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  Bedding Plants (6 plants per pack)

– Ageratum
Large headed flowers, rich colours, half hardy annual.
Ideal for edging borders and producing colour drifts.
Grows to a height of 15-25cms.

Alyssum
This plant produces a wonderful mass of flower throughout summer.
Excellent for the edge of borders and begs to create a continuous flow of colour.
Grows to a height of 7-10cms.

Antirrhinum
Colourful snapdagon flowers. This plant has a Superb effect if planted in mass.
Ideal for beds and containers.
Grows to a height of 25cms.

– Begonias
Shiny foliage is covered in an abundance of colourfull, pretty flowers.
Ideal in containers, borders or beds.
Grows to a height of 25cms.

– Bussy Lizzy (Impatiens)
This is a versatile plant which produce a mass of flowers.
Ideal for beds borders containers and window boxes.
Grows to a height of 20-25cms.

– Cosmos

 Half hardy large flowered plants, ideal for beds and containers, attractive to bees and other insects.

– Dahlia

Large flower heads, ideal foliage for bright colours, best in beds, borders and containers. Foliage colour varies from green to deep bronze depending on variety.
Grows to a height of 30cms.

– Gazania
Daisy like flowers with dark centres. Low growing and versatile which makes it ideal for use in borders or containers.
Grows to a height of 15-20cms.

– Bullseye Geranium (new to us for 2015)
This type of geranium has a dark bronze foliage with a bright green edge.
A superb basket, bed or container variety.
Grows to a height of 30-45cms.

-Geranium
Produces flowers with large domed heads which stand over rich green foliage.
Exellent for patio containers beds and hanging baskets.
Grows to a height of 30-45cm.

– Lobelia (Bush)
Rich coloured flowers cover the bushy plant, which can be used with great effect in pictorial designs.
Superb for beds and borders.
Grows to a height of 10-15cms.

Marigold (French)
Marigolds produce large amount of brightly coloured flowers with aromatic foliage. You can get marigolds with single or double flowers, depending on the variety of plant.
Perfect for beds, borders and patio containers.
Grows to a height of 15-30cms.

– Mesembryanthemum
Beautifully coloured flowers form large daisy like blooms.
Ideal in beds, borders and patio containers.
Grows to a height of 15cms.

– Mimulus
Brightly coloured flowers produced in abundance. This plant has the added bonus of being able to thrive in shady areas.
Best situated in beds, borders and containers. .
Grows to a height of 25cms.

– Nicotiana
Star shaped flowers, which produces a superb sweet scent in the late evening.
Best in containers, beds and borders.
Grows to a height of 30-60cms.

– Pansy

This plant has large flowers with a wide range of colours. A popular plant due to its long flowering period.
Stunning in beds, containers and baskets.
Grows to a height of 15-20cms.

– Petunia
Superb trumpet shaped flowers produced in abundance!
This plant can produce single or double flowers, depending on variety.
Best used in beds and borders.
Grows to a height of 15-45cms.

– Salvia
Vibrant spikes of tubular flowers, standing over mild green foliage.
Excellent for beds, borders and containers.
Grows to a height of 25-40cms.

– Stocks
Tall panicles of brightly coloured flowers are produced over a long season.
These sweetly scented plants are ideal for mixed beds and containers.
Grows to a height of 30-35cms.

– Verbena
Produces large amount of flower heads, giving a perfect cover over attractive foliage. Ideal in containers, beds and borders.
Grows to a height of 30-35cms.

 

 

 

Basket Plants (1 plant per pot, excluding Lobelia)

Ivy Leaf Geraniums (Pelagonium)

A Trailing ivy shaped leaf geranium, ideal for planting on the edge of hanging baskets and troughs.  This plant will give you some height as well as trailing around 30-35cm below the top of your basket.

– Zonal Geraniums (Pelagonium) (Non Trailing)
This is an impressive plant!  Ideal for adding height as a center piece for your basket or trough. Zonals produces flowers with large domed heads which stand over their rich green foliage.  Ideal for beds, borders or baskets and troughs.
Zonal Geraniums can reach a height of 35cms and a spread of around 30cms per plant.

Surfina (Trailing Petunia)
Surfinias can produce single or double flowers, depending on the variety of plant. The colour variations of the flowers produced seem to be endless, with new colours being available every year.  We have access to over 30 different colours, so if you have a colour theme in mind, just let us know.  This is a must for every basket (especially larger baskets), with masses of flowers being produced from just one single plant.
Surfinias can trail down to around 75cms from the top of your basket, if cared for correctly.

Lobelia (Trailing) (6 plants per pack)

This little plant produces masses of brightly coloured flowers, on trailing stems.
You can buy this plant in mixed colour packs or just one colour to gain your desired effect.
Excelent in containers, hanging baskets and window boxes.
Trailing lobelia reaches around 5cm of height and also trails to around 35cms below your basket or trough.

– Fuchsia (Trailing & Semi Trailing)
This plant has a wide range of colours and growing styles, so im sure you can find one to suit your hanging basket or troughs needs and style. Fuchsias do benefit from partial shade, so ideal if your baskets are not located in the full sun.
Trailing lenghts vary from 15cms to 45cms depending on variety.

– Fuchsia (Bush/Upright)
An ideal plant for the center of your basket or box. Adding height and volume, so your basket has a fuller look.  There are various colours and flower types to choose from. Ideal for the smaller baskets as this plant isn’t as large as a Zonal Geranium.

– Verbena
A superb basket filler, which produces a different look with its unusual leaf shape.
Verbena comes in many different colour variations to suit all different colour schemes. This plant can trail to around 40cms, if cared for correctly.

– Bacopa
A superb basket filler, which produces small flowers, so ideal for the smaller baskets. Bacopa comes in a wide range so choosing the desired flower colour isn’t a problem.
This little plant trails down to around 35cms below the top of your basket or trough. 

Nepeta
This plant is all about the colour of the foliage and not the flowers, like most other basket plants.  Nepeta has green and white varigated foliage, so a must to plant in between other plain green foliage plants.

Million Bells (Calibrachoa)
A very simular looking flower to the Surfinia, but just on a smaller scale.  So if you only have a small basket or trough to fill and you don’t want a single plant swamping all the others, this is the plant for you.  There are many different coloured morphs of this plant, so choosing the correct flower colour is not a problem.
This plant can trail down to around 50cms from the top of the basket.

Trailing Begonias
This plant produces masses of pendulous flowers from trailing stems. Ideal for mixed baskets or containers or just as single very impressive specimens.

These plants can trail down to around 40cms below the top of your basket.

– Non Stop Begonias (Non Trailing)
This bushy plant produces large showy blooms. An excellent plant for the center of your basket or in troughs and borders.  This plant also adds an impressive look to any greenhouse.
Non stop begonias can reach a height of around 30cms.

 

 

marigolds
bullseye geranium
begonia

Please note all bedding and basket plants are seasonal therefore will only available during spring/summer (usually between April and July)