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New Fuchsias for 2016!

We have several Fuchsias that are new to Babyplants for Spring 2016. Jack Shahan is a trailing fuchsia with pink sepals and a pink single corolla. Jack Shahan has been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award...

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10 Brand New Varieties for 2016!

We are pleased to announce that we have 10 brand new varieties for 2016! Bacopa Double Lavender has lovely pale purple double flowers on a backdrop of green foliage. Bacopa spreads as well as trails, giving you full hanging...

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Non-flowering plug plants

When planning your summer planting, it is often easy to overlook non-flowering plug plants in favour of more colourful blooms.  But in many ways non-flowering plants are essential to mixed tubs and baskets.  We have a...

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Geranium Upright Blanca Plug Plant

Geranium Upright Blanca Plug Plant

Price: £0.99
COLOUR: White double flowers
 
HEIGHT/ SPREAD: Can grow up to 50cm
 
IDEAL FOR: Patio containers/ Garden beds and borders
 
FLOWERING PERIOD: June - October
 
PLANTING POSITION: Full sun
 
HARDINESS: Half-hardy Perennial
 
SUPPLIED AS: Jumbo plugs with a 3.5cm rootball
 
​DISPATCH: March - May

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Blanca  is a Zonal Geranium plant producing white double flowers. The leaves are green with a darker ‘ring or zone’ on them (the darker the flower colour, the darker the zone). It is a strong grower and will produce a bushy upright plant up to 50cm high, and will look good in patio tubs or the garden.  In tubs it can either be mixed with other plants or 3 plants could be planted together in a 30cm tub to give the appearance of one large plant.

These Pelargonium plugs will need potting on into a 9 or 10cm pot and growing on in a greenhouse or on a sunny windowsill.  They need to be kept at a minimum of 7 degrees celsius.  Be careful not to overwater your Geranium plug plants.  Keeping your plugs quite dry in the early stages of growing can help to encourage root growth.  This is particularly important with Geranium plugs as Geraniums can tolerate dry conditions and do not like to be overwatered!  However it is very important not to let them dry out completely!  The compost should be kept moist, not waterlogged, but also not dry and dusty. 

Once the risk of frost has passed your Geraniums can be planted in the garden.  Geraniums prefer a position in full sun.  Feed them weekly when they are in flower with a good quality multipurpose feed.  Water regularly to prevent them from drying out.  Watering is best done in the morning or evening instead of when the sun is at its strongest, to prevent the leaves from being scorched.  Remove faded flowers to keep your displays looking at their best.