Each of our product pages state how we will dispatch your plants so whether they arrive as bare root plants or plugs you can successfully prepare for their arrival. If you're still a little unsure, take a look at our easy to follow guide below!
Supplied in our exclusive cartridge plug system, the majority of plug plant deliveries will fit through your letterbox, so your plants are delivered as fresh and healthy as the day they left the nursery.
More about our innovative packaging for our plug plants
Exclusive to Thompson & Morgan, the new cartridge plug system allows us to grow the large bulk of our mail-order plug plants by a method identical to commercial nurseries.
As the young plants grow from seed, they are captured by a camera, which detects any gaps caused by non-germinating or weaker plants. The machine then inserts a fresh plant, a job which was previously done by hand. The benefits that this brings include healthier plants of the highest quality and with in-built strength from a young age.
Our new cartridge plug system provides plants with an extra-strong root system, giving them the best start in life. The new, open sided cartridge causes root tips to dehydrate. This is known as 'air-pruning' which encourages the growth of new, lateral fibrous roots. Up to 10 new fibrous roots can appear, meaning better-rooted, stronger plants than ever before!
The slender plastic packaging and layout of the plants also mean that most packages will sail through modern letterboxes, ensuring they arrive as fresh and healthy as possible.
Other Plug pack sizes
Other plant pack sizes
If you're looking for a larger plant, then these sizes could be for you. These plants will need a shorter period of growing, and offer superb value for money. Many of these larger-sized plants are grown from cuttings, which are taken from premium nursery stock.(Plant sizes may vary dependent on variety).
Bare Root Varieties
All of the below will arrive trimmed back, ready for the new season! They will exhibit little signs of new growth (unless evergreen) on arrival with possibly some buds in view.
The bare roots should be planted as soon as possible in the ground as long as the soil is not frozen or waterlogged, if this is the case, do not allow the roots to dry out, place in a large container and cover with damp compost, or wrap the roots in damp cloth. Create a creative backdrop for garden borders making a useful design feature.
Seeds & Bulbs
We have our own on-site laboratory where we test the germination of every variety of seeds and bulbs we offer. Seeds are tested twice in a 12 month period to make sure that germination rates have not diminished. If they have, we drop the variety from our range; simple as that!