Author Archives: Sharon Lowndes

Geum Scarlet Tempest

Geum Scarlet Tempest achieves second place at the Chelsea Flower show ‘Plant of the Year 2016’

Geums as a genus have become more popular over the past few year especially with the successes for Totally Tangerine being launched at Chelsea flower show over 5 years ago.

This new Geum comes from the breeder of the Anemone Swan series Elizabeth McGregor. Hardy Cottage plants launched this new hybrid. With its early large flowers of brilliant-scarlet, open, slightly double flowers of about 5cm across.

This Geums starts to flower in early March and continues throughout the summer and into autumn. Its height is also a good size at 35-40 cm.

Liners available from spring 2017.

Geum 'Scarlet Tempest'

Which Gardening review

Great reviews in Aprils copy of Which Gardening

We often send in new plants to be trialled at the three Which Gardening trial grounds across the country. We believe it to be great way to get our plants out there and help publicize for our customers through a retail magazine.

This months copy  of Which Gardening has three of our range in Best buys for new plants

Gaura Pink Panache

   Gaura Pink Panache

Scabiosa kudo

          Scabiosa Kudo

Lavandula Heavenly Scent

   Lavandula Heavenly Scent

IPM Essen Trade Fair

Third year at Essen in Germany


26th – 29th January 2016

Hall 10 Stand C13

We will once againDruck be exhibiting at IPM Essen.  We have continued to see growth in our export business throughout 2015 .

Come and visit our stand and see what we have for 2016 in our range  Agapanthus plugs and 9cm liners, plus much more.

2016 Catalogue.

patrick-bikeFairweather’s 2016 Catalogue now available

Are new 2016 catalogue is now available. All copies have been posted to our mailing list. If you have not received your copy yet then please contact

One of the more unusual ways to deliver a catalogue was when Patrick visited on of our French customers. Off the coast of Paimpol is lle Bre’hat, one of Brittany’s loveliest islands. With no cars are allow on the Island Patrick hoped on a 10 minutes Ferry ride and biked the rest of the way to the nursery.


We can’t guarantee your catalogue will be delivered in the same way but if you haven’t received a copy of the new 2016 catalogue please let us know and we will pop one in the post to you.