At Green Pastures, this is our favourite time of year. The sheer range of plants available is at its height, whether you want to grow vegetables or flowers, trees or shrubs, there is a huge range to choose from and we love it!
Having been dormant through the winter, our polytunnels are now bursting with life and this is where you will find our range of basket and bedding plants. We currently have a wide range of surfinia petunias; geraniums (upright and trailing); fuchsias; bacopa; helichrysum; lobelia; begonias (upright and trailing); sanvitalia; zinnias; verbena; Million Bells; osteospermums and many more. Don’t leave it too long before coming to get your plants though, we’re already seeing some of our most popular plants selling out! If you’re stuck for inspiration then why not try our ever-popular Confetti Garden – three complimentary basket/patio plants in one pot for just £3.49.
Every year one of the highlights for us is seeing the new plant varieties. Here are just a few of this years stars, all available right here at Green Pastures:
A mounding, semi-trailing petunia with gorgeous contrasting white and blue petals. The plant that impressed us most of all in last year’s trials!
Petunia “Designer Buzz Purple”
A novel bicolour trailing petunia with purple petals edged with a green rim. During its trials it showed great tolerance against wet weather. (Ready Mid-May).
Bacopa Scopia Double Ballerina Indigo Blue
An extremely floriferous form of Bacopa with intense blue double blooms.
Bidens “Bee Alive”
New bushy and compact form of Bidens (ideal for pots) with contrasting yellow and orange blooms. Butterfly attractor!
Million Bells (Calibrachoa) Starlight Pink and Starlight Blue
Very free-flowering with contrasting yellow star in the centre of each bloom.
Verbena “EnduraScape” Pink Bicolour
A vigorous form of trailing Verbena, bred to compliment other powerful basket plants, namely Surfinia Petunias.
And if we’ve given you a taste for some beautiful summer colour but you don’t have the time to put things together yourself then why not take advantage of our basket planting service? Many people bring their empty tubs or baskets to us every year. We plant them up with a beautiful display, grow them on for a short time and then they can be picked up from us all ready to give a fabulous display! Simply drop your baskets into us as soon as possible and we will have them looking fantastic for you ready for the summer sun.