I got a lovely big package arrive from Thompson and Morgan filled with gardening, allotment and veg patch goodies!
Thompson and Morgan have been established since 1855 providing home gardeners with mail order seeds and gardening supplies. They have over 150 years of horticultural knowledge and expertise. Thompson and Morgan first started back in 1855 in Ipswich in Suffolk. Go to http://www.thompson-morgan.com/ to read their interesting history. From the first seed catalogue being produced things have expanded-now you can get anything from bulbs to fruit trees or even seed potatoes.
Thompson and Morgan have a great blog with interesting articles and posts including tips and information for beginner gardeners and growers. Thompson and Morgan also have a series of links for special collections-RHS seeds, Kew Garden collection and the Alan Titchmarsh Range.
Inside my particular parcel was a paper potter (photos above show it in action!), Envirofleece with tri-pegs and a vast selection of their seeds to try out over the next coming months.
The Envirofleece can be used to help protect your veg patch from hard frost and give plants a helping hand to grow stronger and faster. The Tri-pegs assist in anchoring down the fleece in the required position. The fleece provides all year round protection for seedlings and plants as needed by the gardener. I am looking forward to using this with my early spring veg outside in the coming months to give them assistance in this tough weather we are having!
The Paper Potter is used to make small free pots for your seedlings. Its a great way of using up old newspaper and having biodegradable pots which can go straight into the soil to be planted after they have grown. As you can see from the pictures above I have been having a good practice with mine and prepared a lot of paper pots to use to straight off some of our seeds inside in the warmth before transferring them outside to the plot.
The seed selection sent by Thompson and Morgan is a grand variety and includes all the staples that a kitchen garden or any budding allotmenteer should have. Seeds ranging from peppers, courgettes, carrots through to peas and cherry tomatoes! I can’t wait to get started with planting all of these lovely seeds! We are planning the allotment as we speak-what goes where etc. All in all I am very excited about using these products and they come with great instructions and further details provided with them.
If you would to take a gander at their site to have a look for some seeds, garden supplies or allotment information books here is the link: http://www.thompson-morgan.com/