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Buy Erythroniums and Trilliums now

Buy Erythroniums and Trilliums now – having flowered in Spring they are dormant and so we lift Erythronium bulbs and Trillium rhizomes to order and send them carefully packed in damp compost for you to plant up ready for next Spring. If Erythroniums are planted too late i.e. beyond September, they won’t have time to root down and establish. So don’t leave it any longer – order now! For Erythronium planting advice click here and for Trillium planting advice click here

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Blue Poppy – a taste of the Himalaya

It may have been a cooler start to the growing season than we would like, but it is good planting-out weather. If you fancy something a little different for your garden how about a Himalayan Blue Poppy? Just coming into bud are our Meconopsis sheldonii ‘Slieve Donard’ (AGM) – the best perennial Meconopsis for English gardens. It produces stunning blue flowers with contrasting yellow stamens upon upright stems, and they really make a statement. These are ready to send to you as flowering size plants in 1 litre pots.

Our ever popular Harvington Hellebores® continue to be available as plugs, with more stock in pots coming online in July.

How was your spring garden? If you feel that you need to add some fresh interest, now is the time to pre-order your Erythronium bulbs. Once planted in the warm summer soil, they will root down in the autumn and glossy green foliage will emerge next February with stunning flowers opening in April. We have a fabulous range to select from, and can start sending these to you from July (all lovingly packaged using recyclable materials, as always!).

Or what about our range of Trillium rhizomes? Our rhizomes are at least 4 years old and given the right situation and soil they should flower after 1 year of planting again during April and May. Trilliums are very special woodland plants that enjoy being in dappled shade. The varieties we offer make great garden plants.

Happy gardening everyone!


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Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air! Lawnmowers are being fired up, the bees are busy on the Hellebores and bulbs are fast emerging out of the soil.

Now is a great time to buy our Harvington Hellebores® as pot plants or to pre-order them as plug plants.

And why not give Roscoea a try?  They are available now and are great value for money – starting from just £4.99 each.  We would always recommend the ones with a ‘Harvington’ prefix because these have been selected for vigour and reliability.  They are hardy and perfect for filling in gaps in your border in semi-shade.  The earliest varieties flower in April, but the later ones flower in August – all of them offer colour in your garden for several weeks.  We are despatching them now as tubers ready for planting out direct into your garden or to pot up.

We have been growing the exotic looking, but hardy Arisaema candidissimum for a several years on the nursery and every year we are wowed by them.  The perennial corms stay dormant right through until May when their striking flowers start to emerge towards the end of the month and their large glossy architectural leaves unfurl thereafter.  They are straightforward to grow in well-drained semi-shade.

Click on any of the highlighted text above to link straight to the right page on our website to buy now.

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Christmas Delivery

If you would like an order to be delivered in time for Christmas, please order by 12 noon on Thursday 17 December.

Our plants are great for gifting – our attractive, recyclable packaging comes as standard.  In the week before Christmas we add a little bit of red ribbon to each parcel to add a festive feel.  If you would like us to write a message in a card for your friend, relative or loved one, please include it in the delivery notes – there is no charge for this.  Alternatively email us with your order reference/ message/ date for delivery.


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The Telegraph – ‘Why now is the best time to plant Erythroniums’

Now is the best time to plant Erythronium bulbs- and that’s why you can buy them here now.  We despatch within 10 working days (usually less).  All bulbs are flowering size and freshly lifted to order.  If you plant them as soon as you can they will root down and establish well this autumn.  You will then be able to sit back and wait for their delightful flowers to appear in March/April.

If you are a subscriber to The Telegraph online do look up the article by Matt Collins from the Garden Museum in London.

If you would rather peruse the printed paper, buy The Telegraph on Saturday, pour yourself a cup of coffee, read the gardening section and treat yourself to some of the irresistible Erythroniums we have on offer here!

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Erythronium bulbs and new season Harvington Hellebores

Our Erythronium bulbs, Trillium rhizomes and new season Harvington Hellebores in 9cm pots are ready to order now for despatch from 17 August onwards.  Our website is updated regularly so do keep and eye on it for new plants – we don’t list all the plants we have on the nursery, just the plants that are available to buy now.  We aim to offer plants at the right time of year for you to plant them out in your garden for maximum success.

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Happy Customers :-)


We LOVE receiving feedback from our customers – see the following comments received last week:

“I just wanted to say thank you for my hellebore plugs. They arrived much quicker than I expected, beautifully wrapped, all in perfect condition. They are now all happy growing in pots.” Katherine, Oxford

“Thank you so much for my order which arrived today.  I am delighted with the quality of the plants, the packaging and the speedy service – especially against the Covid background that we are all living with at the moment and I hope to place future orders with you  – that is if I can manage to squeeze any more plants into an already overcrowded garden.   I will most certainly recommend you to all of my gardening friends. ” Patrick from Belfast, he ordered Roscoea and Hellebore pot plants

“The plants are beautiful and in excellent condition for planting.”  Patricia from York, she ordered Meconopsis ‘Slieve Donard’ and Arisaema candidissimum

“I’m very impressed with the Hellebores…  Also the recyclable packing and your knowledgeable help with my order”  Trevor, Woking

It is such a boost to the Twelve Nunns team – Thank you!

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Do order – we are still despatching!

We are still sending out our plants.  Our team is small and local… in fact very local.  It’s myself and two children (after they’ve done their homework each day) and three lovely ladies from the village who walk to work.  We are all keeping our distance and would be delighted to receive and despatch your orders or answer any queries.

Our packaging is all cardboard based and therefore very low risk in terms of spreading the dreaded virus! What better way to cheer yourself up than to buy one of our lovely plants today.