Thompson & Morgan says it has seen a strong start to sales from its newly-launched 2019 mail order seed range. Flower of the Year, Nasturtium ‘Orchid Flame’, Beet Morello and Tomato ‘Sweet Success’ are all proving popular with gardeners eager to prepare for next season.
Left: T&M Flower of the Year Nasturtium ‘Orchid Flame’. Right: Beetroot Morello. Photo credit: Thompson & Morgan
New retail ranges
Back in April, Thompson & Morgan announced partnerships with Mr. Men Little Miss and with the National Trust. Officially launched at the Hampton Court Flower Show, the Mr. Men Little Miss retail seed range is selling well in garden centres and other retail outlets.
Joseph Cordy, Head of B2B Sales at Thompson & Morgan said: “We’re so pleased at how well this new range of seeds is being received by the gardening public. Our partnership with one of the best known and loved children’s brands seems to be inspiring gardeners young and old to get growing from seed.”
Left: Mr. Men Little Miss range details from T&M retail brochure. Right: National Trust range details from T&M retail brochure. Photo credit: Thompson & Morgan
The National Trust seed range is due to launch in early October and will be available via a variety of retail channels. Both new seed ranges will continue to grow and develop with exciting plans to add further products to them.
Long hot summer
The Floral Fantasia garden at RHS Garden Hyde Hall near Chelmsford, has been one of the horticultural highlights of the year. Thompson & Morgan’s display of thousands of bedding plants created a colourful spectacle which was visited and admired by many of the over 135,000 visitors to RHS Garden Hyde Hall this summer. Last week, staff from Thompson & Morgan and the RHS cleared the garden as the displays had started to fade from their former glory.
Peter Freeman, T&M’s New Product Development Manager, who oversaw the design, planting and maintenance of the Floral Fantasia garden, said:
“We’ve been astounded at the success of the Floral Fantasia garden. The feedback from visitors has been extraordinarily positive. People have commented on the fantastic colour and the sheer quantity of varieties of plant featured in the garden.
The long hot summer was a challenge in many ways, but also meant that the plants filled out and came on quickly to produce the amazing displays that everyone has enjoyed.”
Left: T&M’s Floral Fantasia garden in July. Right: View of the garden area following the clear down last week. Photo credit: Thompson & Morgan
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