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

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Acers (Japanese Maples) – A firm favourite with their distinctive shaped foliage and stunning range of colours, they make for a real focal point in the garden. Slow growing and compact they are equally at home in your garden border or in a large container although they do like a sheltered location.

Prices from £17.99. Available at St John's Barnstaple (01271 343884) and St John's Ashford (01271 320525)
clematis

Clematis – an extremely popular climbing garden plant, clematis produce masses of flowers in a variety of shapes and colours. Easy to grow they love a sunny position and they will need support! Variety shown is a Clematis Jackmanii (other varieties are available).

Prices from £14.99. Available at St John's Barnstaple (01271 343884) and St John's Ashford (01271 320525)
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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)
Rhododendrons

Rhododendrons – Perfect for growing at the edge of a woodland border or a shady spot in your garden, they are equally at home in a pot or container but remember to use ericaceous compost. Colours range from pale pink to the more fiery reds and purples, rhododendrons put up a spectacular display of flowers early summer.

Prices from £17.99. Available at St John's Barnstaple (01271 343884) and St John's Ashford (01271 320525)
Azaleas

PLANT OF THE MOMENT – Azaleas, a popular flowering plant available in a range of colours from pale pink through to orange, red and purple. Perfect for growing in a shady bed or woodland garden, although they can cope with full sun. If planting in a garden pot remember to use ericaceous compost.

Prices from £8.99. Available at St John's Barnstaple (01271 343884) and St John's Ashford (01271 320525)
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Scabious – A pretty summer flowering plant that looks equally at home in an informal cottage garden border, a gravel garden or part of a wild flower meadow. The nectar-rich flowers are a magnet for pollinators and the seeds are great for birds too! Grow in full sun although they can tolerate some shade.

Prices from £9.99 Available at St John's Barnstaple (01271 343884) and St John's Ashford (01271 320525)
Ornamental Cherry

Ornamental Flowering Cherry – Attractive and versatile trees giving delightful spring colour when they are in full blossom. Many flowering cherries make an ideal tree for the smaller gardens as they don’t get too tall, cast only light shade and often have autumnal colour.

Prices from £62.99 Available at St John's Barnstaple (01271 343884) and St John's Ashford (01271 320525)
Nemesia

Nemesia – A colourful annual for your garden beds and borders, flowering in a range of colours often with contrasting centres. Wonderfully fragrant they will flower all through summer into autumn and are fantastic for attracting insects, especially bees and hover flies.

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