Greetings from West Wales:
Established in 1998, we are a specialist UK mail-order nursery with a serious passion for plants, indulgently propagating a range of hardy perennials, grasses, bulbs and ferns which will appeal to all those plantsmen looking for the rare, unusual or obscure. All of our plants are grown in peat free compost, and the range of plants is constantly being extended. We look forward to introducing over the next few years many more interesting and desirable plants once our stocks have built up in sufficient quantity.
Plants are sent out by mail order all year:
Click on our mail order tab for further information.
Specialities at the time of writing:
Arums, Corydalis, Disporum, Polygonatum, Tricyrtis, and South African bulbs with an emphasis on Tulbaghias, we could go on, and new ones are constantly being added. We adhere to the principle that "a little of what you fancy does you good."
Resides on a bare hillside 650ft above sea level and within 8 miles of Cardigan Bay, so our plants have to withstand the rigors of howling gales, and 50" of rainfall per annum. The house name [Llety Moel] which dates back to 1773 roughly translated means lodging house on a barren promontory. Appropriate! However the planting of hedges and shelter belts has assisted in providing an environment conducive to growing and nurturing plants, encouraging wildlife and enabling us to discard our thermals, for at least some of the year.
Primarily the premises and plants are laid out to facilitate the mail order. We are a working nursery, regretfully too busy propagating and tending our plants etc. with little time to lay neat paths. However if you're a plant enthusiast you'll be more intent at looking at what's growing in the pots than what's under your feet.
Visitors are welcome from April 1st - September 1st. but by appointment only please. Sometimes we may be away at plant fairs and shows, so a phone call 24 hours before you intend to call is recommended. You may need your wellingtons.
All of our plants are grown in peat free compost with the addition of bark, grit, sand and loam in varying proportions to meet the requirements of the plants. A slow release fertilizer is also added, which will continue to feed the plant until it is established in your garden. Neither are we avid in the use of chemical sprays, preferring to adopt a responsible manner, only spraying when we have to, (and then usually with an organic spray.) However the destruction of plants, caused by vine weevil infestations seems to be escalating in the UK with two newly discovered species (Otiorhychus armadillo and Otiorhynchus salicocola) detected in south-west London, Surrey, Cardiff and Edinburgh, and with that in mind we add Vi-Nil®, a granular chemical deterrent to our compost to guard against this voracious pest. This is 100% effective against native and immigrant vine weevil grubs which can cause so much damage to plants in your garden.
All plants for the pond are grown organically.
Propagated in our tunnels, the majority of plants are then lined up outside, where they remain for the rest of the year. This ensures that they have been subjected to the vagaries of the weather and produce hard growth with strong root systems.
Naming of plants:
We use the RHS Plant Finder as a guide to up-to-date nomenclature, and though we endeavor to name our plants correctly there is sometimes genuine uncertainty and disagreement about naming, even among those who know. If you see a plant incorrectly named please feel free to let us know. We might not agree of course, on the other hand we may learn something. Likewise, our guidance notes about hardiness and growing conditions, are based on our own experience and literature. There are no hard and fast rules. You may need to experiment in your own environment.
Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
EC regulations require us to label all ornamental plants as being potentially poisonous if eaten. Do not consume them or allow others to do so! Stick to the supermarket vegetable section. It's cheaper.
Health warning for plantaholics:
Best wishes and happy gardening,
This site is for information only. Prime Parennials is no longer trading