Garden Plants

Our plants, shrubs and trees for the garden change with the seasons and are a very comprehensive selection of what will grow successfully in North Devon.

This experience has been gained over the many years we have run our own nursery and plant propagation centre.

Our knowledgeable staff are always available for advice on all things horticultural. Whether you just need one plant to fill a border, a drift to show off their full potential or a well-positioned tree, we can help.

Flowering, fragrant, colourful, architectural, bold or subtle – we have it all.

Some of our seasonal selected plants are shown.

Selected Garden Plants

fruit trees

Fruit Trees – Come and see our extensive collection of fruit trees in store. Choose from better known varieties such as apple, pear, plum and cherry to the more unusual mulberry and medlar. Need advice as to which is the best fruit tree for your garden? Ask our knowledgeable staff to help you choose.

Prices from £42.00. Available at St John's Barnstaple (01271 343884) and St John's Ashford (01271 320525)
Hebe

Hebes – Excellent ground cover plants which flower over a long period and are an important source of nectar and pollen in late summer/autumn. Variety shown is the Hebe ‘Donna’ a stunning tri colour hebe which will flower up to the first frosts.

Prices from £8.99. Available at St John's Barnstaple (01271 343884) and St John's Ashford (01271 320525)
pampas grass

Ornamental Grasses – Our PLANT OF THE MOMENT! A worthy addition to any garden, ornamental grasses give a sense of movement and shape. Available in many different shapes, colours and sizes they can be planted directly into your border or can look equally stunning in a pot.

Prices from £8.99. Available at St John's Barnstaple (01271 343884) and St John's Ashford (01271 320525)
Olive 3

Olive Tree – An evergreen tree/bush with distinctive grey-green leathery leaves. Green fruits ripening to black in a long hot summer. Reasonably frost hardy, plant in a sunny, sheltered position protected from cold winds. Olive trees can live up to 2,000 years!

Prices from £24.99. Available at St John's Barnstaple (01271 343884) and St John's Ashford (01271 320525)
japanese anemone

Japanese Anemones – A stunning show of flowers late summer into autumn, Japanese Anemones have pretty flowers in shades of white and pink on attractive long stemmed foliage. Suitable for light shade or even woodlands, cut back after flowering.

Prices from £9.99. Available at St John's Barnstaple (01271 343884) and St John's Ashford (01271 320525)
tree fern

Tree Ferns (Dicksonia antarctica) – One of the oldest plants in the world and perfect for adding a touch of drama to your garden. Slow growing these architectural plants need a sheltered shady garden out of direct sunlight.

Prices from £399 (5') Available only at St John's Barnstaple. Please phone 01271 343884 for further details.
Hydrangea 2

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Bodensee’ – These large hydrangea bushes standing around 4′ are a compact deciduous shrub with toothed, veined mid-green leaves and large rounded clusters of pale blue/pale pink flowers in summer.

Prices from £49.99. Available at St John's Barnstaple (01271 343884) and St John's Ashford (01271 320525)
Skimmia

Skimmia japonica – Add year round interest to your shady beds and borders with this neat evergreen shrub. Fragrant spring flowers are followed by red/white berries. Some varieties have decorative long lasting berries in autumn and winter.

Prices from £5.99. Available at St John's Barnstaple (01271 343884) and St John's Ashford (01271 320525)
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