For something delightfully different to decorate your doorstep try a lovely pair of Lollipop Holly Trees. With their rich red berries and tasteful ribbon trim, they could also offer a chic alternative to a Christmas tree for those with smaller homes. Just plant in the garden after the festivities to enjoy their beauty for years to come. £60 for a pair, £40 for one. Buy Now
Send a loved one a florally festive gift of Paperwhite Daffodils. Beautifully presented in a silver pot, these flowers will make a charming centrepiece for the dinner table or an attractive adornment for a mantelpiece. Give the gift of Christmas in bloom for just £20. Buy Now
Make Mum smile with a planter that’s as pretty as she is. Perfectly pink and peppered with cheerful blooms, this painted planter will bring a splash of spring colour to a sunny windowsill or doorstep. (£25)
Mums with a zest for life will love the opportunity to grow their own gin and tonic. No ordinary G & T, this one has a fragrant Elderflower twist. The gift includes a leafy lemon tree with miniature bottles of Bombay Sapphire gin and Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic and a young elderflower sapling (£39).
A sniff of this gorgeous gardenia and Mum will think you’ve been heaven-scent. With its lollipop-shaped burst of evergreen leaves and fragrant cream flowers, this striking houseplant will thrive in a sunny spot.
Plants4Presents deliver all over the country from their Sussex nursery and every plant is packed with care with a handwritten greeting card. Order by 4pm on Thursday 27th March for delivery on our standard service or by 2pm on Friday for Saturday deliveries
Plants and flowers have been associated with romantic love since medieval times and what better way to celebrate our modern Valentine’s day than with beautiful plants that will last and last.
From the romantic heart shaped flowers of anthuriums, to elegant orchids and quirky myrtle balls, Plants4Presents have something to celebrate every love affair. Of course no Valentines selection would be complete without the classic red rose and we’re delighted to launch these cute red roses presented in a special heart-covered pot just for Valentines.
Available up to 4pm on Thursday 13th February for delivery on Valentine’s day this twist on the valentines classic will out-bloom and out-last a traditional bouquet and can even be planted out in the garden in the spring for a repeat display year after year.
Plants4Presents deliver all over the country from their Sussex nursery and every plant is packed with care with a handwritten greeting card. There’s no limit on the length of the message so there’s no excuse not to add a sonnet, a poem or your own very special message before it’s giftwrapped and delivered.
Plants4Presents launch fabulous new gift sets for the festive season
Plants4Presents seasonal gift collections include over 100 different fruiting and
flowering plants at any one time and the selection changes on a weekly basis to
reflect what’s in season and at its best.
For Christmas 2013 alongside their traditional festive offerings like poinsettias,
hyacinths and decorated christmas tres, Plants4Presents have launched some stunning
new gift ideas for 2013:
Here we have all the ingredients to make the perfect festive mulled wine. This tantalising
gift set includes a beautiful fruiting orange tree, a fine bottle of Bordeaux, a
sachet of spices and a special recipe to create the ultimate winter warmer.
A fantastic long lasting gift for Christmas this gorgeous moth orchid is the easiest
to keep of all the orchids and will bloom for at least six weeks. Standing at over
1 metre tall and delivered with over 25 flowers across 4 flower stems this stylish
gift will brighten dark days well into the New Year. The Luxury Christmas Orchid
is delivered in a choice of festive pots.
Banish hangover horrors this Christmas with this trio of Sussex grown herbs designed
to ward off the effects of the party season. A mix of rosemary, thyme, lemongrass
or lemon balm, it comes with instructions to make herbal teas and cold compresses
as natural hangover remedies. These stylish planters are printed with a rustic 'tis
the season to be jolly' message and will thrive on a kitchen windowsill.
Every plant is carefully gift wrapped and boxed by hand in Plants4Presents’
Sussex nursery to ensure it arrives in perfect condition. Standard delivery
is just £7 per address. Delivery is available across the UK and Ireland.
Order before 2pm on Friday, 20th December for Christmas delivery.
Plants4Presents celebrate Silver at RHS Hampton
Emily and Isobel were delighted to be awarded a prestigious silver medal for their
Grow Your Own Curry Display at the RHS hampton court palace flower show 2013
The judges particularly praised the original nature of the theme and the quality
of the plants on show. The display featured a whole range of indian and thai curry
ingredients from kaffir lime leaves and lemongrass to turmeric ginger and of course
The display was a huge hit with visitors to the show too, many of whom had not seen
these exotic herbs and spices in their natural form before.
The warm weather certainly helped make the show a success, with record visitor numbers
and record sales for the Plants4Presents stand. "It takes a lot of preparation
to prepare a show stand like this," says Emily, "we start planting
for the display in January and are really chuffed that all our hard work has paid
Emily was also running talks throughout the week in the growing tastes marquee on
growing and cooking with these curry ingredients at home and will be posting more
recipes and top tips on her blog at www.growyourowncurry.co.uk
over the summer.
Plants4Presents launch new Mother's Day range for 2013
At Plants4Presents mother and daughter team Isobel and Emily Rae, love their plants
and have put a together a stunning collection of lasting plant gifts for Mothers
Leading the show are these gorgeous pink scented camellias. Unusual as camellias
don’t often have a fragrance and colourful at this time of year when there
really isn’t much else going on in the garden these plants make great gifts
for gardening mums. Delivered at around 80cm tall these are bushy and totally frost
hardy plants that are will be just breaking into bloom for Mothering Sunday. But
they won’t just bring pleasure this year, plant them in the garden and these
hardy perennials will bloom each spring whatever the weather.
At Plants4Presents the dedicated team specialise in gifts and know that each gift
must arrive in perfect condition. All plants are gift wrapped and boxed by hand
at their Sussex nursery and delivered in custom made plant boxes with a handwritten
card for that extra special touch.
This year Mother’s day is a little earlier than normal and falls on the 10th
March so you’ll need to order by 2pm on Friday 8 th March to ensure that Mum’s
gift gets there on time.
Plants4Presents is a family run business based in East Sussex. As well as these
hardy evergreen camellias they also have a whole range of indoor and outdoor flowering
plants, orchids and even citrus trees available for Mothers Day.
Plants4Presents Launch New Gift Sets for Christmas 2012
Grow Your Own Cocktails!
Plants4Presents launch tasty new range of plant gift sets for Christmas
Over the years Plants4Presents have developed an impressive range of nearly 100
flowering plants, edible plants and citrus trees that make perfect gifts for Christmas.
This year alongside the traditional poinsettias and hyacinths Plants4Presents are
delighted to launch a range of fun gift sets specially for the festive season. Each
set includes something tasty to eat straight away alongside a living plant to enjoy
for many months and years to come.
Make Mine a Mojito
These tasty miniature limes are a cross between a lime and a kumquat and the slightly
sweeter, juicy fleshy is perfect in drinks and cocktails. Each bushy limequat is
delivered in fruit with all the ingredients for the perfect mojiito; a miniature
bottle of Havana club rum, a fresh pot of sussex grown mint, lime squeezer, muddle
and full instructions to make this refreshing cocktail. £32
Be Mine Clementine
These mature Clementine trees are already over 5 years old and make a stunning gift
for Christmas. Delivered in fruit what fresher way to eat your Christmas Clementine’s
then straight from the tree? Choose from a choice of baskets or festive pails to
display your tree and each tree is accompanied with a limited edition pot of Fletching
Clementine and Cointreau marmalade £45
Plum Pudding Gift Set
These pretty ‘plum pudding’ heucheras are delivered dressed for the
season with gold ting ting and a festive purple pot. Perfect on a doorstep to welcome
guests these plum pudding plants also come with a tasty handmade Sussex pudding
from Lizzies bakery to enjoy over the festive season £29
Some Like it Hot
Delivered in fruit, these fiery apache chillies are fantastic croppers and super
easy to look after on a windowsill. Delivered with masses of ripening red and green
chillies each plant comes in a festive pail with a selection of chilli recipes,
a bar of Montezumas chilli chocolate and a pot of tasty Fletching apache chilli
Because Plants4Presents specialise in plants as gifts each plant is carefully gift
wrapped and boxed by hand at the Sussex nursery to ensure it arrives in perfect
condition on the day you choose. They deliver right across the country and right
up until Christmas Eve but recommend choosing Thursday 20th or Friday 21st December
on the online order form at www.plants4presents.co.uk.
Plants4Presents is a family business run by Emily and Isobel Rae and the emphasis
is always on the service they would like to receive themselves. From the handwritten
greeting card, to delivery confirmations by email, to a dedicated team on the end
of the phone to help with any ongoing care advice, this is a company that always
puts its customers first.
Plants4Presents launch new Grow Your Own Curry blog in the run up to the RHS
Hampton Court Flower Show
Online shop Plants4Presents are excited to launch a new behind the scenes blog as
they gear up for their Grow Your Own Curry Display at Hampton Court. The display
will be nearly nine months in the making and will include a healthy mix of chilli
plants mixed with more exotic and unusual spices. The blog
www.growyourowncurry.co.uk includes regular updates on what it takes to
put together a show like this and helpful GYO factsheets to grow these ingredients
at home. From ginger and turmeric to lemongrass and curry leaves there is something
to tickle everyone’s tastebuds as well as a host of easy recipes to use the
With Curry still the nation’s favourite dish and unusual edible plants featuring
prominently in the coverage of Chelsea flower show this week, this display is sure
to be a crowd pleaser at the RHS show in July. Chillies including Scotch Bonnet
and Friars Hats will form a central part of the display but also more exotic herbs
and spices, ginger, turmeric, cardamom, lemongrass and the curry leaf (murraya koengii)
“Planning for 2012 started for us as soon as we got back from Hampton court
last year with the planting starting in earnest from the beginning of January”
explains Emily Rae “We grow 3 times as many plants as needed for each display
to allow for losses and selection of the best plants and it’s a nerve racking
business feeding up and coddling the tropical rhizomes over the winter months to
get them big enough for the displays in July.”
The idea for the ‘Grow your own Curry’ theme was put forward by Lee
one of Plants4Presents nursery managers who is a big curry fan! Plants4Presents
have been growing chillies, kaffir limes, ginger, turmeric and herbs and selling
them as gifts for many years and will be showcasing Cardamom and Curry Leaf plants
for the first time this season. Because it’s such a big project everyone in
the nursery gets involved from sowing the seeds and rhizomes to painting the plant
troughs and weaving the living willow structures. Even before the onsite build begins
the Plants4Presents team will have racked a couple of hundred man (and woman!) hours
in the nursery in growing the display plants and of course the plants for sale.
Hampton Court Flower Show takes place from the 2nd to 8th July and is officially
the largest flower show in Europe. Plants4Presents will be exhibiting in both the
plant village (stand TH6) and the edible tastes marquee (stand GYO8) and staff will
be on hand all week to answer any questions.