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New products at Blooming Direct

by John - April 16th, 2015.
Filed under: Blooming Direct, New Products.

Blooming Direct has these new lines today

Callistemon 'King Park' standard 90cm

Callistemon ‘King Park’ standard 90cm £24.99
Introducing – Callistemon Kings Park – Lemon-Scented ‘Bottle Brush’ Tree in Breath-taking ‘Lollipop’ Form Callistemon is a simply beautiful evergreen tree that will explode with incredible firework-like bottle brush blooms in early summer each year – the flowers that are larger than many other varieties. Available here in eye-catching ‘standard’ form so the flowering head is held on a strong stem, well above your other plants thereby making an incredible visual statement and making your garden really stand out from the crowd! They are perfect for growing in pots on your patio and to make them even more attractive, the foliage has a refreshing lemon citrus scent that will fill the air when you brush past or crush the leaves. Friendly insects and essential pollinators will flock to the nectar laden blooms, ensuring that your fruits and vegetables get the essential ‘pollination service’ they require! So even if you are a Grow Your Own gardener with little regard for flowering plants – there is no excuse here! Originally raised in Kings Park in Perth Australia and very commonly grown across the Mediterranean, these complete beauties have incredibly pretty pink foliage when it is young and are surprisingly winter hardy here in the UK down to -4C! In very exposed sites, a fleece cover will see them safely over-winter. They love a sun drenched position and will reward you with more spectacular blooms when you site them well.

Climbing Petunia Tidal Wave mix 24 plugs

Climbing Petunia Tidal Wave mix 24 plugs £16.99
These brilliant new Petunias are vigorous and will spread up to about 90cm (3ft), making them ideal for groundcover in larger areas of garden borders. Or you could grow them against netting or trellises for fabulous height upwards too a bit like the climbing Fuchsia Lady Boothby. Either way, this will mean you get the fabulous flower power of Petunias, but something a bit different too! They are very rain and weatherproof, and will produce their beautiful displays all summer long whatever the British summer throws at them! They are very easy to grow and look incredible perfect for beginners who want professional-looking displays in all settings – borders, tubs or baskets, you will be rewarded by masse sof long season colour. With this brilliant mixed collection, you will a mix of the 3 shades – Petunia Tidal Wave Silver, Petunia Tidal Wave Hot Pink, and Petunia Tidal Wave Purple.