72 Perennials Collection with code TNE387Z Was 76.83 now £14.94 @ Thompson & Morgan
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72 Perennials Collection with code TNE387Z Was 76.83 now £14.94 @ Thompson & Morgan

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Found 11th Jul 2014
Just had an email through.

I bought this a couple of years ago and it's a good way of filling your garden with colour. Some don't grow big in the first year as they're putting energy into getting their roots down. But this year I've had E.g. Delphiniums as tall as me, packed with flowers and the bees love them.

These individual plants would cost about £3-6 each in a Garden centre, and growing by seed is very hit and miss (I've tried) so this is a good compromise.

Cut n paste follows:

Fill your beds and borders with this bargain collection of herbaceous perennials. Perennial plants bloom year after year, and many can also be cut and brought into the house for beautiful flower arrangements. Height: Up to 1m (39"). Spread: 45cm (18").
Collection includes;

Poppy 'Pizzicato' Mixed - A neat semi dwarfing variety, producing up to 20 large flowers per plant! Height: 50cm (19"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Digitalis 'Dalmation Mixed' - Well branched, compact, dwarf plants. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 40cm (16").

Echinacea 'Primadonna' - Beautiful pink daisy flowers with petals that radiate outwards instead of downwards. Height: 85cm (33"). Spread: 45cm (18").

Coreopsis 'Presto' - Neat, compact plants are smothered in golden-yellow, semi-double flowers all summer long. Height and spread: 45cm (18").

Verbena Bonariensis- Tightly clustered florets form glowing lavender flower heads that float atop stiffly upright, branching stems. Height: 200cm (78"). Spread: 45cm (18").

Scabiosa 'Blue Jeans' - Blue pincushion flowers attract bees and butterflies throughout summer. Height and spread: 45cm (18").

Aquilegia 'Swan' Mixed - An abundance of large flowers on upright, multi-branched stems Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 25cm (10").

Geum 'Blazing Sunset' - Fully double, large scarlet blooms are borne over a long period in summer. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

Carnation 'Ever-blooming Mixed' (Hardy) - Richly fragrant blooms that are ideal for cutting. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun' - A constant display of large flower heads in fiery shades of orange, yellow and red. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").

Delphinium 'Pacific Giants' - Excellent for adding structure and presence to the back of borders. Height: 150cm (60"). Spread: 75cm (30").

Leucanthemum x superbum 'White Knight' - Pure white single flowers are produced in constant supply throughout summer.

Ideal For:patio, cottage gardens, wildlife gardens, cut flower gardenFlowering Period:May, June, July, August, SeptemberPosition:full sun, sun or semi shade

Pot up plants and grow them on in frost free conditions until all risk of frost has passed. When plants are well grown, gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days before transplanting into borders and containers. The herbaceous perennials in this collection can be grown in any moist, fertile soil, in sun or semi shade. Work some compost or general fertiliser into the top 20cm of the soil prior to planting.

In autumn, cut back the old foliage to ground level and apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the plants. Lift and divide overcrowded clumps of perennials in autumn to maintain their vigour. Caution: Contact with Foxgloves may irritate the skin and eyes, and are toxic if eaten.

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These do arrive quite small and need somewhere to pot them up and grow them on. I bought this collection in the spring and some arrived in poor condition. To be fair to T&M they did replace the dead plants, although they were slow to send them out. They have grown on nicely.

Do you send flowers to dead flowers?

Ordered more plants to kill! Not known for my green fingers!
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