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Melon 'Alvaro' F1 Hybrid

Cucumis melo

Melon ‘Alvaro’ is one of the few varieties that will ripen fully outdoors. This ‘charentais’ type of cantaloupe melon bears smooth-skinned, pale yellow fruits with distinctive green stripes and a richly aromatic perfume. The salmon orange flesh is tender and juicy with a wonderfully sweet flavour. Each 12cm (5") diameter fruit weighs up to 500g (1lb) at maturity, and can be harvested from July to September. This superb melon holds an RHS AGM and is ideal for outdoor cultivation in the UK. Height and spread: 2m (6’, 6").

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    • 1 packet (4 melon seeds)

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Poppy 'Raspberry Brulee'

Papaver orientale, Oriental Poppy

From T&M’s own breeding comes this mouth watering perennial Oriental Poppy. Exquisite raspberry pink blooms with the delicate texture of tissue paper are decorated with dramatic dark markings at the base of each petal. Poppy ‘Raspberry Brûlée’ adds spectacular colour to early summer borders. By late summer the attractive seed heads also make an eye catching feature in wildlife gardens or cottage garden planting schemes. Height: 70cm (28"). Spread: 50cm (20").
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    • 1 packet (40 poppy seeds)

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    • £2.49

Tomato 'Ananas'

Solanum lycopersicum L., Tomato 'Pineapple'

Cordon

An heirloom variety producing large, slightly flattened beefsteak tomatoes with distinctive yellow and orange streaked skins. The flesh of Tomato ‘Ananas’ is juicy and sweet with a slightly acid after-note and a thick, meaty texture. Each of these delicious fruits weighs up to 500g (18oz) with very few seeds - perfect for slicing into sandwiches.! This superb cordon variety is best grown outdoors, but will form ripened fruits earlier if grown in the greenhouse. 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)

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    • £2.99

Radish 'French Breakfast 4 - Francis'

Raphanus sativus

The delicate flavour of French Breakfast Radishes is renowned, and this one is no exception. Bunching Radish ‘French Breakfast 4 - Francis’ improves upon popular varieties ‘Mirabeau’ and ‘Flamboyant’. Its top quality, uniform roots are cylindrical with tender, crisp white flesh. This quick maturing radish tolerates summer heat well, and matures in just 25 days. Perfect for successional sowings from March right through to September. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 10cm (4").

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

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    • 1 packet (500 radish seeds)

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Marigold 'Konstance'

Tagetes patula x erecta, Afro-French Marigold

Large, double mahogany blooms smother this fabulous Afro-French Marigold from midsummer right through to the autumn. Marigold ‘Konstance’ proved to be quite outstanding in T&M’s trials, combining the superb garden performance, resilience, and weather resistance of its French parentage with the showy blooms from its African lineage. These bushy little plants are neat and robust - just perfect for filling beds and containers or edging borders with long lasting colour. Height and spread: 35cm (14").

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

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    • 1 packet (100 marigold seeds)

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Wild Rocket 'Dragon's Tongue'

Diplotaxis tenuifolia, Arugula, Rucola, Roquette, Mediterranean Rocket, Annual Wall-Rocket

Wild Rocket is becoming increasingly popular for its spicy, peppery flavour. British bred variety, Wild Rocket ‘Dragons Tongue’ is resilient and slow to bolt, coping well with our varying soils and weather conditions. The serrated leaves are dark green with attractive purple veining. This short lived perennial salad crop is ideal for adding life to salads, sandwiches and garnishes, or wilting as an alternative to spinach. With successional sowings in an unheated greenhouse, this tasty wild rocket will provide fresh, peppery salad leaves all year round. Height and spread: 15cm (6") if harvested regularly or up to 60cm (24") if left uncropped.

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

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    • 1 packet (500 rocket seeds)

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Courgette 'Shooting Star' F1 Hybrid

Cucurbita pepo, Zucchini

From British breeding comes the world’s first golden skinned climbing courgette. This striking courgette produces good yields of colourful fruits when harvested regularly. The bright yellow courgettes are less watery than many varieties, making them particularly useful for salads and stir fries. Courgette ‘Shooting Star’ has an upright, climbing habit that is well suited to growing in smaller gardens against a trellis of fence - tie the stems in regularly to help support the weight of the fruits. Grow them in groups of 3 to improve pollination and maximise your crop. Height: 120cm (47"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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

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    • 1 packet (8 courgette seeds)

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Lamb's Lettuce 'Favor'

Valerianella locusta, Corn Salad, Mache

Lamb's Lettuce 'Favor' forms rosettes of dark green, glossy, rounded leaves with a mild yet distinctively nutty flavour. Packed with nutrients, these useful salad leaves are often found in supermarket packs of mixed salad, but are equally tasty as a steamed vegetable. This delicious Corn Salad has an upright habit that reduces the risk of soil splash or disease. Surprisingly weather tolerant, Lamb’s Lettuce ‘Favor’ is perfect for early winter salads outdoors, or grown all year round as a protected crop. Height and spread: 15cm (6"). More info
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Broccoli 'Sibsey' (Bellaverde) F1 Hybrid (Calabrese)

Brassica oleracea (Italica Group)

Broccoli ‘Sibsey’ is a fabulous sweet stem broccoli, similar in appearance to Cima di rapa (Wild Broccoli). High in nutritional value, this tasty Calabrese fetches a high price in the supermarkets. The tender stems are so sweet that you can even eat them raw! Grow this variety in full sun where the sunlight gives flavour to the developing shoots which emerge above the foliage. This productive Broccoli will produce 3 to 4 harvests per plant. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 60cm (24"). More info
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Lupin 'Avalune Lilac'

Lupinus hartwegii

Quite unlike perennial varieties, this dwarf, hardy annual Lupin has a more relaxed shape that is perfectly suited to growing at the front of borders. Lupin ‘Avalune Lilac’ forms a low bushy plant with masses of short bicolour flower spikes throughout summer. The contrasting purple and white blooms have a lovely sweet fragrance similar to sweet peas. This quick growing annual flowers in just 12 weeks from sowing making it perfect for bedding displays and filling gaps at the front of borders. Grow it in large drifts for maximum impact. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 35cm (14"). More info
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Chilli Pepper 'Loco' F1 Hybrid

Capsicum annum, Chili Pepper

This eye-catching British bred, RHS AGM variety produces masses of small purple fruits that ripen to fiery red. Oval shaped fruits are carried above the foliage, on compact, well branched plants. The colourful chillies have a moderate heat that is just spicy enough to add a kick to your cooking. Chilli Pepper ‘Loco’ makes a fabulous ‘ornamental edible’ for a sunny windowsill, patio container or greenhouse crop. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 40cm (16").

Useful links:

How to grow chilli peppers

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    • 1 packet (6 chilli pepper seeds)

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Nigella papillosa 'Delft Blue'

Love-In-A-Mist

Delicate blue and white blooms are produced freely above a haze of airy, finely cut foliage. Flowering in colours reminiscent of the well known pottery, Nigella papillosa 'Delft Blue' makes a useful filler for gaps in summer borders. Commonly known as Love-In-A-Mist, this easy to grow hardy annual is a well loved cottage garden plant. Try direct sowing in bold drifts to soften border edges. Faded Nigella flowers can be left in place toward the end of the season for their decorative seed pods which make useful material for cut flower arrangements, either fresh or dried. Height: 55cm (22"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 1 packet (600 nigella seeds)

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