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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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Calendula Winter Wonders Collection

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

  • New in 2015
  • Flowers four times longer than other calendulas
  • Hardy down to -15ºC
  • Excellent for pots and baskets

Grow a summer favourite right through winter! There will hardly be a month goes by when these calendula won't be in bloom! Advancements in English pot marigold breeding ensures that as other summer bedding fades in autumn, our new 'Winter Wonders' will carry on and on... and on! Frost and snow? They love it! Use alongside your usual winter pansies and primroses for a truly unique display! Four colours supplied.

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    • 4 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 8 Postiplug plants

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    • £14.99

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 March 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 6 Postiplug plants

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    • £19.99

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.

Useful links:

How to grow sweet peas

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    • 6 premium plugs (30 plants)

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 12 premium plugs (60 plants)

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    • £14.99

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 March 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 72 plug plants

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    • £16.99
    • 140 miniplug plants

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    • £17.99
    • 280 miniplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £27.99

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

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    • £4.99
    • 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

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 March 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 24 plug plants

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    • £16.99

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 Postiplug plants

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

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    • £14.99

Poppy 'Angels Choir Mixed'

Papaver rhoeas, Corn Poppy, Field Poppy, Flanders Poppy

  • Winner of a Fleuroselect Quality Mark
It took 10 years of painstaking breeding to create these lovely corn poppies - but it was well worth the wait! Hairy stems carry double flowers with delicate silky petals, in a beautiful range of soft pastel shades. Like its wild field poppy cousins, this superb hardy annual will thrive in any cultivated soil, setting seed in late summer to produce lots of seedlings for the following year. Poppy 'Angels Choir Mixed' also makes a pretty, though short lived, cut flower if picked early in the morning. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 24 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £10.99
    • 48 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • Double up 24 to 48 for £5 extra  
    • £15.99

Sweet Pea 'Scent Infusion'

Lathyrus odoratus

  • 7 stunning & highly fragrant varieties
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 premium plugs (30 plants)

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    • £14.99
    • 12 premium plugs (60 plants)

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    • SAVE £9.99  
    • £29.98 £19.99

Coreopsis 'Incredible Mixed'

Tickseed

  • New in 2014
Coreopsis 'Incredible Mixed' really lives up to its name with unique, never before seen colours in an annual coreopsis. This easy-to-grow mixture produces masses of flowers in a remarkable range of colours with contrasting dark centres. Tall and airy Tickseed plants are ideal grown in mixed borders where the graceful stems and delicate blooms sway in the slightest breeze. Coreopsis flowers are also superb for cutting for an indoor arrangement. Height: 120cm (47”). Spread: 45cm (18”).
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    • 36 plug plants

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    • 72 plug plants

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    • £21.98 £15.99
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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

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    • £9.99
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    • 72 plug plants

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    • £19.98 £14.99

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").

Useful links:

How to grow sweet peas

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    • 6 premium plugs (30 plants)

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 12 premium plugs (60 plants)

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • SAVE £9.99  
    • £29.98 £19.99