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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 21 products.
 

Busy Lizzie 'Divine Mixed' (New Guinea)

Impatiens x hawkeri

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Cut the risk of disease with this robust, downy mildew resistant New Guinea Impatiens. Busy Lizzie 'Divine' flowers endlessly, in a wonderful bright colour mix, from June to November on strong, spreading plants that will quickly fill pots and cover beds and borders. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 35cm (14").

 

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

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £7.99
    • 36 Busy Lizzie plug plants + 100g Busy Lizzie fertiliser

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £8.99
    • 36 Busy Lizzie plug plants + snips

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £8.99
    • 72 Busy Lizzie plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
    • SAVE *£2.99  
    • £15.98 £12.99

Busy Lizzie 'Divine Mixed' (New Guinea) (Garden Ready)

Impatiens x hawkeri

  • 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.


New Guinea Impatiens 'Divine Mixed' brings together a resilient mix of vibrant flower colours set above attractive bronze-green foliage. Endless flowering and a strong, vigorous habit ensures that these spreading plants will quickly fill pots, beds and borders with long lasting colour. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 35cm (14").

 

Garden ready special offer
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    • 30 busy lizzie garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £14.99

Busy Lizzie 'Accent Mixed'

Impatiens walleriana

  • Back at last!
Vigorous, versatile and floriferous, Busy Lizzies are guaranteed to brighten up even the most shaded areas of your garden, giving a bold splash of colour all through the summer and well into autumn. It's little wonder they're the nation's favourite bedding plant. They keep blooming through sun or rain! Busy Lizzie 'Accent Mixed' is a compact variety with a magical array of colours in solid shades and bicolours. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

Culinary note: Use as a colourful garnish in salads or float in cold drinks. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

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

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £6.99
    • 36 plug plants + 100g of busy lizzie fertiliser

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
    •  
    • £7.99
    • 72 busy lizzie plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
    • SAVE *£1.99  
    • £13.98 £11.99

Begonia 'Majestic Golden Picotee'

The enormous 20cm (8") blooms of Begonia 'Majestic Golden Picotee' create the most magnificent display! Each gently ruffled yellow petal is edged with orange to create a stunning glowing effect that will last right up to the first frosts. This robust, stocky variety has an upright habit that is perfect for beds and patio containers. This tuberous begonia can even be lifted at the end of summer and the tubers stored for planting again the following spring! Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 35cm (14").


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

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    • 12 begonia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2017
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    • £9.99
    • 24 begonia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2017
    • SAVE £1.99  
    • £19.98 £17.99

Marigold 'Zenith Mixed' F1 Hybrid (Garden Ready)

Tagetes patula x erecta, Afro-French 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.


If you're only going to grow one marigold this summer, choose Marigold 'Zenith Mixed'! An Afro-French hybrid, Marigold 'Zenith Mixed' produces crested, carnation-like flowers in a mixture of colours including reds, oranges, yellows and bicolour shades. With a vigorous growth habit and superb weather resistance you'll be enjoying non-stop colour in your beds, borders and containers from summer through to autumn. Height and spread: 35cm (14").


Culinary note: The citrus tasting flowers have many uses, try them in salads, sandwiches or seafood dishes too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

Garden ready special offer
More info
    • 30 marigold garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £14.99

Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Patio Apricot Shades Improved' F1 Hybrid

Begonia 'Patio Apricot Shades' is equally good as our best selling trailing version. With the same weather resistant blooms and fabulous flower power, this specially selected patio variety has a more upright habit making it better suited to patio containers. Perfect for brightening up your patio this summer in sun or shade, come rain or shine. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 35cm (14").

Culinary note: Add the bright coloured petals to sandwiches or salads for a light lemon taste and crisp texture. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 12 begonia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2017
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    • £9.99
    • 24 begonia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2017
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    • £16.99
    • 48 begonia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2017
    • SAVE £14.97  
    • £39.96 £24.99

Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Patio Apricot Shades Improved' F1 Hybrid (Pre-Planted Pot)

For hassle-free gardening, look no further than our pre-planted pots for easy summer-long colour. We’re always on the look out 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 summer colour. Then all you need to do is water them and wait!

Begonia 'Patio Apricot Shades' is equally good as our best selling trailing version. With the same weather resistant blooms and fabulous flower power, this specially selected patio variety has a more upright habit making it better suited to patio containers. Perfect for brightening up your patio this summer in sun or shade, come rain or shine. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 35cm (14").
Patio pot diameter: 33cm (13in). 12.7 litres.

Culinary note: Add the bright coloured petals to sandwiches or salads for a light lemon taste and crisp texture. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

Garden ready pre-planted pots
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    • 1 x begonia pre-planted pot

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £14.99

Marigold 'Zenith Mixed' F1 Hybrid

Tagetes patula x erecta, Afro-French Marigold

  • Does not set seed therefore increased flower power all season long!

If you're only going to grow one marigold this summer, choose Marigold 'Zenith Mixed'! An Afro-French hybrid, Marigold 'Zenith Mixed' produces crested, carnation-like flowers in a mixture of colours including reds, oranges, yellows and bicolour shades. With a vigorous growth habit and superb weather resistance you'll be enjoying non-stop colour in your beds, borders and containers from summer through to autumn. Height and spread: 35cm (14").


Culinary note: The citrus tasting flowers have many uses, try them in salads, sandwiches or seafood dishes too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

Buy this variety in a larger plant size
More info
    • 36 marigold plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
    •  
    • £9.99
    • 72 marigold plug plants

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

Laurentia 'Indigo Stars'

Isotoma, Solenopsis axillaris

 Customer Rating
A constellation of starry indigo blooms sits above the airy linear foliage of this neat, compact variety. Laurentia plants are resilient and versatile, even coping well in dry conditions. The gently scented flowers of Isotoma 'Indigo Stars' flower over a particularly long period - perfect for filling containers, beds and borders with long lasting colour! Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 35cm (14").

Useful links:

Read Michael Perry's blog: Make a change to your plant choices - 3

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    • 36 laurentia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 72 laurentia plug plants

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

Begonia 'On Top Pink Blush'

 Customer Rating
The flamboyant, double, candyfloss-pink blooms of Begonia 'On Top Pink Blush' make a particularly eye-catching display. This superb patio plant has been specially bred for its showy upward facing flowers which makes each and every one of them visible for maximum impact. This Californian bred variety is one of the best quality begonias available - the perfect choice for long lasting colour in your patio containers. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 35cm (14").
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    • 24 begonia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2017
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    • £14.99
    • 48 begonia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2017
    • SAVE £9.99  
    • £29.98 £19.99

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'
Salvia 'Blaze of Fire'
Nicotiana 'Eau de Cologne'
Rudbeckia 'All Sorts Mixed'
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    • 24 plug plants - 6 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
    • SAVE £8.97  
    • £23.96 £14.99

Busy Lizzie 'Divine Mixed' (Pre-Planted Pot)

Impatiens x hawkeri

  • Beat busy Lizzie mildew problems
For hassle-free gardening, look no further than our pre-planted pots for easy summer-long colour. We’re always on the look out 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 summer colour. Then all you need to do is water them and wait!

A vast improvement on Busy Lizzie ‘Divine’ with even better downy mildew resistance! New Guinea Impatiens 'Divine Mixed' brings together a resilient mix of vibrant flower colours set above attractive bronze-green foliage. Endless flowering and a strong, vigorous habit ensures that these spreading plants will quickly fill pots, beds and borders with long lasting colour. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 35cm (14").
Patio pot diameter: 33cm (13in). 12.7 Litres.

 

Garden ready pre-planted pots
More info
    • 1 x busy lizzie pre-planted pot

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
    •  
    • £14.99