Annuals for picking

One of the great luxuries of gardening is collecting armfuls of cheerful flowers for filling vases to overflowing with colour and scent for the house. Some of the best flowers for picking are easy-going annuals, and we've picked our top ten from the wide range available in our Guilsfield garden centre.

Bupleurum: lime-green flowers and foliage, contrasting perfectly with brighter colours

Cosmos: graceful daisy-like flowers on 90cm tall stems: 'Purity' is exquisite white, and 'Dazzler' is vivid pink

Ammi majus: frothing umbels of pure white flowers, like an elegant cowparsley

Tobacco plant (Nicotiana): tall, airy flowers in colours from white to pink to lime green

Snapdragons (Antirrhinum): pretty cottage-garden flowers with generous blooms

Cornflowers (Centaurea cyanus): blue is the classic colour, but they come in white, pink or darkest purple

Sweetpeas (Lathyrus odoratus): choose Spencer types for scent, and Grandifloras for big, blowsy flowers

Love-in-a-mist (Nigella): exquisite starry blue or white flowers are followed by architectural seedheads

Larkspur (Consolida): a rich royal blue flower with tall spikes produced till the first frosts

Bells of Ireland (Molucella laevis): curious curving spikes of vivid green bell-like flowers veined with cream

Please ask the staff in our garden centre for more information and advice about annual flowers you can pick for the house.

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The Derwen, one of the finest independent garden centres in the country, is owned and run by the Joseph family, who also own the Dingle Nurseries www.dinglenurseries.co.uk and https://www.derwenwholesale.co.uk

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Address:  Derwen Garden Centre,
Guilsfield, Welshpool, SY21 9PH
Office:(01938) 553015
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Derwen Garden Centre sells a range of indoor and seasonal outdoor plants and bulbs and also gifts, bird food, tools and National Garden Vouchers.


Mon - Sat:9.30am - 5.30pm

Sunday:11am - 5:pm