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Thompson & Morgan Lavender Duo Collection 10 x Jumbo Plugs

Add fragrance and beauty to your garden with this fabulous Thompson & Morgan Lavender Duo Collection! Comprising Lavender Hidcote and Lavender Grosso, these fragrant English Lavenders are highly attractive to bees, and excellent for cutting and drying. They are just perfect for fragrant patio containers or why not try growing lavender as a low hedge, or path edging, where the perfume can be appreciated as you brush past the aromatic evergreen foliage. Lavender cut flowers make wonderful scented posies and are also great to dry out for a bowl of home-made pot pourri. Ideal for coastal gardens, cut flower gardens, hedges, containers, scented gardens and wildlife gardens.

  • RHS Perfect for Pollinators

Type: Hardy Shrub
Flowering Period:Jun-Sep
Height:100cm
Spread: 100cm

Collection comprises:
Lavender Hidcote: neat, compact plants with attractive grey-green foliage and a superb fragrance. This outstanding lavender makes a delightful low hedge or fragrant edging to paths
Lavender Grosso: produces deep lavender flowers with a fantastic perfume which lasts well into autumn

Pot up plugs into 7cm pots and grow them on until large enough to plant outside in their final positions. Plant outside in a sunny site on free draining soil. Lavender particularly dislikes wet ground during winter months so incorporate plenty of coarse grit or sharp sand when planting on heavy clay soils. When growing lavender in patio containers, use a well drained soil based compost. Water well and position in full sun.

Water regularly throughout summer until lavender plants are fully established. Once established, they are reasonably drought tolerant. Immediately after flowering, prune English lavender back to within 2cm of the previous year's growth to maintain a compact, well shaped plant.

Quantity: 10 Jumbo Plugs (5 of each type)

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Bamboo Bee House

Help save our bees with this fabulous, natural Bamboo Bee House! Bees are gentle creatures that pollinate flowers and should be every gardener's friend. Now you can return the favour and encourage our little friends to your garden. It is a terrific environmentally home framed in wood with a metal roof that is perfect for bees and other garden insects and can be easily hung from a tree using the chain provided.

To attract bees, simply hang from a tree facing the morning sun. Some of the larger tubes are just the right size for masonry or leaf cutter bees. These bees do not swarm so there would only be a few of them using the box. The bees lay an egg in a tube, put balls of pollen with it and then stop up the end of the tube with leaves or mud and in the spring the young adult eats its way out and the cycle starts over.

Other insects such as ladybirds will also happily use the smaller tubes in this habitat. Ladybirds, in particular, provide a wonderful, natural garden pest removal service by helping to get rid of aphids and other unwanted bugs.

Dimensions: W12 x D15 x H21cm

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Chapelwood Rustic FSC Bee Box

This Chapelwood FSC Bee Box with a beautiful rustic finish has been specially designed to provide a safe habitat for bees. The tubes are just the right size for masonry or leaf cutter bees. These bees do not swarm so there would only be a few of them using the box. The bees lay an egg in a tube, put balls of pollen with it and then stop up the end of the tube with leaves or mud and in the spring the young adult eats its way out and the cycle starts over.

Do not be surprised if other garden insects use this box at the same time. Ladybirds in particular may happily use the bottom half of the box. They provide a wonderful, natural garden pest removal service by helping to get rid of aphids and other unwanted bugs.

  • Strong, durable construction
  • Key style hanging mechanism

    This bee box is made from FSC wood, so you are ensured it comes from well-managed forests, sustaining not only the environment but also its local population. It offers excellent insulation properties and naturally resists water damage, warping and rotting.

    Dimensions: 16 x 18 x 24cm high

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    Spring Bulbs - Monarda Mahogany 1 Root

    Gorgeous and unusual looking perennials, Monarda Mahogany produces bold, wine-red, shaggy domes of petals with curving, tubular flowers growing from the centre. It is a great choice for your outdoors, and especially if you want to create a cottage garden, as it has a really good flowering season and it spreads fairly quickly. With lance-shaped, aromatic, mid-green foliage, the erect stems bear the distinctive flower domes above maroon bracts and are loved by bees; hence, the well known name of Bee Balm.

    • Bee friendly

    Type: Hardy
    Flowering period: Jul-Aug
    Height: 80cm

    When all risk of frost has passed, plant Monarda in a sunny position, or semi-shade, in moist, well drained soil, adding compost to counter excessively heavy clay or sandy soils. Avoid dry soil or areas that tend to become waterlogged. Water regularly throughout summer until fully established.

    Deadhead faded flowers, remove old foliage and apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost around the crown of each plant in spring. Lift and divide clumps every 3 years in autumn to maintain vigorous, healthy growth.

    Quantity: 1 Root

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    Spring Bulbs - Pink Shades Collection 50 Bulbs

    Gorgeous extra value pink flowers from the Pink Shades Collection that features Gladioli Applause, Allium oreophilum, Habranthus robustus and Ixia Rose to add a lovely splash of colour to your outdoors. Great border or bedding plants, they are also ideal for containers and make a great cut flower arrangement.

    • Bee friendly

    Type: Hardy Perennial
    Flowering period: All summer long

    Collection comprises:
    Gladioli Applause: large, rosy pink blooms with tall upright spikes and green foliage
    Allium oreophilum: purple-red, star-shaped flowers arranged in domed umbels
    Habranthus robustus: open, funnel-shaped, pale pink flowers with narrow, linear, dark green leaves
    Ixia Rose: attractive pink flowers that range from pale rosy pink to medium shades of the same hue

    Plant from March onwards, 23-30cm apart in any well cultivated, garden soil with a good supply of organic material and in sunny sites away from strong winds. For early flowering, they may be started off in boxes in April; use a light soil mixed with compost. Keep slightly moist, cool and free from frost. When danger of frost has passed, plant out. If used as a cut flower, cut flowers only when completely developed.

    Quantity: 50 Bulbs

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    Thompson & Morgan Annual Pack 72 x Plug Plants

    This great bumper bargain Thompson & Morgan Annual Pack comprises 72 stunning and colourful plants! This great value pack everything you need to make your beds, borders and baskets look amazing this year! It is a fabulous variety of flowers that will fill your garden with colour that will last all summer long.

    Type: Half Hardy Annual
    Flowering period: Jun-Sep
    Height: up to 50cm

    Collection comprises:
    Antirrhinum Candy Canes Mixed: The first of a new generation of high quality, fragrant snapdragons, in a flamboyant contemporary colour range
    Dahlia Figaro Mixed: A classic mixture of dwarf bedding dahlias with dazzling double and semi-double blooms
    Lobelia Monsoon Midnight: Producing a cascade of sapphire flowers, ideal for hanging baskets and containers
    Marigold T&M's Choice Mixed: carnation-like flowers in a mixture of colours including reds, oranges, yellows and bicolour shades
    Mesembryanthemum Magic Carpet Mixed: Drought tolerant Livingstone Daisies that quickly knit together to form a rich carpet of colour
    Nicotiana Eau de Cologne Mixed: Uniform, mid-height plants with upward-facing, fragrant flowers, in a tapestry of glowing colours
    Begonia semperflorens Lotto Mixed: An exceptionally large flowered variety compared to normal Begonia semperflorens cultivars. Excellent for bedding
    Gazania T&M's Choice Mixed: Wide daisy-like blooms sport a contrasting stripe on every petal for a really cheerful display
    Geranium T&M's Choice Mixed: Compact, uniform plants produce a mass of colour in bright colourful shades
    Petunia T&M's Choice Mixed: A blend of over 20 types of petunia flowers which are always dazzling, come rain or shine
    Salpiglossis sinuata Royale Mixed F1 Hybrid: Stunning velvety trumpet flowers on upright, bushy plants
    Dianthus barbatus Sweet: Sweet Williams are a cottage garden favourite for their fabulous scent and abundant flowers

    Pot up annual plants and grow them on in bright, frost-free conditions. When all risk of frost has passed, gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days before transplanting into their final containers, beds and borders. Plant annuals in well drained soil in full sun.

    Quantity: 72 Plug Plants (6 of each type)

    BUY NOW: £19.98
     

    Mini Meadow Wild Flower Seed - 3m²

    Mini Meadow Wild Flower Seed with rootgrow™ and soil conditioner is the ideal way to achieve the perfect habitat for pollinating insects. Now you can have your very own Mini Meadow which will attract and support a wide range of vital insect wildlife. The flower seeds contained in mini meadow are all listed by the RHS as perfect for pollinators. This easy sow pack is great for new gardeners as well as experienced ones as it requires very little aftercare. It can also be used as a valuable tool to teach children the importance of bio-diversity in gardening.

  • Bee and butterfly friendly

    Seeds included: Yarrow, Corn Cockle, Cornflower, Common Knapweed, Foxglove, Viper's Bugloss, Lady's Bedstraw, Corn Marigold, Oxeye Daisy, Field Forget-me-not, Common Poppy, Selfheal, Meadow Buttercup, Red Campion White Campion, Salad Burnet, Great Mullein.

    Coverage: 3m²

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    Bee Friendly Wasp Trap

    Bees are gentle creatures that pollinate flowers and should be every gardener’s friend. This traditional blown glass trap kills wasps without harming our bumbling pals. Just fill with beer - or any sugary drink - and hang. Bees are unable to fly directly upwards and so won’t get trapped.15cm dia. x 20cm
    ORDER TODAY TO SAVE 35% OFF RRP £9.20
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    Spring Bulbs - Eucomis Bicolour 2 Bulbs

    Featuring spikes of white flowers with purple edges, Eucomis Bicolour looks almost as good in seed as it does in full flower and it makes a great 3 month focal point in your garden. Also known as the Pineapple Lily, it is an exotic looking flower with its blooms being crowned by a tuft of leaves, rather reminiscent of a pineapple. A spectacular addition to any garden that looks great in containers on your patio or in your conservatory, it is also easy to grow. Better still, plant under summer bedding for a really stunning effect.

    • RHS Award of Garden Merit
    • Bee friendly

    Type: Perennial
    Flowering period: Jul-Sep
    Height: 50cm

    Cover the base of the planting hole with a few handfuls of grit until the hole is around 15cm deep. Then plant the bulb directly on the grit before backfilling with a mixture of soil and composted bark and a sprinkling of general-purpose organic food.

    Quantity: 2 Bulbs

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    Spring Bulbs - Tequila Sunrise Collection 10 Bulbs

    A vivid splash of orange to brighten up your outdoors, this Tequlia Sunrise Collection comprises Begonia Aztec Gold, Lily Ladylike and Crocosmia Emily Mackenzie. Fabulous pot, basket and container plants, they also make a great cut flower arrangements.

    • Bee friendly

    Type: Hardy Perennial
    Flowering period: All summer long

    Collection comprises:
    Begonia Aztec Gold: attractive hanging yellow and orange flowers
    Lily Ladylike: large, upward-facing, pink flowers with wide, yellow-orange throats
    Crocosmia Emily Mackenzie: beautiful flowers in a burnt orange colour with contrasting mahogany eyes

    Plant from March onwards, 23-30cm apart in any well cultivated, garden soil with a good supply of organic material and in sunny sites away from strong winds. For early flowering, they may be started off in boxes in April; use a light soil mixed with compost. Keep slightly moist, cool and free from frost. When danger of frost has passed, plant out. If used as a cut flower, cut flowers only when completely developed.

    Quantity: Mixed pack of 10 bulbs

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    Ceramic Bumble Bee Nester

    Help declining bee populations with this Ceramic Bumble Bee Nester, which also handily offers a nest site to small birds. Every spring, nest boxes put up for small birds are regularly used by nesting bumble bees and so this nester has been specially designed to cater for both birds and bees.

    The ceramic dome provides an attractive and functioning nester which can either be installed for birds and bees on a tree, side of a building or similar, with the bracket provided, or can be installed at ground level for pollinating bumble bees.

    Manufactured from high-fired and glazed clay, making it naturally frost and weather resistant, it features an arched entrance as well the raised plug in the central part of the base in order to keep the interior floor perfectly dry. It is beautiful in appearance and would make an ideal gift for any gardener or wildlife lover.

    As a bee nester, it can be used from February onwards and is best located low to the ground in a sheltered position in dappled sunlight, such as under a hedgerow or adjacent to a wall line. The bees may start using it straightaway or they may lay down their scent on the bedding this year and start using it next year. It is important not to clean out the nester during the first year to ensure that the bees scent is not lost.

    Dimensions:
    W19.5 x D18 x H19.5cm
    Weight: 1.97kg

    BUY NOW: £33.99
     

    FSC Butterfly and Bee Nectar Feeding Station

    The Butterfly and Bee Nectar Feeding Station is made from FSC timber and helps to attract and feed butterflies - it can also help early pollinating bees survive. The sheltered sponge feeder can be charged with a sugar/water solution, or alternatively, food or attractant to encourage butterflies and help their survival rates. The sponge can be easily removed for cleaning. It is best to position this near scented or attractive plants in a sheltered position, on a wall, fence or post and preferably so it catches the morning sun.
    120 x 85 x 190cm high.
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    FSC Insect Conservation Study Centre

    This Insect Conservation Study Centre features 5 different study chambers and is wonderful garden feature as well as a fantastic resource for your garden. Brilliant for schools too! It is designed to combine interactivity, education and conservation, and features a range of habitats for interest throughout the year.

    Includes:
    Chamber 1: Solar Insect Attic
    This chamber features a solar light and illuminated chamber with an access door at the back to introduce lighting and twigs as moth or butterfly attractants. The solar light has an attracting effect and allows nocturnal study of insects and moths. In the simplest form, it can act as a garden light.
    Chamber 2: Over Wintering Chamber
    This is the traditional multi-insect over wintering area, which will provide insulated nooks and crannies for a wide range of insects.
    Chamber 3: Big Bug
    This area has a giant magnifying glass concealed in the front door to form the ‘big bug’ area. Insects can be temporarily housed here or, with the ports open, incoming insects can be studied. At the back, there are ‘creepy crawly’ tubes where insects can be seen through the magnifying glass viewer.
    Chamber 4: The Lacewing Chamber
    This chamber is pre-filled with natural straw and provides the ideal over wintering space for Lacewing. Alternatively, this section can be filled with bark if it is required as an over wintering area for ladybirds.
    Chamber 5: Interactive Solitary Bee Chamber
    This features removable trays for the study of developing Solitary Bees – these Bees are non-aggressive and do not swarm, so they are safe for children and pets to be around. From early Autumn, the bolt at the base can be loosened to release the trays where it is possible to observe the development of bee eggs and larvae cells.

    The Study Centre should be sited in a warm, sheltered position, such as a post, tree, or wall, ideally to catch the morning sun, and about 1 – 2.5m high.

    Maintenance should be minimal, the solar light battery (AA rechargeable) will need to be replaced annually and as the study centre is made from naturally durable FSC timber, no weather protection is needed. However, if over time you wish to preserve the natural colour, you can coat the exterior with a water-based stain or varnish.

    Dimensions: W30 x D20 x H80cm

    BUY NOW: £124.99
     

    Spring Bulbs - Bees & Butterflies Collection 35 Bulbs

    Add a fantastic, multi-coloured display to your garden with this Bees & Butterflies Collection that comprises Liatris spicata, Gladiolus Guernsey Glory, Anemone Sylphide and Dahlia Happy Butterfly. Stunning border or bedding plants, they are also ideal for containers and make a great cut flower arrangement.

    • Bee and butterfly friendly

    Type: Hardy Perennial
    Flowering period: All summer long

    Collection comprises:
    Liatris spicata: a gorgeous purple coloured plant that brings a pleasant charm to any outdoor area
    Gladiolus Guernsey Glory: beautiful orchid-like flowers in a striking combination of peach with deep carmine markings
    Anemone Sylphide: showy single petaled, soft violet-rose flowers with blooms of bright blues, reds, violets and white
    Dahlia Happy Butterfly: fabulous yellow blooms with red blushes

    Plant from March onwards, 23-30cm apart in any well cultivated, garden soil with a good supply of organic material and in sunny sites away from strong winds. For early flowering, they may be started off in boxes in April; use a light soil mixed with compost. Keep slightly moist, cool and free from frost. When danger of frost has passed, plant out. If used as a cut flower, cut flowers only when completely developed.

    Quantity: Mixed pack of 35 Bulbs

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    Spring Bulbs - Hosta Fortunei Patriot 1 Root

    A splendid choice when creating cottage gardens, Hosta Fortunei Patriot with its lavender funnel flowers well above unique foliage will be a focal point no matter where you place it. The leaves are slightly curved and heart-shaped with irregular, heavy sharp white margins contrasting wonderfully with the forest green interior.

    Low growing, this Plantain Lily maintains a bold look all summer long and is perfect for borders, wildlife gardens, woodland areas or simply planting for ground cover purposes. Very useful shade-loving plants, they can thrive in moist, damp, dark borders, or difficult, dry shady borders. Plants are quick-growing, clump-forming and the bold leaves are colourful, robust and weatherproof.

    • RHS Award of Garden Merit
    • Bee friendly

    Type: Hardy
    Flowering period: Jul-Aug
    Height: 60cm

    Plant Hosta in sun or dappled shade, on rich, moist, well-drained soil. Plants can grow well in a sunny border, but will need to be kept reliably moist. Water regularly throughout summer until fully established. In autumn, remove old foliage and apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the plant. Lift and divide plants every 3 years in autumn to maintain vigorous, healthy growth.

    Quantity: 1 Root

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    Spring Bulbs - Pina Colada Collection 12 Bulbs

    Brighten up your garden with gorgeous yellow shades from the Pina Colada Collection which comprises Dahlia Lolo Love, Ixia Gold and Begonia Feathered Sun. Fabulous pot and container plants, they also make a great cut flower arrangements.

    Type: Hardy Perennial
    Flowering period: All summer long

    Collection comprises:
    Dahlia Lolo Love: fabulous lemon yellow flowers with fine red edges above dark foliage
    Ixia Gold: striking gold star shaped flowers in groups on thin flower stalks
    Begonia Feathered Sun: exotic yellow flowers with ruffled orange edges

    Plant from March onwards, 23-30cm apart in any well cultivated, garden soil with a good supply of organic material and in sunny sites away from strong winds. For early flowering, they may be started off in boxes in April; use a light soil mixed with compost. Keep slightly moist, cool and free from frost. When danger of frost has passed, plant out. If used as a cut flower, cut flowers only when completely developed.

    Quantity: Mixed pack of 12 bulbs

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    Spring Bulbs - Sangria Collection 5 Bulbs

    An exciting cocktail of colour for your garden, the Sangria Collection comprises Dahlia Mary Evelyn, Oxalis triangularis and Cosmos astrosanguineus. Fabulous pot and container plants, they also make a great cut flower arrangements.

    • Bee friendly

    Type: Hardy Perennial
    Flowering period: All summer long

    Collection comprises:
    Dahlia Mary Evelyn: stunning claret flowers with very pale pink inner petals
    Oxalis triangularis: pretty pale pink flowers are borne in clusters above reddish-purple leaves
    Cosmos astrosanguineus: attractive burgundy plant with a sweet smelling chocolate aroma - more commonly known as the chocolate plant

    Plant from March onwards, 23-30cm apart in any well cultivated, garden soil with a good supply of organic material and in sunny sites away from strong winds. For early flowering, they may be started off in boxes in April; use a light soil mixed with compost. Keep slightly moist, cool and free from frost. When danger of frost has passed, plant out. If used as a cut flower, cut flowers only when completely developed.

    Quantity: Mixed pack of 5 bulbs

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    Spring Bulbs - Strawberry Daiquiri Collection 8 Bulbs

    Pretty pinks for your outdoors, the Strawberry Daiquiri Collection comprises Dahlia Pretty Woman, Begonia Blushing Star and Habranthus robusta. Fabulous pot and container plants, they also make a great cut flower arrangements.

    • Bee friendly

    Type: Hardy Perennial
    Flowering period: All summer long

    Collection comprises:
    Dahlia Pretty Woman: lavender-pink blooms are offset wonderfully against dark foliage
    Begonia Blushing Star: soft pink, fully-petalled flowers above lustrous green foliage.
    Habranthus robusta: attractive pale pink blooms that resemble resemble small amaryllis flowers

    Plant from March onwards, 23-30cm apart in any well cultivated, garden soil with a good supply of organic material and in sunny sites away from strong winds. For early flowering, they may be started off in boxes in April; use a light soil mixed with compost. Keep slightly moist, cool and free from frost. When danger of frost has passed, plant out. If used as a cut flower, cut flowers only when completely developed.

    Quantity: Mixed pack of 8 bulbs

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    Thompson & Morgan 3 Types Lavender Collection


    Add fragrance and beauty to your garden with this fabulous Thompson & Morgan Lavender Collection! Comprising Lavender Hidcote, Lavender Munstead and Lavender Ellagance Sky, these fragrant English Lavenders are highly attractive to bees, and excellent for cutting and drying. They are just perfect for fragrant patio containers or why not try growing lavender as a low hedge, or path edging, where the perfume can be appreciated as you brush past the aromatic evergreen foliage.


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    Thompson & Morgan Courgette Defender 5 Jumbo Plugs

    Producing an early crop of firm, remarkably heavy, solid mid-green courgettes with yields that are almost twice that of some other varieties, Thompson & Morgan Courgette Defender has an open habit which lets you see and pick the crop easily. A heavy cropper with good disease resistance, this is a reliable variety that will produce courgettes all summer long. Courgettes are an easy crop to grow; so it is great to get the children involved - they get fascinated with their flowers and excited by the crop's rapid growth.

    • RHS Award of Garden Merit
    • RHS Perfect for Pollinators

    Plant Type: Half-hardy Annual
    Harvest Period: Jun- Sep
    Height: 45cm
    Spread: 90cm

    Please note: Delivery is subject to plant size, and adverse growing conditions during production may delay despatch schedules.

    T&M's easy starter plants are delivered ready for planting at the correct time so that you can enjoy bigger, earlier and tastier vegetables. Gradually acclimatise courgette plants to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days prior to planting outdoors. Grow courgettes in moist, rich fertile, well drained soil in a sheltered position in full sun. Prepare the soil in early spring by adding plenty of well rotted farmyard manure to the soil to improve its structure and fertility. Space courgettes at a distance of 90cm apart, and water thoroughly after planting. Cover with a protective netting or fleece to prevent attack from birds and insects. When growing courgettes, a thick mulch of organic matter spread around the plants will help to conserve moisture at the roots.

    Water courgettes regularly - do not allow the soil to dry out as this will impair their development. Hoe between plants regularly to prevent weeds from establishing. Courgettes appreciate an application of a high potash fertiliser every two weeks during the growing season. Hand pollinating courgettes is not usually required when they are grown outdoors. However, for indoor cultivation the female flowers can be fertilised by pressing a male flower against them. Begin harvesting courgettes from midsummer onwards when they are 10cm long. Regular harvesting will encourage more courgettes to be produced.

    Quantity: 5 Jumbo Plug Plants

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