Are tall perennials right for me and my garden? Traditionally we think of tall plants as "back of the border plants", this is true for some tall perennials, flowers at the top of 7 foot stems need t..
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While hugging a slug may be going too far, how can we as gardeners keep slugs away from our plants, without resorting to chemical killing? We outline a number of alternatives to support slug control
Here at Hardy's we want you to succeed with growing our plants. Everything is ready to go straight into your borders or planters, we are here to help your garden flourish. - Rosy
Now recognised as one of the UK's leading plantsmen nurseries, Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants was founded by Rosy Hardy in 1988. A small independent nursery based in the beautiful Hampshire village of Freefolk near Whitchurch, today we stock over 1,200 plant varieties, including many rare and exciting species you'll simply never see in your average garden centre.
We supply a wide range of home produced herbaceous perennials which are grown outdoors in peat free compost, ready for your garden. We are breeders and introducers of interesting new perennial varieties and exhibit at major Flower Shows throughout the year.Read More About Us
"The plants have arrived! The condition of the plants are perfect. However, I must praise you for the time, effort and consideration that you put into the packaging. Absolutely first class. I shall order again before too long."
Barbara M 28/02/2022
"Rosy, I just wanted to thank you very much for your talk today at The English Gardening School. It was so interesting and inspirational, I can’t wait to visit your nursery!"
"I just wanted to say thank you so very much for my wonderful plants that I have just received. The packaging was perfect, and the condition and health of the plants is amazing. I have ordered from numerous other online plant companies in the past but can honestly say your company is right up there when it comes to overall customer service. I will definitely be ordering more from you in the future."
Pamela R 19/07/2021
"Yet another thank you ! As I hope you’re aware, I hugely value and look forward to your plant talks, but again this afternoon you and Rob offered folk like me the opportunity to hear another expert and both Steve and I really enjoyed David Hurrion’s talk.
Despite the awful weather, it was a lovely afternoon - we learned lots and enjoyed the warm welcome Hardy’s staff always offer !"
From Aileen and Steve B 16/03/2022
"Thank you so much for an informative and inspiring talk last night. I admit that I learnt more in an hour with you than half a lifetime on my own. Judging by the plant sales, I am not alone in that experience. I will be expecting great things for our next plant show !
I do hope that a few of us may be able to visit your nursery next year" .
Brian P, Hurst Green Gardening Club 14/10/2021
"Thank you very much for a fab visit to your Nursery. We were made to feel very welcome.
The choice of plants was amazing. Needless to say came away with a few.
We will certainly come back"
Elaine E 27/07/2021
"As a complete newcomer to gardening, Hardy's came highly recommended to me by a former RHS worker. The quality of their plants is outstanding, they are excellent value and the customer support is second to none".
Barry W 18/08/2021
"I attended your autumn flowering perennials talk yesterday and wanted to say thank you for such an informative session. Always great to get to hear direct from expert growers how to properly manage plants in the ground, and as a garden designer, very useful to be able to pass on that knowledge to my clients. Also, my penstemons are definitely going to benefit from correct autumn (and spring) cutting! You’ll definitely see me popping in to a couple of sessions next year".
Ruth M 21/10/2021