Petunia’s can’t be beaten for their versatility or flower power. It is for this reason Thompson & Morgan have picked them as their top genus for 2016. There have been some vast improvements made by the plant breeder including their weather resilience as managing director Paul Hansord explained to Ken Crowther.
One of the real stars of the new Thompson & Morgan catalogue is a brand new vegetable – egg and chips a combination of the aubergine or egg plant and potato. Michael Perry from Thompson and Morgan told Ken Crowther there is potential for more duo vegetables in the future.
Thompson & Morgan are known for their plug plants which can be as small as your little finger up to something you can hold in the palm of your hand. Under a new direction they are moving into mature plant stock, plants in 3 to 5 litre pots as Graham Ward told Ken Crowther.
There’s no reason to let your allotment or vegetable plot remain empty through the winter months. There are loads of winter vegetables to grow including garlic, onions and shallots as Thompson & Morgan’s vegetable man Colin Randall explained to Ken Crowther.
If you want your garden to be filled with colour next spring, now is a great time to plant spring flowering bulbs before the colder weather sets in. Kris Collins from Thompson and Morgan spoke to Ken Crowther about the best times to plant.