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Knoll Gardens

WE ARE OPEN...

We are delighted that both the nursery and garden are now open from Tuesdays to Saturdays 10am - 5pm. No pre booking or appointment is required. We appreciate our customers following the current social distancing guidelines.

We continue to be very busy with mail order and current turnaround times are around 10-15 working days.

Orders can also be placed online for collection from the nursery but please do not travel until we have confirmed that your order is ready for collection.

Calculate the number of plants you need

Here is our list of suggested numbers of plants to be used per square metre. Complete cover of the ground should be created using either the higher or lower suggested planting densities; the higher density, by using more plants, taking less time to achieve cover than the lower density. For specimen style planting,  for example in Gravel gardens, where more space is required around each plant then the density can be reduced still further from that shown below.

GRASSES

Acorus  7 to 9
Anemanthele  1 to 3
Andropogon  3 to 5
Ampeledesmos  1 to 3
Arundo  1 to 3
Bothriochloa  3 to 5
Briza 7 to 9
Calamagrostis 1 to 5
Carex (smaller forms such as C.flacca) 7 to 11
Carex (medium forms such as C.Evergold) 3 to 7
Carex (larger forms such as C.secta) 1 to 3
Chasmanthium 3 to 5
Cortaderia 1 to 3
Cyperus 1 to 5
Deschampsia 5 to 7
Elymus 3 to 5
Eragrostis 3 to 5
Eriophorum 5 to 7
Festuca (small to medium forms) 5 to 9
Festuca (larger forms such as F.mairei) 1 to 5
Hakonechloa 5 to 7
Helictotrichon 3 to 5
Hordeum 7 to 9
Hystrix 3 to 5
Imperata 7 to 11
Jarava 3 to 5
Juncus 3 to 7
Leymus 3 to 5
Liriope 5 to 9
Luzula 5 to 7
Milium 5 to 7
Miscanthus (most forms) 1 to 3
Miscanthus (smaller forms such as M.purpurescens) 3 to 5
Molinia (M.caerulea & forms) 3 to 5
Molinia (M.arundinacea & forms) 3 to 5
Muhlenbergia 1 to 5
Nassella 5 to 9
Ophiopogon 5 to 11
Panicum 3 to 5
Paspalum 1 to 3
Pennisetum 3 to 5
Phalaris 3 to 5
Phragmites 3 to 5
Pleioblastus 1 to 3
Poa 3 to 5
Schizachyrium 5 to 7
Sorghastrum 5 to 7
Sporobulus 5 to 9
Spodiopogon 3 to 5
Stipa (larger forms such as S.gigantea) 1 to 3
Stipa (smaller forms see Nassella) 5 to 9
Typha 3 to 5
Uncinia 5 to 9

PERENNIALS

Achillea 3 to 5
Agapanthus 3 to 5
Agastache 3 to 5
Anemone 3 to 5
Angelica 1 to 3
Anthemis 3 to 5
Arctanthemum 5 to 7
Artemisia 3 to 5
Asphodeline 3 to 5
Aster 3 to 5
Astilbe (smaller forms such as A.Pumila) 5 to 7
Astilbe (most forms) 3 to 5
Astrantia 5 to 7
Bergenia 5 to 7
Beschorneria 1 to 3
Bidens 1 to 5
Centranthus 3 to 7
Cephalaria 1 to 3
Ceratostigma 5 to 7
Cirsium 3 to 5
Crocosmia 3 to 7
Dianthus 5 to 7
Dierama 3 to 5
Echinacea 5 to 7
Echinops 3 to 5
Erigeron 5 to 7
Eryngium 3 to 5
Eucomis 3 to 5
Eupatorium (most large forms) 1 to 5
Eupatorium (smaller forms such as E. Chocolate) 3 to 5
Eupatorium 3 to 5
Euphorbia 3 to 5
Fascicularia 3 to 5
Filipendula 1 to 3
Foeniculum 3 to 5
Francoa 5 to 7
Gaura 3 to 5
Geranium 5 to 7
Geranium 3 to 5
Geranium 3 to 5
Geum 5 to 7
Helianthus 1 to 3
Helenium 5 to 7
Heuchera 5 to 7
Inula 1 to 3
Iris 3 to 5
Knautia 5 to 7
Kniphofia 5 to 7
Leucanthemum 3 to 5
Liatris 3 to 5
Libertia 3 to 9
Ligularia 3 to 5
Lysimachia 3 to 5
Lythrum 3 to 5
Macleaya 1 to 3
Nepeta 3 to 5
Papaver 5 to 7
Patrinia 3 to 5
Persicaria 3 to 5
Persicaria (most forms) 5 to 7
Persicaria (P.polymorpha) 1 to 3
Phlomis 3 to 5
Potentilla 5 to 7
Rudbeckia (most forms) 3 to 5
Rudbeckia (large forms such as R.laciniata) 1 to 3
Salvia 5 to 7
Sanguisorba (smaller forms such as S.Tanna) 5 to 7
Sanguisorba (most forms) 3 to 5
Scabiosa 5 to 7
Schizostylis 5 to 7
Sedum 3 to 5
Serratula 5 to 7
Sisyrinchium 7 to 9
Stachys 5 to 7
Symphytum 3 to 5
Thalictrum 1 to 5
Tradescantia 5 to 7
Verbena 3 to 5
Veronicastrum 3 to 5