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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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Begonia 'Glowing Embers'

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Begonia 'Glowing Embers' positively smoulders all summer long. Dark purple-bronze foliage contrasts with fiery, almost luminous orange blooms for an enduring display. This dramatic Begonia has a compact, semi-cascading habit that looks spectacular spilling from baskets and containers. A fabulous blaze of colour that will even brighten up those tricky shady corners of the patio. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 3 begonia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 9 begonia jumbo plug plants

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    • £29.97 £19.99

Begonia 'Majestic Golden Picotee'

The enormous 20cm (8") blooms of Begonia 'Majestic Golden Picotee' create the most magnificent display! Each gently ruffled yellow petal is edged with orange to create a stunning glowing effect that will last right up to the first frosts. This robust, stocky variety has an upright habit that is perfect for beds and patio containers. This tuberous begonia can even be lifted at the end of summer and the tubers stored for planting again the following spring! Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 35cm (14").


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 12 begonia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2017
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    • £9.99
    • 24 begonia plug plants

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    • £19.98 £17.99

Sunflower 'Inca Gold'

Helianthus

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Try something different in your containers this summer that will really get the neighbours talking. This cheery little helianthus has lax, trailing stems and a multi-branching habit that billow from hanging baskets in a mass of small sunflower blooms. Sunflower 'Inca Gold' can also be grown as spreading groundcover at the front of informal summer borders. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Companion planting: Try growing sunflowers with chives to deter aphids.


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    • 5 sunflower Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 10 sunflower Postiplug plants

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    • £25.98 £17.99

Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Apricot Shades Improved' F1 Hybrid (Pre-planted Basket)

For hassle-free gardening, look no further than our pre-planted baskets for easy summer-long colour. We’re always on the look out for ways to make life simpler for our gardening customers. So what could be easier hanging baskets which are already planted up? We’ve taken the hard work out of creating wonderfully colourful displays - just order our pre-planted baskets of your favourite varieties and position them where you’ll most enjoy their summer colour. Then all you need to do is water them and wait!

A best seller, Begonia 'Apricot Shades' is as versatile as it is beautiful! Large, cascading double blooms in sunshine shades of apricot and lemon will pour from your containers from July to October. These tuberous begonias will perform whatever the weather, in sun or semi shade. The trailing habit of Begonia 'Apricot Shades' makes them ideal for hanging baskets, window boxes and flower pouches for a really impressive display that will light up even a shady corner. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").
Hanging basket diameter: 27cm (11in). 7.6 Litres.

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

Garden ready pre-planted baskets
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    • 1 x begonia pre-planted basket

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £14.99

Dahlia 'Figaro Mixed' (Garden Ready)

  • The fast-track to a hassle-free garden - just plant, water and enjoy!
  • Quality plants delivered to your door, hardened off and ready to plant out
  • Fully-grown, super-robust, healthy plants
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.

Create a blaze of summer colour with this mixture of classic, dwarf bedding dahlias. The dazzling double and semi-double blooms of Dahlia 'Figaro' Mixed are produced on fast growing plants with a compact, bushy habit. Ideal for creating a colourful, long lasting display in beds, borders and containers. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

 

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    • 30 dahlia garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £14.99

Marigold 'Zenith Mixed' F1 Hybrid (Garden Ready)

Tagetes patula x erecta, Afro-French Marigold

  • The fast-track to a hassle-free garden - just plant, water and enjoy!
  • Quality plants delivered to your door, hardened off and ready to plant out
  • Fully-grown, super-robust, healthy plants

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.


If you're only going to grow one marigold this summer, choose Marigold 'Zenith Mixed'! An Afro-French hybrid, Marigold 'Zenith Mixed' produces crested, carnation-like flowers in a mixture of colours including reds, oranges, yellows and bicolour shades. With a vigorous growth habit and superb weather resistance you'll be enjoying non-stop colour in your beds, borders and containers from summer through to autumn. Height and spread: 35cm (14").


Culinary note: The citrus tasting flowers have many uses, try them in salads, sandwiches or seafood dishes too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

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    • 30 marigold garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £14.99

Petunia 'Orchid-Flowered Mixed' F1 Hybrid

  • Best in class for double petunias
Widely acknowledged as the world's finest double petunias, with exquisite orchid-like, ruffled blooms in a medley of radiant colours. Petunia 'Orchid Flowered Mixed' begin flowering early in the season and continue their luxurious display throughout the summer, until the first frosts. This versatile mix is a delight in borders, beds and containers and flower Pouches®. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

 

Buy this variety in a larger plant size
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    • 36 petunia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 72 petunia plug plants

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    • £25.98 £17.99
    • 110 petunia miniplug plants

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    • £17.99
    • 220 petunia miniplug plants

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    • £35.98 £27.99

Begonia 'Whopper Mixed'

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  • Great for ground cover too!
A super-sized Begonia with a big impact! Everything about this new variety is big - the leaves, the flowers, the height; so just a few plants will go a long way towards filling your garden with fabulous summer colour. Let Begonia 'Whopper Mixed' spill over the sides of patio containers or use it as long lasting ground cover to fill beds and borders. Height and spread: 40cm (16").
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    • 12 begonia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 24 begonia plug plants

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    • 48 begonia plug plants

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    • £39.96 £19.99

Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Patio Apricot Shades Improved' F1 Hybrid

Begonia 'Patio Apricot Shades' is equally good as our best selling trailing version. With the same weather resistant blooms and fabulous flower power, this specially selected patio variety has a more upright habit making it better suited to patio containers. Perfect for brightening up your patio this summer in sun or shade, come rain or shine. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 35cm (14").

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.

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    • 12 begonia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2017
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    • £9.99
    • 24 begonia plug plants

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    • £16.99
    • 48 begonia plug plants

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    • £39.96 £24.99

Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Danube' (Garden Ready)

Floss Flower

  • The fast-track to a hassle-free garden - just plant, water and enjoy!
  • Quality plants delivered to your door, hardened off and ready to plant out
  • Fully-grown, super-robust, healthy plants
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.

A large-flowered, vigorous variety of annual ageratum with powder-puff flower heads of soft, lavender blue. The fluffy, weather resistant blooms are particularly attractive to butterflies. With a dense, compact habit, Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Danube' is perfect for adding texture and colour to bedding, borders and containers. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 25cm (10").

 

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    • 30 ageratum garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £14.99

Antirrhinum majus 'Royal Bride'

Snapdragon

The first of a new generation of fragrant snapdragons. This tall annual bears large, majestic spires of fragrant, pure white snapdragon flowers that are perfect for cutting. Antirrhinum 'Royal Bride' makes a lovely addition to cottage gardens or white themed borders where it will easily fill gaps between your perennials, blooming from June to September. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 36 antirrhinum plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 72 antirrhinum plug plants

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    • £23.98 £16.99

Salvia splendens 'Blaze of Fire' (Garden Ready)

Scarlet Sage, Salvia splendens 'Fireball'

  • The fast-track to a hassle-free garden - just plant, water and enjoy!
  • Quality plants delivered to your door, hardened off and ready to plant out
  • Fully-grown, super-robust, healthy plants
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.

Plumes of brilliant scarlet flowers above neat, compact plants make this one of the most famous and striking summer annual bedding plants. Flowering early and continuing over a long period, Salvia 'Blaze of Fire' provides excellent value and bold impact in long lasting bedding displays, window boxes and containers. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

 

Garden ready special offer
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    • 30 salvia garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £14.99