Sunday, 7 July 2013

Special Plants - Derry Watkins, a Fabulous Collector of Plants

Special Plants is a nursery situated in the rolling countryside between Bath and the M4, from the main road, you take a turning for about a mile and it suddenly appears on your right.

Here's the proper address: Greenways Lane, Cold Ashton, Wilts, SN14 8LA Phone: (01225) 891686 Hours: 10am - 5pm daily, March through October; 11am - 4pm daily, November through February

Derry Watkins who lives on site has a marvellous collection of plants for sale in the nursery which is open daily.
During the summer months she gives talks on Tuesday, and allows visitors to look round her garden for a small fee.
More details available on her website:

These are the three star purchases I made:
 Above is Crusea coccinea, a which likes shady woodland and has red tubular flowers.
 I love tender Pelargoniums, this is called Australian Mystery.
The one below has peppermint smelling hairy leaves, and lovely small flowers.
Next Tuesday's talk, on the 16th of July is on Salvias, I'm looking forward to that.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the address. I need to pay them a visit...