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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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Petunia 'Night Sky'

  • An award winner even before its official release!
  • World first in flower patterning
  • See a constellation in every bloom

Petunia 'Night Sky' has already been awarded a prestigious Fleurostar award by industry insiders, and rightly so. The launch of this special flower marks a breeding breakthrough. No other Petunia plant can boast the starry speckled pattern of this unique bloom. White speckles against a deep purple-blue backing recreate a clear night sky. You'll get lost gazing at the myriad of patterns - each flower is totally unique. Possibly the most distinctive bloom you've seen on this planet, let this trailing petunia spill from hanging baskets and patio containers for a particularly eye catching display this summer. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12")
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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £9.99 £6.99
    • 10 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • £19.98 £9.99

Petunia 'Damson Ripple'

  • A petunia with a perfume so sweet you could bottle it!
A petunia with a perfume so sweet you could bottle it! Petunia 'Damson Ripple' is the latest introduction to the 'Frills and Spills' range of petunia plants, bred in Britain to cope with British weather. Petunia 'Damson Ripple' offers unique two-tone flowers alongside a deep sweet perfume unseen in other double-flowered petunias. This is a must-have petunia for filling summer patios with scent and dazzling colour. Height and spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • £9.99
    • 10 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • £19.98 £14.99

Lobelia 'Monsoon' (Garden Ready)

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  • 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.

This trailing version of Lobelia 'Crystal Palace' produces a cascade of sapphire flowers - just the thing to brighten up your containers this summer. Masses of dazzling blue flowers sparkle against a backdrop of green foliage that takes on shades of bronze as the plants mature. Lobelia 'Monsoon' makes a fabulous trailing filler plant for mixed baskets, or let it tumble over low walls and rockeries for eye-catching ground cover. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 45cm (18").

 

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    • 30 lobelia garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £14.99

Lobelia 'Monsoon'

  • Basket fillers you can't do without!
This trailing version of Lobelia 'Crystal Palace' produces a cascade of sapphire flowers - just the thing to brighten up your containers this summer. Masses of dazzling blue flowers sparkle against a backdrop of green foliage that takes on shades of bronze as the plants mature. Lobelia 'Monsoon' makes a fabulous trailing filler plant for mixed baskets, or let it tumble over low walls and rockeries for eye-catching ground cover. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 6 lobelia plug plants

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    • £5.99
    • 36 lobelia plug plants

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    • 72 lobelia plug plants

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Petunia 'Cascadia Rim Magenta'

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The trailing stems of Petunia 'Cascadia Rim Magenta' produce a procession of starry-shaped, deep magenta blooms. Each velvety trumpet has a well defined, creamy white margin that makes these flowers really stand out from the foliage. Let this trailing petunia spill from hanging baskets and patio containers for a particularly eye catching display this summer. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 40cm (16").
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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • £9.99
    • 10 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • £14.99
    • 20 petunia Postiplug plants

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Petunia 'Purple Rocket'

An exclusive climbing Petunia from the Thompson & Morgan breeding programme. Climbing Petunia 'Purple Rocket' carries on the success of our popular 'Purple Tower'. We’ve taken that customer favourite, improved the vigour and packed it with more petals for intense perfume for even better flowering results on trellis, fencing and obelisks.

'Purple Rocket' produces rapid growth and early flowers, offering the ultimate column of colour when trained on a frame. Just three plants set into a Thompson & Morgan Tower Pot™ will create a winning summer patio or balcony display. Bred in the UK to cope with British weather, long stems quickly reach up to 1.5m (5ft) in height come rain or shine.

Alternatively let these easy-grow petunia plants spread through beds and borders as a carpet of colourful ground cover. Wherever you choose to plant it, Petunia 'Purple Rocket' will provide the perfect focal point for your garden this summer! Height and spread: 1.5m (5').

 

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    • 1 x Petunia 'Purple Rocket' Collection

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • 3 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • 6 petunia Postiplug plants

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Trixi® 'Cherry Kiss'

  • Perfect for the busy gardener!
  • 3-in-1 ready mixed plants for the easiest displays

Here's the very latest in hassle-free gardening; the Trixi® series. Each young plant is effectively 3 plants pre-planted into one plug! All you have to do is plant it straight into your hanging baskets or patio pots. Just one 3 in 1 jumbo plug will create a fabulous display in a 3 litre container, whilst 3 jumbo plugs will turn a 35cm (14") basket into a huge ball of colour.

These fabulous hanging basket plants are ready mixed and colour coordinated, so they will quickly mingle together right from the start to give you beautifully balanced and colourful displays. It's so easy! Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Trixi® 'Cherry Kiss' combines Petunia, Calibrachoa and Verbena for a superb display.

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    • 1 Trixi® jumbo plug plant

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    • £7.99
    • 1 x 1 litre potted Trixi® plant

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    • 3 Trixi® jumbo plug plants

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    • 6 Trixi® jumbo plug plants

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    • £19.99

Zinnia 'Zahara' Single-Flowered Mixed (Garden Ready)

Zinnia elegans

  • The perfect zinnia for the UK climate
  • 5 months of vibrant colour
  • Loved by pollinators
  • Compact plants ideal for pots or front of border

Possibly the best mixture of dwarf bedding zinnias available. This compact selection has been made with UK gardeners and UK weather in mind. Exceptional garden performance and mildew resistance means Zinnia 'Zahara Single-Flowered Mixed' will thrive in hot dry conditions as well as wet summer weather, making them ideal for our temperamental climate. Whether you set our zinnia plants in containers or at the front of your border you are guaranteed a profusion of dainty blooms from June through to October. Height and spread: 45cm (18").

 

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    • 30 zinnia garden ready plants

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    • £14.99

Petunia 'Titan Blue Velvet'

  • The BIGGEST petunia blooms we've ever seen!
  • 10cm+ blooms with rich colour and texture
  • Add a little luxury to your hanging baskets this summer
We've seen petunia blooms getting bigger and bolder in recent years as breeders look to bring larger plants to market, but their performance in the face of the British weather has been lacking. Until now! The launch of Petunia 'Titan Blue Velvet' is just what UK gardeners have been waiting for. Finally, GIANT petunia blooms that won't flop after a rain shower! The attractive single blooms carry light mauve petals with deep purple veining and will cover these powerhouse petunia plants from June through to October come rain or shine. These uniform plants make a stunning addition to well ordered hanging baskets, Flower Pouches® and patio containers, with just enough of a trailing habit to create a cascading display of colour. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • £9.99
    • 10 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • £19.98 £14.99

Petunia surfinia 'Sumo'

  • A new heavy weight contender
  • Just ONE plant fills an 18inch pot!
  • Fewer plants needed to fill large spaces
The vigour of this new petunia is second to none! Fast and vast growth from Petunia 'Surfinia Sumo' quickly piles on to fill pots or empty ground. Plant up just ONE plant per 45cm (18") pot and the plants will just swell with colour and fragrance. Set them at 60cm (24") spacing in open ground for an unbroken sea of summer colour out in your borders. Boisterous unhindered growth and perfect purple blossom makes these top-performing petunia plants an excellent choice for beginners. With less plants needed to fill pots and planting schemes, they are also the perfect choice for those with less time and money to spend on raising and tending their plants. Height: 45m (18"). Spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • £9.99
    • 10 petunia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £4.99  
    • £19.98 £14.99

Trixi® 'Twinkle Star'

  • Perfect for the busy gardener!

Here's the very latest in hassle-free gardening; the Trixi® series. Each young plant is effectively 3 plants pre-planted into one plug! All you have to do is plant it straight into your hanging baskets or patio pots. Just one 3 in 1 jumbo plug will create a fabulous display in a 3 litre container, whilst 3 jumbo plugs will turn a 35cm (14") basket into a huge ball of colour.

These fabulous hanging basket plants are ready mixed and colour coordinated, so they will quickly mingle together right from the start to give you beautifully balanced and colourful displays. It's so easy! Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Trixi® 'Twinkle Star' combines Bidens, Bacopa and Calibrachoa for a superb display.

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    • 1 Trixi® jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £7.99
    • 1 x 1 litre potted Trixi® plant

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    • £9.99
    • Out of stock
    • 3 Trixi® jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £8.98  
    • £23.97 £14.99
    • 6 Trixi® jumbo plug plants

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    • SAVE £27.95  
    • £47.94 £19.99