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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.


You might also be interested in our stunning range of perennial plants which flower every year.



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Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Apricot Shades Improved' F1 Hybrid (Garden Ready)

  • 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.

  • 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.

 

Garden ready special offer

Buy this variety in a larger plant size
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    • 30 begonia garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £14.99

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

Calibrachoa 'Crackerjack'

Mini Petunia

  • Easy to grow mini petunias
These mini petunia plants punch well above their weight, producing endless streams of little sherbert yellow and pink blooms, each with a crested centre. The unique blooms give them a real wow factor in hanging baskets, Flower Pouches® and patio containers. Offering more flowers per plant than traditional petunias, you'll just love these calibrachoa plants for their ease of care and heavier flowering. More blooms per plant and without the stickiness of petunia petals, making them easier to deadhead and maintain. Height: 25cm (10in). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
    • SAVE *£1.99  
    • £19.98 £17.99

Petunia 'Cremissimo'

  • Fluorescent blooms following in the footsteps of two-tone Petunia 'Peach Sundae'
  • Upright plants for containers, borders and hanging baskets
  • Blooms bounce back after rainfall
Bright, brash, in your face, there's nothing shy about Petunia 'Cremissimo'! Despite the delicate look to the big trumpet blooms, this tough petunia shows great weather resistance, quickly bouncing back after heavy rain. Vibrant yellow centres bleed out to an effervescent pink for a truly unique look to your petunia planting schemes. Add summer-long colour to patio pots and bedding displays with these compact upright plants, or set them in the top tier of mixed hanging baskets. Height 25cm (10"). Spread: 40cm (16").
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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
    • SAVE £2  
    • £9.99 £7.99
    • 10 petunia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
    • SAVE £3  
    • £17.99 £14.99

Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Patio Apricot Shades Improved' F1 Hybrid (Pre-Planted Pot)

For hassle-free gardening, look no further than our pre-planted pots 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 than pots which are already planted up? We've taken the hard work out of creating wonderfully colourful displays - just order our pre-planted pots 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!

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").
Patio pot diameter: 33cm (13in). 12.7 litres.

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.

 

Garden ready pre-planted pots
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    • 1 x begonia pre-planted pot

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    • £14.99
    • Out of stock

Rudbeckia fulgida 'Early Bird Gold' (Large Plant)

Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan

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").

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer
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    • 1 x 1 litre potted rudbeckia plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted rudbeckia plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £22.99

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 2017
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    • £13.99
    • 72 bidens plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2017
    • SAVE *£7.99  
    • £27.98 £19.99

Cosmos 'Xanthos'

  • The world's first yellow summer Cosmos
  • This year's must-have bedding plant!
  • Compact and early flowering
  • Garden performance guaranteed

The world has been waiting for a summer-flowering yellow Cosmos, and here it is! Adding an exciting new colour to the Cosmos palette, Xanthos (meaning yellow in Greek) produces exceptional, branching plants with a heavy supply of 5cm (2") blooms from May right through to October. Keep on top of deadheading and new flowers will just keep coming.

Cosmos 'Xanthos' features soft ferny foliage, which quickly and easily fills space in the border, even before the yellow blooms appear! Unusually for Cosmos, 'Xanthos' look great in patio pots too! New on the scene Cosmos 'Xanthos' has already picked up a Fleuroselect Gold Award and evoked much customer comment in T&M's summer trial garden in 2015.

Use the classy blooms en masse for an elegant feel to your displays, if not, set them in combination with other annuals to complement pastel shades or contrast with hot colours. The stand-out flowers also make a great underplanting to shrubs and hedging. These compact cosmos plants are the perfect option for exposed gardens where taller varieties would be blown about by the wind. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 40cm (16").

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    • 25 cosmos plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2017
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    • £11.99
    • 50 cosmos plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2017
    • SAVE *£6.99  
    • £23.98 £16.99

Mina lobata

Ipomoea lobata, Spanish Flag

  • A vigorous climber
A vigorous exotic-looking climber with heart-shaped foliage, which quickly covers anything you want it to! The twining stems need no tying in and are perfect for rambling over trellises, fences etc. Every single bloom of Mina lobata is like a masterpiece; it's hard to believe they are real flowers sometimes! Expect up to 12 blooms on each spike that will produce a spectacular combination of flame shades as they age. They start off a most powerful and stunning bright red and as they mature go from red to orange, orange to yellow and from yellow to white and all are out at the same time. A plant positively loaded with flowers is an impressive sight. Commonly sold as a seed item, but we've done the hard work for you. Our Mina lobata plants will get off to a quick start once set out in the garden for a long season of vertical colour and texture. Climbs to 120-180cm (4-6ft).
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    • 1 x 7cm potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
    • SAVE £7  
    • £11.99 £4.99
    • 2 x 7cm potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
    • SAVE £11  
    • £17.99 £6.99

Bidens 'Hawaiian Flare Orange Drop'

Exotic looking, star-shaped orange flowers with a central disc of yellow crown the feathery foliage of Bidens 'Hawaiian Flare Orange Drop'. Traditional varieties tend to become straggly as the growing season progresses, but this modern cultivar stays neat and compact all summer long. Its upright growth habit means that that baskets and containers will still look stunning right through to October. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 35cm (14").

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    • 5 bidens jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £8.99

Begonia 'Sunburst' (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.

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.

 

Garden ready special offer
More info
    • 30 begonia garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
    •  
    • £14.99

Bidens 'Spotlight'

Here's another of T&M's breeding successes! With its two-tone daisy flowers, Bidens 'Spotlight' will shine out from your summer displays over an impressively long flowering period. Let the bushy stems cascade from hanging baskets and containers, or creep through gravel gardens and the front of borders. The nectar rich blooms of this cheery little patio plant will also attract plenty of beneficial pollinating insects. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 35cm (14").

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    • 5 bidens jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £8.99