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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 18 products.
 

Sweet Pea 'Sweet Dreams Mixed'

Lathyrus odoratus

  • 50 hand-selected varieties in this mix
  • Best in class for sweet peas
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A world exclusive collection of distinctly different sweet pea flowers - we believe 'Sweet Dreams' to be the best mixture ever! Each and every one, including many award winning varieties, has been selected for outstanding fragrance, exhibition standard blooms and superb growing performance.These cottage garden favourites are superb for cutting and the more blooms you cut, the more they will flower! Pop a few stems in a vase to fill a whole room with fragrance. Grow sweet peas against a sunny fence or trained on a free standing obelisk. For an informal display, let them scramble through mature shrubs. Height: 1.8m (6'). Spread: 30cm (12"). Supplied as deep-rooted plugs with an average of 5 sweet pea plants per plug. Pinched and ready for planting straight out.

Useful links:

How to grow sweet peas

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    • 6 sweet pea premium plugs (30 plants)

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 12 sweet pea premium plugs (60 plants)

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £14.99

Calendula 'Winter Wonders Collection'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

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  • 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 April 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 8 calendula Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £5.99  
    • £23.98 £17.99

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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Companion Planting

Read Michael Perry's blog: Make a change to your plant choices - 2

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    • 5 sunflower Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 10 sunflower Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £7.99  
    • £25.98 £17.99

Sweet Pea 'Scent Infusion'

Lathyrus odoratus

A lovely, hand selected blend that combines traditional sweet pea colours and fragrance, with the straighter, stronger stems of modern varieties. Sweet Pea 'Scent Infusion' are superb for cutting and the more blooms you cut, the more they will flower! Pop a few stems in a vase to fill a whole room with fragrance. Grow sweet peas against a sunny fence or trained on a free standing obelisk. For an informal display, let them scramble through mature shrubs. Height: 1.8m (6'). Spread: 30cm (12").

Useful links:

How to grow sweet peas

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    • 6 sweet pea premium plugs (30 plants)

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 12 sweet pea premium plugs (60 plants)

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
    • SAVE £4.99  
    • £29.98 £24.99

Sweet Pea 'Bounce Mixed'

Lathyrus odoratus

  • A fragrant carpet for your beds and borders
Grow a scented sweet pea carpet

Bedding needn't be boring - how about this 3-colour sweet pea mix for creating fabulous summer ground cover! These lovely dwarf sweet pea plants will quickly knit together to form a dense carpet of colour and fill the air with their unforgettable fragrance. Specially selected for their long flowering period and vigorous habit, Sweet Pea 'Bounce Mixed' is perfect for informal bedding displays, or edging paths and borders. Don't forget to cut a few stems for a vase indoors too. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Useful links:

How to grow sweet peas

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    • 6 sweet pea premium plugs (30 plants)

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 12 sweet pea premium plugs (60 plants)

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £24.99

Stock 'Most 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 stock plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 72 stock plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £7.99  
    • £25.98 £17.99
    • 140 stock miniplug plants

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    • £17.99
    • Out of stock
    • 280 stock miniplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £27.99

Garden Ready Basket Collection

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.

Four stars of summer, delivered ready to plant. Keep your baskets simple with one variety in each, or mix together for a riot of colour at height. This collection comprises;
Begonia F1 'Apricot Shades Improved'
Bacopa 'Topia Series'
Lobelia 'Cascade Improved Mixed'
Petunia F1 'Orchid-flowered' Mix
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    • 120 garden ready plants - 30 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
    • SAVE £23.97  
    • £63.96 £39.99

Begonia 'Northern Lights Pink Burst'

  • New style begonia for the designers look in your garden
Soft double flowers against 'sharp' angled foliage, offering you something truly different for your summer hanging baskets and containers. Anyone with a designer's eye will appreciate the beauty of this unusual addition to the begonia family. Begonia 'Northern Lights Pink Blush Burst' offers a pretty blend of colours on each bloom thanks to perfectly pink petals and hot firecracker centres. These sturdy begonia plants are perfect for sunny spots or shade, and will happily power through wet or dry weather. The trailing stems repeat flower right through to the first frosts of autumn with little need for maintenance - faded blooms simply drop away to be replaced with fresh new buds, for unbroken colour all season. The perfect addition to patio containers, hanging baskets and Flower Pouches®. Height and spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 4 begonia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 8 begonia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £17.99

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 February 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted rudbeckia plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £22.99

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 cerinthe Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 6 cerinthe Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £19.99

Garden Ready Bedding Collection

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.

Another perfect selection for your summer borders, but you'll get bigger garden ready plants for instant use - no need to grow on; plant out on delivery. This collection comprises;
Antirrhinum F1 'Madame Butterfly Mixed'
Begonia F1 'Organdy Mixed'
New Guinea Busy Lizzie 'Divine Mixed'
Marigold F1 'Zenith Mix'
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    • 120 garden ready plants - 30 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
    • SAVE £23.97  
    • £63.96 £39.99

Calendula 'Power Daisy'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

  • In constant flower from June through to October
English pot marigolds are a garden favourite - vibrant colours, heavy flowering and great for pollinators. Sadly they don't last long, often burning out and going to seed at the height of summer. Our 'Power Daisy' changes that! Not only does it flower continuously into October, living up to its name this breeding breakthrough allows you to use calendula plants where you've never grown them before! A controlled, spreading habit, plus hundreds of yellow daisy-like blooms make them the perfect new hanging basket plant. With little need for deadheading (the flowers just keep coming without setting seed), utilise the spreading habit in patio pots and as ground cover in the border for a mass of golden colour all summer long. Height and spread 40cm (16").

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

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    • 5 calendula Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 10 calendula Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
    • SAVE £9.99  
    • £29.98 £19.99