EDIBLES

Either herbs , vegatables or fruits, some are ornanental and there are (more unlikely but) some edibles in other sections, but these are the most obvious ones

MAIL ORDER

We are now using "At once couriers based in Tunbridge Wells)

All mail order prices have postage added automatically at checkout at the following rates, up to £50 of plants £12.00 is added and then for every next £50 of plants a further £8.00 is added.

Delivery is also available at £15.00 per hour drive time from Tunbridge Wells (FREE local delivery still).

Delivery to any shows we do is also FREE

Some larger plants will also become available as mail order specials in a 3 Litre size.For full details please go to the Nuts & Bolts button. Large orders may be sent in multiple packages. Mainland Great Britain only at the moment I'm afraid, anywhere else by request.
Not all plants are available for mail order (they may be the wrong size or out of stock or too low in numbers) but can still be on sale at the nursery. No minimum order. Any queries please do ask us as we try to be as transparent as possible.

EXPLANATION

USDA zones are zones of average minimum winter temperatures, e.g. zone 7 or less on a plant means it is hardy pretty well anywhere in the UK, zone 8 is still hardy but some plants may need some winter protection in areas of severe cold or exposure, zone 9 plants will need some winter protection unless in an urban or coastal situation, and zone 10 needs bringing indoors

CODES

Good for shade                  SHADE
Good for hot and dry         HOT
Good for damp areas         WET
Good for coasts                  BEACH
Good ground cover             COVER


Allium Ampeloprasum "Elephant Garlic"
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer   HEIGHT   3'   SPREAD   1'    ORIGIN    South Europe to Asia
HABITAT   rocky coastal areas   LIKES    full sun
NOTES  HOT  BEACH   USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST          3 Litre £5.50                Mail order not yet available


Allium Sativum Ophiosorodon "Serpent Garlic"
Perennial
FLOWERS  summer    HEIGHT   3'   SPREAD    2'   ORIGIN    Central Asia
HABITAT  scrub    LIKES    full sun well drained soil
NOTES   HOT   USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST         2 Litre £5.50                 


Allium Schoenoprasum "Chives"
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer   HEIGHT   6" to 10"   SPREAD    10" to 12"   ORIGIN    Northern Hemisphere
HABITAT   dry areas   LIKES    sunny site
NOTES   self seeds   USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST          2 Litre £5.50                   Mail order not yet available


Arbutus Unedo "Strawberry tree"
Evergreen tree
FLOWERS   autumn   HEIGHT   25'   SPREAD   25'    ORIGIN    Southeast Europe, Turkey and Lebanon
HABITAT   rocky woodland and scrub   LIKES    full sun acid soil
NOTES  HOT this tree is one of those that ticks all the right boxes   USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST         20 Litre £22.00             Mail order not available


Artemesia Dracunculus "Tarragon"
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS   late summer   HEIGHT   4'   SPREAD   1'   ORIGIN    Central and East Europe and South Russia
HABITAT   dry fields and scrub    LIKES    full sun and well drained soil
NOTES   HOT   USDA zone 3
POT SIZE/COST        4 Litre £8.00                 


Capparis Spinosa var Inermis "Caper Bush"
Evergreen shrub
FLOWERS   summer/white   HEIGHT    3'  SPREAD   10'   ORIGIN    South Europe to Asia and Pacific
HABITAT   rocky scrub    LIKES    sunny but well drained
NOTES  HOT    COVER  slow growing  USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST       4 litre £10.00                mail order not yet available


Ceratonia Siliqua "Carob Tree"
Evergreen tree
FLOWERS   spring/white   HEIGHT   33'   SPREAD    15'  ORIGIN    Mediterranean
HABITAT   woodland    LIKES    sunny site
NOTES   make your own chocolate   USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST        20 Litre £26.00            Mail order not available

Chamaemelum Nobile "Chamomile"
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS   summer/white   HEIGHT   6" to 9"   SPREAD   8"+   ORIGIN    West Europe
HABITAT   pastures & wasteland    LIKES    full sun
NOTES   not for walking on   USDA zone 3
POT SIZE/COST        1 Litre £3.00                


Chamaemelum Nobile Treneague "Lawn Chamomile"
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS   n/a   HEIGHT   3"   SPREAD   18"   ORIGIN    West Europe
HABITAT    pastures & wasteland   LIKES    full sun
NOTES  COVER  it's the one the queen walks on   USDA zone 3
POT SIZE/COST        1 Litre £3.00                


Cichorum Intybus "Chicory"
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer/blue   HEIGHT   4'   SPREAD   2'   ORIGIN    Mediterranean
HABITAT   dry scrub    LIKES    full sun
NOTES   HOT self seeds   USDA zone 3
POT SIZE/COST        4 Litre £8.00                 


Coffea Arabica "Coffee"
Evergreen shrub
FLOWERS  autumn/white    HEIGHT   10'   SPREAD   10'   ORIGIN    Tropical Africa and Asia
HABITAT   jungle    LIKES    part shade
NOTES   SHADE   USDA zone 10
POT SIZE/COST       7.5 litre £13.00                Mail order not available

Eriobotrya Japonica "Loquat"
Evergreen tree
FLOWERS   yellow fruit   HEIGHT   25'   SPREAD   15'   ORIGIN    Southeast China & Japan
HABITAT   woodland    LIKES    full sun to part shade
NOTES      USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST        20 Litre £26.00                Mail order not available


Ficus Carica Brown Turkey "Common Fig"
Shrub/tree
FLOWERS   summer   HEIGHT   10'+   SPREAD   12'   ORIGIN    Turkey and the Middle East
HABITAT   open woodland    LIKES    full sun to part shade
NOTES      USDA zone 7
POT SIZE/COST       20 Litre £26.00                  Mail order not available


Ficus Carica Rouge de Bordeaux
Details to be done


Foeniculum Vulgare "Fennel"
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer   HEIGHT   4'   SPREAD   1' to 2'   ORIGIN    Southern Europe
HABITAT   fertile meadows    LIKES    sunny site
NOTES   can self seed, not good for pot culture   USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST        3 Litre £6.00                    


Foeniculum Vulgare Purpurea "Fennel"
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer   HEIGHT  4'    SPREAD   1' to 2'   ORIGIN    Southern Europe
HABITAT   fertile meadows    LIKES    sunny site
NOTES   can self seed, not good for pot culture   USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST       3 Litre £6.00                     


Fragaria x Ananassa Cambridge Favorite
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer   HEIGHT   12"   SPREAD    24"+  ORIGIN    garden origin
HABITAT   light woodland and open areas    LIKES    full sun to part shade
NOTES  COVER  spreads by runners, well tasty  USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST       2 Litre £5.50                       


Fragaria Vesca "Alpine Strawberry"
Perennial
FLOWERS   all summer   HEIGHT   6"   SPREAD   12"+   ORIGIN    Europe
HABITAT    grassland and open woodland   LIKES    semi shade moist soil
NOTES  SHADE  very tasty, will spread by runners  USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST        1 Litre £3.00                      
Glycerhiza Glabra
details soon

Laurus Nobilis "Bay Tree"
Evergreen tree
FLOWERS   summer   HEIGHT   40'   SPREAD   30'   ORIGIN    Mediterranean
HABITAT   woodland and scrub    LIKES    sun to part shade
NOTES   slow growing   USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST        20 Litre £26.00                   Mail order not available


Levesticum Officinale "Lovage"
Perennial
FLOWERS   
summer   HEIGHT   6'   SPREAD   3'   ORIGIN    East Mediterranea
HABITAT    
alpine slopes   LIKES    full sun
NOTES   
HOT   USDA zone 4
POT SIZE/COST        4 Litre £8.00                      


Mellissa Officinalis "Lemon Balm"
Perennial
FLOWERS   autumn   HEIGHT   2' to 3'   SPREAD   2' to 3'   ORIGIN    South Europe
HABITAT   any damp wasteland    LIKES    sunny site
NOTES  COVER self seeds and spreads   USDA zone 4
POT SIZE/COST         2 Litre £5.50                   


Mentha Gentilis Variegata "Ginger Mint"
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer   HEIGHT   12"   SPREAD  36"    ORIGIN    garden origin
HABITAT   damp meadows    LIKES    sunny damp soil
NOTES  WET   COVER fast growing   USDA zone 6
POT SIZE/COST         2 Litre £5.50                 


Mentha Longifera "Silver Mint"
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer   HEIGHT   3'   SPREAD   2'+   ORIGIN    garden origin
HABITAT    damp meadows   LIKES    sunny damp soil
NOTES  WET    COVER fast growing   USDA zone 6
POT SIZE/COST        2 Litre £5.50                 


Mentha x Piperita "Peppermint"
Perennial
FLOWERS   late summer   HEIGHT   1' to 2'   SPREAD   2'+   ORIGIN    garden origin
HABITAT    damp bogs   LIKES    part shade and moist soil
NOTES   WET     COVER like many mint if kept in a pot needs splitting once a year  USDA zone 3
POT SIZE/COST        2 Litre £5.50                 


Mentha x Piperita Chocolate "Chocolate Mint"
Perennial
FLOWERS   late summer   HEIGHT   1' to 2'   SPREAD  2'+    ORIGIN    garden origin
HABITAT    damp bogs   LIKES    part shade, moist soil
NOTES  WET    COVER  and one for the ladies  USDA zone 3
POT SIZE/COST        2 Litre £5.50                 


Mentha x Piperita Citrata "Eau de Cologne Mint"
Perennial
FLOWERS   late summer   HEIGHT   1' to 2'   SPREAD   2'+   ORIGIN    garden origin
HABITAT    damp bogs   LIKES    part shade, moist soil
NOTES   
WET     COVER   USDA zone 3
POT SIZE/COST        2 Litre £5.50                


Mentha x Piperita Lime "Lime Mint"
Perennial
FLOWERS   late summer   HEIGHT  1' to 2'    SPREAD  2'+    ORIGIN    garden origin
HABITAT    damp bogs   LIKES    part shade, moist soil
NOTES   WET     COVER   USDA zone 3
POT SIZE/COST        2 litre £5.50                  


Mentha Suaveleons "Applemint"
Perennial
FLOWERS   late summer   HEIGHT   3'   SPREAD  2'+    ORIGIN    South Europe, Mediterranean
HABITAT    damp bogs   LIKES    part shade, moist soil
NOTES  WET     COVER  Bo Peep and Mary's favorite plant  USDA zone 6
POT SIZE/COST        2 Litre £5.50                 


Mentha Suaveleons Variegata "Pineapple Mint"
Perennial
FLOWERS   late summer   HEIGHT   1' to 2'   SPREAD   2'+   ORIGIN    South Europe and Mediterranean
HABITAT   damp bogs    LIKES    part shade, damp soil
NOTES   WET    COVER   USDA zone 6
POT SIZE/COST        2 Litre £5.50                  


Mentha Spicata "Spearmint"
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer   HEIGHT    3'  SPREAD   3'+   ORIGIN    garden origin
HABITAT    damp meadows   LIKES    sunny site
NOTES  WET     COVER  butch  USDA zone 3
POT SIZE/COST       2 Litre £5.50                    


Mentha Spicata Crispa "Curly Spearmint"
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer   HEIGHT   3'   SPREAD  3'    ORIGIN    garden origin
HABITAT   damp meadows    LIKES    sunny site
NOTES   WET     COVER   USDA zone 3
POT SIZE/COST        2 Litre £5.50                   


Olea Europaea "Olive"
Evergreen tree
FLOWERS   summer   HEIGHT   30'   SPREAD   30'   ORIGIN    Mediterranean
HABITAT    dry rocky places   LIKES    full sun and well drained soil
NOTES   HOT   USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST       20 Litre £26.00                  Mail order not available


Opuntia Ficus Indica "Indian Fig"
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS   early summer/yellow   HEIGHT   15'   SPREAD  15'    ORIGIN    Mexico
HABITAT   desert scrub    LIKES    full sun, well drained
NOTES   HOT dry in winter, beware the spines  USDA zone 9
POT SIZE/COST        7.5 litre £13.00                 Mail order not available

Origanum Onites "French Majoram"
Perennial
FLOWERS   late summer    HEIGHT   24"   SPREAD   12"   ORIGIN    Mediterranean
HABITAT   alpine grassland   LIKES    full sun
NOTES      USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST       2 Litre £5.50                     


Origanum Rosenkuppel
Semi-evergreen perennial
FLOWERS   late summer    HEIGHT   1'   SPREAD   2'   ORIGIN    garden origin
HABITAT   upland grassland   LIKES    sunny site
NOTES      USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST      2 Litre £5.50                      


Origanum Vulgare "Oregano"
Semi-evergreen perennial
FLOWERS   late summer    HEIGHT   1' to 2'   SPREAD   1' to 3'   ORIGIN    Europe
HABITAT   upland grassland   LIKES    sunny site
NOTES   self seeds   USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST       2 Litre £5.50                      


Origanum Vulgare Aureum "Oregano"
Semi-evergreen perennial
FLOWERS    late summer   HEIGHT  1'    SPREAD   1' to 3'   ORIGIN    Europe
HABITAT   upland grassland   LIKES    sunny site
NOTES   self seeds   USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST      2 Litre £5.50                       


Origanum Vulgare Compactum
Semi-evergreen perennial
FLOWERS   late summer    HEIGHT   6"   SPREAD   12"   ORIGIN    Europe
HABITAT   upland grassland   LIKES    sunny site
NOTES      USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST      1 Litre £3.00                       


Origanum Vulgare Gold Tip "Oregano"
Semi-evergreen perennial
FLOWERS   late summer    HEIGHT   1'   SPREAD   1' to 3'   ORIGIN    Europe
HABITAT   upland grassland   LIKES    sunny site
NOTES   self seeds   USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST      2 Litre £5.50                       


Origanum Vulgare ssp Hirtum "Greek Majoram"
Semi-evergreen perennial
FLOWERS   late summer    HEIGHT   1' to 2'   SPREAD   1' to 3'   ORIGIN    Greece
HABITAT   upland grassland   LIKES    sunny site
NOTES   self seeds   USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST       2 Litre £5.50                      


Physalis Peruvianus "Cape Gooseberry"
Perennial
FLOWERS   late summer    HEIGHT   4'   SPREAD  4'    ORIGIN    Peru
HABITAT   coastal and open areas   LIKES    sun to part shade, moist soil
NOTES  BEACH   fruits heavily   USDA zone 9
POT SIZE/COST        4 Litre £8.00                      


Pinus Pinea "Stone Pine"
Evergreen tree
FLOWERS   edible nuts    HEIGHT   50' to 70'   SPREAD   20' to 40'   ORIGIN    Mediterranean
HABITAT   woody slopes   LIKES    full sun
NOTES      USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST      20 Litre £22.00       Mail order special 3 Litre £7.00  


Psidium Guajava "Guava"
Evergreen shrub
FLOWERS    summer   HEIGHT   To 30'   SPREAD   10'   ORIGIN    Tropical South America
HABITAT   forest   LIKES    full sun
NOTES      USDA zone 9/10
POT SIZE/COST       10 Litre £15.00                   Mail order not available


Rosemarinus Officinalis "Rosemary"
Evergreen shrub
FLOWERS   summer    HEIGHT   3'   SPREAD    5'  ORIGIN    Mediterranean
HABITAT   scrub, woodland & stony areas   LIKES    full sun, well drained soil
NOTES   HOT   USDA zone 6
POT SIZE/COST       4 Litre £8.00                     


Rosemarinus Officinalis Alba "Rosemary"
Evergreen shrub
FLOWERS    summer   HEIGHT   3'   SPREAD   5'   ORIGIN    Mediterranean
HABITAT   scrub, woodland & stony areas   LIKES    full sun, well drained soil
NOTES   HOT   USDA zone 6
POT SIZE/COST      4 Litre £8.00               


Rosemarinus Officinalis Benenden Blue "Rosemary"
Evergreen shrub
FLOWERS   summer    HEIGHT   5'   SPREAD   5'   ORIGIN    Mediterranean
HABITAT   scrub, woodland & stony areas   LIKES    full sun, well drained soil
NOTES   HOT   USDA zone 6
POT SIZE/COST      4 Litre £8.00                        


Rosemarinus Officinalis Sheila Dore "Rosemary"
Evergreen shrub
FLOWERS    summer   HEIGHT   1'   SPREAD   4'   ORIGIN    Mediterranean
HABITAT   scrub, woodland & stony areas   LIKES    full sun, well drained soil
NOTES  HOT    COVER    USDA zone 6
POT SIZE/COST      4 Litre £8.00                    mail order not yet available


Rosemarinus Officinalis Sissinghurst Blue "Rosemary"
Evergreen shrub
FLOWERS   summer    HEIGHT    5'  SPREAD    5'  ORIGIN    Mediterranean
HABITAT   scrub, woodland & stony areas   LIKES    full sun, well drained soil
NOTES   HOT   USDA zone 6
POT SIZE/COST      4 Litre £8.00                        


Rubus Idaeus Glen Prosen "Raspberry"
Shrub
FLOWERS   summer    HEIGHT    6'  SPREAD  4'    ORIGIN    garden origin
HABITAT   forest and clearings   LIKES    sun to shade
NOTES   tight thicket forming   USDA zone 4
POT SIZE/COST       4 Litre £8.00                         


Rubus Idaeus Malling Delight "Raspberry"
Shrub
FLOWERS   summer    HEIGHT    6'  SPREAD   4'   ORIGIN    garden origin
HABITAT  forest and clearings    LIKES    sun to shade
NOTES   tight thicket forming   USDA zone 4
POT SIZE/COST      4 Litre £8.00                        


Rumex Scutatus "French Sorrel"
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer    HEIGHT   24"   SPREAD  6"    ORIGIN    Europe, West Asia and North Africa
HABITAT  wasteland and streamsides    LIKES    sunny site
NOTES      USDA zone 6
POT SIZE/COST       2 Litre £5.50                       


Salvia Officinalis "Sage"
Evergreen shrub
FLOWERS   late summer    HEIGHT   24" to 36"   SPREAD    18"  ORIGIN    Mediterranean and North Africa
HABITAT  dry grassland and stony areas    LIKES    full sun and dry
NOTES   HOT   USDA zone
POT SIZE/COST      4 Litre £8.00                       


Sanguisorba Minor "Burnet"
Perennial
FLOWERS   late summer    HEIGHT    36"  SPREAD   12"   ORIGIN    Mediterranean and Southwest Asia
HABITAT   dry grassland   LIKES    full sun to part shade
NOTES      USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST       2 Litre £5.50                      


Solanum Muricatum "Melon Pear"
Evergreen shrub
FLOWERS    summer   HEIGHT   3'   SPREAD   3'   ORIGIN    Peru and Chile
HABITAT   woodland   LIKES    sunny site
NOTES   can be grown in a conservatory for all year round fruit, very tasty   USDA zone 10
POT SIZE/COST      4 Litre £10.00                        


Stachys Affinis "Chinese Artichoke"
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer    HEIGHT   2'   SPREAD   3'   ORIGIN    China
HABITAT   grassland   LIKES    sunny site
NOTES   edible roots   USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST       2 Litre £5.50                        


Tanacetum Parthenium Aurem "Golden feverfew"
Perennial
FLOWERS    summer   HEIGHT   18" to 24"   SPREAD   12"   ORIGIN    Europe to Caucases
HABITAT   dry slopes and meadows   LIKES    full sun, well drained soil
NOTES   short lived but self seeds   USDA zone 6
POT SIZE/COST       2 Litre £5.50                       


Thymus Vulgaris "Thyme"
Evergreen shrub
FLOWERS   summer    HEIGHT   6" to 12"   SPREAD   16"   ORIGIN    West Mediterranean to Italy
HABITAT   dry grassland   LIKES    full sun and well drained soil
NOTES HOT  self seeds    USDA zone 7
POT SIZE/COST       2 Litre £5.50                        


Thymus Vulgaris French "Thyme"
Evergreen shrub
FLOWERS   summer    HEIGHT   4" to 8"   SPREAD   10"   ORIGIN    France
HABITAT   dry grassland   LIKES    full sun and well drained soil
NOTES  HOT very neat habit   USDA zone 7
POT SIZE/COST      2 Litre £5.50