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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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Gazania 'Gentle Giants Mixed'

Treasure Flower

  • New in 2014
Colossal daisy-like blooms in a gorgeous range of fiery colours that will give your beds and borders even more flower power this summer! Unlike many varieties, the bright flowers of Gazania 'Gentle Giants Mixed' remain wide open on even the cloudiest of days. These undemanding plants are easy to grow, coping well during periods of drought and even tolerating a windy coastal site. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 5 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £11.99
    • 10 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • Save £5.99  
    • £23.98 £17.99

Marigold 'Lemon Zest'

Tagetes patula, French Marigold

  • New in 2014
  • Mail order exclusive
  • The first subtle yellow French marigold
A subtle change from the loud and bright colours often found in French marigolds, Marigold 'Lemon Zest' produces delightful soft yellow blooms. The understated, delicate flowers are borne in abundance above neat, compact growth for non-stop colour through the summer months. Working well with any colour scheme, this new marigold is the perfect addition to mixed containers, beds and borders. Height and spread: 23cm (9").

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

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    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £11.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £23.98 £16.99

Antirrhium 'Mini Butterflies Mixed'

Snapdragon

  • New in 2014
  • 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

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £12.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 Extra  
    • £17.99

Gazania 'Shepherd's Delight'

Treasure Flower

  • New in 2014
  • Mail order exclusive
  • 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

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £11.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £23.98 £16.99

Antirrhinum 'Candy Showers'

Snapdragon

  • New in 2014
  • The best trailing snapdragons
For lovers of snapdragons, here's a real treat! This is the first ever trailing snapdragon from seed, which means that we can offer plants in our super value 12 plug trays. Plant them up in hanging baskets, window boxes or in a pot on a pedestal and you'll soon be enjoying tonnes of fragrant cascading flowers. Use them as colourful ground cover too!
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    • 24 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £14.99
    • 48 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • Double up 24 to 48 for £5 extra  
    • £29.98 £19.99

Bidens 'Gold Nuggets™'

  • New in 2014
  • World Exclusive
A striking new double form of Bidens ferulifolia with a compact, lax habit, and an exceptionally long flowering period. The golden, double blooms almost outshine the sun as they burst open and smother the ferny foliage from early summer onwards. Brighten up your hanging baskets and containers, or let their trailing stems spread through gravel gardens and the front of borders. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 12 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • Try me pack  
    • £5.99
    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £11.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £23.98 £16.99

Coleus 'Junior Kong Mixed'

Solenostemon, Painted Nettle

  • New in 2014
  • Super coloured foliage
With an amazing array of leaf colours who needs flowers when you have these! Including various shades of green, cream, purple and striking cerise pink, the large patterned leaves of Coleus ‘Junior Kong Mixed’ are ideal for creating an exotic feel in beds, borders and containers. Fast to establish, plant these exciting Coleus together for a contemporary display or mixed in with your favourite summer bedding for an explosion of colour. Height and spread: 50cm (20").
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    • 24 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £9.99
    • 48 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • Double up 24 to 48 for £5 extra  
    • £19.98 £14.99

Dahlia 'Diablo Mixed'

  • New in 2014
Dark bronze foliage makes a dramatic contrast with the glowing blooms of Dahlia ‘Diablo Mixed’. These neatly proportioned dwarf dahlias have a vigorous, fast growing habit that is perfect for the front of borders and patio containers. Enjoy a nonstop supply of long lasting dahlia flowers that will dazzle you from summer right through to autumn. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 40cm (16").
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    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £11.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £23.98 £16.99

Briza maxima

Greater Quaking Grass

  • New in 2014
Pretty and architectural, the wonderful Greater Quaking Grass produces shapely nodding seed heads on delicate stems, which sway and rustle in the slightest breeze. As summer progresses the green stems and seed heads slowly age to a golden straw colour and remain throughout the autumn for a long season of interest. Grow Briza maxima in beds, borders and containers, where the tall swaying stems create a relaxed and informal feel. Quaking grass plants also make a fantastic addition to fresh or dried flower arrangements. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 25cm (10").
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    • 36 plug plants

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    • £9.99
    • Out of stock
    • 72 plug plants

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    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £19.99 £14.99
    • Out of stock

Marigold 'Jesters Mix™' F1 Hybrid

Tagetes patula, French Marigold

  • New in 2014
  • Mail order exclusive
  • Big border marigolds for maximum impact
A particularly tall mix of colourful French marigolds, specially blended by Thompson & Morgan so you won't find it anywhere else! From June to October, the eye-catching blooms of Marigold 'Jesters Mix™' are borne on mid-height, bushy plants and include plenty of stripes for a striking display. Ideal for creating impact in beds and borders, these cheerful marigolds offer superb garden performance and the single blooms are also attractive to bees. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 40cm (16").

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

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    • 12 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • Try me pack  
    • £5.99
    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    •  
    • £11.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £23.98 £16.99

Osteospermum 'Bronze Medallion'

African Daisy, Cape Daisy

  • New in 2014
  • Shimmering bronze flowers all summer
Masses of shimmering pink-orange daisy blooms smother neat, uniform plants all summer long. The vibrant shades of Osteopsermum 'Bronze Medallion' will heat up any bedding scheme, border or container. Thriving in hot and sunny conditions, these drought tolerant Cape Daisies are a real stalwart of the summer garden, flowering right up to the first frosts. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 12 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £11.99
    • 24 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • Save £6.99  
    • £23.98 £16.99
    • 48 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • Double up 24 to 48 for £5 extra  
    • £47.96 £21.99

Poppy 'Ladybird'

Papaver commutatum, Caucasian Scarlet Poppy

  • New in 2014
Hardy annual Poppy ‘Ladybird’ was developed from a species introduced from Russia in 1876 by our founder, William Thompson - and is still as popular as ever! Brilliant scarlet red petals are set off beautifully by the contrasting black spots at the base of each petal. Although each bloom lasts only a few days, more fat, hairy buds are constantly rising from among the clumps of finely cut foliage. This fabulous Caucasian Scarlet Poppy is so easy to grow and holds an RHS AGM for its superb garden performance. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 15cm (6").
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    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2014
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    • £9.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • Save £4.99  
    • £19.98 £14.99