We had opened the shop at the start of February but the weather up here at nearly 1000ft is proving difficult. Our plants are either under snow or frozen to the ground, and the forecast for the next few weeks looks like more of the same, so we’ve decided to re-open at the end of this month instead (unless the weather improves before then).
We will be opening our online shop every Sunday, and closing it once we reach our weekly limit of orders. That way we avoid a backlog of orders building up, with the associated delays.
A massive thank-you to all our customers for keeping us in business in 2020. We extend our best wishes to you all – keep safe through these challenging times and we look forward to hearing from you soon. Apologies to our valued EU customers but due to the Brexit fiasco, it is no longer viable to supply plants to EU countries. However we will always be European in our hearts!
IMPORTANT: You can either select your own plants or order one of our lovely Collections. If you specify your own varieties, we will only process orders which specify that we can send substitutes in the event of a choice not being available.
We usually send your order a week after receipt, and you'll get some of the best alpine mail order plants available, all beautifully packaged. Current delivery times with Parcelforce are 24-48 hours in transit... so very quick!
On sending your order you will receive an automated Order Confirmation by email (if not, then one of the boxes on the form hadn't been completed fully so you will need to complete the form again). Once you have an Order Confirmation your order is definitely with us. Shortly you will receive another email from us about our Covid 19 Trading Terms, to which we need a reply please, confirming that you accept the conditions.
You will then hear from us in due course, either by phone or text, regarding payment, which can be taken by bank transfer ideally (or card/cheque if necessary).
All the best, keep safe
Alli and Michael
We have specialised only in alpines for over 30 years, and offer one of the widest ranges of unusual alpine plants in the UK - things that you definitely won't find at garden centres!
All our plants are propagated at our nursery from seed, cutting or division. Once rooted, everything is grown outside in (very!) fresh Pennine air and is fully hardy (apart from a few more tender plants that prefer some protection from the wet.) We also make our own loam compost (none of that multi-purpose rubbish for our little alpines). Most of our plants are supplied in 7cm or 6cm pots as they are grown to be lean and tough (not like the massively overfed 4" potfuls from garden centres).
If you know what you'd like, simply select using the alphabetical toolbar above, or browse by the categories shown to the left. You can also search for newly added items by entering 'NEW' into the Search box at the top of the page.
Please note that where marked, AGM dentoes Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
[P] denotes poisonous if eaten, [SI] denotes possible skin irritant.
Like us to choose a selection of plants for you? Simply click here for our Collections.
Need some advice before you buy? Click Advice for information about the best soil to use, when to water, etc.
Want to order offline? Click here for a downloadable Order Form.
Prefer to buy conventionally by post? See our "How to Order" info in the shopping section below.