There are about 150 different types of perennials and bulbs in the nursery including:
Rare plants and bulbs
There are a few seed varieties and plastic labels available for sale. Visitors can obtain a printed catalogue and are welcome to wander around and enjoy looking at the variety of lines on offer. Some photos are on display or online.
"Its been said that life is like a garden. Every small work of kindness and every thoughtful gesture is like a tiny seed. And when you plant these seeds, wonderful things can happen." - Tracey Donovan
COLLECT LATE SEPT TO SUMMER. Large 5 to 6 year old bulbs in large round pots. Whorls of shiny green leaves. Up to 4 semi pendant flowers in dark purply/black shades. Similar interior colour but lacquered. Slight shade, humus rich soil. Keep moist even after flowering. Autumn/Winter dormant.
(Bush Clematis). Large indigo blue flowers in summer. New growth brings a second flush of flowers. Low growing and best lightly staked or supported. Prune late winter to 20 cms above 2 well developed buds. Winter dormant.
(Kakabeak). Red variety. A woody legumey shrub native to the North Island, with striking clusters of red flowers. These flowers resemble the beak of a New Zealand parrot, and the plant is also known as Parrot's Beak, Parrot's Bill and Lobster Claw. An endangered species in the wild. Widely grown as a garden plant. Grows to about 2 metre high with spreading branches producing leaf stalks up to 15 cm long bearing several pairs of small leaflets. They usually flower from spring through to early summer, but can flower twice a year or even all year round. 30 seeds 2021