Broad Bean The Sutton Thompson & Morgan
An excellent dwarf variety only 30cm (12in) high that produces lots of 13-15cm (5-6in) pods each bearing five small, but deliciously tender beans. Broad Bean The Sutton is very suitable for successional sowings commencing late autumn (under cloches) or late winter/early summer in the open. Ideal for the small garden.
Suitable For Freezing
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Harvest Time: June,July,August
Pea Oasis Thompson & Morgan
The British bred Pea ‘Oasis’ is a wonderful maincrop variety that produces very heavy yields of wonderful quality. They grow to a height of up to 70cm and spread 25cm, the plants bear two blunt ended pods per node, each averaging 8 to 9 succulent deep green peas per pod.
They have a good resistance to pea wilt downy mildew, and are one of the highest yielding varieties available, demonstrating consistent qualities year after year. ‘Oasis’ is reliable and produces heavy crops with a deliciously sweet flavour.
An RHS Award of Garden Merit holder ‘Oasis’ is a normal leafed maincrop that can be sown in succession from March to June. Usually ready 12 to 14 weeks after sowing in normal circumstances it will crop in mid June onwards. The best thing to do is sow the seeds outside in early to mid March, then sow again in late April to early May. The second sowing will extend the cropping season and produce peas every three months.
Position in a sunny location with well drained and rich soil.
Runner Bean Moonlight Thompson & Morgan
A major breakthrough in British breeding of Runner Beans. This unique, profusely white flowering variety combines the beneficial characters of French Beans into Runner Beans. Extra smooth, very fleshy, stringless, 25cm (10in) pods with a great texture and traditional runner bean taste. The vastly improved flower setting means an earlier and continual crop even during poor weather. Dark green foliage.
Pea Kelvedon Wonder Thompson & Morgan
Extremely popular and reliable variety for successional sowings throughout spring, and a particular favourite for June sowings, Pea Kelvedon Wonder produces huge crops of narrow pointed pods in pairs, averaging 7 or 8 succulent peas per pod. RHS AGM winner. Pea Kelvedon Wonder is resistant to Pea Wilt, tolerant to Downy Mildew.
Mangetout Golden Sweet Thompson & Morgan
A tall growing variety with red leaf nodes and lovely mauve flowers followed by deliciously sweet pale golden-yellow, crisp pods. Best picked regularly before the peas swell in the pods, ideal steamed whole or added to stir fries. Mangetout Golden Sweet grows to 210cm (7ft) so needs support.
Ageratum Seeds Blue Mink Suttons
The Ageratum ‘Blue Mink’ is an old variety of flossflower that remains popular today, and for good reason. Compact and uniform, the plant bears large and fluffy, powder blue flowers with a vigorous and open habit. Perfect for adding texture and colour to beds, borders or containers. They are also wonderful for attracting pollinating insects into your garden.
Sow from later winter to mid spring at a temperature of 15-18C in good quality seed compost. Sow on the surface of your compost and firm down gently. Keep your soil moist but not wet and do not exclude any light. Germination will take from 10-15 days.
When your seedlings are large enough to handle, acclimatise them to the cooler outdoor conditions for up to 10 days before planting out. Transplant outdoors in a sheltered and sunny position with moist and well drained soil at a distance of 15-30cm apart.
Gaillardia Goblin Seeds Suttons
Spectacular crimson blooms, edged with yellow. Broad-petalled daisy flowers mostly yellow, flame and red, often edged in bright contrast. Splendid summer border plants, providing material for cutting. HP – Hardy perennial. Height 38cm (15).
Runner Bean Polestar Thompson & Morgan
A British bred, gardeners’ favourite for high yields and reliability. Runner Bean Polestar is early to flower, the vigorous plants produce clusters of 25cm (10in) stringless fleshy pods of good flavour throughout the season. Polestar prefers well-drained, moist, rich soil. RHS AGM winner. Good source of Vitamin C, folate and iron and high in fibre.
Runner Bean Lady Di Thompson & Morgan
‘Lady Di’ is an exceptional scarlet red flowered variety that produces long slim and blemish free pods of the highest quality. The harvest is rich and prolonged. The long slender beans are slow to develop seeds which means the pods can stay on the plant for longer before they become tough, which gives you more time to harvest.
Resistant to disease and a wonderful heat tolerance, they will produce pretty, fiery red flowers which develop into 25 to 30cm long fleshy and stringless beans growing 1.7cm wide. They will remain stringless even when matured.
Winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit ‘Lady Di’ is not only edible but will make a colourful garnish to enjoy, and the pods are delicious when they are young and tender.
Plant in a position with moist, fertile soil in a sunny and sheltered plot. Sow successionally from April to July. If planting outdoors, wait until the last frosts are over.
Sow your seeds early indoors and this will give a faster and more reliable germination rate. Sow at the end of April 4cm deep in 7.5cm pots filled with multipurpose compost. Water and leave to germinate on a sunny windowsill for up to three weeks. Before planting out, put them into a cold frame to acclimatise them to the outdoor conditions.
You can directly sow your bean seeds outdoors from mid may to mid June, sowing 5cm deep next to a cane for support when growing.
This wonderful variety will not only be a new favourite of yours, but will also encourage vital insects into your garden.
Turnip Golden Ball Seeds Suttons
Dwarf, compact plants producing round roots with tender yellow flesh. Very hardy with outstanding keeping qualities. Excellent for storage and exhibition. Recommended by the National Institute of Agricultural Botany.
Ageratum Seeds Timeless Mix Suttons
The Ageratum is a classic mix of flossflowers in shades from pink and lavender through to deep purple, white and blue. They are weather resistance, with powder puff blooms that are supported on tall and long stems. Perfect for filling in gaps in you borders, adding height and texture to informal planting schemes. A wonderful addition to wildlife borders, they are particularly eye catching.
Sow from late winter to mid spring at 15-18C in good seed compost. Sow on the surface of good quality compost and gently firm down. Keep your soil damp but not wet and do not exclude any light as this will help with germination. Germination takes up to 15 days. When your seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant them and grow on in cooler conditions until they are large enough to grow outdoors. When your plants are more established, and there is no risk of frost, acclimatise your plants to outdoor conditions for up to 10 days. Plant out in a sheltered and sunny position with fertile and well drained soil at a distance of up to 30cm apart.