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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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Petunia 'Purple Rocket'

An exclusive climbing Petunia from the Thompson & Morgan breeding programme. Climbing Petunia 'Purple Rocket' carries on the success of our popular 'Purple Tower'. We've taken that customer favourite, improved the vigour and packed it with more petals for intense perfume for even better flowering results on trellis, fencing and obelisks.

'Purple Rocket' produces rapid growth and early flowers, offering the ultimate column of colour when trained on a frame. Just three plants set into a Thompson & Morgan Tower Pot™ will create a winning summer patio or balcony display. Bred in the UK to cope with British weather, long stems quickly reach up to 1.5m (5ft) in height come rain or shine.

Alternatively let these easy-grow petunia plants spread through beds and borders as a carpet of colourful ground cover. Wherever you choose to plant it, Petunia 'Purple Rocket' will provide the perfect focal point for your garden this summer! Height and spread: 1.5m (5').

 

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    • 1 x Petunia 'Purple Rocket' Collection

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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • 10 petunia Postiplug plants

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Petunia 'Frills & Spills'™ Mixed'

  • Bred in Britain for the British climate
  • Fragrant double-bloomed petunias
  • Larger than other double trailing types
  • Completely weather resistant
Our customers love the fragrant double blooms of Petunia 'Frills & Spills'™. These outstanding trailing petunias were bred in the British climate for the British climate, so their resilient flowers are completely weather tolerant. The ruffled flowers are larger than other double trailing types so they look fantastic tumbling from baskets, window boxes and patio containers. This sumptuous mix includes 5 named varieties; 'Priscilla', 'Clara', 'Susanna', 'Cherry Ripple' and 'Belinda'. Trails to: 45cm (18").
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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • £7.99
    • 10 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • 20 petunia Postiplug plants

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Petunia 'Trailing Surfinia Mixed'

  • The no.1 trailing petunia
  • The longest trailing stems
  • Weather-resistant
World renowned for their flower power, weather resistance, colour range and versatility. With their long trailing stems, reaching up to 90cm (35"), Surfinia petunias are ideal for creating a cascade of colour from hanging baskets, flower pouches® and containers. For a less formal display, let these vigorous trailing petunias tumble over walls in a wave of trumpet shaped blooms. Trails to: 90cm (35").
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    • 5 petunia Postiiplug plants

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    • £9.99 £4.99
    • 10 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • 10 petunia Postiplug plants + 100g petunia fertiliser

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    • 20 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • 40 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • 100 petunia Postiplug plants

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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

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    • £9.99
    • 12 begonia plug plants

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    • 15 begonia jumbo plug plants

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    • 48 begonia plug plants

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    • 100 begonia jumbo plug plants

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Petunia 'Night Sky'

  • An award winner even before its official release!
  • World first in flower patterning
  • See a constellation in every bloom

Petunia 'Night Sky' has already been awarded a prestigious Fleurostar award by industry insiders, and rightly so. The launch of this special flower marks a breeding breakthough. No other Petunia plant can boast the starry speckled pattern of this unique bloom. White speckles against a deep purple-blue backing recreate a clear night sky. You'll get lost gazing at the myriad of patterns - each flower is totally unique. Possibly the most distinctive bloom you've seen on this planet, let this petunia spill from hanging baskets and patio containers for a particularly eye catching display this summer. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12")
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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • 10 petunia Postiplug plants PLUS 100g petunia fertiliser

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Petunia 'Damson Ripple'

  • A petunia with a perfume so sweet you could bottle it!
A petunia with a perfume so sweet you could bottle it! Petunia 'Damson Ripple' is the latest introduction to the 'Frills and Spills' range of petunia plants, bred in Britain to cope with British weather. Petunia 'Damson Ripple' offers unique two-tone flowers alongside a deep sweet perfume unseen in other double-flowered petunias. This is a must-have petunia for filling summer patios with scent and dazzling colour. Height and spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • 10 petunia Postiplug plants

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Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Apricot Shades Improved' F1 Hybrid (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.

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: 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.

 

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    • 30 begonia garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £14.99

Begonia 'Inferno'™

 Customer Rating
  • 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

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    • 10 begonia jumbo plug plants

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Lobelia 'Monsoon' (Garden Ready)

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  • 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.

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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    • 30 lobelia garden ready plants

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    • £14.99

Lobelia 'Cascade Improved Mixed' (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.


An improved blend of Lobelia which gives a full season of stunning cascading colour. Lobelia 'Cascade Improved 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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    • 30 lobelia garden ready plants

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    • £14.99

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

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    • 10 sunflower Postiplug plants

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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").

 

Buy this variety in a larger plant size
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    • 6 lobelia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £5.99
    • 36 lobelia plug plants

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    • £12.99
    • 72 lobelia plug plants

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    • £25.98 £17.99