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For detailed information on how to set up your vegetable plot, view the SUTTONS ONLINE GARDEN PLANNER [1]. This gives you the opportu...
The bare root PERENNIAL PLANTS can be planted straightaway in the garden however if the soil is very wet or the weather is cold and wet then...
Potted PERENNIAL PLANTS can be planted direct into their flowering position. Ensure that the soil you are planting into is well drained a...
Super Plug (Pot Ready) PERENNIAL PLANTS should be grown on in 10-12cm (4-5") pots using a good quality potting compost. Until the plants are...
Depending on what VEGETABLE PLANTS [HTTP://WWW.SUTTONS.CO.UK/GARDENING/VEGETABLE+PLANTS/ALL+VEGETABLE+PLANTS/LIST.HTM] are being planted; th...
The following list below are drought resistant plants which tolerate dryer soil conditions thus require less frequent watering than many oth...
Double flowered cutting raised petunias will need dead heading. The modern day single flowered varieties of petunia that are raised from c...
We're delighted to say that yes, we do! In recent years Impatiens walleriana plants have been attacked by the fungal disease downy mildew. ...
Our BEDDING PLANTS are available in a range of sizes as follows: Extra Value Plugs (Miniplants) - The most cost effective plants you can bu...
Our VEGETABLE PLANTS are available in 2 different formats, depending on variety. Value Plug Plants - These are healthy young plants, rooted...
A P9 is a well established plant that has been potted into a 9cm pot.
The poinsettia requires a minimum temperature of 13-15°C (55-60°F). Choose a brightly lit position away from draughts and direct sun. During...
The cactus requires bright light but not in direct sun and a temperature of 15-21ºC ( 60-70ºF). During the flowering period keep the compost...
When you first receive your plants, check the compost is moist and plant up into 10cm pots using a good quality potting compost at a tempera...
Check the plants are moist when they arrive and grow on in 10cm (2.5") pots using a good quality potting compost. When planting ensure that ...
Keep your azalea tree in bright light, but not in direct sun. Grow on the plant in a cool to average room temperatures 60-70
The JASMINE PLANT is an ideal plant for growing in a conservatory or indoors at a minimum temperature of 5°C (40°F). Ideally a constant temp...
During the summer, water the plant carefully to be sure the compost does not get too wet. In the winter, only water enough to keep the soil ...
The Verbena Seabrookes Lavender requires a sunny position and a moist, well drained soil. The lavender flowers are produced from June to Sep...
Tea is harvested from the shrub CAMELLIA SINENSIS. The plants are best grown in pots in this country and these can be stood outdoors during ...
ASPARAGUS CROWNS can be grown in a large pot or planted direct in the garden. If you wish to grow the asparagus in a pot then it needs to b...
Grafted tomato plants should be potted on as soon as possible after receiving them into 10cm (4") pots using a good quality moist proprietar...
This easy to grow hardy orchid requires a moist, well drained soil that does not dry out in summer or become waterlogged in winter. The C...
Sweet Potatoes don't belong to the Potato family but they are related to the Ipomoea (Morning Glory). As with the Ipomoea they are climbing ...
CHAMOMILE is grown for its flowers and the apple-scented foliage when it is cut or walked on. The plant will grow well in a wide range of we...
CLEMATIS BOULEVARD, FLORA AND REGAL ON RECEIPT Remove the plants from the packaging immediately. Check that the compost is moist an...
GRAFTED VEGETABLES are more vigorous, producing larger plants and heavier crops of top quality fruit. THE SQUASH HUNTER is an early ripening...
On receipt Remove the plants from the packaging immediately. Check that the compost is moist and water if necessary. PLANTING DIRECT INTO T...
The KALMIA LATIFOLIA PLANT is a relative of the rhododendrum and will thrive in moist acidic soil. It requires full sun and has large pink f...
When your STEVIA PLANTS are delivered remove them from the packaging immediately, check the compost is moist and water if necessary with tep...
RHUBARB [HTTP://WWW.SUTTONS.CO.UK/GARDENING/FRUIT/SOFT+FRUIT/RHUBARB+PLANTS/RHUBARB+COLLECTION+3_233530.HTM] crowns should be planted as soo...
Pot up the FUCHSIA [http://seeds.suttons.co.uk/search#w=fuchsia%20plug%20plants] plug plants into 9-10cm pots (3
Grow the AECHMEA in a position that is in bright indirect light but not in direct sun. A minimum temperature of 10ºC (50ºF) is required for ...
Plant the AMARYLLIS BELLADONNA BULBS [HTTP://WWW.SUTTONS.CO.UK/GARDENING/FLOWER+BULBS/SUMMER+BULBS+PICK+AND+MIX/AMARYLLIS+BULB+-+BELLADONNA_...
This colourful begonia which has attractive veined metallic rose-red foliage and pink flowers can be planted in a shady position in the gard...
Grow CARDAMOM PLANTS on a sunny windowsill in a warm room. The plants thrive in a moist atmosphere and this can be achieved by misting with ...
DAHLIA SEEDS are sown from February to April in a propagator on a windowsill or in the greenhouse at a temperature of 15-20º C (60-68ºF) cov...
This half hardy perennial will grow to a height of approximately 150cm (60″) in a large pot or about 12m (40ft) if planted outdoors in avery...
INKARHO RHODODENDRONS [http://seeds.suttons.co.uk/search#w=inkarho%20rhododendrons] are grafted on to a rootstock that produces a plant that...
JERUSALEM ARTICHOKES will thrive in any well drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Dig the site in autumn or early winter incorporat...
This hardy, compact variety of mint will grow to a height of 60cm (24″). Grow MOROCCAN MINT in partial shade and a moist well drained soil. ...
The NEW ZEALAND YAM is also known as Oca. The tubers which vary in colour are best planted individually in 15cm (6″) pots using a multipurpo...
Choose a sheltered position in full sun or partial shade. Peonies require a deep, moist, well drained soil. Prior to planting incorporate we...
The SPATHIPHYLLUM PLANT should be grown in a light position but out of direct sunlight at at a minimum temperature of 15ºC (60ºF). Keep the ...
STREPTOCARPUS [http://seeds.suttons.co.uk/search#w=streptocarpus] plants require a brightly lit position away from draughts and radiators. T...
This unique black tomato has been bred by traditional methods by crossing cultivated varieties with wild species. It is a rare but naturally...
This easy to grow ginger originates from Japan and is widely used in Japanese dishes. The plants will grow to a height of 1m (3ft) with a sp...
The TREE CHILLI [http://www.suttons.co.uk/Gardening/Vegetable+Plants/All+Vegetable+Plants/Tree+Chilli+Plants_237261.htm] can grow to a heigh...
This tropical plant is grown as a houseplant on a sunny windowsill, a steamy bathroom would be ideal, at a temperature of 18-20°C (64-68°...
This hardy, slow growing herbaceous perennial takes 18-24 months for the rhizomes to reach a usable size. The plants will grow to a height o...
This hardy perennial WINTERGREEN plant will grow to a height of approximately 20cm (8″) with a spread of up to 60-90cm (2-3ft). Sow the seed...
DAHLIAS [http://www.suttons.co.uk/Gardening/Flower+Bulbs/Dahlia+Tubers/list.htm] may be allowed to remain outdoors until the upper foliage h...
The TOMATO HUNDREDS AND THOUSANDS are vigorous plants and a single plant is sufficient for a 35cm (14") hanging basket. Three plants will fi...
Your ROSE PLANT has been freshly harvested and may still have some of this year's foliage. The leaves will drop in due course and will no...
STEVIA is a natural sweetener that can be grown on the windowsill indoors or on the patio outside. Regarding any possible health concerns,...
It is not unusual for plants to be a little leggy when they first arrive as they will have been without light for a couple of days whilst be...
The CYPRIPEDIUM family are undoubtedly the most sumptuous of all the orchids that will thrive in our British climate. Their cultivation goes...
The PHALAENOPSIS ORCHID plant should be grown in a light position but out of direct sun light at a temperature in the region of 15º-25ºC (60...
The LEMON VERBENA is hardy to -5°C (23°F) and in milder parts of the country they can be grown outdoors against a warm sheltered wall in ful...
Garden space is very often limited so growing vegetables in pots is becoming more and more popular. Plants suitable include aubergine, run...
There are a number of vegetables that are shade tolerant and these include beetroot, broccoli, kale, lettuce, radish, spinach, green beans, ...
The netting or fibre material around the root ball should not be removed, as its removal can result in root damage. The roots are capable of...
Edible Flower Tastes Like Which Parts are edible? Best eaten with/in Calendula Peppery/citrus tang Petals Salads, ...
Grown under ideal conditions all female varieties of cucumber will only produce female flowers however, a number of factors can result in th...
The estimated plant height also includes the height of the peat pellet and is only a general guideline as top growth varies between varietie...
The reddish/purple markings on the the underside of impatiens leaves are a natural pigmentation in the leaf. It is most commonly found on re...
The SWEET CORN MINIPOP will eventually grow to a height of about 180cm (6ft). The cobs are harvested when the silks (female flowers) are jus...
Plants can bolt or prematurely run to seed if they receive a check to their growth. In crops such as spinach this is likely to be due to dry...
We are supplying a live product and to make sure our customers receive their plants in excellent condition and at the optimum stage of devel...
We take every effort to supply the items as ordered but under exceptional circumstances we may send substitutions so that our customers are ...
We make every effort to contain our costs and therefore to keep our prices as low as possible however sometimes we have no alternative but t...

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