Planting plug plants is one of the easiest ways to grow your favourite seasonal blooms. Whether you order Maxi, Rapid, or Garden Ready plugs, each one has a similar process that is quick and easy.
However, if you’re new to gardening then it’s useful to know where and how to start planting your plug plants.
Maxi and Rapid Plugs – Step 1
Our easy to plant plug plants come in trays that are effortless to unpack. For maxi and rapid plugs, it’s important to unpack them and add moisture to the compost before you can plant plug plants outside.
To remove a plant from the tray, use the end of a pencil to gently push it out from the bottom. Give each plug a small pot so that it can retain moisture before potting on after a few weeks if the weather allows.
Maxi and Rapid Plug – Step 2
Add a little compost to each pot, and make a hole in the centre that is slightly bigger than the plug. Pop it in, pat down gently and water tenderly.
It’s best to use a watering can rather than a hose, as they are rather delicate. Keep on a window sill or a sunny warehouse for 4-5 weeks until it’s time to plant your plug plant in your desired location.
Garden Ready Plugs
If you’ve ordered Garden Ready plugs, these can be planted straight away if the weather allows. However, these can also be put into pots to grow out before planting on if you deem necessary.
Looking for a quick fix for those gaps in your flower beds or baskets? Our top quality maxi plug plants are a great way to grab a range of flowers to create a beautiful summer display for bargain prices.
In this blog post, we will be sharing our maxi plug planting guide, from plug sizes to our planting tips, that will fill your garden with beauty this summer.
What Size are Maxi Plugs?
Height: 6-9cm from base of plug to the top of the foliage.
Width: 2.2 cm at the top of the plug.
Quantity in tray: Available in 33,66 or 132 trays.
Where Can I Plant Them?
Available in an amazing array of varieties, maxi plugs make the perfect partners for pots, containers, borders or window displays. Our Lavender plants are perfect for growing fragrant pots for the patio or why not try planting a carpet of Verbena for a vibrant border.
How Do I Plant Maxi Plugs?
Learn how to get the best from Maxi plug plants with our step-by-step planting guide:
On arrival, give them a little water (if required) and light and they will be ready to plant within 48 hours.
Pot up the plugs for a number of weeks (minimum of two-three).
Once the roots become established, plant out into final position ( Only plant outside when all risk of frost has passed).
Water regularly and make sure soil does not become too dry.
Cut back in spring when new shoots emerge from the base of the plant
Light up your garden this winter with colourful winter/spring bedding plants. These hardy plants are perfect for brightening up those cold and cloudy winter months with their vibrant rainbow of blooms.
Throughout this blog, we will share the benefits, planting guides and top varieties of our amazing Winter/Spring garden ready plants, so you can bring long lasting, bright blooms back into the garden this winter.
What are Garden Ready plants?
Our easy to grow Garden Ready plants are ready to be planted on arrival. They’re ideal for people who don’t have a greenhouse or want instant results in a short growing season. After planting they establish quickly, so you can sit back and enjoy their flowers.
Pansies are one of our most popular bedding plants, being an indispensable plant for a winter bedding scheme when most other plants are dormant. Colourful and compact, Pansy plants are certain to produce a delightful display in any garden border, pot or window box
Pansy Can can
A stunning, double-flowering Pansy. With dazzling, layered wavy blooms, Pansy Can Can is a radiant addition to the winter garden due to their bright, rainbow blooms. This fun and unusual variety will add a touch of joy to window boxes, containers and garden borders.
These delightful pansies are strong growers and prolific bloomers. This new Pansy has exceptional overwintering performance and is the first to re-bloom in spring. Fill your hanging baskets, window boxes and pots with them for a sensational winter/spring display.
A reliable, high performing mixture of Pansies. Blooming in a bold variation of beautiful shades, these hardy plants carry on flowering from winter and last throughout spring. For those who like it bright in winter, this mixture of classic Pansy colours will bring nothing but cheerful colour to your winter garden.
Primula flowers provide you with bold and vibrant colours all through winter and spring. Blooming for weeks, these easy to grow flowers are a fantastic, versatile bedding plant.
Primula Colour Carnival
Create a wonderful display with this sensational mixture of bi-coloured Primula. Plant these flowers where you can enjoy their beautiful fragrance, such as window boxes or in containers by the front door for greeting guests. They are also perfect for attracting bees and butterflies to the garden.
Almost resembling a mass of miniature roses, Primula Primletbloom with stunning double and semi-double flowers in a variation of pretty yellow, red and violet shades. These vibrant, hardy perennials may look delicate, but they will thrive all throughout the tough late winter weather.
This compact and semi evergreen perennial bears masses of vibrant flowers with contrasting yellow centres. Enjoy their fragrant flowers in patio containers or plant them as a bright showstopper in the front of the border. This versatile plant is also perfect for edging or under-planting shrubs and roses.
A modern favourite of the British gardener. Viola are spectacular performing trailing plants that flower in bright, vivid colours and really make an impact in any garden. Free flowering with a soft fragrance they are perfect for winter hanging baskets and containers where their trailing habit will thrive.
Viola Teardrop Mixed
Create a cascade of bright colour in the winter garden with the beautiful clustered flowers in our Viola Teardrop mixture. The scented blooms, each looking rather like a smiling face, will cascade over the edge of your pots and baskets from October to April, an absolute delight to behold.