Annuals

Here’s everything you need to know about growing annual flowers and bedding plants. Our video guides and articles will help you to create beautiful displays with annuals or get the most out of specific varieties like cosmos and sunflowers.

From ground cover annuals to climbing annual varieties and everything in between, we stock a huge choice of colourful blooms. Raise them from seed, buy cost-effective trays of plugs, or invest in larger ready-to-go plants - the choice is yours.

Fragrant annuals are easy to grow from seed, and won't break the bank. Flowering profusely, here are ten of the best annuals to delight your senses this summer.

As hardy annuals undergo a revival, Graham Rice looks at basic growing techniques to help you get the most from your annual displays.

In part 2 of Graham Rice’s study of annuals, he troubleshoots common problems and suggests some of the best varieties to try in your beds and borders.

When planning an annual display, choose disease-resistant varieties that have been bred to flower for longer, and plant them close together. Watch this helpful video for more tips.

Here, guest blogger Nic Wilson shares her favourite annual flower combinations, along with tips on how to use them to create a fresh new display every year.

For a quick shortcut to a gorgeous garden, see our shortlist of top ten summer bedding plants. It includes plenty of hardy annuals that can be direct sown outside.

Some flowers that we treat as annuals are actually tender perennials. Learn more about the fascinating differences in this article by botanist Daan Smit.

Anyone can grow giant sunflowers with these expert tips. From staking to feeding, here are the secrets to success with sunflowers.

‘Pinks’ have a special place in the hearts of many gardeners. A beguiling combination of delicacy and substance, Richard Bird extols the virtues of these nostalgic blooms.

Unlike other flowers, cosmos won’t burn up by the end of a hot August but will bloom well into autumn. Graham Rice discusses many different varieties to help you choose.

While there are perennial sweet peas, the most fragrant varieties, by far, are annuals. Here’s everything you need to successfully sow, grow and care for sweet peas.

Ordering annual plants is the quickest way to add colour and texture to your garden. Including hardy and half-hardy annuals, choose from our wide range of plants here.

See our extensive range of hardy annual seeds here. As well as individual varieties, we also offer a choice of annual flower seed mixes and pollinator-friendly options.

Our wonderful selection of half-hardy annual seeds includes all your favourite flowers as well as a dazzling array of new options to fill your borders, containers, and hanging baskets.

Fill your garden with great value summer colour with help from our wide range of annual bedding plants. Choose single varieties or opt for one of our head gardener’s curated collections.

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