Highly fragrant lilac-blue flowers, perfect for attracting pollinators...
Flowering all the way from June to September, this Lavender 'Blue Spear' collection will present a profusion of lilac-blue flowers which will fill your garden with their earthy floral scent. Aside from being very appealing to pollinators, the flowers of these plants can be added to a vase for a lasting indoor display. We believe these plants will look particularly stunning planted in drifts along a flowerbed for a look reminiscent of a wild garden. Or why not plant them plentifully in a window box to brighten up a patio space? For flourishing plants, it is important to wait until the risk of frost has passed before planting outside.
|Supplied As || 20 plug plants |
|Season of Interest || Summer |
|Soil Type || Well-drained soil |
|Heights of Plants on Arrival || 5.2cm |
|Preferred Location || Sun or part shade |
|Eventual Height and Spread || 30cm, 25cm |
Fresh from the UK Nursery Our plug plants are directly sent to your home by our trusted growers, based in the heart of England. As such, you can rest assured that your plants will arrive healthy and garden-ready.
Great for Pots and Containers
A Long Flowering Period
A Beautiful Colour Scheme
Perfect for Novice Gardeners
Wonderfully Easy to Grow
Add to several hanging baskets for a uniform accent to your home!
How Your Plant Will Arrive
|Supplied AsTitle ||Delivered To You ||Price ||Link ||Image |
|5 Plug Plants |
15 Plug Plants
£11.99 £4.99 |Mid March || |£11.99 £4.99
Delivered From Mid March
Whatever effect you aim to achieve with your planting scheme, the colour wheel should always be your first port of call.
By planting complementary colours and avoiding clashing colours, you can create stunning baskets, borders and containers, whether you want excitement or relaxation.
- Monochromatic: Monochromatic planting uses shades of a single colour to maximise visual impact. Working with colours of the same hue you can integrate subtle changes of tone or texture to create a fascinating collage of plants. Used widely in cottage garden planting schemes and stand alone displays.
- Adjacent colours create a harmonious effect: Colours close together in the colour wheel are used to create harmony. Pair yellow with red or orange and blue with purple or greens to create a natural, relaxing display.
- Opposites colour complement each other: Colours opposite in the colour wheel produce a striking effect. Pink and yellow, blue and orange and red and green are famous contrasting combinations and can be used to create an energetic, eye catching display. Perfect for a contemporary design or creating a tropical feel.
- Triadic colours: triadic planting selects three colours spaced at equal distances around the colour wheel creating a beautifully balanced palette. Be careful to select plants with a similar intensity of colour and you can create a display packed with visual interest, with less contrast than opposite colours, resulting in a more harmonious feel.
Neutral colours can be used as part of any planting scheme and can also be used as a buffer between clashing colours. Neutral colours include white, black, grey, silver, brown and in gardening, green. White is a fantastic addition to any bed as it reflects all wavelengths of light, brightening up your garden.
|Monochromatic Using the shades of a single colour is the easiest scheme to put together. |
Add more shades of pink to create a monochromatic masterpiece!
|Adjacents Planting plants close in the colour wheel creates harmony |
Plant alongside purple and red colours to create a harmonious display
|Opposites Opposites are complementary colours directly opposite in the colour wheel |
Contrast with green flowers to create an eye catching planting scheme
|Triadic Triadic planting uses three colours spaced equal distances around the colour wheel |
Mix with orange and purple for a balanced, stylish arrangement
About your Garden-Ready Bedding Plants
Lovingly grown by our trusted nursery in England, each bedding plant will be grown in perfect conditions to allow them to develop beautiful flowers and foliage. Once ready, they will be dispatched directly to your door.
Sustainability is one of our priorities, and as such, your bedding plants will be delivered in environmentally friendly packaging. Aside from being recyclable, they will keep your plants safe and secure on their journey to your home.
Please see our below guidance on your bedding plantâ€™s care:
Watering: Before planting your bedding plants, it is important to provide them with a generous watering. This can be done by letting the roots of each plant submerge in a bucket of water. Once all air bubbles have escaped, allow each plant to drain. If you are planting your bedding plants in a hanging basket, you will need to water them more frequently (ideally once a day).
Deadheading: To promote a long flowering period, you should deadhead any flowers that appear spent. Simply rescind each flower at their base, taking care to not cut other parts of the plant.
Feed: To really flourish, your bedding plants should have adequate feed. You can either add a slow release fertilizer to their compost, or mix feed into their watering on a weekly basis.
Frost: Young plug plants will need to be protected from any danger of frost. Keep them in a sheltered environment whilst you pot them on ready to go outside, which is usually around May time. A greenhouse is perfect but a windowsill or conservatory will do just fine as long as they are kept warm with plenty of sunlight (16-18°C is optimal). Use a good quality balanced potting compost when planting, and slow release fertiliser is also advised for the best results.
Young plug plants will need to be grown on before they are ready to be planted out in your garden. They will take several weeks to establish and put on the growth required to be garden ready. Please follow our simple steps below to ensure the best results.
Seedlings, 60 cell plug packs, and 4 cell veg plug plants are best planted into bedding tray inserts or 7 - 9cm pots.
Starter and premium plants are best planted into 9 - 13 cm pots, but can be planted directly into baskets and containers (as long as they are protected from frost).
- Fill the cell trays or pots with compost and lightly firm down.
- Use a dibber to make a hole similar to the size of the plug plant in the compost, and place your plant into this planting hole. Try to make sure that the top of the plant is level with the compost in the tray or pot.
- Gently water your plants with a watering can that is fitted with a fine hose.
- It is important that you position your plants in a warm, sunny position but to keep them out of direct sun. Once any risk of frost has passed, you can plant them straight into your garden's beds.
For a more detailed guide with additional tips why not read our blog below?