Annual Plug plants are an excellent way to fill your garden with colour. They are a fantastic way to buy annuals, or bedding plants, plants that typically just last for one season before dying-off and needing replacing. Value for money when buying bedding plants is therefore really important.
Some bedding plants, such as Busy Lizzies (Impatiens), Begonias and Petunias in the Spring and Pansies, Wallflowers and Sweet Williams in the Autumn are also difficult to raise from seed.
Buying them as annual plug plants ensures that you will receive all the plants that you require, and you don't risk the disappointment of failed germination.
Annual Plug plants measure approximately 4-6cm in height from the root of the plant to the top of the stem.
Plug plants are small plants that require a little bit of care before you plant them in the garden. Annual plant plugs need to be grown on in a greenhouse for a couple of months until they have reached a good size and for spring bedding plants, until the risk of frost has passed. When they are ready, they should be hardened off gradually before introducing them to outdoor conditions.
If you haven't got a greenhouse, don't worry because you can still enjoy growing annual plant plugs - buy an inexpensive garden frame so you can pop your plugs in there until they are ready to harden off, or even a warm windowsill will work.
We sell a full range of summer and winter flowering plugs. Summer flowering plugs are sold in the spring, despatched at the end of February to the end of April. Varieties include Busy Lizzies (Impatiens), Petunia, Begonia, Antirrhinum, Pansy and Lobelia. Most varieties will flower from May through to the first frost.
Winter flowering plugs, sold in the autumn, despatched mid-July to end of August - varieties include Wallflower, Primrose, Pansy, Viola, Sweet William, and Polyanthus. Most varieties will flower from the autumn through to the spring and will bring much-needed colour to your winter garden.