Today opened from 09:00 until 17:30

Your independent Plant Centre
for all the Family

  • We make our own award-winning pies and sausages in our Farm Shop

  • Enjoy tea, coffee and a variety of home-made treats on our Sunny Café Terrace

  • Beautiful plants, flowering shrubs and hanging baskets from our Plant Centre

  • We have a huge range of Garden Furniture

    Annuals

    Annual plants are here-today, gone-tomorrow party girls. They may have just one season in the sun, but what a season: they flower for an incredibly long time and are invariably so spectacularly beautiful you'll lose your heart to them.

    We stock two kinds of annual in our garden centre in Poynings: hardy annuals to sow direct from March onwards, and half-hardies to sow under cover as they don't like frost. Here are just some you'll find in our garden centre.

    Hardy annuals:
    Ammi majus: lacy white flowers over feathery foliage
    Poached egg plant (Limnanthes douglasii): cheery yellow-and-white flowers
    Love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena): starry blue or white flowers followed by architectural seedpods
    Ladybird poppies (Papaver communtatum 'Ladybird'): scarlet papery petals each with a black blotch
    Nasturtiums: abundant red, orange or creamy flowers over rounded leaves

    Half-hardy annuals:
    Cosmos 'Purity': clear white daisies with yellow centres on long stems
    Zinnias: pompom flowers in brilliant scarlets, yellows and purples
    Swan river daisy: profuse mauve daisies tumbling over pots and baskets
    Nemesia: another perfect container plant with pretty, delicate blooms
    Tobacco plant (Nicotiana): charming open flowers in pink, cream and green over big leafy rosettes

    Please ask the staff in our Poynings garden centre for more information and advice about choosing and growing annuals.