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Plug Plants

Plug plants from Blooming Direct

Posted by Joel on 28 October, 2007

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I know that we have only just seen off summer and are well into autumn and haven’t even had a sniff of winter yet but I think that your spring planting for next summers flowering is given some thought! Confused? Read on….

Plug plants are ideal for gardeners of all ability and experience. Generally sold in quantities far in excess of what you actually need, plug plants allow a great deal of flexibility. The plants offer excellent value for money – indeed on the BloomingDirect website you can buy them from 13p per plant. There is also a good selection of F1 hybrid seed raised plug plants including Geranium, Busy Lizzie (Impatiens), Petunia Multiflora, Double Petunia, Pansy, Lobelia, Verbena and much more.
You can also buy a selection of many plug plants and share the costs and the plug plants with your friends and neighbours.

Plug plants get a bit of bad press from the so called expert celebrity gardners but this is, in my opinion, just blatant plant snobbery. Plug plants are raised on the whole from seed and are grown using far more scientific methods than the majority of pots & liners. Some of the big DIY retailers have also given annual plants a bit of a dodgy reputation, but again this is nothing to do with the growers but more with what the retailers are demanding from them. Bedding plants shouldn’t be treated as a commodity item or as loss leaders just to get the consumer to shop with a certain shop. Likewise some mail order companies just churn out poor quality plants without really understanding the product that they are selling. Put this to the test and phone them up with a horticultural question and just wait and see how long you have to wait for an answer. They will probably end up searching on Google for the answer.

We at BloomingDirect have a management team with some 30 years mail order plug plant retail experience. Top this off with a combined Horticultural experience of over 100 years – we believe that we can back up our product sales with in depth plant knowledge, growing experience and qualifications. This is indeed more than a great deal of our competition. The majority of our product is grown directly on our nursery in Jersey and then picked fresh at its optimum time for delivery to the customer.

OUR OFFER – 20% off
If you want to try some of our plug plants then we have a great offer for you. Enter the code plug20 into the voucher code box in your shopping basket and you’ll get an automatic 20% off your purchases.

Keep plugging away!

Managing Director, BloomingDirect.


john biesty says:

Do you supply goods to Republic of Ireland?

Saturday, 15 December, 2007

joel (Author Comment) says:

Hi John,
We can but there may be a small levy to pay the extra postage costs. However if you place a big order I will happily waive the postage!
Happy Christmas

Sunday, 16 December, 2007

Phyllis O Neill says:

can you supply plug plants eg surfinia and others to southern ireland regards phyllis

Wednesday, 07 April, 2010

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