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Our selection of plants to grow from seed for bedding out but particularly useful for hanging baskets, tubs and planters.

Alternanthera Purple Knight
Purple Joy Weed 
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10 seeds £2.45   JS3089

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Trailing type foliage with deep burgundy stems. Foliage may appear copper, red, purple, or burgundy depending on the soil or season. Vigorous mounding and trailing habit. Excellent contrast foliage for containers or bedding. This plant has been shown in the past on the BBC Gardeners World program where they were taking cuttings from overwintered plants.

Anagallis monellii
Blue Pimpernel

Aprx 50 seeds £1.49   JS2935

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This Pimpernel from the Mediterranean is actually a tender perennial but best grown as an annual in the UK. The compact 8" plants produce abundant 1" intense blue flowers from late Spring until first frosts making an excellent hanging basket plant.

Bacopa cordata
Blutopia Blue and Snowtopia White

10 pelleted seeds £2.95 n£

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These ideal container plants grow to only 5-15cm tall but trail up to half a metre, Bluetopia Blue is a truly delightful plant in bright blue and Snowtopia White in snow white, both spectacular when planted on their own or with other plants in hanging baskets or containers. Sold as a multi-seeded pellet for easy sowing into modules to aid easy planting.

Begonia Dragon Wings
Pot or bedding Begonia n£
10 pelleted seeds £
2.90

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This amazing pink or red annual Begonia produces lush, vigorous growth and stunning flowers right up until the first frosts. Use Dragon Wing Begonias as the focus of stunning mixed or solo containers, hanging baskets or bedding. They produce loose clusters of Red or Pink bell-like blooms on 15" plants with glossy, dark green, wing-shaped leaves. These large bold plants thrive in partial to full shade or filtered sun.

Begonia F1 Panorama
Basket Begonia 
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Aprx 30 seeds £3.95   JS2923

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A new semi-trailing type with a habit somewhere between the nonstops and the trailing Illuminations, Panoramas are most suitable for window boxes, tubs and containers. Initially upright and vigorous, plants they will begin to develop a trailing habit as the get larger. Colours in red, apricot, white and yellow.

Begonia Semperflorens Ambassador Mixed

Bedding Begonia JS2667
Aprx 100 seeds £1.49 n£

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A splendid 'Semperflorens' or bedding begonia with outstanding summer long garden performance. Ambassador (Green Foliage)  produces flowers in shades of scarlet, salmon, rose, coral, pink and white together with a stunning salmon/white 'picotee'. They are ideal for bedding and excellent for edging; tremendous in tubs and containers. Height 20cm

Bidens Golden Eye
'Tickweed' n£
Aprx 50 seeds £1.75   JS2936

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An essential item for hanging baskets, Bidens Golden Eye is a vigorous trailing plant produces bright yellow flowers all summer over attractively cut foliage. Grows to about 25cm.

Brachycome Bravo Mixed
'Swan River Daisy' n£
Aprx 150 seeds £1.49   JS2937 

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This Swan River Daisy mix is an elegant little annual to 20cm. The flowers are aster like and our mix has six shades including blue, violet, white and magenta. Ideal for baskets and containers.

Cineraria Maritima Silver Dust
Dusty Miller n]£

Aprx 100 seeds £1.95   JS2665

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Another old favourite for border edging, tubs, containers and hanging baskets with bright silver foliage all summer. "Silver Dust" is ideal for smaller containers or hanging baskets with deep cut silver foliage and a dwarf habit. For the best plants a really early spring sowing in heat under glass is essential as from my experience they are initially slow to develop.

Dichondra Silver Falls
'Dichondra' n£
10 seeds £2.95   JS2922

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This trailing foliage plant has a number of features to make it ideal as a basket plant: cascading, silver foliage, very drought and heat tolerant and recovers well after wilting. Grows to about 3ft in length, quite striking as a groundcover plant or in containers.

Geranium F1 Tornado Mixed
'Trailing Geranium' n£
10 seeds £3.95  JS2924

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At last a trailing geranium from seed not at a ridiculous price! This unique introduction in trailing Geranium from seed has a more prostrate habit and better branching than existing varieties. An essential item for hanging baskets and containers. Colours are white, red, fuchsia and rose with some bicolours.

Impatiens New Guinea Divine Mixed
New Guinea Busy Lizzie  n£
10 seeds £3.15   JS3187

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Divine is a new series that features plants with a greater branching habit that produces lots of flowers all season long. This branching habit also creates nicely shaped, mounded hanging baskets. Foliage ranges from green to bronze-green, providing an excellent contrast with the blooms.

Please Note that the New Guinea Impatiens are not susceptible to the downy mildew disease currently attacking ordinary varieties!

Impatiens New Guinea Java Mix
New Guinea Busy Lizzie  n£
10 seeds £3.15   JS1684

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Very large flowered variety in an array of bright colours, with green and bronze foliage. The best so far for pots, patios, tubs and baskets. Half hardy perennial that can be over wintered in a warm greenhouse for huge plants the following year. Colours in red, salmon, white, pink, lilac and some bicolours.

Please Note that the New Guinea Impatiens are not susceptible to the downy mildew disease currently attacking ordinary varieties!

Laurentia axillaris Blue Stars
Blue Star Creeper n£
10 seeds  £1.95   JS2938

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A new and exciting, versatile plant for containers, baskets and bedding. Attractive foliage and masses of 5-petalled sky blue star-shaped flowers. Actually a half hardy perennial but best treated as an annual, 15cm.

Lobelia Pendula Sapphire
Pelleted Trailing Lobelia n£
Aprx 75 seeds  £1.49   JS2954

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'Sapphire' is a compact, trailing, low-growing annual. It has small, dark-green leaves and a dense covering of violet-blue flowers with a white eye in summer and autumn. Always a favourite for baskets or tubs. A truly rich and shining blue, rarely fading in the brightest of sunshine but instead producing a cascade of flowers over a long period and easy sowing from pelleted seed

Lobelia Regatta Mixed
Trailing Lobelia

Aprx 1000 seeds £1.49 n£

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The Regatta series of Lobelia flower up to 1 month earlier than existing trailing types. The very free flowering plants are covered in masses of flowers from a very early stage. We offer this superb hanging basket variety in a deep midnight blue, a sapphire blue with a white throat, rose with a white throat and mixed which also includes shades of white, light blue and lilac.

Nasturtium Alaska
Variegated Nasturtium n£
Aprx 20 seeds £1.95   JS2730

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The unusual cream and green foliage sets off the bright colours of this popular Nasturtium. The 2 1/2" blooms come in a colour range of cherry, crimson, orange, salmon and yellow are produced on dwarf 10" plants. Ideal for bedding, baskets or tubs.

Nemesia Masquerade
Nemesia n£
Aprx 100 seeds £2.25   JS2939

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A very unusual eye-catching plant, ideally suited for baskets and containers. It produces masses of bicolour exotic looking white and yellow 1" flowers with a fabulous coconut scent on 12" tall plants.

Petunia Trailing Double F1
Pirouette and Cascade Series n£

25 seeds  £2.13

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To complement the Wave series with a semi trailing fully double type and a little bit of height we have chosen a Pirouette bi-coloured type and a double full colour Cascade variety. In our trials both of these did well even in wet weather and the Pirouette variety exhibited a slight scent into the bargain!

Petunia Trailing Wave Series F1
Surfina Type Trailing Petunias  n£

10 seeds  £3.20

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This Wave single series is ideal for large hanging baskets or landscape bedding. It has excellent weather resistance with large 3” flowers covering the plants all summer. The picture above was taken in late May from an early sowing with the trailing habit already reaching 4ft! These have a low trailing habit and we offer seed in 3 colours. To complement the range we have also included a bright red form of “Avalanche”, almost identical in habit to “Wave”.

Sanvitalia procumbens
'Mexican creeping zinnia'
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Aprx 200 seeds £1.49   JS2933

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A prostrate annual plant with trailing stems producing single bright yellow daisy-like flowers with black centres. Ideal for hanging baskets especially for a yellow or gold theme.

Sweet Pea Cupid Mixed
Dwarf Bush Sweet Pea n£
25 seeds £2.25   JS2940

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A compact basket variety of Sweet Pea. A dwarf bush type that is ideal for tubs and hanging baskets. A new mixture containing plain and picotee colours in shades of white, purple, pink and carmine, all beautifully perfumed. 45cm.

Talinum Limon
Jewels of Opar n£
10 seeds £3.95   JS3198

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A native from Central America and a member of the portulaca family. Much admired for its bright green foliage it is a vigorous plant quick and easy to grow. It looks great as an accent plant in a mixed container. The lime green foliage is quite stunning and as a bonus it produces arching panicles of hot pink star shaped flowers of a long period that are useful for cutting. Grow in filtered light to produce the best foliage colour.

Tomato Rambling Gold Stripe
Trailing or Basket Tomato n£
10 seeds £2.29   JS2934

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A variety with a very attractive trailing habit, making it ideal for use in hanging baskets and large containers. Excellent vigour with interesting striped, cherry sized yellow fruit around 14-18 grams in weight.

Tweedia caerulea
Southern Star n£
10 seeds  £2.28  
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From Central and South America, a twining semi-shrub, possibly 5’ or more tall if given support, less if free-standing. Both the stems and the narrowly heart shaped leaves are softly hairy and greyish green in colour. In summer it bears loose clusters of 1” star shaped, sky blue blossoms along the stems. A good plant for containers. Sun or light shade, reasonably well drained, fertile soil, moderate watering but although strictly a perennial it is best grown as an annual. Hardy to around -5°C.

Wahlenbergia Melton Bluebird
Giant Bell Flower  n£]
Aprx 100 tiny seeds £2.95   JS2941

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A delightful annual from South Africa for bedding, basket and container work. The 3 to 4 cm blooms of soft pale blue contrast well with fresh delicate foliage, flowers all Summer long. 30cm.

 

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Hardiness --- ] (To -5°C) ]] (To -10°C) ]]] (To -15°C) 

Growing Symbols ---  £ Sunny position £ Shady position S  Lots of Water