Seed price freeze

Thompson & Morgan has frozen all flower and vegetable seed prices.

Young plants manager Paul Hansord explained: "Under the economic conditions we find ourselves in, this is part of a drive to give better value." Thompson & Morgan has also introduced 32 new lines - 14 flowers, 13 vegetables and five peas and beans. Some of the highlights are:

Two world exclusives are Lathyrus odoratus 'Ballerina Blue' and Nasturtium 'Double Delight Apricot', bred by Sahin. There are also 10 UK exclusives.

Sweet pea 'Ballerina Blue' Award of Garden Merit is Thompson & Morgan's flower of the year 2011. The plant was discovered by customer Charles Welch in 2002.

A new range for 2011 is the Heritage Collection of 30 mainly pre-1950 introductions at £1.99 each, with Tomato Yellow Stuffer at 99p.

In its young plants section, Thompson & Morgan has Petunia 'Phantom', a world exclusive. It is the first black and yellow Petunia.

Another Thompson & Morgan's launch, Rosa 'The One and Only' bred by Meilland, aims to raise £100,000 for a hospice in Ipswich with a £5 contribution per sale to Greenfingers.

There are also 10 new varieties in the Urban Garden Collection, including Aubergine Pinstripe.

Tomato Losetto F1 hybrid has been named as Thompson & Morgan's vegetable seed of the year.


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