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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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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 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £10.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

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    • £16.99
    • 20 Postiplug plants

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    • £22.99

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 August 2014
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    • £10.99
    • 6 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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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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    • £11.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

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    • £16.99

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 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 36 plug plants

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    • £13.99
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    • 72 plug plants

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    • £18.99
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Lobelia 'Monsoon'

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This trailing version of Lobelia 'Crystal Palace' produces a cascade of sapphire flowers - just the thing to brighten up your containers this summer. Masses of dazzling blue flowers sparkle against a backdrop of green foliage that takes on shades of bronze as the plants mature. Lobelia 'Monsoon' makes a fabulous trailing filler plant for mixed baskets, or let it tumble over low walls and rockeries for eye-catching ground cover. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 36 plug plants

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    • £11.99
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    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £16.99

Begonia 'Apricot Shades'

Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Apricot Shades Improved' F1 Hybrid

Our garden-ready plants are now even bigger and better! You can plant our garden-ready plants straight into the garden when they arrive - it couldn’t be easier! There’s no need to re-pot them or to grow them on - just plant and water them. Pretty soon you’ll be enjoying their wonderful displays of colour. If you haven’t got the time or the room to grow plants from small seedlings, then these are for you! You’re sure to get great results because we’ve done the crucial early growing for you. Just plant, water and enjoy!

Large, cascading double blooms in sunshine shades of apricot and lemon will pour from your containers from July to October. These tuberous begonias will perform whatever the weather, in sun or semi shade. The trailing habit of Begonia 'Apricot Shades' makes them ideal for hanging baskets, window boxes and flower pouches for a really impressive display that will light up even a shady corner. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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

 

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    • 30 garden-ready-plants

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Lobelia 'T&M's Choice Mixed' (Garden-Ready)

  • New in 2014
  • Flowers longer than other lobelia

Our garden-ready plants are now even bigger and better! You can plant our garden-ready plants straight into the garden when they arrive - it couldn’t be easier! There’s no need to re-pot them or to grow them on - just plant and water them. Pretty soon you’ll be enjoying their wonderful displays of colour. If you haven’t got the time or the room to grow plants from small seedlings, then these are for you! You’re sure to get great results because we’ve done the crucial early growing for you. Just plant, water and enjoy!


An improved blend of Lobelia which gives a full season of stunning cascading colour. Lobelia 'T&M’s Choice Mixed' includes a mixture of old varieties which flower early in the season, and new varieties which continue the display later into the summer. This long-lasting mix of trailing Lobelia makes a glittering addition to hanging baskets, containers, flower pouches™ and window-boxes where the froth of pretty flowers blend well with a variety of other bedding plants. Trails to: 45cm (18"). Spread: 15cm (6").

 

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    • 30 garden-ready plants

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    • £14.99
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Annual 'Best Value' Collection


Everything you need to make your beds, borders and baskets look amazing this year! This superb value pack combines two fabulous annual collections, giving you all the plants you need this summer for a colourful and long-lasting display. Height: Up to 60cm (24"). Spread: Up to 45cm (18").


  • Collection comprises:
  • Antirrhinum 'Candy Canes Mixed' - The first of a new generation of high quality, fragrant snapdragons, in a flamboyant contemporary colour range.
  • Dahlia 'Figaro Mixed' - A classic mixture of dwarf bedding dahlias with dazzling double and semi-double blooms.
  • Lobelia 'Monsoon Midnight' - Producing a cascade of sapphire flowers, this trailing Lobelia is ideal for hanging baskets and containers.
  • Marigold 'T&M's Choice Mixed’ - An Afro-French hybrid producing crested, carnation-like flowers in a mixture of colours including reds, oranges, yellows and bicolour shades.
  • Mesembryanthemum 'Magic Carpet Mixed' - These drought tolerant Livingstone Daisies are perfect for planting on sunny banks and borders where they will quickly knit together to form a rich carpet of colour.
  • Nicotiana 'Eau de Cologne Mixed' - Uniform, mid-height plants with upward-facing, fragrant flowers, in a tapestry of glowing colours.
  • Begonia semperflorens 'Lotto Mixed' - An exceptionally large flowered variety compared to normal Begonia semperflorens cultivars. Excellent for bedding.
  • Gazania 'T&M's' Choice' Mixed - An improvement on our ever popular Gazania ‘Tiger Stripes’. Wide daisy-like blooms sport a contrasting stripe on every petal for a really cheerful display.
  • Geranium 'T&M's Choice' Mixed - Compact, uniform plants produce a mass of colour in bright colourful shades.
  • Petunia 'T&M's Choice' Mixed - A blend of over 20 types of petunia flowers which are always dazzling, come rain or shine.
  • Salpiglossis sinuata 'Royale Mixed' F1 Hybrid - Stunning velvety trumpet flowers on upright, bushy plants.
  • Dianthus barbatus 'Sweet' - Sweet Williams are a cottage garden favourite for their fabulous scent and abundant flowers which are ideal for cutting.
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    • 72 plug plants - 6 of each variety

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    • £71.88 £19.99
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    • 144 plug plants - 12 of each variety

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    • £143.76 £34.99
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Begonia 'Apricot Shades'

Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Apricot Shades Improved' F1 Hybrid

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A best seller, Begonia 'Apricot Shades' is as versatile as it is beautiful! Large, cascading double blooms in sunshine shades of apricot and lemon will pour from your containers from July to October. These tuberous begonias will perform whatever the weather, in sun or semi shade. The trailing habit of Begonia 'Apricot Shades' makes them ideal for hanging baskets, window boxes and flower pouches for a really impressive display that will light up even a shady corner. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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

 

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    • 5 jumbo plug plants

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    • £9.99
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    • 15 jumbo plug plants

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    • £14.99
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    • 100 jumbo plug plants

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    • £159.80 £59.99
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Begonia 'Peardrop'

  • New in 2014
Gentle sherbet shades of peach, pink and yellow are set off beautifully against the dark green foliage of Begonia ‘Peradrop’. Double and semi double flowers are produced on compact, trailing stems all summer long. This British bred Begonia is a stunning choice for hanging baskets, flower pouches and containers, brightening even the darkest corners of your patio. Height and spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 3 Postiplug plants

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    • £12.99
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    • 6 Postiplug plants

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    • £25.98 £16.99
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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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    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £21.98 £15.99
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Petunia 'Non-Stick Mixed'

  • New in 2014
  • Mail order exclusive
  • Non-sticky petunia flowers!
No sticky fingers when deadheading!

One reason why petunias don't last longer in our gardens is because they're horrible to deadhead! Petunia 'Non-Stick Mixed' has clean, mess-free flowers that make deadheading much more pleasant. This pretty blend, in shades of pink and purple, will fill your baskets, beds and containers with vibrant colour for a longer lasting display that’s so easy to maintain. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 46cm (18").
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    • 4 jumbo plug plants

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    • £12.99
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    • 8 jumbo plug plants

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    • £17.99
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