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New products at Van Meuwen

by Sarah - December 20th, 2016.
Filed under: Jersey Plants, New Products.

Van Meuwen just added loads of new items

Easy-Fill Hanging Baskets - 4 hanging baskets

Easy-Fill Hanging Baskets – 4 hanging baskets £24.96
An innovation in hanging basket design! These hanging baskets have been designed so that you will not need to use a moss liner and they also have a built-in water reservoir to help keep your plants nicely watered. To make it easier to insert your plants, each basket has 12 removable gates, simply add your plants then slide the gate back into place. Use these baskets to ensure you have the most spectacular displays this summer. These light and durable hanging baskets measure 35.5cm (14") in diameter. Comes complete with 4 metal chains and hook for hanging. Useful links:How to plant hanging baskets and containers

Sempervivum Collection - 6 sempervivum plants in 9cm pots

Sempervivum Collection – 6 sempervivum plants in 9cm pots £19.98
These architectural evergreen succulents, also known as houseleeks, form neat rosettes of pointed leaves in a variety of colours. Over time the rosettes multiply to form a dense carpet, and produce tall flower stems in summer, topped with clusters of pink, pale yellow or white star-shaped blooms. Although individual rosettes die after flowering, the gaps are quickly filled by the surrounding younger rosettes for a continued display year after year. Extremely drought tolerant, hardy and low maintenance, Sempervivum ‘Mixed’ are great for wedging into wall crevices, alpine troughs, gravel gardens or patio containers for an unusual and attractive garden feature. Height: 8cm (3"). Spread: 30cm (12"). 

Fuchsia 'Swingtime' with Tower Pot Kit (half frame) - 6 fuchsia plug plants + Tower Pot Kit (half frame)

Fuchsia ‘Swingtime’ with Tower Pot Kit (half frame) – 6 fuchsia plug plants + Tower Pot Kit (half frame) £19.98
Heavenly folds of double petals swing from these trailing fuchsias all summer long and well into autumn. Grow Fuchsia ‘Swingtime’ as part of a mixed arrangement, where the contrasting red and while of their blooms will stand out, or show them off as a splendid show of their own. A truly stunning display for baskets and containers! Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 45cm (18").Culinary note: Add the beautiful coloured flowers to salads, crystallise them for a sweet garnish or add them to jellies for an extra splash of colour.

Canna x generalis 'Cannova Collection' - 3 canna plants in 7cm pots - 1 of each variety

Canna x generalis ‘Cannova Collection’ – 3 canna plants in 7cm pots – 1 of each variety £19.97
A stunning Canna Lily for growing on the patio in the UKAdd exotic colour to borders and containersRed, yellow and bronze shades included in collectionTen years in the making, the Cannova Series distinguishes itself from almost every other Canna on the market. Despite its tropical appearance, plants will be early to flower and will bloom reliably outdoors in the UK and Europe! With its bold leaves and showy flowers in shades of bronze, yellow and red, This Canna Collection is a great choice for both containers and borders this summer . With their height and exotic colouring, these Canna Lilies look fabulous dotted in beds and in patio pots. Height: 75cm (30in) Spread: 30cm (12").Canna ‘Cannova Collection’comprises:Canna ‘Cannova Red’ - Striking red Canna Lily flowers are held above large, dark green leaves. Canna ‘Cannova Bronze’ - Bronzed red Canna Lily flowers contrast beautifully with the dark green foliage.Canna ‘Cannova Yellow’ - Vibrant yellow Canna Lily flowers provide a bright feature point in beds and containers.Culinary note: Canna lily rhizomes can be eaten raw and have a taste similar to water chestnut, although they are sometimes bitter. They can also be boiled and baked, in the same way as a potato and have a similar texture and taste. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Scabious 'Scoop Collection' - 12 scabiosa plug plants

Scabious ‘Scoop Collection’ – 12 scabiosa plug plants £19.97
This delightful collection of the popular pincushion flower will come in four distinctive colours; white, baby pink, mauve and deep purple, each popm-pom shaped bloom looking like a scoop of icecream as they gently sway in the breeze. All scabious flowers are loved by butterflies in the summer and will often be seen with these beautiful visitors sitting atop them, adding yet more delight to your garden. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12")

Felicia 'Magic Blue Daisy' - 20 felicia plug plants

Felicia ‘Magic Blue Daisy’ – 20 felicia plug plants £19.96
Felicia ‘Magic Blue Daisy’ is a real treat for the garden. Adorable blue daisies rise up above the spreading foliage from June through to September which makes this perfect little bedding plant a real stand out item in any scheme. Also perfect for planting in patio containers to bring an unusual colour to your displays. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 25cm (10")

Amorphophallus rivieri - 3 amorphophallus bulbs

Amorphophallus rivieri – 3 amorphophallus bulbs £18.97
These absolutely fascinating plants will certainly give your summer displays an interesting focal point. Amorphophallus rivieri, also known as Devil’s Tongue is surprisingly easy to grow, producing large, dramatic flowers on sturdy stems. However the “fragrance" from these blooms might not be to many peoples’ tastes (it smells bad). Once the flowers have died down though, the striking foliage will take over and add further exotic interest to your garden. Ideal for growing in containers as well as beds and borders. Height: 150cm (59"). Spread: 100cm (39")

Calibrachoa 'Mini Rosebud Romantic Collection' - 20 calibrachoa plug plants

Calibrachoa ‘Mini Rosebud Romantic Collection’ – 20 calibrachoa plug plants £18.96
These outstanding double flowered ‘mini petunias’ are a surefire way of adding the ‘wow’ factor to your hanging baskets this summer. Calibrachoa ‘Rosebud Romantic’ is made up of five different but complimentary colours that will spill over the sides of window boxes, containers and baskets alike. Almost weather proof, these easy to grow annuals are guaranteed to put on a show that you’ll be wanting to repeat every year! Height: 10cm (4"). Spread: 30cm (12")

Dianthus 'Scented Collection' - 20 dianthus plug plants - 5 of each variety

Dianthus ‘Scented Collection’ – 20 dianthus plug plants – 5 of each variety £17.98
This delightful mix contains some of our best fragrant pinks! These modern versions of the old-fashioned cottage garden favourites produce a succession of sweetly scented blooms all summer long. The ruffled flowers are borne above neat cushions of slender grey green foliage, which over the years will spread to form a neat, evergreen clump. Grow Dianthus ‘Scented Collection’ at the front of borders or in patio containers; they also make a fabulous cut flower - just perfect for posies or a vase. Collection comprises: ‘Gran’s Favourite’, ‘Cranmere Pool’, ‘Diane’ and ‘Doris’. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 40cm (16"). Supplied as plug plants.Please note: savings shown are based on price of individual varieties.Culinary information: Use the clove like tasting petals for adding to cakes, either for flavour or decorating, suitable for soups, salads and sauces too. For more details about edible flowers click here.