B&Q is selling plant bundles to brighten the gardens of the UK during the coronavirus outbreak and there is a way to get one free.

The DIY store is selling 12 different bundles of plants, seeds and flowers to customers and says it will help the wellbeing those of staying at home during the country's self isolation period.

A hoax has been circulating social media stating B&Q are giving away plant bundles but the company has moved to quash rumours and confirmed it is selling plants, but it is not giving them away free. However, an online deal site has stepped in to ensure there is a way to get your hands on some plants free with cashback.

The bundles include three evergreen shrubs for £15, four herbaceous perennials for £11 and assorted culinary herbs for £11. They are now available on the B&Q website.

A statement on the B&Q website says: "We know that gardening is important to our customers and their wellbeing. We are also aware of the scale of the challenge Covid-19 presents for the nation’s horticulture industry.

"We hope the availability of plants using our contact-free Click+Collect service will add a little bit of colour to the gardens of Britain and help our customers and our horticultural partners through this difficult time, while maintaining the safety of our colleagues and customers."

However, there is a way to get a bundle of plants completely free using an online cashback giveaway.

Deals website Topcashback is giving all new members £15 off a DIY shop including B&Q. Simply sign up here and spend minimum £15 and you will get £15 cash back from the site.

The is available for entirely new members of the cashback site and the cashback will be paid into your account. The deal works on anything on the B&Q website so if you do not need plants, you can also use it for DIY equipment.

B&Q stores are not open for Easter weekend due to the coronavirus outbreak but online orders are still being taken. B&Q has warned deliveries will be delayed because of the high demand for items.