Posted: 12/01/2014 at 13:06
There is a thread about small online nurseries currently on the go. Salino has posted a very informative link to numerous suppliers.
There are nurseries supplying small plants now, the garden centres will soon be supplying Perennials in 9 cm pots. All these can be potted on to produce good size plants for summer.
Re your broom Bex, yes the period of flowering is quite short but we all love them. After flowering I prune back ...not past green wood....to encourage a nice bushy evergreen mound. For me they make nice foils then to summer and winter plants.
I would determine what your soil, including PH levels, and conditions are like and then go online to check our what plants will grow there.