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New seed varieties




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Sweet Pepper 'Thor' F1 Hybrid

Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group)

  • New in 2014
The large, long peppers of this tasty variety gradually change from green to a glossy vibrant red and can reach lengths of up to 25cm (10"). Pepper 'Thor' produces an abundance of crops throughout summer if grown in the greenhouse, or a slightly later crop if grown in a sheltered, sunny spot outdoors. Sweet and crisp, this sweet pepper is delicious in salads or sliced lengthways and grilled or barbecued. Height: 150cm (59"). Spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 1 packet (10 sweet pepper seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.99

Sunflower 'Sunshot Golds Mixed' F1 Hybrid

Helianthus annuus

  • New in 2014
  • Up to 20 flowers per plant
Layer upon layer of petals form the striking golden blooms of Sunflower 'Sunshot Golds Mixed'. Free flowering, with a bushy, multistemmed habit, these sturdy little sunflowers boast up to 20 double and semi double blooms per plant. The chrysanthemum-like flowers appear early and last up to 3 weeks, that's 2 or 3 times longer than other double varieties. Use these showy dwarf sunflowers for plugging gaps in summer borders or adding a splash of sunshine gold to patio containers. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 35cm (14").

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.


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Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (10 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.99

Beetroot 'Rainbow Beet' (Globe)

Beta vulgaris

  • New in 2014
  • Vegetable of the year 2014
  • A kaleidoscope of colours for your salad bowl

A visually stunning mixture of five beetroot varieties with superb contrasting outer skins, flesh, stems and leaves! Each variety has a deliciously sweet flavour and they can be enjoyed as mature roots or as tasty 'baby beets'. Delicious whether they are eaten hot or cold, cooked or pickled, Beetroot 'Rainbow Beet' can even be sliced raw into salads for a colourful crunch. Try steaming the tender stems and leaves as an alternative to spinach or chard. Height: 30cm (12in). Spread: 15cm (6in).

  • Collection comprises:
  • Beetroot 'Subeto' F1 Hybrid - Deep, rich, purple-red roots with purple stems and green leaves.
  • Beetroot 'Boldor' - A vibrant globe variety with yellow flesh and an orange outer skin. The yellow stems contrast nicely with the bright green leaves.
  • Beetroot 'Chioggia' - A striking globe variety with red-pink skin and an appealing 'bullseye' formation of red and white rings on the inside fading to soft pink when cooked. Pink stems.
  • Beetroot 'Albina Vereduna' - Pure white roots with superb flavour, and pale green stems.
  • Beetroot 'Bull's Blood Scarletta' - A striking variety with dark burgundy-purple leaves, stems and outer skins. When cut open, roots are cerise pink with attractive concentric rings.
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    • 1 packet (250 beetroot seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.99

Komatsuna 'Carlton' F1 Hybrid

Brassica rapa, Japanese Mustard Spinach

  • New in 2014
One of Japan's best kept secrets! Vigorous and easy to grow, this Oriental vegetable can be picked as baby leaves in as little as 25 days, or left to grow on for tall, leafy heads of up to 200g (7oz), in just 60 days from sowing. With excellent heat and frost tolerance, Komatsuna 'Carlton' can be grown all year round, withstanding British summers well and making a superb greenhouse crop for winter and spring cultivation. These tasty Komatsuna leaves have a mild Brassica flavour and are delicious steamed, stir-fried, or enjoyed raw in salads. Height and spread: 25cm (10").
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    • 1 packet (250 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.49

Tomato 'Green Envy' F1 Hybrid

Solanum lycopersicum L.

  • New in 2014

Cordon

Don't be put off by their colour, you'll love their taste! These grape-sized cherry-tomatoes are an unusual bright green colour, becoming slightly translucent when ripe. Tomato 'Green Envy' has a delicate, sweet flavour, making a colourful and delicious addition to salads and roasted vegetable dishes. The flavoursome 30g (1oz) fruits are produced in abundance from mid-summer through to the autumn. 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 (8 tomato seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.49

Penstemon cobaea 'Wedding Bells'

  • New in 2014
A first year flowering perennial, Penstemon cobaea 'Wedding Bells' combines some of the best penstemons from T&M's own breeding programme. Satin, bell-shaped flowers in a variety of bright colours and patterns are carried over a particularly long flowering period, above glossy, semi-evergreen foliage. A fantastic alternative to Antirrhinums (snapdragons) in annual bedding schemes, these compact penstemon plants boast large flowers and superb weather resistance. Easy to maintain, these hardy perennials are also attractive to bees. Height: 50cm (18"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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Gardening news: Move over marigolds... new bedding plants fly in the face of tradition

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    • 1 packet (50 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.99

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: By end of April 2014
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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.


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Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (30 cauliflower seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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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)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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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.


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Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (80 bean seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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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)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.99

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)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.49