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Hamamelis × intermedia Jelena 10lt pot (0.8-1m)

Hamamelis × intermedia Jelena 10lt pot (0.8-1m)
£99.99

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring. Position: full sun or partial shade; Soil: moderately fertile, moist, well-drained neutral to acid soil; Rate of growth: slow-growing; Flowering period: January to February; Hardiness: fully hardy In winter, this vase-shaped, deciduous shrub has clusters of lightly scented, coppery-orange flowers clinging to bare twigs. In autumn, the bright green leaves turn spectacular shades of yellow, orange and red. The tiered branches of this award-winning variety of witch hazel contrast well with the vertical stems of dogwood. A lovely specimen plant for a sunny and sheltered winter border or woodland edge, where its perfume can be appreciated. The flowering twigs can be cut for the vase in winter; Garden care: In early spring remove any misplaced, crossing or diseased branches and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost or manure around the base of the plant.

Polystichum aculeatum 2 litre pot

Polystichum aculeatum 2 litre pot
£11.99

Position: full or partial shade; Soil: fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil; Rate of growth: average; Hardiness: fully hardy This evergreen fern is a native of Britain, with lustrous, long, narrow, dark green fronds forming a distinctive shuttlecock-like shape. It looks wonderful left to colonise in a woodland setting or under deciduous trees, where it will provide interest all year round. The filigree-like foliage looks stunning when it is covered in frost; Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted leaf mould, composted pine needles or garden compost into the planting hole. Remove dead foliage in spring.

Wooden Herb Planter With Compost and Seeds

Wooden Herb Planter With Compost and Seeds
£10.99

When cooking with herbs, the fresher the better. You can't get fresher than herbs growing on the windowsill and this planter ensures they are within grabbing distance when cooking up a family roast or other delicious creation. Made from wood, this indoor herb garden planter has 4 separate planter compartments (each measuring 10cm high by 12cm wide and deep). Each compartment has a plastic insert to retain compost, a bag of which is supplied with the planter. Four different types of seeds are also included with the planter, liners and compost; Parsley, Basil, Chive and Oregano. It couldn't be simpler to grow delicious herbs to flavour your culinary delights, simply fill the planter with the compost, sprinkle in the seeds, water and sit back to watch nature take its course as the herbs start growing. This herb planter makes an ideal addition to any kitchen and a very welcome gift or stocking filler. * Wooden Herb Planter * Complete with compost * 4 packets of Seeds * Great gift * Dimensions: 10cm D x 49cm W x 10cm H

Ficus cyathistipula 34cm pot - 1.2m tall

Ficus cyathistipula 34cm pot - 1.2m tall
£219.99

Position: bright, indirect light; Soil: good potting compost; Rate of growth: average; Hardiness: tender (indoors only); Current height: approximately 1.2m (including pot); Pot covers: choose a 35cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot. The large, leathery leaves of this lush-looking house plant, clothe the upright, branching stems throughout the year. A tough and undemanding plant (provided it is not over-watered), it tolerates lower light levels than many of the others, so it's ideal for north-facing rooms. Please note that the pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a black plastic pot). They do however make excellent potted plants, and if you wish to pot yours up, we do have a wide range of pots on our website to choose from; Home care: These are easy plants to care for as long as you are careful with the watering. Only water once the compost is dry to touch, and make sure that the plant isn't left standing in water. You can mist the leaves during the summer to increase the humidity. Occasionally wash the leaves with a damp sponge or cloth to keep the foliage glossy. Try to maintain an average temperature no lower than 15°C in the winter, and avoid any sudden drops in the temperature and cold draughts.

Lonicera × heckrottii Gold Flame 2 litre pot

Lonicera × heckrottii Gold Flame 2 litre pot
£14.99

This climber is semi-evergreen, so it can lose some of its leaves in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose them all, but then fresh new foliage appears again in spring. Position: full sun or partial shade; Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil; Rate of growth: fast-growing; Flowering period: June to August; Hardiness: fully hardy Fabulously fragrant, pink-flushed, orange-yellow, tubular flowers from June to August, followed by red berries in hot summers. This vigorous, shrubby honeysuckle is semi-evergreen in milder winters, and looks lovely in a small cottage-style or wildlife garden. Since it doesn't have the twining branches found on other varieties, it will need to be tied with garden twine to an upright support; Garden care: Cut back established plants after flowering, removing a third of the flowering shoots. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost or manure around the base of the plant in early spring.

Pea and bean patio planter

Pea and bean patio planter
£10.99

These versatile pop-up planters make it easy to grow fresh beans, peas and tomatoes on the patio or balcony. Reinforced with rigid tubes and supplied with drainage holes, they provide a healthier environment than growbags to encourage vigour and generous cropping: root systems grow deeper, watering is easier and drainage more efficient. Just add compost (up to 55 litres), canes and plants. Folds flat for easy storage when not in use. Measurements: L60cm x W30cm x H30cm

Sphere plant holder & Chinese money plant

Sphere plant holder & Chinese money plant
£24.99

Position: bright but indirect light; Soil: fertile: good potting compost; Rate of growth: average; Hardiness: tender (indoors only) The glossy green leaves of this relatively low-growing houseplant are rounded and have a slightly fleshy texture. They appear on long, slender stalks and form a loose, rounded dome which looks quite structured. A handsome addition to any room, it also benefits from being quite low-maintenance and easy to grow. The plant comes supplied with our aged zinc sphere plant holder (Ø11cm x H13cm) , complete with solid brass double-ended hook. Simply pot up and hang from a suitable hook, bracket, etc; Home care: Water moderately during the warmer months, allowing the surface of the soil to dry out in between, but keep drier in the winter. Mist with water regularly, and shelter from direct sun in the summer.

Dianthus (Allwoodii Group) Doris 9cm pot

Dianthus (Allwoodii Group) Doris 9cm pot
£6.99

This perennial is semi-evergreen so it can lose some of its leaves in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose them all, but then fresh new growth appears again in spring. Position: full sun; Soil: well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil; Rate of growth: average; Flowering period: June to September; Hardiness: fully hardy A popular modern pink with clove-scented, double, pale pink flowers with red centres from early summer through to autumn. The fine, silvery-green foliage makes a lovely frame for the masses of flowers. Old-fashioned by reputation, and short-lived by nature, this is none the less a robust plant with a long flowering period that will tolerate a wide range of conditions. It is best planted towards the front of a perennial border or rock garden, or in a pot; Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted manure or garden compost into the planting hole. Apply a balanced fertiliser in spring and deadhead to prolong flowering; Try taking cuttings in July and early August. Fill a small seed tray with coarse horticultural sand and water it well. Take the cuttings in the cool of the day, choosing non-flowering side shoots about two inches (5cm) in length. If there are flower buds, pick them off. Trim the cuttings below a node (where the leaf joint is) and remove or reduce any large leaves to lessen transpiration. Plunge them into the sand so that two-thirds of the cutting is submerged and place the tray in a cool, shady position for several weeks. Then pot up individually into compost, such as John Innes no 1. You can also leave your cuttings in situ until next spring, although they will need protection from frost.

Buxus sempervirens 3 lt pot 40cm cone

Buxus sempervirens 3 lt pot 40cm cone
£29.99

One of the photos on this page shows the plant with gift wrap. This is not included in the price ,however you may add gift wrap (for an additional charge of £4.95)during the order process ; Position: partial shade; Soil: fertile, well-drained soil; Rate of growth: slow-growing; Hardiness: fully hardy These evergreen box cones are ideal for a formal garden or courtyard. Best planted in fertile, well-drained soil in a partially shady site, they're perfect for punctuating the end of a dwarf hedge or for use in pairs for flanking a set of steps, a doorway or path. Box are happy growing in a sunny spot but the combination of dry soil and full sun may encourage poor growth and leaf scorching. If you have sandy soil it is best to keep them in a partially shady spot in the garden; Garden care: Ensure that the soil or compost is never allowed to dry out. Trim plants grown as hedges or topiary in mid- or late summer. If you want to maintain a really precise outline, then you can clip it twice a year - once in June, and then again in August/September. Apply a top-dressing of a balanced slow-release fertiliser such as blood, fish and bone (organic) or Osmocote (inorganic) around the base of the plant in spring, making sure that none touches the leaves or stems.

Bamboo saucer x 5 terracotta 15cm

Bamboo saucer x 5 terracotta 15cm
£4.99

Sustainably produced saucer made from natural bamboo and rice. A unique environmentally friendly alternative to single-use plastic. Once broken up in active compost, the biodegradable saucers will decompose completely in 6-12 months to help you grow next year's crop. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Finished in natural terracotta. Measurements: Ø15cm x H2.7cm (fits the 15cm diameter bamboo pots)

VegTrug? by Vegtrug Ltd Classic (Mini)

VegTrug? by Vegtrug Ltd Classic (Mini)
£99.99

The VegTrug? Classic (Mini) is the perfect way to grow fruit and vegetables, no matter how small your garden or outside space is - place it on your patio, balcony, decking, roof garden or lawn. A VegTrug? is ideal for the elderly as well as wheelchair users as it ensures that the plants are at a workable height without you having to kneel or bend down. It has been manufactured with vegetable growers in mind, with a V shape to allow roots plenty of room plus a purpose built membrane liner to ensure that the wooden frame is damp proof. Capable of holding up to three 60L bags of compost, this VegTrug is made with wood sourced from sustainable Fir plantations. Supplied flat pack for easy delivery and assembly. Product dimensions: Width: 75cm. Depth: 70cm. Height: 80cm.

Lobelia erinus Mrs Clibran approx 2500 seeds

Lobelia erinus Mrs Clibran approx 2500 seeds
£2.35

Position: full sun or partial shade; Soil: moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil; Rate of growth: average to fast-growing; Flowering period: June-October; Hardiness: tender (needs frost protection) An easy to grow, tolerant perennial with crisp white flowers and slightly musk scented leaves. Pollen rich flowers are attractive to beneficial insects, great for a sunny border. Winner of an Royal Horticultural Society, Award of Garden Merit for reliability and good performance. Part of the seed range produced by Mr Fothergill's Seeds in partnership with the RHS; Garden care: Sow thinly in trays of seed compost, do not cover seed with compost. Firm gently and keep moist. Cover with glass, polythene or propagatpr lid. Keep at approx. 15-20C. Seedlings appear 14-21 days. Remove cover when seedling appear. Do not overwater at seedling stage. When large enough transplant little clumps of seedlings 5cm apart in trays. Grow on at approx. 10-15C. Stand outside for a few days late May (avoid frosts). Transplant 10cm apart in flowering position. Keep moist and weed free. Trim back after flowering to encourage a second fluch of colour; Sow: February-April; Flowering: June-October; Approximate quantity 2500.

Malus × robusta Red Sentinel 10 lt pot (1.5-1.8m)

Malus × robusta Red Sentinel 10 lt pot (1.5-1.8m)
£79.99

This plant is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring. Position: full sun or partial shade; Soil: fertile, well-drained soil; Rate of growth: average; Ultimate size (MM111): 8 x 8m; Flowering period: May; Hardiness: fully hardy Edible crab apples, with pretty, pink-tinged, white flowers in late spring, followed by masses of glossy, round, cherry-red fruit. The fruits garland the branches for much of the winter as the bright green leaves turn shades of yellow and gold before falling. This pollution-tolerant, upright crab apple is a star of the garden all year round and makes a magnificent show in a small, sunny, urban site; Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Remove dead, diseased and crossing branches while the tree is dormant.

Camellia japonica Lady Vansittart 3 litre pot

Camellia japonica Lady Vansittart 3 litre pot
£29.99

Position: partial shade (but not east-facing); Soil: moist but well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil (or ericaceous compost for container-grown specimens); Rate of growth: slow-growing; Flowering period: February to April; Hardiness: fully hardy An unusual camellia with semi-double, white flowers, flushed and striped rose-pink, and distinctive, almost holly-like, dark green leaves. This upright, evergreen shrub is perfect for growing in a large, well-drained pot. Since it's less vigorous than other varieties of camellia it's easy to keep small and neat; Garden care: To prevent damage to the emerging buds and flowers protect from cold, dry winds and early morning sun. Water established plants in dry weather to prevent bud drop. Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser in mid-spring and again in June. Top-dress annually with shredded bark or well-rotted leaf mould. After flowering lightly trim or prune any branches that spoil the appearance of the plant. Protect container-grown specimens in winter by wrapping with bubble wrap or hessian.

Syringa meyeri Flowerfesta Pink ('Anny200817') (PBR) 3 litre pot

Syringa meyeri Flowerfesta Pink ('Anny200817') (PBR) 3 litre pot
£19.99

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring. Position: full sun; Soil: fertile, humus-rich, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil; Rate of Growth: average; Flowering period: April and May, then intermittently until October; Hardiness: fully hardy Only recently introduced, this showy dwarf syringa does not get too large, but it produces its larger than average clusters of scented pink flowers repeatedly - usually with a big flush in spring, but then off and on again into autumn. These two things make Flowerfesta perfect for smaller gardens, but it will also be quite happy in a large pot on the patio (provided it is kept well fed and watered), where it will flower its little socks off; Garden care: In midsummer remove the faded flower heads carefully using secateurs to avoid damaging the young shoots. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in early spring.

Agapanthus Windsor Grey 9cm pot

Agapanthus Windsor Grey 9cm pot
£8.99

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring. Position: full sun; Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil (or John Innes no. 3 compost for containers); Rate of growth: average; Flowering period: July to September; Hardiness: frost hardy (may need some protection in winter) Tolerant of drought once established, this decorative perennial produces large heads of pale, grey-blue flowers from mid-to-late summer. Agapanthus make fine specimens in a pot, where their architectural silhouette can best be appreciated - or dot them through the summer border; Garden care: Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly from spring until flowering. Towards the end of September ease back on the watering and feeding of plants in containers to allow the foliage to toughen up. In cold areas, protect the crown of the plant with a deep, dry mulch to protect them from hard frosts, or grow in a pot so they can be overwintered in an unheated greenhouse. Divide plants in spring. Divide plants that have become too big in spring, but remember you will often get more flowers when the roots are constricted.

Buxus sempervirens 3 lt pot (20cm ball)

Buxus sempervirens 3 lt pot (20cm ball)
£29.99

Plants are supplied singularly. Shown with gift wrap suggestion, this is not included in the price. Gift wrap is available during the checkout as a option; Position: partial shade; Soil: fertile, well-drained soil; Rate of growth: slow-growing; Hardiness: fully hardy A pair of these tightly clipped box spheres look great flanking a set of steps, a doorway or a path. One of our recommended plants, they're perfect for planting in a large terracotta pot in a partially shady site, where the glossy, dark-green leaves provide all year foliage interest and structure. Box are happy growing in a sunnier spot, but the combination of dry soil and full sun may encourage poor growth and leaf scorching. If you have sandy soil it is best to keep them in a partially shady spot in the garden; Garden care: Ensure that the soil or compost is never allowed to dry out. Trim plants grown as hedges or topiary in mid- or late summer. If you want to maintain a really precise outline, then you can clip it twice a year - once in June, and then again in August/September. Apply a top-dressing of a balanced slow-release fertiliser such as blood, fish and bone (organic) or Osmocote (inorganic) around the base of the plant in spring, making sure that none touches the leaves or stems.

Ligustrum sinense Fragrant Cloud (PBR) 2 litre pot

Ligustrum sinense Fragrant Cloud (PBR) 2 litre pot
£14.99

This shrub is semi-evergreen, so it can lose some of its leaves in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose them all, but then fresh new foliage appears again in spring. Position: full sun or partial shade; Soil: any well-drained soil; Rate of growth: fast-growing; Flowering period: June - July; Hardiness: fully hardy This wonderfully versatile shrub can be used to back up a large mixed border, but as it also takes clipping in its stride, it can be used for hedging. Also, given time and the right pruning, 'Fragrant Cloud' can be trained to resemble a small, multi-stemmed tree. As its name suggests, the clusters of creamy white flowers that appear in early to midsummer on this Ligustrum are highly fragrant, so it will make a fab addition to a sensory or edge of woodland garden. Strictly speaking this is a semi-evergreen plant, but it may remain fully evergreen in milder areas - or shed the lot in colder regions; Garden care: Plants grown as free-standing specimens require minimal pruning - where necessary remove any misplaced or diseased branches in late-winter or early spring. Trim hedging plants twice yearly - in May and August. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost or manure around the base of the plant.

Salvia × sylvestris Mainacht 2 litre pot

Salvia × sylvestris Mainacht 2 litre pot
£9.99

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring. Position: full sun or partial shade; Soil: light, moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil; Rate of growth: average; Flowering period: June and July; Hardiness: fully hardy A delightful, colourful plant with spikes of indigo-blue flowers in early to midsummer. This reliable perennial is ideal for the middle of a moist, well-drained herbaceous border. It flourishes in sun or dappled shade where the bright flowers help to liven up any plant scheme; Garden care: To prolong flowering remove the flower spikes as soon they start to fade. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring.

Sealey Sealey SPD80T 80kg Drop Spreader (Tow Behind)

Sealey Sealey SPD80T 80kg Drop Spreader (Tow Behind)
£239.99

Ideal for use on larger gardens, the Sealey SPD80T is manufactured with a strong tubular steel frame and a pin hitch design to allow it to be attached to ride-on lawnmowers for added versatility. Completing this drop spreader are pneumatic tyres with adjustable feed system, that ensures spread in a continuous line for accurate application. This model is compatible with a variety of horticultural agents including grit, seed, salt, fertilizer and weed killer.

Hakonechloa macra Albovariegata 9cm pot

Hakonechloa macra Albovariegata 9cm pot
£7.99

This grass dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring. Position: partial shade; Soil: moist but well-drained soil; Rate of growth: average; Flowering period: August - September; Hardiness: fully hardy This is an eye-catching small ornamental grass, which forms a cascading hummock of lush green foliage that is attractively striped with creamy white. Happiest in a lightly shaded spot, it looks wonderful when mixed with ferns and hostas, or used to on its own to line the edges of a woodland path. The clean, minimalist style of this grass also makes it a good choice for formal courtyards or minimalist urban planters; Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost into the planting hole. Leave flower heads to dry out through the winter, adding valuable texture to plantings. Apply a light mulch (3cm) of well-rotted garden compost after cutting back old foliage and before new growth emerges in spring.

Tillandsia capitata Peach 1 plant

Tillandsia capitata Peach 1 plant
Was: £17.97 Now: £5.99

Position: bright but indirect light; Soil: these plants do not need to grow in compost!; Rate of growth: slow; Hardiness: tender (indoors only); Current height: plant approximately 5cm Air plants (Tillandias) are incredibly easy to grow as they do not need to be potted up. This one has lovely, soft to the touch foliage, which is usually a pretty silvery green, but before it starts to flower the foliage will take on a purple-peach blush; Home care: These plants do need a humid environment to thrive, so a bright bathroom or steamy kitchen would be ideal. Misting with water a couple of times a week usually supplies sufficient water, although additional watering may be required in a dry hot environment. Remember to shake off any excess water though as they dislike overwatering and should never be allowed to sit in water for any length of time. If possible use rain water, especially in hard water areas, and never use water from a water softener.

Helianthus annuus Garden Statement approx 15 seeds

Helianthus annuus Garden Statement approx 15 seeds
£2.99

Position: full sun; Soil: moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil; Rate of growth: fast-growing; Flowering period: July to September; Hardiness: hardy annual Dark-centred, lemon-yellow, semi-double flowers top branching stems throughout the summer. These look very cheerful in the border, but will also last well in a vase after being cut. In the garden the flowers will attract all kinds of beneficial insects, and later, after they have set seed, birds will find them irresistible too. The flowers are said to be edible, the buds tasting like artichokes, while the petals have a bittersweet flavour; Garden care: Under glass, start them off in late winter by planting the seeds up to 5cm deep in deep pots or root trainers filled with good seed compost. When large enough to handle, plant outside in spring after gradually hardening off. Alternatively, sow directly into a well-prepared seed bed in spring and thin to 30cm as they grow. If sowing outside, temporarily cover the bed with a net to protect the seeds from birds, and keep an eye out for slugs and snails when the seedlings emerge; Sow: February-June; Flowering: June-September; Approximate quantity: 15 seeds.

Clematis Sugar Sweet (PBR) 2 lt pot (60cm cane)

Clematis Sugar Sweet (PBR) 2 lt pot (60cm cane)
£17.99

Position: full sun or partial shade; Soil: fertile, well-drained, neutral soil; Rate of growth: fast-growing; Flowering period: May to August; Hardiness: fully hardy; Garden care: In early spring cut back the previous year's stems to a pair of strong buds about 15-20cm (6-8in) above ground-level and apply a slow-release balanced fertiliser and a mulch of well-rotted garden compost around the plant, avoiding the immediate crown.

Verve Universal Lawn seed 5kg

Verve Universal Lawn seed 5kg
£33.00

Verve Universal Lawn seed 5kg.This lawn seed is ideal for new lawns over seeding & patching. For an even spread simply sow by hand or by spreader. On average it has a total coverage of 200m².

Euonymus japonicus Green Rocket 10 litre pot

Euonymus japonicus Green Rocket 10 litre pot
£49.99

Position: full sun or partial shade; Soil: any well-drained soil; Rate of growth: fast-growing; Flowering period: May and June; Hardiness: hardy Its neat, columnar habit means that this euonymus is primarily grown for hedging, however it will also make a good foil for more ornamental flowering shrubs and would even make a good alternative to formal box hedging. It is compact too, which also makes it ideal for growing in containers on the patio. Other noteworthy features, include the young leaves, which are paler green when they first emerge, creating a pretty (if temporary) two-tone effect. Green flowers are also produced in late spring and early summer amongst the foliage, although these are very small so often overlooked; Garden care: Tip prune young plants in mid to late spring to encourage bushy growth and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.

Perovskia Little Spire (PBR) 9cm pot

Perovskia Little Spire (PBR) 9cm pot
Was: £7.99 Now: £6.39

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring. Position: full sun; Soil: well-drained, poor to moderately fertile; Rate of growth: average; Flowering period: August and September; Hardiness: fully hardy With its aromatic, silver-grey leaves and upright spikes of tiny, violet-blue flowers, Russian sage makes a wonderful companion to all kinds of late-summer ornamental grasses and perennials. This is one of the smaller varieties, so is the best choice if space is limited or you find the taller varieties get too floppy. This deciduous sub shrub makes a real impact planted en masse alongside a path, where the sage-like fragrance of its leaves can be appreciated, or try it alongside other silver-leaved plants, or in swathes in a sunny border. It can also cope with dry, chalky soils and coastal conditions; Garden care: In March cut back to the permanent framework of the shrub. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.

Polystichum setiferum 2 litre pot

Polystichum setiferum 2 litre pot
£11.99

Soft, dark green fronds arranged in a distinctive shuttlecock-like shape. This large, evergreen fern is perfect for a shady, well-drained, mixed border. One of our recommended plants, the old foliage can either be cut back in early January to allow the underplanting of spring bulbs or left in place until April when the new fronds appear; Position: full or partial shade; Soil: fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil; Rate of growth: average; Hardiness: fully hardy; Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted leaf mould, composted pine needles or garden compost into the planting hole.

Ficus elastica Abidjan 27cm pot - 1.1m tall

Ficus elastica Abidjan 27cm pot - 1.1m tall
£129.99

Position: bright but indirect light; Soil: good potting compost; Rate of growth: average to fast; Hardiness: tender (indoors only); Current height: approximately 110cm (including pot); Pot covers: choose a 30cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot. The large glossy leaves of this rubber plant are attractively flushed with burgundy-bronze. Therefore, not only do they look good, but they are also one of the best for filtering out impurities from the air, which makes them perfect for both the home and office. Please note that the pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a black plastic pot). They do however make excellent potted plants, and if you wish to pot yours up, we do have a wide range of pots on our website to choose from; Home care: These are easy plants to care for as long as you are careful with the watering. Only water once the compost is dry to touch, and make sure that the plant isn't left standing in water. You can mist the leaves during the summer to increase the humidity. Occasionally wash the leaves with a damp sponge or cloth to keep the foliage glossy. Try to maintain an average temperature no lower than 12°C in the winter, and avoid any sudden drops in the temperature and cold draughts.

Ficus elastica Tineke 14cm pot - 40cm tall

Ficus elastica Tineke 14cm pot - 40cm tall
£14.99

Position: bright but indirect light; Soil: good potting compost; Rate of growth: average to fast; Hardiness: tender (indoors only); Current height: approximately 40cm (including pot); Pot covers: choose a 16cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot. The foliage of these houseplants is quite large, and it is variously patterned in shades of green and cream. This is accompanied by a burgundy flush, which is pronounced when the leaves are newly emerging, but slowly fades as they mature. The overall effect is very colourful, so it works well either as an accent plant, or as part of a mixed indoor arrangement when teamed with plants that have a solid green colouring. Please note that the pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a black plastic pot). They do however make excellent potted plants, and if you wish to pot yours up, we do have a wide range of pots on our website to choose from; Home care: These are easy plants to care for as long as you are careful with the watering. Only water once the compost is dry to touch, and make sure that the plant isn't left standing in water. You can mist the leaves during the summer to increase the humidity. Occasionally wash the leaves with a damp sponge or cloth to keep the foliage glossy. Try to maintain an average temperature no lower than 12°C in the winter, and avoid any sudden drops in the temperature and cold draughts.

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