Top 5 Plug Plants In UK
Growing you own plant has many advantage, to you get to save money on groceries. Your grocery bill will shrink as you begin to stock your pantry with fresh produce from your backyard. A packet of seeds can cost less than a dollar, and if you buy heirloom, non-hybrid species, you can save the seeds from the best producers, dry them, and use them next year. If you learn to dry, can, or otherwise preserve your summer or fall harvest, you’ll be able to feed yourself even when the growing season is over.
The food tastes better and you know it has not been sprayed with chemicals. You do not know how long the food has been stored for, this means that it might not taste as fresh as growing your own and being able to pick a fresh apple from your own tree. When you cook with store-bought vegetables you may find the flavour missing, by cooking your own vegetables this will allow for a better tasting experience.
Plug plants give great value for money and months of pleasure, plus they are quick and easy and is most successful way to start a garden, especially for beginners.
Plant bulbs in mid-October and the pretty congregations of sweetly-scented, pure white flowers (each with a contrasting yellow stamen) will pop up in time to help you celebrate Christmas, filling your home with their wonderful and unforgettable fragrance for weeks on end. Height 45cm. Bulb size 15cm+. Indoor variety.
Don’t forget that bulbs aren’t just for outdoors. This selection of varieties have been specially prepared to put on an outstanding show in your home. Simply plant them up in some of your favourite planters and in a matter of weeks, when they come into bud, be ready to move them into pride of place!
Tulips are a must for every spring garden, creating colourful displays in beds, borders, containers and rockeries. These classic beauties are, of course, the perfect companions to spring bedding plants and they make superb cut flowers too. They are the embodiment of a British spring garden, but did you know that they have their humble origins in the mountains of Kazakhstan? And did you know that in the early 17th century, when ‘tulip mania’ hit Holland, prices of the recently introduced bulbs soared, some single bulbs selling for more than 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsman! Today there are literally thousands of varieties available, in a stunning array of colours and forms.
Generally slightly smaller than Pansies, Viola plants produce an abundance of dainty flowers on neat compact growth for a more subtle display. As versatile as pansies, many violas often have a delightful sweet fragrance too.
A stalwart of winter bedding displays, Pansy plants are so versatile and will bloom for far longer than any other winter flowering bedding plant. From autumn through to spring, pansies provide a welcome splash of colour in beds, borders, containers, window boxes and hanging baskets! Available in many colours, including white, purple, blue, red, orange and yellow, grow winter-flowering pansies in a sunny or partially shaded position and dead-head regularly for continuous flowering.
Rose Plant – Twiggy’s Rose
Twiggy’s Rose is a magnificently bushy plant, full and generous in its style of growth. Flowering is in elegant clusters, beginning in early June and repeat-blooming; it will normally continue right up to the start of winter.
For over 130 years the Harkness nursery has been supplying roses to Britain’s gardeners. The mission of Harkness Roses is to raise new and improved roses, varieties with better reliability against disease, stronger perfume, a wider range of colours, and more blooms over a longer flowering period. Of these qualities, perhaps the most significant is ‘reliability’.