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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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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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    • 5 sunflower Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

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    • £14.99

Trixi® 'Riverside'

  • 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® 'Riverside' combines Lobelia, Verbena and Bidens for a superb display.

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    • 1 jumbo plug plant

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted plant

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    • 3 jumbo plug plants

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Antirrhium '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, Antirrhium 'Mini Butterflies Mixed' is perfect for edging beds and borders. Height: 23cm (9"). Spread: 23cm (9").
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    • 36 plug plants

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    • 72 plug plants

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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

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    • 72 plug plants

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Busy Lizzie 'Sun Harmony'

Impatiens x hawkeri

A superior Busy Lizzie in almost every way! These strong growing, mildew resistant plants are larger than other varieties using fewer plants to cover the same area, making them great value for money. Superb vigour and a strong root system make this New Guinea Impatiens particularly fast to establish. The thick, weather resistant petals withstand rain, wind, humidity, scorching heat and chilly shade to ensure a long lasting display. Busy Lizzie 'Sun Harmony' is perfect for creating a reliable display in patio containers, beds and borders. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 40cm (16"). More info
    • 5 jumbo plug plants

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    • £9.99
    • 10 jumbo plug plants

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    • £14.99
    • 20 jumbo plug plants

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    • £24.99

Gazania 'Shepherd's Delight'

Treasure Flower

  • Open whatever the weather!
This fabulous blend brings together a handpicked selection of the most vivid ruby red shades. The glowing blooms of Gazania 'Shepherd's Delight' will stay open even on dull and cloudy days making them perfect for our unpredictable British summers. With a compact and bushy habit, these versatile Treasure Flowers are easy to grow in beds and borders - even tolerating drought and coastal, windy conditions. Height and spread: 25cm (10").
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    • 36 plug plants

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    • 72 plug plants

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Lobelia 'Cascade Improved Mixed'

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  • Flowers longer than other lobelia
An improved blend of Lobelia which gives a full season of stunning cascading colour. Lobelia 'Cascade Improved 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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    • 36 plug plants

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    • £7.99
    • 72 plug plants

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    • £12.99
    • 140 miniplug plants

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    • 280 miniplug plants

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Petunia 'Orchid-Flowered Mixed' F1 Hybrid

  • Best in class for double petunias
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!

Widely acknowledged as the world's finest double petunias, with exquisite orchid-like, ruffled blooms in a medley of radiant colours. Petunia 'Orchid Flowered Mixed' begin flowering early in the season and continue their luxurious display throughout the summer, until the first frosts. This versatile mix is a delight in borders, beds and containers and flower Pouches®. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

 

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    • 30 petunia garden-ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
    • Buy 2 packs for just £25  
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Antirrhinum majus 'Madame Butterfly' F1 Hybrid (Garden Ready)

Snapdragon

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  • Customer favourite

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!

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

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
    • Buy 2 packs for just £25  
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Petunia 'Frenzy Mixed' F1 Hybrid (Garden Ready)

  • A blend of over 20 types of petunia flowers

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!


Our best-selling Petunia 'Frenzy Mixed' contains fantastic blend of 20 over different types of petunia flowers. The weather resistant blooms of Petunia 'Frenzy Mixed' are always dazzling come rain or shine. Perfect for filling beds, containers, baskets and window boxes with a sensational, long lasting display. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").

 

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    • 30 petunia garden-ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
    • Buy 2 packs for just £25  
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Begonia semperflorens 'Lotto Mixed' (Garden Ready)

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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 exceptionally large flowered variety compared to normal Begonia semperflorens cultivars. Begonia 'Lotto' Mixed plants produce neat blooms with yellow centres in a sumptuous mix of colours. Perfect for creating a show-stopping display in containers, beds, baskets, and Flower Pouches! Height and spread: 30cm (12").

 

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    • 30 begonia garden-ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
    • Buy 2 packs for just £25  
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Petunia 'Cascadia Rim Magenta'

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The trailing stems of Petunia 'Cascadia Rim Magenta' produce a procession of starry-shaped, deep magenta blooms. Each velvety trumpet has a well defined, creamy white margin that makes these flowers really stand out from the foliage. Let this trailing petunia spill from hanging baskets and patio containers for a particularly eye catching display this summer. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 40cm (16").
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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • 10 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • 20 petunia Postiplug plants

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