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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 32 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.

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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

Antirrhinum majus 'Madame Butterfly' F1 Hybrid (Garden Ready)

Snapdragon

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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.

Awarded an All American Selection medal for its unusual azalea-shaped snapdragon flowers. Antirrhinum 'Madame Butterfly' creates a riot of colour throughout summer. The unique, double snapdragon petals prevent insects from pollinating the flowers, so they last much longer than single-flowered varieties. Perfect for a long-lasting display in cottage garden beds, borders and containers. This award winning variety also makes a superb cut flower. Height: 65cm (26"). Spread: 45cm (18").

 

Garden ready special offer
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    • 30 antirrhinum garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 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

Antirrhinum majus 'Madame Butterfly' F1 Hybrid

Snapdragon

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  • Customer favourite

Awarded an All American Selection medal for its unusual azalea-shaped snapdragon flowers. Antirrhinum 'Madame Butterfly' creates a riot of colour throughout summer. The unique, double snapdragon petals prevent insects from pollinating the flowers, so they last much longer than single-flowered varieties. Perfect for a long-lasting display in cottage garden beds, borders and containers. This award winning variety also makes a superb cut flower. Height: 65cm (26"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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    • 36 antirrhinum plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £8.99
    • 72 antirrhinum plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £3.99  
    • £17.98 £13.99

Nicotiana 'Eau de Cologne Mixed' (Garden Ready)

Tobacco Plant

  • 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.

A special mixture offering uniform, mid-height plants with upward-facing nicotiana flowers, in a tapestry of glowing colours. The upright flower stems of Nicotiana 'Eau de Cologne' are guaranteed to lend a sparkle to your borders and their evening fragrance only adds to their irresistible charm. An elegant annual that is most effective when planted in large drifts throughout beds and borders. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 25cm (10").

 

Garden ready special offer
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    • 30 nicotiana garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £14.99

Dahlia 'Figaro 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.

Create a blaze of summer colour with this mixture of classic, dwarf bedding dahlias. The dazzling double and semi-double blooms of Dahlia 'Figaro' Mixed are produced on fast growing plants with a compact, bushy habit. Ideal for creating a colourful, long lasting display in beds, borders and containers. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

 

Garden ready special offer
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    • 30 dahlia garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £14.99

Antirrhinum 'Mini Butterflies Mixed'

Snapdragon

  • Compact version of a garden favourite
Garden favourite Antirrhinum 'Madame Butterfly' now has a brand-new compact cousin! This dwarf Snapdragon retains the double azalea like blooms of it larger relation, but has a delightfully neat habit too. With its vibrant colours and reduced size, Antirrhinum 'Mini Butterflies Mixed' is perfect for edging beds and borders. Height: 23cm (9"). Spread: 23cm (9").
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    • 36 antirrhinum plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 72 antirrhinum plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £8.99  
    • £27.98 £18.99

Zinnia 'Zahara' Single-Flowered Mixed (Garden Ready)

Zinnia elegans

  • The perfect zinnia for the UK climate
  • 5 months of vibrant colour
  • Loved by pollinators
  • Compact plants ideal for pots or front of border

Possibly the best mixture of dwarf bedding zinnias available. This compact selection has been made with UK gardeners and UK weather in mind. Exceptional garden performance and mildew resistance means Zinnia 'Zahara Single-Flowered Mixed' will thrive in hot dry conditions as well as wet summer weather, making them ideal for our temperamental climate. Whether you set our zinnia plants in containers or at the front of your border you are guaranteed a profusion of dainty blooms from June through to October. Height and spread: 45cm (18").

 

Garden ready special offer
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    • 30 zinnia garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £14.99

Antirrhinum majus 'Royal Bride'

Snapdragon

The first of a new generation of fragrant snapdragons. This tall annual bears large, majestic spires of fragrant, pure white snapdragon flowers that are perfect for cutting. Antirrhinum 'Royal Bride' makes a lovely addition to cottage gardens or white themed borders where it will easily fill gaps between your perennials, blooming from June to September. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 36 antirrhinum plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 72 antirrhinum plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £6.99  
    • £23.98 £16.99

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

More info
    • 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