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Price reductions at Blooming Direct

by John - June 21st, 2014.
Filed under: Blooming Direct, Price Reductions.

Reduced price on items today at Blooming Direct

Everbearer Strawberry 'Buddy' - 6 jumbo plugs

Everbearer Strawberry ‘Buddy’ – 6 jumbo plugs was £12.99 now £6.49
‘Buddy’ is the new everbearing strawberry that is taking the supermarket world by storm, and 2014 is the first year it has been offered to home gardeners to grow themselves. Everbearing Strawberries are great for spreading strawberry fruit production out. Starting slightly later than the Wimbledon peak, they have a big yeiled in mid to late July, but then keep going through August – peaking again in September and continuing to crop until first frosts! This makes eating and using the crops easier, not one huge glut! Everbearers have historically not been quite as good on the taste scores as traditional ‘June bearers’, but ‘Buddy’ breaks the mould here. It produces big fruit with great taste, and is the sweetest of any everbearer to date (winning many tatse-tests), hence it’s popularity with supermarkets. And it is a great cropper too – commercial trials showed almost 1Kg per plant in year 2 and 3 (just over 2 pounds per plant). ‘Buddy’ also has good mildew resistance too, so suits home garden production, where none of want to use chemicals if not needed. Let Buddy become your best friend in strawberries this year.

Complete Grafted Tomato Collection 9cm pots

Complete Grafted Tomato Collection 9cm pots was £12.99 now £7.99
Grafted tomatoes have really transformed growing big crops of tasty, juicy and fresh tomatoes outdoors in the UK, in the last 2 years. The new technique mirrors that used in fruit trees for generations – splice or graft a variety onto a strong, disease resistant rootstock, and get the best of both. Skilfully grafted using the latest techniques, there are so many benefits to grafted plants, one of the key reasons is each plant can produce up to 75% more fruit, with more fruiting trusses per plant! These will fruit earlier and longer, and the yield per plant is much greater than ordinary tomatoes! They just seem to keep on going well into the Autumn, and don’t run out of steam like some do. Excellent resistance to pests and disease, make Grafted Tomatoes so easy to grow even if you have no experience, these will thrive to produce you with an abundance of fresh, tasty tomatoes! Superb for growing outside, no greenhouse heating is required! They can also be grown in pots perfect for small gardens, patios, or balconies! We have tried and tested over 3 years in our gardens and they really do massively out-perform seed-raised varieties. This collection features top quality, nursery-fresh tomato plants, at a fantastic price, and you will get 1 each of a cherry, cocktail and beefsteak tomato. Join the tomato revolution.