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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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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
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Lobelia 'Waterfall Ice Blue'

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  • Mail order exclusive
  • Best in Class for cutting raised lobelias
If you've been disappointed by lobelia in the past, then your faith will be restored when you try this superb variety. Recently awarded an RHS AGM, Lobelia ‘Waterfall Ice Blue’ flowers on and on, regardless of adverse weather conditions. This outstanding trailing lobelia is raised from cuttings and completely sterile, so plants won’t waste time setting seed. This sterility brings you further benefits - uniformity, improved vigour and even more flowers. Let this superb lobelia trail from baskets, window boxes and flower pouches where they will still be blooming long after other lobelia plants have faded. Trails to: 45cm (18"). Spread: 15cm (6").
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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £10.99
    • 15 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £16.99

Petunia 'Belinda'

Deep inky blue flowers adorn the cascading stems of Petunia 'Belinda' as they tumble from your summer baskets and containers. This superb trailing petunia was bred in the British climate for the British climate, so its resilient flowers are completely weather tolerant. With a bushy, compact habit, this stunnning variety is free flowering with consistently double blooms. Trails to: 30cm (12").
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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £9.99

Petunia 'Trailing Surfinia Mixed'

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  • The no.1 trailing petunia
  • The longest trailing stems
  • Weather-resistant
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World renowned for their flower power, weather resistance, colour range and versatility. With their long trailing stems, reaching up to 90cm (35"), Surfinia petunias are ideal for creating a cascade of colour from hanging baskets, flower pouches® and containers. For a less formal display, let these vigorous trailing petunias tumble over walls in a wave of trumpet shaped blooms. Trails to: 90cm (35").
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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £6.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

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    • £13.98 £9.99
    • 20 Postiplug plants

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    • SAVE £10.97  
    • £27.96 £16.99
    • 40 Postiplug plants

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    • SAVE £27.93  
    • £55.92 £27.99
    • 100 Postiplug plants

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    • £139.80 £49.99

Begonia 'Patio Apricot Shades'

Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Apricot Shades Improved' F1 Hybrid

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").

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 March 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 24 plug plants

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    • £14.99
    • 48 plug plants

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    • £19.99

Nemesia 'Everscent Collection'

Cape Jewels

These UK bred annuals are famed for their fabulous long flowering period. Nemesia 'Everscent Collection' is particularly special, for its strong vanilla perfume and pretty blend of soft, effervescent colours. The perfect filler plant for your summer containers, beds and borders, or grow it in hanging baskets outside windows and doorways where you will really appreciate its heavenly fragrance! Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 15cm (6"). More info
    • 6 Postiplug plants

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    • 12 Postiplug plants

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    • £17.99
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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

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    • 48 plug plants

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    • £15.99
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Laurentia 'Indigo Stars'

Isotoma, Solenopsis axillaris

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A constellation of starry indigo blooms sits above the airy linear foliage of this neat, compact variety. Laurentia plants are resilient and versatile, even coping well in dry conditions. The gently scented flowers of Isotoma 'Indigo Stars' flower over a particularly long period - perfect for filling containers, beds and borders with long lasting colour! Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 35cm (14").

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Read Michael Perry's blog: Make a change to your plant choices - 3

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    • 36 plug plants

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

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    • £15.99

Limonium sinuatum (The Forever Flower)

Statice

Best known as a dried flower, this colourful half-hardy annual produces long lasting panicles of funnel shaped flowers that top the upright, winged stems from summer to autumn. Grow Statice flowers in large drifts that will attract bees and butterflies to their vibrant blooms. Limonium is easy to grow and even copes well on poor, sandy soils - making it particularly useful for growing in challenging coastal positions. Height: 75cm (30”). Spread: 30cm (12”).
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    • 72 plug plants

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Petunia 'Lemon Slice' (Mini Petunia)

Calibrachoa

This bright little mini petunia has already wowed the crowds at the trade shows - now it can do the same in your garden! Petunia 'Lemon Slice' produces its striking bicolour blooms on trailing stems throughout summer, whatever the weather. This cheery annual is easy to grow and makes a brilliant display, either grown on its own or as part of a mixed container. Height and spread: 30cm (12"). More info
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    • 15 jumbo plug plants

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Sweet Pea 'Scent Infusion'

Lathyrus odoratus

  • 7 stunning & highly fragrant varieties
A lovely, hand selected blend that combines traditional sweet pea colours and fragrance, with the straighter, stronger stems of modern varieties. Sweet Pea 'Scent Infusion' are superb for cutting and the more blooms you cut, the more they will flower! Pop a few stems in a vase to fill a whole room with fragrance. Grow sweet peas against a sunny fence or trained on a free standing obelisk. For an informal display, let them scramble through mature shrubs. Height: 1.8m (6'). Spread: 30cm (12").

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How to grow sweet peas

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    • 6 premium plugs (30 plants)

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 12 premium plugs (60 plants)

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    • £29.98 £19.99

Lisianthus 'Summer Blue Roses'

Eustoma, Texas Bluebell, Prairie Gentian, Japanese Rose

  • Easy to grow in any garden
Bathe your summer borders and containers in a sea of vibrant blue. Lisianthius flowers are much sought after by florists, for their long, slender stems and delicate rose-like blooms. Plant them in large drifts in sunny borders or savour their graceful elegance in patio containers. They simply thrive in the summer heat, and will last for up to two weeks as a cut flower. Height and spread: 30cm (12”).

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Read Michael Perry's blog: Get the inside story on 2 new varieties for 2013

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    • 12 plug plants

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    • 24 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £19.98 £14.99
    • 48 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • Double up 24 to 48 for £5 extra  
    • £39.96 £19.99