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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.



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Petunia 'Black Night'

  • Winner of Best New Plant Variety in the 'Bedding Plants' category at The Grower of the Year Awards 2014
  • T&M Exclusive
  • World's first double black petunia
Direct from T&M's extensive breeding programme, Petunia 'Black Night' is the first double flowered, jet black petunia! The dark velvety blooms are borne on naturally compact plants which form neat, rounded mounds - perfect for baskets and containers. Partner them with bold exuberant colours or keep it simple with shades of cream and white for an eye-catching contrast. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
    • SAVE £2  
    • £9.99 £7.99
    • 10 petunia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £17.99 £9.99

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

Bacopa (Duo)

Sutera cordata

Not every plant can be the star of the show! These pretty half hardy trailing plants are valuable filler plants for hanging baskets and containers. The tumbling, evergreen stems of Bacopa bear a smothering of flowers throughout summer, that keep baskets looking full of colour for longer. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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    • 24 bacopa plug plants - 12 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £12.99

Verbena 'Quartz Mixed' F1 Hybrid

Glandularia, Vervain

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A carefully selected mix of early flowering, brightly coloured verbena with excellent mildew resistance that will guarantee a long lasting display. With a dwarf, spreading habit, Verbena 'Quartz Mixed' is invaluable for massing in beds, borders, window boxes and hanging baskets. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").

 

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

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

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

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £17.99

Gazania 'Tiger Stripes Mixed'

Treasure Flower

The wide daisy-like blooms of Gazania 'Tiger Stripes Mixed' sport a contrasting stripe on every petal for a really cheerful display. These undemanding and free-flowering bedding plants tolerate drought or windy coastal sites with ease. So easy to grow, and perfect for filling beds and containers with fabulous summer colour. Height and spread: 20cm (8").

 

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

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

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 72 gazania plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £23.98 £17.99

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

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £7.99
    • 3 Trixi® jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
    • SAVE £8.98  
    • £23.97 £14.99
    • 6 Trixi® jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
    • SAVE £27.95  
    • £47.94 £19.99

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 petunia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 48 petunia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £17.99
    • 72 petunia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
    • SAVE £13.98  
    • £39.97 £24.99

Thompson & Morgan's Best Basket Mix

Let us take away the stress of choosing what to plant in your hanging baskets with this specially formulated collection of plants. We've selected only the plants that we know will work together superbly, giving colour all summer long. Each plant is of equal vigour, so you can be sure that they will grow at similar rates without one of them taking over the rest! This is the easy way to non-stop hanging basket colour! Varieties may differ from picture illustrated. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 6 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £8.99
    • 12 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 24 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £17.99

Salvia splendens 'Blaze of Fire'

Scarlet Sage, Salvia splendens 'Fireball'

  • Works well in patio pots
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").

 

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

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

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 72 salvia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
    • SAVE £5.99  
    • £23.98 £17.99

Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Danube'

Floss Flower

  • Classic bedding annual
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").

 

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

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

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
    • SAVE £7.99  
    • £25.98 £17.99
    • 140 ageratum miniplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2017
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    • £19.99
    • 280 ageratum miniplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2017
    • SAVE £9.99  
    • £39.98 £29.99

Garden Ready Basket Collection

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.

Four stars of summer, delivered ready to plant. Keep your baskets simple with one variety in each, or mix together for a riot of colour at height. This collection comprises;
Begonia F1 'Apricot Shades Improved'
Bacopa 'Topia Series'
Lobelia 'Cascade Improved Mixed'
Petunia F1 'Orchid-flowered' Mix
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    • 120 garden ready plants - 30 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
    • SAVE £23.97  
    • £63.96 £39.99

Trixi® 'Breakdance'

  • Perfect planting solution for busy gardeners
  • 3-in-1 ready mixed plants for the easiest displays
  • Brand new colour mix

Our innovative Trixi® planting concept has proved a big hit with customers looking for easy container and hanging basket solutions. Each jumbo plug contains three different varieties selected to offer the perfect colour combination and even growth. Just one Trixi® plug will create a fabulous container display in a 3 litre pot. If you are after a show stopping hanging basket this summer, just three of our 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! Trixi® 'Breakdance' combines a complementary collection of yellow bidens, blue lobelia and red verbena Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 1 Trixi® jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £6.99
    • 3 Trixi® jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
    • SAVE £13.98  
    • £23.97 £9.99
    • 6 Trixi® jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
    • SAVE £7.00  
    • £19.99 £12.99