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.
A 25-year partnership between Suffolk County Council and Suez is turning the county’s household waste into energy. The site can treat 269,000 tonnes of waste a year, which generate enough electricity to power more than 30,000 homes. Ken Crowther took a tour of the site with Emily Pike to find out more.
The iris collection at Woottens of Wenhaston in Suffolk is under the watchful eye of field manager and iris specialist Gillian Morris. Iris breeders are working to develop better varieties, but in doing so they have changed the shape of the flower as Gillian explained to Ken Crowther.
Woottens of Wenhaston in Suffolk is a large producer of herbaceous plants, producing over 600 different cultivars, with 75% propagated at the nursery. The nursery was established 25-years ago by Michael Loftus as manager Lucy Skinner told Ken Crowther.