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New products at Blooming Direct

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

New items today at Blooming Direct

Apple Patio Duo Fruit Tree - Bramley and Braeburn on 1 Bare Root Tree

Apple Patio Duo Fruit Tree – Bramley and Braeburn on 1 Bare Root Tree £19.99
Apple Braeburn & Bramley Duo Tree – Now everyone can grow fruit trees in the minimum of space! These incredible duo fruit trees have been meticulously grafted by highly skilled nurserymen, to create 2 different trees growing on one rootstock! What’s more, the rootstocks are dwarfing meaning that your trees will always remain compact! You will get 2 different varieties of fruit from 1 tree so are perfect for anyone who loves the idea of picking their own home-grown fresh fruit, but has limited space. Each of the varieties will produce bumper crops of delicious full sized fruit! Because they are already trained into a V shape, they are perfect for growing up a wall. Braeburn Apple The UK’s most popular eating apple variety by far and 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. Crops: October. Bramley Apple  Considered The King Of Cooking Apples by respected chefs and professional fruit growers, it is 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. Crops: October

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New products at Blooming Direct

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Blooming Direct has this new item today

Pair Italian Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)  1.6-1.8M tall

Pair Italian Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) 1.6-1.8M tall £49.98
Treat yourself to a pair of these gorgeous Italian Cypress trees, and add a touch of Mediterranean class to your garden. Seen all over Italy, these spectacular architectural conifers will add height and year-round interest wherever you plant them. With their elegant, pencil thin form, they’ll look simply stunning framing a door or gateway, or in a terracotta pot. Not to be confused with vigorous Leylandii these slender, manageable beauties are slow growing and wont get out of hand you can even grow them on your patio! They are of course very drought tolerant, but also completely hardy and evergreen, so they’ll thrive here in the UK and look magnificent all year round whatever the weather! For best results, remove the cones that appear, as these can pull the branches apart, losing shape. Note – image of plants in courtyard are about 10 years old – plants suppled are thinner when immature, as per other images shown

New products at Blooming Direct

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

New products today at Blooming Direct

Plant-O-Mat Classic Bulb Planter includes 45 Mixed Allium Bulbs

Plant-O-Mat Classic Bulb Planter includes 45 Mixed Allium Bulbs £9.99
Become an instant bulb expert in no time at all with the ingenious Plant-O-Mat Drop in Bulb Pods! This Classic Allium Mix will produce an amazing spring display with the absolute minimum of effort… The designer ‘Bulb Pods’ will be delivered with your bulbs ‘in-situ’ and in their ideal spacing so you will get picture-perfect colour-themed displays each and every spring! Simply dig a planting hole in your garden, pot or trough, drop the entire ‘Bulb Pod’ in, cover with compost or soil, water and wait for great results. It really is a case of DIG – DROP – COVER – your results will astound friends & familly and there’s no need for dirty hands. The totally biodegradable ‘Bulb Pod’, will itself disappear with a few weeks from planting, leaving the bulbs in the perfect planting design – in spring you will get a fabulous display that looks just like the picture! This Classic Allium Mix includes 45 bulbs that have been carefully positioned into a complimentary design that will look absolutely stunning when in flower. You’ll get a neat and professional looking display that your neighbours will be jealous of. Classic ‘Bulb Pod’ – Round in shape, each one is 36cm diameter and contains 45 premium quality bulbs that are all guaranteed to flower next spring! Perfect for large pots, beds & borders.

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New products at Blooming Direct

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

New item at Blooming Direct

Campsis (Trumpet Vine) collection3 plants

Campsis (Trumpet Vine) collection3 plants £12.99
Now if you want to set your garden alight in Summer, our sensational bright citrussy coloured Trumpet Vines are perfect – they look totally tropical, but are actually very hardy, tough and easy too, but flower their socks off in Summer well into Autumn with bright, vivid displays. They are called Vines, but they do not climb, rather leaning against things! This makes them great for growing against sunny walls, trellises, sheds etc where they can easily be fixed or tied in – as they flower best when exposed to sun for most of the day. They will grow in most soils, apart from very wet, and require little care apart from tying the branches in once a year. In Summer, they erupt into the magnificent displays you see here – plastered in bold, bright trumpet shaped flowers that bees just adore. Widely grown in the continent, you may have seen their bold, usually red displays before, but this new breeding is tougher, hardier, more floriferous, and with stronger, new colours too. You will get 1 established plant each of: ‘Indian Summer’ – mandarin orange ‘Gold Trumpet’ – golden yellow ‘Fire Trumpet’ – fiery scarlet red Why not plant all 3 along a fence, wall, or shed for a spectacular display or share them with friends if you haven’t got space for all 3. But do make sure you give them a go.  

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Friday, August 11th, 2017

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Tree Hydrangea "Incrediball" (Strong Annabelle) plant in 3L pot

Tree Hydrangea "Incrediball" (Strong Annabelle) plant in 3L pot £14.99
Hydrangea ‘Incrediball’ , the Tree Hydrangea, produces amazing and enormous colour-changing blooms that change from Lime Green to Pure White then fade to Green again, to make the most amazing displays in your garden and your home. It is unbelievable, but true! This is an entirely different species and variety than the traditional pink and blue plants you are probbaly more familiar with. The stems are incredibly strong to enable the support for this amazing flower, and they are tolerant of rain and wind hence the name, ‘Incrediball’!! This has been bred to supercede Hydrangea ‘Annabelle’, which suffered from weaker stems in wind and rain. Displays will be all Summer long whatever the weather and will produce flowers to up to 30cm or 12 inches in diameter. They can be cut and used as dried flowers too – this will preserve the natural colouration, or spray them gold or silver for spectacular Christmas decorations. For real Summer imapct in your garden, the Tree Hydrangea ‘Incrediball’ is a winner.

New products at Blooming Direct

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

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Living Pot-Grown Christmas Tree Norway Spruce 1-1.2M

Living Pot-Grown Christmas Tree Norway Spruce 1-1.2M £49.99
It’s impossible to beat that stunning fresh pine fragrance that a real Christmas Tree brings to the home. Not for us the artificial trees in their odd shades and colours. But fresh cut trees are very expensive for just a few weeks use, before we haul them off to the shredder – and they can make a mess too. That’s where our fabulous Living pot-Grown Christmas trees are a real winner. Yes, you get that lovely pine room fragrance, but it will not drop the needles – because it’s still alive! And at about the same cost as a cut tree, you can keep it from year to year too, and save a lot of money over 5 or even 10 years. The Norway Spruce is the classic Christmas Tree. British-Grown on the same farms as cut trees, they have been nurtured and trimmed in just the same way. But, because they are grown in their pots – they can easily be kept for many, many years to come. Just a little water in the rootball when used indoors each year, and once the decorations come down, pop it back outside and keep it growing. In itself, it is a beautiful evergreen garden tree, lovely all year round. It needs no special feeding or pruning – just ensure it does not dry out in Summer. Very slow growing, you can use it for many Christmasses to come. Living Christmas Trees – combing fresh pine fragrance, little needledrop and saving you money over buying a tree every year. Adopt one now!

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Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

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Premium Oleander Standard Pink tree in 20cm pot

Premium Oleander Standard Pink tree in 20cm pot £19.99
Breathtaking! Winter Hardy Standard Oleander A Riot Of Sumptuous Pink, Sweetly Scented Flowers & Luxurious Evergreen Foliage! A magnificent addition to any patio or balcony, these stunning, winter hardy Standard Oleander will create a wonderful fragrance and a Mediterranean feel all summer long. Gorgeous, sweet scent from their exotic, vibrant pink blooms will gently waft through the warm air in your garden simply delightful in early evenings in the summer. Flowering all summer long, they are wonderfully exotic, yet incredibly they are UK winter hardy to -5C too. They are very easy to grow they literally thrive on neglect and love hot, dry weather. No wonder Oleander are such a big favourite with UK plant lovers! These Mediterranean beauties will add height, vivid colour and sweet fragrance to your garden for years to come. Note: We use several varieites of pink, ranging from dark hot pink to pale pink – so the exact colour you receive may vary.   These trees have produced an abundance of flowers since late June. They are absolutely stunning and have received similar comments from both neighbours and visitors. As you can see they are still producing flowers into September at a time when bedding plants and other shrubs are beginning to fade. Excellent value for money! Peter, East Riding, September 2016 See photos opposite – thanks Peter!

New products at Blooming Direct

Friday, August 4th, 2017

New product at Blooming Direct

Hardy Alstroemeria 'Inca' Series - 3 x 7cm Potted Plants

Hardy Alstroemeria ‘Inca’ Series – 3 x 7cm Potted Plants £9.99
Often seen in expensive bouquets, Alstroemeria also make spectacular additions to any garden. They come in one of the widest and brightest ranges of colours imaginable. These ‘Inca’ series plants come in a mix of vibrant red and pink colours and are bred to be compact and produce a lot of stems over a long flowering period – and will look fantastic wherever you plant them. Flowering from early June onwards, Alstroemeria will go on right through until early autumn and just get better and better every year. Their gorgeous, blooms look delicate but they are actually very tough, hardy and easy to grow. Once planted in pots or mixed beds or borders, these beauties will quickly establish and go on to produce strong stems that will grow up to 2FT (60cm) tall. Completely covered in flowers along their top half, Alstroemeria are perfect for cutting and creating the most stunning indoor displays, with the long-lasting flowers looking marvellous for up to 4 weeks! Often called ‘Peruvian Lilies’, Alstroemeria’s stunning displays make them some of the most popular summer flowering perennials of all time.

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Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

New item today at Blooming Direct

Pack of 5 Hardy Cyclamen (Cyclamen hederifolium) Bulbs Size 15/20

Pack of 5 Hardy Cyclamen (Cyclamen hederifolium) Bulbs Size 15/20 £4.99
Not to ever be confused with pot plant Cyclamen produced in their masses for Christmas, these superb wild Cyclamen are a stunning garden plant for slowly naturalising in shady spots under trees and hedges, providing subtle Autumn colour and long term foliage interest. Their flowers are produced in profusion in Autumn – once established the flowers appear straight form the ground before any leaves form. As they die back in Winter, the striking silver marked deep green leaves, with whorls of splashes and random leaf markings appear, and last until the heat of the following Spring. They will slowly spread out into small clumps, and naturalise to form a delicate carpet, of totally hardy, no maintenance, almost bullet proof plants. What could be easier? Perfect for that awkward shady space, whatever size of garden you have.

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Sunday, July 30th, 2017

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Bougainvillea 'Alexandra Pink' standard 70cm plant

Bougainvillea ‘Alexandra Pink’ standard 70cm plant £29.99
A real taste of hot lazy Summers, Bougainvillea grow freely in hot countries around the Mediterranean with their rich colours smothering walls and balconies in the hot sun, but they also make great summer plants right here too! The lovely magenta pink variety ‘Alexandra’ is one of the more compact and floriferous varieties, and performs well at lower temperatures in winter too. The colour comes, infact, from bracts, not flowers themselves, a little like Christmas poinsettias. The bracts turn brightest magenta pink in summer whereas the flower itself is quite insignificant – a small creamy flower, which looks like the eye of the bracts. These plants have been expertly trained into a standard form, and can easily be maintained this way outside. Although climbers, they are slower growing in the UK. Grow in large pots in full sun, and then in winter provide protection below 2C. They can lose their bracts suddenly due to stress, so do not be alarmed if they drop – new ones will quickly re-appear in warm weather. A real tropical addition to the Summer garden!