Wednesday, October 18, 2017

30 Jan

Spring Plug Plant Size Guide!

Different gardeners have different needs when it comes to spring bedding. We aim to provide all of our customers with a range ofoptions so you can find what you need and have it delivered straight to your door. Here is a guide so you can find the perfect bedding plant size for you and your garden…

Plug Plants - 

Our most popular size of plant, Plug plants are an excellent way to fill your garden with colour.  They are a fantastic way to buy annuals, or bedding plants, plants that typically just last for one season before dying off and needing replacing. Value for money when buying bedding plants is therefore really important. Plug plants measure approximately 4-8cm in height from the root of the plant to the top of the stem. Some bedding plants are also difficult to raise from seed.  Buying them as plug plants ensures that you will receive all the plants that you require, and you don’t risk the disappointment of failed germination.

They need to be grown on in a green house for a couple of months until they have reached a good size and for spring bedding plants, until the risk of frost has passed.  When they are ready they should be hardened off gradually before introducing them to outdoor conditions. If you haven’t got a greenhouse then you still enjoy growing plugs – buy an inexpensive garden frame so you can pop your plugs in there until they are ready to harden off, or even a warm windowsill will work.

We sell a full range of summer and winter flowering plugs.  Summer flowering plugs are sold in the spring, despatched at the end of February to the end of April. Winter flowering plugs, sold in the autumn are despatched mid July to end of August.

To find out more about what to do when your Plug Plants arrive click here!

To view our full range of Plug Plants click here!

Ready Plants - 

Slightly bigger than plug plants, ready plants can be grown on or planted out upon arrival. Ready plants are an excellent value for money way of filling your garden with colour.  Ready plants are larger and more advanced than plug plants.  They are small but well rooted  plants which are raised in cellular trays.  Ready plants measure approximately 6-10cm in height from the root of the plant to the top of the stem.

One of the advantages of Ready plants is that there is no root disturbance when the plants are potted on.  Ready plants are easy to look after.  They are ‘Ready’ plants.  They can be planted directly into pots and hanging baskets, but summer flowering Ready plants cannot be put outdoors until the risk of frost has passed.

We sell a full range of summer and winter flowering ready plants.  Summer flowering ready plants are sold in the Spring.  They are despatched at the end of March to the end of May while winter flowering ready plants are despatched in mid August to October.

To find out more about what to do when your Ready Plants arrive click here!

To view our full range of Ready Plants click here!

Jumbo and Super Ready Plants - 

Jumbo and Super Ready Plants are our largest sized bedding plant and the easiest to care for. You can plant them straight out upon arrival. They are despatched later in the season as we have grown them to a larger size for you and are perfect if you haven’t got the time to grow on plug plants.

Super ready plants measure approximately 7-11cm in height from the root of the plant to the top of the stem.  Super ready plants are sold in trays in 24. Jumbo ready plants measure approximately 8-12cm in height from the root of the plant to the top of the stem.  Jumbo ready plants are sold in trays of 24, 12 and 6.

We sell a full range of summer and winter flowering Super and Jumbo ready plants.  Summer flowering Super and Jumbo ready plants are sold in the spring, and despatched in April to the end of May.

To find out more about what to do when your Super and Jumbo ready plants arrive click here!

To view our full range of Super Ready Plants click here!

To view our full range of Jumbo Ready Plants click here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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