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New seed varieties




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Tomato 'Big Daddy' F1 Hybrid

Solanum lycopersicum L.

  • New in 2014

Cordon

Bred from the renowned gardeners' favourite, Tomato 'Big Boy', this impressive variety has improved taste, yield, size and disease resistance. Tomato 'Big Daddy' produces good yields of huge, glossy red, beefsteak tomatoes, each weighing up to 425g (15oz)! The meaty fruits have few seeds making them superb for use in sandwiches or grilled. This cordon variety is best grown in the greenhouse but can also be grown 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: Within 3 days
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    • £2.99

Cauliflower 'White Step' F1 Hybrid (Autumn)

Brassica oleracea (Botrytis Group)

  • New in 2014

A compact cauliflower that's ideal for small gardens! Cauliflower 'White Step' produces solid, pure white curds which measure around 10cm (4") in diameter – a perfect 2-portion size. With good heat tolerance, these cauliflower plants transplant well in the summer, for harvesting from September onwards. With closer spacing, Cauliflower 'White Step' produces smaller heads which are ideal for a one-person serving. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Companion planting: Try growing cauliflowers 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 (30 cauliflower seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.99

Nasturtium 'Firebird'

Tropaeolum majus, Indian Cress

  • New in 2014
  • Stunning in baskets or containers
This eye-catching trailing Nasturtium is superb for hanging baskets where it will create neat cascades of fiery blooms, above unusual variegated foliage. Try growing Nasturtium 'Firebird' in baskets, window boxes and containers and watch it ignite your patio all summer long! The edible flowers are also great added to salads for a peppery kick. Trails to: 40cm (16").

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

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    • 1 packet (30 seeds)

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    • £2.49

Dwarf Bean 'Mascaret'

Phaseolus vulgaris, French Bean, Green Bean, Bush Bean

  • New in 2014
Outstanding in our trials, these delicious, mid-green, stringless French beans are produced in abundance throughout the summer on vigorous, bushy plants. The pods show an unusual purple colouration which disappears during cooking, but is thought to be what gives Dwarf Bean 'Mascaret' its superb flavour. Plants remain healthy over a long harvesting period and show good all-round disease resistance. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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


Useful links:

Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (80 bean seeds)

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    • £2.49

Courgette 'Eclipse' F1 Hybrid

Cucurbita pepo, Zucchini

  • New in 2014
British breeding in round courgettes brings us this prolific new variety which produces attractive dark green fruits with pale green stripes. Harvest the fruits of Courgette 'Eclipse' when young for slicing raw into salads, stir-frying or skewering for the barbeque. Mature fruits are the perfect shape and size for stuffing and roasting. The vigorous, bushy plants will produce heavy yields throughout summer with regular picking. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 90cm (35").

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)

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    • £2.99

Busy Lizzie 'Divine Orange Bronze Leaf' F1 Hybrid (New Guinea)

Impatiens x hawkeri

  • New in 2014
A vibrant Busy Lizzie, producing wonderful bright orange-red flowers above contrasting bronze-green foliage. As with all New Guinea Impatiens, Busy Lizzie 'Divine Orange Bronze Leaf' is robust and downy mildew resistant for a stunning show from June to October. Strong, spreading plants will quickly fill beds, borders and patio containers with eye-catching colour. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 35cm (14").
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    • 1 packet (15 seeds)

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    • £3.99

Pea 'Tendrilla'

Pisum sativum

  • New in 2014

Petit Pois type.

Fabulous semi-leafless plants produce dark green pods in pairs, each pod containing 8-11 'petits pois' peas. These small, deliciously sweet peas are produced on self supporting plants when grown in blocks, making Pea 'Tendrilla' an excellent variety for growing in containers or in open ground. Heavy cropping, this maincrop pea has good wilt and downy mildew resistance. Height: 70cm (28"). Spread: 25cm (10").



Useful links:

How to grow peas


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

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    • 1 packet (300 pea seeds)

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    • £2.49

Heliomeris multiflora 'Sunsplash'

Golden Eye

  • New in 2014
  • Award-winning goldeneye
Eye-catching soft yellow blooms with cream-tipped petals shine out above bushy, spreading growth. An excellent garden performer, Heliomeris 'Sunsplash' is easy to grow and blooms continuously from mid-summer though to early autumn, attracting bees and butterflies to its lovely sunny blooms. The lax habit of Golden Eye means plants knit together well, creating easy carpets of colour in beds and borders. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 50cm (20").
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    • 1 packet (200 seeds)

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    • £1.99

Meconopsis baileyi 'Alba'

Himalayan Poppy, Tibetan Poppy, Meconopsis betonicifolia

  • New in 2014
  • Rare white Himalayan poppy
Rarely seen, this stunning white form of the Himalayan blue poppy is a real eye-catcher in late spring and early summer. Pure white, silky petals surround golden yellow stamens to form clear, single blooms up to 10cm (4") across. Forming a basal rosette of hairy leaves, Meconopsis baileyi 'Alba' thrives in cool, moist, shady borders and woodland gardens, making a stunning feature when planted en masse. This captivating short-lived perennial is 99% true to type; very occasionally the odd blue flower may appear. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 50cm (20").
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    • 1 packet (30 seeds)

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    • £2.49

Top Bean Collection

Phaseolus vulgaris, Vicia faba, Phaseolus coccineus, Dwarf Bean, Broad Bean, Runner Bean

Thompson & Morgan's Vegetable Product Manager, Colin Randel has specially selected four of our best bean varieties to include in this special collection. These superb beans provide excellent yields over a long cropping period with a delicious home-grown flavour.


  • Collection includes 1 packet each of:
  • Dwarf Bean Opera: - This early maturing Kenyan-type produces heavy crops of slim, dark green 10cm (4") stringless pods over a long cropping season.
  • Broad Bean De Monica: - (White seeded). The earliest maturing broad bean variety from a spring sowing, giving high yields of 15cm (6") pods filled with 4-5 large seeds per pod.
  • Runner Bean Firestorm: - The first scarlet-flowered runner bean that is completely self fertile, producing sweet and tender stringless beans.
  • Runner Bean Snowstorm: - A higher percentage of 'self setting' than 'Moonlight' with pure white flowers that looks equally at home in the flower border as well as the vegetable plot.
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    • 4 packets (195 seeds in total)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £12.86 £9.99

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 July 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)

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    • £0.99