Welcome to the green gardeners paradise! Here at Caves Folly Plant Nurseries all our plants , Perennials Plants, Alpines, Herbs and Vegetables are grown in organic , peat free compost, making us a popular choice for wildlife fr...
Specialist growers of organic,peat free plants.
Here at Caves Folly Nurseries all our plants for the garden, perennials and alpines are grown in organic, peat free compost, making us a popular choice for the wildlife friendly gardener. Plants are available...
We grow a selection of Alpine and rock plants suitable for rockeries and borders. Most Alpines have a compact habit and will tolerate extreme heat and extreme cold. Plants are hardy and generally easy to maintain, all need free draining soil.
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With environmental pressures such as loss of habitat and use of harmful insecticides it is so important for gardeners to provide little havens for these insects. Choose from the selection of plants below, all of which are attractive to bees and butterfly's.
Large yellow knapweed is a fabulous plant for the border. Flowers are bold and colourful and attract butterflies from miles around!
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Erigeron Sea Breeze
This daisy loves poor soil and a sunny position.Flowers freely all summer.
Good for pollinators.
Erigeron Sea Breeze is a hardy semi-evergreen plant with pink daisies. Flowers all summer.
Likes a sunny free draining position.
Excellent for pollinators.
Q. Are organic plants any different and do they mind being planted in non organic soil?
A. The difference is they have not been forced by slow release fertilizers in the pot. Our plants have slightly less forced growth on top but have a far su...
All plants listed are Perennials unless marked - Biennials are marked (Bi) and Half Hardy (HH)
Plants marked with * are grown to soil association standard GB-ORG-05 UK. AGRICULTURE
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All these perennials and Alpines enjoy a sunny position, check each plant description to find out the suitable soil condition.
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As we are certified by the soil Association this means that our environmental policies have to be of the highest standards.We use no chemical sprays or artificial fertilizers on the plants or the nursery. All our plants are...
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Inula Hookeri or ' Fleabane'.
This hardy perennial has a bright yellow fluffy daisy in
Pollinators love these daisies.
Leucanthemum x superbum 'Droitwich Beauty'.
This compact shasta daisy with frilly petals
is a useful middle of the border plant and provides excellent late colour.
Bees and butterflies are attracted to these daisies.
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SOIL ASSOCIATION GB-ORG-05 UK AGRICULTURE
License no. G7379
All our plants are grown in organically Certified Peat Free compost. However some plants are from non-organic sources such as seed, bare root or plu...
Due disruption of the postal service owing to the Covid-19 Coronavirus and this presenting a risk of plants being left sitting in boxes for days, we are currently only delivering locally.
If you live within the following postcodes (WR13, WR14, HR8)...
All the plants in this section preffer some shade from the sun. They are ideal plants for borders shaded by shrubs and trees or close to hedges and fences.
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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. The term is also widely used to distinguish plants with little or no woody ...
Welcome to our organic and peat free nursery. All our plants are grown in organic, peat free compost. Choose from our range of herbaceous perennials, alpines and bulb plants for sale. We specialise in organic, peat free garden plants. We are a ...
Achillea millefolium Salmon Pink
Flat heads of deep Salmon pink flowers all summer. Attracts Bees and Butterflies .
Anthemis Sauce Hollandaise or Dyers chamomile is a must for any sunny border.There are so many daisies on this plant it is impossible to see the leaves! A great plant for a sunny border with creamy yellow flowers all summer. Like all daisies the insects...
Arabis blepharophylla Spring Charm
Arabis blepharophylla Spring Charm is delightfull evergreen rock plant with deep pink scented flowers from Feb- May. Also looks good in pots with bulbs and other spring flowers.
Arenaria montana forms a evergreen clump with masses of large, pure white flowers all through spring. A stunning plant for the front of the border or rockery.
Artemisia schmidtiana Nana has beautiful soft silver foliage and is ideal for the front of a border or the Alpine garden. The silver foliage is a good companion to other flowering plants such as Nepeta, Dianthus etc.
Plant in a sunny border.
Alpine Campanula Stella is covered in masses of bright blue stars from May through until the end of the summer.
Campanula takesimana Elizabeth
Large pink bell flowers up to 5cm long are bourne freely from June to July.
Bees and other pollinators love it.
Carex testacea is a useful plant for the border or a container. The orange and green leaves are evergreen making it a striking addition to the border in winter. Tiny sedge like flowers are bourne on the ends of the leaves in summer It will grow well ...
Coreopsis rosea American Dream
This delightful little plant is useful for the front of the border providing masses of pink flowers from July to Sept.
Good for Hoverflies and Bees.
Cynara carunculus (cardoon) is a stunning plant. With huge silver leaves in the growing season it is a good foliage plant. Large purple thistles appear on 2m. flower stems in late summer. Like most of the Asteraceae family bees and butterflies adore ...
Dianthus Whatfield Gem
Alpine pinks are great plants for the rock garden or as edging along the front of the border.
With red wavy edged scented flowers this compact plant flowers from late spring to the end of summer.
Dorinicum Little Leo, or Leopards Bane, is a very pretty perennial for early colour in the borders, flowering from March to May it also provides early pollen for insects.The yellow daisies are bright and cheerful and frost resistant.
Echinacea purpurea is a beautiful perennial, a pink essential for any herbaceous border.
Flowers all summer leaving cone seed heads which are good winter feed for the birds.
Sun or partial shade , preffers good soil which retains some moisture ...
Erodium x variable Bishops Form
This gorgeous little Alpine has pink flowers all through spring and summer on a a small mound.
Eryngium Planum is a small flowered Sea holly with masses of small silver/blue flowers in summer. The seed heads dry well for flower arranging,or simply leave them as bird seed
Enjoys a sunny well drained position and a ttracts hover flies and similar...
Fragaria Pink Panda ticks all the boxes! It has bright pink flowers all summer followed by reasonable sized edible strawberries. Plant at the front of the border or in containers.
Blackbirds love the fruit!
Gaillardia Arizona Sun has stunning bright orange and yellow flowers all summer. Good for cutting.
Plant in a sunny spot with good free draining soil. Butterflies fight for this plant!
Geranium sanguineum Lancastriense is one of my favourite Geraniums. Whatever the weather throws at it delightful pink flowers always appear from June to August.
Gypsophila Cerastioides or Alpine Baby's Breath is a little Alpine gem. A creeping plant covered in small white flowers with purple veins in spring.
Enjoys a sunny spot in the rock garden or front of the border in well drained soil.
Heliopsis Helianthoides is as vigorous as its name! It is a wonderful easy to grow Perennial useful for hiding that ugly fence or filling in a space at the back of the herbaceous border. Covered in bright yellow daises from August to November.
Hesperantha coccineus major, or flag lily, are fabulous plants. Major seems to be totally hardy and has scarlet flowers from September until the first hard frosts. This year mine were still flowering in January!
Plant in free draining soil with lots...
Imperata cylindrica Red Baron or Japanese blood grass is stunning grass with green and scarlet leaves .This is a moisture loving plant so put in moist soil or grow it in a container with a water retaining tray under it. I have found mine always grow better...
Knautia Jardin d'en Face is covered in lilac 'Scabious like' blooms from August through to October. It is a useful source of late pollen for insects such as Bees. A good plant for the middle of the border. Looks good with late flowering grasses and R...
Knautia macedonica Melton Pastels are stunning. Various shades of pinks and mauve are a delight in the border from June to november. These plants are a magnet for Bees and Butterflies. They will thrive in any sunny spot with good well drained soil.
Lavandula angustifoilia Hidcote is a deep purple/blue English lavender.The plants are compact and make a beautiful compact hedge or as a specimen plant.Plant in a sunny position and the bees will find it as soon as the first flower opens!
Lavandula Little Lady is a lovely compact English lavender. One of the earliest to flower it has pale blue flowers from May to August. It is an ideal plant for the edge of a sunny border,hedge or container. Attracts Bees and other pollinators.
Leptinella Squalida Platts Black is a creeping Herbaceous plant ideal for Damp borders or to fill in cracks between paving and rocks. With almost fern like green and bronze leaves and white flowers in summer. Great ground cover for damp shady corner. ...
Lobelia cardinalis Queen Victoria has stunning dark red leaves with vivid scarlet flowers from July to August. Looks wonderful in a moist border or bog garden. Plant in good moist soil in the sun or partial shade.
Lobelia Siphilitica Blue is a very attractive plant for a moist,shady spot. It is covered in a mass of Deep blue flower spikes from July to September.
Good for Bees and other pollinators.
Lychnis flos-cuculi White Robin is a white form of our native Ragged Robin. This plant is one of my favourite, with white flowers appearing from early spring to summer, it seems to always have a flower on it! Grows well in moist soil. Naturalises well...
Lythrum virgatum Rosy Gem or pink loosestrife will flourish in a border that is often wet. The tall pink flower spikes make a superb show in summer.
This variety attracts Butterflies and Bees like a magnet.
Nepeta racemosa Amelia is a pink flowering cat mint .It is an ideal plant for the middle of a well drained sunny border and flowers all summer.Attracts Butterflies, moths and Bees.
Oxalis Adenophylla or silver shamrock,is an Alpine bulb. The wonderfull combination of silver leaves with pink and white flowers look good in a gravel garden .
Parahebe catarractae Porlock is ideal for the rockery or front of the border.
Evergreen foliage is covered in lilac flowers with a dark red centre which flower from June all through summer.Well drained. sun
Parahebe catarractae is an evergreen sub-shrub. In summer it is covered in white flower spikes with delicate lilac markings in the centre.
Penstemon Apple Blossom provides reliable colour all through summer into late Autumn. Penstemon Apple Blossom is a soft pink with a white throat. Ideal for any sunny border and hardy in most winters.
The tubular flowers provide nectar all summer for...
Penstemon Sour Grapes is covered in large purple flowers all summer. This Penstemon is a winner for any sunny border and is always full of bees.
Phlox subulata McDaniels cushion is a vivid pink alpine Phlox. The flowers are incredibly vibrant and brighten up the darkest corners of the garden.
Primula Denticulata or Drumstick Primula provide some lovely bright early colour.I grow these Primula from seed so there are a lovely selection of purples,pinks and white.They are hardy and will grow almost anywhere with a bit of moisture in the soil....
Primula japonica Millers Crimson has bright green leaves which highlight the crimson flowers beautifully.Flowers are produced freely from May to July.Grow them in Sun or partial shade in moist soil.Bees and insects like these flowers.
Rhodohypoxis baurii is a delightful South African tuberous plant with bright pink flowers all summer. It is ideal for Alpine troughs or gravel gardens. In Africa it grows in areas of high rainfall in summer and dry in the Winter . I have grown this ...
Rudbeckia fulgida var.deamii, or orange cone flower, is my favourite Rudbeckia. The dark green foliage is covered in yellow daisies from July to October. Great for all insects especially Butterflies, no border should be without this plant!
Scabiosa japonica Ritz Blue or Japanese pincushion flower is ideal for the sunny rock garden or container.The lilac flower heads are borne on top of a compact mound of foliage all summer. Like all Scabious the Bees and other pollinators love this plant....
What a huge name for such a pretty little plant.Sedum floriferum 'Weihenstephaner Gold' is a superb plant. The foliage is green with red stems and pink buds so it looks attractive even when its not in flower. Yellow flowers cover the plant in spring and...
Verbascum Cotswold Queen is an evergreen Verbascum with deep yellow flowers. It is ideal for the back of a border or in a gravel area. The yellow flowers have bright red centres and flower from May to July. Good for attracting pollinators to the gard...
This plant has become a firm favourite for Summer and Autumn colour. Heads of purple flowers seem to dance on long stems. Although plants tend to disappear after a couple of seasons they always set seed somewhere else.
Viola sororia Freckles has white flowers spotted with violet blue freckles from early March to May.
Partial shade, good soil.
Good early flower for Bees.
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All these plants will tolerate shade. However shady areas are often very dry,so prepare the soil well and add plenty of old compost or rotted manure to retain the moisture.
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Due disruption of the postal service due to Covid-19 and this presenting a risk of plants being left sitting in boxes for days, we are currently only delivering locally. If you live within the following postcodes (WR13, WR14, HR8) you can still use our...
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Sisyrinchium Californian Blue Skies is a delightful alpine plant . This variety makes a decent clump and does not seed.
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