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Annual Plants


Annual plants fall under two categories - hardy and half-hardy. Hardy annuals can be grown outdoors and will tolerate cooler tempratures, whereas the more tender half-hardy annuals need protection and must not be planted out until all risk of frost has passed. These delightful summer flowers add colour and interest to beds, borders, containers and hanging baskets. Use the selections in the left menu to select the right plants for your garden.


You might also be interested in our stunning range of perennial plants which flower every year.



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Bidens Collection

  • The perfect patio bidens
  • Never-before-seen colours and bicolours
  • Result of 10 years of plant breeding work
  • Bred to be vigorous, but controlled

Here's a whole new generation of bidens offering bushy plants with unrivalled flower power. More blooms appear each day, covering over faded flowers and keeping the plant looking neat and tidy.


The never-before-seen colours are the result of a long breeding program we started back in 2005 by crossing new species with the classical yellow bidens to bring out the pink and white colours, which were missing up to that point. We managed to introduce the new colours, but it's taken nearly 10 years of work by our plant breeding team to refine the intensity of the colours, flower shapes and habit to the near perfection we see today. The colours are so unique that people seeing them for the first time do not always realise they are bidens!

The controlled habit and extra bright colours and bicolours make this Bidens Collection super versatile; plant 'Firelight', 'Moonlight' and 'Spotlight' on their own as a collection or in combination with other plants. They'll look fabulous wherever you plant them and they won't end up taking over your containers or hanging baskets. Height: 20cm (8") Spread: 30cm (12").

Collection comprises:
  • Bidens 'Firelight' - Stunning dark pink and white bicoloured blooms with a bright yellow central eye.
  • Bidens 'Moonlight' - Bright white bidens flowers with a contrasting yellow centre.
  • Bidens 'Spotlight' - Enjoy not one, but two shades of sunny yellow on the petals of this fabulous bidens variety.
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    • 15 bidens Postiplug plants - 5 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of June 2017
    • SAVE* £25  
    • £29.97 £4.97

Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'

Honeywort

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Also known as Honeywort, this unusual annual bears rounded, blue-green leaves on slender, upright stems. From late spring onwards masses of nodding, rich purple flowers, surrounded by blue-purple bracts appear at the stem tips, which are highly attractive to bees. With a bushy habit, Cerinthe major ‘Purpurascens’ is a fantastic addition to annual beds or used to fill gaps in herbaceous borders, where it is happy in any well drained soil. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 3 cerinthe Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2017
    • SAVE £10  
    • £12.99 £2.99
    • 6 cerinthe Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2017
    • SAVE £16  
    • £19.99 £3.99

Petunia 'Frills & Spills'™ Mixed'

Our customers love the fragrant double blooms of Petunia 'Frills & Spills'™. These outstanding trailing petunias were bred in the British climate for the British climate, so their resilient flowers are completely weather tolerant. The ruffled flowers are larger than other double trailing types so they look fantastic tumbling from baskets, window boxes and patio containers. This sumptuous mix includes 5 named varieties; 'Priscilla', 'Candyfloss', 'Susanna', 'Cherry Ripple' and 'Belinda'. Trails to: 45cm (18").
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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of June 2017
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    • £8.99
    • 10 petunia Postiplug plants - 2 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of June 2017
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    • £12.99
    • 20 petunia Postiplug plants - 4 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of June 2017
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    • £14.99

Sweet Pea Duo Collection

Enjoy our great value sweet pea duo collection that is guaranteed to add colour to your garden this summer!

Sweet Pea Collection comprises:
Sweet Pea 'Scent Infusion' - A lovely, hand selected blend that combines traditional sweet pea colours and fragrance, with the straighter, stronger stems of modern varieties.
Sweet Pea 'Sweet Dreams' - Each and every one, including many award winning varieties, has been selected for outstanding fragrance, exhibition standard blooms and superb growing performance.

These cottage garden favourites are superb for cutting and the more blooms you cut, the more they will flower! Pop a few stems in a vase to fill a whole room with fragrance. Grow sweet peas against a sunny fence or trained on a free standing obelisk. For an informal display, let them scramble through mature shrubs. Height: 1.8m (6'). Spread: 30cm (12"). Supplied as deep-rooted plugs with an average of 5 sweet pea plants per plug. Pinched and ready for planting straight out.

Useful links:

How to grow sweet peas

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    • 12 sweet pea premium plugs (60 plants) - 30 of each variety

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    • Worth £29.98  
    • £24.99
    • Out of stock

Hanging Basket Collection

Take the guesswork out of summer hanging baskets! Specially selected to complement each other, these perfect planting partners will set your baskets and containers ablaze with colour all summer long.

  • This collection comprises of the following varieties;
  • Fuchsia 'Southgate' - Softest pink blooms with pale green tinged sepals make a beautiful colour combination.
  • Fuchsia 'La Campanella' - An RHS AGM variety with purple-pink petals that age to light violet as they mature.
  • Fuchsia 'Sir Matt Busby' - Large double blooms with dark pink sepals that fade into a pale pink corolla.
  • Fuchsia 'General Monk' - Fully double purple blooms with bright red sepals.
  • Nepeta 'Variegata' - Trailing stems with scalloped, cream and green variegated foliage.
  • Bacopa 'Snowflake' - Tumbling, evergreen stems bear a smothering of snow white flowers throughout summer.
  • Argyranthemum 'Aramis Rose' - Brilliant blooms, attracting clouds of butterflies, and outlasting most other flowers in the garden.
  • Helichrysum 'Nana Silver' - silvery foliage makes this an attractive filler plant.
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    • 8 Postiplug plants - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of June 2017
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    • £11.99
    • 16 Postiplug plants - 2 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of June 2017
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    • £22.99
    • 24 Postiplug plants - 3 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of June 2017
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    • £35.99
    • 48 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2017
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    • £69.99

Ultimate Summer Colour Collection

We've put together the ultimate collection for adding show-stopping colour to your baskets, window boxes and containers this summer. The collection features a selection of our customer favourites including begonias, petunias and geraniums.

Begonias have fabulous flower power and are perfect for brightening up your garden in sun or shade, come rain or shine. The large, coloured blooms of petunias are easy-to-grow and very rewarding in all summer weather. Why not pot up each individual variety in baskets and containers where they will look equally as good planted together. Our geraniums are weather-tolerant F1 hybrid plants with stunning blooms that are ideal for brightening beds and borders all summer long. Unlike some cultivars, the weather resistant flowers won't shatter when it rains making them perfect for our unpredictable UK summers. Although technically perennial, Pelargoniums are only half hardy and therefore normally treated as annuals in the UK. However, with care, they may be overwintered in a frost free greenhouse.

Please note, the varieties you will receive may differ from those illustrated.
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    • 72 plug plants - 24 of each variety

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    • £51.92 £17.98
    • Out of stock

Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Apricot Shades Improved' F1 Hybrid

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It's not that we weren't satisfied with the success of our best-seller, Begonia 'Apricot Shades', but we decided to try hand-blending an 'improved' version. You can expect a broader range of colours and 50% more colour-edged picotees from Begonia 'Apricot Shades Improved' - which means you'll enjoy even more non-stop stunning colour and impact in your garden.

Begonia 'Apricot Shades Improved' is as versatile as it is beautiful! Large, cascading, double blooms will pour from your containers from July to October. You'll be enjoying gorgeous flowers in shades of apricot and orange that reach 6-10cm (2.5-4") in diameter all summer and well into autumn. These tuberous begonias will perform whatever the weather and can be placed in sunny or semi shaded positions. The abundant trailing habit of Begonia Apricot Shades Improved makes them a great value plant for hanging baskets, window boxes and Flower Pouches™, giving you a really impressive display that will light up even a shady corner.

Culinary note: Add the bright coloured petals to sandwiches or salads for a light lemon taste and crisp texture. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

Buy this variety in a larger plant size
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    • 5 begonia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2017
    • SAVE £4  
    • £9.99 £5.99
    • 10 begonia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2017
    • SAVE* £12.99  
    • £19.98 £6.99
    • 15 begonia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2017
    • SAVE* £21.98  
    • £29.97 £7.99
    • 100 begonia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2017
    • SAVE* £134.81  
    • £199.80 £64.99

Annual 'Best Value Bumper' Collection

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Everything you need to make your beds, borders, hanging baskets and patio containers look amazing this year! This superb value pack combines all three of our fabulous annual collections, giving you all the plants you need this summer for a colourful and long-lasting display. Height: Up to 60cm (24"). Spread: Up to 45cm (18").

  • The Container Collection Comprises four sun-loving varieties - Gazania, Verbena, Sweet William and Salpiglossis - that will cope with summer heat and stay stunning even in the confines of your patio containers.

     

  • The Basket Collection which is ideal if you are planning several hanging baskets. Four customer favourites (petunia, lobelia, begonia and bacopa) that are guaranteed to put on a stunning show right through until Autumn.

     

  • The Bedding Collection which is a perfect summer selection for vibrant bedding displays in your garden borders and includes snapdragons, salvias, tobacco plants and rudbeckia in a delightful range of colours, heights, textures and scents that will ensure a winning garden display. They'll look equally good planted in blocks or mixed up.

     

    Please note, when you receive your plants, the green plastic tray is embossed with letters underneath each row of plants - these letters correspond to the list supplied with your plants so that you can identify them.

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    • 72 plug plants - 6 of each variety

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    • SAVE* £51.89  
    • £71.88 £19.99
    • Out of stock
    • 144 plug plants - 12 of each variety

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    • SAVE OVER £100  
    • £143.76 £29.99
    • Out of stock

Summer Plant Lucky Dip

Enjoy our great-value lucky dip offer that is guaranteed to add colour to your garden this summer! In this lucky dip you will receive a mixture of at least 3 different varieties. To allow us to offer you such a good price, we can't take orders for specific varieties, but whatever we decide to send, you won't be disappointed. More info
    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2017
    • Worth £35.94  
    • £5.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2017
    • Worth £71.88  
    • £7.99
    • 144 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2017
    • Worth £143.76  
    • £9.99

Begonia Collection (Garden Ready)

Create stunning baskets and borders with this bargain collection of garden ready begonias. We have selected three of our customer favourite varieties for you to enjoy.

Our garden ready plants are selected for garden performance, straight from the nursery. We send them to you 'green' ahead of flowering (but please note some varieties may show a few blooms), which means plants will establish quickly and all their energy goes into producing better roots, so they produce more flowers throughout the season. Height: Up to 30cm (12"). Spread: Up to 45cm (18").


  • Collection includes;

  • Begonia 'Apricot Shades Improved' (15 garden ready plants) - This variety is as versatile as it is beautiful! Large, cascading, double blooms will pour from your containers from July to October. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18")
  • Begonia 'Organdy Mixed' (30 garden ready plants) - The winning combination of bronze and green foliage contrasts beautifully with the colourful blooms. Height and spread: 20cm (8").
  • Begonia 'Non Stop Mixed' (15 garden ready plants) - The fully double flowers come in a boisterous range of shades, that jostle for attention in containers, beds and borders. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 60 begonia garden ready plants

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    • £39.96
    • Out of stock

Petunia 'Trailing Surfinia Mixed'

World renowned for their flower power, weather resistance, colour range and versatility. With their long trailing stems, reaching up to 90cm (35"), Surfinia petunias are ideal for creating a cascade of colour from hanging baskets, flower pouches® and containers. For a less formal display, let these vigorous trailing petunias tumble over walls in a wave of trumpet shaped blooms. Trails to: 90cm (35"). More info
    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • + FREE £5 voucher  
    • £9.99 £4.99
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    • 10 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • + FREE £5 voucher  
    • £19.98 £7.99
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    • 20 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • + FREE £5 voucher  
    • £39.96 £14.99
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    • 30 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • + FREE £5 voucher  
    • £59.94 £19.99
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    • 100 petunia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2017
    • + FREE £5 voucher  
    • £199.80 £49.99