Hottest new plants for next spring
Gardening is all about thinking what comes next and Suttons new Bulb and Kitchen Garden catalogues will brighten up next spring and give you inspiration for 2018’s harvest.
The Bulb Catalogue includes winter bedding plants, perennials, and shrubs, not just spring bulbs.
Cover star – and one of the best-looking flowers I’ve seen in a long time – is Ranunculus Clementine, with amazing orange blooms and vivid green centres. They’re especially welcome as they flower in that difficult May-June period, after tulips and before most perennials. Height 20-30 cm (8-12”), 10 bulbs £9.99, 20 bulbs £16.98 (save £3).
Ten per cent of the sales of all daffodil bulbs will be given to help Marie Curie care for more people with a terminal illness.
Among the many varieties of daffodils is Veneto, new and exclusive to Suttons. It has a long flowering period from mid-April, with exquisitely shaped blooms and strong stems, perfect for cutting. At only 40-50cm tall, they are ideal for pots and containers as well as naturalising. Price £9.99 for 15 bulbs, £25 for £45. £1 from the small pack and £5 from the large pack will be donated to Marie Curie.
Also new are Split Corolla Lemon Beauty, with unusual star-shaped lemon yellow centres, and white outer petals and fragrant Split Corolla Tricollet; white petals with yellow segmented cups on upright stems. Both varieties flower March-April, height 40-50cm. Bulb size 12/14cm, 10 bulbs £7.99.
There’s a new Premier Perennial Range, a selection of established perennials, shrubs and bulbs in large two-litre (17cm) pots, for instant impact in beds, borders, and containers, providing colour when many things in the garden are starting to fade. Price from £5 per plant in a multibuy offer.
Finally, new extra large Amaryllis bulbs giving two-three stems per bulb and three-four flowers per stem in Appleblossom, Gervase and Red and White. Plant by the end of October in time for flowers at Christmas. Price £12.99 or buy any two varieties and save £5.98.
Kitchen Garden stars
The Kitchen Garden Catalogue’s cover star is RHS Chelsea’s Plant of the Year – Dwarf Mulberry Charlotte Russe, price £17.99, deliveries from April 2018.
Other highlights include the Blueberry Collection at less than half price. Early (ripens from early July), Mid (harvest from late July) and Late (pick from mid-August to late September), supplied in one-litre pots. Perfect for pots, in ericaceous compost, price £21.99.
Raspberry Yummy is dwarf, compact and thornless, producing fruit in the first year, in 12cm pot £9.99 or three for £20.
Lastly, buy any two citrus plants from James Wong range for £50, saving up to £9.98.
For more information, visit www.suttons.co.uk.