Ian and Teresa Moss
© Ian and Teresa Moss 2014
Ian and Teresa Moss have been specialist growers of hardy and unusual plants for over ten years. Our range of perennials includes the best of the most recent introductions, as well as more unusual varieties and reliable old favourites, with a special focus on hardy geraniums. We also have a good selection of plants for shade, and also a wide range of perennials for late summer interest.
We grow the majority of our plants on our own nursery here in Somerset; these are either propagated by us, or, where protected by Plant Breeder’s Rights (PBR), grown from young plants from reputable suppliers. We use the minimum of winter protection, and no heat. We take pride in producing plants of the highest quality that will establish well in your garden and which are also excellent value for money. A comprehensive catalogue of the varieties that we offer is also available together with information on how to order, and we are always happy to offer expert advice on plants and planting schemes.
Shows and Plant Fairs
Our principal business is the sale of our plants at horticultural shows and plant fairs. We exhibit at over 40 events throughout the year, ranging from prestigious national shows such as the RHS Spring Shows in Cardiff and Malvern, Taunton Flower Show, the Chenies Manor and Spetchley Park Plant Fairs, to local plant fairs and horticultural shows. More details on the shows that we are attending in 2014 can be found through the link on this page, and we are always happy to bring preordered plants along to these events. We are also pleased to be exhibiting at all of the Rare Plant Fairs, this year. Full details of those that we are attending are available at the Rare Plant Fair website – click on the logo at the left of this page.
Our Plant Nursery at Kilver Court Gardens
Our nursery at Kilver Court Gardens, Shepton Mallet, offers a good selection of plants from our range, with the focus on plants that are of seasonal interest. You can also preorder plants from our full catalogue range for collection from the nursery. As we are specialist growers, many of our varieties are only produced in small numbers, so if you are seeking a particular plant, or wish to visit the nursery on a day when we are there in person, please telephone a few days in advance of coming to check. The nursery is located just outside the garden entrance and is open from 30th March until 31st October during normal garden opening hours, and you can visit without having to buy an admission ticket for the Gardens.
New Plant Introduction - Polemonium x yezoense ‘Halfway to Paradise’
We are pleased to announce the release of our first new variety, Polemonium x yezoense ‘Halfway to Paradise’. We selected this variety as a seedling from Polemonium x yezoense ‘Purple Rain’; it has pure white, gently fragrant flowers with a beautifully marked purple eye. The flowers are borne on strong stems about 45cm high, above fresh green foliage that is flushed red as it emerges in the spring. This superb new polemonium flowers from May to late September, especially if faded flowers are removed regularly.
Limited supplies of ‘Halfway to Paradise’ are now available by mail order, price £7.50 for a plant in a 1 litre pot, plus postage and packing. Alternatively, plants may be ordered for collection from our plant nursery at Kilver Court Gardens in Shepton Mallet, Somerset.