Progress shot of part of a larger scheme. Designed. Built. Planted. 2021. Looking forward to seeing it fill out over the next few years. 🌸🌿
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Awesome new guest blog from Viridis

Ryan banishes the traditional notions of planting certain plants and certain times of year and explains how, with a little care, we can plant out of season.

NB: The photos in this blogpost are not to be missed either!
Mark Draper is spacing out thousands of plants today with help from the team. Looking forward to seeing the garden come to life over the summer. You can find full details of all our services on our website: or call us on 01452 770273 for more details. Viridis
Photos from a recent site visit to the Nether Alderley project. The setts are looking gorgeous. The hard landscaping is almost complete, with the plants from Viridis due for delivery next Monday. Can't wait to see it all finished ☺️

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Did you know Viridis Plants are an Affiliated Business Partner of the SGD?

Viridis Plants proudly work with several members of the SGD as well as exhibit and talk at some of their SGD events.

Viridis will be exhibiting at the SGD Garden Designers Conference at The Royal Geographical Society on 18th November, Stand Number 19.
Ryan will be in attendance to introduce Viridis Plants and to answer any questions you may have.

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Henry Thomas, Viridis Plants Sales and James Oldham, of our Boningale purchasing department are spending the day with the YPHA as they visit two Midland based businesses as part of the YPHA face to face events.

The day will start with a factory tour of Haws watering cans followed by an afternoon tour of David Austin Roses and a talk from guest speaker -

The Young People in Horticulture Association (YPHA) is a great initiative aiming to better facilitate, educate and innovate young people in horticulture and one that Boningale supports and the great work they do.

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Phlox paniculata cultivars

Phlox paniculata cultivars are a great addition to any sunny border but can also grow in partial shade. Phlox paniculata cultivars are upright growing and form nice clumps that usually need little supporting. They come in a vast range of colours so there is a Phlox that will suit any garden colour scheme. Attractive to pollinators and further offering scented flowers.

• Attractive to pollinators
• Fragrant flowers
• Grows well in Sun and partial shade
• Scented

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Cercis siliquastrum

Cercis siliquastrum is a small to medium sized bushy tree, grown for its pink to lilac pea like flowers that are borne on the stem and branches themselves, even sometimes on the trunk with the flowers being great for pollinators. With its bushy rounded habit and being from the Mediterranean it loves as much sun as possible. Autumn gives it even more attraction when it turns yellow before the shedding its leaves leaving a architectural bare tree.

• Architectural
• Spring flowers
• Flowers are great for pollinators.

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Anemone 'Wild Swan'

Anemone 'Wild Swan' a previous winner of RHS Chelsea Plant of the year, is a fantastic plant that has an extended flowering period and is perfect for dappled shaded areas. Its buds are almost grey blue before opening to pure white. The grey blue petals remain to give extra impact and can be grown in all most soil types as long as the soil is not too dry.

• Long flowering period
• Beneficial to insects
• Can be grown most in soil types
• Great for planting in shade

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Eryngium bourgatii

Eryngium bourgatii is a fantastic hardy plant that survives all but wet cold soils. It is one of the best blue flowering plants contrasted by silver foliage, forming an architectural low layer to a planting scheme. The flower heads can be left through winter which add a structural eliminant to the garden while providing a food source for birds such as gold finches. Happiest in full sun!

• Wildlife attracting
• Hardy
• Food source for birds

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Buddleja davidii 'Royal Red'

Buddleja davidii 'Royal Red' is medium to large shrub that is a great garden filler with its long arching branches. As its common names implies it is fantastic for attracting and providing for butterflies as well as bees. It is covered in purple-red scented flowers throughout summer. This shrub is fully hardy and can grow in any soil in full sun to part shade.

• Buddleja davidii 'Royal Red' has an AGM.
• Perfect for wildlife
• Fully hardy and can grow in any soil
• Covered in purple-red scented flowers throughout summer

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Hydrangea 'Annabelle'

Hydrangea 'Annabelle' is a fantastic and very popular shrub which flowers right through summer and has large white mop heads. These plants produce neat plants and work well in mixed borders and even as an informal hedge. ‘Annabelle’ Makes the perfect backdrop to spring and summer perennials. Can be grown in full sun to partial shade.

• Hydrangea 'Annabelle' has an AGM
• Flowers right through summer
• Can be grown in full sun to partial shade
• Excellent as a backdrop to other smaller perennials

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Ceanothus 'Puget Blue'

Ceanothus 'Puget Blue' is one of the hardiest Ceanothus and is great at adding year-round interest with its evergreen foliage and vivid blue flowers that form in early summer. Can be used as a medium sized shrub in a border or as a wall shrub if space is limited. The bright blue flowers in early summer are a magnet for bees and butterflies with the evergreen foliage making a great shelter for birds.

• Ceanothus 'Puget Blue' has an AGM
• Flowers in early summer
• One of the hardiest Ceanothus
• The bright blue flowers in early summer attract bees

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Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm'

Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm' is a robust form of Rudbeckia that adds a mass of colour to a border. Bright yellow flowers are bourn throughout the summer until the first frosts. Works well planted among grasses and other perennials with its habit requiring little support.
Great used in a prairie style planting scheme and fantastic at attracting pollinators such as bees and butterflies.

• Bright yellow flowers
• Fantastic at attracting pollinators
• Great to be used in a prairie style planting
• Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm' has an AGM

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Lonicera 'Scentsation'

Lonicera 'Scentsation' is a fantastic deciduous climber with a mass of amazingly fragrant flowers through summer and Autumn. Flowers are followed by red berries in the autumn that not only add additional interest but are a valuable food source for birds. using this climber on a wall or trellis allows you to create height and screening in a small space. Fully hardy and none invasive this climber is an excellent choice.

• Fragrant flowers
• Red berries produced are food source for birds
• Fully hardy
• Flowers through summer and autumn

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Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'

Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' is one of the best lavenders to add colour and attract pollinators while staying compact. Perfect for using as an informal hedge, in pots or in a mixed border. Plant near paths or doors to make the most of its aroma that fills the air on a sunny summer’s day.

• Scent & colour
• Compact
• Attracts pollinators
• Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' has an AGM

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Pennisetum villosum

Pennisetum villosum is a versatile grass that forms clumps that are covered with tuffs of feathery whitish-green flowers. An excellent addition to a prairie style garden or adding interest and movement to a border. Can be added in amongst other perennials or planted on mass. Flowers can be left over winter to add interest as well as food for birds.

• Pennisetum villosum has an AGM
• An excellent addition to a prairie style garden
• Can be added in amongst other perennials or planted on mass
• Beneficial to birds

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Verbena bonariensis

Verbena bonariensis is an excellent choice for adding height colour and movement to a boarder while staying airy and open. Great for attracting wildlife such as bees and butterflies, they wave gently in amongst and above perennials and shrubs. Short lived but it will self-seed so can easily create a naturalistic look within a boarder.

• Verbena bonariensis has an AGM
• Great for attracting wildlife
• Ideal for adding height, colour and movement to a boarder
• short lived but it will self-seed

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Fatsia japonica

Fatsia japonica is a great evergreen shrub to add year-round interest growing very well in shady areas. Its large glossy palmate leaves give a tropical feel while being hardy in a sheltered location. Can be used to add height to a border and works well as a foil for other flowering plants.

• Fatsia japonica has an AGM.
• Tropical feel
• Evergreen shrub

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Echinacea's have become one of the quintessential prairie style plants and a must have for any sunny boarder. They add colour, texture and movement throughout the summer months and are perfect for a mixed planting scheme. They are one of the best plants for attracting pollinators into the garden having a long flowering period.

• Ideal for a Sunny border
• Many varieties have an AGM
• Great for attracting pollinators
• Perfect for mixed or a prairie style planting

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Magnolia grandiflora

Magnolia grandiflora is an evergreen large shrub or small tree. Very versatile it can be used as a specimen plant or used as a screening plant at the back of a border. It has large glossy dark green oblong - elliptic leaves with a rusty brown underside which creates a dramatic contrast all year. It has large cup shaped fragrant flowers that are produced late summer through to autumn.

• Can be grown in any soil condition
• Evergreen foliage will give structure and excellent foil
• Late Summer/Autumn flowering

Photos from Viridis's post 26/07/2023

The Viridis team were invited to East Cheshire Hospice Last week alongside Creative Gardens & Driveways owner David Hadley to meet the hospice team after donating £1,000 worth of plants for use throughout the hospices public areas including courtyards.

Plants were carefully selected for each area including welcoming shrubs for the entrance driveway, edible herbs for the kitchen garden, and sweet-scented blooms for the sensory garden. The courtyards offer a space for patients, families, and staff to relax and get closer to nature, with some of the wards backing onto the courtyards enjoying the view through open doors and allowing the scent of the floral display to come into the wards on the breeze.

The Hospice that actively encourages environmental responsibility amongst its staff, volunteers, supply chain and trustees offer a warm and welcoming space for adults facing life limiting illnesses, serving the communities of Macclesfield, Buxton, Congleton, High Legh, High Peak, Knutsford, Poynton, Wilmslow and the surrounding areas. Providing care, comfort and support to patients and their families.

Michelle Brown of East Cheshire Hospice , Ryan Simpson of Viridis and David Hadley of Creative Gardens and Driveways Cheshire pictured, were delighted to be asked to support the hospice with the courtyard makeover which they will be entering into this year’s Britan in Bloom Competition.

We wish them luck and thank them for the great support and work they do.

Timeline photos 11/07/2023

Viridis Plants are delighted to announce they have become an SGD Affiliated Business Partner, of the Society of Garden Designers.

Viridis have long been advocates of the Society of Garden designers and the great work they do in supporting its members and the industry.

We very much look forward to working with the society and its members in the future.

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The Viridis Plants Team were approached by our friends at the Landscape Show to assist in dressing their stand at the summer and outdoor living exhibition – SOLEX being held at the NEC Birmingham 10th – 12th July.

The team were more than happy to help, selecting some stunning Acer varieties to add interest and colour, Photinia ‘Red Robin’ multi-stem and a selection of herbaceous plants and shrubs all from our Shropshire nursery.

Viridis will be back at the NEC again in September for the Landscape Show stand G41 where we will be showcasing more of the Viridis Plant range, with our knowledgeable team on hand to discuss your next garden design project.

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Natural benefits of hedging

A key role of the garden designer is to advise on what kind of materials and plants are appropriate for the client, and an element that shouldn’t be overlooked is the boundary or internal screening.

Natural hedging is becoming extremely popular with our designers with it suiting properties of all ages and sizes, creating both a traditional or contemporary style.

Dependant on the style of garden you are designing Viridis have got you covered, weather you’re looking to create a natural atmosphere in a country garden, soften the surroundings of a city garden, add structure and form to a modern space or create natural rooms.

Viridis can specify and supply hedging throughout the year from fully mature 2m + screens as pictured, hedging troughs or individual plants, dependant on the time of season there are many options.
We have also been looking at alternative hedging with our growers which has resulted in some interesting and inspiring hedging options previously overlooked. – Click the link in our bio to read our plants for purpose on “Buxus Alternatives” or view our range guide.

If you’re looking for a supplier that can offer the full mix of plants in various heights and forms get in touch with our experienced Viridis sales team who would be excited to discuss your next garden design.

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The Viridis Plants team are pleased and excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Landscape Show 2023 @ the NEC Birmingham on the 27th & 28th September.

Following the warm welcome and success received at last year’s Landscape Show, the Viridis Team are excited to be returning once again, this year under the new majority ownership and development of Plant Market.

This year the team have decided to “GO BIG” with a double stand, enabling us to showcase the wide range of plants we produce across our five growing sites as well as products from trusted growers though the Plant Market network.

Support for Garden Designers and Domestic Landscapers is the primary mission for Viridis Plants, the team is proud to say they now have increased availability at their fingertips enabling us to fulfil all types of garden design projects, tailoring the most appropriate plants and specimens along with showcasing planting solutions.

Catch up with the team on stand number G41 at LANDSCAPE 2023 27th & 28th September @ NEC Birmingham.

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After what has been a glorious weekend full of sun, its time for us all to consider water management and watering techniques again.

Our maintenance team has been busy over the last couple of weeks maintaining and testing our irrigation systems across our five growing sites to ensure new crops and stock don’t dry out as the temperatures creep up slowly.

Watering plants may appear to be a simple task, but if not done correctly it can cause long term issues to new plant establishment. Effective watering can reduce the risk of losing plants, the frequency to water, and the likelihood of attack by pest and disease.

To ensure your latest planting schemes stay in health for you and your clients why not take 5 mins to read our watering guide on ‘Establish Healthy Plants with Correct Watering’.



These ornamental onions are clump forming with gray-green strap shaped leaves in the spring that die back during flowering. Alliums are best left to form mature clumps but can be divided and re-planted in autumn. Alliums are perfect for adding height without screening out other plants and backgrounds. Alliums are a welcome addition for pollinators and perfect for both formal and informal garden designs.

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Herbaceous Stock Available Now!

Did you know? We produce over 600,000 quality herbaceous perennials in 2L & 3L pots from long established favorites such as Verbena bonariensis to the very latest Heuchera & Salvia varieties. Whatever the concept & feel of your latest garden design Viridis have got you covered.

Contact our experianced Viridis team today to discuss your latest plant requirements. [email protected]

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Buxus is the highest selling genus for the purpose of hedging, with its dense habit and iconic dark green colour providing structure to the traditional English garden. However, it is under attack from two varieties of blight and a Buxus moth, which are now common in many parts of the country and can cause devastation to the plant.

Here at Viridis we are finding a huge amount of interest in Buxus alternatives. Whilst it’s difficult to replicate the style and colour of traditional Box, we have compiled a list of some worthy alternatives that can provide form and colour.

Click the link to read our latest Plants for Purpose:

Timeline photos 25/04/2023

Hydrangea anomala subsp. Petiolaris

Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris is a deciduous self-clinging climber that can be grown in almost full shade, covered with large white flowers in early summer and a great plant for adding interest to a wall. In autumn leaves turn yellow adding more interest in the low light levels.
This plant has an AGM

• Excellent climber for a shady wall
• Mass of flowers which are an excellent source of nectar for beneficial insects
• Autumn interest
• Low maintenance

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Bergenia ciliata 'Dumbo'

True to its name, ‘Dumbo’ has the largest leaf of its plant species. Very tactile, its large, leathery leaves are covered in soft hairs. The palest of pink flowers are born in spring, deepening in colour as they mature, on crimson red stems that reach up to 40cm.

Plant in moist, well-drained soil and position in full sun to achieve the best leaf size and colour.

- Low growing front of border perennial
- Hardy and can stay evergreen with some winter mulching.

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Primula veris

An endangered species in the UK’s natural flora, this primula is perfect for naturalising lawns and gardens. Deep yellow flowers, perfect for pollinators, appear in late spring above rosettes of green foliage. Although happy to grow in shade, plant in full sun for the best results, ensuring the soil is moist when the leaves are in active growth. This plant has RHS AGM.

- Pretty clusters of bright yellow flowers bloom above rosettes of soft green foliage.
- Will happily colonise if left to its own devices
- Lightly scented and long flowering season April - Summer.

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Wisteria sinensis ‘Prolific’

A woody climber for sunny walls, producing masses of long, drooping racemes of scented, lilac blue flowers in spring.

Reaching a mature height of 9m with a prolific flowering habit, with the flowers appearing before the leaves unfurl in May. The pea like flowers are highly scented and are popular with bees and other pollinating insects.

This variety is grafted, which means that it tends to flower at a younger age than those grown from cuttings.

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Choisya 'Aztec Pearl'

'Aztec Pearl' is grown for its bright green leaves and highly fragrant white to slightly pink flowers. Flowering in spring and autumn, it provides an extra-long season of interest. This low maintenance and evergreen shrub forms a permanent structure, perfect for planting within a mixed border. Choisya 'Aztec Pearl' has an RHS AGM.

Photos from Viridis's post 17/04/2023

Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer’

A slender ornamental pear that performs well as a feature tree, perfect for small gardens to add great height and colour.

Flowers are produced in spring and are attractive as well as great for insects. A very easy tree to care for needing little to no maintenance, and if established correctly will require no extra watering. This Plant has an AGM

• Windproof and fairly resistant to salt winds
• Conical shape which can be used effectively for screening
• Amazing for pollinator insects
• Perfect as a feature tree
• Slender, so great for small gardens

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Don't forget to contact our despatch team if you require early delivery week commencing 10th April.

Our offices will be closing on Thursday 6th April at 5pm and re-opening on Tuesday 11th at 8am.

We wish everyone a happy and relaxing Easter.

The Viridis Team

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Ryan Simpson - Viridis Plants Sales Manager, has been confirmed as an affiliate on the plant health professional register, after successfully completing a detailed submission outlining his awareness and understanding around plant health within the horticulture industry.

The Plant Health Professional Register has been created in response to the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs recommending development of plant health skills and creating opportunities for a wider community of trained plant health professionals.

Ryan is one of only 85 currently registered affiliates and one of the few that is actively working in a nursery or production environment.

Ryan is looking forward to exploring new ways to help customers expand their knowledge of plant health issues that the horticulture industry is facing and the best ways to combat them.

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Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace'
With its dark purple almost black foliage forming the perfect backdrop to tiny white blooms that form in early summer, followed by red/black berries in autumn before leaves turn a vibrant red and fall. Black Lace adds real interest, texture, and colour to any garden design.

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Cornus mas
Great for adding interest and colour where space is at a premium.
Dense clusters of yellow flowers appear in February / March bringing early colour to the garden.

• Compact Form
• Early Colour
• Full Sun or Partial Shade
• Suitable for Most Soils

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We currently have a wide selection of fruit trees in 1/2 Standard, Fantranied and Espalier forms.



In stock and available for immediate despatch.

Click link below to view stock list.

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Check out our latest "ITALIAN HIGHLIGHTS" from our current Italian range, a fantastic selection of feature and statement plants that can be incorporated into almost any garden design.

In stock and available for immediate despatch!

Contact our Viridis sales team for more information.

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We currently have a wide selection of Malus in 1/2 Standard, Fantranied and Espalier forms.


Cox's Orange Pippin
Laxtons Superb
Golden Delicious
Granny Smith
James Grieve


Red Delicious (Fantrained)
Idared (Fantrained)
Golden Delicious (Fantrained)
Gala (Fantrained)


Golden Delicious (Espalier)
Renetta (Espalier)

Contact our experienced sales team for more information and to discuss your next garden design project!

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