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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.



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Garden Ready Mixed 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 than 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!

Our pre-planted hanging baskets are packed full of vibrant colour for a fabulous summer display. Each basket contains an individual, hand-picked selection of traditional basket plants that will give you plenty of colour and texture throughout the season. Image is for illustration purposes only and baskets may not contain the same varieties shown. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 1 x garden-ready basket with 5 plants

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    • £19.99
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Stock 'Tall Clove Scented Mix'

Matthiola incana, Gillyflower

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 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £10.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £15.99
    • 280 miniplug plants

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    • £26.99
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Osteospermum 'Falling Stars'™ (Sunbrella)

African Daisy, Cape Daisy

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  • Mail order exclusive
Grow the first cascading cape daisy for something really different this summer! This vigorous trailing variety of the African daisy comes in a sunshine blend of five vivid colours that will fill your baskets, window boxes and containers with colour. Famed for their long flowering period, these gorgeous Osteospermums are drought tolerant and simply love the sun. Height and spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £10.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

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    • £16.99
    • 20 Postiplug plants

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    • £22.99

Stock 'Most Scented Mix'

Matthiola incana, Gillyflower

  • The most scented stocks
Specially selected for their strong and spicy fragrance and fabulous colours! Start growing Stock 'Most Scented Mix' in autumn for spring borders that will look and smell incredible. These pretty Gillyflowers make superb bedding plants and don't forget to cut some for a vase indoors too. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 20cm (8").
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    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £10.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
    • Double up from 36 to 72 for £5  
    • £21.98 £15.99

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 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £10.99
    • 6 Postiplug plants

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    • £16.99

Begonia 'Majestic Sunburst'

  • New in 2014

The enormous 20cm (8") blooms of Begonia 'Majestic 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 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 24 plug plants

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    • £14.99

Marigold 'French Vanilla' F1 Hybrid

Tagetes erecta, African Marigold

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  • Customer favourite
  • Very reliable summer annual

At last something different to the usual colour spectrum of orange and lemon - a real creamy white flowered African marigold! Marigold 'French Vanilla' is a triumph in plant breeding, producing masses of large blooms up to 7.5cm (3”) across that are absolutely pure in colour. Better still, it has less of the pungent marigold smell than its cousins. A definite improvement! Perfect for bringing a contemporary twist to beds, borders and containers. Height and spread: 45cm (18”).

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    • 24 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 36 plug plants

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    • £13.99
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    • 72 plug plants

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    • £18.99
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Cornflower 'The Bride'

Amberboa moschata, Centaurea moschata, Sweet Sultan

  • Giant cornflowers with fragrance
Amberboa 'The Bride' is an easy to grow annual with large, sweetly scented flowers in purest white. This stunning white cornflower is perfect for cutting and makes a lovely plant for filling gaps in summer borders. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 12 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £11.99
    • 24 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £16.99

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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    • 36 plug plants

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    • £11.99
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    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £16.99

Poppy 'Ladybird'

Papaver commutatum, Caucasian Scarlet Poppy

  • New in 2014
Hardy annual Poppy ‘Ladybird’ was developed from a species introduced from Russia in 1876 by our founder, William Thompson - and is still as popular as ever! Brilliant scarlet red petals are set off beautifully by the contrasting black spots at the base of each petal. Although each bloom lasts only a few days, more fat, hairy buds are constantly rising from among the clumps of finely cut foliage. This fabulous Caucasian Scarlet Poppy is so easy to grow and holds an RHS AGM for its superb garden performance. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 15cm (6").
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    • 36 plug plants

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    • 72 plug plants

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    • £19.98 £14.99

Busy Lizzie 'Divine T&M's Choice'

Impatiens x hawkeri

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  • New in 2014
  • Beat busy Lizzie mildew problems

Our garden-ready plants are now even bigger and better! You can plant our garden-ready plants straight into the garden when they arrive - it couldn’t be easier! There’s no need to re-pot them or to grow them on - just plant and water them. Pretty soon you’ll be enjoying their wonderful displays of colour. If you haven’t got the time or the room to grow plants from small seedlings, then these are for you! You’re sure to get great results because we’ve done the crucial early growing for you. Just plant, water and enjoy!


A vast improvement on Busy Lizzie ‘Divine’ with even better downy mildew resistance! New Guinea Impatiens ‘Divine T&M’s Choice’ brings together a resilient mix of vibrant flower colours set above attractive bronze-green foliage. Endless flowering and a strong, vigorous habit ensures that these spreading plants will quickly fill pots, beds and borders with long lasting colour. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 35cm (14").

 

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    • 30 garden-ready plants

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    • £14.99
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