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The Nursery

Yellow House Heritage Perennials is open by appointment most of the year

Our climate is coastal (15 km from the sea) frost free and our coldest winter temperature is about 5⁰ - summer temperatures occasionally in the 40s, usually in the 30s, with high summer humidity. Previously we lived in an area which was colder with some quite heavy frosts at times. Most of the plants we moved here have adapted very well with few losses, which reinforces my belief that plants really do want to live and will do their best to adapt to different soil and climatic conditions. You may find plants you have purchased from us or are familiar with grow quite differently in your locality. Sometimes I have read of one which reaches 2m, when for me it has never exceeded 50cm, while the reverse is also true. Gardening is certainly full of surprises.

Where plants are known by us to be frost tender, we have noted in our catalogue. Most will recover well if cut back – we recommend growing frost tender plants near a wall or protected location, mulch also helps keep soil warm.