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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 '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

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 10 begonia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £19.99

Begonia 'Crispa Marginata' White-Red

A magnificent specimen for any garden, Begonia 'Crispa Marginata' really does stand apart from all the others. Creamy white flowers with a wonderful bright red frilled edge surround the golden yellow centres for a really dazzling display! This great little begonia is absolutely ideal for adding a lift to any part of the garden, be it in a raised bed or border or in containers on the patio. Supplied as tubers. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 25cm (10"). More info
    • 5 begonia tubers

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 10 begonia tubers

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £19.98 £14.99

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 April 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 24 begonia plug plants

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    • £19.98 £17.99

Gazania 'Shepherd's Delight'

Treasure Flower

  • Open whatever the weather!
This fabulous blend brings together a handpicked selection of the most vivid ruby red shades. The glowing blooms of Gazania 'Shepherd's Delight' will stay open even on dull and cloudy days making them perfect for our unpredictable British summers. With a compact and bushy habit, these versatile Treasure Flowers are easy to grow in beds and borders - even tolerating drought and coastal, windy conditions. Height and spread: 25cm (10").
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    • 36 gazania plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 72 gazania plug plants

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    • £23.98 £17.99

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 April 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 24 begonia plug plants

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    • £19.98 £14.99
    • 48 begonia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £39.96 £19.99

Begonia 'Moonwalker'

  • Rare marbled red blooms!
  • Sought after rarity at everyday prices
  • Upright compact plants
We're pleased to offer you limited quantities of a very special garden begonia. Each bloom appearing on Begonia 'Moonwalker' is a work or art, with no two blooms the same. Large scarlet red flowers with white marbling, echo the style of the historical variety B. Marmorata. These elegant upright bushy begonia plants are perfect for patio containers in sun or shade. Don’t assume an exclusive variety has to fetch an exclusive price tag. We are able to produce our young plants from seed, significantly cutting our production costs, allowing us to offer the home gardener quality plants at excellent value. Make your begonia plantings stand out from the crown with the showy blooms of 'Moonwalker'. Height 30cm (12"). Spread 25cm (10").
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    • 12 begonia plug plants

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

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    • £19.98 £17.99

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").

 

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    • 30 salvia garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £14.99

Salvia splendens 'Blaze of Fire'

Scarlet Sage, Salvia splendens 'Fireball'

  • Works well in patio pots
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").
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    • 6 salvia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £5.99
    • 36 salvia plug plants

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    • £11.99
    • 72 salvia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £17.99

Bidens 'BeeDance Painted Red'

  • Unique bicolour bidens
  • Best bidens for bees and butterflies
  • Drought tolerant
The perfect patio plant for attracting wildlife without compromising on the design and look of your garden! Bees and butterflies will be flocking to your garden this summer thanks to the intense honey scent and high nectar levels of Bidens 'Bee Dance Painted Red'. On a warm summer day, the perfume will cloud across the patio. These compact yet heavily flowering bidens plants are perfect for baskets, pots and windowboxes, or mixing into cottage garden beds and borders, coping well in periods of drought and gardener's neglect! Bidens 'Bee Dance Painted Red' stems from new breeding work, utilising hard to find species in order to extend the colour spectrum of this reliable summer basket plant. Add this easy-care plant to your baskets this summer! Height 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 5 bidens Postiplug plants

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

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    • £19.98 £17.99

Trixi® 'Breakdance'

  • Perfect planting solution for busy gardeners
  • 3-in-1 ready mixed plants for the easiest displays
  • Brand new colour mix
Our innovative Trixi® planting concept has proved a big hit with customers looking for easy container and hanging basket solutions. Each jumbo plug contains three different varieties selected to offer the perfect colour combination and even growth. Just one Trixi® plug will create a fabulous container display in a 3 litre pot. If you are after a show stopping hanging basket this summer, just three of our 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! Trixi® 'Cocobell' combines a complementary collection of red petunia, pink calibrachoa and red verbena Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 1 Trixi® jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £7.99
    • 3 Trixi® jumbo plug plants

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    • £23.97 £14.99
    • 6 Trixi® jumbo plug plants

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    • £47.94 £19.99

Begonia 'Northern Lights Pink Burst'

  • New style begonia for the designers look in your garden
Soft double flowers against 'sharp' angled foliage, offering you something truly different for your summer hanging baskets and containers. Anyone with a designer's eye will appreciate the beauty of this unusual addition to the begonia family. Begonia 'Northern Lights Pink Blush Burst' offers a pretty blend of colours on each bloom thanks to perfectly pink petals and hot firecracker centres. These sturdy begonia plants are perfect for sunny spots or shade, and will happily power through wet or dry weather. The trailing stems repeat flower right through to the first frosts of autumn with little need for maintenance - faded blooms simply drop away to be replaced with fresh new buds, for unbroken colour all season. The perfect addition to patio containers, hanging baskets and Flower Pouches®. Height and spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 4 begonia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 8 begonia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £17.99

Lobelia 'Starship Scarlet'

A glorious perennial for borders or large patio containers. You'll be enthralled by the ruby-red, glossy foliage and punchy, scarlet-red flower spikes! More info
    • 24 lobelia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 48 lobelia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £17.99