The Sunday Gardener in association with Crocus and Thompson and Morgan two of the largest quality on-line garden retailers.

Crocus has is a large gardening retail website with an impressive range of plants, over 4000 + plants for sale, and features regularly at Chelsea with award-winning gardens. 

Thompson and Morgan established in1855 and are also a reputable Mail Order Seed and Plant company providing top quality plants and products. In addition, T & M has its own plant breeding programme based in Suffolk in the UK, and can boast several award-winning discoveries - including the stunning Rudbeckia 'Cherry Brandy' and Buddleja 'Buzz'™.

The Sunday Gardener highlights a selection of their seasonal offers, regularly changed and updated.

The Sunday Gardener is an affiliate member of both Thompson & Morgan and Crocus, which means I receive a small commission if you buy via this page and on other links on the website. The small commissions help to offset the cost of running, hosting and the website and maintaining it broadly non commercial and advert free.

If you are looking to buy plants from Crocus, please do use this link and or from Thompson & Morgan, please use this link. Below is a selection of offers with direct links. Using these links is a great help, thank you.

May Offers

Great value Shrubs and Perennials

15% at Crocus on garden favourite - a selection of 60 top garden plants including Lavender, Roses, Cistus, popular evergreen shrubs, Nepeta, Acers a great range all reduced by 15%

View offer here. 

Perennial collection

Begonia non stop bedding plant offer

Fantastic offers from Thompson and Morgan

Begonia "non stop" flowering all summer long until Autumn and the first frosts.

Fabulous in hanging baskets and containers easy summer colour

72 begonia plug plants SALE  was £35.94 now £11.99 Save £23.95

36 begonia plug plants SALE was £17.97 now £7.99 Save £9.9812 begonia plug plants £5.99

15 begonia garden ready plants £12.99

30 begonia garden ready plants was £25.98 now £17.99 Save7.99

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Perennial collection

Echinacea 'Nectar Pink'

Excellent garden perennial 

Deep rose pink Echinacea and like all Coneflowers, Echinacea 'Nectar Pink' blooms over the entire summer, attracting pollinating insects to the garden.

Free flowering with a compact, branching habit. Like all Echinacea, the daisy-like flowers are useful for cutting and can be used either fresh or dried. 

24 echinacea plug plants SALE was £17.99  now£9.99 Save £8.00

12 echinacea plug plants SALE was £12.99 £7.99 Save £5.00

6 echinacea plug plants £8.99

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Rose pink Echinacea

Irresistible Dahlias

Dahlia light up any border with large flowers in a great range of stunning colours. Crocus has 20% off a range of 15 different potted Dahlias.

Illustrated here is Dahlia 'Thomas A Edison' 

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Dahlia 'Thomas A Edison' 310

Browse the range of colourful Bedding plant from two major on line retails.

Tutti fruitti pre planted basket

Tutti fruitti pre planted basket from Thompson and Morgan

Fantastic vibrant colours in this pre planted basket exclusively from Thompson and Morgan.

Thompson and Morgan have a range of pre planted baskets

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RHS Annuals for Pollinators

Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'

A great range of annuals and bedding which is attractive to pollinators.

Add colour and pollinators to your garden with this range from Thompson and Morgan. Illustrated is the unusual Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens' which is a bee magnet.

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Looking for something differnt

Ammi majus

This is Ammi majus a delicate annual with dainty white flower heads that look like lacework and make a frothy haze above the finely cut, green foliage.

After flowering and the seeds have ripened they will attract finches to the garden

Available from Crocus

Current offers

Lavender duo collection

Lavender duo

Lavender duo on offer from Thompson and Morgan L. Hidcote and Munstead. Wonderfully scented English Lavender and fully hardy. 


Offer here


Blue and White Agapanthus

blue and white Agapanthus

Few plants are more stylish than Agapanthus - they are hardy in most parts of the UK although may need a mulch to protect them in winter.


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Hydrangea macrophylla Glam Rock Horwack

Hydrangea macrophylla Glam Rock Horwack

Fantastic colours in this Hydrangea which is a hardy, easy to grow shrub. Winner of Best New Plant Variety in the 'Hardy Nursery Stock' category at The Grower of the Year Awards, 2014

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5 Great Garden Hostas on offer

Hosta collection

This collection of 5 Hosta includes Francee', 'September Sun', 'Marmalade on Toast', 'Brim Cup' and 'Frances Williams' ideal for shady corners in the garden.

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Beautiful Acers - an introductory offer of 15% off selected Acers

Acer palmatum 'Orange Dream' Japanese maple

I love Acers for their grace and delicate leaves. Acer palmatum 'Orange Dream' has orange-green leaves in spring,  followed by strong autumn colour. A. 'Orange Dream' is a smaller variety suitable for most gardens and for growing in a container. 

15% off introductory offer

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Up to 50% off 6 packs to fill your garden with colour

Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfriesland' Balkan clary

This is the incandescent Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfriesland' one of the loveliest Salvias. A herbaceous perennial, it is also attractive to bees and easy to grow.

This is one of dozens of popular, colourful garden plants on offer at Crocus with multi buy .

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Strulch organic garden mulch ideal weed suppressant

Strulch organic garden mulch

I use Strulch in my garden and now is an ideal time. Once the borders are cleared of winter debris and weeds, spreading Strulch will help suppress the weeds over the growing season, to retain moisture and repel slugs. It is organic and will rot down to add structure to the soil. I do buy it every year as I find it effective, and lightweight to use - Strulch offers at Crocus 

Great range of summer bedding including lots of offers

Marigold 'French Fancy'

Choose now, order summer bedding ready for delivery in April. Lots of colours and styles to choose from pick your summer favourites including pre prepared plants and baskets ready to plant and display. Illustrated  is Marigold 'French Fancy' 40 + 20 plug plants free for £22.99

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Colourful Spring Shrubs from Crocus

Syringa lovely scent Liliac

Syringa vulgaris 'Charles Joly' common lilac

Syringa common name Liliac are a lovely scented spring flowering shrub. Illustrated is Syringa vulgaris 'Charles Joly' which is the common lilac which is a large shrub growing up to 4m, but there are plenty of Liliac suitable for smaller gardens.

Crocus has 14 varieties for sale. 

Camellia wonderful rose type flowers

Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfriesland' Balkan clary

Camellia are particular about growing conditions but if you have acid soil, and can plant in a sheltered corner with partial shade and not facing east, you will be rewarded.

Camellia has showy flowers and shiny, glossy foliage.

Crocus have around 20 varieties to choose from. 

Rhododendrons for containers

Rhododendron bloomchampion

Rhododendrons also need to be grown in acid soil. There are varieties of Rhododendrons which are suited to being grown in a container, such as  illustrated, Rhododendron 'bloomchampion' which means you can have the lovely bright spring colours of Rhododendrons even if your soil is not acid. Crocus has over 50 varieties for sale.

Spiraea a white spring flowering shrub

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound' snowmound

This is Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'  a white spring flowering variety of Spiraea. Reaching around 2.5m it is ideal for the average sized garden. Spiraea carry good autumn colour turning buttery later in the year. There is also the summer flowering variety,  Spiraea japonica 'Anthony Waterer' for sale at Crocus.


Best shrubs and plants for February available from Crocus

It's lovely to see the early flowering shrubs and plants emerging in February. Illustrated below are some of the best shrubs and plants for garden interest in February.

Lots of ideas for Early flowering shrubs and plants. Cheer up you and your February garden.

There are also pages of top quality plants and shrubs for your garden 


Helleborus × hybridus Harvington double green speckled

Top of the February wish list has to be Hellebores. Easy to grow, tolerant of most conditions including semi shade they have lovely long flowering blooms..

Crocus has 65 Hellebores available a fabulous selection.

Garrya Elliptica

Garrya Elliptica James Roof.

This is Garrya Elliptica, variety James Roof which is reputed to have the longest tassels of all the Garrya shrubs.

Easy to grow it needs some winter protection .

Check out on Crocus


Daphne 'Perfume Princess' (PBR) daphne

One of the absolute best for scent, Daphne 'Perfume Princess' . This is an ideal shrub for gardeners in the south of England and more sheltered area where it rewards with long flowering scented blooms.

Winter Honeysuckle

Lavender Garden wellington boots

Lonicera × purpusii 'Winter Beauty' is easier to grow being tolerant of most conditions including partial shade  and is hardy. The winter Honeysuckles have the most wonderful scent.

Available to buy from Crocus

We are thinking about Spring and what can be easier than a lovely flowering spring Shrub. Easy to maintain and flowering every year. Crocus has hundreds of spring flowering shrubs to buy, and many are in stock and plant ready for this year. Below are just a few ideas: visit Crocus Spring shrubs for more inspiration.

Winter colour

Fabulous Hellebores

This is Helleborus × hybridus Harvington yellow speckled Lenten rose hellebore, such a beauty with the delicate dark purple specks inside. Hellebores are a woodland plant, tough, versatile, they are easy to grow they mature into large clumps.

Hellebores are long flowering and self seeders. Crocus have a great selection of Hellebores.

Tips about planting and growing Hellebores.



Helleborus × hybridus Harvington yellow speckled Lenten rose hellebore

Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire' dogwood

Wonderful winter colour provided by this Cornus, common name Dogwood. It will grow in neutral and  damp soil. For best effect in the winter plant where it benefits from the winter sun which really lights up the bright red stems.

Although it is grown for its strong winter colour, it has attractive variegated leaves as illustrated here with Cotinus, images and growing tips.

Available to buy from Crocus 



Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire' dogwood

Garrya elliptica 'James Roof' silk-tassel bush

With its striking long tassels, Garrya elliptica is an impressive evergreen shrub with winter interest.

It is easy to grow, tolerant of all soil types and will grow in sun or partial shade. Some varieties are not fully hardy, and may need some winter protection although I have seen them growing happily, (in a Co-Op supermarket landscaping) near the Pennines.

Available from Crocus 


Garrya elliptica 'James Roof' silk-tassel bush

Lots more winter interest plants and Shrubs at Crocus

Last updated 07.01.2021