Category: Butterflies

Mid Devon Show 2014

By Helen, 24/07/2014 5:22 pm

This Saturday 26th July is the Mid Devon Show 2014.    We will be displaying our plants as usual in the Flowers & Garden Marquee, its always a great day out and there is so much to see and do for all the family.  Here is a little sneak preview of our stand, but if you want to see the whole thing you will have to come and see us!

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SEASONAL BUZZ ….. PLANTS FOR POLLINATORS

By Paul, 28/07/2013 9:48 am

Just back from the Mid-Devon Show, below is the list of plants from the display. All available now from our Nursery!

Spring

Ajuga reptans ‘Burgundy Glow’

Ajuga reptans ‘Catlin Giant’

Cotoneaster ‘Hybridus Pendulus’

Digitalis purperia ‘Foxy’

Erica vagans

Erica x darleyensis ‘Mary Helen’

Lamium maculatum ‘Beacon Silver’

Pieris japonica ‘Carnival’

Summer

Achillia Millefoilum ‘Red Velvet’

Agapanthus

Agastache ‘Black Adder’

Buddlia Buzz ‘Ivory’

Buddlia Davidii ‘Black Knight’

Buddlia Davidii ‘Pink Delight’

Cirsium rivulare ‘Trevors Blue Wonder’

Clematis ‘Burma Star’ ‘Piilu’ ‘Prince Charles’ ‘Mrs N Thompson’

Crocosmia ‘Solfatare’

Ecinacea ‘Tomato Soup’

Eryngium ‘Blue Hobbit’

Gaura ‘Lindheimeri Pink’

Geranium‘Rozanne’

Hellenium ‘Double Trouble’

Heuchara ‘Paris’

Hosta ‘Ginko Craig’

Hydrangea aspera ‘Sargentiana‘

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Sundae Fraise’

Hyssopus officinalis ‘Blue’

Lavandula ‘Coconut Ice’ & ‘Hidcote’

Ligularia ‘The Rocket’

Lobelia ‘Blue Waterfall’

Lonicera symilis var. Delavayi

Lysimachia punctata ‘Alexander’

Lysimachia ciliata ‘Firecracker’

Nepeta cataria ‘Catnip’

Origanum

Penstemon ‘Huskers Red’

Phlox paniculata ‘Grenadine Dream’

Polymonium ‘Stairway to Heaven’

Primula capitata subsp. ‘Mooreana’

Rosa ‘Sally Holmes’

Rudbeckia ‘Little Gold Star’

Scabiousa ‘Vivid Violet’

Sedum spectabile ‘Brilliant’ & ‘Iceberg’

Thymus ‘Bressingham Pink’ & ‘Wooly’

Verbena bonariensis ‘Lollipop’

Verbena officianalis Grandiflora

Autumn

Elaeagnus x ebbingei ‘Limelight’

Fatsia japonica ‘Spiderweb’

Hedara helix ‘Sagittifolia’

Helianthus x laetiflorus ‘Lemon Queen’

Caluna  vulgaris

Winter

Helleborus

Mahonia japonica Bealei

Sarcaccoca hokeriana ‘Digyna’

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Mid Devon Show 2013

By Helen, 25/07/2013 8:55 pm

We are busy getting ready for the Mid Devon Show this Saturday,  come and find us in the Flower Marquee!  This year we are creating a ‘Perfect for Pollinators’ stand showcasing some of the plants for all seasons  that the bees and butterflies love.  This beautiful peacock butterfly has perfectly illustrated this by settling in on this Cirsium rivulare ‘Trevors Blue Wonder’!   Come and see the whole stand and find out how to encourage those very important pollinators (VIPs!)  into your garden.

Peacock on Cirsium rivulare ‘Trevors Blue Wonder’

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Sarah Ravens Seeds

By Helen, 02/11/2012 2:46 pm

Just a reminder that we are now stocking seeds selected by Sarah Raven to create your perfect bee and butterfly garden.  Her recent BBC TV programme ‘Bees, Butterflies and Blooms’ highlights the decline in pollinating insects and her campaign to encourage more bee and butterfly friendly gardens and we at Cove Garden Nursery are right behind her!

Sarah Ravens Seeds

A varied selection of beautiful blooms are available to be sown all year round,  including some wild flowers such as Yellow Rattle which has been much requested this year.

Sarah Ravens Seeds will compliment our extensive range of Kings Seeds  so we are bound to have something to tempt all gardeners!

Yellow Rattle

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New Bees & Butterflies Flower Seed Range

By Paul, 31/10/2012 10:17 am

Butterfly & Verbena

New stock has arrived this week. This range of seeds has been specially selected by Sarah Raven whose BBC programs on gardening for bees and butterflies have attracted a huge amount of interest. The idea of this range is to enable the creation of beautiful gardens that will attract and feed pollinating insects throughout the season. After this summer these insects could doo with all the help they can get so here’s a chance to help them and have a beautiful garden too!

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