Gardening Direct launches exclusive collection of ornamentals

Mail-order plant supplier Gardening Direct has launched an extensive collection of ornamental plants, including many that are new, unusual or exclusive to the company.

Varieties from the spring collection of plug plants and bulbs include Begonia Glowing Embers, Petunia Debonair Dusty Rose and Petunia Sophistica Lime Bicolour.

Exclusive to Gardening Direct is Petunia Harmony as well as Sunpatiens Sunsplash 'White' and 'Salmon Pink'. Also exclusive is Petunia Can Can.

Other new varieties for 2010 include Geranium St George and Fuchsia Blands New Stripe. Also being launched is Fuchsia Lady Boothby.

The world's first winter hardy Petunia, Wintunia, is included in the spring 2010 collection. Prices for 120 small plug plants start from £8.50.

The company grows over 130 million plants per year in glasshouses at its two Jersey nurseries.

Gardening Direct has also extended its selection of fruit varieties for 2010. The Garden Orchard Collection contains Victoria Plum, Cherry Stella and Cox's Orange Pippin. The collection costs £39.95.


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