THE POTTING SHED UK Jan/Feb Issue 2014 - Page 12

With Christmas over and a new year beginning, Thompson & Morgan is looking forward to a bumper year in gardens up and down the country. So what are the hot tips for 2014 in the plant world? In 1st place - the real ‘must have’ plant for 2014 is

Thompson & Morgan’s breeding phenomenon, the fabulous TomTato™. Interest in this amazing innovation has been immense - it’s been featured in the press all around the world.

Thompson & Morgan says that orders are coming in thick and fast for this fabulous plant which produces tomatoes above ground and potatoes below! Also featuring significantly in both of Thompson & Morgan’s

New Year’s Honours Lists are gardeners’ favourites - begonias.

The company’s Big Begonia Revival (www.bigbegoniarevival.com) gets off to a great start with ‘Fragrant Falls Improved’, ‘Lotto Mixed’, Begonia ‘Raspberry

Cream’ and ‘Apricot Shades’ all making an appearance in the horticultural honours list.

Thompson & Morgan is predicting a revolution in hanging baskets this summer. Cascading begonias will be leading

the way, followed closely by the fabulous petunias ‘Surfinia’, ‘Crazytunia’ and ‘Frills & Spills’. Patio pots and FlowerPouches™ will be in for a treat too; Lobelia ‘T&M’s

Choice’, a new and improved mix, exclusive to Thompson & Morgan is so versatile - it works just as well in containers as it does in borders. Gardeners looking for a clematis that

really delivers in terms of flower power, should consider Clematis ‘Top to Bottom’. No more bare lower stems with this variety; as the name suggests, it produces flowers all the

way up the plant! Always on the look-out for plants with bigger and better blooms, Thompson & Morgan brings a couple of ‘jumbo’ choices to gardeners looking for some big impact. Begonia ‘Whopper’ and spectacular Giant Flowered Fuchsia are

conspicuous in their size compared to regular varieties. They’re also surprisingly good value.

For full details on all of Thompson & Morgan’s Hall of Fame varieties and Hot Tips for 2014,

see www.thompsonmorgan.com

or call 0844 573 1818 for a free catalogue.

Plants that consistently stand the test of time and are always featured amongst customers’ favourites.

1. Begonia ‘Apricot Shades Improved’

2. New Guinea Impatiens ‘Divine’

3. Giant Flowered Fuchsias

4. Trailing ‘Surfinia’ Petunia

5. Antirrhinum ‘Madame Butterfly’ F1

6. Begonia ‘Lotto Mixed’

7. Geranium ‘T&M’s Choice’

8. Lobelia ‘T&M’s Choice’

9. Petunia ‘Frills & Spills’

10. Tomato Sungold

New and exciting varieties everyone will want in their garden in 2014.

1. TomTato™

2. Begonia ‘Fragrant Falls Improved’

3. Petunia ‘Crazytunia’ Collection

4. Begonia ‘Raspberry Cream’

5. ‘Tasty Pansy F1’ Collection

6. Penstemon ‘Wedding Bells’

7. Begonia ‘Whopper’ Mixed

8. Clematis ‘Top to Bottom’

9. Begonia ‘Apricot Shades Patio Improved’

10. Petunia ‘Black Night’

Thompson & Morgan’s New Year’s Honours List