Cuttings: Monster plant sale

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The Independent Online
ANGUS WHITE of Architectural Plants is holding another of his Monster Autumn Sales which will continue until the end of February. He is offering 20 per cent off the price of any of his plants, and if you can't visit, he will send. White's catalogue remains the best designed, most interesting piece of horticultural exotica in the country. The plants are pretty good, too. He has the beautiful albizia with huge doubly pinnate leaves, five elegant kinds of cordyline, myrtles in quantity, strelitzia (the bird of paradise flower) and a dozen different yuccas. As the name of the nursery suggests, he is interested in the form of a plant more than its flowers. All the plants are colour coded. Red means danger - in terms of hardiness - but often maximum excitement in terms of the impact the plant will bring to a garden. There is an excellent new section at the back of the catalogue which suggests particular plants for a variety of different situations. The nursery, at Cooks Farm, Nuthurst, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 6LH (0403 891772) is open (9am-5pm) every day except Sunday.