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Saturday, May 27th, 2017

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Begonia semp. 'Organdy Mix' 40 plug plants

Begonia semp. ‘Organdy Mix’ 40 plug plants was £7.99 now £3.99
Perfect for patio pots, containers and hanging baskets these brilliant begonias will explode with a mass of pink, white and red blooms all summer long! Flowering prolifically against the bronze-green foliage, they will add massive impact wherever you plant them.

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Sunday, May 21st, 2017

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Petunia grandiflora Frenzy Mix 40 plug plants

Petunia grandiflora Frenzy Mix 40 plug plants was £7.99 now £3.99
These unbelievable petunias will bring your beds and baskets to life with their sumptuous, velvety flowers. Compact and easy to manage, they are brilliant for patio pots, or flower borders and the gorgeous mix of colours will look spectacular all summer long.

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Sunday, May 21st, 2017

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Premium Apple Tree 'Tickled Pink' on M111 7.5L potted 1.4M tall

Premium Apple Tree ‘Tickled Pink’ on M111 7.5L potted 1.4M tall £24.99
A really unique variety with stunning juicy red flesh, ‘Tickled Pink’ is perfect for adding something a little bit different to allotments, mini orchards or to add to your collection of pots on the patio with a scrumptious old-fashioned sharp flavour. From fragrant deep-purple blossom in the springtime to luscious, red-fleshed fruits each October, ‘Tickled Pink’ will make the perfect addition to your ‘grow your own’ patch.Delicious straight from the tree, the exquisite apples are perfect for making refreshing red juice or baking apple pies for a taste that’s simply divine. If you’re not a big fan of baking, its incredible fragrant spring blossom and richly-coloured foliage, bring season-long interest to any garden, patio or balcony.As happy in a pot on your patio or balcony as it is in a bed or border, it is perfectly winter hardy and so easy to grow that it’s perfect for growing at home, even for a complete novice. Supplied on an M111 rootstock.It is lightly self-fertile, but crops are heavier where there are apple trees nearby and it is more likely you will get some fruit as it can be pollinated by a wide range of commonly grown trees. Plant it where you can enjoy the gorgeous spring blossom displays too! . Outstanding new variety – strictly limited stock!. Fabulous old-fashioned sharp flavour, like Rosy Apple sweets!. Wonderful, distinctive strawberry red fruits. Delicious eaten fresh and perfect for cooking or juicing with too. Incredible fragrant spring blossom and stunning deep-red foliage. Incredibly easy to grow either in the ground or a patio pot

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Saturday, May 20th, 2017

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Asiatic Lilies mixed x 25 bulbs

Asiatic Lilies mixed x 25 bulbs was £9.99 now £2.99
Recent Lily breeding has created some huge and beautifully fragrant Oriental type Lilies, in their pinks and whites, their brighter, bolder and brighter Asiatic cousins seem to have been left out. Not any more… With their beautiful sunshine rays of colours in a range of bold ‘fruit salad shades’ in yellow, berry pink, orange and red, these vibrant and hot tropical colours really light up your hot summer garden. Short and strong enough to grow in pots, yet tall enough to cut armfuls of flowers each summer, they are versatile, and very hardy and easy. Plant en masse in large pots or in groups for maximum impact, or maybe just dot them round your garden to brighten up odd spots. Plant in Spring, and pick in Summer – and again year after year. Great value and easy to do Lilies.

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Friday, May 19th, 2017

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Bramley Apple Patio Fruit Tree Bare-Root 1.2m Tall

Bramley Apple Patio Fruit Tree Bare-Root 1.2m Tall was £14.99 now £7.49
Considered ‘The King Of Cooking Apples’ by respected chefs and professional fruit growers, ‘Bramley’ was raised from a single seed planted by Mary Ann Brailsford in 1809. Since then it has gone on to become the worlds best known and favourite cooking apple, standing the test of time through over 200 years! It is considered supreme because its fruits have the perfect acidic flavour required for use in the kitchen and the almost pure-white flesh becomes incredibly light and fluffy when cooked. ‘Bramley’ is an incredibly heavy cropper once established with high quality fruits that will store through the winter months pick them in early October (before they get over-ripe) and store cold but frost free for use until January. Our grower quality multi-branched bare-root trees have been grafted on to a dwarfing rootstock to provide a compact and manageable habit which in this case will reach about 2m (6-7 ft) tall. It is best to grow ‘Bramley’ alongside another apple variety such as ‘Braeburn’ for best fruit set, as ‘Bramley’ is not self-fertile. ‘The Bramley Apple bought earlier this year had masses of bloom which made an attractive feature in the botttom of the garden and after a little fruit drop my father and I had 3 decent size bramley apples which had a very good flavour. They went down very well with a home made pie (1 apple) and baked apple and I would certainly recommend the following recipe: Take a generous handful of sultanas and soak overnight in Whisky with a dash of cloves added. Take the apples and core them, also make a cut just through the skin around the circumference to prevent the apples splitting, place on an Ovenproof Dish.Stuff the core cavity with the sultanas and then add sugar to the remaining spirit to make a thick syrup (consistency of Honey) and drizzle over the top of the apples. Then bake at 180 degrees for about 35-40 mins and then serve up with Cream or Ice Cream and enjoy the fruits of the garden! Robert, Middlesex – October 2014

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Saturday, May 13th, 2017

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Premium Longiflorum Lily 'White Heaven' - Pack of 10 bulbs size 14/16

Premium Longiflorum Lily ‘White Heaven’ – Pack of 10 bulbs size 14/16 was £9.99 now £4.99
We all know and love the pure white and fragrance of Longiflorum Lilies (Trumpet Lilies), indeed it’s almost a staple wedding flower. Now we can offer you the same breath-taking look and scent for your garden with incredible ease and reliability. Each bulb will produce stems to 1M tall in the first year, reaching 1.5M over 3 or so years, with more and more of those iconic flowers per stem. It is totally hardy and very easy to look after. Best planted where you can enjoy the fragrance in pots or borders. For pots, plant several in one big (30-40cm diamater) pot for knockout looks and fragrance, and space equally in the pot, planting with the top of the bulb about 15cm below the surface. Very easy to grow indeed, requiring no maintenance other than watering and feeding when in growth, why not bring some scent to your garden with the Longiflorum Lilies.

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Thursday, May 11th, 2017

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

Seed Potato ‘Swift’ (First early) – 2.5kg was £6.99 now £3.49
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!

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Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

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Raspberry Long Cane Glen Ample Fruit Bush - Pack of 10 Canes to Grow Your Own

Raspberry Long Cane Glen Ample Fruit Bush – Pack of 10 Canes to Grow Your Own was £19.99 now £9.99
Long Cane Raspberries are your opportunity to benefit from a massive breakthrough in Raspberry fruit production! Raspberries usually produce their fruit on the previous year’s growth of canes. However, they are often sold in garden centres cut back as short canes – great value, but you have to wait an extra year for fruit. Now, with Long Canes you will get fruit in the first season, because they have not been cut back – they are harvested at about 1M or more tall, and will fruit this Summer. Glen Ample is a great garden variety, not too vigorous, yet fruiting early to mid-season in July and August, and producing good bright red sweet fruits. You will get around a pound of fruit or more per cane for 4-5 years. Glen Ample will fruit on the full length of the virtually spine-free canes you recieve so do not prune them down when you plant them! If space is at a premium, grow them in large pots in a wig-wam form it will look great and also produce massive amounts or fruit in the minimum of space! Otherwise plant in rows about 60cm (2ft) apart, using supporting wires for easier fruit picking. Take advantage of new Long Cane Raspberry production techniqiues for bigger and quicker crops.

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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.