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Price reductions at Blooming Direct

by John - February 21st, 2016.
Filed under: Blooming Direct, Price Reductions.

Blooming Direct reduced the price on these products today

Senetti early Colour plants - pack of 12 plug plants

Senetti early Colour plants – pack of 12 plug plants was £19.99 now £9.99
Bring your winter-worn borders back to life and get them off to a flying start with this wonderful collection of Senetti! Senetti are a fairly new variety, related to Cineraria, but having much greater cold tolerance than them – they are great for planting out earlier as they will take temperatures down to zero. Coming into flower earlier than many Summer bedding lines, thanks to their ability to cope with the cold, these brightly coloured beauties will continue to flower prolifically from early April right through to hot Summer, filling a nice early season gap! With their gorgeous shades of magenta pink and deep blue, as well as their variants with a lovely two-tone white picotee, you will get prolific displays – perfect in patio pots and tubs.

Hardy Devon Pinks collection - pack of 12

Hardy Devon Pinks collection – pack of 12 was £12.99 now £9.99
Classically fragrant Pinks are a cottage garden favourite and deservedly so. These varieties represent the best of the varieties that have stood the test of time for many years, and become gardeners favourites the World over – with that irresistible old-fashioned fragrance it’s not hard to see why. Their wonderful clove-fragranced blooms look lovely in the garden, and will flower throughout the summer months but will also be perfect for taking as cut flowers for indoor displays. The plants will form lovely dense clumps of evergreen foliage that will provide great ground cover with a succession of beautiful fragrant blooms rising up above the rosette of leaves and showing themselves off. Perfectly winter hardy but ideal for a sunny bed or border, these easy to grow plants will establish and thrive for years to come. Flowers from May until October, cut them for the vase just as the buds break colour, for long-lasting fragrance indoors too! Varieties Included are 3 plants each of old fashioned types: Grans Favourite – Pink with deep pink ringsDoris – Pale pinkDiane – CarmineMrs Simkins – White

Raspberry Long Cane 'Glen Ample' - pack of 10 canes for fruit this year

Raspberry Long Cane ‘Glen Ample’ – pack of 10 canes for fruit this year was £19.99 now £12.99
Long Cane Raspberries are your opportunity to benefit from a massive breakthrough in Raspberry fruit production! Raspberries usually produce their fruit on the previous year’s growth of canes. However, they are often sold in garden centres cut back as short canes – great value, but you have to wait an extra year for fruit. Now, with Long Canes you will get fruit in the first season, because they have not been cut back – they are harvested at about 1M or more tall, and will fruit this Summer. Glen Ample is a great garden variety, not too vigorous, yet fruiting early to mid-season in July and August, and producing good bright red sweet fruits. You will get around a pound of fruit or more per cane for 4-5 years. Glen Ample will fruit on the full length of the virtually spine-free canes you recieve so do not prune them down when you plant them! If space is at a premium, grow them in large pots in a wig-wam form it will look great and also produce massive amounts or fruit in the minimum of space! Otherwise plant in rows about 60cm (2ft) apart, using supporting wires for easier fruit picking. Take advantage of new Long Cane Raspberry production techniqiues for bigger and quicker crops.

Climbing Rose bush Collection - 3 varieties bare root

Climbing Rose bush Collection – 3 varieties bare root was £17.99 now £16.99
Nothing beats the sight and scent of traditional English climbing roses dripping form an archway or pergola, churning out flowers for 4 months through the Summer, and producing a fabulous fragrance wafting on the breeze, especially on warm days. Perfect for climbing up to 2m up trellises, arches, walls or fences, these bare root roses will produce their first displays this summer. You will get one each of : Dublin Bay – a sumptuous red double, very-free flowering and quite thorn free Golden Showers – bright sunshine yellow Zepherine Drouhin – vibrant pink

Pair of Italian Cypress Trees 1.4M

Pair of Italian Cypress Trees 1.4M was £29.99 now £19.99
Treat yourself to a pair of these gorgeous Italian Cypress trees, and add a touch of Mediterranean class to your garden. Seen all over Italy, these spectacular architectural conifers will add height and year-round interest wherever you plant them. With their elegant, pencil thin form, they’ll look simply stunning framing a door or gateway, or in a terracotta pot. Not to be confused with vigorous Leylandii, these slender, manageable beauties are slow growing and wont get out of hand – you can even grow them on your patio! They are of course very drought tolerant, but also completely hardy and evergreen, so they’ll thrive here in the UK and look magnificent all year round whatever the weather! For best results, remove the cones that appear, as these can pull the branches apart, losing shape. They can reach 10M in 20 years or so, yet remain very upright and narrow at 1-1.5M. Note – image of plants in courtyard are about 10 years old – plants supplied are thinner when immature, as per other images shown

Set of 3 Magnolia trees in 2L pots

Set of 3 Magnolia trees in 2L pots was £39.99 now £22.99
Vibrant Early Summer Colours, Sweetly Fragrant And They Last For Decades Too! Grow Anywhere Magnolia Collection. Create incredible spring displays as early as this April with these stunning Magnolia shrubs. Their heady perfume fills the air and the range of colours and formats makes this a perfect starter collection. And, whilst they love garden soil, they will happily grow almost anywhere – they look stunning in pots on your patio. Despite their connoisseur status, anyone can achieve truly amazing displays with these easy-to-grow Magnolias. Compact and slow-growing, they remain a manageable size for even the smallest garden. Totally winter hardy and perennial, so you can enjoy them year-after-year … for decades! Supplied as a collection, one of each of the 3 gorgeous colours below, of 3 year old pot grown plants 40cm tall:: Magnolia stellata: Breathe in deeply. The large white flowers that burst out of the silky, silvery buds that cover the bare branches of the aptly named Star Magnolia during March and April are deliciously fragrant. Slow-growing and compact (3m (10ft) in height and 4m (12ft) across) this plant will thrive in most soils. Magnolia x soulangeana: One of the most popular magnolias you can grow thanks to a succession of huge, tulip-shaped pinky white flowers that smother the branches of this shrub in mid to late spring. They are shown off to great perfection on the spreading bush as they appear before its dark green leaves. Eventually reaching 6m (20ft) by 6m (20ft) wide, it can be pruned to keep within an allotted area. It prefers acidic soil or pots filled with ericaceous compost. Magnolia Susan: A perfect specimen for a small garden, this medium-sized magnolia boasts narrow, goblet shaped flowers that appear from near purple buds in April. Measuring almost 15cm (6in) across, each deep pink bloom packs a heady scent. It does best in slightly acidic soil or can be planted in containers of ericaceous compost. This upright shrub will grow to 4m (12ft) high by 3m (10ft) across.