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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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Stock 'Most Scented Mix'

Matthiola incana

With their spicy, clove-like scent, and tall sturdy stems, these stocks make fantastic cut flowers that bring fragrance and colour to your home. The closely packed flower spikes of this tall, clove scented mix emerge in a blend of at least 6 lovely pastel shades. This customer favourite mingles beautifully in cottage garden borders, or planted in large drifts and containers. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 40cm (16").

 

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    • 36 stock plug plants

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    • 72 stock plug plants

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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

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Antirrhinum majus 'Madame Butterfly' F1 Hybrid

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  • Customer favourite

Awarded an All American Selection medal for its unusual azalea-shaped snapdragon flowers. Antirrhinum 'Madame Butterfly' creates a riot of colour throughout summer. The unique, double snapdragon petals prevent insects from pollinating the flowers, so they last much longer than single-flowered varieties. Perfect for a long-lasting display in cottage garden beds, borders and containers. This award winning variety also makes a superb cut flower. Height: 65cm (26"). Spread: 45cm (18").

 

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    • 36 antirrhinum plug plants

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    • 72 antirrhinum plug plants

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Salvia Collection

Sage

  • Award winning selection
  • 7 months of colour
  • Drought tolerant and fuss-free

We've paired together our two favourite salvia introductions of recent years. Enjoy the reddish-purple flowers of Salvia 'Love and Wishes' alongside the scarlet-red funnels of 'Ember's Wish' - a match made in heaven for border and container displays. 'Love and Wishes' won best new variety at the Grower of the Year awards 2016, and was 3rd place in the 2015 RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year. We think 'Ember's Wish' matches it in looks and performance. Developed in Australia, both are drought-tolerant and fuss-free, and truly hardy for years of enjoyment in UK gardens. Flowering from May to November we can't think of a harder working perennial for your garden. Height and Spread: 75cm (30").
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    • 2 x salvia jumbo plug plants

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    • 4 x salvia jumbo plug plants

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    • 8 x salvia jumbo plug plants

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Salpiglossis sinuata 'Royale Mixed' F1 Hybrid

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Like sumptuous gold braid, the exquisite veining overlays rich, velvety hues, creating a shimmering display. Salpiglossis 'Royale Mixed' produces stunning trumpet flowers on upright, bushy plants. Salpiglossis flowers can be cut for a majestic indoor display, and the opulent colours add an exotic feel to patio containers, and annual bedding schemes. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12").

 

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Begonia semperflorens 'Lotto Mixed'

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  • Customer favourite

An exceptionally large flowered variety compared to normal Begonia semperflorens cultivars. Begonia 'Lotto' Mixed plants produce neat blooms with yellow centres in a sumptuous mix of colours. Perfect for creating a show-stopping display in containers, beds, baskets, and Flower Pouches™! Height and spread: 30cm (12").

 

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    • 36 begonia plug plants + 100g of begonia fertiliser

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Petunia 'Tidal Wave'

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  • Customer favourite

The sky's the limit for this spectacular climbing petunia! Masses of 10cm (4") blooms in purple, silver and pink are produced in abundance throughout summer on long lax stems. Train them upwards on a climbing frame or let them spill over low walls for a spectacular display of vibrant colour. The delicate blooms are more tolerant of wet weather than most varieties so you are guaranteed a brilliant display whatever the weather! Height: 1.9m (6'). Spread: 90cm (3').


Includes 10 Steps to Success - a step by step guide to growing your Petunia 'Tidal Wave' plants.

To make the most of your displays, try our exclusive supportive climbing frame, specially designed to help plants to climb easily.Get the best out of your petunias with our specially formulated Petunia Fertiliser - the perfect balance of nutrients to get them off to a flying start and nourish them through the summer.

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    • 12 petunia plug plants

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    • 12 petunia plug plants + 1 tower pot

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    • 36 petunia plug plants

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Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Illumination Mixed'

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Light up your summer displays with Begonia 'Illumination' mixed. An outstanding begonia with masses of flowers come rain or shine. With a true cascading habit, this colourful mix will leave your hanging baskets, containers, and Flower Pouches® literally overflowing with rainbows of colour all summer long. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

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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    • 36 begonia plug plants + 100g of begonia fertiliser

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Sweet Pea 'Sweet Dreams Mixed'

Lathyrus odoratus

  • 50 hand-selected varieties in this mix
  • Best in class for sweet peas
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A world exclusive collection of distinctly different sweet pea flowers - we believe 'Sweet Dreams' to be the best mixture ever! 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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    • 6 sweet pea premium plugs (30 plants)

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Begonia 'Inferno'™

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  • No deadheading
  • All-weather performance
  • Fast-growing plants

Performs superbly - come rain or shine! How's about that for a towering inferno? Possibly the brightest begonia ever - Begonia 'Inferno'- is a brand new variety from a modern breeding programme; offering colour, vigour, all-weather performance and unbeatable flower power. Plants are fast growing; giving almost instant impact, there's no need to deadhead either, so this really is the perfect low maintenance plant! Perfect for baskets, containers, and Flower Pouches™. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

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    • 5 begonia jumbo plug plants

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    • 10 begonia jumbo plug plants

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Antirrhinum 'Candy Canes Mixed'

Snapdragon

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The first of a new generation of high quality, fragrant snapdragons, in a flamboyant contemporary colour range. Tried and tested, Antirrhinum 'Candy Canes' Mixed is ideal for adding a bright splash of colour to cottage garden borders, and won't disappoint as a cut flower either. Height: 35cm (18"). Spread: 35cm (14").

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    • 36 antirrhinum plug plants

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    • 72 antirrhinum plug plants

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Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Apricot Shades Improved' F1 Hybrid

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  • Cascading radiant colour
  • Unbeatable for value and durability
  • Keeps blooming - whatever the weather
  • Extra-large double flowers
  • Perfect for Baskets or Flower Pouches™
  • Our best-seller just got better!
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: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

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    • 5 begonia jumbo plug plants

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    • 15 begonia jumbo plug plants

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    • 24 begonia plug plants + 100g begonia fertiliser

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    • 48 begonia plug plants + 100g begonia fertiliser

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    • 100 begonia jumbo plug plants

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    • £64.99