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New Seed Varieties to sow and grow!




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Calendula 'Snow Princess'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

Plant breeders have managed to create a world-first pure white English marigold! Even more interesting is the seeming colour change of the flowers - petals have a yellow underside and show that colour while in bud. As the flowers open the white topside is revealed, surrounding a large brown or yellow central eye. Each luxurious, semi-double flower reaches 7.5cm (3in) across. Scatter the seeds as an easy gap filler or create large swathes by covering whole beds or borders with seed. Enjoy flowers in as little 10 weeks from sowing.

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. The light peppery taste of the flowers can be added to breads for extra flavour with a touch of colour. Calendula petals can also be used as a substitute for saffron when colouring rice dishes. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (100 calendula seeds)

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    • £0.99

Lettuce 'Warpath'

Lactuca sativa

  • Heat tolerant and suited to smaller plots

A baby lettuce as hardy as its name suggests! Lettuce Warpath is one of the most heat tolerant varieties you'll grow, making it the perfect option for summer salads. Grow this mini lettuce right through to autumn will little risk of bolting.


A unique crossing combines the best of both iceberg and cos varieties - dense crunchy hearts are wrapped in attractive looser leaves, producing compact 'one-meal' plants that can be squeezed into small veg patches and patio containers or grown in traditional rows where space allows. Sow little and often every two weeks between March and August for a constant supply. Mature heads are ready in around 75 days. Alternatively grow as a baby leaf variety. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 20cm (8").
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    • 1 packet (200 lettuce seeds)

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    • £0.99

Cauliflower 'Amazing'

Brassica oleracea (Botrytis Group)

If you think growing quality cauliflower heads is impossible, think again with this variety. You can choose to harvest cauliflower 'Amazing' at delicious 'baby head' size or as full heads. A good, weather tolerant cauliflower. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 60cm (24"). More info
    • 1 packet (30 cauliflower seeds)

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    • £0.99

Tomato 'Black Opal'

Solanum lycopersicum L.

New for 2016, the dark fruits of Tomato Black Opal are already proving a firm favourite in independent taste tests. This unique cross combines the unusual dark skin and health benefits of Black Cherry with the high sugar content of our red cherry type Sweet Aperitif. Sweeter than both Black Cherry and Chocolate Cherry, but retaining the high levels of anthocyanins and lycopene, this tasty new cherry tomato is the perfect healthy sweet treat for school lunchboxes, snack time, dinner time... anytime! Train as a cordon for heavy crops across the season whether you grow in the greenhouse or out in the garden. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 50cm (20"). More info
    • 1 packet (10 tomato seeds)

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    • £1.99

Parsnip 'Panorama' F1 Hybrid

Pastinaca sativa

Large, weighty roots, with inbuilt F1 vigour and uniformity ideal for the show bench. This main crop variety impresses both in terms of performance and flavour. Canker-resistant Parsnip Panorama F1 produces long, even, well-filled roots with only slight tapering, ready to lift from October right through to March will no loss of flavour or condition. Height: 45cm (18”), Spread 45cm (18”). More info
    • 1 packet (200 parsnip seeds)

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    • £0.99

Cosmos bipinnatus 'Xanthos'

  • A totally new cosmos that's already causing a big stir!
  • Unique cosmos colour
  • Compact and early flowering
  • Garden performance guaranteed

Unique soft-yellow blooms are produced in profusion on compact dwarf plants, bringing real impact to patio containers, beds and borders. This early flowering cosmos will start to bloom in as little as 70 days from sowing, going on to offer to six months of colour from May to October - keep on top of the deadheading and new flowers will just keep coming!



Use the classy blooms en masse for an elegant feel to your displays, if not, set them in combination with other annuals to complement pastel shades or calm hot colours. The stand-out flowers also make a great underplanting to shrubs and hedging. These compact cosmos plants are the perfect option for exposed gardens where taller varieties would be blown about by the wind. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 40cm (16").
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    • 1 packet (30 cosmos seeds)

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    • £3.69
    • 2 packets (60 cosmos seeds)

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    • £4.49

Nigella papillosa 'Midnight'

Nigella papillosa, Love-in-a-mist

This easy grow annual plant has it all; pretty, fern like foliage, handsome velvety flowers, and eye-catching seed-heads! Grow Nigella papillosa 'Midnight' by sowing direct into beds and borders. Rich blue flowers sit aloft the lacy fine-cut foliage. These are followed by quirky, dark purple seed pods, extending the interest of this border star well into autumn. Love-in-a-mist is perfect for cutting and using fresh or dried. Height: 55cm (22"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Culinary note: The seeds have a strong aroma and spicy taste, they can be used as a condiment or spice to flavour cakes, breads and curries. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (350 nigella seeds)

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    • £0.99

Leek 'Musselburgh'

Allium porrum

A fine strain of this well known, reliable mid season variety. Producing heavy crops of short, thick stems with an excellent flavour and tender texture when cooked. Leek 'Musselburgh' is exceptionally hardy and stands well in even the coldest winter weather, making it a popular choice for growing in cold areas. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 1 packet (160 leek seeds - seed tape)

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    • £2.99
    • 1 packet (350 leek seeds)

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    • £2.29

Pea 'Terrain'

Pisum sativum

The most exciting development in shelling peas since the launch of current best seller Hurst Green Shaft. We've been truly amazed at the outstanding performance of this powerhouse pea. Yield, pod quality and taste - Pea Terrain couldn't be beaten in our 2015 trials, but most impressive was the resistance to both downy and powdery mildew. In a field surrounded by a dozen infected varieties, only Terrain stood clean and green, making it the best pea for late harvesting.

Our final sowing on 31 July led to a harvest starting 21 October through to the first heavy frosts in late November. Sow from March to August for a regular supply of slightly curved, pointed pods, each holding 7-8 peas. What's more, Pea Terrain produces two pods per node, bring double the harvest compared with older varieties. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread 30cm (12").
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    • 1 packet (300 pea seeds)

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    • £2.99

Nasturtium 'Chameleon'

Tropaeolum majus, Indian Cress

  • Ever-changing colours!
  • Unique colour introduction
  • Ever-changing colours!
  • Easy-grow orchid flowers for your garden
  • Tidy plants won't run rampant
A truly astounding development in nasturtiums, fresh from Thompson & Morgan's innovative plant breeding programme! Not only do the summer flowers look like exotic orchids, they also change colour - check each bloom every few days - the switch needs to be seen to be believed! As easy to grow from seed as any other Nasturtium. This exclusive variety offers masses of colour on compact plants that won't run rampant like other varieties can! Height: & Spread: Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 35cm (14").

Culinary note: The peppery flavour of the leaves and colourful flowers will enrich salads and the unripe seeds can used like capers – delicious combined with cream cheese or butter in canapés. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (20 nasturtium seeds)

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    • £1.99

Nasturtium 'Troika Spotty Dotty'

Tropaeolum majus, Indian Cress

  • Spotty Blooms on trailing stems
  • The perfect hanging basket nasturtium
  • Real attention grabber
An extra special selection from our Nasturtium Troika series. Luminous yellow blooms, dotted with scarlet-red demand attention in border, baskets and containers, bringing a touch of fun to your summer flower displays. These easy to grow flower seeds can even be sown directly into your hanging baskets and patio pots - container gardening doesn't get much easier than that! Height: 30cm (12in). Spread: 100cm (39in).

Culinary note: The peppery flavour of the leaves and colourful flowers will enrich salads and the unripe seeds can used like capers – delicious combined with cream cheese or butter in canapés. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (20 nasturtium seeds)

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    • £1.99

Wasabi Rocket

  • The windowsill wasabi!

We've brought a new distinctive taste to a salad favourite. Traditional rocket types offer a hot peppery flavour, our exclusive Wasabi Rocket adds a taste of Japan with the unique fiery flavour of the wasabi root in quick and easy to grow salad leaf form. A small wasabi root can cost upwards of £10, takes two years to reach maturity, and is very particular about the conditions in which it grows - it hates hot, dry summers and cold, wet winters.


Our Wasabi Rocket can be harvested as a baby leaf within weeks of sowing or left to mature into a full leaf alongside your cut and come again salad varieties - either way the flavour is just as distinctive. Sow every couple of weeks through the season, and grow on the windowsill through autumn and winter for a cheap year round supply.

Previously only available in select supermarket salad bags, be the first to grow this wonderful new salad addition in the UK before the top chefs get their hands on it. Add a kick to salads, sandwiches and sushi, or use it with any dish that requires horseradish or wasabi paste. You'll be amazed at how much flavour is packed into each leaf.
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    • 1 packet (500 wasabi seeds)

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    • £1.99