Bedding and hanging baskets

Bedding and hanging baskets

New in – we now have a fine selection of plants for bedding and for summer hanging baskets: Trailing geraniums (white) which will flower all summer and into autumn. Zonal geraniums – we have large 3-litre potted ones in cerise, white and coral, which would be ideal for the centre of a large pot, and we also have smaller 9cm pots of ‘Victor’ in red. Petunias – we have three trailing varieties; Thumbelina ‘Rosy Ripple’ are double hanging Petunias in pink; ‘Trailing Mixed’ are, as the name suggests, a mixture of colours; and ‘Pink Ice’ have pale pink flowers with dark pink centres, and are ideal for hanging baskets and containers. Nemesia ‘Golden Eye’ is a free-flowering plant with a light scent and blue flowers with a bright yellow centre, which flower from April to late autumn. Verbena ‘Sky Blue’ are well suited to baskets, containers or planting in the ground – they have excellent weather tolerance and mildew resistance. We also have stocks of Bacopa (known as Water Hyssop) in white, and for foliage we have Helichrysum,  and Plectranthus. The danger of a late frost is not quite over yet, so care should be taken with these plants – bring them in if a frost is forecast over the next few weeks. To follow later in May we also have Lobelia, Scaveola, Nemesia, Diascia, Begonia, Fuschia and Marguerite ‘Crazy Daisy’. We are also taking orders for hanging baskets – please ask us for prices....
Looking Good: Camassia leichtlinii

Looking Good: Camassia leichtlinii

This is the start of the 3-day Early May Bank Holiday weekend, so we’re going to have one Looking Good plant per day, as we’re open Sat-Mon. Today’s are proving to be very popular, so if you fancy them, you’d better hurry. Native to North America, this tall, spiky-petalled plant is a bulb which is sometimes known as great camas or squamash. It flowers during April-May on tall stems up to 120cm long, and puts out six or more star-shaped flowers. We have the blue version in flower now, and the Alba variety will be in flower within 5-10 days. They prefer moist soil and can tolerate some shade, and would make an excellent border plant or would look good planted into grassy meadows. Although we do not recommend it, camassia bulbs are...