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Hardy Annual Seeds


Hardy annuals can be sown directly into their flowering positions in the spring and will tolerate a certain amount of cold. Well-known flowers such as sweet peas, poppies, stocks and sunflowers fall under this category, as do some of the more unusual flowers - gomphocarpus & ratibida for example.



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Calendula officinalis 'Oopsy Daisy'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

This charming Pot Marigold sports unusual bicolour blooms in gentle shades of pale orange and gold. Masses of daisy-like flowers cover the bushy, rounded plants of Calendula officinalis 'Oopsy Daisy' to create a compact, colourful summer spectacle. Like all Calendula plants, these are easy to sow and grow, in almost any garden situation and even grow well in coastal areas. A lovely choice for patio pots or planting at the front of beds and borders. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 25cm (10").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £2.49

Sweet Pea 'Cream Southbourne'

Lathyrus odoratus

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Without doubt, Sweet Pea 'Cream Southbourne' is one of the best cream varieties available for cutting. Luscious, large, frilled blooms are well placed on long stems with a fantastic fragrance. This elegant variety associates beautifully with other colours but is equally good on its own, grown over obelisks, arches and trellis. Height: 180cm (71”) Spread: 30cm (12”).

Useful links:

How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £2.99

Calendula officinalis 'Sherbet Fizz'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

Specially selected for its striking colour combination, Calendula 'Sherbet Fizz' has unusual buff-coloured petals with alluring darker red undersides. Sow pot marigolds in drifts for a spectacular display in beds and borders. The daisy-like flowers are excellent for cutting and can also be added to salads as an edible flower. Quick and easy to grow, Calendula copes in almost any garden situation, and even grows well in coastal areas. Height: 45cm (18Ó). Spread: 30cm (12Ó).

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (80 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £2.49

Calendula officinalis 'Candyman Orange'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

The longest flowering and best double pot marigold that we have grown on our trial grounds! Sturdy, dwarf, multi-branching plants produce large, luminous blooms, to brighten summer borders and containers. The daisy-like flowers of Calendula 'Candyman Orange' are excellent for cutting and can also be added to salads as an edible flower. Quick and easy to grow, Calendula copes in almost any garden situation, and even grows well in coastal areas. Height: 25cm (10Ó). Spread: 30cm (12Ó).

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £2.19

Sunflower 'Valentine'

Helianthus annuus

Semi-tall, uniform variety with bright, lemon yellow, 15cm (6in) flowers and black disc. Cut flowers when coming into bud and they will open in the house and last up to 18 days with cut flower food. Excellent for beds, borders, and happy in most garden soils and full sun. Flowers summer. Height 1.5m (5ft).

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.


Companion planting: Try growing sunflowers with chives to deter aphids.


Useful links:

Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (18 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £2.99

Sweet Pea 'Apple Blossom'

Lathyrus odoratus

Sweet Pea 'Apple Blossom' makes a stunning addition to the flower border when trained onto obelisks and trellis. The gently ruffled, blush-pink petals emit a deliciously sweet perfume. This beautiful variety that equally well received, on the show bench and in cut flower arrangements. Height: 180cm (71Ó) Spread: 30cm (12Ó).

Useful links:

How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £0.99

Calendula officinalis

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

Single golden-orange blooms radiate their colour in beds and borders. These fast growing hardy annuals can be sown in drifts for a spectacular display. The daisy-like flowers are excellent for cutting and can also be added to salads as an edible flower. Quick and easy to grow, Calendula copes in almost any garden situation, and even grows well in coastal areas. Height: 45cm (18Ó). Spread: 30cm (12Ó).

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (60 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £2.29

Sunflower 'Teddy Bear'

Helianthus annuus

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Big, double, fluffy teddy bear of a flower, producing very dwarf, 15cm (6in) ultra double golden-yellow blooms. A real eye-catcher in the border, looks good in containers and is a must for its long lasting, impressive appearance in a vase. Height 45cm (18in). Spread: 30cm (12").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.


Companion planting: Try growing sunflowers with chives to deter aphids.


Useful links:

Companion Planting

More info
    • 1 packet (40 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £2.69

Coreopsis x hybrida 'Incredible Dwarf Mix'

Tickseed

Coreopsis x hybrida 'Incredible Dwarf Mix' is the result of years of breeding work. Delicate flowers in an astonishing range of colours seem to float above airy clumps of foliage. This vibrant dwarf tickseed has a neat, bushy habit that is perfectly suited to growing in drifts throughout borders or for edging beds with long lasting colour. An easy to grow annual that makes a lovely cut flower too. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 45cm (18"). More info
    • 1 packet (100 coreopsis seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £0.99

Californian Poppy 'Red Chief'

Eschscholzia californica, California Poppy

 Customer Rating
The best red we've seen in a Californian Poppy! We trialled Californian Poppy 'Red Chief' over several years to make sure the flowers maintained their vibrant and rich red colour. Outstanding in our trials, the intensely coloured blooms are produced all summer long above low-growing mounds of feathery blue-green foliage, and are attractive to bees and hoverflies. Performing well in all weathers, this Eschscholzia variety is easy to grow in beds, borders and containers, or let it self-seed throughout gravel gardens to form natural drifts. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 25cm (10").
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    • 1 packet (400 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £1.99

Sunflower For Cutting Collection

Helianthus annuus 'Pastiche', 'Velvet Queen', 'Taiyo', 'Italian White', 'Prado Yellow'

Long gone are the days when Sunflowers were grown by children! T&M bring together five distinctive varieties for garden performance and especially to use as cut flowers. PASTICHE offers pastel shades of yellows, reds, creams etc; VELVET QUEEN with rich red flowers; TAIYO of medium height and fresh yellow petals surrounding a chocolate centre; ITALIAN WHITE with smaller, creamy-white blooms; and PRADO YELLOW, multiflowered of mid height and virtually pollen-free flowers.

PACKET CONTENTS:One foil each of: Pastiche, Velvet Queen, Taiyo, Italian White and Prado Yellow.


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.


Companion planting: Try growing sunflowers with chives to deter aphids.


Useful links:

Companion Planting

More info
    • 1 packet (5 foils) (70 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £3.99

Sweet Pea 'Fragrant For Cutting' Collection

Lathyrus odoratus 'Chatsworth', 'Lilac Ripple', 'Mollie Rilestone', 'Royal Wedding', 'Percy Thrower'

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Five of the loveliest Sweet Peas brought together to give you the best varieties for cutting. This Sweet Pea Collection has been specially selected for their fragrance, garden performance, large flowers and long, strong stems. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").


  • Collection comprises one foil each of:
  • Sweet Pea 'Chatsworth' - 5 to 6 pale lavender blooms on each tall, straight stem.
  • Sweet Pea 'Lilac Ripple' - Large lilac blooms carried on tall, straight stems.
  • Sweet Pea 'Mollie Rilstone' - Fragrant, cream coloured blooms with a dusky pink picotee edge
  • Sweet Pea 'Royal Wedding' - Creamy buds open to reveal large pure white blooms.
  • Sweet Pea 'Percy Thrower' - Large flowers flushed with delicate lilac pink.


Useful links:

How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (5 foils)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £4.99