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Price reductions at Blooming Direct

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Price cut on this product at Blooming Direct

Pair of Potted Fuchsia Trees 90-100cm Tall

Pair of Potted Fuchsia Trees 90-100cm Tall was £29.98 now £14.99
Fuchsias are one of the most versatile of garden plants; their iconic flower colours and shapes decorating our summer gardens year after year. One of the most spectacular formats is the tall Fuchsia Column (or Fuchsia tree as some like to call it), where a tall stem has been skilfully grown over the last winter, to get a head start this season.. Here we offer you a lovely pair in flower and bud that will add instant impact and colour to your garden or patio from now til the first frosts of winter. With care and a frost protected greenhouse, they will over-winter as well. They can easily be made into classic Standard Lollipop shapes too by removing the lower branches at the main stem. Grow on in large pots on the patio or plant out into beds, in full sun locations – feed well to keep flowers coming.

New products at Blooming Direct

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Blooming Direct added loads of new products

Rose 'Babylon Eyes' collection - 3 x 80cm half standard roses bare root

Rose ‘Babylon Eyes’ collection – 3 x 80cm half standard roses bare root £39.97
Welcome to a rose breeding breakthrough – these deliciously fruity roses are brand new on the market, and we are we believe the first in the World to get them in half standard form. After years of breeding, these stunning open centred single roses have a deep red maroon heart, the result of crossing with exotic Persian Rose species. The results are a cocktail of tutti frutti colours, even on one plant. A much less formal rose flower style, their open centres are a magnet for bees, their ever-changing flower colours provide long season interest, especially in half standard form. You will get one each of: ‘Sunshine’ is a tropical mix of red, orange and warm yellows, the flowers change as they age, and through the season, as cold nights draw in, darkening the colours. ‘Cream’ is a lovely pure cream, just like vanilla ice cream, splashed burgundy red in the centre eye, slowly fading paler as they age. ‘Queen Pink’ is a classic berry pink, with darker purple centre eye, which softens to paler pink. When you offered three half standard Persica roses for sale, I couldn’t resist. I had already fallen for the single flowers of For your Eyes Only, voted rose of the year 2015. The vivid central eye had been achieved after thirty years of breeding work from the original wild persica rose that grows in Iran. These half standards in varying shades of cream, yellow and pink all have this deep red eye, with petals that change in hue as they age. My own plants have made a spectacular show in their very first year and I do recommend them to rose lovers for their charm and long flowering period. Gentle scent too. Nikki Abramson, September 2016

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New products at Blooming Direct

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

New products at Blooming Direct

Hardy Geranium Bertie Crug x 3 plugs

Hardy Geranium Bertie Crug x 3 plugs £9.99
With a naturally spreading habit this hardy geranium is an ideal ground cover plant and is fully hardy so will last for years. The foliage is a very attractive deep green with bronzed margins and forms a low mound which is smothered in a carpet of bright pink blooms throughout summer. Bertie Crug is particularly lovely scrambling over a rockery or a low wall.

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New products at Blooming Direct

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Blooming Direct has this new product today

Primula 'Gold Lace' Bedding Plant Pack of 12 Jumbo Plugs

Primula ‘Gold Lace’ Bedding Plant Pack of 12 Jumbo Plugs £9.99
Primula ‘Gold Lace’ produces wave after wave of beautifully contrasting, deepest mahogany purple to black blooms, with an exquisite golden ‘lace’ stripe around each one. This is a hardy, new and improved version of a classic old favourite that has been popular since the Victorian times. It is very easy to grow and low maintenance, and look wonderful dotted round borders randomly, or in groups in larger pots – especially traditional real aged teracotta – looks beautiful in Spring sunshine. Naturalising easily, they form tight clumps over several years, and are a constant surprise when they emerge each Spring. They sometimes even flower again in later Summer and Autumn. They are perfect for lightly-shaded borders and a few stems of cut flowers will look elegant and eye-catching in a posy vase on your kitchen table!

New products at Blooming Direct

Friday, July 21st, 2017

New lines at Blooming Direct

Primula auricula - pack of 12 jumbo plug plants

Primula auricula – pack of 12 jumbo plug plants £9.99
This lovely and relatively rare Primula has its origins in mainland Europe, but will thrive in UK gardens. It is a hardy perennial that will flower each year from March through to early June. Once planted it will quickly form evergreen clumps erupting with beautiful bright-eyed blooms that stand proud of the foliage, so plant them about 20cm (8in) apart to give them room to grow. They will thrive in a well drained spot, preferably in partial shade; you can even plant them in pots on your patio! For an exquisite posy carefully cut several stems and display them in a vase in your house where they will be sure to command interest from everyone who sees them.

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New products at Blooming Direct

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Blooming Direct just added these new items

Plum Little Vic Patio Fruit Tree in a 4L Pot

Plum Little Vic Patio Fruit Tree in a 4L Pot £29.99
We are delighted to be able to offer the joys of the nation’s favourite Plum ‘Victoria’, but small enough for EVERY garden! Now anyone can grow juicy, fresh Vics, even on a balcony, terrace or small patio. Clever fruit tree grower Will Sibley has teamed the ever-popular best-selling ‘Victoria’ with a very dwarfing and compact new VVA1 rootstock, which removes most of the vigour that can sometiomes be the downfall of plums. It’s like someone has shrunk the tree – smaller in every ways, except the fruit, which is just as big and juicy as the normal variety. It still produces lovely pure white spring blossom displays, and is self-fertile, so no other plums needed for fruit – just leave the bees to do their thing! Perfect in large patio pots (minimum 30cm diameter) for 5 years or so, it produces big, juicy crops of classic red Victoria Plums, yet stays small, manageable and perfect for everyone.

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New products at Blooming Direct

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

New items at Blooming Direct

Pair of Potted Fuchsia Trees 90-100cm Tall

Pair of Potted Fuchsia Trees 90-100cm Tall £29.98
Fuchsias are one of the most versatile of garden plants, their iconic flower colours and shapes colouring our Summer gardens for generations. One of the most spectacular formats is the tall Fuchsia Column (or Fuchsia tree as some like to call it), where a tall stem has been skilfully grown over the last Winter, to get a head start this season.. Here we offer you a lovely pair in flower and bud that will add instant impact and colour to your garden or patio from now til the first frosts of winter. With care and a frost protected greenhouse, they will over-winter as well. They can easily be made into classic Standard Lollipop shapes too by removing the lower branches at the main stem. Grow on in large pots on the patio or plant out into beds, in full sun locations – feed well to keep flowers coming.

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New products at Blooming Direct

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Blooming Direct just added these new items

Mediterranean Oleander Collection plant collection - 3 colours in 17cm pots

Mediterranean Oleander Collection plant collection – 3 colours in 17cm pots £29.99
3 Sweetly Fragrant Mediterranean Oleander Plants Smothered In Summer-Long Flowers, Fully Hardy – Perfect For Your Patio! One of the UKs favourite exotics, these gorgeous Oleander plants will add a real warm Mediterranean feel to your patio or balcony with their boldly coloured, sweetly perfumed pink, red and white blooms standing out against their rich green, glossy foliage. Flowering from May to September, each Oleander plant looks stunning in a terracotta pot on a patio or balcony. So easy to grow, Oleander plants simply love hot dry weather, yet are perfectly happy in conditions down to -5C. Brilliant value, these large, 3 year old plants are supplied fully established in 17cm pots.

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New products at Blooming Direct

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

New item at Blooming Direct

Hydrangea 'Glam Rock' plants - Pair

Hydrangea ‘Glam Rock’ plants – Pair £14.99
This incredible new Hydrangea variety will truly impress with its eye-catching multi coloured flower heads. This new take on the traditional mop-head hydrangea has incredibly vivid flower heads, made up of multiple individual florets. Each one is a jaw-dropping pink-red, with a bright blue centre, and tipped with lime green. These highly unusual plants will really stand out in a border or pot on your patio. Depending on the acidity of the soil they are planted in, the colours can vary why not plant them in different soils for vibrant and varied displays. They are beautiful but incredibly tough and fully UK winter hardy.

New products at Blooming Direct

Friday, July 14th, 2017

New item today at Blooming Direct

Skyscraper Lily 'Matisse'- pack of 5 size 14/16

Skyscraper Lily ‘Matisse’- pack of 5 size 14/16 £7.99
This collection comprises of 5 top sizes bulbs, the same as used by commercial flower growers in Holland, of gorgeous two-tone Lily ‘Matisse’. These incredible Skyscraper Lilies grow so tall they look like trees! In their first year they will reach up to 1.2M (5ft) tall, but in future years, once they are fully established, they will get even taller up to 6 or even 7 foot tall eventually! The really do reach for the Sky. These large flowered beauties arise as a consequence hybridisation between Oriental and Trumpet strains of lily hence the marriage of both species characteristics. Every flower carried a wonderful heady perfume and each individual stem can carry well over 20 blooms, which can measure well over 15cm (6in) across. Grow all 5 in large pots about 15cm apart, or in groups in garden borders. They have very strong stems, so should not need support. Cut them for the long-lasting displays in the vase, or leave them to marvel at in your garden. Allow them to die down naturally after flowering, and they will build up reserves for even bigger and better displays the following year. Fully Winter hardy, they will last for many years.