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Pirianda gardens

Pirianda Garden Pirianda is situated 200m from my nursery. Its a collection of mainly deciduous and coniferous trees in parts underplanted with Rhododendron, Kalmia and Camellia. The plantings were started in the 1920s and were added to by the Ansel family in the 1960s and 70s. There is a row of copper beech lining the […]


It was never my intention to accumulate Hosta as one of my collections and I have not deliberately sought them out but rather they have come to me. A great friend who had collected Hosta for many years suddenly decided she had enough of them and that I was to be the recipient of her […]


The rise in popularity of indoor plants is a phenomena which crept up on me, initially I had just a smattering of requests and would offer Haemanthus albiflos or Pseudopanax lessonii. This was the extent of plants I sold which have the potential to grow indoors. However when the requests changed from a trickle to […]