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New products at Blooming Direct

by John - May 4th, 2014.
Filed under: Blooming Direct, New Products.

Blooming Direct has these new products today

Apple Cox's Orange Pippin in 7.5L pot

Apple Cox’s Orange Pippin in 7.5L pot £19.99
This delicious variety is widely regarded as being the tastiest of all apples! It is perfect for growing in the UK and produces fabulous crops of its medium-sized, golden-red fruits that can be picked from September onwards. The fruits will look great on the tree as well as in your fruit bowl and each one is tantalisingly crisp to bite into, with complex, sweet and tangy juice yummy! Perfect for eating straight from the tree, Coxs Orange Pippin is highly versatile so you can make your own excellent cider and juice, or use your harvest to make preserves and chutneys. First grown in the 1820s, this brilliant all-round winner is nearly 200 years old and still as popular as ever. Best of all, youll save tonnes of money by growing your own instead of buying them from the shops and of course they will taste so much better too!

Mirabelle 'Ruby' bare root tree

Mirabelle ‘Ruby’ bare root tree £16.99
The Mirabelle is a cherry plum, a distinct fruit, and not a hybrid of the two. ‘Ruby’ is one of the new heavy cropping hybrids, it produces masses of ruby red, larger than plum sized fruits, with a gorgeous deep-red flesh, and a sweet, very juicy distinctive peach-like taste, and small stone. It tastes good fresh, but is also fabulous for cooking and baking with. Popular in France, Mirabelles make a great addition to the fruit garden. They do flower early, so can be prone to early frosts, so plant in a sheltered sunny spot if possible – but they fruit early too in high Summer into September. Grown on ‘Pixy’ rootstock, they retain a more upright habit, making this ideal for smaller gardens – it will top out at 9-10ft in 10 years time, and make for easy picking. They are self-fertile too. Try one! The taste of Mirabelle’s is never forgotten.

Complete Hardy Fuchsia Plug collection x 10

Complete Hardy Fuchsia Plug collection x 10 £12.99
Hardy Fuchsias appear in our Top 10 best-sellers every year, and it’s not hard to see why – they simply keep on giving and giving, year after year, and with so little fuss or trouble. So to pay tribute to these wonders, we have assembled a collection that truly shows off the fabulous array of flower colours and types, and indeed foliage too – a concise collection of the best types of hardy fuchsia for any garden, and all compact at 60-80cm tall, and spread, so perfect for smaller gardens too! If 10 is too many, share them with your friends! Why not have 5 each and start a competition! Each collection contains 2 each of: ‘Delta’s Sarah’ – a stunning colour break for hardy fuchsia, the fabulous purple corolla (centre) is set off by pure white sepals. Ht 80cm x 60cm ‘Tom West’ really creates a fabulous long season displays through it’s amazing technicolor foliage alone – and then it flowers too! Variegated cream foliage, with strong pinky red tints, especially in cooler periods. Ht 60-cm x 60cm ‘Willow Tinsdale’ is a joy to behold all Spring and Summer with bright acid lime yellow foliage, setting off the classic blue and red fuchsia flowers in Summer. Ht 75cm x 60cm ‘Madame Cornelissen’ is one of the more vigorous hardy bush types, reaching 1M tall, and producing lovely double white centred flowers, corollas flushed red, with contrasting red sepals. Sumptuous. ‘Dollar Princess’ is one of the most widely grown hardy bush fuchsias, with huge displays of blousy double red and purple flowers, and RHS AGM winner. Ht 60xcm x 60cm.

Unusual Fuchsia plug collection x 12

Unusual Fuchsia plug collection x 12 £12.99
Everyone loves a Fuchsia – and there is a Fuchsia for everyone too! Their sheer range of colour, shape, form, and appeal is truly huge – but that never stops us liking new and different varieties every year. This special collection is of 4 new and interesting varieties which are unusual, and worthy of growing for something quite different. The pictures show the true beauty of these new types – you will get 3 plugs each of: ‘Frosted Flame’ – fabulous trailing variety, with stunning berry purple centre, flame-striped with random pale pink areas, set-off by a lovely palest blush sepals. Ht 30cm x 60cm spread. Can be hardy in mildest areas ‘Twist N Shout’ is a unique form, with unusual twisted pale pink sepals, and gorgeous contrasting pastel lavender purple corolla. Great in hanging baskets as a focal point, a lovely subtle pastel blend. Ht 30cm x 45cm ‘Bland’s New Stripe’ is an upright bush fuchsia, called ‘New’ but actually bred in 1872! It is a twist on traditional fuchsia colours, with a deep purple corolla, striped pink, and deep coral red sepals. Ht 50cm x 40cm spread. Hardy in milder areas. ‘Vanessa Jackson’ is a sensational cocktail of red, salmon and orange – most unusual colours for a fuchsia. A delicate trailing habit, it has red central corolla, infused with an orange tone, set of by petals of an orange to salmon colour. Beautiful., Ht 30cm x 45cm spread.

Patio Apricot Aprigold tree

Patio Apricot Aprigold tree £12.99
Apricot ‘Aprigold’ is the fabulous patio Apricot from the world-leading Zaiger American breeding program. Naturally very compact, and yet self-fertile, it makes the ideal patio fruit tree for large pots opn sunny patioms balconies and gardens. With the awdded benefit of lovely soft-pink early blossom, it has a lovely Spring feature too, and as the new leaves emerge they have a lovely orange-red tinge to them, classic of Apricots. Remaining below 1.2M for 10 years or so, this makes it an ideal fruit tree for smaller gardens. Apricots are early fruiters even in the Uk, and once established in a year or 2, you should get good crops of tasty, juicy apricots from late July into August every year.

Apple Bramley on M26 bare-root tree

Apple Bramley on M26 bare-root tree £12.99
Considered ‘The King Of Cooking Apples’ by respected chefs and professional fruit growers, ‘Bramley’ was raised from a single seed planted by Mary Ann Brailsford in 1809. Since then it has gone on to become the worlds best known and favourite cooking apple, standing the test of time through over 200 years! It is considered supreme because its fruits have the perfect acidic flavour required for use in the kitchen and the almost pure-white flesh becomes incredibly light and fluffy when cooked. ‘Bramley’ is an incredibly heavy cropper once established with high quality fruits that will store through the winter months pick them in early October (before they get over-ripe) and store cold but frost free for use until January. Our grower quality multi-branched bare-root trees have been grafted on to a dwarfing rootstock to provide a compact and manageable habit which in this case will reach about 2m (6-7 ft) tall. It is best to grow ‘Bramley’ alongside another apple variety such as ‘Braeburn’ for best fruit set, as ‘Bramley’ is not self-fertile.

Patio Pear 'Garden Pearl' tree

Patio Pear ‘Garden Pearl’ tree £9.99
The perfect Patio pear tree for growing in large pots or small gardens, where space is a premium. Part of the world-leading Zaiger range of self-fertile and dwarf patio fruit trees, the dark green and juicy fruits of Garden Pearl will delight. It really is like an orchard pear tree in miniature, except for the size of crop and size of fruits! Being very slow growing it will barely reach 1.2M (4ft) in 10 years or so. Self-fertile, so very easy to grow, it produces lovely pure white blossom displays in April, followed by luscious juicy pears in late Summer. One of the easiest of all patio fruit trees to grow, it is definiteley one for the shortlist.

Patio Almond Garden Prince tree

Patio Almond Garden Prince tree £9.99
If you are looking for somethinhg novel and new to grow, why not try our fabulous dwarf self-fertile Almond, called ‘Garden Prince’. It kicks off early Spring with fabulous dispalys of snow-white blossom – we think this alone should be a reason to grpow this amazing tree. Throughout Summer, the pollinated fruitlets swell and develop – their outer skins pale green and furry as they grow. From mid-Summer onwards you can pick fresh Almonds each year once established. On dwarfing rootstock, and a compact grower, it will remain below 1.4M for 10 years or more, making it ideal to grow ina big pot on patio, deckling or balcony. It does blossom early, so beware late frosts, but it will reward your curiosity with a very unusual crop of fruits.