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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.


You might also be interested in our stunning range of perennial plants which flower every year.



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Salvia Collection

Sage

  • Award winning selection
  • 7 months of colour
  • Drought tolerant and fuss-free

We've paired together our two favourite salvia introductions of recent years. Enjoy the reddish-purple flowers of Salvia 'Love and Wishes' alongside the scarlet-red funnels of 'Ember's Wish' - a match made in heaven for border and container displays. 'Love and Wishes' won best new variety at the Grower of the Year awards 2016, and was 3rd place in the 2015 RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year. We think 'Ember's Wish' matches it in looks and performance. Developed in Australia, both are drought-tolerant and fuss-free, and truly hardy for years of enjoyment in UK gardens. Flowering from May to November we can't think of a harder working perennial for your garden. Height and Spread: 75cm (30").
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    • 2 x salvia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 4 x salvia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 8 x salvia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £19.99

Stock 'Autumn Perfume Mixed' (Garden Ready)

Matthiola incana, Gillyflower

  • 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.

Our top choice for autumn colour and fragrance. Scented stocks are much underused and underrated autumn performer s. Not everyone has the time or space to raise biennials from seed, but we've done the hard part with our Stocks 'Autumn Perfume Mixed'. There'll be no going back once you've tried our garden ready plants this season. We've packed this cheery collection with a range of vibrant shades to offer an excellent display, soaked in colour and draped in an addictive spicy perfume. Our garden ready plants ensure strong flowering this autumn. Height 30cm (12"). Spread 20cm (8").

 

Garden ready special offer
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    • 30 stocks garden ready plants

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    • £14.99
    • Out of stock

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

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £22.99

Stock 'Most Scented Mix'

Matthiola incana

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").

 

Buy this variety in a larger plant size
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    • 36 stock plug plants

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

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

Night Phlox ovata

Zaluzianskya ovata

Aptly named, the Night Phlox will fill your evening garden with a rich and sweet scent from its delicate flowers. Each bloom has a white face, backed in red, which closes up from midmorning to then reopen much later in the day. Zaluzianskya ovate, is a half hardy, evergreen perennial which will tolerate our colder winters if given a little protection. Well worth the time, to keep this lovely spreading plant in your borders or containers to enjoy it's fragrance year after year! Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 40cm (16") More info
    • 3 phlox jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 6 phlox jumbo plug plants

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

Stocks 'Vintage' (Pre-Planted Pot)

For hassle-free gardening, look no further than our pre-planted pots for easy seasonal colour. We're always on the lookout for ways to make life simpler for our gardening customers. So what could be easier than pots which are already planted up? We've taken the hard work out of creating wonderfully colourful displays - just order our pre-planted pots of your favourite varieties and position them where you'll most enjoy their colour. Then all you need to do is water them and wait!The vintage stocks in this planter produce upright bushy flower spikes, bringing bright colour and glorious scent to the spring garden. If the weather is too cold to get out and enjoy these early flowering biennials, why not cut the stems and bring them inside for a scented vase display? Height 45cm (18”). Spread 25cm (10”).

 

Garden ready pre-planted pots
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    • 1 stocks pre-planted pot with 7 plants

    • Despatch: By end of November 2016
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    • £14.99

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)

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    • £9.99
    • Out of stock

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 antirrhinum plug plants

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    • £5.99
    • Out of stock
    • 36 antirrhinum plug plants

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    • £11.99
    • Out of stock
    • 72 antirrhinum plug plants

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

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

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    • £12.99
    • Out of stock

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

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    • SAVE *£23.97  
    • £63.96 £39.99
    • Out of stock

Annual Bedding Collection

The perfect summer selection for vibrant bedding displays in the border. We've matched a range of colours, heights, textures and scents to ensure a winning garden display. Mix them up or set out in blocks - they'll look great no matter the arrangement. This collection comprises;
  • Antirrhinum 'Candy Canes' Mixed - The first of a new generation of high quality, fragrant snapdragons, in a flamboyant contemporary colour range.
  • Salvia splendens 'Blaze of Fire' - Plumes of brilliant scarlet flowers above neat, compact plants make this one of the most famous and striking summer annual bedding plants.
  • Nicotiana 'Eau de Cologne' Mixed - Uniform, mid-height plants with upward-facing, fragrant flowers, in a tapestry of glowing colours.
  • Rudbeckia 'All Sorts Mixed' - These robust coneflowers have outstanding garden performance, and the long-lasting blooms make excellent cut flowers. A lovely addition to beds, borders and large patio containers.
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    • 24 plug plants - 6 of each variety

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    • SAVE *£8.97  
    • £23.96 £14.99
    • Out of stock

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

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    • £14.99
    • Out of stock
    • 10 calendula Postiplug plants

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    • SAVE *£9.99  
    • £29.98 £19.99
    • Out of stock