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Bellis Bedding Plants - Mixed Colours - 24 Pack ONLY £0.10P @HOMEBASE order online for free collection

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Found 2nd Jun 2011
These Bellis (Double Daisy) Bedding Plants are bred specifically to produce large, fully double pom pom flowers and great garden performance.
Usually available in store: March to mid March.
Type of plant: Bedding plant.
Colour of blooms: White, pinks and red. Colour and type of foliage: Soft green, rounded leaves.
Flowering period: April - July (when planted in spring).
Habit: Bushy. Eventual height and spread: 15cm (height) and 15cm (spread).
Perennial: Yes - this plant grows and flowers year after year but performs best if kept for no more than two years in the garden.
Usage: Great for borders, containers, hanging baskets and window boxes.
Soil type: Prefers well drained soil. Aspect: Full sun or partial shade.
Planting instructions: Plant in groups for maximum impact. Space plants 15cm apart.
Watering instructions: After planting, water in well. Do not allow plants to dry out.
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Only place in Essex with stock is ROMFORD but cannot reserve plus only 8 left
none in East Kent
also noticed, lol
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None in the nearest 5 stores to Gravesend
none at
Bury St. Edmunds
Sudbury 13.54 miles | info
Newmarket 29.46 miles | info
Ipswich 31.31 miles | info
Colchester Stanway 31.33 miles | info
Colchester St. Andrews Avenue 31.43 miles | info
Saffron Walden 40.2 miles | info
Felixstowe 43.85 miles | info
Cambridge 44.75 miles | info
Clacton on Sea
None in the east midlands
this may help,between 03/06-05/06 there is 20% off packs of bedding plants at Homebase,have just received the e-mail!
this may help someone.This is instore only!
Edited by: "tazzyboy" 2nd Jun 2011
Bellis perennis is best planted for spring flowering: I've been selling/growing this for over 30 years, and I'd encourage everyone to either buy some seeds, to flower next year, or buy some cheaper summer flowering annuals for this year.

With many annuals being really easy from seed, and needing little care, you can grow dozens of plants and have a garden full of amazing colours and scents for next to nothing.

The easiest summer flowering plants:
Nasturtium - these come in climbing and dwarf bush varieities and want poor soil to flower/look their best.
Californian Poppies - Eschscholzia: will flower most of the summer - mine are in flower now, and will flower till early winter. Again, perfect for very poor soil. These grow 18''-2ft, mixed bright colours.
Calendulas: an easy plant to grow, flowering all summer, in yellows and oranges, mainly.

Those are my tips for easy plants, and some colour this year, with little effort required.

If you want some colour this time next year, Foxgloves, that come in mixed colours, are incredibly easy, you'll get hundreds of seeds in a packet, and like the Californian Poppies will re-seed themselves for years and years.

You can get seeds from about 40p a pack, and all of these can be sown into the ground. The poppies will not want to be moved, just sown where they will flower. Most of these don't want tons of water, nor much, if any feeding: as said, Nasturtiums and Californian Poppies prefer poor soils and not being fed at all. I can't post links to photos, so google the names, if this interests you.

Realise this isn't giving you a 10p deal, but for £1 or so you could have tons of plants from these different species.
Edited by: "equalityforall" 2nd Jun 2011
Thanks for some great advice equityforall.

Where do you recommend getting the seeds from?
vik1

Thanks for some great advice equityforall. Where do you recommend getting … Thanks for some great advice equityforall. Where do you recommend getting the seeds from?




I'll step in here and say......... From neighbours and friends plants....... every time:)
Hi vik1 - apologies for not getting back sooner. The cheaper seeds tend to be from Wilkinsons and Morrisons, in my experience, especially when they're running an offer. I think Aldi, or possibly Lidl, also do really good value seeds, though haven't viewed their range, nor their prices: but have been told how cheap they are.

As rizla01 says, if you can get them from people you know, even better, as you'll get some fresh seeds, and some details of their history, how/where they've grown well etc.

I've been particularly impressed with Eschscholzia californica, which I planted on the edge of my drive about 12 years ago, and it's reseeded each year since, and now mostly grows in the tarmac, with a little bit of soil that's blown onto it, over the years. This one plant has demonstrated how magnificently some plants can perform in soils where there's limited nutrients powering growth. There's a photo here of how they can look: gardenpharmacy.us/wp-…jpg This plant usually is sold as mixed colours, sometimes mixed pastels.

As I said, Nasturtiums are similar, in that they need poor soil: so any old rubbishy area is ideal. If they get fed, they'll produce tons of leaves and minimal flowers. These can be seed mixes that are climbers, where they can either grow and scramble over other plants/dead stuff etc, or small bush plant mixes. Generally they're mixed colour ranges too. sunriseseeds.com/ima…jpg or a single colour version, such as this: sunriseseeds.com/ima…jpg These will flower all summer long. Again, Nasturtiums will re-seed themselves for years to come. Let me know if you'd like any further tips/help. Good luck!!

The links to photos are for that reason only, and not encouragement / endorsement of the sites.
Edited by: "equalityforall" 3rd Jun 2011
Thanks equalityforall. Useful post. I buy my seeds from Wilkinson at the end of the season, as they drop to about 10p, also buy from fleabay. Haven't had luck with Lidl seeds and the californica never grows for me, I still have some seeds but can't be asked to sow, so bad is my success rate

Thanks for this - appreciate the help!

equalityforall

Hi vik1 - apologies for not getting back sooner. The cheaper seeds tend … Hi vik1 - apologies for not getting back sooner. The cheaper seeds tend to be from Wilkinsons and Morrisons, in my experience, especially when they're running an offer. I think Aldi, or possibly Lidl, also do really good value seeds, though haven't viewed their range, nor their prices: but have been told how cheap they are. As rizla01 says, if you can get them from people you know, even better, as you'll get some fresh seeds, and some details of their history, how/where they've grown well etc. I've been particularly impressed with Eschscholzia californica, which I planted on the edge of my drive about 12 years ago, and it's reseeded each year since, and now mostly grows in the tarmac, with a little bit of soil that's blown onto it, over the years. This one plant has demonstrated how magnificently some plants can perform in soils where there's limited nutrients powering growth. There's a photo here of how they can look: http://www.gardenpharmacy.us/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Eschscholzia-californica.jpg This plant usually is sold as mixed colours, sometimes mixed pastels. As I said, Nasturtiums are similar, in that they need poor soil: so any old rubbishy area is ideal. If they get fed, they'll produce tons of leaves and minimal flowers. These can be seed mixes that are climbers, where they can either grow and scramble over other plants/dead stuff etc, or small bush plant mixes. Generally they're mixed colour ranges too. http://www.sunriseseeds.com/images/nasturtiumvariety.jpg or a single colour version, such as this: http://www.sunriseseeds.com/images/nasturtiumpeachmelba.jpg These will flower all summer long. Again, Nasturtiums will re-seed themselves for years to come. Let me know if you'd like any further tips/help. Good luck!!The links to photos are for that reason only, and not encouragement / endorsement of the sites.


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