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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 15 products.
 

Petunia 'Damson Ripple'

  • A petunia with a perfume so sweet you could bottle it!
A petunia with a perfume so sweet you could bottle it! Petunia 'Damson Ripple' is the latest introduction to the 'Frills and Spills' range of petunia plants, bred in Britain to cope with British weather. Petunia 'Damson Ripple' offers unique two-tone flowers alongside a deep sweet perfume unseen in other double-flowered petunias. This is a must-have petunia for filling summer patios with scent and dazzling colour. Height and spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 10 petunia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £4.99  
    • £19.98 £14.99

Petunia 'Peach Sundae'

  • T&M Exclusive
  • Ever-changing flower colours
  • Brighten up your hanging baskets all summer long

Ever-changing colour all summer long, no matter the weather! We've tested our petunia plants for weather tolerance and Petunia 'Peach Sundae' laughs in the face of wind, rain, hail and scorching sun. This unusual petunia echoes the colour, tone and flower-power of our best-selling Begonia 'Apricot Shades' with the added bonus of colour-changing flowers. Blooms change daily, moving through yellow, orange and peach leading to stunning summer container displays. Bringing calibrachoa into the breeding programme means more flowers per plant with little need to deadhead faded blooms. The hardy flowers bounce back even after the heaviest summer showers, making what we believe to be one of the best hanging basket petunias on the market. Height and spread: 45cm (18").

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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 10 petunia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £4.99  
    • £19.98 £14.99

Marigold 'French Vanilla' F1 Hybrid (Garden Ready)

Tagetes erecta, African Marigold

  • 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.

At last something different to the usual colour spectrum of orange and lemon - a real creamy white flowered African marigold! Marigold 'French Vanilla' is a triumph in plant breeding, producing masses of large blooms up to 7.5cm (3") across that are absolutely pure in colour. Better still, it has less of the pungent marigold smell than its cousins. A definite improvement! Perfect for bringing a contemporary twist to beds, borders and containers. Height and spread: 45cm (18").

 

Garden ready special offer
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    • 30 marigold garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £14.99

Begonia 'Cascading Fireball'

Begonia x tuberhybrida

Bathe your patio in amazing fiery red, gold and bronze shades with this stunning new variety. Begonia Cascading ‘Fireball’ flowers even more prolifically than the ever popular variety, 'Apricot Shades' producing an abundance of enormous blooms, from summer until the first frosts. Perfect for a stunning display in containers, window boxes and hanging baskets. Height and spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 5 begonia bulbs

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 10 begonia bulbs

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
    • SAVE £4.99  
    • £19.98 £14.99
    • 20 begonia bulbs

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £19.99

Petunia surfinia 'Sumo'

  • A new heavy weight contender
  • Just ONE plant fills an 18inch pot!
  • Fewer plants needed to fill large spaces
The vigour of this new petunia is second to none! Fast and vast growth from Petunia 'Surfinia Sumo' quickly piles on to fill pots or empty ground. Plant up just ONE plant per 45cm (18") pot and the plants will just swell with colour and fragrance. Set them at 60cm (24") spacing in open ground for an unbroken sea of summer colour out in your borders. Boisterous unhindered growth and perfect purple blossom makes these top-performing petunia plants an excellent choice for beginners. With less plants needed to fill pots and planting schemes, they are also the perfect choice for those with less time and money to spend on raising and tending their plants. Height: 45m (18"). Spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 10 petunia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £4.99  
    • £19.98 £14.99

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

Osteospermum 'Falling Stars'™ (Sunbrella)

African Daisy, Cape Daisy

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Grow the first cascading cape daisy for something really different this summer! This vigorous trailing variety of the African daisy comes in a sunshine blend of five vivid colours that will fill your baskets, window boxes and containers with colour. Famed for their long flowering period, these gorgeous Osteospermums are drought tolerant and simply love the sun. Height and spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 5 osteospermum Postiplug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £18.99
    • 20 osteospermum Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £26.97  
    • £51.96 £24.99

Marigold 'French Vanilla' F1 Hybrid

Tagetes erecta, African Marigold

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  • Customer favourite
  • Very reliable summer annual

At last something different to the usual colour spectrum of orange and lemon - a real creamy white flowered African marigold! Marigold 'French Vanilla' is a triumph in plant breeding, producing masses of large blooms up to 7.5cm (3") across that are absolutely pure in colour. Better still, it has less of the pungent marigold smell than its cousins. A definite improvement! Perfect for bringing a contemporary twist to beds, borders and containers. Height and spread: 45cm (18").

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    • 24 marigold plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 36 marigold plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £5.99  
    • £25.98 £19.99

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 antirrhinum plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £5.99
    • 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
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £23.98 £16.99

Geranium and Fuchsia Basket Collection

You can't go wrong with this winning basket duo. Ivy Leaf Geraniums and Trailing Fuchsias are the perfect pairing, selected to give you the best display of blooms in the brightest colours from the most weather-resilient basket varieties we know. Plant these straight into hanging baskets or patio containers. More info
    • 10 plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £19.99

Osteospermum hybrida 'Passion Mixed'

African Daisy, Cape Daisy

  • Drought-tolerant variety
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Wide, open daisy flowers in an irresistible blend of soft pink, rose and white, smother the naturally compact stems of Osteospermum 'Passion' Mixed. These delightful cape daisies flower all summer long and are never happier than when the sun is at its hottest, as they are drought tolerant too. Perfect for borders, beds and patio containers. Height and spread: 45cm (18").

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    • 48 osteospermum plug plants

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    • £22.99
    • Out of stock