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New Guniea Impatien Harmony® Radiance Pink – New for 2014!


New Guniea Impatiens are upright summer bedding plants.  They are compact plants with masses of large bright flowers.  The Harmony® range flowers early in the season and has resistance to Downy Mildew.


Radiance Pink is a beautiful new colour for 2014!


New Guniea Impatien Harmony® Radiance Pink

New Guniea Impatiens are ideal in garden beds and borders and patio containers.  They also make a nice centrepiece in mixed hanging baskets.  New Guniea Impatiens prefer a position in full sun.  Feed them weekly whilst they are in flower with a good quality feed.  Don’t allow the plants to completely dry out but also be careful of overwatering as they can tolerate dry conditions.  Remove faded flowers to keep your displays looking their best.


A wonderful display of New Gunieas

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.


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!

Brand New Plants! – Sapcote Garden Centre, Leicester

Over 120 Trollies of Brand New Plants!

The work begins…

This week it’s a little bit hectic here at our garden centre in leicester, we’ve had a delivery of over 120 trollies of plants from holland. So it’s all hands on deck to help out!

Over 120!

Over 120!

Great looking busux balls!

Great looking buxus balls!

We’ve also had a lot of flowering plants in, and with this beautiful sunshine we’ve had this week, they’re all out in full bloom!Flowering plantsOur garden furniture (sold via Gardencentreshopping) is really selling well, online and in store.  Our new range of Cozy Bay rattan furniture, new for 2013, is flying out!  A great new style of rattan that comes with a 5 year warranty.  Perfect all weather furniture, for a no maintenance option.

Cozy Bay Rattan Furniture

Now lets hope the weather stays great and we can all have a nice BBQ in the sunshine this weekend!


This post was written by Matt from Sapcote Garden Centre.