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Unwins exciting new plants 2016- see our spring catalogue

26 February 2016 | Posted in Gardening by The Unwins Family

USCFrontcoverTake a look at the Unwins Spring catalogue 2016 for a wide selection of flower seeds including Unwins famous sweet peas, flower plants and essential garden accessories.



If it’s one of your resolutions to create a gorgeous garden this year, or improve on last year’s, our spring catalogue is the perfect starting point.



Choose from our wide range of flower seeds and young plants for dazzling basket and container displays as well as herbaceous borders. We also have a wide range of patio fruit, herbs and vegetables too, if you’re looking to grow your own tasty crops for the kitchen.



Here's my pick of top ten plants to try for your very own garden of Eden this year.





Alluring annuals

USCBegoniaIlluminationBegonia IlluminationsCascades of colourful summer-long blooms ideal for hanging baskets positioned in full sun on a sunny patio or balcony. Super vigorous plants with flowers of sun-set shades right through the summer amid exotic-style leaves.



USCSweetPeaMixUnwins Sweet Pea Super Fragrant Mix Heady perfumes and glorious colours are the attributes of these gorgeous sweet peas.  Whether you plan to enjoy them in situ outdoors or cut the stems for vases indoors you won't be disappointed.



USCCosmosCosmos Sonata Mixed - Tall vibrant annual flowers that grow with a beautiful backdrop of feathery leaves - perfect for pots or in flowerbeds planted with Verbena bonariensis. Truly pays homage to the Flueroselect Year of the Cosmos 2016!



USCPriscillaTumbelina Priscilla - A world-first in double petunias it celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Naturally tumbling in habit, this is a top contender for hanging baskets. It's an international bestseller on account of its generous blooms and captivating fragrance.



USCGeraniumGeranium 'Summer Rain' - A half hardy annual that is smothered in flowers from mid-June to well into autumn. Beautiful in containers, hanging baskets or bedding positioned in full sun. You can successful grow these through the summer no matter how poor your soil.


Perfecting your perennial border

USCRubeckiaRudbeckia ‘Russet Glow’ The unusual yet attractive burnt-copper blooms make elegant and fashionable flowers that make great cut flowers for vases. Being perennials they'll come back year after year producing a bigger and better show of flowers.



USCFrillyKittyHellebore 'Frilly Kitty' - Hardy shade-loving perennial that reveals rose-like flowers in the depths of winter for a welcome show. Displays get better and better each year.



Shrub stalwarts for year-on-year performance

USCHydrangeaHydrangea 'Magical Seasons' - Easy-to-grow hardy shrubs you can grow to the back of borders of in large containers. The colours of the large pom-pom flowerheads change like a kaleidoscope through the summer. Thriving even in the wettest summers you're guaranteed colour with this.



USCRoseRose 'Sunny Sky' - Rose of the Year 2016! Add this beautiful hybrid tea rose to your garden for a gorgeous display of many-petalled blooms that unfurl through the summer. Comes back each year with more and more blooms.


And last but by no means least...

USCClematisClematis 'Volunteer' - Featuring at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016, add a touch of the world-famous flower show to your own garden. Flowers May to September for a natural curtain of colour.


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