Plant Size Guide

PlantSize_Medium Plug

Medium Plug Plants

Our Medium Plug Plants are delivered from early April to late April, depending on weather and variety, in a 48 cell micro-propagator placed within a sleeve or a box. They offer excellent value for money and are perfect for gardeners who can give them more time and attention. They typically measure up to 5cm/2in from root to tip. They should be grown on in individual 6 or 9cm pots prior to planting out. They are delivered by 2nd class post. 

 

 

Large Plug Plants PlantSize_Large Plug

Our Large Plug Plants are delivered from late April to mid May, depending on weather and variety, in a 24 cell micro-propagator placed within a sleeve or a box. They will establish more quickly and give bigger, stronger plants that flower earlier. They are more advanced, with root-balls up to 3 times larger than medium plugs. Ready to be planted straight into the garden (but frost protection may be required). They typically measure 5-8cm/2-3in from root to tip. Perfect for gardeners with less time or space to grow-on. They are delivered by 2nd class post. 

 

 

Young Plants PlantSize_Young Plant

Our Young Plants are delivered from early April to late May, depending on weather and variety, in a blister pack within a box. With well developed root systems they can be planted straight out, (for best results we recommend growing them on in 9cm pots for a few weeks first). They typically measure 5-10cm/2-4in from root to tip. They are delivered by 2nd class post. 

 

 

Perennial Young Plants PlantSize_Perennial Young Plant

Our Perennial Young Plants are delivered from early April to end of May, depending on weather and variety, in a blister pack within a box. Excellent value for money, are easy to grow and will come back bigger and better each year. They typically measure from 10-12cm/4-5in from root to tip. They are delivered by 2nd class post. 

 

 

Vegetable Plants PlantSize_Vegetable Plant

Our Vegetable Plants are delivered at the right time for planting, depending on weather and variety, in a blister pack within a box. Some plants are delivered in polythene bags within a box. They are perfect for gardeners who don't want to grow plants from seed and also ideal for novice gardeners. They typically measure up to 12cm/5in from root to tip. They are delivered by 2nd class post. Tomato Plants are delivered 1st class post.

 

 

Grafted Plants PlantSize_Grafted Plant

Our Grafted Plants are delivered from late May, in 7cm pots, within blister packs within a box. Supplied well rooted to give you more vigorous and stronger plants which produce fruits earlier by 2-3 weeks. They typically measure 15-20cm/6-8in from root to tip. They are delivered by 2nd class post.

 

 

Sweet Pea Plants PlantSize_Sweet Pea Plant

Our Sweet Pea Plants are delivered from early March to mid April, depending on weather. They are despatched as garden-ready multi-sown modules, in a 9-cell micro-propagator, within a box. Each module contains at least 5 sturdy plants - giving you a minimum of 45 plants. (Do not separate the multi-sown modules as this will cause damage to the root system, and may result in the plant failing). They are delivered by 2nd class post.

 

 

Potted Shrubs PlantSize_Shrub

Our Shrubs are delivered from April and May, depending on weather and variety. Our 1ltr shrubs are delivered in April and typically measure up to 45cm/18in from root to tip. Our 3ltr shrubs are delivered in May and typically measure up to 75cm/30in from root to tip. All sizes can vary dependent on varieties habit. All potted shrubs are well rooted and garden ready for immediate planting. They are delivered in a protective paper bag by either Post or Courier, which can take between 3-5 working days from despatch. 

 

Bare Root Roses PlantSize_Roses

Our Bare Root Roses are delivered from January to end of April, depending on weather. They are in a natural dormant state on despatch so growth isn't disturbed. Our bare root roses have a minimum of three strong healthy stems. They typically measure up to 50cm/20in from root to tip and are delivered in a box by either Post or Courier, which can take between 3-5 working days from despatch.  

 

 

Strawberry Plants/ Bare Root Plants/ Soft Fruit  PlantSize_Strawberry

Our Bare Root Runners are delivered from October through to late April, depending on weather and variety, in a dormant state. The bare root runners will quickly establish in Spring with increasing yields until year 4. Before planting bare root runners soak their roots in a bucket of water for 24 hours. Keep moist once planted until they are established. Plant height varies depending on variety. They are delivered in a box/jiffy bag by Post, which can take 3-5 working days from despatch. Bare Root Strawberry Plants can look untidy with old leaves, which will naturally drop off as Spring progresses. 

 

Raspberry Canes PlantSize_Raspberries

Our Raspberry Canes are delivered as bare root canes (regular/long) from October to late April, depending on weather and variety, in a dormant state. Before planting bare root canes soak their roots in a bucket of water for 24 hours. Keep moist once planted until they are established. Standard Canes are typically 60cm/2ft from root to tip and Long Canes are typically 1.2m/4ft from root to tip. They are delivered in a protective paper sack by Courier, which can take up to 3 working days from despatch.

 

 

Fruit Trees PlantSize_Fruit Trees

Our Fruit Trees are delivered as bare root maidens or feathered maidens depending on variety, from late October to late March, weather permitting. They typically measure 90-120cm/3-4ft from root to tip. In some instances the leader may already have been 'tipped' to promote the formation of the fruit bearing laterals. They are delivered in a bespoke box by Courier, which can take up to 3 working days from despatch.