Gift vouchers & voucher cards, Apple or Android Pay.
Here is a calender showing roughly what times of year different plants are available.
Our Autumn and Winter times are 9am - 4pm, 7 days a week.
(Nov 1st 2018 - Jan 31st 2019)
Not many Garden Centres can boast over ninety years of history, and yes, we have seen many changes over that period. Indeed change will continue as we strive always to supply the best in plants and facilities. One thing, however, will never change:
The core philosophy first introduced by Archibald John Mills way back in 1928 remains - the philosophy that built the company’s reputation, sustains it now, and will guide it in the future:
The best way to keep gardeners happy is to offer them plants of the highest quality, sold at reasonable prices.Read more