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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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Annual 'Best Value Bumper' Collection

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Everything you need to make your beds, borders, hanging baskets and patio containers look amazing this year! This superb value pack combines all three of our 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").

  • The Container Collection Comprises four sun-loving varieties - Gazania, Verbena, Sweet William and Salpiglossis - that will cope with summer heat and stay stunning even in the confines of your patio containers.

     

  • The Basket Collection which is ideal if you are planning several hanging baskets. Four customer favourites (petunia, lobelia, begonia and bacopa) that are guaranteed to put on a stunning show right through until Autumn.

     

  • The Bedding Collection which is a perfect summer selection for vibrant bedding displays in your garden borders and includes snapdragons, salvias, tobacco plants and rudbeckia in a delightful range of colours, heights, textures and scents that will ensure a winning garden display. They'll look equally good planted in blocks or mixed up.

     

    Please note, when you receive your plants, the green plastic tray is embossed with letters underneath each row of plants - these letters correspond to the list supplied with your plants so that you can identify them.

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    • 72 plug plants - 6 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
    • SAVE *£51.89  
    • £71.88 £19.99

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 June 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 10 petunia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £19.98 £14.99

Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Apricot Shades Improved' F1 Hybrid (Garden Ready)

  • Cascading radiant colour
  • Unbeatable for value and durability
  • Keeps blooming - whatever the weather
  • Extra-large double flowers
  • Perfect for Baskets or Flower Pouches™
  • Our best-seller just got better!
It's not that we weren't satisfied with the success of our best-seller, Begonia 'Apricot Shades', but we decided to try hand-blending an 'improved' version. You can expect a broader range of colours and 50% more colour-edged picotees from Begonia 'Apricot Shades Improved' - which means you'll enjoy even more non-stop stunning colour and impact in your garden.

Begonia 'Apricot Shades Improved' is as versatile as it is beautiful! Large, cascading, double blooms will pour from your containers from July to October. You'll be enjoying gorgeous flowers in shades of apricot and orange that reach 6-10cm (2.5-4") in diameter all summer and well into autumn. These tuberous begonias will perform whatever the weather and can be placed in sunny or semi shaded positions. The abundant trailing habit of Begonia Apricot Shades Improved makes them a great value plant for hanging baskets, window boxes and Flower Pouches™, giving you a really impressive display that will light up even a shady corner.

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

  • 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.

 

Garden ready special offer

Buy this variety in a larger plant size
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    • 30 begonia garden ready plants

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    • £14.99
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Antirrhinum majus 'Madame Butterfly' F1 Hybrid (Garden Ready)

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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").

 

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    • 30 antirrhinum garden ready plants

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    • £14.99
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Lobelia 'Cascade Improved 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.


An improved blend of Lobelia which gives a full season of stunning cascading colour. Lobelia 'Cascade Improved 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 lobelia garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £14.99

Lobelia 'Monsoon'

  • Basket fillers you can't do without!
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").

 

Buy this variety in a larger plant size
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    • 6 lobelia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £5.99
    • 36 lobelia plug plants

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

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

Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Apricot Shades Improved' F1 Hybrid (Pre-planted Basket)

For hassle-free gardening, look no further than our pre-planted baskets 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 hanging baskets which are already planted up? We've taken the hard work out of creating wonderfully colourful displays - just order our pre-planted baskets 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 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").
Hanging basket diameter: 27cm (11in). 7.6 Litres.

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

 

Garden ready pre-planted baskets
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    • 1 x begonia pre-planted basket

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £14.99

Marigold 'French Vanilla' F1 Hybrid (Garden Ready)

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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.

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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    • 30 marigold garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £14.99

Lobelia erinus 'Ultra Cascade Mixed'

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An opulent mix of old varieties and new, that gives you the best of both worlds - and longer-lasting displays. Older varieties in the mix flower early and fade, whilst the newer varieties last longer, so mixed together you'll have a full season of stunning lobelia colour. Lobelia 'Ultra Cascade' Mixed makes a sparkling addition to containers, flower pouches™ and window-boxes. Trailing lobelia is an easy to grow annual that is deservedly popular for its versatility and long flowering period. Trails to: 45cm (18"). Spread: 15cm (6").

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    • 36 lobelia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
    • SAVE £3  
    • £10.99 £7.99
    • 72 lobelia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
    • SAVE £3  
    • £15.99 £12.99
    • 140 lobelia miniplug plants

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    • £14.99
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    • 280 lobelia miniplug plants

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    • £29.98 £24.99
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Lobelia 'Monsoon' (Garden Ready)

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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.

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").

 

Garden ready special offer
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    • 30 lobelia garden ready plants

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    • £14.99
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Trixi® 'Blueberry Parfait'

  • Perfect for the busy gardener!
  • 3-in-1 ready mixed plants for the easiest displays

Here's the very latest in hassle-free gardening; the Trixi® series. Each young plant is effectively 3 plants pre-planted into one plug! All you have to do is plant it straight into your hanging baskets or patio pots. Just one 3 in 1 jumbo plug will create a fabulous display in a 3 litre container, whilst 3 jumbo plugs will turn a 35cm (14") basket into a huge ball of colour.

These fabulous hanging basket plants are ready mixed and colour coordinated, so they will quickly mingle together right from the start to give you beautifully balanced and colourful displays. It's so easy! Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Trixi® 'Blueberry Parfait' combines Verbena, Bacopa and Calibrachoa for a superb display.

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    • 1 Trixi® jumbo plug plant

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    • £7.99
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    • 3 Trixi® jumbo plug plants

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    • £23.97 £14.99
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    • 6 Trixi® jumbo plug plants

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    • £47.94 £19.99
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Osteospermum 'Falling Stars'™ (Sunbrella)

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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

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    • £12.99
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    • 10 osteospermum Postiplug plants

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    • £18.99
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    • 20 osteospermum Postiplug plants

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    • £24.99
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