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Price reductions at Blooming Direct

by John - April 14th, 2018.
Filed under: Blooming Direct, Price Reductions.

Blooming Direct reduced the price on these items today

Exotic 'Flame Lily' (Gloriosa rothschildiana) plant - pack of 3 tubers

Exotic ‘Flame Lily’ (Gloriosa rothschildiana) plant – pack of 3 tubers was £12.99 now £7.99
It’s easy to see how the spectacular ‘Flame Lily’ got it’s name! Now you can create simply stunning displays in your garden with this exotic beauty. Fiery-red, yellow- streaked flowers will dance like flames in the evening breeze across the summer months, providing an eye-catching spectacle and a hint of wonderful fragrance as you sit on your patio. Gloriosa rothschildiana, as it is properly named, is the national flower of Zimbabwe, and is perfect for cutting and creating vivid cut flower displays too, which last several weeks. For best results, plant 3 in a 25-30cm pot, and start off in a warm spot, either on a heater or in an airing cupboard, and keep frost free till May. The corms will store for many weeks in a cool, dry spot if you need to. Place outside for the Summer, and when it warms up they will shoot and twine away – use a few canes or pea sticks for support. They will flower in August and September, and slowly die back underground. keep dry and frost free over Winter for bigger and better displays next year.

Peach Amber Patio Fruit Tree Bare Root

Peach Amber Patio Fruit Tree Bare Root was £19.99 now £9.99
One of the best-sellers from world-leading dwarf fruit tree breeder Zaiger, Peach ‘Amber’ is a really special tree for your garden. Starting with a beautiful display of rose-pink blossom in spring, it is self-fertile so will produce crops of sumptuous juicy peaches, with a deep golden amber flesh (hence it’s name), and lovely red skins. Amazingly sweet in taste, it really is perfection in peaches, and performs really well in the UK. As with all peaches here, best results can be obtained by helping pollinate the tree by using a simple soft artist’s paintbrush, and rubbing it from flower to flower when it is in blossom. They blossom early, and there aren’t always enough bees on the move at that time of year. Keep foliage dry in spring to avoid peach Leaf Curl – under a canopy is fine. You will be rewarded with amazing crops of juicy, amber-fleshed peaches – they just taste sublime picked warm form the sun on their backs, straight form the tree.

Strawberry 'Growin-Pod' Planters with 4 Strawberry Runners

Strawberry ‘Growin-Pod’ Planters with 4 Strawberry Runners was £19.99 now £14.99
These revolutionary self-watering Strawberry ‘Growin-Pods’ will transform how you grow juicy strawberries and indeed virtually anything else on your patio this year and for many seasons to come! It is an innovative, modular system that is incredibly flexible and has been specifically designed so you can create the format, shape and style of planting arrangement you need. They will produce perfect results every time with the absolute minimum of effort and in stylish Spanish terracotta colour, they look great too. They are made from the highest quality high density polypropylene that is totally UV proof and they come with a complete and unconditional 5 year manufacturer’s guarantee! They are the last growing containers you will ever have to buy and can be configured to meet virtually any requirement you may have make use of corner spots, doubled up in to a ‘wall planter’ and even made in to a ‘wrap around’ planter for posts and corners! When configured in to layers of 4 pods, they create a 4-leafed ‘clover-shaped’ arrangement so you can create a solid, stackable tower that will add height and drama to any area of your garden.Each 5 litre capacity ‘Growin-Pod’ has its own integral water reservoir ensuring no water is wasted but also that your plants have a ready supply of water and plant food as they need it; they also come complete with specially designed steel wall brackets, so where you do create dramatic vertical displays you can do so with the complete confidence that they will be held completely securely. They are perfect for floor standing, vertical indoor and outdoor displays and for your convenience, colour co-ordinated watering trays are also available. Available in packs of 4 and 8 ‘Growin-Pods’, each measures 210 x 210 x 210mm. Each layer of 4 has a maximum width of 290mm. About the Designer and the Product Designed by John Keats, the renowned Australian planter designer, these new and exclusive ‘Growin-Pods’ are not just attractive to look at but technically brilliant in terms of the growing environment they create for your plants. Made from incredibly durable and high density poly-propylene, they are completely UV stable so will not fade in bright light or go brittle in cold temperatures. They really are a planting system that will replace all others and will last for many years and each one carried a full unequivocal 5 year guarantee.They have been designed to be very easy to use but also incredibly flexible. They will create the most outstanding floor standing display and in clusters of 4 ‘Pods’ they securely interlock in to robust layers that may be build up to 4 high. When mounted on walls they will make the very best of your vertical spaces and look amazing in clusters of 5. A single ‘Pod’ will of course also fit neatly in to a corner and when three are connected you can create a visually stunning 270 degree ‘wrap around’ display that is perfect for posts and corners of buildings! In summary, they are a totally new and revolutionary planting system that supersedes all others they are simply perfect for growing strawberries and virtually any other flowering plant too.