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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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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 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

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    • £14.99

Lobelia 'Waterfall Ice Blue'

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  • Mail order exclusive
  • Best in Class for cutting raised lobelias
Lobelia 'Waterfall Ice Blue' is a revelation. It's a lobelia that will flower for months... and months and months - not just a short, disappointing period like most lobelia. Plants are raised and sold as cuttings, so won't waste their time setting seed, meaning more flowers for you.Trails to: 45cm (18”). Spread: 15cm (6”).
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    • 15 Postiplug plants

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    • £16.99

Patio Mixed

Our Patio Mix has everything you'll need to fill your patio pots this summer! This fabulous collection is perfectly suited to growing in containers for long lasting colour. Mingle them together to create fabulous mixed plantings. Height: 65cm (26"). Spread: 45cm (18").

  • Collection comprises:
  • Petunia 'Frenzy' Mixed - Weather resistant blooms in pure colours, picotees, veined, and some with bright, white stars.
  • Antirrhinum 'Madame Butterfly' - Awarded an All American Selection medal for its unusual azalea-shaped snapdragon flowers.
  • Lobelia 'Ultra Cascade' Mixed - An opulent mix of old and new varieties that gives you the best of both worlds - and longer-lasting displays.
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    • 36 plug plants - 12 of each variety

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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
    • 72 plug plants

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    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £16.99

Petunia 'Non-Stick Mixed'

  • New in 2014
  • Mail order exclusive
  • Non-sticky petunia flowers!
No sticky fingers when deadheading!

One reason why petunias don't last longer in our gardens is because they're horrible to deadhead! Petunia 'Non-Stick Mixed' has clean, mess-free flowers that make deadheading much more pleasant. This pretty blend, in shades of pink and purple, will fill your baskets, beds and containers with vibrant colour for a longer lasting display that’s so easy to maintain. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 46cm (18").
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    • 8 jumbo plug plants

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Bidens 'Gold Nuggets™'

  • New in 2014
  • World 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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    • 12 plug plants

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    • 36 plug plants

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    • £11.99
    • 72 plug plants

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    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £23.98 £16.99

Lobelia 'T&M's Choice Mixed'

  • New in 2014
  • Flowers longer than other lobelia
An improved blend of Lobelia which gives a full season of stunning cascading colour. Lobelia 'T&M’s Choice Mixed' includes a mixture of old varieties which flower early in the season, and new varieties which continue the display later into the summer. This long-lasting mix of trailing Lobelia makes a glittering addition to hanging baskets, containers, flower pouches™ and window-boxes where the froth of pretty flowers blend well with a variety of other bedding plants. Trails to: 45cm (18"). Spread: 15cm (6").
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    • 36 plug plants

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    • £8.99
    • 72 plug plants

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    • £13.99
    • 140 miniplug plants

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    • £14.99
    • 280 miniplug plants

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    • £29.98 £22.99

Bidens 'Pirates Pearl™'

  • New in 2014
  • World Exclusive
Thompson & Morgan's plant breeders have excelled themselves again with this pristine, pearly white bidens! This low maintenance patio plant won’t set seed so you can enjoy a cascade of blooms right up to the first frosts. Bidens 'Pirates Pearl' is perfect for filling gaps in patio containers and baskets where its nectar rich flowers will attract masses of bees and butterflies. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 5 Postiplug plants

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    • £10.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

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    • £21.98 £15.99

Trixi® 'Blueberry Parfait'

  • New in 2014
  • 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® 'Blueberry Parfait' combines Verbena, Bacopa and Calibrachoa for a superb display.

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Trixi® 'Cherry Kiss'

  • New in 2014
  • 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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Trixi® 'Lemon Sorbet'

  • New in 2014
  • 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® 'Lemon Sorbet' combines Petunia, Calibrachoa and Bidens for a superb display.

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Trixi® 'Riverside'

  • New in 2014
  • 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 jumbo plug plant

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    • £9.99
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    • 3 jumbo plug plants

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