The nights are drawing in and the weather is getting colder making it the perfect time to plan your planting for the year ahead. Thompson & Morgan ‘s new seed catalogue has a number of varieties to look out for including their flower of the year the butter-yellow cosmos, ‘Xanthos’ as Michael Perry explained to Ken Crowther.

Next year, 2016 is the year of the cosmos. Rachel Cole seed buyer for Mr Fothergill’s has been trialling different varieties ahead of the event. In particular they have incorporated some of the dwarf and tall varieties to show the different range of colour you get as she told Ken Crowther.