Babyplants Blog

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...

Read article


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...

Read article


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...

Read article


Mixed collections

Our mixed collections are designed to save you time and money.  Our expert staff hand pick the perfect mix of plugs for your planting, so that you don't have to choose!  Don't forget, all of our plug plants come with a matching colour label, so if you have a favourite you will know what to order next year!

Hanging Basket Plug Plant Collections
By Patio Plug Collections Online
Buy Mixed Fuchsia Plugs
Buy MIxed Geraniums Online

Growing instructions

These plug plants are supplied as jumbo plugs with a 3.5cm root ball.  Your 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.  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 plugs can be planted in the garden.  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.  

For more specific information please click on the individual product pages.