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Poppy 'Plum Pudding'

Papaver orientale, Oriental Poppy

  • New in 2014
  • Flower of the year 2014
From T&M's own breeding programme comes this superb Oriental poppy. Beautiful tissue-like blooms in a rich shade of plum-pink appear from June, and often give a second display later in the summer. Previously only available as cutting-raised plants, Poppy 'Plum Pudding' is an entirely new colour in seed-raised poppies! The strong stems and non-fading flowers are longer lasting than most varieties, making this a significant improvement on the popular variety 'Patty's Plum'. By late summer Poppy 'Plum Pudding' produces attractive seed heads that make an eye catching feature in wildlife or cottage garden borders. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 1 packet (40 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.99

Tomato 'Sweet Aperitif' F1 Hybrid

Solanum lycopersicum L.

  • New in 2014

Cordon

With its multi branching habit, this red skinned cherry tomato produces excellent yields of delicious, bite sized fruits which scored highly in independent taste tests. Tomato 'Sweet Aperitif' has a high sugar content and just the right amount of acidity which combine beautifully for a sweet, but refreshing flavour. This cordon variety can be grown in the greenhouse, or in a sheltered, sunny spot outdoors. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 50cm (20").


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 (10 tomato seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £0.99

Sweet Pea 'Purple Pimpernel'

Lathyrus odoratus

  • New in 2014
  • Perfect purple shades
A stunning new colour combination in sweet peas! Sweet Pea 'Purple Pimpernel' bears large, fragrant blooms in two shades of purple, atop long strong stems. Ideal as a cut flower for a vase indoors, this variety is also superb for exhibition. The original seed was sent to T&M by an amateur breeder and we liked it so much, we've produced a seed crop to offer to our customers. We hope you like it! Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Useful links:

How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (20 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of June 2014
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    • £0.99

Rocket 'Wildfire'

Diplotaxis tenuifolia, Wild Rocket, Arugula, Rucola, Roquette, Mediterranean Rocket

  • New in 2014

An exciting new rocket variety from British breeding, with a robust, upright habit which keeps the leaves off the ground. The serrated leaves are broader than traditional rocket and they pack a mighty punch - possibly the hottest of all wild rocket varieties! Adds a great tangy, peppery flavour to salads, pasta or when used as a pizza topping. Grow Rocket 'Wildfire' in containers, vegetable plots or on a windowsill indoors for crops all year round. Plants are slow to bolt. Height and spread: 15cm (6").


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

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    • 1 packet (1000 rocket seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £0.99

Basil 'British Basil'

Ocimum basillicum, Common Basil, Sweet Basil

  • New in 2014
The best Basil for UK summers! British breeding has produced a new variety of this popular herb that's much more tolerant of cold weather, wind and light frosts. With a classic, aromatic flavour, Basil 'British Basil' is ideal for pasta sauces, salads and a wide range of culinary dishes. Grow Basil 'British Basil' in the vegetable plot or in patio containers by the back door for a delicious crop all summer and well into the autumn. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

Useful links:

How to grow herbs


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

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    • 1 packet (150 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £0.99

Carrot 'Cosmic Purple'

Daucus carota

  • New in 2014

A stunning addition to the plate or the salad bowl, Carrot 'Cosmic Purple' produces tapering roots up 18cm (7") long, with purple skin and bright orange coreless flesh. These colourful carrots are tender and delicious whether eaten raw or cooked. The strong foliage makes them easier to pull when harvesting, with roots storing well over winter from a later sowing. 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 (500 carrot seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of June 2014
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    • £0.99

Californian Poppy 'Red Chief'

Eschscholzia californica, California Poppy

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  • New in 2014
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 April 2014
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    • £0.99

Cucumber 'Jogger' F1 Hybrid

Cucumis sativus

  • New in 2014

Outdoor type.

A delicious 'American slicer' with crisp, yet juicy, bitter-free flesh. Performing exceptionally well in our outdoor trials during a poor growing season, Cucumber 'Jogger' produces good crops of dark-green skinned fruits up to 25cm (10") long, with soft white spines. Seed development is slow making this variety ideal for slicing into sandwiches and salads. Height: 3m (9'). Spread: 45cm (18").


Useful links:

How to grow cucumbers

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    • 1 packet (12 cucumber seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of June 2014
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    • £0.99

Sunflower 'Shock-o-Lat' F1 Hybrid

Helianthus annuus

  • New in 2014
This striking sunflower produces rich chocolate coloured blooms with gold-rimmed edges over a long period in summer. Multi-headed and boasting large pollen-free flowers up to 15cm (6") in diameter, Sunflower 'Shock-o-Lat' is ideal planted en masse at the back of a border. The tall, sturdy stems make fabulous cut flowers for a vase indoors too. Height: 1.8m (6'). Spread: 50cm (20").

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 (20 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £0.99

Marigold 'Pots of Gold'

Tagetes patula, French Marigold

  • New in 2014
  • World exclusive

An exclusive blend of French marigolds, including three fiery colours - golden, striped and a fabulous vibrant red. Bushy plants produce masses of single flowers atop tall sturdy stems which have a uniform height, making them perfect for cutting. Attractive to bees and butterflies, Marigold 'Pots of Gold' makes an eye-catching addition to the middle of beds, borders and containers for a colourful and long-lasting summer display. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18").

 

Culinary note: French Marigold 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 (100 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £0.99

Annual Early Flowering Mixed

  • New in 2014
  • Flowers in just 40 days!
This delightful mixture of annual plants is quick to flower and includes varieties which bloom at different times for an ever-changing display. Easy to grow, the airy and colourful blooms are attractive to bees and butterflies, and will appear from early summer right through until September. Grow this annual early flowering mixture in beds, borders and wildlife gardens for a pretty and informal summer display. Mixture includes Cosmos, Calendula, Coreopsis, cornflowers, and Gypsophila among others. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 1 gram

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £0.99

Foxglove 'Silver Cub'

Digitalis purpurea subsp. heywoodii

  • NEW in 2014
This unusual foxglove produces silvery foliage coated in a layer of thick hair which feels soft to the touch like puppies' ears! Clear white blooms with delicate spotted centres decorate sturdy, mid-height flower stems on multi-branched plants from May to July. Flowering in its first year from a January sowing, grow Foxglove 'Silver Cub' in sunny or partially shaded borders where it will attract bees and other pollinating insects. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £0.99