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Kew Seed Collection


Kew Seed Collections

Thompson & Morgan is delighted to work alongside the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to offer special seed collections to home gardeners. The Kew Collection and The Kew Urban Garden Collection have been specially selected by The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Kew Collection
A range of gardeners' favourites flowers with a twist, including a range specially selected for children.

Kew Urban Gardens Collection
An innovative ange that expels the myth you need a large garden to be a vegetable grower. All varieties have been chosen for their ability to perform in pots, containers and small gardens, extending the opportunity of growing your own vegetables to everyone.



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Runner Bean 'Pickwick' (Dwarf)

Phaseolus coccineus

This dwarf runner bean is ideal for planting in smaller gardens and containers on the patio. The bushy, self supporting plants of Runner Bean 'Pickwick' produce masses of scarlet flowers that are followed by good yields of short, succulent beans. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Companion planting: Try growing runner beans with sweet peas to attract pollinating insects to the flowers, and Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


Useful links:

Companion PlantingHow to grow Runner Beans


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

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    • 1 packet (12 runner bean seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £2.09

Rocket 'Sweet Oakleaf' - Kew Collection Seeds

Eruca vesicaria subsp. sativa, Arugula, Rucola, Roquette, Mediterranean Rocket

New British breeding of this increasingly popular subject, to ensure good performance in a cooler climate. Attractive oak leaved with a flavour combining sweetness with a pungent Wild Rocket kick.

 

Culinary note: Rocket flowers are edible.

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

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    • 1 packet (600 rocket seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £1.99

Kale 'Starbor' F1 Hybrid

Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group), Borecole

This uniform variety can be grown year round on the windowsill for a constant supply of tasty baby leaves. If grown outdoors for a mature crop, Kale 'Starbor' produces delicious blue-green leaves with a superb flavour and texture. The densely curled leaves are extremely winter hardy and stand well for harvesting over a very long period. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Companion planting: Try growing kale with Nasturtiums to draw cabbage white butterflies away from your crop, and mint to help deter flea beetles.


Useful links:

Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (25 kale seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £1.99

Tomato 'Sweet 'n' Neat Cherry Red'

Solanum lycopersicum L.

Basket/ Container.

An ultra compact, upright bush variety reaching only 30cm (12") in height. Tomato 'Sweet 'n' neat Cherry Red' produces good crops of sweet cherry tomatoes for continuous picking throughout summer. This compact variety is ideal for patio containers due to its compact habit and can even be grown on a sunny windowsill. Height and spread: 30cm (12").


Companion planting: Try growing tomatoes with French marigolds to deter whitefly, and basil, chives or mint to deter aphids and other pests.



Useful links:

How to grow tomatoesHow to stop blight
Tomato selector guideCompanion Planting

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    • 1 packet (5 tomato seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £2.99

Carrot 'Nandor' F1 Hybrid - Kew Collection Seeds

Daucus carota

Coreless, blunt ended, cylindrical roots with a bright orange skin and an outstanding flavour. Carrot 'Nandor' is one of the finest baby carrots available, at its best when freshly pulled and eaten raw, or lightly steamed. These superb 'finger carrots' are ideal for successional sowings in patio containers. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").


Companion planting: Try growing carrots with spring onions, leeks and mint, whose aromatic leaves deter carrot root fly.


Useful links:

How to grow carrotsCompanion Planting

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    • 1 packet (350 carrot seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £2.09

Courgette 'Midnight' F1 Hybrid

Cucurbita pepo, Zucchini

This is British breeding at its best. The compact, bushy plants of Courgette 'Midnight' are virtually spine free, making easier harvesting of the delicious dark green, slightly-speckled courgettes. This compact variety is ideal for growing in containers on the patio. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 90cm (36").

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


Companion planting: Try growing courgettes with Calendula to attract pollinating insects which will in turn pollinate your courgette flowers.


Useful links:

Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (10 courgette seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £3.29

Grass 'Hare's Tail' (Ornamental) - Kew Collection Seeds

Lagurus ovatus, Rabbit's Tail Grass, Bunny Tail Grass

Soft, fur-like, silky heads with grace and beauty. More info
    • 1 packet (150 grass seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £1.99

Dwarf Bean 'Bellini'

Phaseolus vulgaris, French Bean, Green Bean, Bush Bean

Red flowers are followed by slender, stringless green pods that are produced on sturdy, upright plants. Dwarf Bean 'Bellini' produces its crop high on the stems making easier picking and better quality pods as they don't touch the soil surface. A superb compact variety that can even be grown in containers and window boxes where space is at a premium. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12").


Companion planting: Try growing French beans with Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


Useful links:

Companion Planting

More info
    • 1 packet (12 dwarf bean seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £1.99

Sunflower 'Key Lime Pie' - Kew Collection Seeds

Helianthus debilis

Attractive clusters of small flowers each with primrose-cream petals, surrounding an unusual lime-green centre disk. En-masse, this mouthwatering combination looks great in borders or as a cut flower.


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 (40 sunflower seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £2.29

Sweet Pepper 'Ingrid'

Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group), Bell Pepper

Capsicum annuum. Compact 'ornamental edible' on the windowsill or outside in a sunny spot, producing abundant green turning black to red sweet peppers throughout the summer. Pepper Sweet Ingrid makes an attractive and edible feature on a windowsill or sunny patio. More info
    • 1 packet (6 sweet pepper seeds)

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    • £1.99

Nasturtium 'Whirlybird Cream' - Kew Collection Seeds

Tropaeolum majus, Indian Cress

A delicious separate colour with creamy butter-milk, semi-double flowers held well above rich green foliage.

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

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    • 1 packet (20 nasturtium seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £2.29