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New Fuchsias for 2016!

We have several Fuchsias that are new to Babyplants for Spring 2016.

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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 of Garden Merit.

 

 

fuchsia-red-sunriseRed Sunrise is a trailing fuchsia with red sepals and a purple single corolla on a backdrop of yellow/green leaves with red veins. Great for adding interest to mixed hanging baskets or containers.

 

 

fuchsia-alwinAlwin is a trailing fuchsia with stunning pink sepals and a double corolla which is white with pink veins. Great for planting in mixed baskets or plant 5 in a 12”/30cm hanging basket to create an amazing display.

 

 

fuchsia-dark-eyesDark Eyes is a trailing fuchsia with pink sepals and a purple double corolla. Dark Eyes has been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.

 

 

fuchsia-maximaMaxima is a trailing fuchsia with red sepals and a deep purple double corolla. Plant 5 in a 12”/30cm hanging basket for a stunning display.

 

 

 

fuchsia-ringwood-marketRingwood Market is a trailing fuchsia with cerise sepals and a lilac double corolla. Great in mixed hanging baskets.

 

 

 

fuchsia-moody-bluesMoody Blues is an upright fuchsia with white sepals and a blue/lilac corolla. Perfect as a centrepiece for mixed hanging baskets.

 

 

 

Browse the full range of Fuchsias here. Available to pre order now for Spring delivery.

10 Brand New Varieties for 2016!

We are pleased to announce that we have 10 brand new varieties for 2016!

bacopa-double-lavenderBacopa Double Lavender has lovely pale purple double flowers on a backdrop of green foliage. Bacopa spreads as well as trails, giving you full hanging baskets and containers from just 5 plug plants.

 

 

 

fuchsia-pink-fizz1Fuchsia Climbing Pink Fizz can reach a height of 5-6 feet and makes a stunning display of flowers with red sepals and cerise corolla.

 

 

 

Amy is a new variety of trailing double geranium with gorgeous cerise double flowers. Geranium Double Trailing Polly is another new variety with lovely red double flowers.

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We have three new varieties of Upright Geranium – Appleblossom, Chocolate Rose and Chocolate Salmon. This stunning new range has large double flowers. These would make a great centrepiece to pots and containers or plant 3 plugs together to give the appearance of one large plant.

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petunia-giant-dijonPetunia Trailing Giant Dijon has large mustard yellow flowers. For stunning results plant with Petunia Trailing Back to Black.

 

 

 

petunia-damson-ripplePetunia Double Tumbelina® Damson Ripple has beautiful purple and white rippled double flowers. The Tumbelina® range looks great when planted in baskets of single flowers. Create lovely full hanging baskets with just 3 plug plants.

 

 

bidens-taka-tukaBidens Taka Tuka has gorgeous lemon yellow flowers on a backdrop of soft, green foliage. Bidens can be a very vigorous grower so is best planted with other vigorous growers such as Surfinias®, trailing Geraniums or giant Fuchsias to prevent it from dominating a basket or container.

 

Browse the full range here. Available to pre order now for Spring delivery.

Mini Famous® Double Dark Red – New for 2014!

MF-DD-Red-ThumbnailMini Famous® is a range of Calibrachoa plants with double flowers.  Calibrachoas are trailing plants with mini petunia flowers.

The Mini Famous® range produces masses of fully double flowers that are about the size of a ten pence piece.  They look amazing in hanging baskets are they produce a neat ball of colour.  The picture below shows a hanging basket which we planted with Mini Famous® Double Amethyst plug plants last year.  We think you’ll agree it looks lovely!  We would recommend planting 5 Mini Famous® plug plants to fill a 12″ or 30cm hanging basket.  You can read our step by step guide to planting a hanging basket here.

Mini Famous® Double Amethyst

Mini Famous® Double Amethyst

This year Double Dark Red has been added to the Mini Famous® range.  For more information on growing Mini Famous® plug plants, have a read of our guide.

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What do you think?  Leave your comments below!

 

Verbena Lanai™ Blue Twister – New for 2014!

Blue-Twister-ThumbnailTrailing Verbena is a fantastic basket plant with vibrant coloured flowers and a good trailing habit.  The Lanai™ range is particularly good as it has strong resistance to downy mildwew.  Blue Twister is a new addition to the range for 2014!

 

Blue Twister has white flowers with a ring of blue/purple colour around the centre of the flower.  Blue Twister’s unique flowers  will look amazing in hanging baskets!  We would recommend planting 4 or 5 plugs in a 12″ or 30cm hanging basket for a wonderful display.  You can read our step by step guide to planting a hanging basket here.

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To learn more about growing Verbena from plug plants have a read of our guide.  In the garden trailing Verbena plants prefer a position in full sun or partial shade. They need feeding weekly whilst flowering, and must not be allowed to dry out. It is best to water in the mornings or evenings instead of when the sun is at its strongest, to avoid scorching the leaves.

You can find all of our plugs online here.

What do you think of Blue Twister? Leave your comments below!

Geraniums – New for 2014!

new-geranium-thumbnailWe have 4 exciting new additions to our Geranium range for 2014!

Global Merlot is a trailing Geranium with double flowers, in a beautiful deep colour.  Gerainbow™ Magenta is a new addition to the popular Gerainbow™ range of trailing Geraniums with single flowers.  These trailing Geraniums will be ideal in hanging baskets or window boxes, where they will provide cascades of colour.

From left to right: Global Merlot, Gerainbow™ Magenta

From left to right: Global Merlot, Gerainbow™ Magenta

Rosita is a new upright Geranium with lovely pink flowers.  Maestro™ Cherry is a new addition to the Maestro™ range of upright Geraniums.  It has vivid deep pink/red flowers.  These upright Geraniums will be perfect in patio containers or garden borders.

From left to right: Rosita, Maestro™ Cherry

From left to right: Rosita, Maestro™ Cherry

For more information on growing Geraniums, have a read our our guide.

What do you think of our new Geraniums?  Leave your comments below!

Fuchias – New for 2014!

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We have a large range of Fuchsia plug plants, with 2 beautiful new varieties for 2014!

Twist and Shout is a trailing Fuchsia with single flowers.  It has a lilac corolla with pale pink backwards curling sepals.  These unique flowers will add interest to any garden!  

Julie Horton is a trailing Fuchsia with stunning double flowers.  It has long buds with rose-like pale pink flowers.  Both of these Fuchsias are ideal for hanging baskets and will make make a fantastic display!

From left to right: Twist and Shout, Julie Horton

From left to right: Twist and Shout, Julie Horton

For more information on growing Fuchsias, have a read of our guide.

What do you think of our new additions?  We would love to hear your comments!