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New products at Blooming Direct

by John - November 3rd, 2017.
Filed under: Blooming Direct, New Products.

Blooming Direct just added these new lines

Patio Standard Roses - Pair of White 60cm tall bare root

Patio Standard Roses – Pair of White 60cm tall bare root £24.99
These ‘Patio Standard’ roses are AMAZING quality and SUPERB value for money – only available because of a massive order having been cancelled. Less than HALF NORMAL NURSERY PRICES! They will produce a summer long display of beautiful fragrant blooms all summer long for decades to come. Also known as Tree Roses, they are the perfect way to add height and class to you patio, where a single bush will make a dramatic solitary feature or they will look fabulous as a pair of potted specimens to dress a door or gate. This unique type of rose is only possible because painstaking work has been undertaken by the grower, ‘top grafting’ the flowering variety on to the straight stem of the rootstock, thereby giving the height. It takes 3 years to produces these gems – they are supplied as bare root bushes ready to be planted immediately upon receipt, supplied approx 70cm tall with well-formed bushy heads.

Grow Your Own Patio Potato Kit - 3 varieites, pots & fertiliser

Grow Your Own Patio Potato Kit – 3 varieites, pots & fertiliser £19.99
Nothing beats the taste of home grown, just lifted new potatoes! This Complete Patio Potato Growing Kit means that anyone can now grow delicious, fresh potatoes. You don’t even need a garden – a patio, balcony or courtyard will do! Just add compost and water and you will harvesting your first New Potatoes as early as May from a March planting. We have included 3 fantastic varieties to give a range of harvest dates. ‘Swift’ (Early) – as it’s name implies, this is a very fast-cropper, reaching harvest in 8-9 weeks from planting in March, producing gorgeous, soft new potatoes in abundance. ‘Charlotte’ (Salad) – perfect as a new potato, or used in salads, yet keeps well for boiling too. ‘Desiree’  (Maincrop) – the classic red skinned, yellow fleshed potato that has been a garden winner for decades. Great for boiling or mashing, but we love them best as jacket potatoes, with a lovely crispy skin! Update – please note, varieties may change as season progresses. This is the perfect way to grow your own potatoes but what’s even better is it requires no back breaking digging whatsoever! The Heavy Duty 30 Litre Pots can be used again and again and the Organic Potato Fertiliser can be used all around your vegetable garden.

Seed Potato 'Swift' (First early) - 2.5kg

Seed Potato ‘Swift’ (First early) – 2.5kg £6.99
Swift is one of the quickest growing, fastest to mature varieties of new potato, so you can pick them in under 8 weeks from planting! Grow your own and you won’t be disappointed – they just taste so much better when freshly dug, washed and eaten within hours! A heavy yielder of good sized tubers – the flavour of which is magnificent – Swift is one of the best potatoes for growing in patio pots, it’ll do equally well in your garden or allotment, so you can measure in food feet rather than food miles!

Seed Potato 'Desiree' (Maincrop) - 2.5kg

Seed Potato ‘Desiree’ (Maincrop) – 2.5kg £5.99
One of the most popular potatoes we stock, Desiree is a brilliant potato for gardeners and now you too can grow your own! Simply delicious and highly versatile, creamy-yellow flesh contrasts well with the red skins. Desiree is a great all-round maincrop variety – make them into chips, roasties, jacket potatoes or simply boil them up and melt butter over them! A great cropper and very easy to grow – keep your home-grown potatoes in our Traditional Hessian Sacks and they’ll keep right through to have with your Christmas dinner!

Seed Potato 'Charlotte' (Salad) - 2.5kg

Seed Potato ‘Charlotte’ (Salad) – 2.5kg £5.99
Probably the “Number 1” new potato variety grown in UK gardens, it’s not hard to see why Charlotte is so popular. It produces great yields of delicious, medium-sized tubers that are perfect in potato salads, hot or cold, or as boiled new potatoes dripping in melted butter – scrumptious! Very easy to grow – either in patio pots and planters or straight in your garden soil – Charlotte has good resistance to blight and scab, so you’ll get consistent crops of delicious spuds!