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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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English Peppermint Plug Plant

English Peppermint Plug Plant

Price: £0.99

CULINARY USES: Classically paired with new potatoes or lamb, dried leaves can be used for peppermint tea

HEIGHT/ SPREAD: Very vigorous grower

FLOWERING PERIOD: Flowers best removed to promote leafy growth

PLANTING POSITION: Full sun, best grown in a container to control spread

HARDINESS: Hardy Perennial

SUPPLIED AS: Jumbo plug with a 3cm rootball

DISPATCH: March - May

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An English Peppermint used for flovouring new potatoes and vegetables, and making mint sauce.  Mint grows very easily and so is best planted in a container to control its spread.

These plug plants 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.  We recommend that you keep your plug plants quite dry in the early stages of growing to encourage root growth.  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 herb plants can go out in the garden.  They prefer a position in full sun.  Feed them weekly when they are in flower with a good quality organic 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.