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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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Sweet Pea 'Annual Species Mixed'

Lathyrus

  • Rare species mixture
Cover obelisks, walls and fences with a kaleidoscope of colour! Shades of yellow, lilac, blue, orange and white mingle together to create an unbelievable combination of colours. The flowers of this vibrant selection of annual sweet pea species have a refreshing simplicity, being smaller and less frilly than many modern cultivars. Height: 180cm (71") Spread: 30cm (12").

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How to grow sweet peas

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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £14.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £16.99

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 May 2014
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    • £9.99
    • 72 plug plants

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    • £14.99

Sweet Pea 'Sweet Dreams Mixed'

Lathyrus odoratus

  • World Exclusive
  • 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.

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How to grow sweet peas

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    • 6 premium plugs (30 plants)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £14.99
    • 12 premium plugs (60 plants)

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Sweet Pea 'Bounce Mixed'

Lathyrus odoratus

  • New in 2014
  • 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").

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How to grow sweet peas

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    • 12 premium plugs (60 plants)

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Briza maxima

Greater Quaking Grass

  • New in 2014
Pretty and architectural, the wonderful Greater Quaking Grass produces shapely nodding seed heads on delicate stems, which sway and rustle in the slightest breeze. As summer progresses the green stems and seed heads slowly age to a golden straw colour and remain throughout the autumn for a long season of interest. Grow Briza maxima in beds, borders and containers, where the tall swaying stems create a relaxed and informal feel. Quaking grass plants also make a fantastic addition to fresh or dried flower arrangements. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 25cm (10").
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    • 36 plug plants

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    • £9.99
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    • 72 plug plants

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    • £19.99 £14.99
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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

    • Despatch: By end of June 2014
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    • £9.99
    • 72 plug plants

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    • £19.98 £14.99

Scabious 'Ace of Spades'

Scabiosa atropurpurea, Pincushion Flower

  • New in 2014
  • Dried seed heads are also very attractive
Fully double pincushion flower heads which are as near to black as can be. The gently fragrant blooms of Scabious ‘Ace of Spades’ attract bees and butterflies, and make impressive cut flowers too. Always in demand, black flowers are sure to create a dramatic impact in borders, where they look great planted among other plants in contrasting shades. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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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

Sweet Pea 'Erewhon'

Lathyrus odoratus

  • New in 2014
  • A breeding breakthrough - reverse bicolour sweet pea
Take a look at revolutionary Sweet Pea ‘Erewhon’! Unlike other varieties this exciting Lathyrus has darker lower petals than its upper pale pink standards - making it a true reverse bicolour. Bred in New Zealand, this striking sweet pea is a cross between L. odoratus and L. belinensis. This superb variety is highly fragrant and makes an eyecatching addition to early summer bouquets. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Useful links:

How to grow sweet peas

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    • 6 premium plugs (30 plants)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £14.99
    • 12 premium plugs (60 plants)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £29.98 £19.99

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

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    • 6 Postiplug plants

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    • £16.99 £9.99

Dianthus barbatus 'Green Trick'

Sweet William, Dianthus barbatus 'Temarisou', Carnation 'Green Trick'

  • Eye-catching carnations lasting 4-6 weeks as a cut flower
  • Perfect for containers
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Dianthus 'Green Trick' is going down a storm in the Dutch cut flower auctions, and is set to be a favourite for modern wedding bouquets. The extraordinary pompom shaped, green flowers are 5cm (2”) wide and last an incredible 4 to 6 weeks in a vase. This modern relative of the ever popular Sweet William performs superbly and flowers within just 8 weeks of planting. Often grown as a biennial, this short lived perennial is ideal for cottage garden borders, beds and containers. Height: 45cm (18”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

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

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    • 6 pencil plug plants

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

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    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £15.99
    • 280 miniplug plants

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    • £26.99
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Antirrhinum 'Candy Canes Mixed'

Snapdragon

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The first of a new generation of high quality, fragrant snapdragons, in a flamboyant contemporary colour range. Tried and tested, Antirrhinum 'Candy Canes' Mixed is ideal for adding a bright splash of colour to cottage garden borders, and won't disappoint as a cut flower either. Height: 35cm (18”). Spread: 35cm (14”).

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    • 6 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £5.99
    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £11.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £23.98 £16.99