Exclusive blooms to buy now
Summer may not be over yet but the gardening companies have to work well ahead – some of the new seed ranges for 2020 are in the garden centres now!
Thompson & Morgan’s new retail range arrived on the shelves last month, with more than 50 new seed varieties being launched for the second year in a row.
Heading the parade of new blooms is:
Zinnia Queeny Mixed
This unusual mix is billed as T&M’s 2019/20 Flower of the Year. It has unusual chocolate-lime colouring and large double blooms that sit above tall, upright stems which emerge in shades of cocoa brown before gradually fading to lime green. Height: 60-80cm (24-31”), price £3.49.
Cosmos Apricot Lemonade
A breakthrough from T&M’s breeding programme, blooms open in a shade of soft apricot with a pale lavender underside, before fading to a pale creamy yellow. The mauve-pink ring around the centre of each bloom adds a lovely extra detail. Height: 50-70cm (20-27″), price £2.49.
Nasturtium Baby Deep Rose
Unusual deep rosy-pink blooms set this gorgeous variety apart from traditional types. Easy to grow, ideal for filling pots, hanging baskets, or as ground cover. Height: 30-35cm (12-14″), price £2.99.
One of the new products launched for next season is incredicoir, which will be very useful for gardeners like me who have to take their gardening centre purchases home on the bus or pay to have them delivered.
It’s the latest in the incredi range – a coir block which makes up to the equivalent of a 10-litre bag of peat-free compost once water is added, price £4.99.
T&M’s Joseph Cordy said: “We’re thrilled to be offering this fantastic range for next season – and we’ve managed to also hold our seed prices for the second year in a row which is a great bonus for all our customers”.
For more information, visit the online catalogue at www.thompson-morgan.com or visit larger garden centres and DIY stores.