From flavoursome vegetables to colourful annual and perennialflowers, Thompson & Morgan's dedicated horticulturalists bringyou traditional varieties, well-loved favourites and a continuousintroduction of exciting new and/or exclusive varieties.PICK OF THE CROP FOR 2012VEGETABLE OF THE YEARMangetout Shiraz - T&M ExclusiveA unique, purple mangetout.Attractive bicoloured flowers formstunning flat, purple pods with adeliciously strong pea flavourwhen eaten raw or in stir-fries.IN YOUR LOCAL DOBBIES CENTRE NOWNo space for vegetables?Look out for the Urban VegetableRange - ideal for small gardens,sowing in pots for the patio orgrowing on a windowsill.From allotments to windowsills, and all sizes of gardensbetween, you're sure to find something to suit your tastein the Thompson & Morgan range
GROW YOUR OWNFollow our easy guide for tasty crops with little effort - you'll enjoy a harvest in no time at allGrowing your own veg may seem a bit daunting, especially if you've never done it before, but there's really nothing to worry about. With plenty of foolproof crops to try, and easy ideas to save both time and money, everyone can reap the benefits of a little homegrown produce. It doesn't take any specialist skills and it's great to get all the family involved. The benefits are massive, of course - nothing beats the taste of freshly harvested produce (it's far better than anything you can buy), you can grow treasures that are tricky to pick up in shops and you have the satisfaction of knowing your food has only travelled from plot to plate. So, what are you waiting for? Pick up some seeds or veg plants in-store now, and the delicious bounty will begin in just a few weeks' time! 10 www.dobbies.com spring/summer 2012Veg forbeginnersDon't be put off if you've only got a small patio or balcony, as you can still grow plenty of produce. Most crops will grow well in containers (although choose plastic ones if possible as they retain lots of moisture) with salads, radishes and beans all performing really well. If you're a sucker for new potatoes, look out for special 'potato sacks' - they're just the thing for growing a delicious crop and take up very little space. Save £3 in-store on the Potato Patio Planter (3 pack) pictured above - it's now only £9.99 (was £12.99).Tight on space ?