Nasturtium ‘Orchid Flame’
If you’re looking for a summer stunner, this new nasturtium won’t disappoint. Its orchid-like flowers change colour as they mature, emerging as red with yellow splashes and transforming to fully yellow with age. The half-hardy annual is the work of Thompson & Morgan’s in-house breeding. Exclusive to the firm, it mounds up to 30cm (1ft) high and cascades 90-120cm (3-4ft), making it ideal for growing in hanging baskets or scrambling over trellis. T&M says the nasturtium is fast-growing and a magnet for bees, and claims it’s effective at deterring pests when planted close to brassicas, tomatoes and cucumbers. A packet of 20 seeds costs £2.99; www.thompson-morgan.com or 0844 573 1818.