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Friday, April 21st, 2017

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Braeburn Apple Patio Fruit Tree Bare Root 1.2m Tall

Braeburn Apple Patio Fruit Tree Bare Root 1.2m Tall was £14.99 now £7.49
‘Braeburn’ is the UK’s most popular eating apple variety by far and it will easily grow and flourish superbly in your garden! The crisp and juicy white-fleshed fruits have what is considered by most to be the perfect sweet/tangy flavour balance, literally providing a flavour explosion with every mouthful! The gorgeous fruit will be ready to pick fresh from your tree by mid-October each season and will store well until the end of January if kept chilled but frost free. Because it is ‘self-fertile’ it does not need another variety to act as a ‘pollinator’. Perfect to plant in to your garden or grown in a pot on your patio.

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Sunday, April 16th, 2017

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Nerine bowdenii (Guernsey Lily) - pack of 10 bullbs

Nerine bowdenii (Guernsey Lily) – pack of 10 bullbs was £12.99 now £7.99
Breathtakingly pretty clusters of exotic, vivid pink flowers will brighten up your garden late in Autumn, just as your summer flowers are starting to fade and all else seems to be on it’s last legs.! As the days shorten and skies get duller, Nerine bowdenii’s firework-like flower clusters will provide stunning colour right through until Winter, and make pretty posies if cut for the vase as well. Perfect for growing in a drift in flower beds and borders, you could also grow them in big patio pots, say 25-30cm diameter with 5 bulbs in. They are completely hardy and will easily withstand UK winters. Plant them about 5cm (2) deep, and around 10cm (4) apart. Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit for its all-round performance in UK gardens. Nerines really are outstanding Autumn ‘good doers’, and every garden should have some for one last swansong of flower colour before the frosts.

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Saturday, April 15th, 2017

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Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Gradiflora' (Paperbush) tree 15cm pot

Edgeworthia chrysantha ‘Gradiflora’ (Paperbush) tree 15cm pot was £14.99 now £9.99
An absolute gem of a Winter flowering plant, little seen but a really good Winter garden plant, not grown widely enough. In late Winter and early Spring, beforer much colour at all, even before daffodils, it produces intriguing yellow and cream flowers, lightly scented, smothered over bare stems, as flowers are produced before the leaves. It is a relative of the Daphne, sharing it’s preference for cool, lighty shaded spots. Martin distinctly remembers being blown away by the first sight and smell of this plant, a large specimen on a remote Dutch Nursery, on a wet, windy and grey February afternoon, but finding much stock has been a challenge. Now we have some, it deserves a space in many gardens.

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Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

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The Marvel of Peru (Mirabilis jalapa) - pack of 10 roots

The Marvel of Peru (Mirabilis jalapa) – pack of 10 roots was £7.99 now £4.99
The unusual and immensely pretty Mirabilis jalapa opens its gorgeous flowers in mid-afternoon on sunny days in the height of summer – only to close them again at night, hence one of its common names ‘The Four O’Clock Plant’. Incredibly, each plant produces its flowers in a mix of colours – from deep-magenta, to pure-white, bicolours, and even bright-yellow – it’s no wonder its called the ‘Marvel of Peru’! Plant this beauty in beds and borders, and it will form a neat, bushy shrub that will grow to about 1m (3ft) tall. Alternatively, plant them in deep pots, like carrots would grow (you will see what we mean when you get them!)

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New products at Blooming Direct

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

New products added today at Blooming Direct

Pair Phoenix Palms 80cm plus Garden Urns

Pair Phoenix Palms 80cm plus Garden Urns £19.99
Add a pair of these tropical beauties to your patio or garden to create a real holiday feel for years to come! Their unique architectural shape and spectacular fanning foliage adds instant dramatic impact to your garden. Despite their tropical origins, these superbly exotic plants thrive in the UK and are winter hardy to – 6! The distinctive, lush green foliage fans out to create wonderful shadows on your patio all year round, making these palms a stunning centrepiece for any garden or patio. They love a sunny position and are perfect for patio pots!Please note: While your palm tree will be tolerant of dry conditions when fully established, in very hot, dry weather it will need to be watered every day along with the rest of your plants.Also included with this pair of stunning palm trees is a set of 2 11 Tulipa Gold plastic planters – the perfect addition to your trees! Plant your trees up right away with these beautiful, simple and contemporary pots and place your trees either side of patios, terraces, decking or place around beds and borders.

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Saturday, April 8th, 2017

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Patio Perfect Dwarf Patio Nectarine Tree

Patio Perfect Dwarf Patio Nectarine Tree was £24.99 now £19.99
Perfect for anyone who wants to grow fruit trees but has very limited space. A super-dwarf variety, approx. 60cm (2ft) tall, meaning it will stay compact enough to grow them in a patio pot and still get bumper crops in the minimum of space! Whats more, you may even pick your first fresh juicy fruit in the first season! You should start to see an increase in this crop year on year, with a potential to provide a high product yield costing only pennies per lb to produce.

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Sunday, March 26th, 2017

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Abeliophyllum distichum (White Forsythia) plant in 9cm pot

Abeliophyllum distichum (White Forsythia) plant in 9cm pot was £7.99 now £3.99
An unusual, but easy to grow compact shrub, producing stunning winter flower displays just as the days start to lengthen to spring. The branches are covered with gorgeously fragrant white flowers – occasionally tinged with pink, each one with a yellow centre – which appear on bare stems before the leaves re-emerge. Reaching a compact 1.5m height and spread over 10 years, it is perfect for smaller gardens, and can be grown in large pots for patio use too. It prefers sunny, sheltered locations, and is hardy to -6C or more. Very little pruning or maintenance required.

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Saturday, March 25th, 2017

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Senetti early Colour plants - pack of 12 plug plants

Senetti early Colour plants – pack of 12 plug plants was £19.99 now £6.99
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.

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Saturday, March 11th, 2017

New product today at Blooming Direct

Surfinia Trailing Petunias 12 jumbo plugs

Surfinia Trailing Petunias 12 jumbo plugs £12.99
‘Surfinia’ Petunia has been the Number 1 Summer flowering trailing Petunia for over a decade now, such is its ability to produce an unending display of incredible colour from May until October, flowering all along its trailing stems! It has been bred and developed to produce the biggest, best and longest display of any variety and its trumpet shaped flowers even have a gorgeous sweet fragrance. It’s no surprise our Customers vote it in their Top 3 every year too with their orders. On top of its flowering ability, it is also vigorous and low maintenance, disease resistant and also very weather resistant. It is because of all of these positive attributes you see it planted in so many professional displays! Plant ‘Surfinia’ Petunia in any hanging basket or container with enough height for it to trail (its trails can reach over 90cm (3ft) long!) or even in beds and borders where it will provide a colourful summer ground cover, smothering any weeds that try to grow. If you would like a truly impressive display this year with a torrent of flowers cascading from your hanging baskets, pick ‘Surfinia’ Trailing Petunia! Colours included are 3 each of: Surfinia ‘Hot Pink’ Surfinia ‘Blue’ Surfinia ‘Red’ Surfinia ‘Blue Vein’

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Sunday, March 5th, 2017

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Gladilous nanus Lipstick mixed x 50 bulbs

Gladilous nanus Lipstick mixed x 50 bulbs was £9.99 now £4.99
A lovely mix of the more compact Gladioli species, which gets best results from planting in Autumn or early Winter, unlike the bolder and brasher cousins. Unlike them too, they have a lovely blended palette of pinks, reds, whites and blush colours, often weith the characteristic fuchsia pink lipstick marking on the petals, making them something quite different and unqiue. Forget big and bold showy Gladioli, these are understated beauties, plant them in groups of 5 or 10 mixed in to borders, for Summer colour. Good for cut flowers too, despite being shorter stemmed.