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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.



We have found 30 products.
 

Rudbeckia fulgida 'Early Bird Gold' (Large Plant)

Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan

  • New in 2015
As the name suggests, this superb Black Eyed Susan erupts into bloom weeks earlier than other perennial varieties and continues right up to the first frosts. Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Early Bird Gold' produces its sunny-yellow, daisy-like blooms on sturdy, upright stems that make lovely cut flowers for a summer bouquet. Robust and easy to grow, this perennial Rudbeckia is ideal for bringing long lasting colour to herbaceous borders, attracting pollinating insects to its nectar rich blooms. Height and spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 1 x 1 litre potted rudbeckia plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £8.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted rudbeckia plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £14.99

Begonia 'Apricot Shades'

Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Apricot Shades Improved' F1 Hybrid

 Customer Rating
  • Great in hanging baskets and pouches
  • Outstanding performance whatever the weather
  • Grows well in sun or shade
  • More than 50% picotees
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").

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

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £10.99
    • 15 begonia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £16.99
    • 24 begonia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
    • SAVE £6  
    • £13.99 £7.99
    • 48 begonia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
    • SAVE £12.99  
    • £14.99
    • 100 begonia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £69.99 £64.99

Begonia 'Patio Apricot Shades'

Begonia x tuberhybrida '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: 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 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 24 begonia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £16.99
    • 48 begonia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £24.99

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 March 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 10 sunflower Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £14.99

Begonia 'Fragrant Falls Improved™ - Lemon Fizz'

  • Very distinctive fragrance
  • Scents develop through the day
  • Each colour has a different perfume

A dramatic improvement on its predecessor, Begonia ‘Fragrant Falls Improved' has more colour, more flowers and more fragrance. The fully double blooms of ‘Lemon Fizz' are beautifully perfumed and remain fragrant whatever the weather. Like all begonias, ‘Fragrant Falls Improved' has astonishing staying power, flowering throughout summer and well into autumn. These magnificent trailing begonias are perfect for adding long lasting, vibrant colour to those tricky shady areas. Spectacular in baskets, flower pouches and window boxes where their perfume can be truly appreciated. Height and spread: 30cm (12").


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

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    • 4 begonia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
    • SAVE £5  
    • £14.99 £9.99

Bidens 'Gold Nuggets™'

  • T&M exclusive
A striking new double form of Bidens ferulifolia with a compact, lax habit, and an exceptionally long flowering period. The golden, double blooms almost outshine the sun as they burst open and smother the ferny foliage from early summer onwards. Brighten up your hanging baskets and containers, or let their trailing stems spread through gravel gardens and the front of borders. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 36 bidens plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 72 bidens plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £17.99

Begonia 'Sunburst'

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The enormous 20cm (8") blooms of Begonia 'Sunburst' 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 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 24 begonia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £16.99

Rudbeckia hirta 'Toto'

Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan

Compact, well branched plants are smothered in golden daisy-like blooms, each with a deep chocolate central cone. This cheery dwarf coneflower is early to flower and continues blooming from summer right through to autumn, brightening even the dullest days. With its neat, rounded habit Rudbeckia hirta 'Toto' is perfect for filling beds, containers and borders. This RHS AGM winner also makes a lovely cut flower for summer posies. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 12 rudbeckia plug plants

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    • £9.99
    • Out of stock
    • 24 rudbeckia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
    • Save £6.99  
    • £19.98 £12.99
    • 48 rudbeckia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £17.99

Trixi® 'Riverside'

  • 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® 'Riverside' combines Lobelia, Verbena and Bidens 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

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 3 Trixi® jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £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

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 3 Trixi® jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £3  
    • £14.99 £11.99

Begonia 'Non-stop Citrus'

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Just like the other 'Non-stop' varieties, Begonia 'Non-stop Citrus' blooms continuously in a refreshing blend of bright citrus colours. With weather resistant blooms, these long lasting tuberous begonias will keep flowering well into autumn - long after most summer flowering plants have faded. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

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

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    • 24 begonia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 48 begonia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
    • Double up 24 to 48 for £5 extra  
    • £19.98 £14.99

Calendula 'Winter Wonders Collection'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

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  • New in 2015
  • Flowers four times longer than other calendulas
  • Hardy down to -15ºC
  • Excellent for pots and baskets

The world's first winter hardy calendula! Grow a summer favourite right through the winter months with new Calendula ‘Winter Wonders'. There will hardly be a month of the year when these tough calendula plants won't be in bloom, making them the perfect choice for long-lasting easy-care pots and baskets. Breeding advancements ensure that as other summer bedding fades in autumn, our new pot marigold plants will carry on and on. Frost and snow? They love it! These perennials are hardy down to -15C. Use Calendula ‘Winter Wonders' alongside more common winter bedding plants like pansies and primroses for a truly unique display. Supplied in four colour shades. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

  • Collection comprises:
  • Calendula ‘Peach Polar'
  • Calendula ‘Golden Glaze'
  • Calendula ‘Amber Arctic'
  • Calendula ‘Banana Blizzard'

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    • 4 calendula Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 8 calendula Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
    • SAVE £7.99  
    • £14.99