A Handy Guide To Our Plant Sizes

We have eleven different plant and bulb sizes, including garden ready plugs. Our handy guide will help you to find out which plant size is best for your needs to make sure you get the most out of your plants.

A Handy Guide To Our Plant Sizes

For 2021, we have eleven different plant and
bulb sizes and have introduced NEW
garden ready plugs. Our handy guide will help you to find out which plant size is best for your needs to make sure you get the most out of your plants.

Seedlings

These are grown in seed trays with a solid plug of compost, which some of our onions, brassicas and ornamental plants come in. They will be ready to pot on into larger pots when you receive them.

Super Seedlings

This larger size has better root development and establishes quicker and stronger. Available in selected bedding and vegetable plants.

Super Plugs

This larger size has better root development and establishes quicker and stronger. Available in selected bedding and vegetable plants.

Garden Ready Plugs

These are our largest plug size and new for 2021. More mature plugs with vigorous root systems ready to plant out into their final position.

9cm & 13cm Potted Plants

The smallest of our potted plant ranges which offer great value for money across selected ornamental and vegetable plant ranges. Suitable for planting out immediately.

Large Potted Plants

We offer a wide range of 2L to 20L larger, more mature plants ready to be planted out into the garden any time of year.

Delivery Dates

We will do everything possible to send plants out to you on dates specified. However, some factors outside of our control, such as weather, may affect plant growth and therefore dates.
See our Delivery Information page for up to date information.

Seedlings

These are grown in seed trays with a solid plug of compost, which some of our onions, brassicas and ornamental plants come in. They will be ready to pot on into larger pots when you receive them.

Garden Ready Plugs

These are our largest plug size - more mature plugs with vigorous root systems ready to plant out into their final position.

 

Super Seedlings

Grown in seed trays with a solid plug of compost they are bigger and more established than the smaller seedlings. Ready to ‘pot on’ when you receive them.

9cm & 13cm Potted Plants

The smallest of our potted plant ranges which offer great value for money across selected ornamental and vegetable plant ranges. Suitable for planting out immediately.

Super Plugs

This larger size has better root development and establishes quicker and stronger. Available in selected bedding and vegetable plants.

Large Potted Plants

We offer a wide range of 2L to 20L larger, more mature plants ready to be planted out into the garden any time of year.

Bareroot
Plants

These will arrive dry so need soaking overnight before planting out. Having already grown a full season, the top growth dies down and stores its energy for next season.

Seed
Potatoes

Specially selected and certified for health and quality. Potatoes are sold bagged by weight (usually 1kg or 1.5g) so the count may vary slightly.

Onions, Shallots
& Garlic Sets

Onion sets are sold netted by weight (usually 250g) so the counts may vary slightly.

Bulbs, Tubers,
Rhizomes & Corms

Top size, best quality, dormant plants that will arrive ready to be potted up or planted directly into the ground.

Delivery Dates

We will do everything possible to send plants out to you on dates specified.
However, some factors outside of our control, such as weather, may affect plant growth and therefore dates.
See our Delivery Information page for up to date information.

Bareroot
Plants

These will arrive dry so need soaking overnight before planting out. Having already grown a full season, the top growth dies down and stores its energy for next season.

Seed
Potatoes

Specially selected and certified for health and quality. Potatoes are sold bagged by weight (usually 1kg or 2kg) so the count may vary slightly.

Onions, Shallots
& Garlic Sets

Onion sets are sold netted by weight (usually 250g) so the counts may vary slightly

Bulbs, Tubers,
Rhizomes & Corms

Top size, best quality, dormant plants that will arrive ready to be potted up or planted directly into the ground.

Shrubs, Trees and Perennials

When ordering hardy shrubs, trees and perennials through the year, here’s a summary of what to expect when receiving your plants:

Spring Months: Plants supplied in spring will be starting to show signs of active growth above and below ground.

Summer Months: Plants supplied in the late summer will be more advanced in size and flower stage

Autumn Months: In the autumn plants will be changing colour, showing signs of leaf colour breakdown and be preparing to shut down for winter.

Winter Months: Plants ordered and supplied during the winter months will be dormant and therefore may not be showing growth above the soil level or consist of bare branches with no leaves or bare roots with no soil.

These are all perfectly normal and natural for these types of plants growing in the northern hemisphere. All will still have a very healthy root system that can be planted when the weather is favourable by keeping the new soil level equal to the pot level and therefore not covering the crown of the plant at all. Planting during the autumn and winter months will allow for early establishment in the season and a bigger and better display throughout the main growing season.