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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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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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    • £9.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £14.99

Hanging Basket Plant Collection

Pelargonium, Fuchsia, Petunia

This colourful hanging basket collection is perfect for filling baskets, window boxes and containers. The collection features a selection of hanging basket plants, which may include geraniums, fuchsias, petunias. Image is for illustration purposes only as we cannot specify varieties upfront. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
Although technically perennial, Pelargoniums are only half hardy and therefore normally treated as annuals in the UK. However, with care, they may be overwintered in a frost free greenhouse.
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    • 10 plug plants

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    • £9.99
    • Out of stock

Osteospermum hybrida 'Passion Mixed' (Garden-Ready)

African Daisy, Cape Daisy

  • Drought-tolerant variety
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!

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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    • 30 garden-ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
    • Add a 2nd pack for just £5  
    • £14.99

Salvia splendens 'Blaze of Fire' (Garden-Ready)

Scarlet Sage, Salvia splendens 'Fireball'

  • Works well in patio pots
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!

Plumes of brilliant scarlet flowers above neat, compact plants make this one of the most famous and striking summer annual bedding plants. Flowering early and continuing over a long period, Salvia 'Blaze of Fire' provides excellent value and bold impact in long lasting bedding displays, window boxes and containers. Height and spread: 30cm (12”).

 

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    • 30 garden-ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
    • Add a 2nd pack for just £5  
    • £14.99

Marigold 'French Vanilla' F1 Hybrid (Garden-Ready)

Tagetes erecta, African Marigold

  • Customer favourite
  • Very reliable summer annual
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!

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 garden-ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
    • Add a 2nd pack for just £5  
    • £14.99

Salpiglossis sinuata 'Royale Mixed' F1 Hybrid (Garden-Ready)

Painted Tongue

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!

Like sumptuous gold braid, the exquisite veining overlays rich, velvety hues, creating a shimmering display. Salpiglossis 'Royale Mixed' produces stunning trumpet flowers on upright, bushy plants. Salpiglossis flowers can be cut for a majestic indoor display, and the opulent colours add an exotic feel to patio containers, and annual bedding schemes. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12").

 

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    • 30 garden-ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
    • Add a 2nd pack for just £5  
    • £14.99

Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Danube' (Garden-Ready)

Floss Flower

  • Classic bedding annual
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!

A large-flowered, vigorous variety of annual ageratum with powder-puff flower heads of soft, lavender blue. The fluffy, weather resistant blooms are particularly attractive to butterflies. With a dense, compact habit, Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Danube' is perfect for adding texture and colour to bedding, borders and containers. Height: 20cm (8”). Spread: 25cm (10”).

 

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    • 30 garden-ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
    • Add a 2nd pack for just £5  
    • £14.99

Begonia 'Non-stop Citrus'

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  • New in 2014
Just like the other ‘Non-stop’ varieties, Begonia 'Non-stop Citrus' blooms continuously in a refreshing blend of bright citrus colours. With weather resistant blooms, these long lasting tuberous begonias will keep flowering well into autumn - long after most summer flowering plants have faded. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 24 plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • Double up 24 to 48 for £5 extra  
    • £19.98 £14.99

Petunia 'Purple Velvet' F1 Hybrid

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Petunia 'Purple Velvet' easily outperforms other expensive cutting-raised surfinias with its exceptionally long trailing stems. This sensational cascading petunia is smothered in superb velvety, purple blooms throughout summer, and right up to the first frosts. Fantastic in baskets, containers and window boxes, or try them in beds as dense ground cover. Trails to: 60cm (24”).

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    • 24 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 48 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
    • Double up 24 to 48 for £5 extra  
    • £16.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £22.99

Lucky Dip Basket Collection

Buy our great value 'surprise' packs of hanging basket plants. For just £4.99 you can receive a pack of hanging basket plants worth £9.99. To allow us to offer you such a good price, we can't take orders for specific varieties, but whatever we decide to send, you won't be disappointed!


What to do ... Each customer can order up to 5 'Lucky Dip' packs. If you order more than 1 pack, we'll do our best to send a different variety for each pack ordered, subject to availability. A pack represents a single variety and not a mixture of several varieties. We will also endeavour to send a different variety from any standard products you may have ordered, but this cannot be guaranteed.


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    • 1 lucky dip

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    • £4.99
    • Out of stock

Poppy 'Angels Choir Mixed'

Papaver rhoeas, Corn Poppy, Field Poppy, Flanders Poppy

  • Winner of a Fleuroselect Quality Mark
It took 10 years of painstaking breeding to create these lovely corn poppies - but it was well worth the wait! Hairy stems carry double flowers with delicate silky petals, in a beautiful range of soft pastel shades. Like its wild field poppy cousins, this superb hardy annual will thrive in any cultivated soil, setting seed in late summer to produce lots of seedlings for the following year. Poppy 'Angels Choir Mixed' also makes a pretty, though short lived, cut flower if picked early in the morning. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 24 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £10.99
    • 48 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • Double up 24 to 48 for £5 extra  
    • £15.99