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'Runner Beans'

Runner Bean 'White Emergo' - Duchy Originals Organic Seeds - 1 packet (25 runner bean seeds)

Runner Bean 'White Emergo' - Duchy Originals Organic Seeds - 1 packet (25 runner bean seeds)

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This heavy yielding variety produces delicate white flowers that make a particularly attractive addition to the vegetable garden. Awarded an RHS AGM, Runner Bean 'White Emergo' forms long, smooth pods with a superb flavour when picked while they are young and tender. This vigorous variety copes well even under adverse weather conditions. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 30cm (12").


Companion planting: Try growing runner beans with sweet peas to attract pollinating insects to the flowers, and Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


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Price: £0.99

Runner Bean 'Scarlet Emperor' - 1 packet (40 runner bean seeds)

Runner Bean 'Scarlet Emperor' - 1 packet (40 runner bean seeds)

Heavy crops of smooth textured, dark-green pods, each reaching 30-37cm (12-15") in length. Red flowered Runner Bean 'Scarlet Emperor' is excellent for freezing and for exhibition. Runner beans are a good source of Vitamin C, folate and iron, and have a high fibre content. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 30cm (12").

Companion planting: Try growing runner beans with sweet peas to attract pollinating insects to the flowers, and Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


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Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Price: £2.99

Runner Bean 'Benchmaster' - 1 packet (40 runner bean seeds)

Runner Bean 'Benchmaster' - 1 packet (40 runner bean seeds)

A top quality, red flowered British-bred variety producing pods of over 40cm (16") in length. Abundant crops of pods hang in clusters and are fleshy, but slender, smooth and straight. For exhibition, thin to one pod per flower stem to increase the length of each bean. Runner beans are a good source of Vitamin C, folate and iron, and have a high fibre content. Runner Bean 'Benchmaster' is also suitable for freezing. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 30cm (12").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.


Companion planting: Try growing runner beans with sweet peas to attract pollinating insects to the flowers, and Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


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Price: £3.69

Runner Bean 'Firestorm' - 1 packet (40 runner bean seeds)

Runner Bean 'Firestorm' - 1 packet (40 runner bean seeds)

The first completely self fertile scarlet-flowered runner bean! Runner Bean 'Firestorm' produces stringless beans which are slightly thicker, sweeter and more tender than other varieties. This superb runner bean will even set in high temperatures or poor weather, so you can be sure of good crops throughout the summer. With its excellent garden performance and attractive scarlet flowers it no wonder that this variety was given a Gardening Which Award. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 30cm (12").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.


Companion planting: Try growing runner beans with sweet peas to attract pollinating insects to the flowers, and Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


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Price: £3.69

Maypole Plant & Vegetable Support - 1 x plant & vegetable support

Maypole Plant & Vegetable Support - 1 x plant & vegetable support

If you are looking for a support for your annual climbing plants that is flexible in its size and layout then the Maypole Plant & Vegetable Support is the ideal solution. A height of up to 2.2 metres, 8 strings with a simple to use hook-on system and ground pegs mean you can make a tall and slender cone for your runner beans or a wider and shorter structure for best displaying your sweet peas. At the end of the season it can very easily be taken down and stored ready for next year. An all round, versatile garden product that will prove itself be be a most invaluable tool for your beds, borders, raised beds and allotments.

Price: £7.00

Runner Bean 'Lady Di' - 1 packet (40 runner bean seeds)

Runner Bean 'Lady Di' - 1 packet (40 runner bean seeds)

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Enjoy heavy crops of tender runner beans over a long season. Runner Bean 'Lady Di' is a red flowered variety producing completely stringless, 30cm (12") long pods. These delicious beans are particularly fleshy due to their very slow seed development, resulting in superb quality beans. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 30cm (12").

Companion planting: Try growing runner beans with sweet peas to attract pollinating insects to the flowers, and Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


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Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Price: £3.69

Vegetable Seed Collection - 4 packets of vegetable seed (1 of each variety)

Vegetable Seed Collection - 4 packets of vegetable seed (1 of each variety)

Harvest the most delicious fresh vegetables from your very own garden. This fantastic value collection of seeds chosen for their full flavour, strong yields and excellent disease and pest resistance includes the following delicious varieties.

A. Runner Bean 'Firestorm' - The striking scarlet flowers are nothing compared with the thicker, sweeter and more tender runner beans produced by this incredible self-fertile variety. Easy to grow and thrives in poor weather or high temperatures ensuring good crops right through the summer. Height: 3m (10"). Spread: 30cm (12")

B. Courgette 'Defender' - Firm, heavy and solid mid-green courgettes with bumper yields, the most flavourful courgette we have ever tasted. Massive crops deliver twice as many vegetables as many other varieties, and with an open habit the delicious crops are so easy to harvest.Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 90cm (36")

C. Beetroot 'Boltardy' - Among the best known and most popular varieties, Beetroot 'Boltardy' produces the most fantastically sweet, deep red globe shaped roots. You will be astonished by the superb, tender, ring free flesh. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").

D. Carrot 'Flyaway'- Our favourite, developed especially for its resistance to Carrot Root Fly along with an incredible sweet flavour. Boasting blunt ended roots and wonderful smooth skin in the most vibrant orange. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").

Price: £4.99

Runner Bean 'Wisley Magic' - RHS endorsed vegetable seeds - 1 packet (40 runner bean seeds)

Runner Bean 'Wisley Magic' - RHS endorsed vegetable seeds - 1 packet (40 runner bean seeds)

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A red flowered RHS AGM variety producing long, smooth, slender pods that easily reach 35cm (14") long. The heavy yields are best picked while young and tender to ensure a long cropping period. Although the pods of Runner Bean 'Wisley Magic' are not completely stringless, they have a low fibre content and a superior flavour - that 'old fashioned' runner bean taste. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 30cm (12").

These vegetable seeds are endorsed by the RHS.

Companion planting: Try growing runner beans with sweet peas to attract pollinating insects to the flowers, and Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


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Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Price: £3.99

Runner Bean 'Tenderstar' - 1 packet (30 runner bean seeds)

Runner Bean 'Tenderstar' - 1 packet (30 runner bean seeds)

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  • Fabulous flavour and exceptionally tender

The first of its kind! A unique red and pink bicolour variety from 15 years of British breeding. Runner Bean 'Tenderstar' combines the valuable characteristics of French beans with those of runner beans, resulting in extra smooth, very fleshy, stringless pods with an exceptionally tender texture and true runner bean flavour. Being virtually self setting, this prolific variety produces masses of 20cm (8") long pods throughout the summer, whatever the weather. With its unusual coloured flowers this attractive runner bean is equally at home in the flower border as well as the vegetable plot. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 30cm (12").


Companion planting: Try growing runner beans with sweet peas to attract pollinating insects to the flowers, and Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


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Price: £3.69

Runner Bean 'Moonlight' - 1 packet (45 runner bean seeds)

Runner Bean 'Moonlight' - 1 packet (45 runner bean seeds)

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  • The answer to gardeners' prayers - guaranteed to set beans in any weather!

A major breakthrough in British runner bean breeding, offering predominantly self setting plants for a guaranteed crop. This profusely white-flowering variety combines the valuable characteristics of French beans with those of runner beans, resulting in extra smooth, very fleshy, stringless pods up to 25cm (10") long, with a great texture and true runner bean taste. The vastly improved flower setting of Runner Bean ‘Moonlight’ means an earlier and continual crop even during poor weather. Height: 3m (10’). Spread: 30cm (12").


Companion planting: Try growing runner beans with sweet peas to attract pollinating insects to the flowers, and Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


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Price: £3.99 - £4.99

Runner Bean 'Polestar' - 1 packet (40 runner bean seeds)

Runner Bean 'Polestar' - 1 packet (40 runner bean seeds)

British bred for high yields and reliability, Runner Bean 'Polestar' has become a gardeners' favourite. The stringless, fleshy pods are produced in clusters of fleshy, flavoursome beans reaching 25cm (10") in length. This variety is early to flower and crops well over a long season. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 30cm (12").

Companion planting: Try growing runner beans with sweet peas to attract pollinating insects to the flowers, and Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


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Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Price: £2.99

Root Trainers - 32 cell model

Root Trainers - 32 cell model

Give Sweet Peas, Broad & Runner Beans the perfect start and the best possible root system. 12cm cells plus a propagating lid.

Price: £9.99

Top Bean Collection - 4 packets (195 bean seeds in total)

Top Bean Collection - 4 packets (195 bean seeds in total)

Thompson & Morgan's Vegetable Product Manager, Colin Randel has specially selected four of our best bean varieties to include in this special collection. These superb beans provide excellent yields over a long cropping period with a delicious home-grown flavour.


  • Collection includes 1 packet each of:
  • Dwarf Bean Opera: - This early maturing Kenyan-type produces heavy crops of slim, dark green 10cm (4") stringless pods over a long cropping season.
  • Broad Bean De Monica: - (White seeded). The earliest maturing broad bean variety from a spring sowing, giving high yields of 15cm (6") pods filled with 4-5 large seeds per pod.
  • Runner Bean Firestorm: - The first scarlet-flowered runner bean that is completely self fertile, producing sweet and tender stringless beans.
  • Runner Bean Snowstorm: - A higher percentage of 'self setting' than 'Moonlight' with pure white flowers that looks equally at home in the flower border as well as the vegetable plot.

Price: £9.99

Runner Bean 'St George' - 1 packet (40 runner bean seeds)

Runner Bean 'St George' - 1 packet (40 runner bean seeds)

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A British bred bean, well deserving of its RHS AGM. This bicoloured red and white flowered variety produces particularly heavy yields of pale green, 30cm (12") long pods. Crops from Runner Bean 'St George' are earlier and of superior quality when compared to Runner Bean 'Painted Lady'. Harvest the smooth, fleshy beans regularly for a continuous crop throughout the summer. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 30cm (12").


Companion planting: Try growing runner beans with sweet peas to attract pollinating insects to the flowers, and Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


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Price: £3.69

Runner Bean 'White Lady' - 1 packet (30 runner bean seeds)

Runner Bean 'White Lady' - 1 packet (30 runner bean seeds)

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A premier variety in every way! Vigorous, high yielding plants produce the most tender, thick, succulent pods you have ever tasted. The delicious long, mid green beans of Runner Bean ‘White Lady’ are stringless with a wonderful smooth texture. These white flowered plants are less prone to bird attack than their red flowered cousins, and set well, even in high temperatures, guaranteeing a plentiful crop. Height: 3m (10’). Spread: 30cm (12”).


Companion planting: Try growing runner beans with sweet peas to attract pollinating insects to the flowers, and Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


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Price: £3.69

Runner Bean 'Celebration' - 1 packet (40 runner bean seeds)

Runner Bean 'Celebration' - 1 packet (40 runner bean seeds)

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This RHS AGM variety is particularly high yielding, producing an abundance of tender beans with an excellent flavour. The pods of Runner Bean 'Celebration' are fleshy, straight, smooth, and almost stringless when young. With its pretty peach-pink flowers this attractive runner bean will look equally at home in your vegetable plot or your flower borders. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 30cm (12").


Companion planting: Try growing runner beans with sweet peas to attract pollinating insects to the flowers, and Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


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Price: £3.99

Runner Bean 'Red Rum' - 1 packet (40 runner bean seeds)

Runner Bean 'Red Rum' - 1 packet (40 runner bean seeds)

This early cropping variety produces an abundance of 20cm (8") pods and very little foliage making them easier to spot when harvesting. The succulent pods will set under almost all weather conditions to ensure good yields. With its excellent tolerance to Halo Blight, Runner Bean 'Red Rum' makes a good choice for organic gardeners. (Please Note: Seed saved from this hybrid will not come true.) Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 30cm (12").

Companion planting: Try growing runner beans with sweet peas to attract pollinating insects to the flowers, and Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


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Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Price: £3.69

Runner Bean 'Enorma' - 1 packet (40 runner bean seeds)

Runner Bean 'Enorma' - 1 packet (40 runner bean seeds)

This reliable favourite produces huge early yields of enormous, smooth, slender pods of up to 50cm (20") in length, from July to October. Awarded an RHS Award of Garden Merit, this delicious runner bean is popular for its excellent flavour, as well as its exhibition quality beans that are perfect for entering in the local horticultural show! Runner bean 'Enorma' is also suitable for freezing. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 30cm (12").

Companion planting: Try growing runner beans with sweet peas to attract pollinating insects to the flowers, and Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


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Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Price: £3.69

Norfolk Greenhouses Runner Bean Stand - 1 runner bean stand

Norfolk Greenhouses Runner Bean Stand - 1 runner bean stand

Runner beans are great at 'running' but they sometimes need a bit of help when it comes to climbing! This plant stand is ideally suited to such vegetables, for their stems can be fixed to the pre-drilled holes in its galvanised steel frame using string, wire or netting.

What's more, the frame can be easily collapsed and the string, wire or netting left in place for the next season, making it easy to store when not in use during the winter months. Perhaps its biggest advantage is that it can be transported quickly, allowing for easy crop rotation without any worries about moving and reassembling canes. The Runner Bean Stand is thus an efficient, effective and affordable choice for keen gardeners.

Product Dimensions: Height: 1.7m (5'8"), Length: 1.8m (5'11").

Price: £24.99

Runner Bean 'Jackpot Mixed' - 1 packet (20 runner bean seeds)

Runner Bean 'Jackpot Mixed' - 1 packet (20 runner bean seeds)

The latest in British breeding! Dwarf Runner Bean 'Jackpot Mixed' produces stringless, tender pods of an outstanding quality on short compact plants - a major advance in habit and bean quality on previous dwarf varieties. The attractive flowers, which include pink, white, red, and red-and-white bicolour are produced in abundance, creating a stunning display on the vegetable plot or in patio containers. Thanks to their sturdy, compact growth these runner bean plants require no support, simply harvest them regularly for a long season of delicious crops. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 30cm (12").


Companion planting: Try growing runner beans with sweet peas to attract pollinating insects to the flowers, and Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


Useful links:

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Price: £3.69

Runner Bean 'Hestia' (Dwarf) - 1 packet (30 runner bean seeds)

Runner Bean 'Hestia' (Dwarf) - 1 packet (30 runner bean seeds)

A superb variety that is ideal for small gardens and large containers, reaching only 45cm (18") tall. Dwarf Runner Bean 'Hestia' produces good yields of long, straight, stringless pods with a good flavour. This attractive, bicoloured variety begins cropping early in the season, carrying the pods above the soil to avoid disease. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").


Companion planting: Try growing runner beans with sweet peas to attract pollinating insects to the flowers, and Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


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Price: £3.69

Wig Wam Cane Grips - 2 supports

Wig Wam Cane Grips - 2 supports

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An easy way to support canes for Runner Beans and Sweet Peas.

Price: £8.99 - £12.99

Runner Bean 'Snowstorm' - 1 packet (40 runner bean seeds)

Runner Bean 'Snowstorm' - 1 packet (40 runner bean seeds)

A tasty self setting variety, Runner Bean 'Snowstorm' is the white-flowered counterpart of 'Firestorm'. Produced by the same British breeding programme as the popular Runner Bean 'Moonlight', but showing improvements with a higher percentage of 'self setting' and a larger pod than 'Moonlight'. With its pure white flowers, this attractive variety looks equally at home in the flower border as well as the vegetable plot. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 30cm (12").


Companion planting: Try growing runner beans with sweet peas to attract pollinating insects to the flowers, and Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


Useful links:

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Price: £3.69 - £5.99

Runner Bean 'Millionaire' (Dwarf) - 1 packet (20 runner bean seeds)

Runner Bean 'Millionaire' (Dwarf) - 1 packet (20 runner bean seeds)

By popular demand we have separated the pink flowered variety from our popular Dwarf Jackpot Mixed to launch Runner Bean Millionaire. This highly decorative form produces stringless, tender pods of an outstanding quality on short compact plants - perfect where lack of space prevents traditional runner bean growing. The attractive pink blooms are produced in abundance, creating a stunning display on the vegetable plot or in patio containers. Thanks to their sturdy, compact growth these runner bean plants require no support, simply harvest them regularly for a long season of delicious crops. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Price: £2.99

Runner Bean 'Desiree' - 1 packet (40 runner bean seeds)

Runner Bean 'Desiree' - 1 packet (40 runner bean seeds)

A very heavy cropping runner bean that crops well even in dry conditions. Runner Bean 'Desiree' produces long, broad pods up to 30cm (12") in length that are completely stringless. The beans of this white flowered variety produce few seeds, making them particularly flashy and flavoursome. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 30cm (12").


Companion planting: Try growing runner beans with sweet peas to attract pollinating insects to the flowers, and Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


Companion planting: Try growing runner beans with sweet peas to attract pollinating insects to the flowers, and Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


Useful links:

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Price: £3.99

VegTrug™ Patio Planter - 1 patio planter (racing green)

VegTrug™ Patio Planter - 1 patio planter (racing green)

The VegTrug™ Patio Planter is an obelisk style, brightly coloured felt planter that is designed for climbing plants. It can be used to grow vertical growing vegetables, such as runner beans and peas, or climbing flowers such as Clematis and Sweet Peas. It is very easy to put together, and is delivered in a box and makes an ideal gardening gift. It will add instant height and colour to a garden patio, decking or balcony.

The Patio Planter is made from felt (including the base) and is available in the following colours: Racing Green, Lime Green, Purple, Red.

Product dimensions: Height: 153cm, Width: 30cm, Depth: 30cm.

Price: £14.99

Bean Collection - 3 packets - 1 of each variety (145 bean seeds in total)

Bean Collection - 3 packets - 1 of each variety (145 bean seeds in total)

Thompson & Morgan's Bean collection comprises one packet each of: Climbing Bean Cobra, Dwarf Bean Opera and Runner Bean White Lady.


Companion planting: Try growing French beans with Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


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Price: £7.99

Wig Wam Cane Support - 1 support

Wig Wam Cane Support - 1 support

Price: £1.99

VegTrug™ Wall Hugger (Medium) + �50 of FREE Seed - 1 medium wall hugger

VegTrug™ Wall Hugger (Medium) + �50 of FREE Seed - 1 medium wall hugger

  • VegTrugs™ have been out in the market place for over 5 years now and with the correct care and maintenance your VegTrug™ will last just as well
If you have a narrow patio, decking or other outdoor space and would like to grow some fruit and vegetables, the VegTrug™ Wall Hugger (Medium) is a a fantastic option. It has been designed to be placed in front of a wall or fence, and a selection of fruit and veg can be grown in it. Using a wall trellis or fence, runner beans and peas can be grown vertically and its deep V shape trough allows for deep rooted produce, such as carrots, to grow. It can also be used to plant a herb garden, right outside your kitchen door!

The VegTrug™ Wall Hugger has a pre-formed liner to protect the wooden frame from damp soil and the feet have plastic covers to protect from wet ground. It is a height which is suitable for wheelchair users to access. The planter can hold 310 Litres of compost. It is sent flat packed for easy assembly.

Please note, Wall Hugger (medium) and VegTrug™ Wall Hugger Greenhouse Frame and PE Cover are purchased separately.

With this VegTrug™ you will also receive �50 worth of lucky dip flower and vegetable seed for FREE.

Product dimensions: Width: 180cm, Depth: 46cm, Height: 80cm.

Price: £149.99

VegTrug™ Wall Hugger (Small) + �50 of FREE Seed - 1 small wall hugger

VegTrug™ Wall Hugger (Small) + �50 of FREE Seed - 1 small wall hugger

  • VegTrugs™ have been out in the market place for over 5 years now and with the correct care and maintenance your VegTrug™ will last just as well
VegTrug™ Wall Hugger (Small) is a vegetable planter that has been designed for small or narrow spaces. It can be placed in front of a wall or fence for vertical growing. It is ideal for growing some runner beans and peas up a trellis as well as some fruit and veg, such as strawberries and lettuce. Also, the container is V shaped, which allows for deep rooted produce, such as carrots, to be grown.

It is made from sustainable timber, with a membrane liner inside to protect the wood from damp soil. The feet are protected with plastic covers, and it is a working height suitable for wheelchair access. The VegTrug™ has a capacity of 170ltr of compost.

Please note, Wall Hugger (Small) and VegTrug™ Wall Hugger Greenhouse Frame and PE Cover are purchased separately.

With this VegTrug™ you will also receive �50 worth of lucky dip flower and vegetable seed for FREE.

Product dimensions: Width: 100cm, Depth: 46cm, Height: 80cm.

Price: £99.99

VegTrug™ VegTrellis Frame - 1 VegTrellis frame (lime green)

VegTrug™ VegTrellis Frame - 1 VegTrellis frame (lime green)

The VegTrug™ VegTrellis is a perfect accessory for any VegTrug™, fitting both the Classic, Wall Hugger, Liberty and Aluminium and Poppy products. These bright coloured, powder coated steel frames are perfect for all climbing plants including peas and dwarf runner beans. They can be clipped together and positioned as an a-frame for plants to grow either side, or placed singularly for one row of climbing plants.

Please note, VegTrellis and VegTrug™ illustrated are purchased separately.

Product Dimensions: Height: 80cm, Width: 38cm, Depth: 73cm.

Available in the following colours: Lime Green and Red.

Price: £14.99