PLANTS can brighten up any outdoor space, and they don’t need to cost the earth.
There’s lots of online shops where you can pick up a bargain and they’ll be delivered straight to your door.
From bedding plants to go straight into the garden to seeds to grow from scratch, there’s a lot on offer.
As we’re all spending a lot more time at home, due to the coronavirus lockdown which has been in place since March 23, there’s no better time to spruce up your outdoor space.
While the lockdown rules have eased slightly, and shops including garden centres are now open, you can still order online.
Here we’ve picked out our favourite bundle deals but as always, before you buy always check if you can find the item cheaper elsewhere.
These picks are only for online ordering, but if you're visiting a supermarket or local garden shop the prices might be cheaper.
Before splashing out it’s also worth doing a little bit of research to make sure you have the room for the plants or seeds you’re ordering, and you know how to look after them.
There’s scores of free advice and information on caring for plants and seeds online, and the Royal Horticultural Society is a good place to start.
For an instant splash of colour, you can buy plants that are all ready to go straight into the garden. Here are some of the bundles we’ve spotted.
Perfect for pollinators, 24 plants for £29 (buy now)
This selection of plants are perennials that will come back every year and they’re perfect for attracting bees and butterflies into your garden.
A bundle of 24 plants is £28.99, or you can buy 48 plants for £37.99.
Home delivery is within 21 days and costs £4.99.
Fragrant pot carnations collection, 12 plants for £14.99 from You Garden (buy now)
If it's carnations you're after for a splash of colour from spring until autumn, this is a great value bundle.
There are 12 plants included for £14.99. You'll get a mix of colours, three in orange, three in purple, three in pink, and three in white.
Home delivery is £6.99.
Busy Lizzie devine, 24 plants for £19.99 from You Garden (buy now)
These Busy Lizzie plants are the only variety which are mildew and disease resistant, according to You Garden.
They're bigger than traditional Busy Lizzies and come in pink, purple, red and white and flower into the autumn.
You can buy 24 plants for £19.99 (falling to £14.99 if you buy at least two bundles). Delivery is £6.99.
Petunia Frenzy Mixed, 12 plants for £13.99 from Gardening Direct (buy now)
These petunias come in a mix of pink, blue, white, red, lilac and salmon shades and are priced at £13.99 for 12 plants.
They're small plants so best-suited for window boxes or pots.
Delivery is £3.95 from Gardening Direct.
Premium Dahlia Collection, 10 plants for £14.99 from Gardening Express (buy now)
Usually £39.99, this dahlia bundle is currently reduced to £14.99 for 10 plants, from Gardening Express.
Each flower is around 15 – 20cm wide and the website says they make excellent cut flowers and are very useful for growing in containers or for filling gaps in borders.
You can also buy a bundle of 10 iris plants for £19.99 from the website. Home delivery is £5.99.
Fruit and vegetable collections
You can buy fruit and vegetables to grow from seeds, or for slightly more money you can also get them as plants.
Cucumber, cabbage, and pumpkin seeds, from £1 at Thompson and Morgan (buy now)
Whatever vegetable you want to grow, there’s a huge selection at Thompson & Morgan including aubergine, cabbage, cucumber, and even mini pumpkin seeds .
Packs of seeds cost between £1 and £1.19. You’ll get between 20 and 50 seeds in every pack, depending on the variety you’ve chosen.
Home delivery costs start at £2.99.
Three "lucky dip" chilli pepper plants, £12.99 from Suttons (buy now)
Suttons sells a massive range of fruit and vegetable plants and seeds and for £12.99 (reduced from £14.97), you can get three lucky dip chilli plants.
If you're a real spice fan, it's also selling 15 plants for £20.The plants will be picked at random and include those in the hot, medium and mild spice categories
Delivery costs £4.99.
Mixed bundle of 45 spring onion plants, £7.99 from Dobies (buy now)
Spring onions are perfect for summer salads and this bumper pack of 45 plants in mixed varieties is £7.99.
You can buy directly from Dobies and delivery costs £4.99.
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