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Ferns
A selection of handsome and pretty ferns to add interest to any garden. Give your ferns a little attention, water and feed, and in 2 or 3 years you will have specimens to relish and show off. Great companion plants for spring and winter displays
ADIANTUM
pedatum 
(Maidenhair Fern)  
40cm
Dainty, fine fronds on this lovely fern; shade or part shade and a lovely contrast. £4.50  
ASPLENIUM
scolopendrium 
(Hart's Tongue)
25cm
Handsome, undulating strap leaves; excellent in shade; wintergreen. £4.50 Asplenium solopendrium (Harts Tongue Fern) - Abriachan Nurseries SOLD OUT
ASPLENIUM
scolopendrium Cristatum
Crested form. £4.50   SOLD OUT
ASPLENIUM
trichomanes
(Maidenhair Spleenwort)
The lovely dainty small fern, you find on old walls. Wiry, small leaflets, black midrib. £4.50  
ATHYRIUM
fIlix-femina 80cm
(Lady Fern)
Elegant pinnate leaves on this hardy easy-going Native fern. Good in shade and sun, if it has a cool root run. £4  
ATHYRIUM
filix-femina Frizelliae
(The Tatting Fern)
Quite a looker; arching slim fronds with the leaves reduced to give an almost beeded necklace affect. Good in woodland, or as a wonderful container plant. £5  
BLECHNUM
chilense
(Chilean Hard Fern)
90cm
A rare Falkland Island native fern. Large handsome leathery leaves slowly forming substantial and attractive areas in shade or a damper area. £8.50 Blechnum chilense - Abriachan nurseries, The Garden On Loch Ness SOLD OUT
BLECHNUM
penna marina
(Falkland Island Little Fern)
Leathery heavily crested leaves that grow well in dry stone walls and work well in alpine plantings. £4 fern blechnum penna marina cristate - Falkland Island Small Fern - Abriachan Nurseries
BLECHNUM
penna marina
cristata
Heavily crested leaves that grow well in dry stone walls and work well in alpine plantings. £4   SOLD OUT
BLECHNUM
spicant 40cm
(Hard Fern)
British native; neat shining pinnate fronds; hardy and evergreen. £4.50  
DRYOPTERIS
lepidopoda 70cm
(The Sunset Fern)
A beautiful evergreen fern with pink/ orange flushed new growth.
£5  
DICKSONIA
antarctica
The magnificent tree fern from New Zealand. Huge fronds and beautiful tobacco brown stems. This is the hardiest species of all. £7.50   SOLD OUT
MATTEUCCIA
struthiopteris 1.5m
(Ostrich Fern)
A wonderful fern; elegant emerging crosiers opening to plume-like open fronds Strong growing and unique.
Excellent in plantings with Irises and meconopis.
£8.50 matteucia struthiopteris - abriachan nurseries
OSMUNDA
regalis 1.5m
(Royal Fern)
A magnificent fern for waterside and damp conditions. Croziers emerge bronze and strong and the autumn colours of strong tans and straw colours are splendid £6
POLYPODIUM
vulgare 30cm
(Native Polypody)
A splendid fern for dry positions. Neat ladder rung leaves; black stems. A British native, wintergreen. £4.50  
PTERIS
cretica Albolineata
40cm
Slender grey green foliage, heavily white centred. A striking specimen plant. £5  
Grasses and Sedges

Grasses can make inspirational planting. They bring the air of the wild into a garden. Here are a few of my best ideas.
*Use in a mixed border, they are a great change of texture and a cooling colour. e.g. Miscanthus, Pennisetum, Millium
*Grasses look great in “designed plantings “among rocks and large gravel. e.g. Stipa, Miscanthus, Cortaderia, Carex
*Some grasses look fantastic as potted specimens e.g. Stipa arundinacea, Hakenochloe, Carex
*Try some annual grasses with poppies. Fabulous. e.g. Hordeum jubatum

ANEMANTHELE
lessoniana 
(Used to be Stipa arundinacea)
Pheasant grass
An elegant and most useful grass. Trailing flower/seed heads, on foliage that colours red, yellow and brown through summer heat and winter cold. £5   SOLD OUT
CAREX
elata aurea
(Golden Sedge) 50cm
A wonderful evergreen sedge. All gold parts. Good in the garden, and endlessly useful in pots £4.50   SOLD OUT
CAREX
pendula 2m
(Weeping sedge)
UK Native Strong arching growth and panicles of nut brown seed heads all winter. £4.50 Carex pendula - Abriachan Nurseries, The Garden On Loch Ness
CAREX
trifida 70cm
(Mutton Bird Sedge)
New Zealand and Falkland Island Native; clumps of strong green leaves and spikes of nut brown seed heads. One found on exposed headlands where sea birds burrow and nest.  If you have a place that would look great if windswept and interesting, this is your plant. £4.50   SOLD OUT
CHIONOCHLOA
conspicua
(Plumed Tussock grass)
1.4m
A very handsome New Zealander; tussock growth and lovely open biscuit coloured plumed flowers for several months. £5 SOLD OUT
HAKENOCHLOA
macra aureola
25cm
An elegant bright grass; Light green with a golden stripe; lovely in shade or as a potted specimen. £4.50 Hakonechloa macra aureola - Abriachan Nurseries, The Garden On Loch Ness
MILLIUM
effusum aureum
(Bowles Golden Grass)
40cm
Broad soft straps of golden leaves opening into golden oat like flowers. All parts are golden. Early in growth and so amazing with Meconopsis £4.50 Millium effusum aureum - Abriachan Nurseries, The Garden On Loch Ness SOLD OUT
OPHIOPOGON
planiscapus nigrescens (Black Grass)
25cm
The black leaves are grass like with purple berries, turning black. Wonderful for painting garden pictures. £4.50
STIPA
gigantea
(Giant Oat Grass)
2m
Basal clump of fine grass leaves and huge golden oat- like flowers making a wonderful feature for months. £5 Stipa gigantea - abriachan nurseries SOLD OUT
Herbs
ALLIUM
cepa proliferum
(Tree Onion)
An Interesting plant for the herb garden. Bunches of onion bulblets on contorted leaves. £2.50  
schoenoprasum
(Chives) 30cm
A strong Highland strain that makes excellent edging to veg plots and potagers.
Good for scrambled egg and mashed potato too.
£3  
schoenoprasum album A lovely white flowered form £3   SOLD OUT

ursinum  
(Wild Garlic)

A splendid native; on our stream bank the faint, pleasant garlic smells fill the evening very good in cooking.  
£3 SOLD OUT
ARMORACIA
rusticana 40cm (Horseradish) No jar in the supermarket is going to give you the real flavour to have with roast beef. Upright wavy edged clumps of leaves and strong white tap roots, which is the bit you want. Contain it with boards or have it in a bed alone or it will run!
£4   SOLD OUT
CHAMAEMELUM
Treneague
(Lawn Chamomile)
The non-flowering Chamomile, lush, fresh green and fabulously aromatic. This is the one used for lawns, but think of it also on a bank or bower or in an arbour….imagine, imagine.
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£4 Chamaemelum treneague - abriachan nurseries SOLD OUT
FOENICULUM ( Fennel)
vulgare Bronze
( Bronze Fennel)
2m
A great plant for the general garden as well as any herb border. Large, smoky clouds of bronze filigree foliage followed by majestic umbelliferous seedheads. Sculptural in winter with the huge dry seed heads. Birds love it too. £3.50   SOLD OUT
LEVISTICUM
officinalis
(Lovage) 2m
Move over and let it in. Tall ragged-leaves plant and green flowers. Grow for its excellent celery flavoured leaves. Discover many uses for it.
£3.50  

MENTHA
A selection of these lovely mints. I grow them in large pots, you know where they are then!
Attractive and lovely to run your hands through.

Morroccan Excellent culinary mint and the very best for mint tea. Mid green £3
requienii
(Corsican mint)
Quite different; prostrate small leaves with purple flowers; intense mint scent. £3
MONARDA ( Bergamot / Bee Balm )
Mahogany
50cm
Fragrant olive green leaves and terrific whorls red, mahogany flowers. £4.50   SOLD OUT
NEPETA (Catmint)
Six Hills Giant Sprays of misty blue all summer. Lovely with roses or edging a herb bed. Indispensable. A wonderful source of nectar for many pollinators, loved by butterflies and bees. £3.50 Nepeta Six Hills Giant - Abriachan Nurseries Highland garden
ORIGANUM
vulgare An excellent Oregano; wonderful aromatic leaves and purple flower heads. £3   SOLD OUT
vulgare
Aureum
Golden oregano. Useful and decorative. £3.50   SOLD OUT
vulgare
Aureum Crispum
Crisp, wavy golden leaves £3.50   SOLD OUT
THYMUS Beloved by Bees & Butterflies
bressingham pink Pink flowers, vigourous mat. £3.50  
caespitosus Excellent fragrant mats of leaves and pink flowers.

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£3.50  
Australia and New Zealand plants
CALLISTEMON
rigidus From New South Wales, Australia; red bottle brush flowers and lance shaped on an evergreen shrub. Of course it needs a warm, sunny position or a pot very close to the house for protection, but there is nothing like a bottle brush! Surprising hardy for an Aussie cousin if given good drainage and sun. £8.50   SOLD OUT
CELMESIA (Mountain Daisies)
Wonderful New Zealand natives, usually silver, softly hairy leaves and clean white dasies
bellidoides Mat forming dark green foliage. Clean white dasies, with yellow centres £4   SOLD OUT
CHIONOCHLOA
Chionochloa conspicua
(Plumed Tussock grass)
1.4m
A very handsome New Zealander; tussock growth and lovely open biscuit coloured plumed flowers for several months. £5 SOLD OUT
LEPTOSPERMUM (New Zealand Tea Tree)
Tea Trees or Manuka Tea Trees are doing well in sunny parts our garden so we are trying new ones each year. They are small foliaged shrub with a mass of the prettiest flowers in late spring.
Scoparium
1-3m
New Zealand Tea Tree.Manuka. Attractive shrubs, smothered in white flowers in spring. Makes the New Zealand bush look snow covered
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£8.50  
LIBERTIA ( New Zealand Iris)
chilense Strong upright grass foliage. Dancing stems of pretty 3 petalled white flowers. Great in the gravel garden, in a sunny spot.
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£4.50   SOLD OUT
NOTHOFAGUS
obliqua
(Southern Beech)
One of the first trees we planted in the garden, when we had arrived from the southern hemisphere.
Deciduous, lovely small leaves fresh and bright in spring, yellow in autumn.
£6

OURISIA
Plants from New Zealand that revel in a cool root run with dappled shade on their head.
Lovely mixed with Ferns and Hostas.

caespitosa
(New Zealand Creeping Mountain Foxglove)  20cm
Prostrate stems with glossy leaves and rooting at nodes. White open faced flowers. £4   SOLD OUT
Snowflake
15cm
Leathery dark green leaves that set off the clean white flowers perfectly £4  
RAOULIA
australis Wonderful New Zealand plant; tiny leaves that form a beautiful silver film. Gravelly soil that does not dry out is ideal. £3.50  
SELLIERA
radicans
5cm
A carpet of fleshy leaves and one-sided white flowers. A coastal plant from New Zealand; wind and salt proof £3.50  
Falkland Plants
We have a strong connection to these remote, wild and beautiful Islands at the bottom of the world.  The wonderful plants from the Falklands crop up scattered throughout our woodland nursery and available in our mail order catalogue.

In the 70's and 80's we lived on West Point Island, farming sheep and running a market garden selling vegetable to visiting cruise ships.  Wildlife abounds on West Point including Albatross rookeries, Penguin colonies, Caracara, Sealions and Dolphins. 
The flora of the islands is incredibly diverse and hardy, having to face up to winds blowing up to 100kph and very little available shelter as there are no native trees. The tough growing conditions do not make the tiny plants any less beautiful, perhaps they are even more precious for their diminutive size and their brief flowering seasons.
Rockhopperpenguin - Abriachan Nurseries
Rockhopperpenguin - Abriachan Nurseries
NOTE : Due to popularity, there are a lot of SOLD OUTS in this collection, but we leave the listings up to show what may become available later in the year, call us if you have a particular interest and we will let you know how the stock is building up.

Armeria macloviana   (Falkland Thrift)
20cm

A sea shore plant, amongst the coastal grasses or clinging to rock cracks. Small domes of washed pink topping slim stems £4 Armeria macloviana - abriachan nurseries CURRENTLY
SOLD OUT
Blechnum
penna-marina
(Small Fern)
Leathery heavily crested tiny leaves that grow well in dry stone walls and work well in alpine plantings £4 Blechnum penna marina - Abriachan Nurseries
Blechnum chilense
(Chilean Hard Fern)
A rare Falkland Island native fern. Large handsome leathery leaves slowly forming substantial and attractive areas in shade or a damper area. £8.50 Blechnum chilense - Abriachan Nurseries, The Garden On Loch Ness CURRENTLY
SOLD OUT
Calceolaria fothergillii
(Lady's Slipper)
Like a lady’s slipper or a laughing mouth. The lower lip of the flower's pouch is striped or spotted red; lovely and unique. £4 Abriachan Nurseries - calceolaria fothergillii - lady's slipper CURRENTLY
SOLD OUT
Calceolaria biflora  (Yellow Lady's Slipper)  Delicate little yellow pouched flowers, rare in the Falklands, larger lower lip than fothergillii, fabulous. £4 Calceolaria biflora - Falkland Yellow Ladies Slipper - Abriachan Nurseries CURRENTLY
SOLD OUT
Carex trifida
(Sword Grass / Mutton Bird Sedge)
New Zealand and Falkland Island Native; clumps of strong green leaves and spikes of nut brown seed heads. One found on exposed headlands where sea birds burrow and nest. If you have a place that would look great if windswept and interesting, this is your plant. £4.50   CURRENTLY
SOLD OUT
Chiliotrichum diffusum
(Falkland Fachine)
Compact grey/green evergreen bush covered in felty white daisies in midsummer. £4.50   CURRENTLY
SOLD OUT
Gunnera magellanica
(Pig Vine)
Creeping scalloped heads of evergreen leaves and cones of red flowers. Grows luxuriantly in damp conditions. £4 gunnera magellanica - abriachan nurseries
Myrteola nummularia
(Falkland Island Teaberry)
We love growing this. In the Islands it grows on wet peaty ground, often running through other plants.
Tiny leaved creeping plant that has pink flushed berries in autumn. The berries are edible and taste of candyfloss and roses. Of such are memories made.
£5 Teaberry - Abriachan Nurseries CURRENTLY
SOLD OUT
Leptinella scariosa 
(Buttonweed)
Tiny mats of feather-like leaves and compact yellowy green seed heads. Lovely creeping ground cover.   £4 Leptinella scariosa - Falkland Buttonweed  - Abriachan Nurseries CURRENTLY
SOLD OUT
Olsynium filifolium - previously Sisyrinchium jubatum (Pale Maiden) The beautiful national flower of the Falkland Islands. 
Elegant, slender six petalled flowers marked with pale purple stripes.
  pale maiden - olsynium filifolium - abriachan nurseries CURRENTLY
SOLD OUT
Our daughter Cat and her partner Brad worked in a remote Island in the Falklands as wildlife tour guides, their enthusiasm for the beauty and diversity of the plants has encouraged us to offer these plants that we have until now kept as part of our own personal memories of the Falklands.  We hope that you find a corner of your garden to enjoy these plants - close your eyes, imagine limitless horizons, the wind in your face and the cry of the penguins filling the air.
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