Joel’s Woodland/Shady Border Pack – WYG Special!

This special pack recommended by Joel for woodland/shady borders contains the following species, either as a pack of 3, 5 or 7 x 9cm pots, ready for planting straight into your garden.

Pack of 3 - 1 x Red Campion, 1 x Cowslip, 1 x Wild Primrose

Pack of 5 - 2 x Red Campion, 1 x Wild Primrose, 1 x Cowslip, 1 x Self Heal

Pack of 7 - 2 x Red Campion, 2 x Wild Primrose, 1 x Cowslip, 2 x Self Heal

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For a little more information on each of Joel’s recommended species, please read as follows…

Red Campion

Can also be known as Red Catchfly, a plant which can grow to around 1m tall, red campion fills woodlands and roadside verges with a warming dash of pink colour during the spring and summer. A lovely specimen to also brighten hedgerows, meadows and shady spots in the garden. Bright rose-pink flowers.

Red Campion ‘Silene dioica’



Wild Primrose

A universal favourite. Scented pale yellow flowers with a deep yellow eye.  Looks excellent grown with purple and white violets. The common name is primrose, or occasionally common primrose or English primrose. In appropriate conditions, the wild primrose can cover the ground in open woods and shaded hedgerows. It is found mainly by streams, under bushes, in orchards and clear, moist deciduous forests. Occasionally it also appears in meadows. Both flowers and leaves are edible, the flavour ranging between mild lettuce and more bitter salad greens. The leaves can be cooked in soup but preferably with other plants because they are sometimes a little strong. The leaves can also be used for tea, and the young flowers can be made into primrose wine.

Wild Primrose



Primula veris.  Height 7-20 cm.  Flowers April-May. The cowslip, Primula veris, is one of our most beautiful native primula species. It has fresh green  oval shaped leaves leading to several flower stems, each topped with blooms both fragrant and a deep yellow in colour. Primula veris is most happiest in moist soil, in partial shade. It’s best grown in groups. A great addition around the edge of a pond.  Let plants self-seed after flowering and mulch annually with well-rotted compost or manure.




Flower colour is Violet/purple calyx, Likes Sun but will tolerate semi-shade. Self-heal also known as allheal or Healall is a short, creeping grassland perennial with a square stem and bright green oval leaves, borne in opposite pairs. The flowers are violet, hooded and two lipped and are arranged into a dense slightly oblong head. Flowering is from June to September. It loves lawns and will stick close to the ground in order to survive even the closest mowing – it will even flower on 3cm-high flower spikes to ensure survival of its species. It spreads by seeds from its flowers which are loved by butterflies and bees.



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