Cell Grown Plants

Every year our nursery in the Scottish Borders produces millions of cell grown broadleaves, conifers, shrubs, hedging plants and a range of other species for environmental planting.  Our species range is extensive and we have species to suit all planting objectives.

Cell grown plants can be planted almost all year round and offer excellent survivability as they are supplied with a complete and intact fibrous root system.

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  • 100 x Native Wildflower Plug Plant Mix for...

    £65.00
    from £50.00

    Wildflowers are a beautiful addition to a woodland setting and they also provide a valuable food source for invertebrates.

    The species in our wildflower plug plant mixture have been carefully selected to tolerate the semi shaded conditions of woodland edges. All species are hardy perennials which will grow year after year.

    Supplied as a mixture of 100 ready to plant, robust jumbo plug plants from at least six of the species listed below.

    • Achillea millefolium - Common Yarrow
    • Centaurea nigra - Common Knapweed
    • Digitalis purpurea - Common Foxglove
    • Knautia arvensis - Field Scabious
    • Lotus corniculatus - Bird's foot Trefoil
    • Primula veris - Cowslip
    • Ranunculus acris - Meadow Buttercup
  • Caltha palustris - Marsh Marigold

    £1.50
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    Caltha palustris, known as marsh-marigold and kingcup, is a small to medium size perennial herbaceous plant of the buttercup family. Often found growing alongside streams or ponds, it produces a wonderful ball of yellow flowers between April and August. 

    Native to marshes, fens, ditches and wet woodland, the striking golden flowers are know for being pollen rich and beneficial for attracting bees and other pollinators. 

  • Carex acutiformis - Lesser Pond Sedge

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    Carex acutiformis is a tough native grass like plant with attractive black seed heads and a course greyish green foliage. Its native habitat includes river banks, pond margins and marshy areas and it is notably shade tolerant. It can grow as high as 1.5m tall and forms dense clumps which provide excellent protection for invertebrates and small amphibians.

  • Digitalis purpurea - Common Foxglove

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    Digitalis purpurea - Common Foxglove, is a shade tolerant biennial or short-lived perennial.

    It is commonly found in hedge banks, open woods and woodland clearings, on heath and moorland margins, riverbanks, montane rocky slopes and sea-cliffs.  Digitalis purpurea is a native European woodland plant with spikes of tubular purple flowers with a spotted throat. It can appear in many guises, some dwarf and others very tall, with flowers in shades of pink, purple, white and red. Digitalis purpurea self-seeds freely and will quickly naturalise.

    Digitalis purpurea is known for attracting bees and butterflies​/​moths. It is a caterpillar food plant and has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

  • Filipendula ulmaria - Meadowsweet

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    Filipendula ulmaria - Meadowsweet is an attractive plant which is idea for growing in damp soil and boggy areas such as the edge of a pond. It is mostly grown for its foliage, which emerges a fresh golden-green, fading to gold in summer, especially when grown in strong sun.

    The plant puts much of its energy into developing its flower spikes and if allowed to flower the blooms have a strong sweet scent.  During the flowering period of June to August the creamy white blossoms provide a sweet scent and the rich pollen attracts bees, hoverflies and small beetles. 

  • Leucanthemum vulgare - Oxeye Daisy

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    Leucanthemum vulgare - Oxeye Daisy, is a perennial wildflower that will do very well and endure year after year when given the right growing conditions.  It is often found growing in grassland and wildflower meadows. It will often colonise open ground if left to its natural devices and are particularly rampant in fertile soil. Leucanthemum vulgare bears a medium to tall un-branched stem topped by a solitary daisy flower from May to September. A very tolerant wildflower, it will grow in a wide range of soils but prefer rich, moist, loamy soils for the best results. 

    Leucanthemum vulgare is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, birds, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It has nectar-pollen-rich-flowers, has seeds for birds and is a caterpillar food plant.

  • Lychnis flos-cuculi - Ragged Robin

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    Lychnis flos-cuculi, is found growing naturally in damp places in Europe, Caucasus and Siberia. It is an understated hardy perennial perfect for growing in damp borders.  With an upright or spreading habit, ragged robin forms a rosette of low growing blue-green, lance-shaped leaves at the base of the plant, becoming more rounded further up the stem. Flower stems can vary from 20cm-90cm tall. In summer loose, flat flower heads carry star-shaped flowers with deeply cut petals, which vary in colour from purple-pink to white. Blooms are generally present from May – August and butterflies and long-tongue bees like to feed on the flowers nectar.

  • Primula veris - Cowslip

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    Primula veris - Cowslip, is one of the most striking native primula species. It has fresh green rosettes of crinkly oval leaves from which several flower stems are produced.  Each stem is crowned by a one-sided cluster of long, funnel-shaped blooms, rich yellow and sweetly fragrant. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

    Grow Primula veris in moist soil in partial shade. It is best grown in groups, especially if naturalised in grass, such as around the edge of a pond. Let plants self-seed after flowering, and mulch annually with well-rotted manure or compost.

    Primula veris is known for attracting bees, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers and is a caterpillar food plant.

  • Primula vulgaris - Primrose

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    Primula vulgaris - Primrose, is one of the most familiar signs of spring. Typically found in woodlands and beneath hedgerows, it thrives in damp shade in a variety of situations. It provides an early source of nectar and pollen for bees and other pollinators and is used as a caterpillar foodplant by several species of moth.

    It grows particularly well in a cool, shaded spot such as a woodland border. It associates particularly well with daffodils, which flower at the same time.

  • Prunella vulgaris - Selfheal

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    Prunella vulgaris - Selfheal, is a 5–30 cm high creeping grassland perennial with a square stem and bright green oval leaves, borne in opposite pairs. The flowers are violet, hooded and two lipped and are arranged into a dense slightly oblong head. Flowering is from June to September.

    Selfheal is found on a wide range of grasslands such as meadows, pasture, lawns, roadsides and woodland clearings but has a particular affinity for moist, moderately fertile neutral or calcareous soils. A short rather slow growing plant it is often dominated by taller vegetation but can persist due to its tolerance of moderate shade.

    It is particularly attractive to bees.

  • Silene dioica - Red Campion

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    Silene dioica - Red Campion is an attractive, medium to tall perennial or biennial plant with a downy stem.  A distinctive pink-red in colour with five petals that are fused at their base to form a tube surrounded by a purple-brown protective sheath. This plant is dioecious, meaning the male and female flowers grow on separate plants.