Thompson & Morgan has grown considerably since its first seed catalogue was published in 1855, they are now one of the UK’s largest mail order seed and plant companies shipping products from their Suffolk base. The range includes loads of garden ready sized plants as Michael Perry told Ken Crowther.
The greenhouse at Thompson & Morgan in Suffolk is packed with a huge range of plants in various sizes ready to be despatched. The company is known for its plug plants but now they have got bigger with ‘Postiplugs’ which can fit through most letter boxes to garden ready plugs that ready to go outdoors as soon as they are delivered as T&M’s Michael Perry explained to Ken Crowther.
As their top plant for 2016, Thompson and Morgan are showing off their fantastic range of petunia’s in their Petunia Parade with several new varieties in their spring catalogue. They are hoping to inspire UK gardeners and change perceptions of this great plant. Ken Crowther has been finding out more.
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.
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.