Companion Plants & Flowers

Companion Plants are a great way of keeping garden pests at bay. These organically grown plug plants make it very easy to start using companions – just pop them in the ground in the veg garden and let them do their work.

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  • Bee & Butterfly Wildflower Plugs (Large)

    £29.99
    (100 Plug Plants)

    Buy One Set, Get One Set Free!

    (offer applied at checkout, whilst stocks last!)

    Plant a mini wildflower meadow!
    Hugely popular when we introduced them in 2020, our wildflower plug plants are brilliant for attracting bees, butterflies and other pollinators. There are over 100 different varieties, all annuals which will readily self seed, giving you continual colour for months. They are great for planting in a dedicated patch in the garden, or in a pot/planter for a mini-meadow on your patio!

    As pictured, each plug plant will have a cluster of different seedlings emerging, a lucky dip from the list below, and should not be thinned out. This way, you’ll get a fairly natural looking little meadow. For best results, plant the plugs straight into pots, containers or beds quite close together, about 3-4cm apart. We would recommend 50 plugs to a 50cm-100cm wide pot, or 100 per square metre if planting in beds/borders (or for one of our traditional crate planters )

    Number of plugs: 100 plug plants (multiple seedlings per plug!)

    Contains a lucky dip seedling mix from over 100 different wildflowers, including:

    Borage
    Clover
    Corn Cockle
    Cornflower
    Daisy – Ox-Eye
    Foxglove – Wild
    Knapweed
    Cranesbill
    Poppy – Common
    Scabious – Field
    Ragged Robin
    Teasel
    Yarrow
    Vetch

  • Bee & Butterfly Wildflower Plugs (Small)

    £19.99
    (50 Plug Plants)

    Buy One Set, Get One Set Free!

    (offer applied at checkout, whilst stocks last!)

    Plant a mini wildflower meadow!
    Hugely popular when we introduced them in 2020, our wildflower plug plants are brilliant for attracting bees, butterflies and other pollinators. There are over 100 different varieties, all annuals which will readily self seed, giving you continual colour for months. They are great for planting in a dedicated patch in the garden, or in a pot/planter for a mini-meadow on your patio!

    As pictured, each plug plant will have a cluster of different seedlings emerging, a lucky dip from the list below, and should not be thinned out. This way, you’ll get a fairly natural looking little meadow. For best results, plant the plugs straight into pots, containers or beds quite close together, about 3-4cm apart. We would recommend 50 plugs to a 50cm-100cm wide pot, or 100 per square metre if planting in beds/borders (or for one of our traditional crate planters )

    Number of plugs: 50 plug plants (multiple seedlings per plug)

    Contains a lucky dip seedling mix from over 100 different wildflowers, including:

    Borage
    Clover
    Corn Cockle
    Cornflower
    Daisy – Ox-Eye
    Foxglove – Wild
    Knapweed
    Cranesbill
    Poppy – Common
    Scabious – Field
    Ragged Robin
    Teasel
    Yarrow
    Vetch

  • Calendula

    £5.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Stunning edible flowers that make great companion plants
    Whether you grow calendula for the bees, for adding petals to salads and paella or to keep pests at bay, the fabulous flowers will really add to your plot. Calendula plants grow easily in full sunshine and will flower right through the summer and on into autumn – just keep them well watered. They will self seed as well.

    No. of plants: 10 plug plants

  • Companion Plant Pack

    £12.99
    (30 Plug Plants)

    Help to keep pests at bay with beautiful companion plants
    Companion planting is a traditional and natural way to deter pests from crops that you are growing and to attract good insects such as hoverflies, lacewings and ladybirds which are the best natural predators of aphids and whitefly. Our little companion plant pack is a great way to get started and not only do the plants look lovely when interspersed with your vegetables, they all have the advantage of being edible too.

    With 30 plants in total, this pack contains the following plants:

    Calendula x 10 plug plants
    Plant calendula all around your plot, particularly close to your tomatoes, peppers and aubergine to help deter aphids. They also look very pretty when in flower. Use petals to garnish salads.

    Marigold x 10 plug plants
    The strong colour of marigolds attracts beneficial hoverflies, lacewings and ladybirds. Plant them in amongst your crops or next to rows of veg. The flowers and leaves have a mild citrus flavour and can be used to garnish salads or desserts.

    Nasturtiums x 10 plug plants
    Nasturtiums secrete a mustard oil that insects love, plant them as a sacrificial crop close to brassicas to deter caterpillars. A wonderful pretty companion plant with edible leaves and petals which have a distinctive peppery taste.

  • Achillea – Ptarmica Ballerina

    £6.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    A good all-round filler for any flower arrangement
    Commonly known as Yarrow, this pearl variety of Achillea produces double heads of white button-like flowers. It is such a useful flower for providing filler in any flower arrangements, whether it’s small posies or larger vases, and the feathery leaves add great texture, too. It will grow to around 40-50cm. Leave 3o-40cm between plants. It should flower from June to September.

    No. of plants: 10 plug plants

  • Achillea (Yarrow) – Milefolium Cerise Queen

    £6.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Makes a great filler for vases
    Achillea, or Yarrow as it is commonly known, produces flat heads of clustered flowers. This variety bursts into a deep magenta and is absolutely wonderful as a filler flower in vases, especially with its feathery leaves. It will grow to approximately 60cm, so plant it towards the middle/back of flower beds. Leave 30-40cm between plants. Expect flowers from June to August.

    No. of plants: 10 plug plants

  • Antirrhinum (Snapdragon) – Lucky Lips

    £6.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Award-winning, two-tone snapdragons
    Commonly known as Snapdragon, this two-tone variety of Antirrhinum produces elegant spikes of flowers that look wonderful in vases. It will grow to around 60cm – it’s a good idea to set flower netting about 30cm off the ground for growing snapdragons if they are going to be exposed to the wind, otherwise they tend to fall over on gusty days. Leave 25cm between plants. It should flower from June to September.

    No. of plants: 10 plug plants (annual)

  • Bells of Ireland

    £6.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Useful for all arrangements
    These fun bell-like flowers add really good texture and filler to a flower arrangement. They are a little like foxglove flowers in shape, and their spike-like growth, but in pure green. They are very easy to grow – just plant them 20cm apart and water regularly.

    No. of plants: 10 plug plants

  • Candytuft (Iberis) – Crown Mixed

    £6.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    A splash of white and pinks
    These have strong stems which make them last well in vases. The plant will grow to approximately 20-25cm and produces a flurry of pink and white flowers. Best planted 40cm apart. Flowers from May to September, with a mix of pinks, magentas and cream/whites.

    No. of plants: 10 plug plants (hardy annual)

  • Cobaea – Scandens Purple

    £6.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Climbing vine with bell like flowers
    This climbing plant produces purple, bell-shaped flowers that make excellent additions to flower arrangements – you can use the foliage too. Commonly known as the ‘Cup and Saucer’ Vine, the plant will climb a fence/trellis to a height of 3m or more, and are easily trained by tying in at intervals. Best planted 30cm apart. Flowers from July to October.

    No. of plants: 10 plug plants (treat as half hardy annual)

  • Companion Plant Pack (large)

    £19.99
    (60 Plug Plants)

    Keep pests at bay with a big pack of beautiful companion plants
    Companion planting is a traditional and natural way to deter pests from crops that you are growing and to attract good insects such as hoverflies, lacewings and ladybirds which are the best natural predators of aphids and whitefly. Our large companion plant pack is perfect for larger veg patches and allotments. Not only do the plants look lovely when interspersed with your vegetables, they all have the advantage of being edible too.

    With 60 plants in total, this pack contains the following plants:

    Tagetes x 20 plug plants
    Plant tagetes close to your tomatoes, peppers and aubergine to deter whitefly. They also look very pretty when in flower. The petals have a distinctive zesty flavour and can picked and used fresh to garnish salads.

    Marigold x 20 plug plants
    The strong colour of marigolds attracts beneficial hoverflies, lacewings and ladybirds. Plant them in amongst your crops or next to rows of veg. The flowers and leaves have a mild citrus flavour and can be used to garnish salads or desserts.

    Nasturtiums x 20 plug plants
    Nasturtiums secrete a mustard oil that insects love, plant them as a sacrificial crop close to brassicas to deter caterpillars. A wonderful pretty companion plant with edible leaves and petals which have a distinctive peppery taste.

  • Cornflower

    £6.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Beautiful blues
    These lovely flowers are a great addition to the cut flower garden – they are easy to grow from plug plants and will do well in pots and beds alike. They love sun so be sure to plant in a sunny spot. The flowers are also edible, just sprinkle a few on top of salads for a pop of blue.

    No. of plants: 10 plug plants

  • Cosmos (Mix)

    £6.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Whites, Light Pinks & Deep Pinks
    Easy to grow and stunning colours, cosmos is an essential ingredient for the cut flower patch. It flowers for a long time, especially if you are harvesting regularly.

    No. of plants: 10 plug plants

  • Dahlia – Figaro Improved

    £6.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Compact dahlias in gorgeous colours
    Mixed reds, yellows, pinks and whites, and double and semi-double flowers makes this such a great option if you’re looking to grow dahlias for cutting this summer. At approx 40cm tall, these are nice and compact so you can fit them in easily. Expect blooms from July to September.

    No. of plants: 10 plug plants

  • Digitalis Foxgloves – Foxy Mix

    £6.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    A dwarf variety of a cottage garden classic
    Dwarf foxgloves are an excellent choice for cut flowers. These will flower in the second year, and are well worth growing for the beautiful spikes in a range of whites and pinks. Best planted 30cm apart. Grows to 75cm. Flowers from June to August (in the second year).

    No. of plants: 10 plug plants (hardy biennial)

  • Edible Flower Pack

    £19.99
    (40 Plug Plants)

    Beautiful flowers to decorate salads and cakes
    This collection of edible flower plug plants will provide an abundance of pretty blooms to adorn anything you are cooking, from salads to cupcakes!

    This pack contains the following plants:

    Borage x 10 plug plants

    Lovely little blue flowers that will look super on cakes and desserts. They have a cucumber-like flavour – they’re a great addition to a gin & tonic!!

    Violas x 10 plug plants

    These pretty flowers are so sweet and really decorative.

    Calendula x 10 plug plants

    Use the striking, orange petals to add a splash of colour to risottos and paella. They have a mild saffron like flavour.

    Nasturtium x 10 plug plants

    Pick off the leaves and petals to enjoy in salads or sprinkled on dishes like risotto.  They have a distinctive peppery taste.

     

    Please note that contents may vary slightly depending upon the season

  • Gypsophila – Covent Garden

    £6.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    A cutting garden essential
    Large, frothy white flower heads with feathery green foliage.  Height 60cm. This graceful bloom is a real favourite among flower arrangers because it is such a useful filler that works with nearly all arrangements, whether you’re going for something sophisticated and formal, or natural and cheerful. Grows to 60cm tall. Best planted 30cm apart. Flowers June to August.

    No. of plants: 10 plug plants (hardy annual)

  • Helianthus Sunflower – Cucumerifolius Mixed

    £6.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Mixed shades of yellow
    A mix of different creamy yellows and sunny yellows, these sunflower blooms are ideal for cutting and easy to use in arrangements. Plant at the back of a border. Grows to 1.5m tall. Best planted 30cm apart. Flowers July to Spetember.

    No. of plants: 10 plug plants (hardy annual)

  • Helianthus Sunflower – Red Sun

    £6.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Fiery looking sunflowers
    Deep red sunflowers that are beautiful for cutting. This variety grows tall, so plant it at the back of a border, ideally facing south. Grows to 1.5m tall. Best planted 30cm apart. Flowers July to Spetember.

    No. of plants: 10 plug plants (hardy annual)

  • Helianthus Sunflower – Summer Lovin’

    £6.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Sunflowers with a twist of peachy colour
    A mix of light creams with maroon rings, these sunflower blooms are a little different from the usual yellow and make for a rather special display when it comes to cutting them. It grows tall and branches out, so plant at the back of a border. Grows to 1.8m tall. Best planted 30cm apart. Flowers July to Spetember.

    No. of plants: 10 plug plants (hardy annual)

  • Honeywort (Cerinthe)

    £6.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Wistful foliage and flowers for cutting
    These are great for the cut flower patch – they will produce flowers and foliage right through the summer. Great for beds and planters. They self-seed readily, so if you’d rather they don’t spread, cut flowers regularly and then cut them right back when you see the first seeds starting to form.

    No. of plants: 10 plug plants

  • Ipomoea Morning Glory – Lazy Luxe

    £6.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Not for cutting, but worth growing!
    This climbing Morning Glory mix produces a medley of ten different colours. It will quickly cover a fence, trellis or an obelisk (you can plant in a container) and it blooms all summer long. It’s not ideal for cutting as it doesn’t last long, but we’ve included it in our range as it looks so great growing outside with the rest of your flowers, it would be a shame not to grow it if you can! Best planted 30cm apart. Flowers from June to October.

    No. of plants: 10 plug plants (treat as half hardy annual)

  • Larkspur

    £6.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Tall spikes with loads of flowers
    Such a gorgeous flower for filling vases, this tall plant is stunning in the garden and in the house. It’ll flower for several weeks over the summer, and is popular with the bees too. Mixed colours.

    No. of plants: 10 plug plants

  • Lupin – Gallery Mixed

    £6.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    A dwarf variety that is perfect for cutting
    These are a good option if you’re growing cutting flowers in pots and containers, but remember to choose a large pot. They will grow to around 70cm tall, with packed out flower spikes that look great in vases. Mixed colours: pink, cream, yellow, purple. Plant 30cm apart.

    No. of plants: 10 plug plants