It’s that time of year again when the evenings start closing in, the flower displays begin to fade and the signs of summer ending become ever more evident. But it also means that it’s that glorious time of year when the arrival of the Suttons Seeds Annual Seed Catalogue is almost upon us! So what better way to celebrate than with a sneak peek preview of what you can find inside the glorious vintage cover of the 2016 Suttons Seed Catalogue.
James Wong is back with a new range of seeds to go alongside his best-selling Grow For Flavour book. Personally tried and tasted by James, the varieties in this range have not only been chosen for their incredible taste, they are also easy to grow. Amongst the range are Nasturtium leaves. Unfairly relegated to the flower border for over a hundred years, the peppery leaves, watercress flavoured flowers and crispy seed pods, perfect for adding to salads. If you enjoy chilli peppers hot but don’t want the mouth searing heat of some of our hottest chillies , then Serrano is for you. The badass little brother of the
Jalapeno, Serrano has a similar flavour but ramps up the heat to make this a medium hot chilli. Salsola, also known as Land Seaweed, is an Italian salad leaf that are crisp on the outside but curiously succulent and slippery within massive in Japan this easy to grow plant responds well to repeated clippings and is definitely worth a try.
If you love to grow you own tomatoes but often find yourself disappointed when blight strikes ruining your crop then Crimson Crush is for you. Exclusive to Suttons and now available as seeds for this year, be one of the first grow the first fully blight resistant tomato, combined with an unbeatable taste. Bred using natural methods it has full resistance to all strains of blight currently found in the UK. With exceptionally tasting, large, round fruit, this is the tomato everyone should be growing this year..
This year we are proud to be supporting Cancer Research UK with a range of Garden For Life seeds, because being active isn’t just about running or going to the gym. It can include walking, housework or gardening and keeping active could help prevent thousands of cancers in the UK every year. With a range of vegetable twin packs and flowers in shades of pink and white, 25p from the sale of every pack in the range goes to Cancer Research UK.
For 2016 we are celebrating the nations favourite….. the Sweet Pea. And what better way to do this than with the new and exclusive Floribunda Sweet Pea Sublime Scent Mix, a brand new classification of Sweet pea from Suttons. So what is a Floribunda Sweet Pea? Basically a cross between the old fashioned Grandiflora types with small flowers and an exquisite scent and the Spencers type with the larger, beautifully frilled flowers to create the ultimate Sweet Pea – large flowers with a delicious perfume.
If you are looking add a touch of structural elegance to your garden then you can’t go wrong with this range of plant supports, fruit cages and arches from Agriframes to enhance your outdoor space. With over 40 years of expertise, the Agriframes range are of the highest quality and built to last a lifetime and their extensive range has something for everyone. Made of high quality tensile steel tubing, galvanised inside and out to resist corrosion, these items have been tested in gardens across the country and come with a 15 year guarantee.
What could make for a more quintessential English garden than a fruit tree. Chosen by our fruit specialists our trees are of the highest quality and furthermore, easy to grow. Many varieties are also self-fertile, so if space doesn’t permit for you to have the orchard you’ve always dreamed of, then fear not as the need for multiple trees to aid pollination need not be a problem. But if you are finding it difficult to choose just one, then our buy 1 get a 2nd half price offer on all our bare root trees should make the decision making a little easier.
We may be at the end of summer now but that doesn’t mean that it’s too early to be thinking about next spring with our Plan Ahead booklet. Full of all our customer favourites, demand is sure to be high for these plants so avoid the disappointment of missing out and plan ahead! What’s more with our 3 for 2 offer on bedding favourites you can fill your pots, baskets and beds at great value.
To launch our 2016 Seed Catalogue we are also offering our beautiful new limited edition Seed Tin. Perfect for keeping your seeds dry and safe it is based on an original 1871 cover design from our historic archives, which was also the inspiration for this years catalogue cover. We think this is a real collector’s item and it can be yours for only £2 when you order 3 or more packets of seeds.
Happy shopping and have a wonderful year of gardening.