Pine Cottage Plants will be holding our open week this year from Sunday 9th of August through to Saturday the 15th August. 10AM to 5PM daily.
The Pine Cottage collection of Agapanthus will be in full flower for you to see. There will be many for sale as well as lots of other plants that are grown at the nursery.
Outside of these dates you are welcome to visit the nursery by appointment so please call us.
Our mail order availability lists are available on request.
At our Dorset site we have loads of Agapanthus ‘Arctic Star’, A. ‘Wedding Day’, A. ‘Eggesford Sky’ and A. ‘Northern Star’ in Small 9cm hairy pots. They are ready to go now and some have buds on already! Also available now are Agapathus ‘Summer Days ‘ in 1L hairy pots.
The Agapanthus in terracotta pots are also growing like mad now the warmer weather has arrived.
Agapanthus ‘Arctic Star’
Here are some pictures of some recently potted Agapanthus in the 4 different terraccotta pot sizes we have available at our Dorset site. The large Agapanthus pictured here (left) is a large evergreen variety which is fairly tender and would need winter frost protection, but as you can see it is still striking even out of season. The newer Pine Cottage hybrids are bred for their hardiness but we can’t show you them in our new pots because there’s nothing to show yet. The hairy pots in the picture below shows the new growth on one of our new varieties A. ‘Summer Days’ which is a super hardy Pine Cottage hybrid Agapanthus with the most beautiful soft blue flowers on tall stems.
This year, Pine Cottage will be considering the ultimate in Wow Factor for your garden, front of house or patio display. Agapanthus in clay pots ready to flower for that immediate no fuss high impact Summer display.
Agapanthus on display at Hampton Court Flowers Show. By far the best way to show off these beautiful architectural plants.
Agapanthus Double Diamond
Agapanthus Northern Star
The majority of the pots we will be offering for sale are Wholegreen Terracotta Pots in four different sizes: 36cm x 34cm, 32cm x 28cm, 26cm x 24cm and 20cm x 19cm. They are of plain design so plants can be removed easily. They are also frost resistant, so our deciduous hardy varieties can remain in the pots all winter.
The plants will be selected ready to flower from a range of our Pine Cottage Hybrids, White and various blue shades and heights. More information and photos will follow this post.
Prices will range depending on pot size, plants selected and delivery charges but can start from as little as £40. We can get hold of bigger pots for bigger specimens on request.
All potted agapanthus will be subject to availability.
Back in October 2014 we posted about collecting Agapanthus seed.
We continue this very easy process at this time of the year by sowing the seeds.
The pictures below show how seed was collected from Agapanthus Arctic Star growing in the garden in Autumn 2014.
The ripe seed heads were tapped onto a tray and the black seeds separated from the husk. The seed was stored in an envelope and labled then put in the fridge.
Seed was then sowed into 1L pots of seed compost and covered lightly. Then they were watered in and placed in a greenhouse to germinate.
Now, we simply wait…
Top Tip: It’s always a good idea when sowing seeds that you use new sterile pots and sterile compost or soil. If you use your own compost mix you will endanger your developing seeds with bacteria, viruses or fungi. However, in this age of wonderful environmentally conscious folk who like to recycle and re-use. It is easy enough to wash old pots with warm soapy water, sterilize your own compost in the microwave and boil rain water to kill the bugs. That is of course all well and good if your electricity supplier uses renewable energy!
If you were excited to see Rhododendrons get a mention on the recent the BBC Two series The Great British Garden Revival, you will be delighted to hear that Pine Cottage is now offering seed raised species Rhododendrons for sale.
(Picture above accredited to ichef.bbci.co.uk)
Richard Fulcher has always had a passion for Rhododendrons and has some for sale in at Pine Cottage Plants in Devon .
Rhododendrons are available in pot sizes ranging from 1.5L to 3L.
Rhododendron ciliatum Edinburgh best form
Rhododendron glischeum ssp rude
Rhododendron keiskei var cordifolia
Rhododendron maddenii subsp crassum
The availability lists for Spring 2015 are here!!
Click the following links to download a spreadsheet of availability and get your orders in quick:
Agapanthus Availability List – Spring 2015
Other Plants Availability List – Spring 2015
It’s easy to collect seed from Agapanthus plants.
As the seed pods dry they will start to release their seeds. Collect and store the papery black seeds in a paper bag in a cold place until you want to sow.
The best time for sowing is late autumn or spring. Agapanthus seeds germinate quickly in general seed compost with a light covering of sand or grit and water in well. In a cool greenhouse.
We are about to collect the seeds from Artic star here and will continue to show the process of dealing with the seelings through to the flowering plant.
It is important to note that the plants that grow from the seeds will not be identical to the parent. They will have genetical variations and you may get surprising results but you’ll have to wait around 3 years before you see a flower.
Our updated availability lists can be viewed now.
Click on the links below, the lists will open up in a new window:
2014 Autumn Availability List for AGAPANTHUS
2014 Autumn Availability List of OTHER PLANTS